Mittelland Route (route No. 5)
"Today I leave Biel to discover part of the Swiss Midlands (Mittelland) Route. After following the southern shore of Lake Biel, I cross some pretty villages and a vast stretch of open country where several farmers are busy at work in the fields. I've already covered 60 km by the time I reach the enchanting town of Estavayer with its narrow alleyways, lots of fountains and a rampart running all the way round the place. The nearby beaches tempt me to take a dip. Shortly before Yverdon-les-Bains, in a forest clearing, I discover the menhirs of Clendy which date back an impressive 5000 years. At the end of this varied day, I reach Yverdon-les-Bains... and return by train!"
The full route comprises 7 stages between Romanshorn and Lausanne.
Section 5: Soleure - Ins
Distance: 62 km (39 miles)
Gradient: 100 m
Good to know
- Discover the bird colonies at Fanel on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel.
- Cycle hire: Rent a bike
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