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Beautifully planted shore with jetty on Lake Constance

Lake Constance for families

Around Lake Constance

8 Days / 7 Nights
Beautifully planted shore with jetty on Lake Constance

Lake Constance, nestled in the scenic foothills of the Alps, provides an ideal backdrop for cycling tours and family getaways. This perfect mix awaits you on an eight-day adventure holiday suitable for all ages. Coastal resorts and beaches invite swimming at many spots, while charming towns offer delightful ice cream parlors. Cycling paths along the shore offer stunning vistas and opportunities for family adventures—whether it's taking boat rides, enjoying water sports activities, visiting Ravensburger Spieleland, or exploring the Zeppelin Museum. It's a vacation filled with relaxation for parents and thrills for kids!

Your vacation begins in the stunning town of Konstanz, where both the Sea Life Center and the old town captivate visitors of all ages. The initial leg of your journey combines biking and boating, leading you to Unteruhldingen. The intriguing pile dwellings there are a must-see. On day 3, you'll embark on another boat excursion before cycling from Meersburg to Friedrichshafen along the route.

A visit to Ravensburger Spieleland ensures an enjoyable time, whether you opt for biking or taking a bus. Passing through Lindau and Bregenz, you'll enter Switzerland and stay overnight in Rorschach or Arbon. The Swiss shoreline of Lake Constance provides superb swimming areas, and you can take a leisurely walk along the harbor promenade in Romanshorn before completing the final stretch back to Konstanz.

  • Explore the captivating underwater world at the Sea Life Center: With 3,000 animals and interactive exhibits, visitors gain captivating insights into the underwater realm. A standout feature is the walk-through tunnel, providing a close-up encounter with sharks and other marine creatures.
  • Magnificent views from the Pfänder: The Pfänderbahn in Bregenz stands as one of Austria's oldest cable cars. The stunning panorama of Lake Constance and the Alps is truly magnificent. Hiking trails, an animal park, and charming restaurants beckon visitors to enjoy a leisurely stay atop the mountain.
  • Fascinating technology awaits at the Zeppelin Museum: Marvel at authentic parts of zeppelins, uncover historical photographs and models—the history of airship travel ignites inspiration in visitors of all ages!

Apart from a few kilometers, the entire shoreline of Lake Constance is accessible via cycle paths and roads. The region is mostly flat, and the 25 to 50-kilometer stages allow ample time to enjoy playgrounds and swimming spots. On certain days, routes can be shortened or supplemented with bus rides. Various activities are included in the tour package, such as admission to the Pfahlbaumuseum, Ravensburger Spieleland, or a ride on the Pfänderbahn.

Whether you're a family, a leisure cyclist, or a sports enthusiast, the Lake Constance cycle path offers routes suitable for all preferences and skill levels. Revel in the vast expanse of the shimmering lake, the scenic landscapes, and the abundant leisure activities and attractions.

Itinerary at a glance

At Lake Constance, you can enjoy not only many swimming opportunities but also the Sea Life Center in Konstanz, the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, and the Ravensburger Spieleland. In between, you can relax with ice cream and local wine.

Take the opportunity to wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Center and go to the Archaeological Museum.

First you cycle to Wallhausen, from where the boat takes you to the other side of the lake to Überlingen. Always along the lake you go to the monastery church Birnau, where you can enjoy a great view of the lake. In Unteruhldingen you will visit the prehistoric pile dwellings. From Meersburg the car ferry brings you back to Constance.

From Constance, take the ferry to Meersburg. Visit the castle there and let yourself be carried away into the time of the Middle Ages. Continue not far from the shore of Lake Constance to Friedrichshafen. In the Zeppelin Museum, technology enthusiasts will get their money's worth and gain insights into the history of airship travel. From the Friedrichshafen lakeside promenade you can enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and the Alps

The cycle path to Ravensburger Spieleland is actually not very far but hilly. Therefore we recommend taking the bus from Friedrichshafen directly to the amusement park. One day there is nearly not enough, there is just so much to see, to try out, to build and to play!

When you haven't visitied the Zeppelin Museum so far, you should do that today! The way to Lindau goes by quickly, so you have more than enough time to check out the famous Zeppelin airships. Afterwards you cycle through Langenargen with its pretty Montfort Castle to the Bavarian town of Lindau, whose harbour is watched over by a 6-metre high lion.

You should take your first break in Bregenz: The cable car lifts you up to the top of Mount Pfänder above Bregenz and the Lake Constance area. On top you cannot only enjoy the view but also say hello or "Servus" like the Austrians to the animals at the petting zoo. Back on your bike you reach Höchst, where you soon cross the Swiss border, and reach Rorschach and a few kilometres further Arbon.

The last day of your tour takes you through Romanshorn which is home to Switzerland's largest harbour on Lake Constance. Now you continue on along the banks of Lake Constance back to Constance. You will frequently pass places where you can go swimming and refresh yourself in the lovely cool waters of the lake. Let your tour come to a pleasant end with a visit to the underwater world at the Sea-Life Centre in Constance.

Departure or extension

Route information


Flat Route on mostly paved cycle paths. The route runs partly directly on the shore, partly along waterfront roads.

Prices & Dates

Category: Hotels and Guesthouses of 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality men's touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike

Rental bike partner men
Men's rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch)
  • 1 Boat ride Wallhausen – Überlingen incl. your bike
  • 1 Entrance rosarium museum Constance, incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • 1 Entrance Pfahlbau museum Unteruhldingen
  • 1 Entrance Ravensburger Spieleland in Meckenbeuren-Liebenau
  • 1 Entrance Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
  • 1 Ride with the Pfänderbahn (ascent and descent) excl. bicycles
  • 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 park (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!
  • Bus ticket to Ravensburger Spieleland from Friedrichshafen and back, Group day ticket (to 5 persons) approx. EUR 10, not included
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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