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Chur - Basel

Rhine Cycle Path

People with a little extra time on their hands will be able to enjoy the wild Alpine Rhine and Lake Constance as well as the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and the romantic High Rhine.The Swiss Alpen Rhine connects the mountains of Graubünden with Lake Constance. From Chur you will have the opportunity to discover the 400 m deep Ruinalta Schlucht ("Ruinalta Ravine"), which is an impressive landscape formed by the Vorderrhein. Cycling through the lively university town of St. Gallen, you will arrive in Constance and meet the Rhine once more which flows here into Lake Constance.

Challenging
Challenging
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Jäger
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Itinerary

Chur is the oldest city in Switzerland. Its history can be tracked back over 11000 years. Stroll through the small alleys in the old town.

First you will take to train to Disentis. From there you will follow the Anterior Rhine through the Surselva Valley. The official language in this region is Swiss Rhaeto-Romance. The impressive landscape of the Ruinaulta was formed by a large landslide thousands of years ago. The Rhine had to find a new route through the rubble and fallen rock – the result of which is the Rhine canyon with white steep walls and peaceful lakes along the swirling waters of the river.

You will soon cross the Principality of Liechtenstein and get to the Austrian medieval town of Feldkirch.

Along the Rhine to Altstätten and from there by rack railway to Gais in the Appenzell region. You cycle along picture-book mountain pastures with happy cows to St. Gallen.

Downhill to Arbon where you reach Lake Constance. You cycle through the Canton of Thurgau with its huge apple orchards. The route takes you through small villages to Constance.

Along the Lower Lake through fishing towns to the well-known city of Stein am Rhein. From there you follow the Rhine to Schaffhausen.

First highlight is the visit of the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. On your way to Waldshut-Tiengen you will be delighted by the Rheinau monastery, picturesquely located on an island.

Via Laufenburg you reach Bad Säckingen where you find the longest covered wooden bridge. Along the Rhine to Rheinfelden, from where you take the train to Basel.

Tour character

Mostly dedicated cycle paths and quiet side roads, sometimes hilly, sometimes level ground. Especially on the first section often unpaved. A basic level of fitness is recommended.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 30, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Monday, Thuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Season 2
May 18, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
Monday, Thuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 5, 2020
Aug 24, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Monday, Thuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Monday, Thuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Rhine Cycle Path I, CH-RHRCB-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
899.00
249.00
999.00
249.00
1,079.00
249.00
1,149.00
249.00
Season 1
Apr 30, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Season 2
May 18, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
Season 3
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 5, 2020
Aug 24, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Chur
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
Konstanz/Kreuzlingen
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
85.00
114.00
65.00
94.00
85.00
114.00
65.00
94.00
85.00
114.00
65.00
94.00
85.00
114.00
65.00
94.00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike
79,00
79,00
195,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN,NL,FR,IT) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • 1 Train journey from Chur to Disentis incl. bike
  • 1 Train journey from Altstätten- Glais incl. bike
  • 1 Train journey from Rheinfelden – Basel incl. bike
  • 1 Boat ride Rheinfallfelsen
  • 1 Entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. one cup of coffee
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Chur train station
  • Zurich and Basel airport
  • Public car par approx CHF 10 to CHF 20 per day, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Sabine Steinleitner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Sabine Jäger, Customer Service Assistant

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Alan F. GB | 24.09.2018
It has inspired us to want to continue our journey down the Rhine beyond Basel.
Super cycling, with fabulous scenery throughout. Our hotels were all so different, but each in their own way excellent.
5 stars
Maria O. DE | 21.09.2018
Landschaftlich ein Traum!
Super schöne Radtour. Ein landschaftliches Highlight. Allerdings sollte man eine gute Kondition haben. Organisation von der Buchung bis Unterlagen vor Ort sehr gut. Bestimmt nicht unsere letzte Tour mit Eurobike.
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