Individual arrival to Kreuzlingen. Arrive early and take a walk to the castles and manor houses from the Middle Ages and early modern times.
After breakfast, hop on your bike and begin your journey along the shores of Lake Constance. Take a break in the lively lakeside town of Romanshorn or in Arbon. Visit the old town, which is well worth seeing, and the large castle. Afterwards, your destination for the day, Rorschach, is quickly reached and you can end the day relaxin
In the morning you pass the idyllic mouth of the Rhine with its wide reed beds. Through the St. Gallen Rhine Valley, where a lot of land has been gained by river corrections of the Alpine Rhine, you continue cycling to Buchs. The town is an important border station and the gateway to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Today you cycle through the Bündner Herrschaft, the fertile garden and wine-growing region of Graubünden. The landscape lies on scree cones of slate and is the home of Heidi, Geißenpeter and Almöhi. The stage takes you to Chur, the oldest city north of the Alps. Look forward to dinner in one of the many restaurants in the city.
Let yourself be impressed by the wild gorge of the Vorderrhein, also called the "Grand Canyon of Switzerland" and by "Ob dem Wald", the Surselva, which is the largest Romansh-speaking area of the Grisons. At the end of the day you will reach the monastery village of Disentis, where you can recover from this royal stage.
Get on your bikes early to cycle first through the Hell Gorge and the Val Medel up to the top of the Lukmanier pass. This old pass road leads down into Ticino. You can shorten this steep part by bus (on your own). The rest of the day you cycle through the sunny valley Valle di Blenio past Olivone always slightly downhill. Through the cultivated landscape with fragrant flower meadows and terraced meadows you cycle to Biasca.
Even from a distance you have a view of the fortress of Bellinzona with its well-preserved city walls and three castles. After the sightseeing you continue cycling through the flat Magadino plain into the valley of the Ticino. On the last kilometers of your journey, follow the promenade to Lake Maggiore. Enjoy the view of the glittering lake and end the evening in Locarno on the shore.
Today your wonderful trip ends after breakfast at the hotel. We will be happy to reserve you additional nights in Locarno.
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- Ticino Ticket with numerous inclusive services and discounts (from day 5, on request at the hotel)
- SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year
Below you will find specific information about the cycle tour From Lake Constance to Lake Maggiore.
If you have any further questions about the tour, simply give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Constance can be reached by train from all major cities in Germany, from where you can either take a short train ride to Kreuzlingen or a short cab ride.
You can find up-to-date timetable information and prices at
Depending on the hotel booked, parking spaces are available at the start hotel (subject to a charge, no reservation possible).
You will receive further information on parking facilities with your travel documents approx. 2 weeks before arrival.
Condition of the cycle paths
You cycle flat and relaxed along Lake Constance and in the Rhine Valley, after you reach Chur, the route climbs steadily. In the Rhine Gorge, the paths become increasingly rough. The crowning stage is over the Lukanier Pass, which you can shorten by public transport. More traffic is to be expected around Bellinzone, otherwise you cycle largely on traffic-free side roads in Ticino.
Available rental bikes
27-speed bikes (unisex) with low entry, derailleur gears and freewheel are available. Electric bikes (unisex) are also available. Simply state your preference when booking.
Means of payment in Switzerland
In Switzerland, it is advisable to exchange Swiss francs, although you can pay in euros. Francs can be conveniently withdrawn from ATMs by debit or credit card.
Extra costs that are not included in the travel price
Any tourist tax is not included in the tour price and must therefore be paid at the hotel.
If you take the shortcut to the Lukmanier Pass, the bus trip Disentis - Lukmanier Pass incl. bicycle is not included in the tour price (costs approx. CHF 25 with half-fare travelcard per person).
7-day hotline service
If your bike chain breaks, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available for you 7 days a week and will organize help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements or health formalities to be observed for this trip.
The statutory insolvency insurance is already included in the tour price. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance after receiving your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of cancellation, curtailment, illness or accident.