A varied circular tour of Lake Brienz. This tour captivates cyclists with breathtaking views of turquoise Lake Brienz, unsurfaced roads, two suspension bridges and scenic trails.
Starting at Interlaken Ost railway station, this tour leads alongside the River Aare to the tall iron railway bridge. After a winding ascent and riding through Ringgenberg village, continue along the surfaced road that winds its way over the quarry. From here, an unsurfaced road leads to the village of Niederried. The views of turquoise blue Lake Brienz are stunning. After passing Oberried, it's time to tackle the next ascent towards Ebligen. You will cross two suspension bridges before you reach Brienz. Follow the main road through Brienz until you reach the signposted turnoff for Iseltwald. This is where the most challenging section of the tour, namely the steep ascent in the direction of Axalp, starts. Make sure you don't miss the turnoff towards the Giessbach Falls. An unsurfaced road leads you through an idyllic landscape to Iseltwald. From Iseltwald, follow the quiet lakeside road to Bönigen. From here, a riverside gravel path leads you back to Interlaken Ost railway station.
Interlaken - Ringgenberg - Niederried - Oberried - Brienz - Giessbach - Iseltwald - Bönigen - Interlaken
The route is passable in the opposite direction as well:
Interlaken - Bönigen - Iseltwald - Giessbach - Brienz - Oberried - Niederried - Ringgenberg - Interlaken
Information regarding duration, fitness requirements and technique depend on the chosen bike type (i.e. mountain bike, e-bike, touring bike, racing bike). These are approximate guidelines.
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