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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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

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 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, 8 days, CH-GRRCS-08X
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, 8 days, CH-GRRCS-08X
Base price
Base price - 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



  • Overnight stays according to the program in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • 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)


  • 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.


Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  

  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

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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