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SwitzerlandMobility 8: Aare Route Stage 1

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The first stage of the Aare route from Gletsch near Oberwald takes you over the Grimsel Pass, then through the Canton of Bern to Biel.

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

closed
difficult
Distance 181.2 km
11:00 h
1,503 m
2,830 m
2,166 m
429 m
The first part of the tour over the Grimsel Pass with its many steep switchbacks requires some degree of physical fitness. But after that, the route is all the swifter, following the uppermost reaches of the Aare river through the Aare Gorge to Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Bern, the Swiss capital, awaits with its nice selection of shops and boutiques under its famous arcade arches. Cycling along the now fully fledged Aare river, you finally reach the town of Biel, the bilingual capital of the Seeland region.

Note(s)

The Grimsel Pass is open from approx. May to October. The tour can also be done in the opposite direction.

 
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Highest point
2,166 m
Lowest point
429 m
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Start

Oberwald, Gletsch (1,757 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'670'760E 1'157'190N
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46.562250, 8.361490
DMS
46°33'44.1"N 8°21'41.4"E
UTM
32T 451061 5156718
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Destination

Biel

Turn-by-turn directions

Gletsch - Grimselpass - Innetkirchen - Meiringen - Iseltwald - Interlaken - Leissigen - Spiez - Thun - Kiesen - Wabern - Bern - Golaten - Niederried - Aarberg - Biel - Büren - Altreu - Solothurn - Wangen - Aarwangen - Wolfwil - Aarburg - Olten - Winznau - Aarau - Brugg - Böttstein - Koblenz

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Reachable by train and bus.

By train to Oberwald

Getting there

Arriving from the north, travel via Bern through the Lötschberg Tunnel (car transport system); from the west, via the motorway (Vevey, Martigny, Sion, Brig); from the east, over the Oberalp Pass (warning: closed in winter; car transport system available, reservation required) and Furka (car transport system); and from the south, over the Simplon Pass or Nufenen Pass to the Canton of Valais.

Parking

Parking is available (fees apply).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'670'760E 1'157'190N
DD
46.562250, 8.361490
DMS
46°33'44.1"N 8°21'41.4"E
UTM
32T 451061 5156718
w3w 
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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
181.2 km
Duration
11:00 h
Ascent
1,503 m
Descent
2,830 m
Highest point
2,166 m
Lowest point
429 m
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