SwitzerlandMobility 8: Aare Route
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The first part of the tour over the Grimsel Pass with its countless and steep hairpin bends makes great demands on our physical condition. Afterwards, the tour is all the faster along the still young Aare River through the Aare Gorge to Lakes Brienz and Thun. The Swiss capital and Unesco World Heritage site of Bern invites us to linger with its shopping paradise under arches. Along the now mature Aare we arrive in the bilingual lakeside metropolis of Biel.
On easy paths along the river Aare from the bilingual Seeland metropolis via baroque Solothurn, where all important events are closely linked to the number eleven, to Olten, Aarau, Brugg and finally Koblenz.
The Grimsel Pass is open from approx. May to October.
Tour can also be done in the opposite direction (Koblenz-Oberwald (Gletsch): 3100 hm).
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Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Oberwald
By roadFrom the north, drive via Bern through the Lötschberg tunnel (car transport), from the west via the motorway (Vevey, Martigny, Sion, Brig), from the east via the Oberalp Pass (attention: winter closure, car transport possible, reservation required) and Furka (car transport) and from the south via the Simplon or Nufenen Pass into the Valais.
ParkingPaid parking available
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EquipmentBike fit to ride
- 2 Stages
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.
From Biel, continue to follow the course of the Aare to Koblenz.
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