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Storchen Tour

Solothurn–Biel

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This easy family tour offers (baroque) culture in Solothurn and lots of scenery along the River Aare. A fascinating programme of contrasts with baroque churches on the one hand and the meandering Aare, hares and storks on the other.
Solothurn is said to be the loveliest baroque town in Switzerland, a town where Italian grandeur, French charm, and Swiss-German practicality combine. Before starting your bike tour, take a leisurely stroll through the pedestrian old town with its many small shops and inns amongst the lovely historic monuments, patrician mansions and sturdy fortifications. After Solothurn, the cycle route is nice and flat across a plain, a good part of which has been left in its natural state, the so-called «Witi». The newly-designed information centre Witi Altreu is right on the cycle route and is definitely worth a visit. It offers a wide range of information and, during the breeding season, the opportunity of watching the storks sitting on their eggs «live» via video camera.

Well-informed, we continue in the direction of Büren an der Aare. The old town of Büren is on the Federal Inventory of Cultural Property and here at every turn you can see such distinctive landmarks as the castle of the former Landvogts (sheriffs), the town hall, both the town fountains, the local Spittel Museum, the arcades in the main street and a massive wooden bridge across the river. A few minutes’ walk will take you to the idyllic Old Mill with a very special garden inviting you to linger. It’s only a few kilometres from Büren to the watch-making centre of Biel. You’ll find the old town attractive with its impressive Ring Square or any of its many museums such as the PasquArt photo musem.
Facts
Length:
32 km
of which unsurfaced: 14 km
Requirements:
easy
Conditions:
easy
Height difference:
Solothurn–Biel: 30 m
Biel–Solothurn: 30 m

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Arrival / return travel Solothurn
 
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From Solothurn follow the logo indicated Nr. 8 to Biel.
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Cycle rental: Reservation recommended.
Touring with a rented bike
 
These routes have Rent a Bike rental stations at the departure point and destination. The tours are thus especially suitable for guests who want to make a trouble-free tour with a rented bike.
Arrival / return travel Biel/Bienne
 
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Rent a Bike AG
Steinmatt 1
6130 Willisau
Tel. +41 (0)41 925 11 70
info@rentabike.ch
www.rentabike.ch
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Solothurn
Solothurn
Grenchen
Grenchen
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
Biel
Biel
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Places of interest
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
Altreu stork colony
Altreu stork colony
The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Biel's Historic Centre
Biel's Historic Centre
BielTrail – Downhill Track
BielTrail – Downhill Track
PasquArt Centre
PasquArt Centre
NMB New Museum Biel
NMB New Museum Biel
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Gästehaus Sonne
Gästehaus Sonne
Zuchwil
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
Ramada Hotel Solothurn
Ramada Hotel Solothurn
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
B&B Aarhof
B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Stroh-Hotel Bellach
Stroh-Hotel Bellach
Bellach
Urs und Viktor Hotel-Restaurant-Seminare
Urs und Viktor Hotel-Restaurant-Seminare
Bettlach
Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Meinisberg
Bei Käsers
Bei Käsers
Meienried
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Studen BE
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Studen BE
B&B Symbiose
B&B Symbiose
Sutz
Camping Lindenhof
Camping Lindenhof
Sutz
Lago Lodge
Lago Lodge
Nidau
B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
Best Western Hotel Continental
Best Western Hotel Continental
Biel/Bienne
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Orvin
Âme-Elie
Âme-Elie
Orvin
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Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming baths Grenchen
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