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8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route
8 Aare Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Aare Route

Aare Route

Oberwald (Gletsch)–Koblenz
Aare Route

Aare Route

The Aare Route follows the river from the small glacier lake on the Grimselpass until it joins the Rhine. After a racy stretch down the pass road, it passes the Aareschlucht (gorge) and deep lakes on the way to the Mittelland region.
The Aare Route follows the largest Swiss river from the glacier lake on the Grimsepass to the confluence with the Rhine at Koblenz.

A breathtaking descent from the Grimselpass, passing the Aareschlucht, to stunning views over the peaceful Brienzersee to Interlaken, cradle of tourism in the Bernese Oberland. The more open Thunersee takes the Aare to more level ground, the Aaretal, to Bern, the stately capital city, its world-famous arcades sheltered from the rain.

Towards the Seeland, after the Bielersee, the Aare as a constant companion, through Mittelland forests and fields, past power stations and bridge towns. Everything seems to be pushed into the narrow urban ribbon of land at the foot of the Jura: Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses. In between the baroque pearl of Solothurn with its symbolic eleven. But the rural, unhurried Mittelland is always near and nature never far away. Switzerland’s «backyard » is extremely exciting.
The Aare Route follows the river from the small glacier lake on the Grimselpass until it joins the Rhine. After a racy stretch down the pass road, it passes the Aareschlucht (gorge) and deep lakes on the way to the Mittelland region.
The Aare Route follows the largest Swiss river from the glacier lake on the Grimsepass to the confluence with the Rhine at Koblenz.

A breathtaking descent from the Grimselpass, passing the Aareschlucht, to stunning views over the peaceful Brienzersee to Interlaken, cradle of tourism in the Bernese Oberland. The more open Thunersee takes the Aare to more level ground, the Aaretal, to Bern, the stately capital city, its world-famous arcades sheltered from the rain.

Towards the Seeland, after the Bielersee, the Aare as a constant companion, through Mittelland forests and fields, past power stations and bridge towns. Everything seems to be pushed into the narrow urban ribbon of land at the foot of the Jura: Aare and traffic, towns and people, factories and warehouses. In between the baroque pearl of Solothurn with its symbolic eleven. But the rural, unhurried Mittelland is always near and nature never far away. Switzerland’s «backyard » is extremely exciting.
315 km | 7 Stages
Asphalted: 251 km
Natural surface: 64 km
2600 m | 4000 m
medium ((without Grimsel Pass))

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Oberwald
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Arrival / return travel Grimsel Passhöhe
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Arrival / return travel Koblenz
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Furka
Hotel Furka
Oberwald
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Sport u.- Holiday-Camp
Oberwald
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Hotel-Restaurant Alpina
Innertkirchen
Hof Goldey
Hof Goldey
Unterbach BE
Santschi Hof
Santschi Hof
Unterbach BE
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Truwaaje B+B Brienzwiler
Brienzwiler
B+B Wyler
B+B Wyler
Brienz BE
Jugendherberge Brienz
Jugendherberge Brienz
Brienz BE
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Iseltwald
Hotel Walida
Hotel Walida
Bönigen b. Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
TCS Camping Bönigen - Interlaken
Bönigen b. Interlaken
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Interlaken
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Carlton-Europe Hotel
Interlaken
Hotel Artos
Hotel Artos
Interlaken
Hotel Derby Garni
Hotel Derby Garni
Interlaken
Hotel Lötschberg
Hotel Lötschberg
Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Jugendherberge Interlaken
Interlaken
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
TCS Camping Interlaken + RiverLodge
Interlaken
Bed and Breakfast Chalet Schürli Habkern
Bed and Breakfast Chalet Schürli Habkern
Habkern
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Adventure Hostel Interlaken
Unterseen/Interlaken
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Golf- und Strandhotel, Restaurant Neuhaus zum See
Interlaken
Hotel Chalet Swiss
Hotel Chalet Swiss
Interlaken
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Balmer's Herberge und Tent Village
Matten b. Interlaken
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Chalet Hotel Heimat
Wilderswil
Camping Wang
Camping Wang
Beatenberg
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Hotel-Restaruant Kreuz
Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Jugendherberge Leissigen
Leissigen
Camping Stuhlegg
Camping Stuhlegg
Krattigen
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
ABZ Spiez – Hotel Seaside
Spiez
B&B Tschirren
B&B Tschirren
Spiez
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Hotel Restaurant Möve
Faulensee
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Hotel-Motel Löwen
Wimmis
B&B Dragonfly
B&B Dragonfly
Thun
Congress Hotel Seepark
Congress Hotel Seepark
Thun
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
TCS Camping Thunersee + SwissTubes
Gwatt
alpha thun
alpha thun
Thun
Schlupfhof
Schlupfhof
Längenbühl
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Hotel-Restaurant Rössli
Heimberg
B&B Wabern
B&B Wabern
Wabern
Oberulmiz
Oberulmiz
Gasel
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke
Bern
Hostel 77
Hostel 77
Bern
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Hotel Restaurant Bären
Oberbottigen
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Hotel-Pension Marthahaus
Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Jugendherberge Bern
Bern
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
TCS Camping Bern - Eymatt
Hinterkappelen
B&B Maja’s Lodge
B&B Maja’s Lodge
Wohlen b. Bern
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
Bargen b. Aarberg
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Aarberg
B&B Schärer
B&B Schärer
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Friedrich
B&B Friedrich
Kappelen
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Restaurant-Hotel St. Petersinsel
Erlach
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Orvin
Âme-Elie
Âme-Elie
Orvin
B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
Biel/Bienne
Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
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
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Meinisberg
Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
B&B Aarhof
B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Stüdelihof Bellach
Stüdelihof Bellach
Bellach
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
Fischers Herberge
Fischers Herberge
Wangen an der Aare
Hohfuren
Hohfuren
Wangen an der Aare
Restaurant Oberli
Restaurant Oberli
Walliswil bei Niederbipp
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
BnB Hopfengrün, Langenthal-Neuhüsli
Langenthal
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Family Backpacker Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Gasthof zum Wilden Mann
Aarwangen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Gasthof zum Löwen
Murgenthal
BnB Alte Gärtnerei
BnB Alte Gärtnerei
Härkingen
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Kappel SO
Hotel Krone AG
Hotel Krone AG
Aarburg
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Hotel Restaurant Froburg
Wisen
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Hotel Restaurant zur Kapelle
Trimbach
Neumatt Hof
Neumatt Hof
Hauenstein
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Obergösgen
B&B Alegria
B&B Alegria
Lostorf
Gugenhof
Gugenhof
Stüsslingen
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Bed & Breakfast Tuch & Laube
Aarau
BnB Pulverhaus
BnB Pulverhaus
Rohr AG
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Bookable offers

