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Constance Lake

A short bike tour around Lake Constance

Reviews (9) :
4.56 / 5
Reference LC0401
  • Loop trip
  • 4 days
  • Easy
  • From 09.04 to 01.10 2023
  • Minimum age 8 years old
420€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This short cycling tour takes you through the lower part of Lake Constance. Right out of the city of Constance, you ride in Switzerland on the shores of the lake ornamented with vineyards and pretty fishing villages. This cycling tour gives you the opportunity to admire Stein am Rhein and its magnificent medieval painted houses, Schaffhausen and its fortress, the impressive Rhine Falls. A nice getaway in a region that proudly reflects its rich history and cultivates its relaxed lifestyle.

    DAY 1


    Arrival in Constance

    Arrival in Constance. Located on the scenic shores of Lake Constance, take time to discover the remarkably well preserved medieval quarters of this former commercial city. Overnight stay in Constance.

    DAY 2


    Constance – Schaffhausen

    You ride along the lake to leave Constanz and cross charming little fishermen villages on the swiss side of the lake. You reach Stein-am-Rhein where the houses are totally painted with frescoes. Then follow your way to Gailingen where you will spend the night.

    DAY 3


    Gailingen - Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls

    You drive towards the Schaffhausen, a cute little town protected by the Munot fortress. Then, you reach the largest waterfall in Europe, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Throughout the day, you have a beautiful view of the lake you can always dive into its refreshing water. Night in Gailingen.

    Boat tour to the Rhine falls 2h


    DAY 4


    Gailingen - Radolfzell - Constance

    The itinerary leads you along the lake towards Radolfzell.environment federal capital. Enjoy the city Profitez de cette ville surrounded by large natural reserves. You leave to reach Constance.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy stay in these clean and cozy 2-3-Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * 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 30€ 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.

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    9 bike travelers reviews 4.56 / 5

    Petit tour du Lac de Constance

    On the 2023-07-09 by ALAIN
    Un séjour très bien organisé et une belle région à découvrir. Nous repartirons certainement avec "Le vélo voyageur".

    de vraies vacances !

    On the 2019-08-28 by Marie
    Je suis partie avec mon mari pour un petit tour de lac de Constance : 3 jours de vélo. C'était parfait pour moi qui n'avait aucun entrainement. 1er jour :soleil et 55 km // 2ème jour : nuages et 33 km // 3ème jour : pluie et 50 km. Mais les conditions météo ne nous ont pas empêchés de vivre cette expérience avec joie et bonheur. C'était bien sûr moins agréable sous la pluie mais cela faisait partie de l'expérience. Les vélos étaient vraiment parfaits pour ce genre de piste. Et puis, ce sentiment de sécurité sur les chemins rendait la balade vraiment agréable. Je médite déjà sur un prochain séjour similaire mais cette fois ci avec les enfants !

    V and K, Canada

    On the 2019-08-25 by V and K, Canada
    Great cycling trip! Beautiful area. Mostly on cycling path or quiet, safe roads. Lots to see and do. Lovely hotels and breakfasts. Velo Voyageur was very helpful with booking details, and trip was well organized. Would highly recommend.

    Très belle escapade

    On the 2016-09-04 by Josette
    Nous avons passé quatre jours fantastiques grâce à Vélo Voyageur. Tout était parfaitement organisé,la prestation suivi des bagages est tres au point,nos bagages nous attendaient dans notre chambre. un seul bémol,l'attribution d'une chambre médiocre dans notre deuxieme Hotel. Nous recommencerons l'année prochaine.


    On the 2015-10-22 by Valentin
    L'organisation est parfaite jusque dans les moindres détails. Je recommande absolument

    Expérience réussie

    On the 2015-09-19 by Annie
    Notre premier vélo tour est une expérience réussie. Le circuit sur 3 jours est très varié en paysage, architecture, hébergement. L'accueil local est très sympathique et serviable surtout pour trouver son chemin. Les vélos sont en parfait état et bien équipés. L'organisation et le transfert des bagages impeccables. Expérience que nous renouvellerons sûrement !


    On the 2015-08-12 by Yan
    Si vous souhaitez vous déconnecter en un rien de temps, trouver de l'exotisme pas loin de chez soi, et profiter d'accueils chaleureux et de paysages bucoliques à souhait, alors n'hésitez pas à vous lancer!


    On the 2014-09-09 by Xavier
    Très beau séjour au milieu des fruits, des vignes, au bord du lac, du Rhin, de beaux villages, des pauses baignades, des visites, des sites, à faire en famille !

    Johël Annie et Jacannick

    On the 2014-07-01 by Johël
    Recommandations à toutes les personnes zen qui veulent pendant 3 à 4cjours vivre des moments forts face à un paysage de toute beauté dans un cadre féérique au milieu d'une nature qui est à 2 tours de pédaliers de chez nous; pas besoin d'être un grand sportif; une bonne santé suffit; les selles des vélos sont confortables, les vélos sont du pur bonheur; l'eau du Rhin et du lac sont fraîches mais valent mieux qu'une pommade décontractante; les villes d'étapes sont conformes aux cartes postales que nous avons en tête de toute cette région.
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