Bikes & e-bikes

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
              16.00–19.00 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 route

Distance: 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 required

Electric bikes can be ridden by people aged 16 and above (or those aged 14 and above with a moped licence)

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