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Lake Constance

Three countries and one lake

Constance
Zürich

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Constance
Zürich

The Lake Constance cycle path is one of Europe’s most popular cycle paths On this varied tour you will cycle round the entire lake pedaling through three countries as you do so! The highlights are the medieval towns of Konstanz, Stein, Meersburg and Schaffhausen. Not to forget the Rhine Falls, which you get to see up close on a boat trip to the Rhine Falls rocks.

The daily sections of the route, through charming countryside, are not too long, making this tour perfect also for people who are not so used to cycling. And there is so much to see and explore on the way that the time in the saddle will simply fly by.

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 40 km
  • 3 countries Germany, Switzerland and Austria
  • Medieval towns
  • Boat trips on Lake Constance
  • Rhine Fall rocks

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen

You start your tour in Constance, Lake Constance’s largest city. 600 years ago this was where the Council of Constance took place, the only council to elect a pope that was held north of the Alps. The Rhine leaves Lake Constance here: 0 kilometres on its way to the North Sea. Only a few minutes by foot from the medieval town centre is the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen with its lively harbour. Overnight stay in Constance/Kreuzlingen.

Day 2

Constance - Radolfzell - Überlingen

50KM

On your way to Überlingen you pass through the old imperial city Radolfzell and then cycle across the “Bodanrück“.

Day 3

Überlingen - Kressbronn

50KM

Today you cycle to Friedrichshafen via Meersburg with its old Castle. From Friedrichshafen through orchards to Kressbronn.

Day 4

Kressbronn - Höchst/Rorschach

45KM

The first highlight is the Bavarian city Lindau – visit the city center on the island. Soon after you reach the Austrian border and Bregenz, where you should visit the lake stage. Your destination for the day is Höchst in Austria or Rorschach in Switzerland.

Day 5

Höchst/Rorschach - Constance/Kreuzlingen

50KM

You cycle through the Canton of Thurgau with its huge apple orchards. The route takes you through small villages back to Constance.

Day 6

Constance - Schaffhausen

50KM

Through picturesque Swiss fishing villages along the South shore of the Untersee via Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen.

Day 7

Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls - Constance/Kreuzlingen, + boat trip

55KM

Today you cycle to the Rhine Falls, the largest European waterfalls. On the other side of the Rhine back to Stein am Rhein and along the “Höri“ to Gaienhofen and by boat to Reichenau Island. From there back to Constance.

Day 8

Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast, your holiday along the Lake Constance cycle path ends. It is possible to extend your cycling holiday in Constance, before you head back home.

Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
4/1/2017 - 4/8/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/8/2017 - 4/15/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/15/2017 - 4/22/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/22/2017 - 4/29/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/29/2017 - 5/6/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/6/2017 - 5/13/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/13/2017 - 5/20/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/20/2017 - 5/27/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/27/2017 - 6/3/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/3/2017 - 6/10/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/10/2017 - 6/17/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/17/2017 - 6/24/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/24/2017 - 7/1/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/1/2017 - 7/8/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/8/2017 - 7/15/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/15/2017 - 7/22/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/22/2017 - 7/29/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/29/2017 - 8/5/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/5/2017 - 8/12/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/12/2017 - 8/19/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/19/2017 - 8/26/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/26/2017 - 9/2/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/2/2017 - 9/9/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/9/2017 - 9/16/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/16/2017 - 9/23/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/23/2017 - 9/30/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/30/2017 - 10/7/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/7/2017 - 10/14/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/14/2017 - 10/21/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Hotels Lake Constance Double room € 1158,- 0 0
Hotels Lake Constance Single room € 779,-
Hotels Lake Constance Surcharge Season B: April 29 - May 19; June 18 - June 30; August 27 - 30 Sept per person € 120,-
Hotels Lake Constance Surcharge Season C: May 20 -June 17; July 1 - August 26; per person € 150,-
Hotels Lake Constance Surcharge Halfboard per person € 170,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
24- speed ladies bicycle 24- speed ladies bicycle €70
24 speed mens bicycle 24 speed mens bicycle €70
E-bike E-bike Flyer €160

Included

  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast on a national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Boat trip to Rhine Fall rocks
  • Entrance to Rosgarten Museum in Constance incl. 1 coffee
  • Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room) in English
  • 7-day service hotline

Not included

  • Reservation charges: € 20,- per booking
  • Bicycle rent
  • Halfboard supplement
  • City or visitor’s tax, if payable
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Cancellation insurance

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions.
  • We use different hotels in various places, day lengths and places can be different than in the program indicated. All rooms with shower/bath and WC.
  • Many museums are closed on Monday.
  • No bike insurance available for this tour.

There is a direct train connection between Zürich and Constance. From the train station, you can take a Bus, Taxi or walk to your hotel.

Arriving by public transport
From Zurich (Kloten airport):
• Train from the airport-station or main station to Konstanz
• Journey takes approx.1 hour

From Stuttgart
• IC or RE regional train to Singen
• RE/SBB („Seehas“) trains to Konstanz
• Journey takes approx.2 ½ hours

From Friedrichshafen:
• Catamaran to Konstanz
• Journey takes approx. 1 hour or
• Train via Radolzell
• Journey takes approx. 1 hour

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may.  This has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please state this at time of booking.  Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transfering from one place to another.

  • How is the luggage transported and when does it arrive?

    The luggage is transported by van and must stand ready for delivery by approx. 9 a.m. and will be at the next hotel by approx. 4 p.m.

  • What can I expect of the hotels along the way?

    For our trips, we generally utilize good 2-3 star hotels with a bathroom in each room. The accommodations vary a great deal, ranging from a very luxurious hotel to a simple chambre d’hôte and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • When are the rental bicycles delivered?

    The rental bicycles are as a rule delivered on the evening of the day of arrival and must be returned upon arrival at the last hotel.

  • What will happen should I encounter problems along the way?

    Luckily, this rarely occurs, since our bicycles are virtually new and well-maintained.  Nevertheless, should you encounter a problem, then a quick phone call to our local agent will be sufficient.  He’ll ensure that you are back on your bike as soon as possible and, should it be necessary, you can exchange your bike through him.  We assume that you are able to fix a flat tire yourself, and for this purpose, we will provide you with a repair kit and bike pump.

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Price starting from € 629,- * * There are no extra's included in this price

Accommodations

Hotels Lake Constance
Hotels Lake Constance
We use different 3- star hotels in various places, so day lengths and places can be different than in the program indicated. All rooms with shower/bath and WC.

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