Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine for families

Cycling: Rhine-Route for families

Ruinalta gorge, Lake Constance, Rhinefall

The Rhine Route spans the east of Switzerland in a wide arc. Your tour begins in 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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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. 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. 40 km
110 m
240 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 Rheintal.

approx. 38 km
85 m
130 m

On this stage you will explore Europe’s largest freshwater delta with a wealth of birdlife.

approx. 45 km
150 m
155 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. 21 km
125 m
130 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.

approx. 29 km
200 m
185 m

The route continues through lovely countryside and charming villages along the mighty river to Schaffhausen. There, in addition to the charming little town, the largest waterfall in Europe awaits you. The Rhine Falls.

approx. 20 km
155 m
150 m

Tour character

The route mainly follows the shore of the Rhine and Lake of Constance – between Schaffhausen and Basel there are no noteworthy climbs.

The Rhine Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Chur
  Season 1
18.03.2023 - 31.03.2023
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 16.10.2023

every day
Season 2
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine, 6 days, CH-GRRCS-06X
Base price

Category: youth hostels & hostels (shower/WC partly in the corridor), inn in Lustenau


Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine, 6 days, CH-GRRCS-06X
Base price
Base price 0 - 12 Years

Category: youth hostels & hostels (shower/WC partly in the corridor), inn in Lustenau


Countrybike 27-speed
Children's bike
Electric bike
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information



  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • 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)
  • 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 Chur. 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 Schaffhausen. Direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the partner hotel by 17:00 at the latest.


Travel documents

Travel documents "digital" 

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online. 

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Your travel program 

  • Luggage tags 

  • Description of how to use the app 

  • Any vouchers 

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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