Surrounded by a majestic mountain backdrop and and nestled between five valleys, the medieval Alpine town of Bludenz is the perfect starting point for this Alpine Adventure. Bludenz can easily be reached via train (closest airport gateway is Zurich) and besides cycling offers great hiking, fishing, shopping. For chocolate lovers, don't miss a tour of the Suchard chocolate factory where the famous "Milka" (the purple chocolate you find in every Austrian store) is produced.
The bike trail follows the Ill river to Feldkirch with its medieval town center and the majestic Schattenburg castle. Following the Rhine river north, you will eventually get into Bregenz, known for ist summer music festival perfomances on a floating stage on Lake Constance. From Bregenz you will connect to the international Lake Constance Loop, allowing you to visit Germany and Switzerland as well. If your legs are caving in, you can take a short-cut on the ferry to Konstanz. The loop will bring you back to Bregenz on the south shore of the lake. For added variety, parts of the loop may be accomplished by boat.
A opera festival with two stages: a traditional opera house, home to less-known operas, and an open-air lakeside stage.Bregenz Festival
Vorarlberg is famous for its cheese making. Stop along the way and learn how to make cheese.