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


Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Take the opportunity to visit the island of Mainau, wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Center and go to the Archaeological Museum.

Day 2: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

Following the side of Lake Constance, you pedal to Stein am Rhein with its frescoed, medieval houses. Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland you reach the canton’s capital, Schaffhausen. The town, whose citizens competed with each other in building gables on their houses, is overlooked by Munot fort.

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Rhine Falls – Zurich, approx. 65 km

After breakfast, it’s a short cycle ride to the Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s biggest waterfalls. You can get a boat right up close to the mighty roar of the water. Next, you follow Glatt Valley, which takes you to Zurich, Switzerland’s fascinating and very cosmopolitan city. It unites tradition with modernity and its unspoiled historic quarter is very inviting, thanks to the many cafes and bars here.

Day 4: Zurich – Lachen, approx. 40 km

You cycle along the northern bank of Lake Zurich along the so-called golden coast to Rapperswil. Take a break here and go up to the old castle. From there you have lovely views of Lake Zurich and the countryside. From Rapperswil, you cross the lake via the dam and then cycle along the opposite bank a bit further to the small town of Lachen.

Day 5: Lachen – Walenstadt, approx. 30 km + boat trip

The Linth Canal, an artificial waterway between Lake Zurich and Walensee lake was built at the beginning of the 19th century to prevent flooding from the Linth and its tributaries.In Weesen you go on board a boat which takes you to Walenstadt, where you stay overnight. The Churfirsten rise high up over Walensee Lake – which is perfect for swimming.

Day 6: Walenstadt – Feldkirch, approx. 55 km

Today you’re going to be out and about in three different countries: After only a few kilometres, you reach Alpenrhein Valley, which you follow to the Principality of Liechtenstein.After about 25 km you will have pedalled through the entire length of the country and are at the border to Austria. From here it’s just a short cycle to Feldkirch.

Day 7: Feldkirch – Altstätten – Gais – St. Gallen, approx. 45 km + train ride

You cycle along the Rhine for a while and then a rack-and pinion train takes you up to Gais in Appenzell. Mountain pastures and cows characterize the pretty scenery on your way to St. Gallen. The Abbey Church library is considered one of the most important historic libraries in the world. It is home to about 160,000 books – one of which is the oldest German book.

Day 8: St. Gallen – Arbon – Constance, approx. 45 km

Enjoy the downhill stretch to Lake Constance and your arrival near Arbon. Following the banks of the lake almost all the way, you cycle through apple orchards and the small towns of Arbon and Romanshorn back to Constance. This stretch is flat and easy to cycle, unless in a stronger westerly wind. You will frequently pass places where you can go swimming and refresh yourself in the lovely cool waters of the lake.

Day 9: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey
home or extend your stay.

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.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The 3 Lakes and 4 Countries tour stays in national level 3* hotels carefully 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

- 8 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
– Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
– Boat trip Weesen – Walenstadt incl. bike
– Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day 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.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 13.04. – 17.04.2019 | 22.04. – 26.04.2019 | 05.05. – 17.05.2019 | 06.10. – 13.10.2019
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Season 2: 18.04. – 21.04.2019 | 27.04. – 04.05.2019 | 18.05. – 24.05.2019 | 15.09. – 05.10.2019
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Season 3: 25.05. – 07.06.2019 | 23.06. – 12.07.2019 | 25.08. – 14.09.2019
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Season 4: 08.06. – 22.06.2019 | 13.07. – 24.08.2019
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Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £949 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1049 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1099 | Book online here >>
Season 4: £1139 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

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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.

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Holiday Price: £949
Single Supplement: £229

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