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

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

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

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

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Straw tour along the river Rhine, CH-OSFTZ-07X
Base price
Base price 8 - 15 Years

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

Countrybike 27-speed
Children's bike
Electric bike
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

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

Please note:

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


Arrival / Parking / 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 to 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.


4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Indira Meier CH | 16.08.2021
Rhein Route Veloreise
Uns hat die Reise gut gefallen. Die Bauernhöfe waren sehr schön, am besten haben uns diese in Thal und Ermatingen gefallen. Unser Highlight war das Kuhreiten auf dem Hof in Hemishofen. Wir fanden das die Rheinroute ab flaach nicht mehr wirklich eine war, man war nicht mehr wirklich am rhein und es ging viel an der strasse entlang. Für uns war das okey, doch mit Kindern würde ich diese Strecke nicht fahren. Im grossen und ganzen war es eine sehr schöne Reise und wieder mal Top organisiert.

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