Bern in Switzerland is a very cycle friendly place to stay. It not only has some great cycling routes, it also has cycle friendly accommodation.
Cycling Routes Near Bern
Bern and the surrounding area offer several great cycling routes to suit every level of fitness and experience. Here are a few to consider:
- Aare Cycle Route: This route follows the Aare River and takes in many charming towns and villages. The trail is mostly flat, making it suitable for riders of all abilities.
- Emmental Cycle Route: This route takes in the rolling hills and charming villages of the Emmental region, located just outside Bern. It’s a moderately challenging course with some steep climbs.
- Jura Cycle Route: This route takes in the stunning landscape of the Jura region, located to the northwest of Bern. It’s a moderate to demanding course with steep climbs and testing terrain.
- Gruyères Cycle Route: This route takes in the charming town of Gruyères and the stunning landscape of the Fribourg region, located to the south of Bern. It’s a moderate to demanding cycle route with some steep climbs.
- Swiss Alps Cycle Route: This route takes in the stunning landscape of the Swiss Alps, located to the south of Bern. It’s a challenging route, with steep climbs and rugged terrain.
Accommodation in Bern
Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is a city that is very friendly to cyclists. There are many places to stay in Bern that cater specifically to cycling enthusiasts
Located in the heart of Bern, this hotel offers secure bike storage and a repair station. The hotel also provides a range of cycling tours and rentals, making it easy for guests to explore the city on two wheels. “On two wheels through the city or out into the countryside. The people of Bern love their bikes. The two wheelers are as much a part of the Bernese cityscape as the Aare and the Bundeshaus. You can meet commuters, bicycle couriers, hobby sportsmen and pleasure cyclists. In the online bike guide you will find the most important information about cycling in Bern.” More details here.
Hotel Bristol Location
This hotel is located just outside the city centre, near the Aare River and many cycling routes. It offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and a range of cycling-themed packages and tours.
Swissôtel Kursaal Bern
“Welcome to the Swissôtel Kursaal Bern. Let yourself be inspired by our new and cleverly designed rooms in the heart of Bern. Well thought-out hygiene and prevention measures ensure your safety during a stay with us.”
Karin Kunz, Hotel Manager
With us you will find a unique variety of possibilities for a nice stay. The bright, modern hotel rooms with intelligent design ensure peace and relaxation. Our restaurants, the garden lounge and bar offer an enjoyable cuisine with local flair. The first-class congress and cultural offer, the generous fitness and the Grand Casino Bern round off our “ALL-IN-ONE” concept. Your well-being is our focus.
In the morning, enjoy our varied breakfast or brunch buffet with a wide variety of regional delicacies and in-house honey. Business guests will find ideal working conditions in our 28 work meeting and event rooms. Or explore the city — the Bundesplatz, Zytglogge or the Communication Museum are quickly accessible from the Swissôtel Kursaal Bern. Thanks to the central location you can reach many attractions of the capital on foot. More details here.
Hotel Allegro Location
Youth Hostel Bern:
Located in the city centre, this hostel offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and rental bikes for guests. It’s a budget-friendly option for travellers exploring the city by bike.
Bern Youth Hostel is worthy of a capital city. The listed hostel with a view of the Aare loop has been offering a bright extension with seminar rooms and a garden seating area since April 2018. As before, you’ll be able to plan activities over lunch or under the trees, including a visit to the square in front of the Federal Parliament Building with its 26 water fountains, the bear park, the Paul Klee centre, the Einstein House or the arcades in the historic old town. And don’t miss out on the excitement of swimming in the River Aare or biking on the Gurten mountain! More details here.
Youth Hostel Location
Hotel Du Pont:
Located in the centre of Bern, this hotel offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and rental bikes for guests. It’s an excellent option for travellers who want to explore the city on two wheels.
The hotel du Pont is one of the oldest hotels in the region. It is an antique building, with some of the foundation walls dating back to the 13th century (“Weri wall” and “bishop’s wall” are still visible in the cellar vaults). Though most of the hotel is completely modernised and renovated, located conveniently in the city centre of Brig. More here.
The hotel connects venerable tradition with modern comfort and an informal atmosphere. It offers a cultivated kitchen of Valais and international lusciousness with a wine cellar that has many high-class local wines, as well as wines from around the world.
There are many campsites near several cycling routes that offer a range of amenities for travellers with their camping equipment. Some provide secure bike storage and a repair station. more info
SORELL HOTEL ADOR:
Located in the city centre, this hotel offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and rental bikes for guests. It’s an excellent option for cyclists who want to explore the city on two wheels
The extraordinary Hotel Ador in Bern is always a good choice for business travellers! It features an excellent, well-appointed convention centre, spacious banquet rooms, modern large meeting rooms, incl. translation boxes for simultaneous translations, and a lounge for relaxing between sessions. You’ll be hard pressed to find another Bern hotel like it. More info
Sorell Hotel Ador Location
Hotel ibis Styles Bern City
Reopened in December 2022, This hotel is in the city centre, near many cycling routes. It offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and rental bikes for guests.
Looking for an exceptional hotel in Bern? Our ibis Styles Bern City, just a 10-minute walk from the Old Town, combines local charm with modern comfort. This and much more awaits you at our design hotel in Bern!
James SCHNEIDER, Hotel Manager
Unwind and enjoy Swiss lifestyle at the ibis Styles Bern City. As the name suggests, you will stay just a 10 minute walk from the Old Town. The connection to Bern is also reflected in the interior. Natural elements with reference to the river Aare lend cosiness to the 154 modern rooms. The feel good package is rounded off by a comfortable bed, breakfast and flexible check out. This affordable design hotel in Bern leaves nothing to be desired. more info
Hotel ibis Styles Bern City Location
Hotel Sternen Muri
Located just outside the city centre, this hotel is near several cycling routes and offers secure bike storage and a repair station. It’s a great option for cyclists who want to explore the city and the surrounding area by bike
Located directly on the city limits, not far from the motorway exit and by public transport
excellently accessible, the traditional house has large halls, perfectly equipped meeting rooms,
attractive banquet rooms and idyllic parlours for meetings in a smaller circle.
The kitchen crew enchants guests with seasonal creations, from international to
home-style Swiss cuisine. In the restaurant “Läubli” the guest immerses himself in a warm, cosy ambience.
Hotel Sternen Muri Location
Located in the city centre, this hotel offers secure bike storage, a repair station, and rental bikes for guests.
Hotel Landhaus enjoys a central location in Bern, a 5-minute walk from the Old Town and 200 metres from the well-known Bear Pit. This family-run hotel offers individually decorated rooms and its own restaurant. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi and a TV, and most also feature private shower facilities. Some have shared-use bathroom facilities. A breakfast buffet is available on site. You can also sample homemade sweets at the Landhaus and during summer, a terrace awaits you. The hotel offers views of the Aare River. A grocery store and the nearest tram stop are all a 1 to 2-minute walk away. more info.
Hotel Landhaus Location
Of course if you are travelling to Switzerland for a cycling holiday make sure that you take your bike in the Shokbox bike box.
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