2 Rhine Route
2 Rhine Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Rhine Route

Rhine Route

Andermatt–Basel–(Rotterdamm)

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Rhine Route

Rhine Route

The Rhine Route follows the Alpine river from mountain source to the large Rhine port at Basel. A vastly varied trip through diverse landscapes hewn by the mighty river over the ages.
The Rhine Route crosses Eastern Switzerland in a huge arc, accompanying the mighty Alpine river from its mountain source to the major Rhine port of Basel.

A true mountain pass excursion over Oberalp, the source of the Rhine, through Romansh-speaking Surselva. Impressive views into the wild Ruinaulta Gorge; Chur, the Rhaetian capital; with the Traubenkocher (warm wind) through the Bündner Herrschaft and on the Rhine dam to the wide Bodensee. Orchards, castles and cheerful tourist chatter along the shores of the green and silver shimmering «Schwabian Sea».

Peaceful, dense woodland to the thundering Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Mighty river tamed by 11 power stations. Along the route: romantic riverside paths, asparagus fields, timber-framed houses, pylons, salt towers, motorways, Swiss-German bridge towns, Roman ruins, agglomeration bustle and at last Basel's sweet speciality, Läckerli biscuits and freight ships in the three-country corner around Basel.
The Rhine Route follows the Alpine river from mountain source to the large Rhine port at Basel. A vastly varied trip through diverse landscapes hewn by the mighty river over the ages.
The Rhine Route crosses Eastern Switzerland in a huge arc, accompanying the mighty Alpine river from its mountain source to the major Rhine port of Basel.

A true mountain pass excursion over Oberalp, the source of the Rhine, through Romansh-speaking Surselva. Impressive views into the wild Ruinaulta Gorge; Chur, the Rhaetian capital; with the Traubenkocher (warm wind) through the Bündner Herrschaft and on the Rhine dam to the wide Bodensee. Orchards, castles and cheerful tourist chatter along the shores of the green and silver shimmering «Schwabian Sea».

Peaceful, dense woodland to the thundering Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen. Mighty river tamed by 11 power stations. Along the route: romantic riverside paths, asparagus fields, timber-framed houses, pylons, salt towers, motorways, Swiss-German bridge towns, Roman ruins, agglomeration bustle and at last Basel's sweet speciality, Läckerli biscuits and freight ships in the three-country corner around Basel.
435 km | 10 Stages
Asphalted: 370 km
Natural surface: 65 km
3500 m | 4700 m
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Arrival / return travel Oberalppass
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Arrival / return travel Disentis/Mustér
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Diversion, Chur
Duration
25.04.2022 - 23.09.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, Wallbach
Duration
21.02.2022 - 31.12.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, Basle
Duration
21.02.2022 - 31.12.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Missing signalization, St. Margrethen
Missing signalization, St. Margrethen
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Other
Signposting is missing on this section of the route. Details see map.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office
Diversion, Altenrhein
Duration
23.01.2023 - 31.10.2023
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Basel SBB
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Services

