Cycling holidays Heart Route Lausanne - 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

The Herzroute begins on Lausanne's splendid promenade. The climb via the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage, affords spectacular views of Lac Léman and the Alps. Picturesque panoramic sections and green pastoral landscapes as far as Romont.

approx. 50 km
1'090 m
750 m

The route from Romont offers a wealth of impressions and touches the rolling Alpine foothills as well as the Three Lakes region with the historic towns of Avenches and Murten. It leads along the fjord-like Schiffenensee lake to the medieval town of Laupen.

approx. 65 km
930 m
1'160 m

The route leads from Laupen through the Bernese hinterland up to Längenberg. This point offers phenomenal views of the Alpine chain and soon also of Lake Thun. The route continues via Riggisberg into the moraine lake area around Amsoldingen and finally to Thun.

approx. 65 km
1'310 m
1'240 m

After climbing the «King's Stage» up to Heiligenschwendi high above Lake Thun, you're rewarded with wonderful Alpine views. The route then dips into the forests of Eriz, a fabulous rolling landscape that flows gently into the Emmental.

approx. 70 km
1'870 m
1'760 m

From Langnau, the route leads through the peaceful open countryside of the Emmental. The beautiful scenic vantage points are highlights in this primeval Swiss landscape. The historic old town of Burgdorf is the ideal place to round off this eventful excursion.

approx. 45 km
900 m
1'040 m

Just after Burgdorf, the route leads through the unique rolling landscape of the Emmental. You are treated to views extending from the Jura to the Alps. On the way to the tiny medieval town of Willisau, impressive inns offer an invitation to take a break.

approx. 65 km
1'230 m
1'210 m

This section offers wonderful scenery between the historic towns of Willisau, Sempach and Zug. Gently rolling hills, fruit trees and lakes adorn the route. Highlights are provided by attractive chapels as well as breathtaking views of the Alps of Canton Uri.

approx. 72 km
890 m
760 m

In Zug the journey begins in the romantic old town. Through charming scenery to Unterägeri. Far above the Aegerisee lake, the route offers impressive views of the mountains. On to the high moor of Rothenturm. The «Chatzenstrick» pass rounds off the stage.

approx. 40 km
1'180 m
720 m

From the highlight of Einsiedeln, the route follows the north shore of the Sihlsee lake. After the steep climb to the highest point of the Herzroute and a fast descent to Zürichsee lake, you reach the tranquillity of the Buechberg forest. Rapperswil welcomes travellers with its southern charm.

approx. 50 km
750 m
1'225 m

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.

approx. 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. 54 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. 46 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 – 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 at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lausanne
  Season 1
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Heart Route Lausanne - Rorschach, 15 days | TO, CH-WDRLR-15X
Base price
1'979.-
2'059.-
Surcharge Single Room 739.- 739.-

Category: middle class hotels & inns

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Heart Route Lausanne - Rorschach, 15 days | TO, CH-WDRLR-15X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'979.-
739.-
2'059.-
739.-

Category: middle class hotels & inns

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
149.-
119.-
169.-
79.-
149.-
119.-
169.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lausanne
  Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 149.- 149.-
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Extra night single room (BB) 169.- 169.-
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Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
359.-
199.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

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

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 

 

Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking in Lausanne at Port d’Ouchy. CHF 18.- per day. 
  • Return journey by train via Romanshorn and Zurich to Lausanne, duration: approx. 4 h.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

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