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cycling mittelland route mother and child

Highlights

  • Largely flat route
  • Overnight stay on a farm in straw
  • Ride on natural field and forest paths
  • Solothurn - the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland
  • Swimming opportunities along rivers and lakes
     

Day 1

Travel by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Solothurn. Overnight stay in Solothurn.

solothurn

Day 2

Solothurn - Meienried

The tour leads along the river past the stork settlement in Altreu. Today's destination is the charming farm of the Käser family, where you will spend the night in a straw bed. Nearby is a side river of the old Aare with an observation tower for bird lovers.

Details: approx. 25 km ↑ 65  m ↓ 60 m

meienried kasers farm

Day 3

Meienried - Biel (Cat. A) / Nidau near Biel (Cat. B)

The Aare was tamed in this section with the Nidau-Buren Canal. In the water today you can see some power stations and weirs. You follow the leisurely course of the river and reach Lake Biel. There you will make camp for the night at the harbor of Nidau and in the evening you can walk to the center of Biel.

Details: approx. 10 km ↑ 45  m ↓ 45 m

biel altstadt

Day 4

Biel / Nidau near Biel - Ins

Vegetable fields dominate the picture in the Seeland. Since the course of the river Aare was corrected, this area is considered the granary of the country. You follow the Mittelland route, which runs along the shores of Lake Biel. Small villages with restaurants and beach resorts lie along the way and offer opportunities for short stops.

Details: approx. 35 km ↑ 190 m ↓ 185 m

murtensee cycling family

Day 5

Ins - Murten (Cat. A) / Avenches (Cat. B)

You decide for yourself whether to take the direct route to Murten or to tackle the scenic tour over Mont Vully. Today's destination is the small town of Murten. It still has a well-preserved city wall on which you can walk around the village.

Details: approx. 12-27 km ↑ 45-380  m ↓ 45-380 m

murten berntor

Day 6

Murten / Avenches - Estavayer-le-Lac (Cat. A) / Autavaux (Cat. B)

The last tour leads to the shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Wide reed belts spread out in front of you. From time to time, you will pass small fishing villages like Chevroux or Portalban. A highlight is the pile-dwelling settlement in Gletterens, where huts from the Stone Age have been reconstructed. The medieval town of Estavayer-le-Lac marks the end of the day.

Details: approx. 30 km ↑ 350  m ↓ 335 m

estavayer-le-lac

Day 7

Estavayer-le-Lac / Autavaux - Yverdon-les-Bains

You turn your back on the red roofs of Estavayer and visit the long sandy beach of Yvonand. The Pro Natura center of Champ-Pittet is an educational stopover before you reach the baths of Yverdon.

Details: approx. 20 km ↑ 70 m ↓ 90 m

cycling mittelland route family

Day 8

Departure

Return journey by public transport to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of the stay (on request).
 

Yverdon-les-Bains
Streckenführung der Mitelland-Route.

Tour characteristics

The route runs largely flat through the Swiss Mittelland and is ideal for family bike tours with children. Almost car-free, you ride on natural field and forest paths.

The Mittelland Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation incl. breakfast in the chosen category
  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Well-prepared route guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline
  • From price applies per person in a double room in low season, hotel category B, 2nd class
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 18.03. - 15.10.2023

Good to know

  • This trip is bookable in two hotel categories. Category A: 1 x sleeping in straw & overnight stays in 3* hotels, Category B: 1 x sleeping in straw & overnight stays in 3* hotels and hostels (accommodation in shared rooms)
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: low season from 18.03. - 31.03. |15.04. - 12.05. | 23.09. - 15.10.2023 high season from 01.04. - 14.04. |13.05. - 22.09.2023
  • Additional nights in Solothurn and Yverdon-les-Bains bookable on request
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the tour price
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee GBP 44.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Execution of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel Documents

  • We provide you with all the documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.