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Glacier Express Rheinschlucht im Sommer

Highlights

  • Oberalp Pass
  • Grand Canyon of Switzerland
  • Graubünden wine tavern - Bündner Herrschaft
  • St. Gallen Rhine Valley
  • Lake Constance

Day 1

Arrival to Andermatt

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Andermatt. Overnight stay in Andermatt.

Der Dorfkern in Andermatt

Day 2

Andermatt - Disentis

The clear source of the Rhine rises at Lake Toma, not far from the Oberalp Pass, the biggest "obstacle" on the Rhine route. In Val Tujetsch lies one of the richest and most interesting mineral deposits in the Alps and also the monastery village of Disentis.

Details: approx. 30 km ↑ 650 m ↓ 940 m

LakeToma Oberalppass

Day 3

Disentis – Ilanz

"Above the forest" - the Surselva - is the largest Romansh-speaking area in Graubünden. Up and down it goes through pretty hamlets along the gurgling Rhine.

Details: approx. 35 km ↑ 770 m ↓ 325 m

Das Kloster von Disentis.

Day 4

Ilanz – Maienfeld / Bad Ragaz

You gaze in amazement at the wild gorge of the Vorderrhein, the Grand Canyon of Switzerland. Chur, the oldest town north of the Alps, has the highest density of restaurants. Linger for a moment before continuing to follow the course of the leisurely flowing river. In the evening, Maienfeld, home of the famous Blauburgunder wine, awaits you.

Details: approx. 55 - 60 km ↑ 655 - 715 m ↓ 825 - 910 m

Die Altstadt von Chur

Day 5

Maienfeld / Bad Ragaz – Buchs

The Bündner Herrschaft, the fertile garden and wine-growing region of Graubünden, lies on slate rubble cones. It is also the home of Heidi, Geissenpeter and the Alpöhi.

Details: approx. 20 - 25 km ↑ 65 - 75 m ↓ 25 - 150 m

Velofahren in der Bündner Herrschaft

Day 6

Buchs – Rorschach and surroundings | Departure

The St. Gallen Rhine Valley is a landscape often spoiled by the warm foehn. Much land was reclaimed during river corrections of the Alpine Rhine in the Rhine Valley. This created the largest freshwater delta in Europe with a rich bird life at the mouth of the Rhine into Lake Constance. Departure by public transport to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay.

Details: approx. 65 km ↑ 195 m ↓ 240 m

Seepark in Arbon am Bodensee.
Karte der Rhein Route.

Tour Characteristic

The height profile of the Rhine-Route is very steep at the beginning - because the Oberalp Pass and the alpine district of Surselva are followed by the spectacular panoramic stretch through the «Swiss Grand Canyon»: the wildly romantic Rhine Gorge.

Afterwards you ride – in a jaunty up and down – through the wine growing region of the Bündner Herrschaft. From Bad Ragaz however the route generally follows the Rhine.  

The Rhine-Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Inclusions

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in the chosen category
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Well-prepared route guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • If you are departing without an extra night in Rorschach, your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Additional night can be booked in Rorschach (surrounding area).
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel Documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance