In & Out of Zurich: through Switzerland, down Rhine, Lake Constance, Danube River back to Lake Constance the to Zurich
This trip was 3 1/2 weeks and covered about 800km.
This was our second European bike trip. Our first one had been in Holland. This one was quite different as we started the trip travelling through the mountains. From Zurich there is a lake (Zurichsee), a river another lake (Wallensee) then another river that get to the Rhine River. That stretch was basically downhill with mountains on both sides. We went down the Rhine (north) through Lichtenstein to Lake Constance. Along the Swiss (south) shore of the lake past Constance to Singen where we took the train up to Tuttlingen on the Danube. We rode along the Danube to just past Ulm. We took the train south to Lindau on the German (north) side of Lake Constance. We rode west along the lake then down the Rhine to the Glatt river. Heading south back to Zurich.
The following table summarizes the trip:
Date Distance SKm City Hotel
27-Aug-02 Fly to Zurich 28-Aug-02 Zurich St Georges
29-Aug-02 38.5 39 Rapperswil Jakob
30-Aug-02 38 77 Weesen Schwert
31-Aug-02 34 111 Weesen Schwert
1-Sep-02 24 135 Walenstadt Churfirsten
2-Sep-02 40 175 Vaduz Prausch
3-Sep-02 40 215 Altstatten Untertor
4-Sep-02 40 255 Arbon Rote Kreuz
5-Sep-02 38.5 293 Konstanz Graf Zepplin
6-Sep-02 50 343 Tuttlingen Ritter
7-Sep-02 57.5 401 Sigmaringen Donau
8-Sep-02 60.5 461 Munderkingen Rose
9-Sep-02 51.4 512 Ulm Am Rathaus
10-Sep-02 0 512 Ulm Am Rathaus
11-Sep-02 31 543 Gunzberg Zur Munz
12-Sep-02 41 584 Lindau Zum Anker
13-Sep-02 40 624 Immenstaad Adler
14-Sep-02 40 664 Oberuhldingen Kessler
15-Sep-02 40 704 Stein am Rhein Muhltal
16-Sep-02 55 759 Eglisau Rheinfels
17-Sep-02 44 803 Zurich Sternen
18-Sep-02 10.5 814 Zurich St Georges
27 August 2002 – Fly Toronto to Zurich
This trip we have our bikes in cardboard boxes.
28 August 2002 – In Zurich
We arrive at Zurich Airport and leave the bikes in the boxes. We have booked a hotel for our first and last nights and have arranged to leave the boxes there. We use luggage trolleys to get the bike boxes to the S Bahn.
Our hotel is a couple of kms from the train station, so we try to find a taxi to take the bike boxes. This takes some time, but finally a Mercedes stationwagon is able to fit them mostly in.
More detail to come.