Schloss Thun as seen from Rathausplatz in Thun, Switzerland. Photo via Flickr:Andrew Bossi

Town of Thun on Lake Thun, Switzerland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:chensiyuan
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Lake Constance to Interlaken Bike Tour

Switzerland Bike Tours

Cycling the Rhine Falls, Swiss Lakes, and Alps

  • Cycle from Lake Constance to Thun Lake on this fantastic bike tour in Switzerland. Along the route, you'll pass seven more lakes. The Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Einsiedeln Monastery and the mountain panorama of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau are just a few highlights that you'll experience. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the cities of Zurich and Lucerne, known for having the oldest roofed wooden bridge.

    Highlights:

    • Lake Constance
    • Thun Lake
    • Rhine Falls
    • Einsiedeln Monastery
    • Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau
    • The cities of Zurich and Lucerne

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  • Season A: $ 1468 £ 728 $ 1,274 798 $ 1498 kr 9002 $ 906

    Season B: $ 1652 £ 819 $ 1,433 898 $ 1686 kr 10130 $ 1,020

    Season C: $ 1799 £ 892 $ 1,561 978 $ 1836 kr 11032 $ 1,111

    Season D: $ 1910 £ 947 $ 1,657 1038 $ 1949 kr 11709 $ 1,179

    Single supplement: $ 386 £ 192 $ 335 210 $ 394 kr 2369 $ 239

    Season A: April 30 to May 15 + September 13 to October 4, 2020
    Season B: May 16 to May 28 + June 14 to June 26, 2020
    Season C: June 1 to June 13 + June 27 to July 3 + August 23 to September 12, 2020
    Season D: May 29 to May 31 + July 4 to August 22, 2020

    extra options

    Electric bicycle: $ 213 £ 106 $ 185 116 $ 218 kr 1309 $ 132

    Return transfer for 7-Day tour, Interlaken to Constance*: $ 175 £ 87 $ 152 95 $ 178 kr 1072 $ 108

    *Only Saturdays and Sundays must be booked in advance. Departure around 1 PM. 

    Extra nights: 

    Zurich: $ 182 £ 90 $ 158 99 $ 186 kr 1117 $ 112

    Single room: $ 256 £ 127 $ 222 139 $ 261 kr 1568 $ 158

    Constance: $ 120 £ 59 $ 104 65 $ 122 kr 733 $ 74

    Single room: $ 175 £ 87 $ 152 95 $ 178 kr 1072 $ 108

    Schaffhausen: $ 156 £ 78 $ 136 85 $ 160 kr 959 $ 97

    Single room: $ 212 £ 105 $ 184 115 $ 216 kr 1297 $ 131

    Einsiedeln: $ 156 £ 78 $ 136 85 $ 160 kr 959 $ 97

    Single room: $ 212 £ 105 $ 184 115 $ 216 kr 1297 $ 131

    Luzern: $ 182 £ 90 $ 158 99 $ 186 kr 1117 $ 112

    Single room: $ 256 £ 127 $ 222 139 $ 261 kr 1568 $ 158

    Interlaken: $ 182 £ 90 $ 158 99 $ 186 kr 1117 $ 112

    Single room: $ 256 £ 127 $ 222 139 $ 261 kr 1568 $ 158

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Zurich

    Local Travel

    There is a direct train from Zurich Airport to Constance, the starting point of the tour. Total trip time is approx. 1 hour. The train from Interlaken back to Zurich takes around 1.5 hours with connections possible. Or, we can arrange return transfers (Saturdays only), must be reserved in advance!

    Climate

    Average high temperature for the area in °F is April 54º, May 62º, June 67º, July 73º August 72º, September 65º, and October 55º

    Remarks

    E bike rental is possible


Where You’ll Stay

Overnight accommodations in 3-star level hotels

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations in 3-star level hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • 7/24 speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transport
  • Entrance Rosgarten museum Constance, incl. a coffee
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Train ride Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln incl. bike
  • Train ride Giswil - Brienz incl. bike
  • Comprehensive travel information (1 set per room)
  • 7-day service hotline

What’s Not Included

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length7 days
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Tour Dates

2020

Daily arrival from April 30 to October 4, 2020*

*Please note, August 1 and August 8 are not available due to Seenachtfest Konstanz.

Skill Level

Mostly along dedicated cycle paths and sometimes on bike lanes. Between Einsiedeln and Lucerne the route is quite hilly and includes a few sections along which you might prefer to push. A basic level of fitness is recommended.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lake Constance to Interlaken Bike Tour Map

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance
Day 2: Constance - Stein am Rhein - Schaffhausen, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 3: Schaffhausen - Zurich, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 4: Zurich - Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln, 22 mi. (35 km) + train ride
Day 5: Einsiedeln - Luzern, 47 mi. (75 km)
Day 6: Luzern - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, 40 mi. (65 km) + train ride
Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance
Your tour begins in the city of Constance, the largest city around the lake. 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 - Stein am Rhein - Schaffhausen, 31 mi. (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 - Zurich, 40 mi. (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 - Pfäffikon - Einsiedeln, 22 mi. (35 km) + train ride
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 across a dam and then take the train from Pfäffikon to Einsiedeln.

Day 5: Einsiedeln - Luzern, 47 mi. (75 km)
Fortify yourself at breakfast ready for the day as it includes the route's crowning glory. On the ride to Lake Zug, you have to cross a range of hills. In Küssnacht, you can follow the traces of Wilhelm Tell. He is supposed to have shot the bailiff, Hermann Gessler, here in the "Hohle Gasse" lane.

Day 6: Luzern - Giswil - Brienz - Interlaken, 40 mi. (65 km) + train ride
Take a stroll again across Lucerne's landmark - Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge. It is Europe's oldest roofed, wooden bridge. The mountains to the left and right of Lakes Sarnen and Lungern get higher and higher and ever more impressive. You cross the well-known Brüning Pass, at an altitude of approx. 1000 m, conveniently by train and then freewheel down to Interlaken, situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

*All distances are approximate.

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Tour Reviews

  • Corrine G. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The views and the people were fantastic! Our luggage arrived before us every time! Hotels were fantastic! Bike people were very informative!

  • Susan J. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Unfortunately left a jacket and pair of arm warmers in the pannier and when we contacted the tour company they said they’d check and get back to us but they didn’t and had to be chased several times and then they eventually said they couldn’t find them. This also applied to my partners pedals, they said there would be someone to remove them at our final destination and there wasn’t. We did eventually get these back but not the coat or arm warmers. Panniers must be emptied and checked for tools, locks etc so surprised these weren’t put in lost property. Lack of responses etc was disappointing after what was a good and well organized holiday.

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