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Lakes Route (Stage 4) from Spiez to Meiringen

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  • Blick in Richtung Interlaken mit dem Hausberg Harder
    Blick in Richtung Interlaken mit dem Hausberg Harder
    Photo: Melanie Studer, Interlaken Tourismus
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Stage 4 of the Lakes Route leads along the shores of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, past the spectacular Giessbach waterfalls to Meiringen at the end of this stage. 

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 48.3 km
2:50 h
479 m
508 m
728 m
557 m
This route section starts at Spiez railway station. On this bicycle tour, you will enjoy almost constant views of shimmering Lake Thun, then of the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz and the magnificent Bernese Oberland mountain scenery. This is picture-postcard perfection, as clichéd as that may seem. The pretty villages with their striking church spires and geranium-adorned windows only serve to enhance the idyll. The first part of the tour runs alongside the Lake Thun shoreline to Interlaken. From here, a scenic path along the water's edge leads you to Iseltwald and up to the Giessbach Falls. With a mighty roar, the water plunges down several rocky steps into Lake Brienz. It's worth stopping here for a bite to eat at the restaurant. A flat section with stunning views of the village of Hasliberg and the Susten massif leads you to Meiringen, the end point of this section of the Lakes Route.
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Melanie Studer
Update: August 16, 2018
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728 m
Lowest point
557 m
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Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
CH-3800 Interlaken
0041 33 826 53 00
mail@interlakentourism.ch
www.interlaken.ch

Spiez Marketing AG
Bahnhof
CH-3700 Spiez
0041 33 655 90 00
spiez@thunersee.ch
www.spiez.ch

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Spiez, railway station (627 m)
Coordinates:
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2'618'225E 1'170'870N
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46.688802, 7.676882
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46°41'19.7"N 7°40'36.8"E
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32T 398827 5171432
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Meiringen

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2'618'225E 1'170'870N
DD
46.688802, 7.676882
DMS
46°41'19.7"N 7°40'36.8"E
UTM
32T 398827 5171432
w3w 
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
48.3 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
479 m
Descent
508 m
Highest point
728 m
Lowest point
557 m
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