Good job. Good life.

In the Rhine Valley you can enjoy an unparalleled quality of life. The region offers everything you could wish for in the way of a fulfilling and well-balanced lifestyle. There are great jobs in the immediate vicinity. There is a diverse range of housing available in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley – whether in a modern estate or in a stylish farmhouse. And work-free time after close of business really does mean free time. Outdoor sports are also an option for the lunch break. And as for housing, attractive homes in the Rhine Valley are not only available, but also affordable.

Cycling & cycle paths

Firmly in the saddle.

The bicycle is a particularly good way of exploring the beauty of the Rhine Valley - for sports enthusiasts and families alike.

The Rhine Valley is cycling country. Anyone who takes to two wheels – whether at a relaxed pace with the family, as an ambitious sports enthusiast or simply as a commuter – can enjoy the pleasure of well-signposted and well-maintained routes. Countless kilometres of cycle paths are at your disposal: across meadows and fields, over hills, through gorges or along the Rhine. And if a trip is planned, you can combine it with lots of sights and highlights. Worthwhile cycling routes can be found here: 

Cycling and e-bike experiences
The border region that straddles Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein is an extremely varied recreational area. Where the three countries meet you will find a dense network of lovely cycle paths. Countless vantage points provide you with views of a unique alpine world, Lake Constance and the neighbouring countries.

Alpine panorama route
The alpine panorama route crosses numerous passes and gorges in the northern foothills of the Alps with their cultures, settlements and alpine farms steeped in tradition. The route takes you over small and major crossings and at its highest point crosses the Klausen Pass. The ride is physically challenging but rewards intrepid cyclists with magnificent views.

Kamor mountain biking
Ride your mountain bike from Lienz via Plona, Rüthi and up the Brunnenbergstrasse to Kamor.

Cycling & cycle paths - Montlinger Schwamm
Ride your mountain bike from Montlinger Schwamm via Neuenalp to Eichberg-Au.

Rhine Route
The Rhine Route spans the east of Switzerland in a wide arc and accompanies the mighty alpine river from its source in the mountains down to the large Rhine harbours of Basel. The trip takes you on a wide variety of paths through many different landscapes that have shaped this powerful river in the course of time.

Lakes Route
This route offers you a trip right across postcard Switzerland from Lake Constance to Lake Geneva. On the way, you will pass the Lake Walen, Lake Zurich, Lake Sihl, Lake Aegeri, Lake Zug, Lake Lucerne, Lake Alpnach, Lake Wichel, Lake Sarnen, Lake Lungern, Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Lac du Vernex and Lac de la Gruyère. Magnificent views of the alpine lake landscape await you.

St. Anton
Ride your mountain bike from Altstätten over the Ruppen Pass, through Hoggen to St. Anton. This tour is very challenging and only recommended for people in good physical shape. The roads are very steep and in places are gravel roads, but have very little (only local) traffic.

Ride your mountain bike from Eichberg-Au, through Oberrüti, Schwarzenweid, Erlengschwend and Rietli to Altstätten.

e-Bike Widnau
The new e-bike station has 20 e-bikes, in 3 different models, for hire. The e-bikes are available to the people of Widnau and the whole region - families, clubs and companies. Take a trip with the e-bike – an unforgettable experience.

Lake Constance-Rhine family route
The six stages of the 187 kilometre cycle route take you first along the Rhine, then Lake Constance – it is safe to ride and mostly flat. The family route may also be considered for kids who are not yet quite practised in cycling. Children are specially catered for on the six stages between Bad Ragaz and Schaffhausen, and the signposted cycle route offers something for everyone: whether your little ones love the water, like romping around in the countryside, love games are or inquisitive explorers, the family route is lined with a number of bathing opportunities, playgrounds, farm adventures and other attractions.