Bielersee / Ipsach

Continent
Europe
Country
Switzerland
Next Big City
Biel, Bern
Next Town
Ipsach
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Due to being a lake, the water is flat and choppy. On West wind it gets some small waves.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Other
Beach Users:
None

There is no sandy beach. There are kind of lagoons of gravel. The space to launch the kite is limited due to trees and has hazardous obstacles. Normally this beach is only used by kiteboarders. Windsurfers are starting some 200m away.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
W
Main Direction:
W

Best wind (West) is normally in spring and fall. In summer there is thermal wind in the evening called `Bergluft`, but this wind is onshore, kiteboarding isn't suggested.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Bern drive westwards towards Biel. Before Biel drive south to Ipsach and then westwards to the lake.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

There is a no kiteboarding zone about 800m towards Biel. Due to limited space, this beach is for experts only.

Nightlife

No information