8 Aare Route: Meiringen - Koblenz
8 Aare Route: Meiringen - Koblenz
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Places

Oberwald
Oberwald
Grimselpass
Grimselpass
Guttannen
Guttannen
Innertkirchen
Innertkirchen
Brünigpass
Brünigpass
Meiringen
Meiringen
Brienz
Brienz
Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn
Interlaken
Interlaken
Beatenberg
Beatenberg
Spiez
Spiez
Aeschi b. Spiez
Aeschi b. Spiez
Wimmis
Wimmis
Thun
Thun
Münsingen
Münsingen
Gümligen
Gümligen
Bern
Bern
Kerzers
Kerzers
Aarberg
Aarberg
Biel
Biel
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
Grenchen
Grenchen
Solothurn
Solothurn
Langenthal
Langenthal
Aarwangen
Aarwangen
Olten
Olten
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Aarau
Aarau
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
Lenzburg
Lenzburg
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Bad Zurzach
Bad Zurzach
Koblenz
Koblenz
Waldshut (D)
Waldshut (D)
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Places of interest

Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Rhone Glacier and Ice Grotto
Gelmerbahn
Gelmerbahn
Grimsel Pass trade route
Grimsel Pass trade route
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Technology and nature on Lake Grimsel
Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
Chaltenbrunnen
Chaltenbrunnen
Ballenberg
Ballenberg
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Bike trail Schwanden-Brienz
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Bönigen, a village of woodcarved houses
Amman-Hofer Platz Interlaken
Amman-Hofer Platz Interlaken
Hohbühl Pavillon
Hohbühl Pavillon
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
Harder Kulm - Interlaken's own mountain
The Weissenau near Interlaken
The Weissenau near Interlaken
Beatushöhlen
Beatushöhlen
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
«Port Wimmis» – 3 generations of bridges
Schloss Thun
Schloss Thun
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Lakes of Amsoldingen and Uebeschi
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
Gurten - Bern's home mountain
GurtenTrail
GurtenTrail
Bear Park
Bear Park
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern – a jewel in the bend of the Aare
Bern Historical Museum
Bern Historical Museum
Federal House of Parliament
Federal House of Parliament
Münster Cathedral Bern
Münster Cathedral Bern
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
Pumptrack Weissenstein Park
Rose Garden
Rose Garden
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zeitglocken Turm (Clock Tower) - Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Papiliorama
Papiliorama
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
St. Petersinsel
St. Petersinsel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Wine tasting centre Viniterra Lake Biel
Biel's Historic Centre
Biel's Historic Centre
BielTrail – Downhill Track
BielTrail – Downhill Track
PasquArt Centre
PasquArt Centre
NMB New Museum Biel
NMB New Museum Biel
The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Altreu stork colony
Altreu stork colony
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Wangen a. A. – intersection water & land
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Kunsthaus Langenthal
Museum of Nature Olten
Museum of Nature Olten
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Naturama
Naturama
Lenzburg Castle
Lenzburg Castle
Wildegg Castle
Wildegg Castle
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Mountainbike Park Stone Pit
Baumschulbahn
Baumschulbahn
Habsburg Castle
Habsburg Castle
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
psi forum
psi forum
Axporama
Axporama
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Verena Minster
Verena Minster
Bikepark Leibstadt
Bikepark Leibstadt
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Swimming

Beach bathing place Brienz
Beach bathing place Brienz
Merligen lido
Merligen lido
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Schwäbis river bathing place Thun
Thun lakeside beach
Thun lakeside beach
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Lakeside bathing area Mörigen
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming pool Roggwil
Swimming pool Roggwil
Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Aarau outdoor swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Rupperswil-Auenstein swimming pool
Bad Schinznach
Bad Schinznach
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Full swimming pool
Full swimming pool
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