By bike across Mostindien
Thurgau is a true cycling paradise. This easy round trip through Mostindien is spiced with a touch of adventure for cyclists. When you start from Weinfelden station, you don't suspect a thing. Shortly before the banks of the Thur there is a gravel path in front of you - now the adventure can begin.

The surface is even and therefore also suitable for racing bikes. After a few kilometres you leave the Thur and again have asphalt under your bikes near Sulgen.

But not for long: during the course of the route there are always well maintained sections with gravel. One can almost imagine oneself on the Strade Bianche of Tuscany, the dream of all cyclists. But all this can be found with little traffic in the enchanting Thurgau landscape, where you pass inviting villages like Bürglen, Erlen, Altnau and Mouren and where you cycle past farms and orchards - the region is famous for its apples, hence the name of the tour.

The name "Mostindien" for Thurgau comes from the humorous newspaper "Der Postheiri" (comparable to the "Nebelspalter"), which created this name in 1853, as well as "Mostschweiz" and "Mostindisches Meer" for Lake Constance. Agriculture and above all fruit-growing have a long tradition in Thurgau, every third apple enjoyed in Switzerland comes from here. Near Altnau there are three themed trails around the rural village and they provide a lot of interesting information about the red-cheeked fruit.

Realised by Roland Baumgartner
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Arrival at Weinfelden:
Weinfelden lies on the Thur, near the motorway to Constance and on the Zurich-Romanshorn railway line.

Another tip:
Bommer Weiherlandschaft, once a dam for the mills, a nature reserve, but also with bathing opportunities.