2021
Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance

Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance

The romantic part including Rhine Falls

Constance – Rhine Falls – Radolfzell – Überlingen – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Europe's largest waterfall, Stein am Rhein, Lake Dwellings
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
6

km / day avg.
40

The south-west arm of Lake Constance is known here as the Untersee, or Lower Lake Constance. Many locals consider it to be the most beautiful part of the lake – not without reason: Your Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance leads you past timber-frame houses in medieval villages and along the Swiss and German banks of the Rhine, always with the volcanic hills of the Hegau in sight, to arrive at Europe's largest water fall, the Rhine Falls. Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix were so fascinated by this countryside that they settled here for many years. The Lake Constance cycle path follows a calm route around the Lower Lake, in harmony with nature and very romantic.

Lower Lake Constance & Rhine Falls
  • Bookingcode
    BO-U5
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    6 days , 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 150 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Niederburg, cyclist, historic centre
The historic centre of 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.

Old town, Stein am Rhein
The old town of Stein am Rhein

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

Today you cycle along the southern Swiss shore of Lake Constance to Stein am Rhein. Along the route of the Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance you will come across Castle Arenenberg and the monastery island Werd, before cycling through picturesque fishing villages such as Gottlieben and Steckborn. Fresco-adorned half-timbered buildings and narrow alleys await you in Stein am Rhein. After an extensive tour of the town follow the Rhine, which has now left Lake Constance, to Gailingen.

The Rhine Falls, cyclist
The Rhine Falls

Day 3: Day trip to the Rhine Falls, approx. 50 / 30 km

Today you stay on the north bank of the Rhine and follow the course of the river into the town of 171 bay windows: Schaffhausen. The Rhine Fall is not far and you can get up close to it on a boat tour. Castle Laufen thrones high above the waterfall and from the viewing platform you have a breath-taking view of the surroundings. You return to Gailingen in the late afternoon.

panoramic view, Höri, Lake Constance
Panoramic view from the Höri

Day 4: Stein am Rhein ‒ Radolfzell, approx. 25 / 35 km

The section today takes you via Stein am Rhein to the Höri peninsula. You'll need to pedal pretty fiercely before you can get back to concentrating on just how pretty the countryside is here ‒ which particularly inspired Hermann Hesse. Along the route you have numerous opportunities to go for a dip in the lake or take a break in any of the many local beer gardens.

Lake Constance, Unteruhldingen, lake dwelling museum
The lake dwelling museum in Unteruhldingen

Day 5: Radolfzell ‒ Meersburg ‒ Constance, approx. 45 km + ferry trip

Today´s route of the Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance leads you along the Lake to Überlingen with its well-known lakeshore promenade. Passing the Baroque pilgrim church of Birnau, you will continue on towards Uhldingen where you will find a lakeside dwelling village. In Meersburg you shouldn’t miss the harbour promenade and the ancient, Merovingian castle. The ferry takes you back to Constance.

cyclist, Lake Constance
Farewell to Constance

Day 6: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast, your Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance around the Lower Lake and the Rhine Waterfall comes to a close and you will begin your journey home. We would however, be more than happy to extend your stay by the Lake.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 05.04.2021 to 03.10.2021

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

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Basic Price

Season A

05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 03.10.

Season B

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 169

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, 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
  • Boat trip Meersburg – Konstanz-Staad incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded 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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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

169 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B

95 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Tandem
Tandem
159 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
Trailer
Trailer
39 €

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 free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • E-cargo bike with 2 child seats
  • Tandem
  • 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.

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

E-cargo bike

199 €

Tandem

159 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

39 €

Baby bike seat

free

Gentle Bike Tour at Lake Constance
  • Bookingcode
    BO-U5
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    6 days , 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 150 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • 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.

days
6

km / day avg.
40