Cycling holidays Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal cat. A

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».

Moderate
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

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

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.

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
every day
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
every day
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
every day
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal cat. A, CH-OSRAR-05A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal cat. B, CH-OSRAR-05B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
589,00
195,00
539,00
125,00
615,00
195,00
565,00
125,00
635,00
195,00
579,00
125,00

Category A: Selected 3* & 4*-Hotels

Category B: Middle class hotels & Pensions

 

Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Rorschach/Umgebung 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/Umgebung B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
79,00
119,00
89,00
129,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
79,00
119,00
89,00
129,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
79,00
119,00
89,00
129,00
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
89,00
179,00
Price
Travel documents digital only
-20,00

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

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

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.

 

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