The most popular cycling route in Switzerland.Discover the three Alpine countries of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria on this easy tour through the mountains. Cycle through the wine villages nestled in the beautiful Bündner Herrschaft countryside, held in esteem because of the red wines produced here and famous because of the Heidi books. Cycling downhill virtually all the way, we visit the ancient city of Chur, cross the border into Austria for a short stretch, and finish by the shores of Lake Constance.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
1st day: Individual arrival in Chur
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.
2nd day: Day trip to Disentis, approx. 60 km + train ride
The train takes you to Disentis from where you cycle along the Anterior Rhine through the Rhaeto-Romanic Rhine valley. You will catch an impressive view of the Ruinaulta from above before you get back to Chur.
3rd day: Chur – Feldkirch, approx. 65 km
You will soon cross the Principality of Liechtenstein and get to the Austrian medieval town of Feldkirch.
4th day: Feldkirch – Altstätten – Gais – St. Gallen, approx. 45 km + train ride
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.
5th day: St. Gallen – Arbon – Constance/Kreuzlingen, approx. 45 km
Downhill to Arbon where you reach Lake Constance. You cycle through the Canton of Thurgau with its huge apple orchards. The route takes you along the banks of the lake through small villages back to Constance.
6th day: Constance/Kreuzlingen
Individual departure or extension of stay
RATING: Easy to Moderate
Flat cycling along paved cycle paths by the river and through small villages and towns; suitable for novice cyclists as well as children. Some longer cycling days. Public transportation is readily available should you decide to cycle half days etc.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Zurich, with regular rail transfers available directly from the terminal.
Departure Dates 2016: Daily
Season 1: October 4 – 26
Season 2: August 24 – October 3
Departure Dates 2017: Daily
Season 1: April 22 – 28 & October 1 – 15
Season 2: April 29 to May 19; June 18 to 30 & August 2 to Sept. 30
Season 3: May 20 to June 17 & July 1 to August 26
|Price per person: Season 1||CAD||$890|
|Season 2 surcharge||$130|
|Season 3 surcharge||$160|
|Single room supplement||$220|
|Optional electric bike||$150|
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment