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Cyclists at a stop with a view of Untersee, surrounded by meadows and hills

Three Lakes – Four Countries

Lake Constance, Lake Zurich & Lake Walen

8 Days / 7 Nights
Cyclists at a stop with a view of Untersee, surrounded by meadows and hills

Four countries in eight days? Not only is it possible, but it's also quite relaxed at your destination. Cycle between Lake Constance, Lake Zurich, and Lake Walen in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Principality of Liechtenstein. This cycling vacation offers a particularly diverse experience - from the beautiful lakeside promenade in Constance to the vineyards and sophistication of Zurich.

The largest city on Lake Constance boasts not only a rich history but also magnificent panoramic views - take a leisurely walk before hopping on your bike and cycling to Schaffhausen. Along the way to Zurich, you'll encounter the impressive Rhine Falls.

On day 4, the route meanders along the shores of Lake Zurich, revealing hidden yet visually striking villas. After crossing over to Lake Walen, you'll hop on a boat, bringing you closer to the Principality. Following a night in Vaduz, your journey continues through picturesque Swiss Alpine valleys to St. Gallen and finally to Konstanz, where you can cap off your adventure with a glass of wine or a delicious ice cream.

  • Masses of water plunge into the depths: As Europe's largest waterfall, the Rhine Falls never fail to impress with their majestic beauty. Take in the breathtaking natural spectacle from viewing platforms and stroll along picturesque hiking trails. However, for the ultimate experience, hop on a boat! It's an unforgettable adventure for nature lovers, allowing you to truly capture the atmosphere of this spectacular wonder.
  • A visit to the Principality: Liechtenstein, the tiny principality nestled between Switzerland and Austria, dazzles with its breathtaking Alpine scenery, quaint villages, and rich cultural heritage. Explore the iconic Vaduz Castle, embark on hiking trails like the Fürstensteig, and delve into the vibrant art scene within the town's charming galleries.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site in St. Gallen: Founded in the 8th century, the former Benedictine monastery boasts one of Europe's most significant baroque libraries alongside an impressive monastery church. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, the St. Gallen monastery stands as a testament to centuries of cultural and architectural excellence.

The leisurely cycle tour is enhanced with train and boat excursions, allowing you to take breaks and relax along the way. Despite the surrounding mountains, the route remains largely flat, gradually becoming hillier towards the end. In addition to various modes of transportation, admission to the Konstanz Rose Garden Museum is also included in the tour price.

The Lake Constance region is perfect for cycling vacations, with magnificent views, sparkling waters, and numerous attractions to explore. The Lake Constance cycle route follows the shoreline seamlessly, offering a hassle-free experience.

Itinerary at a glance

Explore Constance on the shores of Lake Constance and get closer to the Rhine Falls in Switzerland by boat. Zurich captivates with its historic cityscape, St. Gallen is renowned for its monastery, and high above Vaduz stands the princely castle.

The largest town on the Lake Constance is still quiet Medieval in character to this day and in 1414 hosted the only church council ever to take place north of the Alps.

Today you will cycle along the romantic Lower Lake through small fishing villages and the well-known town of Stein am Rhein. The Canton capital of Schaffhausen is towered over by the Munot Fortress. There are over 170 oriels in the town which testify to the former wealth of the citizens.

The first highlight of your trip is the Rheinfall waterfall, which you will approach by boat. The Glatt valley will lead you on to Zurich, the fascinating cosmopolitan Swiss city. You can shorten the cycling stage with the S-Bahn (not included). The city of Zurich combines tradition and modernity and the well-preserved old town invites you to linger with many cafes and bars.

Today you will cycle along the banks of Lake Zurich, which is also known locally as the Gold Coast, until you come to Rapperswil with its old castle and cross over the lake using the dam. You will come to the small little town of Lachen on the opposite shore.

Today you will cycle along the Linth Canal, the man-made canal between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen, and come to Weesen. Here you will board a boat which will take you to the other end of the lake and Walenstadt. The Lake is 150m deep and is towered over by the 1800m high Churfirsten Mountains. You cycle through the valley of the Alpine Rhine into the Principality of Liechtenstein to Vaduz.

You will continue to follow along the Rhine for a little longer, then a cogwheel railway will bring you up to Appenzell countryside, to Gais. Alpen meadows and sows, like those from children’s books will accompany you on your way to St. Gallen which is home to one of the formerly most important monasteries in the region. The library is a UNESCO – world heritage site.

You will cycle downhill towards Lake Constance today, which you will reach at the town of Arbon. From here you will cycle along the shoreline through Swiss villages and apple orchards on towards Constance.

After breakfast your bike tour through four countries ends.

Route information


The route runs mainly along its own cycle paths and separate cycle routes. The route is mainly flat but in Appenzell there it is a little bit hilly.

Prices & Dates

Category: hotels of national 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

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Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch, French, Italian)
  • 1 Entrance Rosgartenmuseum incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • 1 Boat trip Weesen - Walenstadt incl. bike
  • 1 Train ride Altstätten - Gais incl. bike
  • 1 Boat trip to the rock of Rhine Falls
  • Service Hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Constance train station
  • Zurich, Friedrichshafen, Basel, Karlsruhe, Memmingen or Stuttgart airport
  • Bounded parking, costs EUR 49 per week, reservation necessary, to be paid for at the time
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 25 per day, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Train ride Rümlang – Zürich, costs approx. CHF 15/person incl. bike
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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