Culinary E-Bike Tour (222)

"Esse, luege, fahre, gnüsse" (eat, look, drive and enjoy) is the motto of the so-called «Culinary E-Bike Tour». In addition to the hospitality of Appenzell, it offers you fine specialities, cultural highlights and fantastic views over the typical hilly landscape of the Appenzellerland.

You will be spoiled with a selected menu, which you will enjoy in one place or from course to course in a variety of inns.

You start your bike tour in the pretty village of Appenzell. For a short time you have the river Sitter as your companion, but soon you will cycle between green meadows and past Appenzeller farms to Eggerstanden, where the first inn will already be awaiting you. The path continues up to Sammelplatz, from where you can see to Gais and Appenzell. Relax during the breezy descent.

In Schlatt you deserve a break after the steep ascent. Let yourself be spoiled with culinary delights while enjoying the overwhelming view. Even if it is tempting, don't take the descent via Leimensteig to Haslen too fast as you would miss the spectacular panoramic views. In Stein, the show dairy invites you in to linger around. Via Hundwil you reach the traditional village of Urnäsch and along winding roads to Jakobsbad you will reach the foot of the Kronberg. From Gonten, the route descends steadily and gently back to Appenzell.

This route is a recommendation on our part and leads mostly on roads with little traffic. Just follow the signposted route of Veloland Schweiz 222. We ask you to observe the traffic rules. Great caution is advised in particular on the sections Stein - Hundwil, Urnäsch - Jakobsbad as well as on the railroad crossing between Gonten and Gontenbad (danger of falling on track grooves)! For athletic guests, the "Culinary E-Bike Tour" is also suitable by bicycle or racing bike. Of course, the route (approx. 47 km) can also be shortened!

Places along the route

Appenzell - Eggerstanden - Sammelplatz - Schlatt - Haslen - Stein - Hundwil - Zürchersmühle - Unräsch - Jakobsbad - Gonten - Gontenbad - Appenzell

E-Bike offer I

CHF 50.-: Appenzeller Bärli-Biber cookie and an Appenzeller drinking bottle for the road, vouchers for a 4-course meal (soup of the day, mixed salad, Appenzeller steak with side dishes or veggie plate, seasonal dessert)

E-bike offer II

CHF 105.-: e-bike with a bicycle helmet (against a deposit) for one day, Appenzeller Bärli-Biber cookie and an Appenzeller drinking bottle for the road, vouchers for a 4-course meal (soup of the day, mixed salad, Appenzeller steak with side dishes or vegi plate, seasonal dessert)

The vouchers for the e-bike rental and the culinary stops are purchasable in our Online-Shop

Remarks

  • Please bear in mind that when renting an e-bike there is a mandatory deposit of CHF 50.- per bike.
  • The use of an e-bike is allowed from the age of 16.
  • We advise you to reserve the bikes in advance by phone.
  • If you stay three nights or longer, you will receive the e-bike free of charge (excl. the deposit of CHF 50.- per bike).
  • The Appenzeller Bahnen (Appenzeller Railways) do not rent out bikes to holders of the Appenzeller Holiday Card.
  • On Sundays, the rental of e-bikes is only possible at the train station in Appenzell (Appenzeller Bahnen). 

Contact

Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 96 41
info@dont-want-spam.appenzell.ch
www.appenzell.ch

Map

SwitzerlandMobility

Type of tour

E-Bike / Velo

Difficulty

moderate

Length

47.30 km

Ascent

816 m

Time

5 hours 30 minutes

Starting point / End

Hauptgasse (main street), Appenzell / Appenzell