Etappe 5: Von Solothurn nach Lausanne – Auf dem Weg Richtung Sonne
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
93 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
Tobias planned a bike ride.
April 12, 2021
After you've warmed up well over the past few days, it's time to get down to business for the first time: 145 kilometers and over 1,000 meters of altitude await you on your way to Lausanne today. The good news: a lake to cool off is almost always within reach. So the strategy with which you master this stage can basically be broken down into one thing: the main thing is to plan enough time!“Time” is also the keyword for the first major stop of the day: Biel. The city on the lake of the same name and in the middle of the German-French language border is one of the most important watch cities in the world. Many well-known brands such as Swatch or Rolex have settled here with their headquarters. On the way there you follow the course of the Aare - sometimes to the left, sometimes to the right of the bank. In Büren, the river is hard to beat in terms of picturesque beauty. The historic wooden bridge completes the picture. Definitely time for a short break.Biel's beaches are particularly overcrowded in summer, so it pays to postpone the bathing break until later. There are still enough small bays along the way where you will be all to yourself. A small hill awaits you between Lake Biel and Lac de Neuchâtel. Think of it as a preparation for the rest of your 3-Lake tour today. He also has a good view of the Jura up his sleeve.At the next lake, it is worth turning off a piece of the Mittelland route, which leads you along its shore, to take a detour through the Grèves de la Motte nature reserve. Here you drive on small paths and wooden plank paths through the pure naturalness of the lake shore. The passage can be a bit cumbersome in places, especially with a heavily loaded bike. But believe me, it's worth it!After another small hill, the medieval town of Estavayer-le-Lac invites you to take a long break. Here bygone times are brought to life and medieval festivals are held in a very special setting. If you happen to be on the road at the end of September, don't miss out!In Yverdon-les-Bains there is one last beach to take a break, then it's time for the masterpiece of the day: the elevation between Lac de Neuchâtel and Lake Geneva - not an easy thing. Through idyllic fields that, depending on the season, shimmer green or shine golden in the setting sun, you crank yourself bit by bit towards your goal. If you have finally overcome the last hill at Le Mont (how fitting), the path leads you to your destination faster than you can wipe the sweat from your face. The streets lead steeply down the slope through the French-speaking city. When you arrive at the port of Ouchy, the high mountains of the French Alps tower above the lake on the horizon. How good that these are not on your way.For overnight stays: I've always stayed with a friend in Lausanne. There are of course a variety of accommodations. You have to reckon with Swiss prices, but you can treat yourself from time to time - especially after such a stage as today. Tomorrow we're going to France!
April 15, 2021