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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 Constance, 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. There is so much to see and explore on the way that the time in the saddle will simply fly by. Based in Constance for three nights, you have the opportunity to fully explore this town – the biggest on the lake.

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 50 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. 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

First, you cycle along the “Gnadensee” to the former Imperial town of Radolfzell, now a spa resort. From here, you cross the “Bodanrück” range of hills and encounter a very short incline. Arriving at the socalled Überlinger See, part of Lake Constance, you are rewarded for your efforts with beautiful views of the lake. In the evening enjoy a stroll along Überlingen’s pretty promenade.

Day 3

Überlingen - Kressbronn

50KM

From Überlingen you cycle through vineyards to Friedrichshafen. On the way you will pass the Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau. In Meersburg, take a break to wander around the old town and its castle. In Friedrichshafen we can recommend a visit to the Zeppelin museum. You continue on through extensive orchards to today’s destination of Kressbronn.

Day 4

Kressbronn - Höchst/Rorschach

45KM

Today you head first for Lindau in Bavaria. Continuing on your way, you reach Bregenz, the capital of the Vorarlberg region of Austria and famous for its annual festival on the largest lake-stage in the world. You finally reach Höchst where you soon cross the border again and then, after pedaling onwards for a few kilometres, reach Rorschach or Arbon.

Day 5

Höchst/Rorschach - Constance/Kreuzlingen

50KM

Today 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. Let your tour come to a pleasant end with a wander through the old town or an ice cream down at the harbour.

Day 6

Constance - Schaffhausen

50KM

Following the side of Lake Constance, you pedal to Stein am Rhein with its frescoed, medieval houses. Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland you reach the canton’s capital, Schaffhausen. The town, whose citizens competed with each other in building gables on their houses, is overlooked by Munot fort.

Day 7

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

55KM

After breakfast, cycle the short distance to the Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s biggest water falls. Cycling up the Rhine you go back to Stein am Rhein and then follow the Höri semi-peninsula. At Gaienhofen you go aboard the ferry which takes you to the island of Reichenau. From there it’s only a few kilometres back to Constance.

Day 8

Constance, end of the tour

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  
3/24/2018 - 3/31/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
3/31/2018 - 4/7/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/7/2018 - 4/14/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/14/2018 - 4/21/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/21/2018 - 4/28/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
4/28/2018 - 5/5/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/5/2018 - 5/12/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/12/2018 - 5/19/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/19/2018 - 5/26/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
5/26/2018 - 6/2/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/2/2018 - 6/9/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/9/2018 - 6/16/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/16/2018 - 6/23/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/23/2018 - 6/30/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
6/30/2018 - 7/7/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/7/2018 - 7/14/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/14/2018 - 7/21/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
7/28/2018 - 8/4/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/4/2018 - 8/11/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/11/2018 - 8/18/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/18/2018 - 8/25/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
8/25/2018 - 9/1/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
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9/15/2018 - 9/22/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/22/2018 - 9/29/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
9/29/2018 - 10/6/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/6/2018 - 10/13/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/13/2018 - 10/20/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now
10/20/2018 - 10/27/2018 Available Constance Hotels Lake Constance 3*/4* hotel Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
All prices are per room
Hotels Lake Constance Double room, every day from March 24 - April 20 + Oct. 8 - Oct. 24 € 1158,- free of charge 50% reduction
Hotels Lake Constance Single room, every day from March 24 - April 20 + Oct. 8 - Oct. 24 € 779,-
Hotels Lake Constance Double room, every day from April 24-May 4 + June 3-June 29 + August 25-Oct. 7 € 1398,- free of charge 50% reduction
Hotels Lake Constance Single room, every day from April 24-May 4 + June 3-June 29 + August 25-Oct. 7 € 899,-
Hotels Lake Constance Double room, every day from May 5-June 2 + June 30-August 24 € 1498,- free of charge 50% reduction
Hotels Lake Constance Single room, every day from May 5-June 2 + June 30-August 24 € 949,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
24-gear unisex bike 24-gear unisex bike men's frame from 175cm €75
Electric bike Electric bike Flyer €175
Children’s bike (20 -26 inch) Children’s bike (20 -26 inch) €40
Child seat Child seat free

Included

  • 7 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
  • Season supplement
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, max. 20 kg/piece (no limit on the number of pieces)
  • Boat trip to Rhine Fall rocks
  • Entrance to Rosgarten Museum in Constance incl. 1 coffee
  • Boat trip Gaienhofen – Reichenau incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1x per room)
  • 7-day service hotline

Not included

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

Special details

  • Operated by local partner
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions
  • We do not offer half board (dinner) on this tour
  • 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

Closest airports: Zurich, Friedrichshafen

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

  • What biking level is the Lake Constance tour

    On the 2nd day you encounter a short incline; on the 7th day the route is slightly hilly but otherwise the route is flat, mostly on separate, paved cycle paths, close to the side of the lake. The path sometimes follows brief sections that are unpaved and around Friedrichshafen the cycle path is alongside the main road. The banks of the lake are widely accessible to the public. Suitable for families.

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may. On most tours this has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please mention this at time of booking. Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transferring 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 simple Bed & Breakfast to a very luxurious hotel and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • 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 shall 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 € 579,- * * 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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