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Constance Lake

A comprehensive bike tour around the Lake Constance

The Lake Constance offers you exotic holidays, an access along the lake for impromptu dips and typical and delightful villages.

Reviews (5) :
4.00 / 5
Reference LC1201
  • Loop trip
  • 12 days
  • Very easy
  • from 15.04 to 08.10 2017
  • Minimum age 1 year
1199€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Discover Germany, Austria and Switzerland by bike. Take your time to discover the city of Constance, fishermen’s villages, mediaeval houses painted with frescos, the Rhine falls and the Bavarian peninsula of Lindau. Enjoy breathtaking views on the lake with the Swiss Alps on the background.

    The Lake Constance offers you exotic holidays: dedicated, equipped and secure cycle tracks, an access along the lake for impromptu dips and typical and delightful villages.
    Ideal in family.

    Day 1

     
     
    Arrival in this beautiful city. Walk around the beautiful old city of Constance.

    Day 2

     
     
    Bike
    30/55km
    You leave Constance and cross the lake on a big dyke towards the Monastic Island of Reichenau. It was an important spiritual center in the Middle-Age and is now listed as Unesco World Heritage Site. You continue to the peninsula Höri, which inspired a lot of German artists like Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix. Continue to follow shore of the Lake Constance between the vineyard sand ride to Diessenhofen.
       

    1h

    Included

    Day 3

     
     
    Bike
    30/50km
    Discover Schaffhausen, charming Swiss city overhanged by the Munot fortress. Continue your bike tour to Neuhausen and the Rhine falls, the biggest falls of Europe. A boat takes you directly under the waterfalls. Reach the area of Stein am Rhein as you stroll through the green landscapes of the Haut-Rhin.

    Day 4

     
     
    Bike
    30/40km
    Enjoy your morning by walking around the old city of Stein-am-Rhein. You discover facades integrally painted with frescos.

    Return to Constance in taking the Swiss side of the Lake Constance and passing through little fishermen’s villages.
    Do not miss the castle of Arenenberg, the childhood residence of future Napoleon III and discover the old city of Constance.

    Day 5

     
     
    Bike
    30km
    Continue your ride in the German countryside until Mainau Island, the flower island. You will appreciate the beauty of these parks at all seasons full of flowers. You get to the empire city Radolfszell.
       

    3h

    Included

    Day 6

     
     
    Bike
    40km
    You cross the peninsula up to BodanrückStahringen and return to the Lake Constance around Bodman-Ludwigshafen.
    Continue to ride along the lake by passing the delightful city Überlingen. On the way, do not miss the charming, baroque, Birnauchurch, so typical of the region. In Unteruhldingen you can visit the prehistoric museum. Period huts on stilts have been reconstituted.

    Day 7

     
     
    Bike
    25km
    Stroll in the mediaeval city of Meersburg and contemplate its impressive castle. Ride through the vineyard until Friedrichshafen where you can visit the Zeppelin museum.

    Day 8

     
     
    Bike
    40km
    Continue your ride on the dedicated bike route and stop in Lindau, a little, typical Bavarian city. Wander around the old city and savour a good “Käsekuchen” (cheese cake) on the harbor.

    You continue your stroll towards Austria. Grab the opportunity to visit the opera festival, whose the stage, with impressive decors, is built on the Lake Constance. This festival is internationally famous.

    Day 9

     
     
    Bike
    env. 55km

    Day 10

     
     

    Day 11

     
     
    Bike
    45km
    You slowly ride back to Arbon on the lake. Your way back to Constance is enamelled with the cutest little swiss villages and through apple orchards.

    Day 12

     
     
    After breakfast take a city tour before returning home or extend your stay.
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You stay in ***/**** hostels selected for their service's quality and their owner's hospitality.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes


    On your arrival day, we provide you with :
    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebags, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults for some trips. If available, the option is specified on the page "prices".

    Luggage


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress (optional for short trips) :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your hotel room before you arrive.
    • We provide bicycle saddlebags for the things you shall need during the day.

    If your package doesn't include luggage transport,
    the bikes will be equipped with 2 waterproof saddlebags with 10 to 20L capacity each to carry your things.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Travel documents

    To go on a bike trip is the best way to discover the regional and local culture.


    The activities and must-sees have been listed in a leaflet presenting the practical information.

    Our detailed travel documents allow you to ride freely, at your own pace.

    It contains :

    • Map on a scale of 1:50,000
    • A practical and touristic guide: descriptions and practical information about all the different activities you might want to do during your trip.

  • Practical information
  • To get to Konstanz:

    By car:
    • From Paris following Troyes, Bâle and Zurich (663 km / 6h53)
    • From Strasbourg following Offenburg and Villingen (191 km / 2h30)
    • From Lyon following Geneva, Lausanne, Bern et Zurich (497 km / 4h30)

    By train:
    • From Strasbourg passing by Offenburg (3h)
    • From Lyon passing by Dijon and then Zurich (5h50)

    By plane:
    • From Friedrichshafen (25 km) : by car or bus and by boat (40 min)
    • From Zurich (75 km) : correspondences by train to Konstanz (1 hour)


  • Reviews
  •   Memory of the trip  

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    5 bike travelers reviews 4.00 / 5

    “ Québécois en vacances ”

    On the 2016-10-02 by Manon et Robert
    Très belle destination !!! Parcours très diversifié .Belles activités tout au long du séjour . L'idée de la carte '' BodenseeErlebniskarte '' génial !!!! On peut choisir ce qui nous intéresse le plus à différents endroits tout au long du séjour et ce en plus des activités déjà offertes. Très belle organisation . Merci

    “ Voyage de noce EXTRA! ”

    On the 2015-08-20 by Laetitia
    Nous avons choisi de partir avec velo voyageur pour notre voyage de noce, autour du lac de Constance. Nous avons fait le tour du lac en 12 jours (environ 40km de vélo/jour) avec des visites dans des sites superbes (chutes du Rhin, île de Mainau, île de Lindau, île de Reichnau, site palaffitique, musée Sea Life, Musée Zeppelin...) et ballade en Suisse. Nous sommes partis avec notre petit de 15 mois. L'organisation était super!! Nous repartirons avec velo voyageur car nous avons passé un voyage mémorable! et le concept de rouler sans bagages est génial (surtout avec un petit qui nécessitait 3 gros bagages et une poussette)!!

    “ retour ”

    On the 2015-07-16 by norbert
    tres belle region adaptee au velo mais carnet de voyage tres insuffisant , tres peu de details pratiques , tres peu de renseignements sur le trajet en particulier les zones pour faire une pause , impression que les personnes qui ont redige le dossier de voyage n'ont pas fait ce circuit , tres peu d'elements d'orientation dans certaines zones , par ailleurs si vous demandez une aide il faut parler allemend car tres peu de personnes parlent anglais ,

    “ A conseiller ! ”

    On the 2013-09-02 by Fred
    Ravis de ce circuit effectué en famille avec 2 petits (2 ans et 4 ans) et un ado qui ont apprécié également. Très beaux paysages et bonne organisation, hôtels de qualité. Un conseil : ne faites pas comme nous et préparez bien le circuit à tête reposée, car les explications du road book sont parfois succinctes, et peuvent conduire à quelques kilomètres en plus ! Mais pas de quoi gâcher l'impression générale...

    “ Voyage en couple avec 1 ado ”

    On the 2013-07-28 by Pierre
    Bonne expérience,voyage facile,tandem à essayer!! Magnifiques paysages et par chance très beau temps. Renseignez vous par vous même avant le départ sur les infos de visites et de transport en commun car le livret fourni est succinct voire inexact
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