This biking vacation in Switzerland allows you to explore three great lakes. On this level 2 self guided cycling holiday you shall explore Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walen. On this international route you will be able to enjoy the differences and similarities between the Lake Constance countries of Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. This is an easy cycling tour which allows you to experience the Mediterranean flair of Lake Constance through to the Churfirsten Mountains.
You will cycle mostly along cycle paths or bike lanes. The route is mostly flat with some hilly terrain in Appenzeller Land.
Schaffhausen: Hotel Park Villa
Zurich: Sorrell Park Rex
Lachen: Hotel Baren
Walenstadt: Hotel Restaurant Seehof
Feldkirch: Hotel Gasthof Lowen
St Gallen: Hotel Metropol
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.
The largest town on Lake Constance is still quite 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.
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 150 m deep and is towered over by the 1800 m high Churfirsten Mountains.
After a few kilometres, you will come to the valley of the Alpenrhein. From here you will quickly reach the principality of Liechtenstein, where numerous, impressive castles tower over the valley. The Medieval town of Feldkirch is on Austrian ground.
You will continue to follow the Rhine for a little longer, then a cogwheel railway will bring you up to Appenzell countryside, to Gais. Alpen meadows and cows, 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 the town of Arbon. From here you will cycle along the shoreline through Swiss villages and apple orchards on towards Constance.
After breakfast, your cycling tour through four countries comes to an end.
Fly to Zurich airport.
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