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