International Club of Berne

Boat and walk - St. Peter’s Island on Lake Biel

Monday, 21st April 2014 at 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: leaving Berne railway station, Treffpunkt

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Monday, 21 April (Easter Monday)

Meeting point and time                    Berne railway station, Treffpunkt, 09.30 hrs

We leave Berne at 09:53 reaching Biel at 10:16 and walk to the boat embarking wharf. The boat leaves at 10:40 and arrives at St. Petersinsel Nord at 11:30.

After a few minutes’ walk, we have lunch at the peninsula’s lovely restaurant. The place offers a good selection of fish menus as well as various other plates. For details of the menu, see http://www.st-petersinsel.ch/download/StPetersinsel_Tageskarte_St_Petersinsel_2014.pdf

After the meal, we walk along the Heideweg (natural reserve) to Erlach (approximately 1 hour). There we may have ‘Zvieri’ in one of the restaurants in this small but pretty historic village. For details, see http://www.erlach.ch/de/tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/welcome.php?action=showobject&object_id=2848 

It is advisable to wear good hiking shoes and provide yourself with anything that may protect you from sun exposure since there are no trees on the way offering shelter.

We return by bus to Ins with hourly connecting trains to Berne. 

Cost for forward journey: a combined train/boat ticket, based on ½ price fares:   Berne – St. Petersinsel: CHF 20.30 (The Libero-Abo is not valid since we will catch a fast train to Biel)
Cost for return journey: a combined bus/train ticket from Erlach to Ins and Berne, for holders of ½ price abo CHF 8.40, and for holders of a Libero-Abo of zones 101/102 CHF 6.30
 

Contact  Christoph Michel, 031 982 11 91 / 076 321 48 73

christophmichel@bluewin.ch
 

Registration deadline                       Good Friday, April 18th, 2014.

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Graham wrote
at 10:23pm on Monday, 21st April 2014
10 attendees. Great walk, good lunch, lots of conversation
Jill: Very enjoyable day - thanks.
Li: What a wonderful discovery: very good restaurant, a nice walk, a really well informed guide (thanks Chris!) and really great people! A day spent well!


Graham wrote
at 8:30am on Monday, 21st April 2014
We are certainly going, the weather is ok, bring rain gear just in case, and boots not sandals. at the restaurant on St Peters Island, we decide if we walk to Erlach. Otherwise, every hour there are two ways to return via Biel to Berne. My phone is 077 425 4720 and our leader is Chris Michel on 076 321 4873. There are 8 attendees from meetup and 4 from ICB, not counting the maybes.
Andrew wrote
at 9:21pm on Sunday, 20th April 2014
Regret - I must back out for St Peters-Insel. Do enjoy yourselves. Best regards, Andrew Brix. 20.4.14 at 21.20
Gary wrote
at 11:12am on Saturday, 19th April 2014
We'd like to go, but it looks like rain for Monday. We'll keep track of the forecast.

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