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Cycling tours in the Lake Murten region

Discover the Three Lakes Region on your bike

Experience all the diversity of the Three Lakes Region. You are spoilt for choice (of route): Cycle a lot, experience a lot and/or enjoy a lot... By tandem, e-bike or bicycle, you can either take the "Three Lakes Tour" and enjoy the endless expanse of the Great Marsh or choose the slimmed-down version around Lake Murten and enjoy regional specialities in exquisite restaurants.

Travel comfortably by train to Murten. The bike rental station is located directly at Murten station. From here you start your chosen cycling route.

Suggested routes

Three Lakes Tour

Route Murten-Ins-Thielle-Erlach-Hagneck-Kerzers-Murten
Signalling Veloland no. 59, 5, 8 and 44 (route description will be handed out)
Distance 50 km
Travel time 3 to 4 hours
Request E-bike (single) and bike, tandem (medium)

The leisurely Three Lakes Tour runs on mostly motor vehicle-free paths and takes you along lakes, through wide plains, historic small towns and villages. After starting in the Zähringer town of Murten, you head towards Ins and continue along the Zihl Canal to Erlach, which is well worth seeing with its 11th century castle. The cycle path now follows the southern shore of Lake Biel to the 130-year-old Hagneck Canal, probably the most important element of the Jura water correction. We return through the Grosse Moos - known as the vegetable garden of Switzerland with over 60 planted species - via Kerzers to our starting point in Murten.

Tour du Lac de Morat

Route Murten-Avenches-Mont Vully-Murten
Signalling Veloland no. 480
Distance 28 km
Travel time maximum 4 hours
Request

E-bike (single) and bike, tandem (single)

The simple tour starts at Murten station. Once you have left medieval Murten, take the country road towards Greng and continue along the lakeshore via Faoug to the Avenches campsite. After a few more kilometres, you reach Salavaux, where one of the longest sandy beaches in the country stretches out. Always slightly uphill, you pedal through numerous vineyards to the Vully with breathtaking views. After a rapid descent, the route takes you back to Murten through the Chablais, a huge forest area.

      
Further information about the tour

Reserve bike and e-bike

Travel comfortably by train to your destination, pick up your bike directly at the station and start your bike tour.

  • Reserve your rental bike online or by telephone at the relevant rental bike station.
  • Payment is made directly at the rental station on the day of rental.
  • Riding an e-bike is permitted from the age of 16 (or from the age of 14 with a moped permit).
  • CHF 5.00 reduction with Half-Fare Card or GA. The discount will be applied to the full booking.
  • Groups: The group discount of 20% on everything (incl. return fees) is available for bookings of at least 10 rental properties. Reductions with GA/Half Fare Travelcard are no longer possible.
  • Schools: The school discount of 30% on the category bike / MTB-V-Brake (price category 1), the accessories and the return fee is available for bookings of school classes accompanied by a teacher with at least 10 rental items.

Price example bike rental 1 day

  • CHF 38.00 Adults
  • CHF 33.00 Half Fare Travelcard / GA / STS
  • CHF 33.00 Children up to 15.99 years
  • CHF 20.00 Children's bike

Price examples e-bike rental 1 day

  • CHF 60.00 Adults
  • CHF 55.00 Half Fare Travelcard / GA / STS
  • CHF 33.00 Children up to 15.99 years

Return fee

A return fee of CHF 10.00 will be charged for the collection and return of e-bikes and bicycles at different rental stations.

Opening hours of rental stations

Murten - BLS station

From 1 April to 31 October 2024

Daily from 09.00 to 18.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Murten. The bike rental station is located directly at Murten station. From here you start your chosen cycling route.

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