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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 and Lake Walen

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

Explore Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walen; on this international route you will be able to enjoy the difference and similarities between the Lake Constance countries of Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. This easy tour allows you to experience the Mediterranean flair of the Lake Constance through to the Churfirsten Mountains.

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

services & information

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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