The Swiss penchant for efficient mobility is evident in the thousands of miles of biking, hiking, canoeing and even roller blading trails crisscrossing the country. Combined with the flexibility of a Swiss Pass, a special ticket that grants you virtually unlimited access to the country's network of trains, buses and boats, these routes mean there’s almost no place in Switzerland that you can’t access easily. Special racks on some buses and special cars in some trains even let you bring a bike along with you on your ride. In Interlaken, you can rent an electric bike (with a 26-volt motor that gives you an extra boost with each pedal stroke) at the Interlaken West train station (about 49 francs a day) and then ride out on the Berner Oberland Route along the quieter northern shore of Lake Thun to Thun; along the way you'll have great views of the lake and sweeping, quiet forests.
To learn more about train travel in Switzerland—as well as special multi-destination packages like the Swiss Pass and Swiss Peak Pass—visit myswitzerland.com/rail.
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