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Mountains to the Lake

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  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Sundays from 28th April to 1st October.
  • Location: Constance (Konstanz)

Cycling from Mountains to the Lake

Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling holidays and our cycling holiday which covers 4 countries. This biking vacation will take you from the Alps and then north to Lake Constance along easy cycle paths beside the River Rhine. The Swiss Alpine Rhine connects the mountains of Graubünden with Lake Constance. Starting your cycling trip in Constance, you will be transferred up into the mountains to the south of Lake Constance where you shall then cycle through four countries; Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria and Germany. The tour follows gently downhill alongside the Rhine on good quality paths. Enjoy the air-dried Bündner meat, a Pinot Noir or whitefish and perch from Lake Constance on your arrival.

Starting Location

Constance (Konstanz)

Price Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 star hotels and guest houses
  • Luggage transfers
  • Information Pack
  • Route Book
  • Transfer Constance to Splugen
  • Entrance to the Rosgarten museum including 1 coffee
  • Train Reichemau-Tamins – Disentis

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Hybrid Rental Bike with Insurance
  • E-Bike Rental Bike with Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra nights
  • Visitors Tax
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

You will cycle along mostly dedicated cycle paths and quiet roads. The terrain is flat and sometimes hilly. Some sections will be on rough paths. The first day’s ride is more a level 3 ride.

Accommodation – Subject to change

Constance: ABC-Hotel

Bonaduz: Hotel Alte Post

Vaduz: Landhaus am Giessen

Arbon/Rorschach: Hotel Mozart Rorschach

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival to Constance

During the course, of the day arrive in Constance which can be reached by train from Zurich or Munich (longer travelling time).

Day 2Constance – Splügen – Bondauz, 28 miles 45 km + transfer.

After breakfast, you will have a transfer up into the mountains to the town of Splügen which is south of the Lake. Here you shall start your cycling adventure as you comfortably roll downhill, following the river Rhine through the Graubünden region to the town of Bonaduz. On the way, you pass by the gorge of Viamala which has been impressively carved deep into the rock by the river Rhine.

Day 3Trip to Disentis, 35 miles 55 km + train ride.

Today will take you up and above a difference of 700m in altitude. To start off the day you will take a train to Disentis. You will then cycle along the Vorder Rhine through the Rhaeto-Romanic Alpen Valley.  Shortly after Ilanz the route takes you up a long, but not a very steep hill. Once you’ve reached the peak, you are immediately rewarded with the sight of the canyon Rhine Ruinalta ravine. Admire the views before you return to Bonaduz.

Day 4Bonaduz – Vaduz, 37 miles 60 km.

Today your route takes you along the Alpine Rhine through Switzerland for a while, until you reach the Principality of Liechtenstein. The fourth-smallest state in Europe is known for its medieval castles and mountain views. When you arrive in the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz Castle welcomes you immediately. It is the symbol of Vaduz and towers over the city.

Day 5Vaduz – Feldkirch – Arbon / Rorschach, 40/43 miles 65/70 km.

Today you’re going to be cycling in three different countries: After a short time, you will have cycled through Liechtenstein, which is only 25 km long. You continue cycling into and through Austria and back into Switzerland. Here the route takes you slowly downhill towards  Lake Constance, which welcomes you with its many sailing boats on its glittering water.

Day 6 Arbon / Rorschach – Constance, 19/22 miles 30/35 km

Today on your bike you follow the banks of the lake almost all the way. On your way, you shall pass through the small town of Romanshorn until you reach Constance. This route is flat, with the exception, of a possible wind from the west, is easy to master. Along the route, you shall pass several bathing spots where you can refresh yourself in the cool water.

Day 7Departure

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home.


How to get there

Fly to Zurich or Munich airports and then by train to Constance.

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