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Lakes Route – stage 10: Buchs-Rorschach

Bicycle Ride · Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein
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  • St.Galler Rheintal
    / St.Galler Rheintal
    Photo: Andrea Federer, Christoph Sonderegger
  • Altstätten
    / Altstätten
    Photo: Andrea Federer, Roland Gerth
  • Badhütte Rorschach
    / Badhütte Rorschach
    Photo: Andrea Federer, Mattias Nutt Photography
  • Badhütte Rorschach
    / Badhütte Rorschach
    Photo: Andrea Federer, Mattias Nutt Photography
Map / Lakes Route – stage 10: Buchs-Rorschach
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The Seen-Route, or Lakes Route, takes you on a journey across Switzerland in all of its postcard perfection. It offers stunning views of larger and smaller lakes, but also of the Alps and its foothills.

easy
58.6 km
4:03 h
2 m
109 m

The route passes 16 lakes, doing justice to its name. The last stage goes from Buchs through the St.Gallen Rhine Valley to Rorschach. Your exertions along the strenuous final stage are rewarded by beautiful views and flower-filled meadows, bird-watching paradises and pilgrimage spots. The paved path along the flood dyke makes it an easy ride through the Rhine Valley while the river delta beckons with the expanse of Lake Constance in the distance.

Author’s recommendation

The tour comes to a wonderful end at the Rorschach bathhouse where you can take a refreshing swim in the lake or enjoy coffee and cake, beer or wine. 

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Author
Andrea Federer
Updated: October 29, 2018

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
486 m
Lowest point
396 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

In good weather, a strong wind blows up the Rhine Valley in the afternoon, but, during the Föhn, a warm southerly autumn breeze, the wind blows down the valley.

Start

Buchs (485 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.169902, 9.450667
UTM
32T 534153 5224143

Destination

Rorschach

Turn-by-turn directions

Buchs-Oberriet-Altstätten-Heerbrugg-St.Margrethen-Staad-Rorschach

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Train connection St.Gallen to Buchs, 3 times an hour (RE/S4). 

Getting there

A1 from St.Gallen in the direction of Rorschach/Rheineck. Continue on the A1 to Buchs. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
58.6 km
Duration
4:03 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
109 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage tour With refreshment stops

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