Familiy tour Lake Constance
Familiy tour Lake Constance

Cycling in Switzerland

Familiy tour Lake Constance

Familiy tour Lake Constance

Rorschach–Romanshorn

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Familiy tour Lake Constance

Familiy tour Lake Constance

From the St. Gallen harbour and Rorschach cargo area through a lovely landscape with mild climate, versatile water sports and other leisure possibilities, to Romanshorn - with a long ferry connection to Friedrichshafen.
The shores along the glistening Lake Constance waters, also known as Swabian Sea, and the third largest inland lake in Europe, have some very attractive promenades - with fish restaurants, playgrounds, bathing spots and parks lining the way.

In the Rorschach Kornhaus, built in 1749 and today home to a museum, schoolchildren can explore, discover and sense thanks to technical and visual experiments. Halfway along the lakeside stretch of this route is Arbon - and most schoolchildren will have heard of the Roman “Kastell Arbor Felix” (happy tree) - with remains around the castle still discovered today. Famous too are trucks and buses from the former Arbon Saurer company, which have made it all over the world.

Back in the countryside, fruit trees seen left and right of the route are only the forerunners of the extensive orchards that gave this region it's “Mostindien” name - literally, fruit-juice India. Besides the cycling route, many means of transport lead to Rome (anshorn): the Intercity and regional Thurbo railways, Lake Constance public transport boats and the car ferry from Friedrichshafen.
From the St. Gallen harbour and Rorschach cargo area through a lovely landscape with mild climate, versatile water sports and other leisure possibilities, to Romanshorn - with a long ferry connection to Friedrichshafen.
The shores along the glistening Lake Constance waters, also known as Swabian Sea, and the third largest inland lake in Europe, have some very attractive promenades - with fish restaurants, playgrounds, bathing spots and parks lining the way.

In the Rorschach Kornhaus, built in 1749 and today home to a museum, schoolchildren can explore, discover and sense thanks to technical and visual experiments. Halfway along the lakeside stretch of this route is Arbon - and most schoolchildren will have heard of the Roman “Kastell Arbor Felix” (happy tree) - with remains around the castle still discovered today. Famous too are trucks and buses from the former Arbon Saurer company, which have made it all over the world.

Back in the countryside, fruit trees seen left and right of the route are only the forerunners of the extensive orchards that gave this region it's “Mostindien” name - literally, fruit-juice India. Besides the cycling route, many means of transport lead to Rome (anshorn): the Intercity and regional Thurbo railways, Lake Constance public transport boats and the car ferry from Friedrichshafen.
16 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 15 km
Natural surface: 1 km
60 m | 60 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rorschach
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Rorschach rest area with barbecue
The Rorschach rest area directly beside the lake has places to sit, a barbecue area and spacious lawn.
km0.7 - km1.7
The route runs along a cycling path. Underway you pass the Museum im Kornhaus - in actual fact, an experience world with natural, local political and educational topics. More than 50 interactive installations present a broad range of themes in the field of optical illusions, mathematic wonders, font types and communication.
Museum im Kornhaus
Rest area and playground by the Rorschach bathing hut
The rest area west of Rorschach has plenty of places to sit and a well equipped playground.
Pirate ship playground and rest area
A real piece of art in the form of a pirate ship offers plenty of ideas to play. Additionally, you find a barbecue and places to sit.
km5.7 - km6.7
The route winds its way through Steinach on a side road with little traffic.
Untersteinach rest area and playground
As children let off steam on the Untersteinach playground and rest area, adults can sit back and relax as they ponder over boats on the apparently endless Lake Constance.
Rest area and playground by the Arbon harbour
The playground by the harbour park is well-equipped; with a steamroller and tractor on which you can climb. Right next to it you see exposed parts of the ancient Arbor Felix fort from Roman times, and the historical Arbon castle and Saurer museums are just 100 meters away.
Arbon location description
Historical museum Arbon Castel
The medieval Arbon castle with its fortified tower offers visitors the largest local and regional history museum in the Thurgau region. The modern permanent exhibition takes them on an exciting journey through time, spanning 5,500 years of fascinating settlement history on Lake Constance.
Historical museum Arbon Castel
Saurer Museum
Saurer and Berna commercial and military vehicles, postbuses and fire engines are viewed in the Saurer workshop - while the textile department provides insight into embroidery and weaving machines and a view of beautiful, finished products. 150 years of Eastern Switzerland's cutting-edge technology in three divisions - with a large collection of engines complementing the unique exhibition.
Saurer Museum
Seepark Arbon rest area with barbecue
The rest area has a barbecue along with beach volleyball facility and skatepark.
km8.8 - km13.5
The route runs along an asphalted cycling path alongside the railway tracks. Orchards line the way both left and right.
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Live railway history with an old locomotive depot within walking distance of the railway station and Romanshorn harbour. The last Thurgau steam locomotive, the Ec 3/5 of the historic M.Th.B., together with the huge S 3/6 express steam train of the Bavarian state railways, demonstrate the steam train age.
Locorama – Railway adventure park
Romanshorn railway station en route
The route is well marked from the west side of the railway station.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Romanshorn
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Contact

Stiftung SchweizMobil
Monbijoustrasse 61
3007 Bern
Tel. +41 (0) 31 313 02 70
info@schweizmobil.ch
www.schweizmobil.org

Services

Accommodation

Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Herberge See Rorschach
Herberge See Rorschach
Rorschach
Camping Buchhorn Arbon
Camping Buchhorn Arbon
Arbon
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Arbon
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
Arbon
Strohhotel Bodensee
Strohhotel Bodensee
Arbon
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
Steinebrunn
Camping Seehorn
Camping Seehorn
Egnach
Landgasthof Seelust
Landgasthof Seelust
Egnach
Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Romanshorn
Park-Hotel Inseli
Park-Hotel Inseli
Romanshorn
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Places

Rorschach
Rorschach
Arbon
Arbon
Romanshorn
Romanshorn
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Places of interest

FFA Museum Altenrhein
FFA Museum Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Bathing hut of Rorschach
Bathing hut of Rorschach
Meeting place «Kellen»
Meeting place «Kellen»
Historisches Museum Schloss Arbon
Historisches Museum Schloss Arbon
Pumptrack am See, Salmsach
Pumptrack am See, Salmsach
Lake Constance and cruises
Lake Constance and cruises
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Locorama - Railway adventure park
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Swimming

Bathing facility Speck Staad
Bathing facility Speck Staad
Arbon swimming pool
Arbon swimming pool
Buchhorn lakeside bathing place in Arbon
Buchhorn lakeside bathing place in Arbon
Beach bathing place Wiedehorn Egnach
Beach bathing place Wiedehorn Egnach
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization