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Council Cycle Path

Bicycle Ride · Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein
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  • Stiftsbezirk St.Gallen
    / Stiftsbezirk St.Gallen
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Kurzschuss
  • Schloss Hagenwil
    / Schloss Hagenwil
    Photo: Schloss Hagenwil
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A leisurely cycle tour from St.Gallen over green hills, through peaceful meadows and woods, past lovely fruit orchards and down to Kreuzlingen on Lake Constance.

easy
45.7 km
3:07 h
151 m
435 m

The old Konstanzer-Strasse symbolises the ever-changing relationship between the two cities of St.Gallen and Constance. During the Council of 1414-1418, the flow of trade between the cities increased significantly. The cloth-makers from Constance had their products made in St.Gallen where costs were lower and local industry in St.Gallen supplied the booming city of Constance.

The route starts in the Abbey District of St.Gallen, follows a busy road to Wittenbach, gradually entering a green landscape, the hills between Lake Constance and the Sitter Ravine. The route passes the white Dottenwil Castle, the shaggy highland cattle from Ruggisberg to Hagenwil Castle, a well-preserved, moated castle with drawbridge. Amriswil has only grown larger than the surrounding hamlets since the Thurtal mountain railway line opened.

The hinterland is the domain of individualists who find tranquillity among orchards, meadows and woods. Apple and pear trees dominate the landscape in “Mostindien”, a nickname given to Thurgau in the 19th century on account of its apple cultivation and its shape, which is reminiscent of India. And an educational trail in Altnau provides detailed information about fruit-growing in Thurgau. The view of Lake Constance is spectacular, the route draws closer to Kreuzlingen and, after crossing an invisible border, it reaches the German metropolis of Constance.

Author’s recommendation

The Ruggisberg Restaurant is situated at the halfway point – give your feet a rest and indulge in some fine cuisine.

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St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Updated: June 11, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
685 m
Lowest point
399 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Start

Abbey District of St.Gallen (670 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.424015, 9.369631
UTM
32T 527878 5252351

Destination

Kreuzlingen

Turn-by-turn directions

St.Gallen - Amriswil - Kreuzlingen

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting there

A1 from Zurich: Exit at St.Gallen-Kreuzbleiche in the direction of the Zentrum (centre).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
45.7 km
Duration
3:07 h
Ascent
151 m
Descent
435 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value

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Highest point
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