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The pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen

Highlights of Lake Constance with Charm

Mainau, Zeppelin and Mostindia

7 Days / 6 Nights
The pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen

Lake Constance stands out as a premier destination for cycling enthusiasts. Nestled within the renowned tri-border region connecting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, this area boasts exceptional cycling routes offering breathtaking views. As the largest inland body of water in Germany, Lake Constance serves as a haven for nature enthusiasts and those seeking tranquility. Embarking on your cycling adventure, you'll immerse yourself in the region's highlights and absorb the cultural influences of the neighboring countries. Discover medieval town centers adorned with intricate frescoes and baroque churches. Navigate through picturesque vineyards along the route and be enticed to indulge in leisurely picnics with a backdrop of Lake Constance. Whether pondering the sun-dappled water or gazing at the Alps' silhouette, you're free to let your thoughts wander. The Lake Constance Highlights bike tour promises pure relaxation.

Starting from Konstanz, the route follows the southern shore of Lake Constance to Stein am Rhein, then continues to Wangen and Hemmenhofen. The next day, you'll circumnavigate the Höri Peninsula before heading to the spa town of Radolfzell and then on to Überlingen. The cycling tour continues from there to Friedrichshafen and Meersburg, eventually reaching Lindau. The journey proceeds through the festival city of Bregenz and Horn before returning to Konstanz.

  • Constance: The picturesque old town invites you to take a leisurely stroll before visiting Mainau Island. You can admire the colorful underwater world at Sea Life or explore the Archaeological Museum.
  • Höri Peninsula: On this 45-square-kilometer peninsula, the painter Otto Dix and the writer Hermann Hesse once lived. It remains an inspiring place to this day.
  • Friedrichshafen: The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, opened in 1996, showcases approximately 1500 original exhibits that illustrate the history and technology of airship travel. A notable feature is the reconstruction of a section of the legendary Hindenburg.  
  • Bregenz: In the capital of Vorarlberg, the Bregenz Festival takes place every year. During this time, the largest lake stage in the world shines in full splendor.

This cycling tour is well-suited for families. While the initial segments might include some gentle hills, the terrain becomes predominantly flat later on. The cycling routes are mostly paved and well-kept, with only a few unpaved sections. In Friedrichshafen, the bike runs alongside the federal highway. Apart from that, you'll predominantly ride along the stunning shores of Lake Constance, where the shoreline is mostly publicly accessible ensuring a delightful cycling vacation.

On our ‘Cycle Tours with Charm’ you can enjoy the full service of our individual active holidays while staying in very special accommodation with that extra something in the best location. That means you can look forward to luxury furnishings and decor in the local style, as well as cuisine at the highest level. Many of our hotels with charm also offer large pools and a wellness area where you can relax after a lovely day of cycling.

Itinerary at a glance

You cycle from Constance to the Höri Peninsula, where Hermann Hesse lived. In the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, there is a partial reconstruction of the Hindenburg. With the sparkling lake in view, Bregenz awaits with its lake stage.

Make the most of your stay and visit flower island Mainau or stroll through the very well maintained old town of Constance. Here the Council of Constance met from 1414 to 1418 in the Munster and the Council House under presiding Emperor Sigismund. The objective of the council was a thorough reform of the roman-catholic church. Very interesting are also the aquariums of Seal Life Centre and the archaeological museum. Distribution of your rental bicycles (if booked). Overnight stay is in Constance.

On the southern shore of the Lake Untersee you cycle along the lake trough picturesque Swiss fishing villages to Stein am Rhein with its frescoed medieval houses. From there it is only a stone’s throw to the town of Gallingen.

Today you will circumnavigate the Höri peninsula, where Otto Dix and Herman Hesse once lived. You take a brake in the old imperial and present-day spa town Radolfszell. Afterwards you cross the Bodnarück and have to accept a very short gradient. The arrival at the Lake Überlingen See compensate with great views of the Swabian Sea.

You cycle through vineyards to Friedrichshafen. On the way you will pass the baroque pilgrimage church Birnau. In Meersburg you should visit the beautiful old town and the old castle. A visit of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is worthwhile. Your journey continues to Kressbronn or to the island town of Lindau.

Cycling through large orchards you reach Bavarian Lindau, picturesque city on a peninsula. Next station is Bregenz. The capital of Austrian federal country Vorarlberg is renowned for the yearly summer festival on the biggest lake-stage worldwide. Afterwards you cross the delta of river Rhine, home of an important natural reserve. Overnight stay is in the region Höchst/Rorschach.

On your last day you visit Romanshorn, largest and most important Swiss port on Lake Constance. Along the lake you cross the apple-canton Thurgau. Tidy little half timbered villages line the way back to Constance. Today you should visit island Mainau, if you did not have the opportunity earlier. Return of rental bicycles and overnight in Constance.

Departure or extension

Route information


The first 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 Charm: see hotel description

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, NL, FR, IT, ES)
  • 1 Entrance rosarium museum Constance, incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • 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 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!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Detailed Information

  • We book double rooms for single use.

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