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Cycling holidays Heart Route East Rapperswil - Rorschach/Romanshorn

Cycling: Heart Route

Straight into your heart!

The Herzroute (Heart Route) leads through the most beautiful areas in Switzerland's Alpine foothills. The secluded trails, far from traffic noise and all hustle and bustle, are particularly appealing for exploring by electric bike. The route offers heart-warming encounters with the countryside and people.

Gently rolling hills, lush meadows, beautiful forests and wonderful views of the Alps: scenery that will earn a place in your heart - the Herzroute. It wends its way through the chain of the Alpine foothills. And behind every range of hills is a valley with its own distinctive features just waiting to be explored. 
 
The aim of the Herzroute is not directness, but its path. Switzerland as it once was is there to experience at your own pace. It's well worth spending a little time at impressive vantage points. Small hamlets, stately farmsteads and picturesque small towns cater for variety. 
 
Electric bikes are recommended to cover this route with ease as it primarily leads through rolling countryside. Points for bike rental and battery changing are found along the route. Strenuous climbs are thus easily mastered so that the Herzroute can be enjoyed by cyclists of all abilities and ages.

Itinerary

Wetlands and rolling hills characterize the Zürcher Oberland. The slopes of the Bachtel offer views of the Zürichsee lake and the Alps. Then into the Tösstal, a little-known area of Canton Zurich. Via the pre-Alpine Goldingertal valley and over the Ricken Pass into Toggenburg.

ca. 55 km
1'040 m
850 m

The cosy corners of Toggenburg as highlights. With Krinau and Libingen you visit two little-known gems. After crossing the River Thur, in good weather you see the Santis mountain in all its glory. Impressive arrival in the Appenzell region before approaching the stage point of Herisau.

approx. 55 km
1'000 m
875 m

A powerful piece of Eastern Switzerland, a strong insight into the Appenzell region and the backdrop of the Alpstein. Fascinating contrasts between the Rhine Valley and the stage stop of Altstätten. Challenging topography and varied landscape make this one of the most diverse stages.

approx. 45 km
880 m
1'170 m

Differing landscapes, cantons and locations are crossed in a compact area. The vantage point of St. Anton rewards you with magnificent views of the Bodensee (Lake Constance), the Rhine Valley and the Vorarlberg Alps. The Herzroute reaches the harbour town of Rorschach via Walzenhausen and Rheineck.

approx. 40 bis 55 km
1'020 m
1'080 m

Tour character

Discover the most beautiful e-bike routes in Switzerland on almost traffic-free paths. We recommend taking the tour by electric bike.

The Herzroute on SchweizMobil

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Rapperswil
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Heart Route East Rapperswil - Rorschach/Romanshorn, CH-OSRRR-04X
Base price
535.-
565.-
Surcharge Single Room 135.- 135.-

Category: Middle class hotels & inns

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Heart Route East Rapperswil - Rorschach/Romanshorn, CH-OSRRR-04X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
535.-
135.-
565.-
135.-

Category: Middle class hotels & inns

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Rapperswil
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
115.-
165.-
79.-
119.-
115.-
165.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Rapperswil
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Rapperswil
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Filter
Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
189.-
95.-
Filter
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 3 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

 

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at Rapperswil train station. CHF 8.- per day.
  • Return journey by train via Uznach to Rapperswil, duration approx. 1.5 h.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your  travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your  stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual  vouchers

En route  you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Jürg Gygax CH | 09.08.2020
Herzroute Ost Rapperswil - Rorschach
Die Seitentaschen und Natelhalter erwiesen sich als tolles und nützliches Zubehör. Das Gepäck mussten wir gemäss ihrem Reise-Dok am Gepäckschalter vom Bahnhof Rapperswil abgeben. Ihr Kurier erwartete unser Gepäck aber bei der Velo Station Jona. Dies wäre für uns weniger Umständlich gewesen und hätte Kosten gespart. Gepäckabgabe und Mietvelo übernahme am selben Ort wäre wünschenswert. Die Unterkunft in Herisau hat uns am Besten gefallen. Zimmer, Essen, Personal alles echt Top, Note 6. Das Hotel in Altstätten benoten wir rundum mit der Note 5. Die andern Unterkünfte Note 4. Zum Teil waren die Zimmer klein und etwas muffig und extrem heiss aber alle Top sauber und hatte freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Gemäss ihrer Reise-Dok mussten wir die Mietvelo's am SBB Bahnhof Rorschach abgeben, gemäss dem Rent-a-Bike Vertrag aber in Romanshorn! Wir hielten uns an ihr Reise-Dok und gaben die Velo's in Rorschach ab. Unser Gepäck war bei unserer Ankunft jeweils schon im Hotel. Die Mietvelos waren Top und wir hatten weder eine Panne oder Probleme. Alles in allem waren wir sehr zufrieden und hatte eine tolle und abwechslungsreiche Reise und würden ihre Dienste jederzeit wieder beanspruchen. Vielen Dank.
5 stars
Marcel S. CH | 02.07.2020
Herzroute Ost
Auch dieser Teil der Herzroute ist unbedingt zu empfehlen. Die Auswahl der Route ist einfach toll. Die E-Bikes sind bestens geeignet für die hügelige Landschaft und der Akku hält jetzt für eine ganze Etappe. Die Hotelauswahl ist in den Dörfern nicht sehr gross aber immer sauber und freundlich. Eurotrek hat uns bei einer Panne bestens unterstützt. Wir können die Route wie auch den Service von Eurotrek auf alle Fälle weiter empfehlen.
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Sie haben ja unterwegs mit dem platten Pneu ja einiges erlebt. Es freut mich sehr, dass Ihnen Ihre Fahrt von Rapperswil nach Rorschach dennoch gut gefallen hat und dass dieses Problem so rasch und unkompliziert aus der Welt geschafft werden konnte.

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