Cycling holidays Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore TO

Cycling: Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore

Unkown 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.

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

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

ca. 50 km

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. 65 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

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 one by public transport. Some traffic around Bellinzona, apart from this calm side roads in Ticino.

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Saturday
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Saturday
Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore TO, CH-OSRKL-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
859.00
285.00
895.00
285.00
915.00
285.00

Category: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Kreuzlingen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Locarno
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
79.00
119.00
135.00
95.00
79.00
119.00
135.00
95.00
79.00
119.00
135.00
95.00
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
99,00
215,00

Services & Information

Inculded

  • 7 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Route guide-book
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

 

Not included

  • Public bus Disentis – Lukmanier Pass incl. bicycle, per person approx. CHF 25.-

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

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