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Constance Lake

Rhine Falls and Lake Constance by bike

Lake Constance is one of the most beautiful cycling destinations in Europe.

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Reference LC0801
  • Loop trip
  • 8 days
  • Very easy
  • from 18.04 to 05.10.2019
  • Minimum age 9 years
649€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Lake Constance is located North of the Alps at the border between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The lake is fed mainly by the Rhine, which falls into the lake forming the highest waterfalls in Europe.
    On bike paths you wind along Lake Constance, cross the fishing villages, admire the painted frescoes on the medieval houses and enjoy the small beaches of the lake for refreshing swimming stops.

    Take the time to visit the charming towns of Konstanz, Meersburg, Lindau, Bregenz or Arbon. Discover the open-air opera house on Lake Constance in Bregenz, enjoy an ice-cream parlor on the charming Lindau harbor and be impressed by the Rhine Falls.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Constance

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

    Day 2


    Constance - Überlingen

    env. 50km
    Continue your bike ride through the German countryside beyond Constance to the Island of Mainau, the island of flowers. You reach the empire city Radolfzell and continue along the lake until Überlingen.

    Day 3


    Überlingen - Region Kressbronn

    Bike through the vineyards until Friedrichshafen. On the way, do not miss the delightful baroque church of Birnau, typical for this region, the prehistoric museum in Unteruhldingen, the mediaeval city of Meersburg and its castle. You could also stop in the Zeppelingmuseum in Friedrichshafen. Your accommodation is around Kressbonn.

    Day 4


    Region Kressbronn - Region Höchst/Rorschach

    Continue your ride on the dedicated bike routeand 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. You reach Bregenz, world famous for its open-air opera festival taking place on the Lake Constance. You stay between Höchst and Rorschach.

    Day 5


    Region Höchst/Rorschach - Constance

    Ride on the Swiss shore through the lush countryside and the little villages. You crossRomanshorn, the biggest harbor of Lake Constance. Enjoy the end of afternoon by walking around the old city of Constance.

    Day 6


    Constance - Schaffhausen

    env. 50km
    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 Schaffhausen where you will spend the night.

    Day 7


    Schaffhausen - Rhine falls - Constance

    env. 55km
    + boat excursion
    Discover Schaffhausen, a charming Swiss town overlooked by the Munot fortress. Continue to the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. A boat takes you directly under it.
    Then you return to Stein-am-Rhein then Gaienhofen where you take the ferry to the island of monks Reichenau before continuing your bike ride to Constance.

    Boat tour to the Rhine falls 2h


    Day 8


    Departure from Constance

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

    You stay in *** type hotels with all the comfort you need after a cycling day.
    * Example of the type of 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, saddlebag, 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 (+1m55).


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

    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 40€ for the duration of your trip (booking not possible).

    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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    “ Méfiance ”

    On the 2017-09-18 by MARTINE
    Pas de roadbook pour ce voyage . Si vous ne parlez pas allemand, passez votre chemin. Les 50 km deviennent 80 km .... La galère !