2021
Cycle Tour along the High Rhine from Constance to Freiburg

Cycle Tour along the High Rhine

Following the Rhine from Constance to Freiburg

Constance – Rhine Falls – Basel – Freiburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • From Lake Constance via the border triangel with Basel to the Black Forest
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

Tage
7

Ø km pro Tag
50

Left unscathed for hundreds of years, the High Rhine region presents itself in all its glory. Small medieval towns such as the bishoprics of Constance, Basel and Freiburg complement the impressive landscape around Lake Constance and the countryside of the foothills of the Black Forest and the Jura mountains. History has left its marks in towns both large and small along the Rhine here. Discover the young Rhine river and the famous Rhine Falls, the gentle Markgräfler countryside and the charming cultural metropolis of Basel. Your cycling holiday along the High Rhine cycle path, between Constance and Freiburg, takes you to the area of Germany that has the most hours of sunshine.

Cycle Tour along the High Rhine
  • Bookingcode
    RH-KF6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Freiburg
  • Duration
    7 days , 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 255 / 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Harbour in Constance
Harbour in Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

You start your cycle tour along the high Rhine in Constance, Lake Constance’s biggest town. 600 years ago this was where the Council of Constance took place, the only council to elect a pope that was held north of the Alps. The Rhine leaves Lake Constance here: 0 kilometres on its way to the North Sea. Only a few minutes by foot from the medieval town centre is the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen with its lively harbour.

Berlingen at Lake Constance
Berlingen at Lake Constance

Day 2: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km

Your bike tour takes you out of Konstanz, off through picturesque Swiss fishing villages. Along the waterside, the path takes you to Stein am Rhein with its beautiful fresco-decorated, medieval houses. Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland you reach the canton's capital, Schaffhausen. The town, whose citizens competed in building numerous gables on their houses, is overlooked by Munot fort.

Rhine falls near Schaffhausen
Rhine falls near Schaffhausen

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 55 / 60 km

After only a few kilometres, you reach the Rhine Falls, which happen to be biggest water falls in Europe. If you like, take a boat right up close to the roaring mass of water. On your bike, you continue along the Rhine, passing Rheinau monastery on through the beautiful Rhine countryside to today's destination. There are a few hilly bits on your route, but you are rewarded every time with amazing views.

The amphitheater of Augusta Raurica
The amphitheater of Augusta Raurica

Day 4: Waldshut-Tiengen – Basel, approx. 65 / 70

Today you are cycling to Bad Säckingen via Laufenburg, where you find Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge. The town also has two exceptional museums on offer, the Rubbish Museum and the Trumpeteer Museum, which tells the romantic story of the Bad Säckingen Trumpeteer. You will later cycle along the Rhine’s northern bank toward Rheinfelden. To shorten the route you can board a train here (not included). Should you decide to continue by bike, a visit to the Roman fort Augusta Raurica is worthwhile.

In the Rhine Plain near Istein
In the Rhine Plain near Istein

Day 5: Basel – Badenweiler / Müllheim, approx. 45 / 50 km

You will now be leaving the lively city of Basel behind you and cycle toward the Isteiner Klotz. Once upon a time, it was surrounded by the floods of the Rhine, but now – after Tulla’s Rhine rectification – it sits quietly secluded from the river. This area of the Black Forest’s edge is home to water with healing properties and thus ideal for spas – some of them date back to Roman times.

Freiburg
Freiburg

Day 6: Badenweiler / Müllheim – Freiburg, approx. 40 / 35 km

The Markgräflerland seems very charming. The large amount of sunny days and the remarkably pure water mean that many special wine grapes grow here. Baden’s tranquillity can be found in villages and towns on the edge of the Black Forest. Later, you will reach Freiburg, Germany's southern-most large city. Art historian Jacob Burkhardt called the gothic church tower the most beautiful tower in the world in 1869.

Cycle tour from Constance to Freiburg

Day 7: Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast your romantic High Rhine cycle tour comes to an end and you will make your way back to Constance or home. We would also be more than happy to extend your stay along the Rhine or along Lake Constance.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 27.03.2021 to 24.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Basic Price

Season A

27.03. - 31.03.
05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 24.10.

Season B

01.04. - 04.04.
18.04. - 05.05.
07.06. - 10.06.
14.06. - 17.06.
21.06. - 24.06.
12.09. - 30.09.

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.

Season D

11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.

Single room supplement 199

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 Freiburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the city or visitor´s tax (if payable).

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

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

199 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Freiburg/Waldshut-Tiengen/Badenweiler / Müllheim

59 €

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

65 €

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

85 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Freiburg/Waldshut-Tiengen/Badenweiler / Müllheim

89 €

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

95 €

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

115 €

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 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex 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

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

Cycle Tour along the High Rhine
  • Bookingcode
    RH-KF6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Freiburg
  • Duration
    7 days , 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 255 / 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mainly flat route along mostly asphalted paths. At narrow stretches of the Rhine there are some hills and in towns and villages some of the routes run along roads.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: EUR 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 hour, duration approx. 2.5 – 3.5 hours. Includes 2 – 3 changes of train.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • 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.

Tage
7

Ø km pro Tag
50