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Straw tour along the river Rhine for families

Cycling: Rhine-Route for families

The Rhine route for families

Anyone who says farmers are conservative and unimaginative has never been to Lake Constance. Countless farms here provide a breath of fresh air with ideas and a lot of passion. This bike tour takes you from one farm to the next.

You'll be right in the middle of farm life and you can pitch in as much as you wish and get to know the animals on the farms. The daily bike tours lead you along the Rhine on flat routes that are almost free of traffic. Idyllic villages entice you to take a break and small bathing beaches invite you to jump into the cool water. Lake Constance and the banks of the Rhine await you!

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Itinerary

A picturesque Riegelhof is the starting point of your tour around Lake Constance. Hike through the nearby vineyard or help to milk a cow. 

From the farm you start in the direction of Rheinholz. Shortly afterwards you will reach Altenrhein and the shore of Lake Constance. The small towns of Rorschach and Arbon have lively beach promenades where you can take a break to enjoy an ice-cream. Shortly after Arbon you will reach the next farm in Frasnacht. 

approx. 20 km
75 m
75 m

You pass by small villages and settlements like pearls on a string on the shores of Lake Constance. At the end, Lake Constance flows into the Rhine again and after Kreuzlingen you follow the river to Ermatingen. It is steeply uphill again to Zelglihof, but at the end of the day you can look back with satisfaction on the kilometres you have covered.

approx. 35 km
275 m
195 m

A brisk descent brings you back to the Rhine. You will see the island of Reichenau on the other side of the river and shortly after that you will pass Steckborn with its great bathing beach and small boat harbour. Later you change to the other side of the river at Stein am Rhein and continue to Bolderhof. There is a lot to see and discover here for all ages.

approx. 25 km
215 m
290 m

The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfall in Europe and one of the highlights of your tour. If you are brave enough, take a break here and watch the roaring water from the nearby rope park from a height. An idyllic stretch of the Rhine will then take you past Rheinau to Wydhof, which lies just outside the small village of Flaach.

approx. 35 km
310 m
375 m

Today, the route goes up and down a little at the beginning before you reach the mouth of the Töss, which flows into the Rhine here. The small village of Eglisau is ideally located for a short break before you tackle the final spurt to the thermal baths of Bad Zurzach. A plunge into the warm water concludes this journey along the Rhine.

approx. 35 km
365 m
370 m

Tour character

Almost completely flat and largely free of traffic, the Lake Constance Cycle Route and the Rhine Route are ideal for families. Occasionally there are short climbs. However, these do not pose any major problems for children aged 8 and over.  

The Rhine Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Thal
  Season 1
28.09.2024 - 13.10.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
04.05.2024 - 27.09.2024

Arrival daily
Rhine-Route straw tour, 7 days, CH-OSFTB-07X
Base price
729.-
755.-
Price children (8 - 15 years) 499.- 539.-

Category: straw hotels on farms, 4* hotel in Bad Zurzach 

Season 1
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Arrival daily
Rhine-Route straw tour, 7 days, CH-OSFTB-07X
Base price
Price children (8 - 15 years)
729.-
499.-
755.-
539.-

Category: straw hotels on farms, 4* hotel in Bad Zurzach 

Season 1
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Thal
Double room p.P.
Price children
Bad Zurzach
Double room p.P.
Price children
45.-
40.-
149.-
80.-
45.-
40.-
149.-
80.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Thal
  Season 1
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Arrival daily
Thal
Double room p.P. 45.- 45.-
Price children 40.- 40.-
Bad Zurzach
Double room p.P. 149.- 149.-
Price children 80.- 80.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-gear
Electric bicycle
Childrens bike
145.-
269.-
85.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Infomation

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category incl. breakfast  
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Admission to the thermal spa in Bad Zurzach
  • Subsidy for arrival by train 
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • A sleeping bag is required for overnight stays in the straw hotels
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Arrival by bus and train via St. Gallen to Thal. A few minutes walk to the first farm.
  • Return journey by bus and train via Bülach, Winterthur and Rorschach to Thal. Duration: approx. 2.5 – 3 hours or direct departure from Bad Zurzach.

 

Arrival by train: 
Leave the car at home! For every bike, biking or hiking tour in Switzerland, you will receive an SBB coupon per participant, which you can use to deduct CHF 10 from the ticket price for traveling by train. The reduction can be obtained in the SBB online store or in the SBB app. On many trips, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and at the end to hand over the suitcases. You can conveniently combine this right away when you arrive by train. If you are a GA owner, you can provide this information when booking. We will credit you the amount on the invoice. If you don't need the coupon for the trip itself, you can use it during the year. Unfortunately, a retroactive refund is not possible for administrative reasons.  
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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