Exploring Bern in a very British way
Compact, robust and agile, Brompton bikes have become synonymous with the UK commuter scene. These effortlessly trendy folding bikes are designed with the city in mind, and guests at The Bristol in Bern can now enjoy a bit of British ingenuity while taking in the sights of Switzerland’s Federal City – all thanks to the hotel’s latest offer, the Brompton Bike Special.
Brompton Bike Special
A bike ride,
a picnic, a good night’s sleep and a full English: perfect.
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.Bike guide
On your saddle,
get set, go!
So, you’ve got your supplies in your rucksack, and the streets of Bern beckon – a veritable cyclist’s paradise of smooth tarmac and cycle paths. All you need to do now is decide where your Brompton bike tour will take you. What will it be, then: a gentle ride down to the river Aare, or a more strenuous (but no less rewarding) peddle up to the Rosengarten park?
You can even use the Pro Velo App (only available in German) to plan your route.
THE ULTIMATE CITY BIKE
Brompton bikes regularly win prizes for their innovative design, and rightly so: these folding bikes are the smallest of their kind in the world and are easy to transport on buses or trams. There really is no limit to what you might discover when exploring Bern by Brompton bike: for example, if you prefer taking the bus uphill, you can fold up your bike in just 20 seconds and take it with you. What’s more, the Brompton is just as comfortable to ride as any other city bike. And don’t let those small wheels fool you: the Brompton will give any bike a run for its money from a standing start.
Swiss Brompton World Championships
In September 2017 a cycling race with Brompton Bikes took place in Bern. The Bristol was well represented at the race by Hotel Manager Janine Rüfenacht and Patrik Scherrer, owner of Swiss Design Collection AG, the hotel’s parent company. We were delighted to be part of such an exciting event in Bern, and can certainly say that our cyclists did us proud.
I DON’T NEED THERAPY,
I JUST NEED TO GO CYCLING