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Cycling holidays Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal

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 rhine-valley Ruinaulta and visit the rätoromanian capital Chur.

With the typical local wind at your side you ride through the “Bündner Herrschaft” (famous wine region) 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
650 m
940 m

The Surselva is the largest Romansch-speaking area in the Grisons region. Up and down we go, following the burbling Rhine through pretty little hamlets.

 

approx. 35 km
770 m
325 m

The amazing wild gorge of the Anterior Rhine is known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland. 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. 55 - 60 km
655 - 715 m
825 - 910 m

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. 20 - 25 km
65 - 75 m
25 - 150 m

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. 65 km
195 m
240 m

Tour character

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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

every day
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

every day
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal 7 days cat. A, CH-ZSRAR-07A
Base price
945.-
969.-
Surcharge Single Room 275.- 275.-
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal 7 days cat. B, CH-ZSRAR-07B
Base price
875.-
899.-
Surcharge Single Room 225.- 225.-

Category A: selected 3*- & 4*-hotels

Category B: middle class hotels & pensions

 

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
every day
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal 7 days cat. A, CH-ZSRAR-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhine Route Vorderrhein & Rheintal 7 days cat. B, CH-ZSRAR-07B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
945.-
275.-
875.-
225.-
969.-
275.-
899.-
225.-

Category A: selected 3*- & 4*-hotels

Category B: middle class hotels & pensions

 

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Romanshorn/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)
Romanshorn/surrounding B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
99.-
144.-
125.-
180.-
85.-
120.-
99.-
139.-
99.-
144.-
125.-
180.-
85.-
120.-
99.-
139.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

every day
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

every day
Andermatt A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 144.- 144.-
Romanshorn/surrounding A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 125.- 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 180.- 180.-
Andermatt B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 120.- 120.-
Romanshorn/surrounding B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 139.- 139.-
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Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
139.-
265.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the program in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription 
  • Service Hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
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.

 

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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