Arrival to Andermatt
Andermatt – Disentis
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.
Disentis – Ilanz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bad Zurzach – Rheinfelden
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.
Rheinfelden – Basel
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.
Departure or extension
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
| Season 1 |
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023
| Season 2 |
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. A, CH-ZSRAB-12A|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||569.-||569.-|
|Rhine Route Andermatt - Basel 12 days cat. B, CH-ZSRAB-12B|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||415.-||415.-|
- 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)||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.-|
- 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
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- 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 "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.