Day 1: Arrival in Rorschach/Bad Horn
Your starting point in eastern Switzerland near the tripoint with Austria and Germany. Spend the afternoon exploring the shores of Lake Constance.
Day 2: Rorschach and surroundings–Gottlieben (40 miles/65 km)
Lake Constance(Bodensee) is considered "the soul of Europe". The area around the shimmering silver-green "Swabian sea" is an ancient cultural landscape. Despite its lively lakeside scene, Thurgau remains a serene slice of the countryside with castles and extensive orchards.
Day 3: Gottlieben–Schaffhausen (28-31 miles/45-50 km)
Cycle the lovely landscape along the long ribbon of the Untersee (lower lake of Constance) which appealed to Napoleon. Visit the richly-decorated town of Stein am Rhein attracts thousands of visitors every year, as does Europe’s mightiest waterfall, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen.
Day 4: Schaffhausen–Bad Zurzach (34 miles/55 km)
The Hochrhein has made its home between Schwarzwald and the Jura, at times wide and unhurried, at others narrow and wild. Beautiful floodplains and historic little villages add cultural enjoyment to the cycling route today.
Day 5: Bad Zurzach–Rheinfelden (34 miles/55 km)
Starting in the Bad Zurzach wellness oasis, the stage leads to Koblenz, the historic old town with 4 bridges close to the Klingnau reservoir. Rheinfelden, your destination for today, is Switzerland's oldest "Zähringer" town, follows soon after the picturesque little town of Laufenburg.
Day 6: Rheinfelden–Basel (16 miles/25 km)
Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica with its silver treasure. Continue cycling into Basel beckoning with the hustle and bustle of city life and cultural attractions.
Day 7: Departure or extension