Rhine-bike-path I

Chur - Basel

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.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

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.

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Rhine Cycle Path I, CH-RHRCB-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
899,00
190,00
939,00
190,00
999,00
190,00
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Konstanz/Kreuzlingen
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
Waldshut-Tiengen
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night double room
65,00
90,00
90,00
65,00
65,00
90,00
90,00
65,00
65,00
90,00
90,00
65,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike
Mountainbike
75,00
75,00
175,00
100,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Best elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Train journey from Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
  • Train journey from Rheinfelden – Basel incl. bike
  • Boat ride Rheinfallfelsen
  • Entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. one cup of coffee
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

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