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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$1299USD

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Overview

Trip Code: UAR

Trip highlights


  • Exploring three alpine countries in a week - Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria
  • Experiencing the incredible Viamala Gorge and views of the canyon-like Rhine Ruinalta ravine
  • Discovering Romansch culture in Distentis and exploring its Benedictine monastery

The Grisons, or Graubünden 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 in the Grisons, 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 returning to Constance in Germany. The relaxed itinerary offers the flexibility to explore the gorges of the Grissons on foot, cycle to winegrowers villages to sample the local specialties, visit the Museum of Art in Liechtenstein, and climb up to a castle for a picture postcard view.

Trip Grading

introductory to moderate

More info about grading system

Traveller Rating

 

Make your own arrival to Constance and check in at the first hotel. Take the opportunity to wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Centre and go to the Archaeological Museum.

Meals:  Nil

This morning a transfer will take you up into the mountaints to Splügen. Here you get on your bike and comfortably roll downhill, following the Rhine river through the Graubünden region to Bonaduz. On the way you pass by the gorge of Viamala, carved deeply into the rock by the river.

Meals:  B

This stage will take you up, about 700m of altitude difference. In the morning you take the train to Disentis It's quite a rugged route, especially the first half, as you follow an unpaved road. Continue along the Vorderrhein through the scenic Rhaeto-Romanic Alpental Valley. Shortly after Ilanz the route takes you up a long, but not very steep, hill. Once you've reached the top, you are immediately rewarded with views of the canyon-like Rhine Ruinalta ravine, before you return to Bonaduz.

Meals:  B

Today's route takes you along the Alpine Rhine through Switzerland for a while, until you reach the Principality of Liechtenstein in a leisurely ride. The fourth smallest state in Europe is known for its medieval castles and mountain panoramas. On arrival in the capital, Vaduz Castle welcomes you. It is the symbol of Vaduz and towers over the city.

Meals:  B

Today you'll be out and about in three different countries: After a short time you will have cycled through Liechtenstein, which is only 25 km long, and continue through Austria and back into Switzerland. Here the route takes you slowly downhill to Lake Constance, which welcomes you with it's many sailing boats on the glittering water.

Meals:  B

Following the banks of the lake almost all the way, you cycle through the small town of Romanshorn back to Constance. This route is flat and, with the exception of sometimes strong westerly winds, easy to master. Again and again you come across bathing spots where you can refresh yourself in the cool water.

Meals:  B

Your trip concludes after breakfast. If you'd like to extend your stay in the Lake Constance region, please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts - Continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, cold meats, muesli, tea, coffee & juices (note this may vary with the different hotels and all items may not be available)
  • 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 30 speed bike rental with pannier and handlebar bag (e-bikes available on request - supplement applies)
  • Luggage transfer (max 20kg per person)
  • Minibus transfer Constance to Splügen incl. bike and train ride Reichenau-Tamins to Disentis incl. bike
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum including a coffee
  • Information pack including route notes and maps per room booked
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to and from Constance
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees other than specified as included
  • Travel insurance
  • Helmet

Bike information


Grading

introductory to moderate  

This trip involves 5 days cycling usually along backroads with minimal car traffic (although some short distances will have heavier traffic). The average distance is 30 to 65km / 18.5 to 40.5mi per day, which should take between 3-6 hours. The tour follows a generally gently downhill route alongside the Rhine on good quality paved paths except on first section where the route is often unpaved. You need only carry your camera and water bottle etc as your main luggage is transported for you between hotels. *For safety reasons, we highly recommend that cycle helmets are worn and that you bring one from home.


Departure dates

Sundays from 1 May to 2 Oct

Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
DN1
High season is 22 May, 5 to 12 Jun and 3 Jul to 14 Aug. Mid season is 8 to 15 May, 29 May, 19 to 26 Jun and 21 Aug to 18 Sep. A supplement applies to mid and high season departures.

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Total Priceper person from

$1299USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Electric Bike supplementUSD$140
  • Single SupplementUSD$300
*Prices listed are per person

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