3 Lakes and 4 Countries Cycling Holidays
Start: Konstanz

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3 Lakes and 4 Countries Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | From £949 per person
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Tour Highlights

• Explore Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walen
• Ride along an international route taking in 4 countries
• See the Rheinfall waterfall in Schaffhausen
• Visit the principality of Liechtenstein
• Visit St Gallen and the UNESCO listed abbey

Route profile
The route runs mainly along its own cycle paths and separate cycle routes. The route is mainly flat but in Appenzell there it is a little bit hilly.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival to Constance

The largest town on the Lake Constance is still quiet Medieval in character to this day and in 1414 hosted the only church council ever to take place north of the Alps.

2nd day: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

Today you will cycle along the romantic Lower Lake through small fishing villages and the well-known town of Stein am Rhein. The Canton capital of Schaffhausen is towered over by the Munot Fortress. There are over 170 oriels in the town which testify to the former wealth of the citizens.

3rd day: Schaffhausen – Zurich, approx. 65 km

The first highlight of your trip is the Rheinfall waterfall, which you will approach by boat. The Glatt valley will lead you on to Zurich, the fascinating cosmopolitan Swiss city.

4th day: Zurich – Lachen, approx. 40 km

Today you will cycle along the banks of Lake Zurich, which is also known locally as the Gold Coast, until you come to Rapperswil with its old castle and cross over the lake using the dam. You will come to the small little town of Lachen on the opposite shore.

5th day: Lachen – Walenstadt, approx. 30 km

Today you will cycle along the Linth Canal, the man-made canal between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen, and come to Weesen. Here you will board a boat which will take you to the other end of the lake and Walenstadt. The Lake is 150m deep and is towered over by the 1800m high Churfirsten Mountains.

6th day: Walenstadt – Feldkirch, approx. 55 km

After a few kilometres you will come to the valley of the Alpenrhein. From here you will reach quickly the principality of Liechtenstein, where numerous and impressive castles are over the valley. The Medieval town of Feldkirch is on Austrian ground.

7th day: Feldkirch – St.Gallen, approx. 45 km

You will continue to follow along the Rhine for a little longer, then a cogwheel railway will bring you up to Appenzell countryside, to Gais. Alpen meadows and sows, like those from children’s books will accompany you on your way to St. Gallen which is home to one of the formerly most important monasteries in the region. The library is a UNESCO – world heritage site.

8th day: St.Gallen – Constance, approx. 45 km

You will cycle downhill towards Lake Constance today, which you will reach at the town of Arbon. From here you will cycle along the shoreline through Swiss villages and apple orchards on towards Constance.

9th day: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The route runs mainly along its own cycle paths and separate cycle routes. The route is mainly flat but in Appenzell there it is a little bit hilly.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The 3 Lakes and 4 Countries tour stays in national level 3* hotelscarefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- Overnights as mentioned
– Breakfast
– Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
– Detailed travel documents
– Entrance Rosgartenmuseum incl. 1 cup of coffee
– Boat tour Weesen – Walenstadt incl. bike
– Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
– Boat tour to the Rheinfallfelsen
– Service Hotline

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About the bikes...

On this tour, you will use the proven and tested quality of KTM bikes, a top Austrian brand.

Modern V-brakes, aluminium-rims, and almost indestructible tires ensure high durability. The heart of each bicycle is a modern, high-resistant aluminium frame. Each bike has a lighting system, carrier, mudguard and comfortable saddle.

Saddles from Selle Royal

The production of saddles takes place according to strict criteria in the matter of quality, functionality as well as a high level of environmental safety. You can also bring your own saddle incl. adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm).

Pedals

You can bring your own SPD pedals and shoes. These will be fitted to the bike for you.

Helmets

We recommend that you bring a helmet with you as these are not supplied.

Gears from Shimano

Our 7-gears-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime – during standstill as well as during cycling.

Our 21-gears-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. It excuses mistakes, is robust and easy to handle.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel
Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm

Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake
Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar
Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 / 46 cm

To provide a bicycle of the right size we request your height when booking the tour.

Equipment supplied with your bike

Saddle bag (water-repellent)
Handlebar bag (water-repellent)
Tools
Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
Pump
Combination lock

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Your Prices

3 Lakes and 4 Countries, 9 days, 8 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 21.04. – 04.05.2018 | 16.09. – 07.10.2018
Arrival daily
Season 2: 03.06. – 29.06.2018 | 25.08. – 15.09.2018 | 27.08. – 30.09.2017
Arrival daily
Season 3: 05.05. – 02.06.2018 | 30.06. – 24.08.2018
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £949 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1069 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1119 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Hotels in national 3*** level

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £949
Single Supplement: £229

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