The charming villages dotted around the lake are frequented by the regular boat services that ply the lake, especially in the summer. The majority of boats have an on-board restaurant. Numerous boat connections enable boat trips to be combined with short or longer hikes and cycling tours along the shoreline. Where possible, bicycles are transported on boats. The national "Mittelland" Cycle Route 5 leads along the south-eastern lakeshore. The trip from Neuchâtel to Yverdon-les-Bains at the western end of the lake takes 2.5 hours.