Accommodation

The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Camona da Maighels CAS
Camona da Maighels CAS
Sedrun
Casa La Roda
Casa La Roda
Sedrun
TCS Camping Disentis
TCS Camping Disentis
Disentis/Mustér
Hotel-Restaurant La Furca
Hotel-Restaurant La Furca
Disentis/Mustér
Ustria Crusch Alva
Ustria Crusch Alva
Tavanasa
Pension Casa Quadra
Pension Casa Quadra
Obersaxen
Hotel Ucliva
Hotel Ucliva
Waltensburg/Vuorz
Kloster Ilanz - Haus der Begegnung
Kloster Ilanz - Haus der Begegnung
Ilanz
Hotel Rätia
Hotel Rätia
Ilanz
Ustria Mundaun
Ustria Mundaun
Castrisch
wellnessHostel3000
wellnessHostel3000
Laax
signinahotel
signinahotel
Laax
Peaks Place Apartment-Hotel & Spa
Peaks Place Apartment-Hotel & Spa
Laax
B&B Buchli-Wieland
B&B Buchli-Wieland
Valendas
Camping Carrera
Camping Carrera
Valendas
Jugendherberge Trin Bergwaldzentrum Mesaglina
Jugendherberge Trin Bergwaldzentrum Mesaglina
Trin
B&B Springinkerl
B&B Springinkerl
Tamins
Biohof Danuser
Biohof Danuser
Felsberg
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Calandahütte SAC
Calandahütte SAC
Haldenstein
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Hotel Sportcenter Fünf-Dörfer
Zizers
B&B Tüsel
B&B Tüsel
Grüsch
Waldcamping Landquart
Waldcamping Landquart
Landquart
Hof Just
Hof Just
Maienfeld
Hotel Garni Torkelbündte
Hotel Garni Torkelbündte
Bad Ragaz
Hotel Schloss Ragaz
Hotel Schloss Ragaz
Bad Ragaz
Enderlinhütte SAC
Enderlinhütte SAC
Maienfeld
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
Hotel Buchserhof
Hotel Buchserhof
Buchs SG
Aparthotel Berggasthaus Gemsli
Aparthotel Berggasthaus Gemsli
Sevelen
B+B Starennest
B+B Starennest
Werdenberg
Dorfengrabenhof
Dorfengrabenhof
Grabs
BnB Vorburg
BnB Vorburg
Gams
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Haag (Rheintal)
Hundsteinhütte SAC
Hundsteinhütte SAC
Schwende
Berggasthaus Staubern
Berggasthaus Staubern
Frümsen
Naturfreundehaus Tannhütte
Naturfreundehaus Tannhütte
Gossau SG
Casa Margerita
Casa Margerita
Oberriet
Hotel Rhy
Hotel Rhy
Oberriet
Hotel Profi’s / Die Zimmer
Hotel Profi’s / Die Zimmer
Diepoldsau
Hotel Paul’s
Hotel Paul’s
Widnau
Eggen-Hof
Eggen-Hof
Walzenhausen
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Hotel und Restaurant Schloss Wartegg
Rorschacherberg
Genossenschaft Hotel Linde Heiden
Genossenschaft Hotel Linde Heiden
Heiden
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
Restaurant-Hotel de charme Römerhof
Arbon
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Hotel Restaurant Seegarten
Arbon
Strohhotel Bodensee
Strohhotel Bodensee
Arbon
Camping Seehorn
Camping Seehorn
Egnach
Landgasthof Seelust
Landgasthof Seelust
Egnach
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
B&B Marlenes Paradiesli
Steinebrunn
Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Jugendherberge Romanshorn
Romanshorn
Park-Hotel Inseli
Park-Hotel Inseli
Romanshorn
Hotel Seemöwe
Hotel Seemöwe
Güttingen
Hof–Tschannen
Hof–Tschannen
Illighausen
Jugendherberge Kreuzlingen
Jugendherberge Kreuzlingen
Kreuzlingen
Sporthotel Bodensee-Arena
Sporthotel Bodensee-Arena
Kreuzlingen
JUCKERs Boutique-Hotel | Restaurant Linde
JUCKERs Boutique-Hotel | Restaurant Linde
Tägerwilen
Happy Memorys
Happy Memorys
Berlingen
Hotel Frohsinn
Hotel Frohsinn
Steckborn
B&B Freudenberg
B&B Freudenberg
Hörhausen
Camping Guldifuss
Camping Guldifuss
Mammern
Anni’s Bn+B
Anni’s Bn+B
Eschenz
Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein
Campingplatz Wagenhausen
Campingplatz Wagenhausen
Wagenhausen
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
Ramsen
Tilia Bed & Bike und Café
Tilia Bed & Bike und Café
Rheinklingen
Gasthaus Löwen
Gasthaus Löwen
Schaffhausen
Crossbox Schaffhausen
Crossbox Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
Vienna House zur Bleiche Schaffhausen
Vienna House zur Bleiche Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
Jugendherberge Schaffhausen
Jugendherberge Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
happy people B+B
happy people B+B
Uhwiesen
Hotel-Restaurant Baumgarten
Hotel-Restaurant Baumgarten
Benken ZH
BnB zum Hofmeister
BnB zum Hofmeister
Rudolfingen
Wydhof
Wydhof
Flaach
B&B Schwalm
B&B Schwalm
Flaach
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Begegnungszentrum Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
Flaach
Puurehof im Rüedi
Puurehof im Rüedi
Freienstein
Bauernhof Wyden
Bauernhof Wyden
Teufen ZH
Rhii B&B
Rhii B&B
Eglisau
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Hotel Sleep & Stay
Eglisau
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Eglisau
Huebhof
Huebhof
Bachs
Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Hotel Restaurant Kreuz
Kaiserstuhl AG
B&B Siglistorf
B&B Siglistorf
Siglistorf
Propstei Wislikofen
Propstei Wislikofen
Wislikofen
Hotel zur Post
Hotel zur Post
Bad Zurzach
Gasthof zur Waag
Gasthof zur Waag
Bad Zurzach
Parkhotel Bad Zurzach
Parkhotel Bad Zurzach
Bad Zurzach
Farmers Place
Farmers Place
Kleindöttingen
Ponyhof Reitferien auf dem Bauernhof
Ponyhof Reitferien auf dem Bauernhof
Reuenthal
Bed und Beggeli Marianne
Bed und Beggeli Marianne
Kaisten
Sportcenter Bustelbach
Sportcenter Bustelbach
Stein AG
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Bookable offers

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Alpine Circle
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Lake Constance - Lago Maggiore
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Lake Constance cycling holidays for families
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Places

