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Hiking holidays Lake Constance, Appenzell & Toggenburg

Hiking: Alpine Panorama Trail

The Jacobs trail in Switzerland

Lined by churches, monasteries and chapels, this hiking tour offers a unique experience on historical paths through varied cultural landscapes. Switzerland's most beautiful lakes, chapels and churches are strung like pearls along the Via Jacobi.

The high peaks of the Central Swiss Alps and the Bernese Oberland will guide you on your way through Switzerland. Change of scenery in the endless forests of Jorat in the canton of Fribourg. Now the snow covered peaks of Mont Blanc and the sparkling Lake Geneva come into view before the pilgrimage ends in the charming city of Geneva.  

  

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Itinerary

Rorschach, medieval traffic hub and lake port of St. Gallen, is mentioned as a pilgrimage station around the year 1300. Visit to the Stift Library in St. Gallen.

approx. 4 h
approx. 15 km
550 m
280 m

Herisau, oldest Appenzell parish seat has been known since 907. The path leads past the former hostel, zum Goldenen Sternen, then on through the varied hilly landscape of Appenzell and Toggenburg to Wattwil. By bus to the neighbouring village Liechtensteig, where you will spend the night. 

approx. 7 h
approx. 23 km
1'000 m
1'125 m

By bus back to Wattwil. Between Wattwil and Rapperswil, the landscape is dotted with individual farms and marked by gently rolling hills and various-sized woodland areas. Some beautiful sunken paths turn the hike into a special experience. 

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 25 km
665 m
865 m

The hike leads over the wooden footbridge from Rapperswil to Hurden built in 2001 and then over the Etzelpass to Einsiedeln. Particularly impressive views of the Zürichsee on this trail to Switzerland’s most important place of pilgrimage.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 16 km
760 m
260 m

Tour characteristic

The hiking trails mostly lead along wide forest and field paths, only on the stage to Stans you have to reckon with narrower paths along Lake Lucerne. Very good basic fitness is required for the long stages. 

Prices & Dates

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Rorschach
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day except Sunday
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day except Sunday
Lake Constance, Appenzell & Toggenburg, CH-OSWRE-06X
Base price
789.-
835.-
Surcharge Single Room 239.- 239.-

Category : 3*-Hotels & small B&Bs (no ensuite rooms in smaller places like Wattwil available)

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day except Sunday
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day except Sunday
Lake Constance, Appenzell & Toggenburg, CH-OSWRE-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
789.-
239.-
835.-
239.-

Category : 3*-Hotels & small B&Bs (no ensuite rooms in smaller places like Wattwil available)

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
115.-
165.-
75.-
115.-
115.-
165.-
75.-
115.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Rorschach
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day except Sunday
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day except Sunday
Rorschach
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Filter
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Thorough route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 
  • Train ride St. Gallen – Herisau not included in the tour price. Approx. CHF 10.-  
  • Return ticket for the bus ride Wattwil – Lichtensteig not included in the tour price. Approx CHF 10.-  
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train from Zurich airport via St. Gallen. Duration approx. 1.5 hours 
  • Return travel by train via Wädenswil to Zurich airport. Duration approx. 1.5 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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