2024
Der Bodensee-Radurlaub mit der Burg Meersburg und Blick auf den See

Gentle cycling vacation around Lake Constance

One lake, three countries and a thousand possibilities

Constance Rhine Falls Überlingen Lindau Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Council city of Constance, Stein am Rhein, Schaffhausen Rhine Falls, Meersburg Castle, Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
10

Ø km per day
35

Experience a special kind of journey on this 10-day cycling vacation around Lake Constance: one lake, three countries and a thousand possibilities. You cycle between the Rhine Falls and the Pfänder summit, the flower island of Mainau and the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen. The beauty of this cycling vation is that you can take plenty of time to discover the most famous sights around Lake Constance. The daily stages are designed so that you can take a dip in the cool water or enjoy a cool drink in a café without constantly looking at the clock. A boat trip to the Rheinfallfelsen, already included in the tour price, will remain in your memory for a long time. After this 10-day cycling vacation around Lake Constance you will be ready to return to everyday life, with plenty of stories and photos in your luggage.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    BO-B9
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Gentle cycling vacation around Lake Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Constance is always worth a visit. An entertaining walk to the greatest sights is possible without much effort, because the distances in the council city are short. Frescoes, murals, historic city towers and whimsical sculptures can be discovered at every turn. Take a stroll through the oldest part of town, Niederburg, on your cycling vacation around Lake Constance. Sit down in a cosy wine tavern and soak up the homely atmosphere. If you feel like a swim after your journey, you can refresh yourself in the Swabian Sea, as Lake Constance is also called. A climb up the tower of the cathedral is also recommended.

Statue of Imperia at Constance harbour

Statue of Imperia at Constance harbour | ©Karsten-Thilo Raab

Day 2: Constance – Gailingen / Stein am Rhein / Wangen, approx. 30 – 40 km

You cross the border and cycle on the Swiss side of the Lower Lake towards Stein am Rhein. Look forward to one of the most beautiful stretches of your Lake Constance cycling vacation right at the start. Enjoy the gentle lake breeze or take the opportunity for a refreshing swim. You will pass small villages such as Eschenz and Steckborn and find a place of tranquillity on the small Island of Werd, which can be reached via a 200-metre-long wooden footbridge. Soon you reach your overnight stop in Gailingen or Stein am Rhein. A great view over the town and the surrounding area is provided by the ascent to Hohenklingen Castle.

Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein

Day 3: Day trip to the Rhine Falls, approx. 20 / 40 km + boat trips

You cycle to the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. Over a width of 150 metres, masses of water tumble down over the rocks to the valley. The boat trip to the Rhine Falls Rock (included) brings you almost right into the middle of the action. Visit Laufen Castle, which has towered over the Rhine Falls for more than 1000 years. Here you can fortify yourself before heading back to Diessenhofen, Gailingen or Stein am Rhein by boat (included). The latter enchants its visitors with an enclosed historic old town. Wherever you look, you will see oriels, gables and facade paintings.

Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen

Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen

Day 4: Gailingen - Radolfzell, approx. 35 / 25 km

Today you will get to know the Höri Peninsula and in Gaienhofen you will have the opportunity to admire an original sculpture by the Bodman artist Peter Lenk. In the district of Hemmenhofen you can visit the Otto Dix House, where all kinds of paintings and documents from his life are exhibited. The town of Radolfzell has grown from a small fishing and wine-growing settlement to a place of pilgrimage known throughout Southern Germany. How about a visit to the highest church tower on Lake Constance or a walk through the famous nature reserve, over which the lookout tower offers a beautiful view?

Höri Peninsula near Wangen

Höri Peninsula near Wangen

Day 5: Radolfzell - Überlingen / Uhldingen, approx. 25 / 35 km

The Bodanrück makes for a lively up and down today. You pass Bodman-Ludwigshafen and Sipplingen. The town is beautifully nestled between Lake Constance and the spectacular landscape of steep banks. From here you can take wonderful walks to castle ruins, gorges or flowering orchards. Take the time to do so. Rent a SUP or a canoe and see the beautiful surroundings from a different perspective. In Überlingen, a walk along the longest lakeside promenade on Lake Constance and a few hours in the thermal baths are ideal.

Überlingen

Überlingen

Day 6: Überlingen - Friedrichshafen, approx. 35 km

Your cycling vacation around Lake Constance takes you along the Upper Lake today. An absolute must is a visit to the Pilgrimage Church of Birnau. From there you not only have a fantastic view over Lake Constance. The baroque church with seven altars is surrounded by lush vineyards and is an important destination for pilgrims. The Pile Dwelling Museum in Unteruhldingen offers hands-on history in 23 reconstructed houses. It's a good thing the stage isn't too long, because you should still make time for Germany's oldest inhabited castle, Meersburg. Those interested in technology will get their money's worth at the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen.

