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Swiss Rhine Highlights 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
The impressions you get on this tour fit together like a puzzle: romantic riverside paths, straight as an arrow asparagus fields, cute timbered houses, endless power poles, stoic fishermen, sunburnt salt towers, unsimilar-similar German-Swiss bridge citiesand exciting roman ruins. Ultimately you ride through busy agglomeration past huge production halls oft he chemical industry and cargoships into the tripoint around Basel.
The route mainly follows the shore of the Rhine and the Lake of Constance – between Schaffhausen and Basel there are no noteworthy climbs.
If you would like to rent a bike (125 CHF) or e-bike (249 CHF) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Rorschach
The trip point in eastern Switzerland is your starting point.
Rorschach and surroundings – Kreuzlingen / Gottlieben, approx. 65km
The Lake of Constantze (Bodensee): the soul of Europe. The area around the shimmering silver-green "Swabian sea" is an ancient cultural landscape. Despite its lively lakeside scene, Thurgau remains a serene slice of countryside with castles and extensive orchards.
Kreuzlingen / Gottlieben – Schaffhausen, approx. 45 - 50km
The lovely landscape along the long ribbon of the Untersee appealed to Napoleon, the richly-decorated town of Stein am Rhein attracts thousands of visitors every year. Europe’s mightiest waterfall doesn't disappoint either, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, absolutely magnificent!
Schaffhausen – Bad Zurzach, approx. 55km
The Hochrhein has made its bed between Schwarzwald and the Jura, at times wide and unhurried, at others narrow and wild. Attractive floodplains and historic little villages add cultural enjoyment to this stage.
Bad Zurzach – Rheinfelden, approx. 55km
Starting in the Bad Zurzach wellness oasis, the stage leads to Koblenz, the historic old town with 4 bridges close to the Klingnau reservoir. The Rheinfelden destination - Switzerland's oldest Zähringer town - follows soon after the picturesque little town of Laufenburg.
Rheinfelden – Basel, approx. 25km
Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica with its silver treasure. The agglomeration is already pulsating, the asphalt sweating, commuters groaning. Basel beckons with hustle, bustle and cultural attractions.
Departure or extension.
If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.
Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.