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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.

  • Type Cycling
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 16:27 h
  • Distance 145,4 km
  • Ascent 1210 m
  • Descent 3748 m
  • Lowest point 446 m
  • Highest point 2048 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».

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

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