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40 Thur Kanu
40 Thur Kanu

Canoeing

Thur Kanu

Thur Kanu

Andelfingen–Eglisau
Thur Kanu

Thur Kanu

Canoeing on the pretty Thur into the powerful Rhine. Past fertile green forest, numerous gravel beaches, signs of beavers, picturesque vineyards and romantic villages with traditional timer-framed houses.
Once regulated along the entire stretch, the Thur now flows in a lovingly renatured bed. The river winds between large shale banks in an idyllic landscape. Gentle rapids alternate with quieter stretches. The beautiful beaches are perfect spots take a break, swim or barbecue sausages over a fire. But please observe the nature reserve areas and do not enter them. Beavers love it here too. They have been successfully re-introduced and if you keep your eyes open, you’ll spot frequent signs of gnawing.

After a few kilometres, the Thur flows into the Rhine and the trip continues on the mighty river. You now paddle between forested shores sprinkled with picturesque vineyards. Quiet villages with traditional timber-framed houses make a romantic picture-postcard scene. On fine weekends, this stretch of the river is so popular that leisure and pleasure seekers splash about everywhere, both in and on the water.
Canoeing on the pretty Thur into the powerful Rhine. Past fertile green forest, numerous gravel beaches, signs of beavers, picturesque vineyards and romantic villages with traditional timer-framed houses.
Once regulated along the entire stretch, the Thur now flows in a lovingly renatured bed. The river winds between large shale banks in an idyllic landscape. Gentle rapids alternate with quieter stretches. The beautiful beaches are perfect spots take a break, swim or barbecue sausages over a fire. But please observe the nature reserve areas and do not enter them. Beavers love it here too. They have been successfully re-introduced and if you keep your eyes open, you’ll spot frequent signs of gnawing.

After a few kilometres, the Thur flows into the Rhine and the trip continues on the mighty river. You now paddle between forested shores sprinkled with picturesque vineyards. Quiet villages with traditional timber-framed houses make a romantic picture-postcard scene. On fine weekends, this stretch of the river is so popular that leisure and pleasure seekers splash about everywhere, both in and on the water.
18 km | 1 Stage
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andelfingen
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Boat entrance point Andelfingen
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Boat exit point Eglisau
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General safety

Water level Thur
Recommended outward flow: Andelfingen 10-100 m3/s.
SMS Code (send to number 9234, resp. +41 76 414 12 34): Q 2044.
Daily measurement of outward flow
Water level Rhine
Recommended outward flow: Neuhausen 100-500 m3/s.
SMS Code (send to number 9234, resp. +41 76 414 12 34): Q 2288.
Daily measurement of outward flow

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Protected area
In easily damaged areas, e.g. rifts in the banks and bays, flat river banks, gravel banks and reed beds, through passage is allowed, but not camping, swimming, landing or anchoring of boats.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Eglisau
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Transfer Eglisau–Andelfingen
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Transfer Eglisau–Andelfingen
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Eglisau–Andelfingen
Reason: access to route.
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Services

Accommodation

Wegmann’s BnB
Wegmann’s BnB
Andelfingen
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
Flaach
Wydhof
Wydhof
Flaach
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
Bauernhof Wyden
Bauernhof Wyden
Teufen ZH
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Eglisau
Rhii B&B
Rhii B&B
Eglisau
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Bookable offers

Guided tour: Day Trip Thur
Guided tour: Day Trip Thur
Guided tour: Day Trip Thur and Rhine
Guided tour: Day Trip Thur and Rhine
Kanutour Thur und Rhein
Kanutour Thur und Rhein
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Places

Andelfingen
Andelfingen
Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
Eglisau
Eglisau
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Places of interest

Naturzentrum Thurauen
Naturzentrum Thurauen
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Swimming

Flaach outdoor swimming pool
Flaach outdoor swimming pool
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