Brief information about the Lake Constance Cycle Path
Around 260 of the 270km-long shores of Lake Constance are accessible by bike. One of the largest lakes in Central Europe offers us cyclists a perfect playground for active hours spent on the bike. The popular Lake Constance Cycle Path mostly runs directly along the shore and therefore offers unforgettable views of the glittering lake. Over 200,000 cyclists come to Lake Constance year after year, indulging in their favourite hobby in the mild climate of the three-country triangle. No wonder – the Lake Constance Cycle Path consists of 70% car-free cycle paths and side streets. This is truly impressive and provokes a great applause from us cyclists! Look forward to carefree cycling on the banks of the breathtaking Lake Constance!
The most beautiful cycle tours on Lake Constance
Questions and answers about the Lake Constance Cycle Path
The Lake Constance Cycle Path is 270 kilometres long in total.
The ideal time to travel along the Lake Constance Cycle Path is between April and September. Especially from mid-April, you have the cycle path largely to yourself, pleasantly warm temperatures and can enjoy the splendour of the blossoms.
The daily stages depend on the respective tour. In general, you can expect about 30 to 60 kilometres of cycling per day.
Lake Constance, of course! The crystal-clear water, the well-developed cycle path and the impressive panoramic views make Lake Constance unique. That's why on all our cycling tours on the Lake Constance Cycle Route, the lake itself is the biggest highlight. You can refresh yourself in the cool water at any time or simply observe the silence, the sailboats and the swans. Wonderful!
Otherwise, the big cities like Konstant, Schaffhausen, Überlingen and Bregenz are particularly convincing on the Lake Constance round tour.
Highlights of the Lake Constance Cycle Path
The stilt houses in Uhldingen
The archaeological open-air museum on the shores of Lake Constance is one of the most impressive places along the cycle path. The reconstructed stilt village provide an insight into life on Lake Constance during the Bronze and Stone Ages. The open-air museum in Uhldingen is the oldest archaeological open-air museum in Germany and one of the most popular excursion destinations on Lake Constance. An absolute must, not just for the cyclists among you who are interested in history.
A boat trip to the Rhine Falls
A boat trip is great in itself. A boat trip to the Rhine Falls will certainly amaze you. The Rhine Falls are one of the largest waterfalls in Europe and are only a few kilometres from Lake Constance. From April to October you can get very close to the waterfall with a boat trip and can admire the falling water from up close.
Stein am Rhein
The small community of Stein am Rhein, in the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen lies directly on the shores of Lake Constance and represents the border between Germany and Switzerland. The small medieval town with its beautiful façade paintings offers us a magical sight and is therefore one of our highlights on the Lake Constance Cycle Path.
Überlingen, or also known as Iberlinge, is located on German territory on the north shore of Lake Constance. Strictly speaking, Überlingen is located on the Überlinger See, which is the name of the northern part of Lake Constance. The ancient city fortifications of Überlingen, which is wrapped around the city centre like a green ribbon, give this place a special charm. Let yourself be carried away into the history of the small town on Lake Constance during a city tour and enjoy the mild climate.
Mainau Island is one of the top attractions on Lake Constance. And rightly so, we think! The delightful flower island, which can only be reached by bridge, impressed with its exotic flora, wonderful parks and historical buildings! Visit the Deutschordenschloss, the castle church and of course the Garden Tower! The island of Mainau will simply enchant you!
Useful information about your cycling holiday on Lake Constance
The Lake Constance Cycle Path
Around 270 varied kilometres await cyclists on beautiful Lake Constance. The best thing about it? The cycle path around Lake Constance is almost exclusively near the shore, so you can always keep an eye on the sparkling lake. And thanks to the mainly flat route, the Lake Constance Cycle Path is suitable for the whole family. What are you waiting for? Book your cycle tour on Lake Constance today!
The climate at Lake Constance
Lake Constance heavily influences the climate of the area. Due to the large volume of water the lake has, the water adapts slowly to outside temperatures. That is, the lake heats up very slowly in the summer and even cools slightly. On particularly hot and windless days, the water evaporates making the weather
rather humid. In winter, however, the lake acts as a heat store. Due to the large water surface, it is very, very unlikely that the lake will freeze. However, the consequence is that the area around Lake Constance is very foggy. But in winter we do not cycle on Lake Constance. We are interested in the warm seasons!
The cuisine at Lake Constance
A difficult topic…three different countries have three different cuisines. At yet, of course, there are similarities. It’s nice for the cyclist on Lake Constance, they can pick out the best dishes and specialities. Delicious fish from the lake, game from the woods, fresh herbs and locally grown vegetables – in short, the best ingredients are the basis for this hearty fusion cuisine. The Lake Constance region is home to a multitude of award-winning chefs and restaurants, even more so than the gourmet region of Alsace. Let yourself be spoiled with hearty dishes like Dünnerli (Lake Constance’s answer to pizza), rösti, strudel or Mistkratzerli (chicken) and be curious about what is hidden behind the names. Biberli, Felchen, Mistkratzerli oder Mostbröckli? Be surprised! It’ll definitely taste good.
Lake Constance apples
As already mentioned, the warm and sunny climate on Lake Constance favours fruit cultivation. Apples in particular thrive in this region. If you close your eyes in autumn you can smell the sweet apples from afar. Around 2,000 fruit growers cultivate 250,000 tonnes of fruit here each year, predominantly apples. 20 different varieties are proudly grown here. Every third apple that crosses the counter in Germany was harvested in Lake Constance. Tremendous, right?