The nature reserves at Lake Niederried and Lake Wohlensee are resting places for numerous migrating birds. The two reservoirs are located somewhere in the no-man's-land between Berne and Biel, and the prevailing peace and quiet is most welcome to the visitor. You finally feel you are far from the madding crowd, away from the hurly-burly of the tourism infrastructure. A dense network of single, forest and field trails criss-cross the lakes and wooded hills. This really is the ideal place to go off on an extended mountain bike tour of discovery.
Quiet forests, idyllic villages and vantage points with stunning views define the bike tour through the Aargau and Jura. The historic highlight is the Zähringer town of Rheinfelden, which boasts an intact Old Town that can't wait to be explored. Beginners will derive as much pleasure from this circuit through North-West Switzerland as experienced bikers do.
The Schattdorf mountains are the classic biker territory of the Urners. This magnificent tour in the region William Tell can hardly be surpassed as regards variety. In the Middle Ages, WIlliam Tell lived in Bürglen. He inspired the independence movement in the "Urschweiz", i.e., the original cantons of Switzerland.