Cycling holidays Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rhine Valley TO

Cycling: Rhine-Route

From the Rheinschlucht to the Lake of Constance

The Rhine-Route frames the east of Switzerland in a big bow. You start with a proper climb across the Oberalp pass, the region of the Rhines source, continue through the romanisch-speaking Surselva, and get impressive views of the wild valley Ruinaulta and visit the rätoromanian capital Chur.

With the typical local wind at your side you ride through the Bündner Herrschaft (local district) 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».

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Itinerary

The clear source of the Rhine rises at the Tomasee, not far from the Oberalp pass, the biggest “obstacle” on the Rhine-Route, which is why casual bikers start their trip in Disentis.

In Val Tujetsch lies one of the richest and most fascinating sources of mineral deposits in the Alps and also the monastery village of Disentis.

approx. 30 km

Surselva - «above the forest» - Graubunden’s largest Romansch-speaking region. The wild gorge of the Vorderrhein is awe-inspiring – Switzerland’s Grand Canyon.

approx. 30 km

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. In the evening, Maienfeld awaits you, home of the famous Blauburgunder wine.

approx. 50 km

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. 30 km

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. This has also created Europe’s largest freshwater delta with a wealth of birdlife.

approx. 50–70 km

Tour characteristic

The height profile of the Rhine-Route is very steep at the beginning – because the Oberalp Pass and the alpine district of Surselva are followed by the spectacular panoramic stretch through the «Swiss Grand Canyon»: the wildly romantic Rhine Gorge.

Afterwards 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 2019 at a glance
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
21.09.2020 - 11.10.2020

every day
Season 2
31.05.2020 - 14.06.2020
29.08.2020 - 20.09.2020

every day
Season 3
15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020

every day
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal cat. A, CH-GRRAR-07A
Base price
845.-
869.-
899.-
Surcharge Single Room 299.- 299.- 299.-
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal, 7 days, cat. B TO, CH-GRRAR-07B
Base price
739.-
769.-
795.-
Surcharge Single Room 179.- 179.- 179.-

Category A: Selected 3* & 4*-Hotels

Category B: Middle class hotels & Pensions

 

Season 1
21.09.2020 - 11.10.2020
every day
Season 2
31.05.2020 - 14.06.2020
29.08.2020 - 20.09.2020
every day
Season 3
15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020
every day
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal cat. A, CH-GRRAR-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal, 7 days, cat. B TO, CH-GRRAR-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
845.-
299.-
739.-
179.-
869.-
299.-
769.-
179.-
899.-
299.-
795.-
179.-

Category A: Selected 3* & 4*-Hotels

Category B: Middle class hotels & Pensions

 

Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
May 31, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach/surrounding A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Andermatt B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach/surrounding B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85.-
125.-
125.-
180.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
100.-
85.-
125.-
125.-
180.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
100.-
85.-
125.-
125.-
180.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
100.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020

every day
Season 2
May 31, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

every day
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020

every day
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 125.- 125.- 125.-
Rorschach/surrounding A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 180.- 180.- 180.-
Andermatt B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.- 119.-
Rorschach/surrounding B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 100.- 100.- 100.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
109.-
219.-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

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!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Chargeable parking on the parkfield Andermatt/Sedrun. No reservation possible, potential surcharges payable on location.
  • Journey back by train from Basel to Andermatt. Duration approx. 3.5 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.

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