2022
Lake Constance Bike Tour

Lake Constance Bike Tour

The Classic Way around Germany's largest lake

  Constance – Stein am Rhein – Lindau – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Höri Peninsula, Meersburg Castle, Old Town Island Lindau, Bregenz Festival City
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○

days
7

km / day avg.
50

Our classic Lake Constance bike tour is not only one of our most popular tours, but also the perfect opportunity to get to know the most beautiful corners around Lake Constance in a relaxed way by bike. You start in Constance. The city of the Council of Constance impresses with a picturesque old town, a lively harbour and an eventful history. Our Lake Constance bike tour takes you along the High Rhine to medieval Stein am Rhein, the Höri peninsula and the garden city of Überlingen. Along the Upper Lake, the largest part of Lake Constance, you cycle buoyantly past Meersburg Castle, through sun-drenched wine hills and into the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen. Between Lindau and the festival town of Bregenz, you cross the German-Austrian border. After a few kilometres you are already in Switzerland and cycle along the southern shore of the lake through pretty little villages back to Constance. Our Lake Constance bike tour is ideal for cycling tour beginners, pleasure cyclists and families.

We offer you our Lake Constance Bike Tour in three different categories. You can choose between hotels in category K (4*-level), category A (3* / 4*-level) and category B (2* / 3*-level).

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    BO-VA6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 230 / 250 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map of Lake Constance Bike Tour

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Your Lake Constance bike tour starts in the classic way in Constance, the largest city on Lake Constance. After arriving at your hotel, take an extended walk through the Niederburg. Small alleys, crooked half-timbered houses and cosy wine taverns characterise the oldest part of the town. Climb the tower of Constance Cathedral and enjoy the panoramic view over the city, the lake and as far as Switzerland. The Imperia has been revolving at the harbour since 1993. The nine-metre-high figure is a satirical reminder of the time of the Council in the 15th century.

Day 2: From Constance along the Lower Lake

Constance – Gailingen / Stein am Rhein, approx. 40 / 30 km (Cat B),
Constance – Gailingen / Stein am Rhein / Wangen, approx. 30 / 40 km (Cat A),
Constance – Wangen / Hemmenhofen, approx. 35 / 40 km (Cat K)

The first stage of your Lake Constance bike tour first takes you along the Swiss shore of the Lower Lake and the High Rhine. You reach Stein am Rhein. The town has one of the most beautiful medieval town centres on Lake Constance and impresses with its colourfully painted facades. A few kilometres downstream you reach Gailingen, one of the southernmost towns in Germany. Now on the German side of the Rhine, you cycle to the Höri peninsula. It is known for its artistic scene. The painter Otto Dix once lived in Hemmenhofen. His house has been converted into a museum and can be visited.

Day 3: From the Lower Lake to Lake Überlingen

Gailingen  Ludwigshafen / Sipplingen / Überlingen, approx. 40 - 60 km (Cat B),
Stein am Rhein 
Überlingen, approx. 40 - 60 km (Cat A),
Wangen 
Überlingen, approx. 45 / 50 km (Cat K)

Today you cycle around the Höri peninsula and reach the spa town of Radolfzell. Visit the Radolfzell Minster, which has the highest church tower on Lake Constance. Over the Bodanrück (watch out, hilly!) you pass Bodman-Ludwigshafen and Sipplingen. Following the cycle path along the shore of Lake Überlingen, you reach the town of the same name, Überlingen. You can already see the stately St. Nikolaus Minster from a distance. Stroll along the approximately five-kilometre-long lakeside promenade and enjoy the view of the lake and its maritime flair.

Day 4: From Lake Überlingen to the Upper Lake

Überlingen – Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn / Lindau, approx. 50 - 60 km (Cat B),
Überlingen – Kressbronn / Lindau, approx. 50 / 60 km (Cat A),
Überlingen – Lindau, approx. 60 km (Cat K)

Your Lake Constance bike tour takes you along the Upper Lake today. First stop at the pilgrimage church of Birnau. Situated amidst vineyards, the forecourt of the splendidly decorated baroque church offers a wonderful view over the lake. Visit the pile-dwelling museum in Unteruhldingen, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany in Meersburg and be impressed by the largest collection on the history of aviation in Friedrichshafen. Lindau's old town lies on an island. Enjoy the view of the Alps at the harbour – in the foreground the town's landmarks: the Bavarian Lion and the 33-metre-high lighthouse.

Day 5: Around the Bay of Bregenz

Kressbronn  Höchst / Rorschach, approx. 30 - 50 km (Cat B),
Lindau
Arbon, approx. 50 km (Cat A),
Lindau 
Horn, approx. 45 km (Cat K)

Not far from Lindau you pass the border to Austria almost unnoticed. Take a break in Bregenz and take the cable car up to the Pfänder, the local mountain of the festival city – including a fantastic view of Lake Constance and over 200 Alpine peaks. Just a stone's throw from Bregenz, you cross the Bregenzer Ach and the Alpine Rhine at Hard. Welcome to Switzerland! Visit the historic bathing hut in Rorschach and enjoy the view of the lake from the lakeside promenade. Arbon's landmark is the castle. The museum housed inside looks back on the small town's more than 5000-year history.

Day 6: Back to Constance

Höchst – Konstanz, approx. 50 / 60 km (Cat B),
Arbon – Constance, approx. 35 km (Cat A),
Horn – Constance, approx. 40 km (Cat K)

The last stage of your Lake Constance bike tour takes you back to Constance on a flat and easy cycle path. In Constance, visit the Rosgarten Museum (included), which looks back on the art and cultural history of the city. If you would like to spend some more time on your bike, we recommend a visit to the flower island of Mainau and a detour to the island of Reichenau, famous for its three Romanesque churches.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your Lake Constance bike tour ends today. We would be happy to extend your stay with an extra night in Constance or one of the other towns on the lake.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 18.03.2022 to 23.10.2022

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

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Category B

Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from529 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from629 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from729 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from779 €

Category A

Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from699 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from799 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from899 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from949 €

Category K

Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from899 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from999 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1099 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from1149 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3*-level, category B (BO-VA6b)
  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level, category A (BO-VA6ba)
  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 4*-level, category K (BO-VA6bk)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • 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 Services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A
Category K

Additional fee single room

199 €

249 €

Surcharge double room for single use

499 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Category K
Constance / Kreuzlingen
 DBL

59 €

79 €

115 €

 SGL

89 €

115 €

195 €

Höchst / Horn / Arbon
 DBL

59 €

89 €

115 €

 SGL

89 €

125 €

195 €

Kressbronn / Lindau
 DBL

59 €

95 €

115 €

 SGL

89 €

129 €

195 €

Stein am Rhein / Gailingen / Wangen
 DBL

49 €

79 €

115 €

 SGL

75 €

115 €

195 €

Überlingen / Sipplingen
 DBL

49 €

89 €

115 €

 SGL

75 €

125 €

195 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Tandem
Tandem
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
45 €
Trailer
Trailer
45 €

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 (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 unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's 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
Rental Bikes

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

E-cargo bike

199 €

Tandem

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer, Weehoo trailer

45 €

Baby bike seat

free

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BO-VA6
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 230 / 250 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mainly even route along tarred cycle paths, which run along by the lakeshore or along lakeshore roads.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online. Free parking on public roads.
  • 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.

days
7

km / day avg.
50