Alpine Rhine to Basel

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Trace the flow of the Rhine by bike on this epic journey from the Swiss Alps to Basel, where the Rhine takes a sharp right on its journey to the North Sea. The relaxed itinerary offers the flexibility to explore the gorges of the Grisons on foot, cycle to wine-growers villages to sample the local specialties, visit the Museum of Art in Liechtenstein, climb up to a castle for a picture postcard view, and enjoy a boat ride at Europe's largest waterfall. The Grisons, or GraubŁnden as it is referred to by the Swiss, is considered by many to be Switzerland's most beautiful region, with its multitude of lakes, valleys and snow capped mountain peaks. The Rhine River has its source here, connecting the mountains to Lake Constance over 100km away. Travelling alongside the Rhine and Lake Constance, this diverse cycle adventure from Switzerland passes through Liechtenstein and Austria before reaching Constance in Germany. It continues beyond the lake to the Rhine Falls, through picturesque towns and villages along the river to the town of Basel situated on the Swiss/French border.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Chur, the gateway to the Grisons, Switzerland DAY 2 Train to Disentis and cycle the Rhaeto-Romanic Alpen Way (65km/40.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle from Chur to Liechtenstein and on to Feldkirch (65km/40.5mi) DAY 4 Cycle and train to the Swiss town of St Gallen (45km/28mi) DAY 5 Cycle through the Swiss canton of Thurgau to Constance in Germany (45km/28mi) DAY 6 Cycle via Stein Am Rhein to Schaffhausen (50km/31mi) DAY 7 Continue to Waldshut-Tiengen (60km/37mi) DAY 8 To Rheinfelden then train to Basel (50km/31mi) DAY 9 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 21 Apr to 7 Oct
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High season is from 5 May to 2 Jun and 30 Jun to 24 Aug. Mid season is from 3 to 29 Jun and 25 Aug to 15 Sep. A supplement applies to mid and high season departures and the season is determined by the start date.

what's included
MEALS: *8 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *8 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes and maps, one set per room booked *luggage transfer (max 20kg per piece) *emergency hotline TRANSPORT: *train rides as described in the itinerary EQUIPMENT: *24 speed bicycle with pannier and handlebar bag (electric bikes available on request - supplement applies) PLUS: *entrance to Rosgarten museum including coffee *boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
Alpine Rhine to Basel
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
9 days
trip code:
from US $1,510
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