Cycling holidays Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore TO

Cycling: Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore

Unknown trails of the alps

Half of Europe is looking for the way towards south over the Gotthard Pass, while the old trade route over the Lukmanier has almost been forgotten.

Swiss precision and quietness await you on the shores of Lake Constance, that will lead you towards the Austrian Border. From here you cycle on the Rhine route through the vineyards and past the impressive Rhine Gorge towards the Romansch-speaking part of Switzerland. A short break at the monastery of Disentis gives you strength for the drive into the rocky landscape of the Lukmanier pass that is your gateway to the southern part of Switzerland.

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Itinerary

Stroll over the German border and take a walk through the lively roads of the old town of Constance.

Along the railway and past the beautiful villages Romanshorn and Arbon until you reach the Rhine delta with a wealth of birdlife. Overnight stay either in Horn or on the other side of the border in Lustenau.

approx. 50 km

St. Galler Rheintal is an area often cosseted by the warm föhn wind. Much land has been won by the correction of the Alpenrhein waters in Rheintal. You spend the night in Buchs – an important border station and the gate to the principality Liechtenstein.

approx. 70 km

The „Bündner Herrschaft“, Grisons fertile garden and winery lies on a mound of slate detritus. This is also the home of Heidi, Peter and Alpöhi from the world famous childrens tale. Chur, is the oldest town north of the alp and entices with numerous restaurants.

approx. 50 km

The Rhine Gorge – Switzerlands Grand Canyon is an impressive first part of this tour. Afterwards you reach “Surselva”, Grisons largest Romansch-speaking region. Today’s tour leads you to the monastery of Disentis.

approx. 70 km

Through the gorge „Höllenschlucht“ and Val Medel up tot he rugged pass head of Lukmanier, boundary between Ticino and Grisons. In the sunny Valle di Blenio the route descends through centuries-old cultivated landscape, scented flower-filled meadows and terraced walls towards Biasca.

approx. 60 km

The castles and the city wall of Bellinzona lure from afar while you head towards the plain of Magadino with its small villages. You pass the Delta of Ticino and roll on a nice promenade towards Lago Maggiore.

approx. 50 km

Tour characteristic

Flat and easy going on Lake Constance and in the Rhine valley. From Chur a steady ascend starts. Rough roads in the Rhine Gorge. The most challenging part is the leg over Lukmanierpass – you can shorten this by public transport. Some traffic around Bellinzona, apart from this calm side roads in Ticino

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Kreuzlingen
  Season 1
20.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
20.09.2020 - 31.10.2020

every day
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 19.09.2020

every day
Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore TO, CH-OSRKL-08X
Base price
899.-
959.-
Surcharge Single Room 299.- 299.-

Category: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
20.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
20.09.2020 - 31.10.2020
every day
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 19.09.2020
every day
Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore TO, CH-OSRKL-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
899.-
299.-
959.-
299.-

Category: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Kreuzlingen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Locarno
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Kreuzlingen
  Season 1
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

every day
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020

every day
Kreuzlingen
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Locarno
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
115.-
239.-

Services & Information

Services

Inculded:

  • 7 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Route guide-book
  • Detailed tour documentation (1x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

 

Not included:

  • Public bus Disentis – Lukmanier Pass incl. bicycle, per person approx. CHF 25.-
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking at the railway station of Kreuzlingen. CHF 7.- per day.
  • Return travel by train via Bellinzona and Zurich to Kreuzlingen. Duration: approx. 4 – 4.5 hours
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.

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