Cycling the Austrian Rhine

“Upstream or downstream?” is what you have to ask yourself.

If, for example, the Föhn wind is blowing from the south, it is better to choose Feldkirch as the starting point and cycle from there with a tailwind towards Lake Constance.

Bregenz is the preferred starting point on calm days. The route always follows the Rhine southwards with a view of the mountains. For long stretches, the river forms the border with Switzerland.

There are numerous places to stop along the way: the meadows and sandy beaches in the Rhine delta nature reserve, the bathing spots on the Old Rhine or the towns along the cycle path.

Cycling through Feldkirch
© Vorarlberg Tourismus | Peter Mathis

Bregenz with its museums and festival theatre with lake stage, Hohenems with its carefully renovated Jewish quarter and Jewish Museum, or Feldkirch with its medieval old town are all worthwhile stops along the Rhine Cycle Path.

Whichever direction you choose, the journey time is around three and a half hours. The return trip can be made on two wheels or by train.

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