Chocolate, Rhine and wine
Discover the three Alpine countries of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria on this easy tour through the mountains. Cycle through the wine villages nestled in the beautiful Bündner Herrschaft countryside, famous for their excellent red wines and because of the Heidi books. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here, where the Rhine River is on holiday. Mostly dedicated cycle paths and quiet side roads, sometimes hilly, sometimes level ground. Especially on the first section often unpaved. A basic level of fitness is recommended.
1. day Arrival in Chur
Chur is the oldest city in Switzerland. Its history can be tracked back over 11000 years. Stroll through the small alleys in the old town.
2. day Day trip to Disentis 65 km + train ride
The train takes you to Disentis from where you cycle along the Anterior Rhine through the Rhaeto-Romanic Rhine valley. You will catch an impressive view of the Ruinaulta from above before you get back to Chur.
3. day Chur - Feldkirch 65 km
You will soon cross the Principality of Liechtenstein and get to the Austrian medieval town of Feldkirch.
4. day Feldkirch - St. Gallen 45 km + train ride
Along the Rhine to Altstätten and from there by rack railway to Gais in the Appenzell region. You cycle along picture-book mountain pastures with happy cows to St. Gallen.
5. day St. Gallen - Constance 45 km
Downhill to Arbon where you reach Lake Constance. You cycle through the Canton of Thurgau with its huge apple orchards. The route takes you through small villages back to Constance.
6. day Constance departure
If you wish, it is possible to extend your bike trip along the rhine.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
30.04. – 15.05.2020
13.09. – 04.10.2020
16.05. – 28.05.2020
14.06. – 26.06.2020
01.06. – 13.06.2020
27.06. – 03.07.2020
23.08. – 12.09.2020
29.05. – 31.05.2020
04.07. – 22.08.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accommodation in 3* hotels
- luggage transport
- train ticket Chur - Disentis incl. bike
- train ticket Altstätten - Gais incl. bike
- entrance Rosgartenmusem Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
- travel documents incl. maps
- 7-days hotline service
Worth knowing about the bike tour source of the Rhine - Constance
Please find more information about the the bike tour source of the Rhine - Constance below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Chur is accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Chur. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Chur: Parking spaces at the hotel in Chur on request. Alternatively you find different parking facilities in the surroundings, liable to costs.
Detailed information you will receive with your travel documents two weeks prior to artival.
Constance: In Constance you can park in a fenced parking lot for the duration of the bike tour (cost: EUR 39, - per trip / per car). Reservation required.
It is also possible to use free parking spaces on public roads or public parking spaces / car parks. Parking garages (fish market, Dammgasse, old town, Benedictine square), costs apprx. 10-20 EUR per day / car.
Condition of cycle paths
The route runs mostly on asphaltic roads, but partly on gravel paths as well. On your first three sections you have to overcome a few steeper climbs. After reaching St. Gallen you mostly cycle on flat and well built cycle paths.
Available rental bikes
We provide 27-speed gear shift and freewheel unisex bikes. All unisex bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height. Men's bikes are suitable for all gentlemen from 175 cm in height. Each bicycle is equipped with a tachometer.
Electric bikes are also available.
Currencies in Switzerland
For Switzerland, we recommend to exchange Swiss franc. Although you can pay in Euros. Franken can easily be lifted by debit or credit card at an ATM.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
The Ruinaulta or Rheinschlucht is a gorge of the Vorderrhein between Ilanz and the mouth of the Hinterrheins near Reichenau in the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.
Old bridge in Vaduz
The Alte Rheinbrücke Vaduz-Sevelen is a wooden bridge across the Rhine, connecting the capital of Liechtenstein to Vaduz with the municipality of Sevelen in the canton of St. Gallen. The bridge is 135 meters long and represents the last surviving wooden bridge crossing the Alps.
With an area of about 45 hectares, the Mainau is the third largest island in Lake Constance. Because of its extremely rich subtropical, partly also tropical vegetation, the Mainau is also known as the flower island in Lake Constance.
The Constance Cathedral or Cathedral of Our Lady is a former bishop's church in Constance on Lake Constance.
Architecturally, the existing building is one of the largest Romanesque churches in South-West Germany, a three-aisled column basilica with a cross-shaped floor plan, consecrated in 1089.
As the tallest building in the historic old town, the townscape still dominates today with its striking outline.