Alte Aare Weg
Alte Aare Weg

Hiking

Alte Aare Weg

Aarberg–Büren an der Aare

Route report
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Alte Aare Weg

Varied and relaxing hike through woodlands and open country along the old Aare - with rich assortment of flora and fauna in the natural reserve. Jewels on the hike are the two traditional country towns Aarberg and Büren on the Aare.
Between Aarberg and Lyss, signposted hiking paths exist on both sides of the quietly flowing water. The riverside woods are reached passing an attractive pond on the way. Today, numerous openings in the area are arable, but the remaining wilderness and untouched areas of the old Aare are still an exceptional delight to the eye. Hikers view impressive bushes, small sectors of pinewood forest, interesting flora, water insects, beaver lodges and a fascinating variety of birds.

Along the beautifully situated path to the outskirts of Lyss, woodland scenery again enhances the way. At the Busswil turnoff the path proceeds alongside the forest for a short time - and then it’s off again right beside the banks of the old Aare to Studen. On the Dotzigen Grien path to Meienried Grien, interchanging pond land-scapes and treeless cuts grant hikers enchanting views - and small dead-straight country roads pave the way to Büren on the Aare with its picturesque rooftops, archways, fountains and taverns.
Varied and relaxing hike through woodlands and open country along the old Aare - with rich assortment of flora and fauna in the natural reserve. Jewels on the hike are the two traditional country towns Aarberg and Büren on the Aare.
Between Aarberg and Lyss, signposted hiking paths exist on both sides of the quietly flowing water. The riverside woods are reached passing an attractive pond on the way. Today, numerous openings in the area are arable, but the remaining wilderness and untouched areas of the old Aare are still an exceptional delight to the eye. Hikers view impressive bushes, small sectors of pinewood forest, interesting flora, water insects, beaver lodges and a fascinating variety of birds.

Along the beautifully situated path to the outskirts of Lyss, woodland scenery again enhances the way. At the Busswil turnoff the path proceeds alongside the forest for a short time - and then it’s off again right beside the banks of the old Aare to Studen. On the Dotzigen Grien path to Meienried Grien, interchanging pond land-scapes and treeless cuts grant hikers enchanting views - and small dead-straight country roads pave the way to Büren on the Aare with its picturesque rooftops, archways, fountains and taverns.
17 km | 1 Stage
120 m | 130 m
4 h 00 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aarberg
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Signalization

Signalization
From Aarberg railway station direction Lyss, past the city centre and on to the old Aare area (start of the natural reserve). Between Aarberg and Lyss, signposted hiking paths exist on both sides of the quietly flowing water. In Lyss the hike continues direction Busswil along the old Aare. And after Busswil, past Zoo Seeteufel (Studen) direction Dotzigen and finally to Büren on the Aare.

Hints

More information «Auf den Spuren der Hugenotten und Waldenser»
Along the river Alte Aare you hike on the Culture Route of the Council of Europe «Auf den Spuren der Hugenotten und Waldenser». Several information panels between Aarberg and Lyss provide information on the biggest shipping accident in Switzerland ever. More information:
www.via-huguenots.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Büren an der Aare
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Contact

Tourismus Biel Seeland
Bahnhofplatz 12
2501 Biel/Bienne
Tel. +41 (0)32 329 84 84
info@biel-seeland.ch
www.biel-seeland.ch

Services

Accommodation

B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
Bargen b. Aarberg
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Aarberg
B&B Känel
B&B Känel
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Schärer
B&B Schärer
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Friedrich
B&B Friedrich
Kappelen
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Studen BE
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Studen BE
Bei Käsers
Bei Käsers
Meienried
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Büren an der Aare
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Places

Aarberg
Aarberg
Lyss
Lyss
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
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Places of interest

Aarberg: once important traffic junction
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
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