The attractive banks of the river Aare offer nature and recreation for all, particularly when the deciduous trees are wearing their autumn colours. Travel by bus from Grenchen South station to the «Archbrücke» bridge by the Lake Biel Navigation Company landing stage. From there, the hike leads on the well signposted hiking trail through the «Witi» nature reserve to Altreu, with a worthwhile stopover at the stork colony, before continuing along the Aare towards Solothurn with a unique view of the Jura peaks to the North.
By the way: beavers have made their home in the «Inseli» area between Selzach and Bellach. The section between Grenchen and Solothurn is considered one of Switzerland's most beautiful river landscapes.
- Nature reserve along the Aare
- Altreu: stork colony and option to eat at the restaurant «zum grüene Aff»
- An island several hundred metres long, created by the second Jura water correction (nature reserve)
Variant A: on foot from the station through the nature reserve to the Aare.
Variant B: the distance can also be shortened by boat. The route from Grenchen to Altreu takes about 1.5 hours on foot, while hiking from Altreu to Solothurn takes about 2.5 hours.
Variant C: the boat trip on the Aare from Biel/Bienne to Solothurn ranks as the loveliest river trip in Switzerland. See the timetable below.
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Tour history (B02692)
First published: Freitag, 29. Januar 2010
Last updated: Dienstag, 28. Januar 2014
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