Pilgrimage Church of Birnau

Pilgrimage Church of Birnau

Day 7: Friedrichshafen - Lindau / Bregenz, approx. 30 / 40 km

On this stage of your cycling vacation around Lake Constance, you cycle through Eriskircher Ried nature reserve and arrive at Montfort Castle. It was built in 1866 in Moorish style and is the landmark of Langenargen. Always with the Alps in view, you cycle through magnificent apple orchards via Nonnenhorn and Wasserburg to the island town of Lindau. The old town lies on an almost 70-hectare island in the middle of Lake Constance. Behind the harbour entrance with its Bavarian lion and white lighthouse, the impressive Lake Constance panorama opens up. If you stay overnight in the festival town of Bregenz, cycle along the shore of Lake Constance across the German-Austrian border.

Lindau harbour

Lindau harbour | ©Karsten-Thilo Raab

Day 8: Lindau - Rorschach / Arbon / Horn, approx. 30 - 50 km

Take the opportunity and ride the cable car up to the local mountain Pfänder. On a clear day, you have a great view of Lake Constance and around 200 Alpine peaks. Back on the bike saddle, you cross the Bregenzer Ach and the Alpine Rhine at Hard. You are now back in Switzerland. Between the rolling hills of the Appenzell region and Lake Constance lies the harbour town of Rorschach, which has a beautiful lakeside promenade. In Arbon you can visit the castle museum. The modern permanent exhibition takes you on an exciting journey through 5500 years of settlement history on Lake Constance.

Half-timbered houses, Arbon

Half-timbered houses, Arbon

Day 9: Rorschach - Constance, approx. 30 - 50 km

The last few kilometres to Constance take you through the Swiss canton of Thurgau. On the flat cycle path you mostly cycle directly along the lakeshore. You pass pretty Swiss villages and soon reach Constance. Enjoy the charm of this delightful town and let yourself drift through the old town. If you still have time, we recommend a visit to the Island of Reichenau. Visit the Romanesque churches, enjoy a fish sandwich and the relaxed atmosphere on the vegetable island.

Lake Constance near Münsterlingen

Lake Constance near Münsterlingen | ©Karsten-Thilo Raab

Day 10: Individual departure

Your cycling vacation around Lake Constance ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay in Constance, Radolfzell, Lindau or Bregenz with an extra night.

Farewell to Lake Constance

Farewell to Lake Constance

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 16.04.2024 to 03.10.2024Early 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
14.04. - 25.04.
30.09. - 03.10.
from999 €
Season B
26.04. - 03.05.
15.09. - 29.09.
from1149 €
Season C
04.05. - 16.05.
20.05. - 23.05.
02.06. - 28.06.
25.08. - 14.09.
from1299 €
Season D
17.05. - 19.05.
24.05. - 01.06.
29.06. - 24.08.
from1349 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 9 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip to the Rheinfallfelsen
  • Boat trip Schaffhausen – Diessenhofen incl. bike
  • Mountain and valley ride with the Pfänderbahn excl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

     

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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

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For our younger cyclists

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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%

All prices are per person

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

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

349 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Constance
 DBL

75 €

 SGL

115 €

Friedrichshafen / Überlingen
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Radolfzell / Gailingen / Stein am Rhein
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

109 €

Rorschach / Arbon / Lindau / Bregenz
 DBL

75 €

 SGL

105 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
Tandem
Tandem
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
49 €
Trailer
Trailer
49 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Tandem
  • E-cargo bike with 2 child seats
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20 – 26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen 8-gear unisex bike
8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 8-gear men's bike
8-gear men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
E-cargo bike with 2 child seats
"Family bike": E-cargo bike with 2 child seats
Radweg-Reisen Tandem
Tandem with luggage and handlebar bag
Children's bike
Children's bike
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Weehoo
Recumbent seater Weehoo trailer
Child trailer
Child trailer with seating for two children
Child seat
Child seat

8- / 27-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

E-cargo bike with 2 child seats

259 €

Tandem

199 €

Children's / teenager's bike, trailer, Weehoo trailer

49 €

Child seat

free

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    BO-B9
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking lot near the Radweg-Reisen office in Constance, cost 49 € / trip, must be booked and paid in advance.
    Free parking on public roads
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
10

Ø km per day
35