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Rhine valley cycle path

Bicycle Ride · Bodensee-Rheintal
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The Rheintal (Rhine Valley) cycle path leads from Bregenz to Feldkirch along the shores of Lake Constance and the River Rhine’s embankment.
easy
Distance 47.4 km
3:22 h
70 m
13 m
465 m
395 m
This popular cycling classic is suitable for both leisure cyclists and the more ambitious. Many beautiful places to take a dip – some where it’s even possible to enjoy a barbecue – are dotted along the Alter Rhein and the shores of Lake Constance. This route acquaints visitors with the Rhine in all its facets – the Rhine floodplains and the Alte Rhein (Old Rhine) as a popular local area of recreation and a habitat with varied fauna and flora.

Author’s recommendation

Make the most of the tailwind and start the bike trip from Feldkirch to Lake Constance in the morning! The wind shifts in the afternoon and makes the return journey easier. Swimming gear and towels are a must because there are idyllic spots for taking a dip along the way.
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Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus 
Update: December 09, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
465 m
Lowest point
395 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Eispavillon
Wirtshaus am See
Pinocchio Gelateria Italiana Caffé
Bengodi
RIO Restaurant Pizza Bar

Safety information

https://www.vorarlberg.travel/en/safety-tips-on-the-mountain/

 

Start

Hafen Bregenz (397 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.506005, 9.747971
DMS
47°30'21.6"N 9°44'52.7"E
UTM
32T 556325 5261668
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Destination

Stadtzentrum Feldkirch

Turn-by-turn directions

The cycling route leads from Bregenz harbour along the shores of Lake Constance to Hard.It continues from Hard along the Rhine embankment to Lustenau. The cycle path then follows the Alte Rhein (Old Rhine) to Hohenems.It continues upstream along the Rhine and passes the large Erholungszentrum Rheinauen (Leisure Centre) in Hohenems, the Sportplatz Mäder (Sports Ground), the Zollamt Koblach (Customs Office) and the Zollhaus Meiningen (Customs House). Passing quarry lakes, the Waldbad Feldkirch (Swimming Baths) and the Waldcampingplatz (Camping Site), the cycle path leads directly into the town centre of Feldkirch.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Cyclists may then take the train from Feldkirch train station back to Bregenz. Cyclists planning to start in Feldkirch may take the train to Feldkirch and then cycle back to Bregenz.

Coordinates

DD
47.506005, 9.747971
DMS
47°30'21.6"N 9°44'52.7"E
UTM
32T 556325 5261668
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
47.4 km
Duration
3:22 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
13 m
Highest point
465 m
Lowest point
395 m
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