77 Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau
77 Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau

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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau

Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau

Brunnen–Schaffhausen

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Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau

Rigi–Reuss–Klettgau

From the Goldau rockfall area at Zugersee lake, under the spell of the Rigi, alongside the meandering Reuss, through historic bridge towns such as Bremgarten and Brugg. Klettgau wine villages follow the Zurzach spa, the goal is the thundering Rhine Falls.
Nightingale's song in the reed beds and meadows beside the tranquil Lauerzersee waters is heard before boulders as big as a house point the way to Arth-Goldau railway station, a bustling iron junction. Picture-postcard Zugersee lake lies at the foot of the Rigi, overlooked by grand villas.

After Rotkreuz you cross the Rüssspitz nature reserve, enter the aargauische Freiamt, a wide valley basin, farmland, the Reuss meandering through the middle, home to over 230 species of native birds. Via historic bridging towns, Bremgarten, Mellingen and Mülligen to Brugg, where the Schwarze Turm (black tower) has guarded the Aare bridge for 800 years. After the confluence of the Aare, Reuss and Limmat, Switzerland’s natural water reserve, the route leads through the Surbtal valley over the last foothill of the Jura to Zurzach – a medieval place of pilgrimage, now a thermal spa. On over the Rhine, the border between regions and countries, up to Küssaburg ruins.

Klettgau is a flat, spacious, dry valley between Wutach, Rhine and Randen, with wine villages on south-facing slopes. Whether Spätburgunder or Müller-Thurgau –the juice from the vine unites people. Now the path becomes narrow for bikes, the route leads to Neuhausen on the Rhine Falls, Europe’s mightiest waterfall. Take the boat into the spray of the surging waters - an experience to dampen everything but your spirits!
From the Goldau rockfall area at Zugersee lake, under the spell of the Rigi, alongside the meandering Reuss, through historic bridge towns such as Bremgarten and Brugg. Klettgau wine villages follow the Zurzach spa, the goal is the thundering Rhine Falls.
Nightingale's song in the reed beds and meadows beside the tranquil Lauerzersee waters is heard before boulders as big as a house point the way to Arth-Goldau railway station, a bustling iron junction. Picture-postcard Zugersee lake lies at the foot of the Rigi, overlooked by grand villas.

After Rotkreuz you cross the Rüssspitz nature reserve, enter the aargauische Freiamt, a wide valley basin, farmland, the Reuss meandering through the middle, home to over 230 species of native birds. Via historic bridging towns, Bremgarten, Mellingen and Mülligen to Brugg, where the Schwarze Turm (black tower) has guarded the Aare bridge for 800 years. After the confluence of the Aare, Reuss and Limmat, Switzerland’s natural water reserve, the route leads through the Surbtal valley over the last foothill of the Jura to Zurzach – a medieval place of pilgrimage, now a thermal spa. On over the Rhine, the border between regions and countries, up to Küssaburg ruins.

Klettgau is a flat, spacious, dry valley between Wutach, Rhine and Randen, with wine villages on south-facing slopes. Whether Spätburgunder or Müller-Thurgau –the juice from the vine unites people. Now the path becomes narrow for bikes, the route leads to Neuhausen on the Rhine Falls, Europe’s mightiest waterfall. Take the boat into the spray of the surging waters - an experience to dampen everything but your spirits!
140 km | 4 Stages
Asphalted: 136 km
Natural surface: 4 km
1450 m | 1500 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Brunnen
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Note: This route goes across the border so you will need to have an ID card or a passport on you.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schaffhausen
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Jugendherberge Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Chlosterhof
Chlosterhof
Brunnen
City-Hotel
City-Hotel
Brunnen
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Hotel Schmid & Alfa
Brunnen
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Seehotel Waldstätterhof
Brunnen
Ferienhof Rüti
Ferienhof Rüti
Morschach
Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Hirschen Backpackers.Hotel.Pub...
Schwyz
Kollers-Hoftreff
Kollers-Hoftreff
Meierskappel
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Hotel Garni an der Reuss
Gisikon
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Aparthotel Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Hotel Arcade
Hotel Arcade
Sins
Neuhof
Neuhof
Sins
Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Marco Polo Sonne Bremgarten
Bremgarten AG
Landgasthof Linde
Landgasthof Linde
Fislisbach
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Marco Polo Business Apartments Brugg
Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Terminus
Hotel Terminus
Brugg
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Turgi
Farmers Place
Farmers Place
Kleindöttingen
Courtyard BnB
Courtyard BnB
Lengnau AG
Gasthof zur Waag
Gasthof zur Waag
Bad Zurzach
Hotel zur Post
Hotel zur Post
Bad Zurzach
Fäsackerhof
Fäsackerhof
Rietheim
WeinFassHotel Rüedi
Trasadingen
Berghof Hallau
Berghof Hallau
Hallau
Hotel Garni Matte Eggli
Hotel Garni Matte Eggli
Hallau
Hotel-Restaurant Baumgarten
Hotel-Restaurant Baumgarten
Benken ZH
happy people B+B
happy people B+B
Uhwiesen
Jugendherberge Schaffhausen
Jugendherberge Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
Best Western Plus Hotel Bahnhof
Best Western Plus Hotel Bahnhof
Schaffhausen
Gasthaus Löwen
Gasthaus Löwen
Schaffhausen
arcona Living Schaffhausen
arcona Living Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
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Bookable offers

La Route Verte
La Route Verte
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Places

Seelisberg
Seelisberg
Brunnen
Brunnen
Morschach
Morschach
Schwyz
Schwyz
Arth-Goldau
Arth-Goldau
Rigi
Rigi
Küssnacht am Rigi
Küssnacht am Rigi
Rotkreuz
Rotkreuz
Muri AG
Muri AG
Bremgarten AG
Bremgarten AG
Wohlen AG
Wohlen AG
Mellingen
Mellingen
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Bad Zurzach
Bad Zurzach
Hallau
Hallau
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
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Places of interest

Rütli
Rütli
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Treib - Seelisberg Cable Railway
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Sweet chestnuts on Lake Lucerne
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Aussichtsparadies Stoos-Fronalpstock
Swiss Holiday Park
Swiss Holiday Park
Rotenflue cable car
Rotenflue cable car
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Museum of the Swiss Charters of Confederation
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
Goldauer Rigiweg (Goldau–Rigi Kulm)
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Rigi Railways
Rigi Railways
Hohle Gasse
Hohle Gasse
Rigi rope park
Rigi rope park
Villette Cham
Villette Cham
Muri Friary
Muri Friary
Bremgarten–Eggenwil
Bremgarten–Eggenwil
The varied landscape of the Reuss
The varied landscape of the Reuss
Habsburg Castle
Habsburg Castle
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
psi forum
psi forum
Axporama
Axporama
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Verena Minster
Verena Minster
Schaffhausen Nature Park
Schaffhausen Nature Park
Ruine Radegg
Ruine Radegg
Klettgauer Rebenlandschaft
Klettgauer Rebenlandschaft
The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls
Rheinaubrücke – from Klettgau to Thurgau
Rheinaubrücke – from Klettgau to Thurgau
Munot Fortress
Munot Fortress
Museum zu Allerheiligen
Museum zu Allerheiligen
Old Town Schaffhausen
Old Town Schaffhausen
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Swimming

Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Lido Hopfräben Brunnen
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Swiss Holiday Park Morschach
Hünenberg lido
Hünenberg lido
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Zurzach thermal baths
Zurzach thermal baths
Natural swimming baths Beringen
Natural swimming baths Beringen
KSS Freizeitpark Schaffhausen
KSS Freizeitpark Schaffhausen
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Signalization

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