2022
The Grand bike Tour in Switzerland

The Grand Bike Tour in Switzerland

Alpine peaks, crystal clear lakes and lush alpine meadows

  Constance – Lucerne – Bern – Zurich

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Council City of Constance, Rhine Falls Schaffhausen, Lake Lucerne
  • Many services included!
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○

days
12

km / day avg.
55

A cheerful Grüezi from the heart of Europe! High peaks, gently rolling valleys, crystal-clear lakes and impressive natural spectacles – our grand bike tour in Switzerland takes you to the most beautiful places in the Alpine Republic. From Constance on Lake Constance, you can cycle to the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, the cosmopolitan city of Zurich and Lake Zurich. The mountain panoramas around Lucerne on Lake Lucerne, the Alpine peaks near Interlaken and the Swiss capital Bern are the highlights of our grand bike tour in Switzerland. In the watchmaking city of Biel you can brush up on your French and in Solothurn you can discover the most beautiful baroque ensemble in Switzerland. Via Aarau you will reach your destination Zurich. Numerous included services round off your grand bike tour Switzerland perfectly. Switzerland's well-developed and signposted network of cycle paths makes for an unforgettable cycling experience. Expect inclines along the way that require a strong pedal.

Our tip! Take your swimming costume with you! Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, numerous lakes invite you to take a dip in the cool water.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    CH-KNZH11
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Zurich
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 525 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 30 and 75 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of The Grand bike Tour in Switzerland

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Your grand bike tour in Switzerland first begins on German soil. Constance, the largest city on Lake Constance, impresses with its historically interesting old town and a lakeside promenade with views of the Alps. The city's most memorable landmark is probably the Imperia. The nine-metre-high figure standing directly at the harbour is a reminder of the time of the Council in the 15th century.

Day 2: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

The first stage of your grand bike tour in Switzerland is spent on the Lake Constance Cycle Path along the Swiss shores of the Lower Lake and the High Rhine. A stopover is worthwhile in Stein am Rhein. Take a walk through the old town, which is characterised by colourfully painted houses – an absolute eye-catcher. The landmark of your day's destination Schaffhausen is the Munot. The fortress towers above the town. The Munotglöggli, the tower bell of the fortress, rings every evening. It has been rung every evening punctually at 9 pm for several centuries.

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Rhine Falls – Zurich, approx. 65 km

Just a stone's throw from the centre of Schaffhausen are the Rhine Falls. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Europe. You can get very close to its thundering waters on a boat trip. You cycle through the Glatt valley to Zurich. The cultural and economic heart of Switzerland invites you to take a long walk on both sides of the Limmat river. You can enjoy an excellent view of the city, Lake Zurich and the Alps from the Uetliberg, the city's local mountain.

Day 4: Zurich - Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln, approx. 35 km + train ride

Along the Gold Coast, the northern shore of Lake Zurich, you cycle to Rapperswil. Stop off in the rose town, whose old town is dominated by the towers of Rapperswil Castle. Cross the lake via a lake dam and reach Pfäffikon. A train ride takes you to Einsiedeln. The monastery there is one of the most important baroque buildings in Switzerland and is a stop on the Way of St. James. The Black Madonna in particular is the destination of numerous pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

Day 5: Einsiedeln – Lucerne, approx. 75 km

After breakfast, your grand bike tour in Switzerland will take you to Lake Zug and on to Küssnacht. The town on the north-western tip of Lake Lucerne is famous for the Swiss national hero William Tell. Back on your bike, the cycle path takes you to Lucerne, surrounded by impressive mountain panoramas. The cityscape is dominated by the Chapel Bridge, the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe.

Day 6: Lucerne - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, approx. 65 km + train ride

You leave Lucerne, pass Lake Sarnen and reach Giswil. You board the Brünig Railway, which takes you over the Brünig Pass, about 1000 metres high, to Brienz. You cycle along the beautiful Lake Brienz to Interlaken. The town in the middle of the Bernese Oberland is famous for its impressive mountains. Take a trip to the Harder Kulm. You can reach Interlaken's local mountain by funicular. Enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding mountain peaks from the viewing platform.

Day 7: Interlaken - Thun - Bern, approx. 35 km + boat trip

Your cycling day begins with a boat trip across Lake Thun. Once in Thun, the Thun Castle with its huge residential tower will catch your eye. Explore the picturesque old town before cycling leisurely along the Aare to Bern. The Swiss capital also impresses with its dreamy old town, which knows how to enchant with numerous fountains, historic towers and small alleys. A special eye-catcher is the astronomical clock of the Zytgloggeturm, a medieval clock tower.

Day 8: Bern – Biel, approx. 50 km

Along the Aare and Lake Wohlen, you will reach the watchmaking world metropolis of Biel during your grand bike tour in Switzerland. The city is ideal for brushing up on your French. Bilingual street signs reflect the fact that it belongs to French-speaking Switzerland. The French-inspired cafés and restaurants invite you to enjoy moments of pleasure. Try the praline speciality Bieler Bsetzisteine and treat yourself to a glass of the sparkling white wines from the vineyards on Lake Biel.

Day 9: Biel – Solothurn, approx. 30 km

The Aare cycle path takes you swiftly to Solothurn. Thanks to remarkable buildings such as St. Ursen Cathedral, the city is considered the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland. In Solothurn, the number 11 has a special meaning, whose origins possibly date back to the Middle Ages. In addition to eleven churches and chapels, the city boasts eleven towers, eleven museums and a clock that only shows 11 hours. Even Solothurn's Öufi beer pays homage to the magic 11th hour.

Day 10: Solothurn – Aarau, approx. 60 km

Continuing along the Aare, you cycle through small picturesque villages and get to know Aarau. The city, characterised by buildings from different eras, was once the capital of Switzerland. In the old town, which is well worth seeing, you can marvel at numerous painted roof linings, which earned Aarau the nickname City of Beautiful Gables. It's worth looking up! One of the town's landmarks is the Upper Tower. It dates from the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved medieval towers in Switzerland.

Day 11: Aarau – Zurich, approx. 60 km

From Aarau you will arrive at the moated castle of Switzerland. The rivers Aare, Reuss and Limmat, which come from the Alps, meet in the spacious river landscape. Via the spa town of Baden, which boasts 19 sulphur springs, you cycle back to Zurich. Learn more about the country's history and culture at the Swiss National Museum, stroll along the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy the view of the crystal-clear water and nearby mountains at Lake Zurich.

Day 12: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your grand bike tour in Switzerland ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay in Zurich or Constance with an extra night.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 14.04.2022 to 16.10.2022

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

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Season A
24.04. - 29.04.
09.10. - 16.10.
from1499 €
Season B
14.04. - 23.04.
30.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from1649 €
Season C
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1749 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from1799 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 11 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Zurich, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Train ride Pfäffikon – Einsiedeln incl. bike
  • Train ride Giswil – Brienz incl. bike
  • Boat trip Interlaken - Thun 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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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

369 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Constance
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Zurich / Lucerne / Interlaken
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

139 €

other places
 DBL

85 €

 SGL

115 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (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 unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
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
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Teenager's bike

45 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    CH-KNZH11
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Zurich
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 525 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 30 and 75 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Largely flat course on asphalt cycle paths and low-traffic side roads, somewhat hilly on several stages.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking space near the Radweg-Reisen office in Constance. Bookable in advance. Cost 45 euros / trip.
    Alternatively, free parking on public roads. Car parks in Constance, costs approx. 10 – 20 euros / day. No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Constance
    On your own by train incl. bike: direct connections several times a day, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
  • 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.

days
12

km / day avg.
55