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Bike routes in Switzerland: the 3 lakes tour

Reviews (5) :
4.80 / 5
Reference S0901
  • Loop trip
  • 9 days
  • Easy
  • From 13.4 to 13.10 2019
  • Minimum age 10 years
1049€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Switzerland invested millions of euros to develop bike routes through the whole country under the brand "Switzerland by bike". The beautiful bike routes are almost interally dedicated bike paths. We selected amongst the most incredible bike routes Switzerland has to offer, those with the best panorama, but also the easiest ones. Enjoy the sightseeing worth the travelling!

    Day 1


    Arrival in Constance

    Walk around the beautiful old medieval city of Constance or make the most of your first day by making a little trip to Mainau Island, the flower island.

    Rosgartenmuseum 1h

    The collections of the museum in the center of the old town offer a glimpse of the rich pre and protohistory of the region of the Lake Constance. You will often find special exhibitions such as the exhibition on the life of Napoleon III, who spent his youth in the region.

    Day 2


    Constance - Schaffhausen

    env. 50km
    You ride along the lake to leave Constanz and cross charming little fishermen villages on the swiss side of the lake. You reach Stein-am-Rhein where the houses are totally painted with frescoes. Then follow your way to Schaffhausen where you will spend the night.

    Day 3


    Schaffhausen – Zurich

    You follow your itinerary through Neuhausen up to the Rhin falls, the largest falls in Europ. A boat brings you exactly under the water falls. later on you ride in the Glatt Valley to reach Zurich, international city.

    Boat tour to the Rhine falls 2h


    Day 4


    Zurich – Lachen

    Ride along the Zurich lake on the coast locally named "Côte d’or" (Golden coast) up to Rapperswil, the roses city, proud of its medieval castle. After crossing the lake on a dyke, on the other side you follow the banks up to the small town of Lachen.

    Day 5


    Lachen – Walenstadt

    You ride along the Linth canal which joins the Zurich lake to the Walenstadt lake up to Weesen. A ferry boat will bring you to Walenstadt. In the background stand the Churfirsten, a chaine of montains in the Pre-Alps.

    Ferry crossing between Weesen and Walenstadt with bikes 0h


    Day 6


    Walenstadt – Feldkirch

    You quickly enter the Rhin valley and cross the Lichtenstein. Don’t miss the numerous fortresses overlooking the valley. Feldkirch is already in Austria.

    Day 7


    Feldkirch – Saint-Gallen

    Keep on riding along the Rhin river,then catch a small montain train to reach Gais in Appenzell. Here is Heidi’s country, high mountain pastures and cows will be the countryside up to St Gallen. St Gall is one of the most renowned monastery in this part of Europ. The Abbey of St. Gall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its library contains books which date back to the 9th century.

    Day 8


    Saint-Gallen – Constance

    You slowly ride back to Arbon on the lake. Your way back to Constance is enamelled with the cutest little swiss villages and through apple orchards.

    Day 9


    Departure from Constance

    After breakfast, take a city our before returning home. You may end up waiting to extend your tour so you can visit more of this delighful area.
  • Accommodation
  • Categorie B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-4-Star hotels or Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Practical information
  • To get to Konstanz:

    By car:
    From Paris following Troyes, Bâle and Zurich (663 km / 6h53)
    From Strasbourg following Offenburg and Villingen (191 km / 2h30)
    From Lyon following Geneva, Lausanne, Bern et Zurich (497 km / 4h30)

    By train:
    From Strasbourg passing by Offenburg (3h)
    From Lyon passing by Dijon and then Zurich (5h50)

    By plane:
    From Friedrichshafen (25 km) : by car or bus and by boat (40 min)
    From Zurich (75 km) : correspondences by train to Konstanz (1 hour)

  • Reviews
  • 5 bike travelers reviews 4.80 / 5

    “ Isabelle ”

    On the 2019-08-06 by ISABELLE
    Un très beau circuit avec des paysages très variés, qui changent au fil des kilomètres ... la plus belle étape, mais la plus dure, est selon moi , l'étape entre Feldkirch et Saint Gall, au pays d'Heïdi. L'organisation est vraiment parfaite (documents avec feuilles de route et curiosités touristiques, transfert des bagages), les hôtels réservés sont vraiment très bien, luxueux pour certains ... Des bons mollets, l'envie et la persévérance ... ça vaut vraiment le coup !!! Merci à Vélo voyageur

    “ Génial ”

    On the 2018-03-26 by JEAN-LOUIS
    Super circuit : bien organisé autant sur le choix du circuit , le rythme que sur l'hébergement, Les vélos loués étaient très bien Nous avons pris l option : un jour de plus à Zurich et cela nous a permis de visiter la ville . Notre voyage date d août 2017 ( pas pris le temps de laisser un avis !)...et il nous en reste que des bons souvenirs

    “ À faire ”

    On the 2016-10-07 by michel
    Très bon trip

    “ Trois lacs, quatre pays à découvrir ”

    On the 2013-08-16 by gislhaine
    De très beaux paysages sur des pistes cyclables remarquables avec à chaque arrivée des hôtels splendides, un circuit très varié (vélo, bateau, train) à recommander mais il faut un peu d'entraînement car ça grimpe parfois mais donc ensuite ça descend.

    “ La Suisse à vélo c'est vraiment beau ”

    On the 2013-08-14 by gislhaine
    un magnifique circuit qui demande parfois de bons mollets pour découvrir des paysages magnifiques avec à l'arrivée de très beaux hôtels et des accueils chaleureux, bravo aux organisatrices.
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