You will enjoy the many scenic highlights along the Aare and see something of Switzerland’s most authentic side. We will add to the excitement of this adventure by using different modes of transport along each stage: From the source to Brienz we use public transport, from Thun to Bern we sail in a rubber dinghy and then we cycle from Bern to Biel.
From its source in the Aare Glaciers to Brienz
From its source in the heart of the glacier landscape at Finsteraarhorn to turquoise Lake Brienz – on the first stage of our journey along the Aare river you will see the mountains up close, cross a dramatic gorge and marvel at a spectacular waterfall. We also follow Sherlock's footsteps and look over the shoulders of some of the woodcarvers in Brienz.
For the first stage, the best way to go is by public transport. This will introduce you to some of Switzerland’s typical modes of transport – post buses, funiculars, ships and trains.
Grimselwelt: Seeking the source
Grimselwelt: A pure adventure
Innertkirchen: Experience the drama of the Aare Gorge
Meiringen: Walking to the Reichenbach Falls in the footsteps of Sherlock
Brienz: Looking over the shoulders of the woodcarvers