2023
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.

Itinerary

  • 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 ●●●○○
The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour

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.

Niederburg Constance

Cyclists in the old town of Constance

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.

Ortenstein Castle Rothenbrunnen

The Ortenstein Castle in Rothenbrunnen

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.

Rhine Gorge

The Rhine Gorge

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.

Chur

City of Chur

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.

Park Arbon

Park in Arbon

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.

Constance Minster

The minster of Constance

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.

Constance

Café in Constance

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2023

Arrival on Sundays from 30.04.2023 to 08.10.2023

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

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Season A
30.04. - 10.05.
24.09. - 08.10.
from899 €
Season B
11.05. - 16.05.
11.06. - 30.06.
10.09. - 23.09.
from999 €
Season C
17.05. - 26.05.
01.06. - 10.06.
20.08. - 09.09.
from1099 €
Season D
27.05. - 31.05.
01.07. - 19.08.
from1199 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, max 20 kg / piece
  • Service-Hotline (7 days, 08.00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m.)
  • Train ride Reichenau-Tamins – Disentis incl. bike
  • Transfer Constance – Splügen incl. bike in a minibus
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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 Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Konstanz
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

119 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
27-Gear Rental Bike
99 €
30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
129 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear unisex bike
30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear men's bike
30-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg Reisen Teen's bike
Teenager's bike
Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

99 €

30-gear Rental Bike

129 €

E-bike

239 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

Brief Information

  • 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.
  • 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.
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The Alpine Rhine Cycle Tour

days
7

km / day avg.
50