Die Schweizer Seen-Route

Cycling along the Swiss Lakes

Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Walensee

Constance – Zurich – Vaduz – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Lake Constance, Rhine Falls, the metropolis of Zurich, Appenzellerland
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bestseller!


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This easy cycling tour along the Swiss lakes spans from the Mediterranean flair of Lake Constance to the Churfirsten Mountains. You will experience the Schaffhausen Rhine Falls on an exciting boat trip, get to know the cosmopolitan city of Zurich on the lake of the same name and cross Walensee at the foot of the Churfirsten Mountains. In the Rhine Valley you will be treated to excellent wines and finally you will take a train to the Appenzeller Region where a picture book landscape awaits you. You will spend the end of your trip on the beautiful Lake Constance.


  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 310 / 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
The Swiss Lakes Route

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

You start your cycling tour in Constance, the largest city on Lake Constance. 600 years ago, it was the scene of a church council and the only papal election north of the Alps. The Rhine flows out of Lake Constance here: kilometre 0 on its way to the North Sea. A few minutes' walk from the medieval old town is the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen with its lively harbour.

View of Constance

View of Constance

Day 2: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

Your bike tour takes you along the Lake Constance Cycle Path out of Constance through picturesque Swiss fishing villages. Along the waterside, the path takes you to Stein am Rhein with its beautiful fresco-decorated, medieval houses. Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland you reach the canton's capital, Schaffhausen. The town whose citizens competed in building numerous gables on their houses, is overlooked by Munot fort.

Rhine Falls

Imposing Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Zurich, approx. 55km + train ride or approx. 70 km

The first highlight of your trip are the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, which you will approach by boat. The valley of the Glatt will lead you on to Zurich. Modernity and tradition unite in this fascinating cosmopolitan Swiss city. Why not visit the well-preserved old town and make sure that you experience the cultural life of the city.

Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

Day 4: Zurich – Lachen, approx. 45 km

Today you will cycle along the northern banks of Lake Zurich, which is also known locally as the Gold Coast, until you come to Rapperswil with its old castle. From there you cross over to the other side of the lake on a dam. From there it won't be long until you reach the small town of Lachen. Here you can visit the Baroque Church Heilig Kreuz, enjoy the flair of the harbour or just enjoy a swim in the Lake.


View of Rapperswil

Day 5: Lachen – Vaduz, approx. 60 km + boat trip

Along the Linth Canal, the artificial connection between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen, you reach the pretty town of Weesen. Here a boat takes you to the other end of Lake Walen to Walenstadt. The lake is 150 m deep, with the Churfirsten peaks towering over it by another 1800 m, and is ideal for swimming. Incidentally, palm trees grow on the northern shore of Lake Walen, while snow still lies on the same slope until May. You will see – Lake Walen will impress you with its contrasts! After a few kilometres you reach the valley of the Alpine Rhine. Here you will make swift progress to the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you will spend the night in Vaduz.

Vaduz Castle

The Vaduz Castle

Day 6: Vaduz – St. Gallen, approx. 60 km + train ride

Many impressive castles dominate the valley along the stage. The medieval town of Feldkirch, already on Austrian territory, lies at the exit of the Illtal. The town is overlooked by Schattenburg Castle, which houses an important historical weapons collection and is one of the best-preserved castle complexes in Central Europe. Later you cross the Rhine. Then the train takes you from Altstätten up into Appenzellerland. Alpine pastures and cows accompany you on the hilly way to St. Gallen, the town that has become famous for its linen and embroidery trade. Particularly worth seeing is the 18th century baroque collegiate church with the associated collegiate library. The entire St. Gallen Abbey District has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.

Collegiate Church of St. Gall

The collegiate church in St. Gallen

Day 7: St. Gallen – Constance, approx. 45 km

Enjoy the downhill stretch to Lake Constance and your arrival near Arbon. Next, cycle along the lake through cultivated little Swiss villages and orchards, back to Constance. Take a break wherever you want in any of the many cafes along the lakeside or jump into the water to be refreshed! Finally, there should still be time for a visit to Rosgartenmuseum or a relaxed wander through the old quarter of Constance.


Lake Constance shore near Arbon

Day 8: Individual departure

Your cycling tour along the Swiss lakes unfortunately comes to an end after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay in Constance.

Imperia Constance

The Imperia, the landmark of Constance

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 01.06.2024 to 28.09.2024

additional on Sundays from 14.04.2024 to 31.05.2024 & from 29.09.2024 to 19.10.2024

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

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Season A
14.04. - 19.04.
06.10. - 19.10.
from1099 €
Season B
20.04. - 30.04.
15.09. - 05.10.
from1249 €
Season C
01.05. - 06.05.
12.05. - 14.05.
20.05. - 25.05.
02.06. - 29.06.
18.08. - 14.09.
from1399 €
Season D
07.05. - 11.05.
15.05. - 19.05.
26.05. - 01.06.
30.06. - 17.08.
from1499 €

All prices per person in a double room

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  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Admission to Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • Boat trip to the Rheinfallfelsen
  • Boat trip Weesen – Walenstadt incl. bike
  • Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Train ride Rümlang – Zurich, approx. 15 CHF per person incl. bike
  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
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For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 17 years


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

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

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

349 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

all places

99 €


149 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
27-Gear Rental Bike
99 €
30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
169 €
259 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

Types of rental bikes

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

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

27-gear rental bike

99 €

30-gear rental bike

169 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 310 / 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Trail conditions
    Mostly level ground along paved cycle paths and quiet side roads. Some sections are a little hilly.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, costs 49 € / trip, must be booked and paid in advance.
    Parking garages (Fischmarkt, Dammgasse, Lago, Altstadt, Benediktinerplatz), costs approx. 25 € / day
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Tour operated by
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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