Cycling Tour through Lake Constance Hinterland
Active bike tour through Upper Swabia and Allgäu
- Radweg-Reisen Tour
- Round trip from Constance
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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.
- Booking Code
- Start / Destination
8 days , 7 nights
approx. 465 / 475 km
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between 55 and 100 km, Ø 75 km
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- 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
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.
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 Aulendorf and Bad Schussenried until you reach your destination Bad Saulgau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.