Andermatt
Andermatt
Göschenen
Göschenen
Sedrun
Sedrun
Disentis
Disentis
Sumvitg
Sumvitg
Trun
Trun
Brigels - Waltensburg - Andiast
Brigels - Waltensburg - Andiast
Obersaxen Mundaun
Obersaxen Mundaun
Ilanz
Ilanz
Trin
Trin
Tamins
Tamins
Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
Untervaz
Untervaz
Landquart
Landquart
Maienfeld
Maienfeld
Bad Ragaz
Bad Ragaz
Sargans
Sargans
Triesenberg (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Vaduz
Vaduz
Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Malbun SG
Malbun SG
Sennwald
Sennwald
Ruggell (FL)
Ruggell (FL)
St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
Rheineck
Rheineck
Heiden
Heiden
Rorschach
Rorschach
Arbon
Arbon
Romanshorn
Romanshorn
Kreuzlingen/Konstanz
Kreuzlingen/Konstanz
Steckborn
Steckborn
Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein
Diessenhofen
Diessenhofen
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
Rheinau
Rheinau
Rüdlingen
Rüdlingen
Bülach
Bülach
Eglisau
Eglisau
Glattfelden`
Glattfelden`
Kaiserstuhl AG
Kaiserstuhl AG
Bad Zurzach
Bad Zurzach
Koblenz
Koblenz
Waldshut (D)
Waldshut (D)
Laufenburg
Laufenburg
Frick
Frick
Stein AG
Stein AG
Bad Säckingen (D)
Bad Säckingen (D)
Rheinfelden
Rheinfelden
Pratteln
Pratteln
Basel
Basel
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Places of interest

Eldorado of cable cars: Gemsstock
Eldorado of cable cars: Gemsstock
Waterworld Göschenen
Waterworld Göschenen
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The source of the Rhine, Tomasee
The source of the Rhine, Tomasee
Where the Vorderrhein rises
Where the Vorderrhein rises
Bogn Sedrun
Bogn Sedrun
Disentis–Sontga Gada
Disentis–Sontga Gada
Disentis Monastery
Disentis Monastery
Pumptrack Brigels
Pumptrack Brigels
Parc la Mutta
Parc la Mutta
695 Never End Freeride
695 Never End Freeride
Lake Laax
Lake Laax
Skill Area Laax Bergbahnen
Skill Area Laax Bergbahnen
Lake of Cauma Flims
Lake of Cauma Flims
The Rhine Gorge
The Rhine Gorge
Versamer Gorge – a daring passageway
Versamer Gorge – a daring passageway
Nature bath Crestasee Trin
Nature bath Crestasee Trin
Bikepark Bonaduz
Bikepark Bonaduz
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
Alluvial zones near Rhäzüns
Pumptrack Amedes
Pumptrack Amedes
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Brambrüesch - Chur's mountain
Alpenbikepark Chur
Alpenbikepark Chur
Old Town Chur
Old Town Chur
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
Pump track Zizers
Pump track Zizers
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Bikepark Ganda Landquart
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Pumptrack Eschergut Malans
Heididorf
Heididorf
Tamina thermal spring Bad Ragaz
Tamina thermal spring Bad Ragaz
Fläsch – award winning village
Fläsch – award winning village
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Pump track Balzers
Pump track Balzers
Galina falconry
Galina falconry
Walser museum
Walser museum
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Hoher Kasten revolving restaurant
Pump track Ruggell
Pump track Ruggell
Kobelwald crystal cave
Kobelwald crystal cave
Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
Mineral Health Spa St. Margrethen
Mineral Health Spa St. Margrethen
FFA Museum Altenrhein
FFA Museum Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Market Hall Altenrhein
Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum
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
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Locorama - Railway adventure park
Lake Constance and cruises
Lake Constance and cruises
Feierlenhof in Altnau
Feierlenhof in Altnau
Altnau Pier
Altnau Pier
Seemuseum Kreuzlingen
Seemuseum Kreuzlingen
Seeburg Park and Seeburg Castle
Seeburg Park and Seeburg Castle
Napoleon museum, Schloss Arenenberg
Napoleon museum, Schloss Arenenberg
Pump track Steckborn
Pump track Steckborn
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Old town Stein am Rhein
Old town Stein am Rhein
Hohenklingen Fortress
Hohenklingen Fortress
The Hochrhein
The Hochrhein
Munot Fortress
Munot Fortress
Museum zu Allerheiligen
Museum zu Allerheiligen
Old Town Schaffhausen
Old Town Schaffhausen
The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls
Former Monastery Rheinau
Former Monastery Rheinau
Rheinaubrücke – from Klettgau to Thurgau
Rheinaubrücke – from Klettgau to Thurgau
Naturzentrum Thurauen
Naturzentrum Thurauen
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Weinbaumuseum Aargau
Zurzach thermal baths
Zurzach thermal baths
Pumptrack Langwies
Pumptrack Langwies
Verena Minster
Verena Minster
Bikepark Leibstadt
Bikepark Leibstadt
Cheisacherturm
Cheisacherturm
Rhine bridge – Säckingen's lifeline
Rhine bridge – Säckingen's lifeline
«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Pumptrack Arlesheim
Pumptrack Arlesheim
Arlesheim Cathedral
Arlesheim Cathedral
Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitage Arlesheim
Pump track Muttenz
Pump track Muttenz
Tinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
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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