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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 (4) :
4.75 / 5
Reference LC1201
  • Loop trip
  • 12 days
  • Very easy
  • from 09.04 to 01.10 2023
  • Minimum age 7 years
1519€ / 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 Constance

    Take time to explore this city filled with picturesque alleyways and breathtaking views of the Alps from he harbor.

    Rosgartenmuseum 1h

    The collections of the museum in the center of the old town offer a glimpse of the rich pre and protohistory of the region of the Lake Constance. You will often find special exhibitions such as the exhibition on the life of Napoleon III, who spent his youth in the region.

    Day 2


    Constance – Region around Stein-am-Rhein

    2 route options
    You’ll leave Constance and cross the lake by riding on a large dike towards the monastic island of Reichenau. This was an important spiritual center in the Middle Ages and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep riding to the Hori peninsula, known for spiritual and artistic influence from its Benedictine Abbey. The route continues along the shore of Lake Constance util you reach Diessenhofen.

    Ferry Reichenau - Gaienhofen 1h


    Day 3


    Excursion to the Rhinefalls

    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.

    Boat tour to the Rhine falls 2h


    Day 4


    Stein-am-Rhein region - Constance

    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


    Constance - Radolfzell

    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.

    Mainau - flower island 3h


    Day 6


    Radolfzell - Uhldingen/Meersburg

    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.

    Museum of Prehistory 1h


    Day 7


    Unteruhldingen/Meersburg - Friedrichshafen

    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.

    Zeppelin museum 2h

    Devoted to the invention of the zeppelin and its inventor, the museum traces the fascinating history of this machine.

    Day 8


    Friedrichshafen - Bregenz

    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


    Bregenz - St. Gall

    env. 55km
    + train
    Take the cable car with your bikes to climb to the top of the Pfänder, a small mountain just above Bregenz which rises to 1064 meters. Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Constance, the falconer show and the animal park.
    You descend to Bregenz and continue your way in the nature reserve of the Rhine Delta up the Rhine to Altstätten. You take the train up to Gais, then continue through an enchanting landscape to St. Gallen.

    Cable car to go up to the Pfänder 2h

    The Pfänder offers a magnificent view from the heights above Bregenz onto the lake and the Alps. If you ride it between 9am and 10am you can take your bicycles for free and enjoy cycling downhill.

    Day 10



    You can either wander around St. Gallen and especially discover the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage listed library or enjoy a short hike in the surrounding mountains.

    Day 11


    Saint-Gallen – Constance

    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


    Departure from Constance

    After breakfast, take a city our before returning home. You may end up waiting to extend your tour so you can visit more of this delighful area.
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-4-Star hotels or Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, quality of service and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included.
    * 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".


    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

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary

    - a detailled bike map (scale 1:50 000)
    - a leaflet with the point of interest and your practical information (hotellist, opening hours, etc.)


  • Practical information
  • How 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)
    To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.

    By plane:

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


    If you arrive by car, you can park at the closed open-air parking at the bike rental shop. The rate is 45€ for the duration of your trip.

    The location and contact details of the car park will be given in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.

  • Reviews
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    4 bike travelers reviews 4.75 / 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)!!

    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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