2022
Cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland

Cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland

Canton of Grisons, Engadine, Alpine Rhine and the Appenzell region

  Constance – St. Moritz – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Included:Train rides on the Albula railway, through the Vereina tunnel and on the cogwheel railway into Appenzell region!
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○
  • Insider tip!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

When you think of a cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland, you probably first think of strenuous stages with energy-sapping metres of altitude. But there is another way. You will discover the idyllic mountain villages, lively St. Moritz and the tranquillity of the Engadine in a surprisingly relaxed way. The numerous metres in altitude that the cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland entails are comfortably bridged by various transfers. The train ride to St. Moritz with the UNESCO-protected Albula line is certainly one of the highlights of the trip. On the bike you will discover small original villages and unspoilt countryside. The hospitality of the locals will delight you. Don't be surprised if you are welcomed in three different languages. In Canton of Grisons, German, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic are spoken.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    CH-GR7
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 285 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of Cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Welcome to Constance! Try to plan your arrival in a way that leaves you enough time to explore the largest city around the lake. It's up to you if you want to stroll through the streets of the historic city, drink a cup of coffee at the harbour, or maybe even visit the neighbouring city Kreuzlingen. one of the highlights in Constance has to be the view on top of the tower of the Münster (Minster or Cathedral). From up there you’re guaranteed a breathtaking view of the cities surroundings and the lake.

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

First of all, there is no cycling today. You can reach the beautiful mountain world comfortably by bus transfer. In Splügen you will get into the saddle and your cycling tour through Eastern Switzerlandcan begin. You cycle leisurely along the Posterior Rhine through two impressive gorges carved by the river. Marvel at the smoothly polished rock faces up to 300 metres high. Without much effort, you reach the small community of Bonaduz, which is the destination today.

Day 3: Bonaduz - Zernez, approx. 50 km + train ride

Today you will gain quite a bit of height on your tour. But don’t worry, this will mostly be by train. Be ready for a spectacular train ride from Thusis to St. Moritz, passing countless viaducts, bridges, and spiral tunnels. Once you have arrived in the sophisticated city of St. Moritz you can really enjoy the unique flair of the city. After leaving the city by bike your are treated to the beautiful view of the landscape with its old stately patrician houses and and pretty farms.

Day 4: Zernez – Scuol, approx. 30 km

Your cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland today takes you along the Inn River. You will pass through the small mountain village of Guarda, which lies high above the river and owes its name to the magnificent view. Cycle leisurely through the village alleys and return the friendly "Bun di" of the locals with a greeting. Soon you will reach Scuol, your stage destination today. Enjoy the Bogn Engiadina thermal baths (not included) or visit Tarasp Castle, the majestic landmark of the Engadine.

Day 5: Scuol – Vaduz, approx. 60 km + train ride

To complete today's stage of your cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland, the first stretch is again bridged by train. From Klosters you roll comfortably downhill until you reach the Rhine at Landquart. Without much effort, you cycle along the banks through the home of the children's heroine Heidi into the small Principality of Liechtenstein. Even from a distance you can see Vaduz Castle, which serves as the residence of the princely family.

Day 6: Vaduz – St. Gallen, approx. 55 km + train ride

First you follow the flat paths along the banks of the Rhine before you leave the river cycle path. In Altstätten you board the train together with your bike. The train ride to Gais covers a few metres of altitude that you don't have to pedal. Back in the saddle, you cycle through the beautiful Appenzell Region through Swiss picture-book countryside. In St. Gallen, visit the beautiful old town and the baroque Abbey Library.

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

You roll comfortably downhill until you reach Lake Constance near Arbon. The route continues through well-kept Swiss villages and apple orchards mostly along the shore. Along the way there are numerous opportunities for a break or a dip in the refreshing lake. Your cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland ends in Constance, the starting point of your journey. How about a visit to the Rosgarten Museum or the Sea Life Aquarium (not included)?

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay in Constance if you would like to enjoy the city on Lake Constance a little longer.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Sundays from 17.04.2022 to 02.10.2022

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

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Season A
17.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 02.10.
from999 €
Season B
15.05.
23.05. - 29.05.
19.06. - 26.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1149 €
Season C
16.05. - 22.05.
30.05. - 18.06.
27.06. - 20.08.
from1299 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 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 Thusis – St. Moritz incl. bike
  • Train ride Scuol – Klosters  incl. bike
  • Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
  • 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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For our younger cyclists

Due to the more challenging sections, we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Constance
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

St. Gallen
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

135 €

other places
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

139 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • 30-gear trapezoidal frame bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen unisex bike
Unisex bike
30-gear bike, trapezoidal frame
30-gear bike, trapezoidal frame
30-gear, diamond frame
30-gear, diamond frame
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Rental Bikes

27- or 30-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    CH-GR7
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 285 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 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.
Map of Cycling tour through Eastern Switzerland

days
8

km / day avg.
50