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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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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Thal
  Season 1
29.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 16.10.2023

every day
Season 2
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Straw tour along the river Rhine, CH-OSFTB-07X
Base price

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

Season 1
Apr 29, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
every day
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Straw tour along the river Rhine, CH-OSFTB-07X
Base price
Base price 8 - 15 Years
Base price 0 - 7 Years

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

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

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Services & Infomation



  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Admission to the thermal spa in Bad Zurzach
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline


  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • A sleeping bag is required for overnight stays in the straw hotels.
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)


  • 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 to 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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