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Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine for families

Cycling: Rhine-Route for families

Rhine valley, Lake of Constance, Rhine Falls

The Rhine-Route frames the east of Switzerland in a big bow. Your tour starts in the rätoromanian capital Chur. With the typical local wind at your side you ride through the “Bündner Herrschaft” (famous wine region) and on the Rhine dam quickly to the wide Lake of Constance, where orchards, castles and happy tourist chatter decorate the shore of the green and silver shimmering «Swabian Sea». Continue via Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen with the impressive Rhine Falls. The trip will end in Bad Zurzach.

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Itinerary

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. 40 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. 30 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

The High Rhine has sought its bed between the Black Forest and the Jura, sometimes wide and sluggish, other times narrow and wild. Romantic floodplain landscapes and historic Rhine towns make this stage a cultural delight.

approx. 55 km
505 m
560 m

Tour character

From Chur 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 at a glance
Place of arrival: Chur
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
01.04.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine, CH-ZSRCZ-07X
Base price
699.-
449.-
735.-
449.-

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

 

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Youth-Hostel tour along the river Rhine, CH-ZSRCZ-07X
Base price
Base price 0 - 12 Years
699.-
449.-
735.-
449.-

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

 

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Chur
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Bad Zurzach
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Chur
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Chur
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Bad Zurzach
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
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Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
125.-
249.-
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Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays in the desired accommodation category (incl. breakfast)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking in Chur is expensive. We recommend to travel by public transport.
  • Return by train via Eglisau and Zurich to Chur. Duration: approx. 3 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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