2019
Family Cycling at Lake Constance

Family Cycling at Lake Constance

Easy-going and child-friendly holiday with a lot of extras

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Round trip from Constance
  • Included: Sea Life Konstanz, Pile Dwellings Museum and two boat trips on Lake Constance!
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○

7
days

30
km / day avg.

This family cycling round trip at Lake Constance is especially an experience for families and relaxed cyclists. Rather than totalling as many kilometres per day as possible, on this tour you have time to discover all the wonders along the route. The sections of the route take you mostly along the banks of the lake, following well established paths or winding through vineyards and orchards. You won’t just get to visit the larger towns such as Konstanz, Friedrichshafen, Lindau and Bregenz, but also visit the Pfahlbauten lake dwellings and the Sea Life aquarium. The little cyclists will love this tour. Some sections are shortened by taking the boat. This makes sure there is always enough time for a quick dip in the lake or longer breaks at any of the many playgrounds along the way.

Itinerary

Family Bike Tour on Lake Constance

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BO-O6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 150 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 10 and 40 km, Ø 30 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • 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
Lakefront, 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.

Family, Meersburg

Day 2: Constance ‒ Unteruhldingen / Meersburg, approx. 25 / 30 km + boat trip

You leave Konstanz and cycle only a few kilometres before crossing the lake by boat to the Überlingen side of the lake. You pass the romantic Baroque Birnau church before shortly arriving in Uhlginden. In and around the lake dwellings you will find out all about the exciting lives people led on the lake over 6000 years ago. And you and your family can try a lot of things out yourself!

Habour, Constance

Day 3: Meersburg ‒ Friedrichshafen, approx. 15 / 10 km + boat trip

Following the Lake Constance cycle path you cycle through vineyards via Immenstaad to Friedrichshafen. In the Zeppelin Museum of this trade fair town, you can see a copy of the famous Hindenburg airship which is a true copy, right down to the very last detail. Or if you prefer, let your day come to a more relaxed end on the harbour promenade and enjoy the views of the Alps.

Habour, Langenargen

Day 4: Friedrichshafen ‒ Lindau, approx. 30 km

This section first takes you through Langenargen. This is where you'll find Montfort Castle, built according to the old Moorish style. Next, cycle off through lush green orchards and charming little villages such as Wasserburg and Nonnenhorn. You soon arrive in the Bavarian town of Lindau, whose harbour is watched over by a 6-m high lion. The old windy historic quarter is on an island which gives it its own very special flair.

Habour, Rorschach

Day 5: Lindau ‒ Rorschach / Arbon, approx. 40 km

Only a few kilometres now separate you from Austria and the festival town of Bregenz. The famous sea stage is always an eye-catcher. Just before Höchst, you cross the Rhine, which flows into Lake Constance here. This countryside is unique and has been declared a nature reserve. Once you have crossed the border to Switzerland, you will see the colourful Hundertwasser market hall in Altenrhein.

Fillet, Reichenau

Day 6: Rorschach ‒ Constance, approx. 40 km

From Rorschach you follow the banks of the lake through small, well cared for communities and larger villages. The typical Swiss way of building is easily recognised in the facades you see here. Arbon, a former Roman settlement, welcomes you with its extensive lakeside promenade. Via the harbour town of Romanshorn you’re now on the home stretch of your round trip around Lake Constance, back to the town of Konstanz.

Church, Reichenau

Day 7: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast your family cycling at Lake Constance is over. If you don’t want to leave the area quite yet, we would be happy to extend your stay in Constance.