Lakes Route (Stage 4) from Spiez to Meiringen

Short facts

  • start: Spiez, railway station
  • destination: Meiringen
  • medium
  • 48,33 km
  • 2 hours 50 minutes
  • 479 m
  • 728 m
  • 557 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

Stage 4 of the Lakes Route leads along the shores of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, past the spectacular Giessbach waterfalls to Meiringen at the end of this stage.

This route section starts at Spiez railway station. On this bicycle tour, you will enjoy almost constant views of shimmering Lake Thun, then of the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz and the magnificent Bernese Oberland mountain scenery. This is picture-postcard perfection, as clichéd as that may seem. The pretty villages with their striking church spires and geranium-adorned windows only serve to enhance the idyll. The first part of the tour runs alongside the Lake Thun shoreline to Interlaken. From here, a scenic path along the water's edge leads you to Iseltwald and up to the Giessbach Falls. With a mighty roar, the water plunges down several rocky steps into Lake Brienz. It's worth stopping here for a bite to eat at the restaurant. A flat section with stunning views of the village of Hasliberg and the Susten massif leads you to Meiringen, the end point of this section of the Lakes Route.

General information


Spiez - Fauelnsee - Därligen - Interlaken - Bönigen - Sengg - Iseltwald - Hoflue - Giessbach - Engi - Brienz - Unterbach - Meiringen

Additional Information

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.  

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
CH-3800 Interlaken
0041 33 826 53 00
[email protected]

Spiez Marketing AG
CH-3700 Spiez
0041 33 655 90 00
[email protected]


This tour is presented by: Interlaken Tourismus, Author: Melanie Studer

Next steps
Download GPX

It appears that you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser to access our site.

For practical and security reasons, we recommend that you use a current web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Edge. Internet Explorer does not always display the complete content of our website and does not offer all the necessary functions.