Aare Trail

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  Tour Operator  Discovery Travel


 8 days 

  177 mi  (~22mi per day)




Meiringen is a popular and pretty village in the Bernese Oberland, close to the Reichenbach Waterfall made famous in the Sherlock Holmes adventures. From here you ride alongside the Lakes of Brienz and Thun and through the town of Interlaken. The scenery is spectacular as the high mountains of this region tower above you. Beyond Thun the countryside surrounding your riverside route becomes hilly rather than mountainous as you approach the Swiss capital, Bern. There is plenty to see here before continuing to the town of Biel and its lake. The route then takes you to the picturesque towns of Solothurn and Olten where it is fascinating to stroll through the narrow streets of the old parts of the towns. The River Aare is then followed further to your journey's end in Aarau.

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 725  Self-Guided


Meet and greet at Zurich Airport and transfer to first hotel Transfer back to Zurich Airport on Day 8 Bed and breakfast accommodation in medium class hotels 21 gear hybrid/mountain bike with pannier bag, pump, tool kit and lock Guidebooks with maps (German text, but the route is easy to follow and well-signed) Daily route information in English Luggage transfers Emergency support


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