Already back in the old days, centuries ago in the Middle Ages, Switzerland was widely known for it’s free peasants. They were still officially part of a kingdom, Habsburg in this case, but were allowed to decide minor, low-level law questions on their own (they were “free” in a specific sense – hence “Freiamt“).
What does this have in common with bicycling in the year 2021? The Freiamt is a region in the canton of Aargau which has a 65 km cycling trail which we recently finished.
The Freiamt Velo Trail is not the nicest one I took so far – perhaps this was also caused by the freezing temperatures around 0 degrees and the generally gray weather we had during the cycle trip. However, it’s an easy one and perfectly made for a few hours of relaxed cycling. I’m sure in summer the trail is much more beautiful – you should also bring along some more time to do cultural sightseeing along the trail.
Furthermore, the complete trail is perfectly marked – you won’t need a map at any time. In any case, you can download the GPX file here – or find additional information here. We started at the very North of it (Mägenwil) and it took us 4 hours to finish the 65 km in a relaxed way.