A weekend on two wheels

The last late summer days are over and autumn has arrived. Before time flies far too quickly again, I would like to take full advantage of the sunny autumn days. To do that, you don't have to travel far at all. We decided to enjoy the weekend in Zurich, where everything is gathered in one place. Enjoy the tranquility of the lake without giving up the advantages of a big city.

Bern and Zurich are only about an hour by train. The fastest and most flexible way to get to the station in Bern is by bike. After work, I ride over the Kornhausbrücke bridge to Bern station full of expectations. My dear friend is already waiting for me at the tracks. Together with a small aperitif, we are ready for our girls' weekend. The hour flies by and the loudspeaker announcement says "next stop Zurich main station".

The prices in Zurich are a bit higher than we are used to in Bern. That's why I'm glad that I can benefit from a 50% discount with my hotel card in selected hotels. We made up our minds for the Altstadt Hotel. Checked in at the hotel, all geared up and ready for dinner, we walk off. Next stop, the Sushi-Bar Barfüsser in Niederdorf in Zurich.

After a lovely dinner, we end the evening with a good cocktail. Strolling back towards the hotel, we come across the Baltho Bar, which offers a great selection of drinks. After the nightcap, it is time to go back to the hotel.

In order to really enjoy the sunny Saturday, we decide to go to the Babus Bakery for breakfast at 9 o'clock. To shorten the way a little we decide for an E-Bike from "Züri Velo", which takes us to the station Sihlporte within 6 minutes. From there it is a stone's throw to the Babus Bakery, where we enjoy fresh pancakes and good coffee in a cosy atmosphere. We end the day with shopping and sightseeing through Zurich before heading back to the bike capital Bern.




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