Rhine Route

Andermatt - Basel

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From the source to Basel

This route follows the Alpine river from its source to Basel and, as a Euro Cycle Route, in fact right up to the North Sea. In Switzerland – after a chal-lenging initial stage between Andermatt and Disentis – the Rhine Route leads you through a diverse range of landscapes and cultures; past the wild gorge of the Upper Rhine to Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and then on through the wine-growing region of the Graubünden and the Rhine valley to the largest freshwater delta in Europe which opens into Lake Constance. On the section up to Basel, time and again the enchanting “Waterway” will tempt you to take the plunge into the refreshing waters.


  • Oberalp Pass, hike to the source of the Rhine at Tomasee
  • Versam, “Il Spir” viewing platform high above the “Grand Canyon of Switzerland”
  • Jenins, eating and drinking in the Weinstube Alter Torkel
  • Schaffhausen, Munot fortification, the symbol of the city
  • Augst, Roman town of Augusta Raurica


Condition: easy
Technique: easy
Duration: 10 days
Distance: 430 km
Elevation: 2,000 m

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