Aare Valley Tour
A classic in the Veloland Switzerland series is the cycle ride along the River Aare from Thun to Bern
After picking up your bikes at the start of the route in Thun Railway Station, it’s worth making the short detour to Schadau Castle. On the route itself, you’ll sometimes be riding along the River Aare and at other times through fertile fields that have been reclaimed from the flood plain. After crossing the Aare near Münsingen, you reach the Bern–Belp airfield near the village of Belp. There, you can watch the aircraft and enjoy a drink in the Towerbar at the airfield. However, if you’re more interested in animals than aeroplanes, then ride a few kilometres further to the Dählhölzli Animal Park, located right on the cycle route. From there the cycle track recrosses the Aare to pass directly in front of the Federal Palace on your way up to the train station.
Opening times Today (Monday) open
1 April to 31 October 2019
Cycle hire point opening hours at Thun Railway Station
Mon–Fr 09.00–18.00 hours
Sat/Sun 09.00–11.00 hours
Cycle hire point opening hours at Bern Railway Station
Mon–Sat 08.30–19.00 hours
Sun 10.00–19.00 hours
Subject to change without prior notice.
Rental prices, Flyer e-bikes and bicycles
- CHF 40.00 FLYER e-bike 1/2 day*
- CHF 55.00 FLYER e-bike 1 day
- CHF 35.00 Bicycles 1 day
* Up to 13h30, from 13h30
Collection from the Thun hire point and return to the Bern hire point
Helmets can be hired for prices starting at CHF 5.00.
GA and Half-Fare travelcards: CHF 5.00 discount on the hire price
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration
Thun–Bern routeDistance: 30 km, of which 6 km are unsurfaced
Around 3 hours travelling time.
Signposting: Veloland No. 8
Advance booking of bicycles and e-bikes is requiredElectric bikes can be ridden by people aged 16 and above (or those aged 14 and above with a moped licence)
Weather & webcam Today: sunny 14/26°