2021
Cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne

Cycle Tour from Constance to Lucerne

Rhine Falls and Swiss lakes

Constance – Zurich – Lucerne

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Rhine Falls, Einsiedeln Monastery, covered wooden bridge Kappellbrücke in Lucerne, Swiss mountain panorama
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Insider tip!

days
7

km / day avg.
55

Your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne is as pretty as picture. You don't just cycle along the lovely banks of Lake Constance but you'll also get to explore the beautiful countryside around Zurich Lake and Lake Lucerne. Picturesque little fishing villages are on your route, similarly larger towns. You become acquainted with Constance, Lake Constance's biggest town, and all of its sights. Wander around the elegant city of Zurich and the very charming Lucerne. Impressive highlights of your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne are the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen and Einsiedeln Monastery. Always with the magnificent mountains as your backdrop, you will be able to experience Swiss history. In Küssnacht you follow in the footsteps of Wilhelm Tell if you walk along the famous Hohle Gasse.

Itinerary

Cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne
  • Booking code
    CH-KL6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Lucerne
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 275 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 35 and 75 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Trainstation Konstanz
Konstanz

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

On the day of your arrival for your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne, you have all the time in the world to explore this, the biggest town on Lake Constance. A day on the flower island of Mainau, which has a butterfly house, an Italian water staircase and many lovely restaurants is definitely a highlight. If you think you don't have enough time for that, wander through the fascinating historic, old city with its pretty harbour and lovely Münster church. If the thought of 193 steps up to the spire platform doesn't make you quake, climb up and enjoy the wonderful views of the town and Lake Constance.

Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein

Day 2: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

Pedalling off today, you leave Constance, following the banks of the Lower Lake. You cycle through pretty Swiss fishing villages to Stein am Rhein. Wander through this picturesque old town and admire the detail to which the facades of these medieval houses have been painted. Sometimes on the German side, sometimes the Swiss, you follow the Rhine to Schaffhausen. The town's landmark, Munot Fortress, can be seen from afar.

Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen
Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen

© BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Zurich, approx. 65 km

Just a short distance by bike and another highlight comes into view on your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne. Discover the Rhine Falls, one of Europe's largest water falls. On a boat you can go right over to the Rhine Fall rocks and feel the power and might of the thundering water around you. Always following Glatt Valley, you cycle to the fascinating cosmopolitan city of Zurich. After a walk around the beautifully intact historic quarter, enjoy spending some time on the lively banks of the River Limmat.

Einsiedeln Monastery
Einsiedeln Monastery

Day 4: Zurich – Pfäffikon – Einsiedeln, approx. 35 km + train ride

You leave Zurich behind you and cycle along the Golden Coast, as the northern bank of Zurich Lake is referred to locally, and then on to Rapperswil. You'll be able to see a huge and very impressive mountain from afar here. By bike you continue via the dam and then it's time to go up. But don't worry - you won't have to pedal. You go up to Einsiedeln by train. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Switzerland. The Black Madonna in Einsiedeln Abbey has attracted pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

Lake Zug
Lake Zug

Day 5: Einsiedeln – Lucerne, approx. 75 km

Tank up on energy for the day at breakfast time, as it's time to tackle the crowning glory of your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne. You cycle quite some altitude up to Zuger See Lake. It's worth taking a break in Küssnacht. The town is famous because of the Swiss national hero, Wilhelm Tell. Follow in his footsteps down Hohle Gasse, where Tell is supposed to have shot the bailiff, Hermann Gessler.

The Kapellbrücke in the city of Lucerne
The Kapellbrücke in the city of Lucerne

Day 6: Excursion at Lake Lucerne, approx. 50 km + boat trip

Just how you spend your day in Lucerne and on the beautiful Vierwaldstätter See Lake is entirely up to you. Enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains from the steam boat cruiser. Or look down on the lake from the steepest cable car as you ride up the local Pilatus Mountain. We recommend a bike ride on the northern part of Lake Lucerne. First on the ride to Weggis, where you change to a boat that brings you to Beckenried (not included). On the shores of the lake you cycle comfortably back to Lucerne. In the town itself, don't miss walking over the world-famous chapel bridge. And don't forget to try some of the local cuisine, for example Chatzestreckerli and Birewegge!

Cycle tour from Lake Constance to Lake Lucerne

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne unfortunately comes to an end after breakfast. If you want to have more time to explore the area we can happily book you an extra night in Lucerne.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 18.04.2021 to 17.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
01.10. - 17.10.

ab699 €
Season B
18.04. - 05.05.
07.06. - 10.06.
14.06. - 17.06.
21.06. - 24.06.
12.09. - 30.09.
ab799 €
Season C
06.05. - 10.05.
16.05.
24.05. - 27.05.
06.06.
11.06. - 13.06.
18.06. - 20.06.
25.06. - 30.06.
22.08. - 11.09.
ab849 €
Season D
11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.
ab899 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Lucerne, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rocks
  • Train ride Pfäffikon-Einsiedeln incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded

  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
  • Boat trip Weggis – Beckenried, approx. 25 CHF per person incl. bike
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Child discount

Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

199 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Constance

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Einsiedeln / Schaffhausen

85 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Lucerne / Zurich

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Constance

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Einsiedeln / Schaffhausen

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Lucerne / Zurich

139 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
30-gear trapezodial frame bike
30-gear trapezodial frame bike

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear frame bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 30-gear trapezodial frame bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Rental Bike

27- or 30-gear bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

Brief Information

Cycle tour from Constance to Lucerne
  • Booking code
    CH-KL6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Lucerne
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 275 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 35 and 75 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    The route runs mainly along its own tarred cycle paths and separate cycle routes. The route is quite hilly between Einsiedeln and Lucerne and you will have to dismount and push at times.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Returning to Constance
    Travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every 30 minutes, duration approx. 2.5 hours. Direct trains every hour, otherwise 2 train changes.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
55