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Lake Constance Cycle Path

On the „Swabian Sea“

8 Days / 7 Nights
Medium
A cyclist stands in front of a flower meadow and a church

The start of this fantastic cycle tour around Lake Constance is Constance. After a relaxed stroll through the city and a detour to the island of Mainau, you cycle along the Dreiländersee. In the heart of Europe, you can explore this wonderful region between Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The holiday flair, the incomparable culture and the wonderful nature form the unique character of this cycle tour. Experience the water and its towns from a very special viewpoint on your bike. Who wants a family holiday? Here we go!

You cycle from one place to the next on this cycle tour around the Dreiländersee. The best thing about it: the Lake Constance cycle tour has two routes up its sleeve. Which of the two you choose is entirely up to you. In the first variant, the towns of Radolfzell, Überlingen, Lingen and Arbon are on the programme. Variant B makes stops in Kressbronn, Nonnenhorn, Höchst and Rorschach. The only difference between the routes lies in the daily stages covered. Want a rest? The way back to Constance is easy with a boat trip. Wonderful!

  • Friedrichshafe: You cycle through the vineyards towards the famous town of Friedrichshafen. Cultural highlights such as the baroque Wallfahrtskirche Basilika in Birnau and the Zeppelin Museum should definitely be on your programme.
  • Bregenz Festival: From Bavarian Lindau we head towards Austria. In Bregenz, the capital of Vorarlberg, the festival takes place annually on the world’s largest floating stage. Enjoy the charm of the city and let yourself be pampered by traditional Austrian cuisine!

Over eight days you cycle 235 kilometres around Lake Constance. The focus is on the natural experience and enjoyment in the regions around the Dreiländersee. Except for the first three hilly stages, the cycle route is rather flat. In other words: the cycle tour around the Swabian Sea is perfectly suitable for families. The kid’s feed need a break? Relaxation is guaranteed on the boat trip on the last section.

Itinerary at a glance

The Mainau Flower Island, the Pilgrimage Church of Birnau, and the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen are just a few destinations at Lake Constance. Enjoy Austrian cuisine in Bregenz and conclude the tour by boat.

Enjoy a stroll through the very well maintained old town of Constance with council house, the Munster, and the maze of little alleyways of Niederburg. Not to forget the Mediterranean harbour with famous “Imperia”.

Passing the old imperial- and todays spa-town Radolfzell you cycle via Bodanrück to the Lake Überlinger See and its town of the same name.

You will see the baroque pilgrims church Birnau and the old city of Meersburg on your way to Friedrichshafen. In Nonnenhorn you reach the old Bavarian boarder. Your overnight stay is in the region of Kressbronn.

Today you cycle to Lindau and Bregenz, which is famous for its annual festivals on the biggest outdoor stage of the world (located on the Lake). Afterwards you cross the Rhine delta – an important nature reserve. Your overnight stay is in the region of Höchst/Rorschach.

You go to Romanshorn (biggest harbour in Switzerland). Afterwards you cycle next to the Lake back to Constance. There is the possibility to visit the island of Mainau

Passing pittoresque Swiss fishing villages along the south bank of Lake Untersee you cycle to Stein on Rhine and further on to Schaffhausen.

Excursion to the Rhine waterfalls, then on the other side of the Rhine back to Stein on Rhine. Along the river Höri to Gaienhofen, where you take the boat to the island Reichenau and back to Constance.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Medium

The first three stages are a little bit hilly. Lake Constance cycle path runs along the edge of the lake, mostly flat and without traffic. Sometimes minor roads are used, allowing beautiful scenic views. Appropriate for families.

Prices & Dates

Category A: hotels of national 3***- and 4****-level

Category B: hotels, inns, and guest houses of 2** and 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, FR, NL, FR, IT, ES)
  • 1 Entrance rosarium museum Constance, incl. 1 cup of coffee is
  • 1 Boat ride Rhine waterfalls
  • 1 Boat ride Gaienhofen – Reichenau incl. bike
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Constance train station
  • Zürich, Friedrichshafen, Basel, Karlsruhe, Memmingen or Stuttgart airport
  • In Constance you can park at the office for EUR 49 for the duration of your tour, reservation necessary, to be paid for in advance
  • Public multy storey car parks (Fischermarkt, Dammgasse, Lago, Altstadt, Benediktinerplatz, for approx. EUR 25 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Detailed Information

  • It is possible to begin from any stage destination.

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