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Family route – stage 3: Altstätten-Arbon

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  • Familienroute, Badhütte Rorschach
    / Familienroute, Badhütte Rorschach
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • Familienroute, Altstätten
    / Familienroute, Altstätten
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  • Familienroute, Blick ins Rheintal
    / Familienroute, Blick ins Rheintal
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • Familienroute, Markthalle Altenrhein
    / Familienroute, Markthalle Altenrhein
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • Familienroute, Kornhaus Rorschach
    / Familienroute, Kornhaus Rorschach
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • Familienroute, Rorschach Kornhaus
    / Familienroute, Rorschach Kornhaus
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • Familienroute, Seeufer Rorschach
    / Familienroute, Seeufer Rorschach
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  • / Familienroute, Rorschach
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • / Familienroute, Sandskulpturenfestival Rorschach
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  • / Familienroute, Tiki Strandbar Rorschach
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An adventure for the whole family! Stage 3 from Altstätten to Arbon leads first along the Rhine, then along Lake Constance past various highlights.

easy
45.7 km
3:05 h
2 m
52 m

The third stage of the Familienroute goes from Altstätten to Arbon. The route leads first along the Rhine, then along Lake Constance and is also suitable for kids on bikes, even if they are beginners. If you run out of steam, there are regular bus stops and train stations along the route. The doors to the Thurbo trains are all at ground level, making it easy to roll bike trailers on and off the train.

The signposted cycle route has something for everyone: whether your kids want to romp in the water, run around a playground or just want to explore. Along the Familienroute, there are many swimming spots, playgrounds, farms with children’s activities and other attractions to make this excursion an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Family-friendly restaurants near the route can satisfy a light craving or even an enormous appetite. Or enjoy a special outdoor intermezzo with a picnic at one of the many outdoor barbecue areas.

Author’s recommendation

Fägnäscht is a huge indoor playground covering 2000 square metres.

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St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
Updated: November 19, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
430 m
Lowest point
396 m
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Rest Stop

Begegnungsplatz Kellen
Ribelhof
Fliegermuseum Altenrhein
Rosentürmli
Badhütte Rorschach

Equipment

Bicycle helmet, proper clothing and drinks are recommended.

Tips, hints and links

You can find information and book accommodation and luggage transport at www.familienroute.ch

Start

Altstätten Railway Station (429 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.374364, 9.556256
UTM
32T 541993 5246917

Destination

Arbon

Turn-by-turn directions

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Direct trains run 3 times an hour from St.Gallen to Altstätten. (S2/S4/RE)

Getting there

From St.Gallen in the direction of Teufen, section of “Grand Tour of Switzerland” to Gais via Stoos to Altstätten. 

Parking

The city of Altstätten is divided into several parking zones. 

Parking zone 1: Areas in the old town, max. 2 hours (approx. 125 parking spaces; Gemüsemarkt, Obergasse, Marktgasse, Kirchplatz, etc.)

Parking zone 2: Areas in the immediate vicinity of the old town, max. 48 hours (approx. 215 parking spaces; Hintergärten, Breite, Kleinviehhalle, Heidenerstrasse, Bildstrasse, etc.)

Parking zone area of the train station, max. 7 days (special zone SBB train station)

Rathaus (city hall) car park (approx. 90 parking spaces for short-term parking) 

Parking is free of charge at the Stossplatz and the GESA sports centre, Tennishalle and Grüntal (football field).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
45.7 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
52 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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