Cycling holidays Rhine Highlights TO

Cycling: Rhine-Route

Lake of Constance, Rhinefall, Basel

The impressions you get on this tour fit together like a puzzle: romantic riverside paths, straight as an arrow asparagus fields, cute timbered houses, endless power poles, stoic fishermen, sunburnt salt towers, unsimilar-similar German-Swiss bridge cities and exciting roman ruins. In the end, you ride through busy agglomeration past huge production halls oft the chemical industry and cargoships into the tripoint around Basel.   

Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

The tripoint in eastern Switzerland is your starting point.

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. 65 km

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, as does Europe’s mightiest waterfall, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen.

approx. 45–50 km

The Hochrhein has made its bed between Schwarzwald and the Jura, at times wide and unhurried, at others narrow and wild. Attractive floodplains and historic little villages add cultural enjoyment to this stage.

 

approx. 55 km

Starting in the Bad Zurzach wellness oasis, the stage leads to Koblenz, the historic old town with 4 bridges close to the Klingnau reservoir. The Rheinfelden destination - Switzerland's oldest “Zähringer” town - follows soon after the picturesque little town of Laufenburg.

approx. 55 km

Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica with its silver treasure. The agglomeration is already pulsating, the asphalt sweating, commuters groaning; Basel beckons with hustle, bustle and cultural attractions.

approx. 25 km

Tour characteristic

The route mainly follows the shore of the Rhine and Lake of Constance – between Schaffhausen and Basel there are no noteworthy climbs. ​​​​​​​

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
every day
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
every day
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
every day
Rhine Highlights cat. A TO, CH-OSRRB-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhine Highlights cat. B TO, CH-OSRRB-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
945'-
359'-
745'-
195'-
985'-
359'-
775'-
195'-
1.025'-
359'-
815'-
195'-

Category A: Selected 4*-Hotels at the best locations

Category B: Middle class hotels & pensions

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Rorschach/surrounding A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Basel A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach/surrounding B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Basel B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
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180'-
125'-
180'-
75'-
105'-
85'-
125'-
125'-
180'-
125'-
180'-
75'-
105'-
85'-
125'-
125'-
180'-
125'-
180'-
75'-
105'-
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Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
109'-
219'-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Included:

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

Not included:

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

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Chargeable parking spaces in Rorschach, no reservation possible, payable on location.
  • Journey back by train from Basel to Rorschach. Duration approx. 2.5 hours

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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