Bike tour around Lake Constance - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Constance or any of the other tour destinations
  • Duration of trip:
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 230 km / 142 mi
  • Distance per day:
    25-45 km / 16-28 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    Mostly level, a few short inclines on 2 days.
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle paths, only occasionally on roads.
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, wine cellars, snack bars and places to shop all around Lake Constance. That is why we do not offer half board. In Germany and Austria, an evening meal costs approx. EUR 10-20 per person; in Switzerland approx. SFR 20-40. You can, of course, eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

Bike tour around Lake Constance

9 days / 8 nights from EUR 519

Cycling Lake Constance - Bike tour around Lake Constance - Hagnau

Round trip around Lake Constance – Europe’s biggest water fall - by cable car up the Pfänder mountain. Experience the international flair of three countries on Central Europe’s biggest lake, discover the unique medieval towns of Constance, Stein am Rhein, Lindau and Meersburg. Take a boat almost to the heart of the Rhine Falls and glide up above Lake Constance on the Pfänder mountain cable car to then enjoy whizzing down the mountain by bike. This bike tour along Lake Constance is a great trip and also perfect for the less experienced cyclist.

Bike tour around Lake Constance - Rheinfall
 
Bike tour around Lake Constance - Pfänderbahn

Day 1 Arrival in Constance
Particularly worthy of visiting are the Island of Mainau, the historic town centre and the Sea Life Centre.

Day 2 Constance - Stein a.Rh. region, approx. 30 km/19 mi
Cycle route along the romantic Lower Lake, passing the Napoleon Museum and medieval Stein.

Day 3 Trip to Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Canton capital Schaffhausen and the Munot fortress and a boat trip to the Rhine Falls.

Day 4 Stein a.Rh. - Reichenau - Überlingen, approx. 33 km/20 mi
First you will take a ship to the Island of Reichenau, a UNESCO world heritage site, before cycling along the lakeshore. You will then take the ship to Überlingen.

Day 5 Überlingen - Friedrichshafen, approx. 31 km/19 mi
Highlights today are the pilgrimage church of Birnau, the Pfahlbauten “Lake Dwelling” Museum and the Old Castle in Meersburg.

Day 6 Friedrichshafen - Lindau, approx. 27 km/17 mi
Many small villages are located along the route, idyllically among orchards; discover the island town of Lindau.

Day 7 Trip to Bregenz and the Pfänder mountain, approx. 25 km/16 mi
Today takes you to the famous lake stage, the Kunsthaus gallery and a trip by cable car.

Day 8 Lindau - Rorschach - Constance, approx. 36 km/22 mi
Boat trip along Bregenz Bay to Rorschach and through “Mostindien” or “Cider India”, as it is locally known, to Constance.

Day 9 Departure or extend your stay
The tour ends after breakfast. If you like, extend your bike tour on Lake Constance.

Bike tour around Lake Constance - MS Überlingen
 
Bike tour around Lake Constance - Arbon
 
Bike tour around Lake Constance
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Included in "Bike tour around Lake Constance":

  • 8 overnight stays incl. breakfast in your reserved category
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no maximum number of items, maximum weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • entrance fee to Rosgarten Museum in Constance incl. 1 coffee
  • boat trip to Rhine waterfall
  • boat trip Gaienhofen - Reichenau incl. bike
  • boat trip Wallhausen - Überlingen incl. bike
  • entrance fee to lighthouse in Lindau
  • mountain cable car trip, excl. bike (between 8-10 am, bike transport free of charge)
  • boat trip Lindau - Rorschach incl. bike
  • all visitor’s taxes
  • Discount voucher for winery "Spitalkellerei" Constance
  • Discount voucher for bike shop and tour provider "Kultur-Rädle" Constance
  • travel documents and maps
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 2*/3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.

  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrivals daily from 22/04 to 26/09 and
    27.09. + 28.09. + 29.09. + 05.10. + 06.10. + 12.10.
  • The day of arrival determines the price of your tour.

Prices for category M:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 519 EUR super saver price
    15/04-25/04 + 29/09-30/09
  • 649 EUR saver price
    26/04-04/05 + 13/09-28/09
  • 759 EUR basic price
    05/05-06/06 + 25/08-12/09
  • 809 EUR seasonal price
    07/06-24/08
  • 200 EUR single room surcharge
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 200 EUR e-bike
  •   60 EUR additional night in double room per person, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night in single room, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 699 EUR super saver price
    15/04-25/04 + 29/09-30/09
  • 839 EUR saver price
    26/04-04/05 + 13/09-28/09
  • 939 EUR basic price
    05/05-06/06 + 25/08-12/09
  • 999 EUR seasonal price
    07/06-24/08
  • 230 EUR single room surcharge
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 200 EUR e-bike
  •   80 EUR additional night in double room per person, incl. breakfast
  • 110 EUR additional night in single room, incl. breakfast

For children:

  • Discount in the room of two adults
  • 00-05 years 100 %
  • 06-11 years 50 %
  • 12-17 years 25 %

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking facilities in Constance:
    Most hotels offer unguarded parking, prices range between 40 and 80 €/week, pre-booking is not possible. Alternatively, there are free parking facilities in residential areas - Constance is very safe.
  • Arriving by train:
    The hotels located in the historical centre are only a few walking minutes from Constance’s main railway station. For the hotels in the district of Lizelstetten, there is a direct bus (number 4) that departs right in front of the station. For the hotels in the Petershausen area we recommend taking a taxi, which usually costs around 9 €.
  • Arriving by plane at Zurich airport:
    Distance to Constance approx. 70 km / 43 miles, there is a good train connection.
    Price for a single ticket to Constance: approx. 30 SFR/ 25 €.
    Price for a German taxi to Constance: approx. 130 € per car.
  • Booked rental bikes can be picked up at the bike station in the city centre.

Perfectly looked after:

  • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

The Tour
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