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02.00 Rhine Route

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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.
moderate
Distance 145.4 km
16:27 h
1,210 m
3,748 m
2,048 m
446 m

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».

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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: January 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,048 m
Lowest point
446 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Tips and hints

Buchungstelle:

Eurotrek AG
Dörflistrasse 308057 Zürich
eurotrek@eurotrek.ch
http://www.eurotrek.ch/de
+41 (0)44 316 10 00
https://www.eurotrek.ch/de/aktivitaeten/veloferien/schweiz/ch-rhein-route-andermatt-rorschach-6-5 

Start

Andermatt (1,445 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'688'655E 1'165'477N
DD
46.634657, 8.596433
DMS
46°38'04.8"N 8°35'47.2"E
UTM
32T 469110 5164645
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Destination

Buchs

Turn-by-turn directions

Andermatt - Oberalppass - Disentis - Trun - Ilanz - Chur - Maienfeld - Fläsch - Sargans - Buchs

Note

Wildlife refuge Andermatt 4: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'688'655E 1'165'477N
DD
46.634657, 8.596433
DMS
46°38'04.8"N 8°35'47.2"E
UTM
32T 469110 5164645
w3w 
///smiling.enthused.processes
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
145.4 km
Duration
16:27 h
Ascent
1,210 m
Descent
3,748 m
Highest point
2,048 m
Lowest point
446 m
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