2019
Cycling Tour through Lake Constance Hinterland

Cycling Tour through Lake Constance Hinterland

Active bike tour through Upper Swabia and Allgäu

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Round trip from Constance
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

8
days

75
km / day avg.

Upper Swabia with its beautiful landscape is perfectly suited to this cycling tour. Those cyclists who are interested in a sporty and challenging tour, can explore the hilly landscape of Lake Constance hinterland, between the Danube and the Lake, crossing over the Württembergian Allgäu. The contrast between the buzz of Lake Constance with its impressive Alpine panorama and the peaceful landscapes of the Wurzer Ried and Federsee Lake is particularly attractive. 

Itinerary

The Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Path

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BO-KK7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    8 days , 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 465 / 475 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 55 and 100 km, Ø 75 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mainly flat route but also some hilly sections. Runs along asphalted cycle paths, quiet back roads and sometimes along un-tarred laneways.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 40 € / booked holiday, can be booked online. Free parking on public roads.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
harbour, Constance
harbour, Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

You start your tour 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.

bank, Immenstaad
bank, Immenstaad

Day 2: Constance – Bad Saulgau, approx. 100 km + ferry trip

Take the ferry from Constance to the northern shore of Lake Constance and enjoy the view of the Alpine panorama. The Lake Constance Cycle Path will take you to Immenstaad. Here you will leave the Lake for now and discover the countryside further inland on your way to Markdorf. From Markdorf you will cycle along the Danube – Lake Constance Cycle Path and follow it through Aulenorf and Bad Schussenried until you reach your destination Bad Saulgau.

Fishermen´s Quarter, Ulm
Fishermen´s Quarter, Ulm

Day 3: Bad Saulgau – Ulm, approx. 90 / 100 km

The Federsee basin is an ancient region full of culture ‒ archaeologists have made significant discoveries here from the Old Stone Age up to lake-dwellings of the Bronze Age. In the beautiful town of Rottenacker you reach the Danube which you follow to Ulm. The former Austrian town Ehingen and the renaissance-castle in Erbach are worth a visit.

tourist office, Ulm
tourist office, Ulm

Day 4: Ulm – Bad Wurzach, approx. 85 km

Soft, rolling hills, moors and silted-up lakes characterise this route in Northern Swabia. However, culture is also represented; Ochsenhausen is home to an impressive Benedictine Abbey. Your destination for the day is most well-known for its healing moor waters. Why not relax with a moor treatment or in the thermal baths.

fountain at Saumarkt, Wangen im Allgäu
fountain at Saumarkt, Wangen im Allgäu

Day 5: Bad Wurzach – Wangen im Allgäu, approx. 65 km

Today’s route is shorter, however as you will be exploring the Württembergian Allgäu, it will still be challenging. The Renaissance building of Zeil Castle is impressively located above Leutkirch; the winter sport and climatic health-resort of Isny is worth a visit and you will be able to enjoy a relaxing evening in the well-preserved Old Town of Wangen.

Deuring castle, Bregenz
Deuring castle, Bregenz

Day 6: Wangen im Allgäu – Bregenz, approx. 55 km

To start off you will cycle through one of the most important hop-growing regions in Germany, before orchards begin to take over the landscape. In Kressbronn you will come to Lake Constance, the banks of which you will follow along through Lindau until coming to the capital of Vorarlberg; Bregenz. Along the route you will have the opportunity to marvel at the fascinating Alpine panorama.

Inselhotel Constance
Inselhotel Constance

Day 7: Bregenz – Constance, approx. 70 km

The start of today’s tour will lead you through the Rhine delta, an important nature conservation area. Near Altenrhein you will cross over the border to Switzerland, where you will find the market hall; the last building of the artist Friedrich Hundertwasser. You will cycle to Constance mainly through orchards and the small towns of Arbon and Romanshorn.

cyclists, Constance
cyclists, Constance

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycling tour through Lake Constance hinterland comes to an end and you will return home. We would, however, be more than happy to extend your stay in Constance.