2021
The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour

The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour

From the Bündnerland region to Lake Constance

 Constance – Splügen – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Train ride through the Rhine Gorge included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Insider tip!

days
7

km / day avg.
50

The Cycle Tour along the Alpine Rhine really is one of Switzerland's best kept secrets. The tour starts in the picturesque Vorder and Hinterrhein region. You're taken up into the heights by bus and train and then freewheel down the mountain through some stunning countryside. The three breath-taking gorges, Rofla, Viamala and Ruinaulta, are spectacular. Following the Rhine, you cycle through the Principality of Liechtenstein, which, at 160 km² is Europe's fourth smallest state. After a small detour into Austria, you arrive at Lake Constance. Now you get to discover the pretty villages and beautiful towns along your lake-side route. You'll often have the chance to stop to go in for a swim. A highlight of this holiday is the Council Town of Constance with its lovely historic old town and popular harbour region.

The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour
  • Booking code
    RH-KK6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    7 days, 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Old town in Constance
Old town in Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Welcome to Constance! This, the biggest town on Lake Constance, is a perfect starting point for your Rhine cycling holiday in Switzerland. Regardless of whether by bike or by foot, explore the narrow streets of the Niederburg, Constance' oldest part of town. Take a break at the harbour and have a look at the rotating statue, the Imperia. Another tip is to go up the spire of Constance' Münster church - to the viewing platform. It's 193 steps up to fantastic views of the town and the lake. If you still have enough time, visit the Sea Life Centre or the Archaeological Local Museum.

Ortenstein Castle near Rothenbrunnen
Ortenstein Castle near Rothenbrunnen

Day 2: Constance – Splügen – Bonaduz, approx. 45 km + transfer   

The first section of your Rhine cycling holiday in Switzerland starts conveniently with a transfer into the mountains of the Graubünden region. In Splügen you hop into your saddle and then roll easily along the Hinterrhein. You pass two impressive gorges, which have been cut out of the rocks by the river. The smooth rocks, up to 300 metres high, are fascinating. The small town of Bonaduz is your destination. Don't be surprised if you don't understand the locals. They speak Rhaeto-Romanic here.

Ruinaluta
Ruinaluta

Day 3: Trip to Disentis, approx. 55 km + train journey

Today you're off on a trip to the Anterior Rhine Valley. The train takes you to the old monastery village of Disentis. On your bike you explore the beautiful countryside of the Ruinaulta, which is understandably referred to as Switzerland's Grand Canyon. Wild gorges and rough cliffs developed after mountain landslides thousands of years ago. With time, the Rhine has found itself a new channel - today's Rhine Ravine.

Chur
Chur

Day 4: Bonaduz – Vaduz, approx. 55 km

It is in Reichenau where the Vorder and Hinterrhein rivers merge. From here you pedal along the Rhine, first arriving in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. The route now takes you downhill through the home ground of alpine Swiss heroine, Heidi, of the popular children's stories and on to Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Vaduz Castle can be seen from afar and is home to the royal family.

Lake Constance at Arbon
Lake Constance at Arbon

Day 5: Vaduz – Arbon , approx. 65 km

Your Rhine cycling holiday takes you back into Switzerland today. You leave the River Rhine to arrive at Lake Constance. In Rohrschach it's worth taking a break in a historic bathing house - which you'll see on stilts in the lake. And nothing compares to a lovely jump into the fresh cool water! Feeling refreshed and relaxed you continue along the lakeside to Arbon. Today this former Roman settlement is a popular place for a day out. Walk along the long lakeside promenade through the park, or wander around the historic town centre with its late Roman fort.

Constance Minster
Constance Minster

Day 6: Arbon – Constance, approx. 30 km

The last day of your Rhine cycling holiday takes you mostly right alongside the lake through the Swiss Canton of Thurgau. You cycle past its many orchards and through lovely picturesque little villages. You're soon back in Constance, where your tour started. Do you fancy some more cycling? The island of Reichenau is not far and is a great finish to your cycling holiday. From the Hochwart hill, you have fantastic views all over the island.

End of the Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour

Day 7: Individual departure or extended stay

Your Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour ends already comes to an end after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay in Constance if you like.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Sundays from 11.04.2021 to 10.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

11.04.
03.10.
10.10.

Season B

12.04. - 02.05.
06.09. - 26.09.

Season C

03.05. - 16.05.
31.05. - 27.06.
16.08. - 05.09.

Season D

17.05. - 30.05.
28.06. - 15.08.

Single room supplement 239

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max 20 kg / piece
  • Transfer Constance – Splügen incl. bike
  • Train ride Reichenau-Tamins – Disentis incl. bike
  • Entrance Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

239 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Konstanz

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Arbon

85 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Vaduz/Bonaduz

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Konstanz

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Arbon

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Vaduz/Bonaduz

139 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike
99 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
30-gear trapezodial frame bike
30-gear trapezodial frame bike

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • 30-gear trapezodial frame bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • 30 speed Ghost mountain bike with narrow men's saddle, frame sizes 38 - 54
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Fittings Mountain bike

Saddle bag, bottle holder, clip-on mudguards, clip-on front and rear bike lights, bicycle lock, bicycle pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Rental Bike

27- or 30-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Mountain bike

99 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour
  • Booking code
    RH-KK6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    7 days, 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
50