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Cycling holidays Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel

Cycling: Rhine-Route

Ruinaulta gorge, Lake Constance, Rhinefall

The Rhine Route spans the east of Switzerland in a wide arc. It begins with a tough pass ride over the Oberalp, the headwaters of the Rhine, leads through the Romansh-speaking Surselva, offers impressive views of the wild Ruinaulta Gorge and visits the Rhaetian capital of Chur. The Rhine valley is a windy place, but as soon as you've passed the vineyards of Maienfeld, you cycle on the Rhine dam towards the vast Lake Constance, where orchards, castles and cheerful tourist chatter adorn the shores of the green and silver shimmering "Swabian sea".

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Itinerary

The clear source of the Rhine rises at the Tomasee, not far from the Oberalp pass, the biggest “obstacle”on the Rhine-Route, which is why casual bikers start their trip in Disentis. In Val Tujetsch lies one of the richest and most fascinating sources of mineral deposits in the Alps and also the monastery village of Disentis.

approx. 30 km
650 m
940 m

The Surselva is the largest Romansch-speaking area in the Grisons region. Up and down we go, following the burbling Rhine through pretty little hamlets.

approx. 35 km
770 m
325 m

The amazing wild gorge of the Anterior Rhine is known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland. Chur, the oldest city north of the Alps, has the highest density of restaurants. Spend a moment in this city before continuing your path along the tranquilly flowing river. In the evening, Maienfeld awaits you, home of the famous Blauburgunder wine.

approx. 55 – 60 km
655 – 715 m
825 – 910 m

The Bündner Herrschaft, Graubunden’s fertile garden and winery lies on a mound of slate detritus. It is also the home of Heidi, Geissenpeter and the Alpöhi.

approx. 20 – 25 km
65 – 75 m
25 – 150 m

The 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 the Rheintal. This has also created Europe’s largest freshwater delta with a wealth of birdlife.

approx. 65 km
195 m
240 m

The Lake of Constance (Bodensee): the soul of Europe. The area around the shimmering silver-green «Swabian sea» is an ancient cultural landscape. Despite its lively lakeside scene, Thurgau remains a serene slice of countryside with castles and extensive orchards.

approx. 35 – 45 km
195 – 225 m
190 – 225 m

The lovely landscape along the long ribbon of the Untersee appealed to Napoleon, the richly-decorated town of Stein am Rhein attracts thousands of visitors every year, as does Europe’s mightiest waterfall, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen.

approx. 45 – 50 km
330 – 360 m
325 – 350 m

The Hochrhein has made its bed between Schwarzwald and the Jura, at times wide and unhurried, at others narrow and wild. Attractive floodplains and historic little villages add cultural enjoyment to this stage.

approx. 50 km
570 m
620 m

Starting in the Bad Zurzach wellness oasis, the stage leads to Koblenz, the historic old town with 4 bridges close to the Klingnau reservoir. The Rheinfelden destination - Switzerland's oldest “Zähringer” town - follows soon after the picturesque little town of Laufenburg.

approx. 55 km
305 m
375 m

Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica with its silver treasure. The agglomeration is already pulsating, the asphalt sweating, commuters groaning; Basel beckons with hustle, bustle and cultural attractions.

approx. 25 km
155 m
150 m

Tour character

The height profile of the Rhine-Route is very steep at the beginning –  because the Oberalp Pass and the alpine district of Surselva are followed by the spectacular panoramic stretch through the «Swiss Grand Canyon»: the wildly romantic Rhine Gorge. Afterwards you ride – in a jaunty up and down – through the wine growing region of the Bündner Herrschaft. From Bad Ragaz however the route generally follows the Rhine.

The Rhine-Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. A, CH-ZSRAB-12A
Base price
1'795.-
1'825.-
Surcharge Single Room 569.- 569.-
Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. B, CH-ZSRAB-12B
Base price
1'589.-
1'625.-
Surcharge Single Room 415.- 415.-

Category:

  • Cat. A: Selected 3*- & 4*-hotels
  • Cat. B: Middle class hotels & Pensions

 

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. A, CH-ZSRAB-12A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. B, CH-ZSRAB-12B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'795.-
569.-
1'589.-
415.-
1'825.-
569.-
1'625.-
415.-

Category:

  • Cat. A: Selected 3*- & 4*-hotels
  • Cat. B: Middle class hotels & Pensions

 

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Basel A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Andermatt B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Basel B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
99.-
144.-
125.-
175.-
85.-
120.-
89.-
124.-
99.-
144.-
125.-
175.-
85.-
120.-
89.-
124.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 144.- 144.-
Basel A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 175.- 175.-
Andermatt B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 120.- 120.-
Basel B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
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Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
179.-
349.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the program in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service Hotline

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/Departure:

  • Arrival by public transport to Andermatt. In case of direct arrival: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Basel. Direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest. 

 

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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