Guided trip on the Aare with canoes or large canoes
On calm waters at the southern foot of the Jura, you glide past the storks at Altreu, past lovely islands, and you reach the baroque "open-air museum" of Solothurn as a stage destination.
The start of this canoe tour is in the municipality of Büren between Biel and Solothurn. The village, with its old town worth seeing and wooden bridge, blends smoothly into the beautiful landscape and, as one of the few medieval settlements, has preserved its historic appearance. An ideal tour to get to know canoeing or simply to spend a leisurely day. The waves of the passing course boats provide some variety and fun. The guided tour offers magnificent views of the Jura. A special attraction is the stork settlement in Altreu. Here you will also have lunch, in a restaurant directly on the Aare. The terminus is near the Solothurn campsite, from where you can reach the railway station in around 20 minutes on foot.
Shorter tour, bigger boats and shore walk
Would you like to shorten the trip a little? By starting in Arch instead of Büren, you save about an hour of paddling time. You can also set off in a 10-seater large canoe, which will take you faster. These boats are also extremely tip-proof, offer a more intense group experience and glide along smoothly even when only four out of ten people are paddling. For those who prefer not to go on the water, the tour can easily be followed on foot or by bike along the shore.
Your program could look like this
After the welcome, changing and a short paddling instruction by the certified guides, your leisurely day trip could proceed as follows:
- Start of the canoe trip in Büren (2/3 canoes or large canoe 9 pers.)
- Ride to Altreu
- Your own picnic, meal at the riverside restaurant (in Altreu)
- Walk to stork settlement and museum (optional)
- Continue to the final stop in Solothurn
Size of group
9 to 80 people
Swimming skills only. Children five years and older will be accompanied by adults. Bring along: Spare clothes, shoes, possibly rain protection, retaining strap for glasses.
from 1/2 day
April till October
|incl. 7.7% VAT|
|Büren - Solothurn or Arch - Solothurn|
|up to 9 pers.||855.00||
|each additional person||95.00||
Included in the price
|-||Total boat material|
|-||Wetsuits for cold weather|
|-||Accompaniment by qualified guides|
|-||Luggage transport to the lunch place and to the end of the tour|
|-||Splash-proof bags for small luggage (at your own responsibility)|
|-||Tables and benches (per group CHF 80.00)|