At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Constance
  • Duration of trip:
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 330 km / 205 mi
  • Distance per day:
    30-65 km / 18-40 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat, a few short inclines
  • Terrain:
    Mainly country and wood lanes, some single trails but also quiet asphalted side streets.
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, wine cellars, snack bars and places to shop all around Lake Constance. That is why we do not offer half board. An evening meal costs approx. EUR 15-25 per person; you can, of course, eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

Three Lakes - Four Countries

Surprisingly easy tour - 9 days / 8 nights from EUR 899

Three Lakes - Four Countries - Appenzell

This bicycle holiday will take you to Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walensee. On this trip you can look forward to impressive Alpine panoramas, the metropolis Zurich and many large and small towns en route that will enchant you. The cycle paths are well developed and there are few inclines along the route. However, a boat trip and a trip on the cog railway offer enjoyable breaks from cycling. In short: a fantastic bicycle holiday that’s suitable for beginners awaits you.

Three Lakes - Four Countries - biker
 
Three Lakes - Four Countries- Rhine Falls

Day 1 Arrival in Constance
Explore the town’s historical centre or go for a swim at the “Hörnle”, just like the locals.

Day 2 Constance - Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km/ 31 miles
You will cycle along lower Lake Constance, located on the Swiss side of the border, to reach the small medieval town Stein. From there you will continue cycling to the romantic High Rhine (Hochrhein).

Day 3 Schaffhausen - Rheinfall waterfall - Zurich, approx. 65 km/ 40 miles
Today you will experience the Rhine Falls up close. Later on you will cycle along flat paths to reach the metropolis Zurich.

Day 4 Zürich - Lachen, approx. 40 km/ 25 miles
Enjoy a leisurely cycle along the shore of Lake Zurich to reach Rapperswil. Cross the lake on the embankment dam to reach the Canton of Schwyz.

Day 5 Lachen - Weesen - Walenstadt, approx. 30 km/ 18 miles + boat trip
The Linth Canal will take you to Weesen. Here you will board a ship that will take you across Lake Walensee with am amazing panoramic view of the Churfirsten mountain range.

Day 6 Walenstadt - Feldkirch, approx. 55 km / 34 miles 
Today you will follow the Alpenhein (Alpine Rhine) through the microstate Liechtenstein. Your destination is Feldkirch in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, home to the striking Castle Schattenburg.

Day 7 Feldkirch - Altstätten - Gais - St. Gallen , approx. 45 km/ 28 miles + train ride
A cog railway will take you up high into Canton Appenzell, from there you will visit St. Gallen with its famous monastery library.

Day 8 St. Gallen - Konstanz, approx. 45 km/ 28 miles
Keep cycling downhill to reach Lake Constance and then follow the lakeshore to reach Constance.

Day 9 Departure or extend your stay
The tour ends after breakfast.Why not extend your cycling tour along the three lakes and through the four countries?

Three Lakes - Four Countries - Zurich
 
Three Lakes - Four Countries - Castle Gutenberg
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Included in your package "Three Lakes - Four Countries"

  • 8 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, no maximum number of items, maximum weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • ticket to Rosgarten Museum in Constance + 1 cup of coffee
  • boat ride to Rheinfall waterfall 
  • boat ride from Weesen to Walenstadt (bike incl.)
  • train ride Altstätten - Gais (bike incl.)
  • extensive tour documentation
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the national 3* level. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.

Rental bikes:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 8 gears/coaster brake and 21 gears/freewheel. Equipped with side and front panniers, an odometer, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrivals daily from 13/04 to 13/10
  • The day of arrival determines the price of your tour.

Prices:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 899 EUR saver's XL 
    13.04.-17.04. + 22.04.-26.04. + 05.05-17.05. + 06.10.-13.10.
  • 999 EUR saver's price 
    18.04.-21.04. + 27.04.-04.05. + 18.05-24.05. + 15.09.-05.10. 
  • 1049 EUR basic price 
    25.05.-07.06. + 23.06.-12.07. + 25.08.-14.09.
  • 1099 EUR seasonal price
    08.06.-22.06. + 13.07.-24.08.
  • 240 EUR single room surcharge
  •   75 EUR rental bike
  • 175 EUR e-bike
  •   65 EUR additional night in double room per person, incl. breakfast (Constance)
  • 100 EUR additional night in double room per person, incl. breakfast (Zurich)
  •   90 EUR additional night in single room per person, incl. breakfast (Constance)
  • 140 EUR additional night in single room per person, incl. breakfast (Zurich)

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The Tour
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Arrival:

  • Parking facilities in Constance:
    Most hotels offer unguarded parking, prices range between 40 and 80 €/week, pre-booking is not possible. Alternatively, there are free parking facilities in residential areas - Constance is very safe.
  • Arriving by train:
    The hotels located in the historical centre are only a few walking minutes from Constance’s main railway station. For the hotels in the district of Lizelstetten, there is a direct bus (number 4) that departs right in front of the station. For the hotels in the Petershausen area we recommend taking a taxi, which usually costs around 9 €.
  • Arriving by plane at Zurich airport:
    Distance to Constance approx. 70 km / 43 miles, there is a good train connection.
    Price for a single ticket to Constance: approx. 30 SFR/ 25 €.
    Price for a German taxi to Constance: approx. 100 € per car.

Perfectly looked after:

  • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

 

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