2024
Die klassische Bodensee-Radtour

Lake Constance Cycle Path

Our most popular tour

Constance– Schaffhausen – Überlingen – Bregenz – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Boat trips on Lake Constance and to the Rhine Falls included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Bestseller!

Days
8

Ø km per day
40

The Lake Constance cycle path is one of Europe’s most popular cycle routes. On this varied tour you will cycle around the entire lake through three countries! The highlights are the medieval towns of Constance, Stein am Rhein, Meersburg and Schaffhausen. Not to forget the Rhine Falls, which you get to see up close on a boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock. The daily sections of the route through charming countryside are not too long, making this tour perfect also for people who are not so used to cycling. And there is so much to see and explore on the way that the time in the saddle will simply fly by.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    BO-B7
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 50 km, Ø 40 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Lake Constance Cycle Path

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 at 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.

The Constance Cathedral

The Constance Cathedral

Day 2: Constance – Island of Reichenau – Schaffhausen, approx. 45 km + boat trip

The first stage of your Lake Constance cycle tour takes you to the vegetable island of Reichenau, whose monastery had far-reaching influence in the 10th century and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Take the boat to Gaienhofen and cycle along the Höri peninsula, where Hermann Hesse lived, to the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein with its beautiful old town. Here you leave Lake Constance for the time being and follow the Rhine for about 20 km to Schaffhausen. Be sure to visit the Rhine Falls here in the afternoon, they are gigantic. In summer, about 600,000 litres of water per second tumble over the rocks at Europe's largest waterfall.

St. Georg on Reichenau Island

St. Georg on Reichenau Island

Day 3: Schaffhausen – Stein – Ludwigshafen / Überlingen, approx. 35 – 50 km + boat trip

Today begins in a relaxed way with a boat trip on the beautiful High Rhine. Enjoy the landscape from a different perspective. The route continues over the Höri peninsula to the spa town of Radolfzell. On the way over the Bodanrück, countless meadow orchards accompany you on your way to today's stage destination Ludwigshafen or Überlingen with its numerous parks, gardens and green spaces. 

Laufen Castle at the Rhine Falls

Laufen Castle at the Rhine Falls

Day 4: Überlingen – Friedrichshafen, approx. 35 km

Your Lake Constance cycle tour today takes you past the pilgrimage church of Birnau and the Lake Dwelling Museum. Meersburg, the medieval town, is fantastically situated on a steep vineyard slope. You should not miss a tour of the castle! Then cycle along more vineyards towards Friedrichshafen.

Meersburg Castle

Meersburg Castle

Day 5: Friedrichshafen – Lindau / Bregenz, approx. 30 / 40 km

Today the tour first takes you through Langenargen. Here you’ll find the charming Castle Montfort, built in a Moorish style. Next, you will be cycling through orchards until you reach the Bavarian town of Lindau, whose harbour is watched over by a lion. After only a few kilometres you arrive in Austria and cycle right along the banks of the lake to the festival town of Bregenz.

Port entrance in Lindau

Port entrance in Lindau

Day 6: Lindau – Rorschach / Arbon, approx. 35 / 45 km

Wander through the town of Bregenz and enjoy its beautifully preserved upper town. Once you arrive in Hard, you cross the Rhine, which flows in from the Swiss Alps. Now you are on Swiss ground, in Altenrhein, and you will see the Hundertwasser Halle, the last colorful building made by the famous artist. You cycle along the banks of the lake to the old harbour town of Rorschach.

The lake stage of Bregenz Festival

The lake stage of Bregenz Festival

Day 7: Rorschach - Constance, approx. 30 - 50 km

The last day on your tour on the Lake Constance Cycle Path is devoted to the Canton of Thurgau, which is endearingly known as Cider India because of its huge apple orchards and slightly remote location, at least from the Swiss perspective. The route takes you along the banks of the lake. If you like you can stay an extra night in Rorschach and combine this with a trip to the Appenzeller Land.

Heiden in Appenzell region with a view of Lake Constance

Heiden in Appenzell region with a view of Lake Constance

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your cycling holiday along the Lake Constance cycle path ends. We are happy to extend your holiday in Constance if you wish!

Cyclist at Constance Cathedral

Cyclist at Constance Cathedral

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 15.04.2024 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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Category B

Season A
14.04. - 25.04.
30.09. - 03.10.
from799 €
Season B
26.04. - 03.05.
15.09. - 29.09.
from899 €
Season C
04.05. - 16.05.
20.05. - 23.05.
02.06. - 28.06.
25.08. - 14.09.
from1049 €
Season D
17.05. - 19.05.
24.05. - 01.06.
29.06. - 24.08.
from1099 €

Category A

Season A
14.04. - 25.04.
30.09. - 03.10.
from999 €
Season B
26.04. - 03.05.
15.09. - 29.09.
from1099 €
Season C
04.05. - 16.05.
20.05. - 23.05.
02.06. - 28.06.
25.08. - 14.09.
from1249 €
Season D
17.05. - 19.05.
24.05. - 01.06.
29.06. - 24.08.
from1299 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3* level, category B (BO-B7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level, category A (BO-B7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Admission to Rosgartenmuseum Konstanz incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • Boat trip Reichenau – Gaienhofen incl. bike
  • Boat trip Schaffhausen – Stein am Rhein incl. 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

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

249 €

349 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Constance
 DBL

65 €

85 €

 SGL

105 €

139 €

Friedrichshafen
 DBL

65 €

79 €

 SGL

95 €

119 €

Lindau / Bregenz
 DBL

65 €

99 €

 SGL

105 €

139 €

Ludwigshafen / Überlingen
 DBL

59 €

99 €

 SGL

89 €

139 €

Rorschach / Arbon
 DBL

75 €

99 €

 SGL

115 €

149 €

Schaffhausen
 DBL

89 €

109 €

 SGL

129 €

169 €

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-B7
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 50 km, Ø 40 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Trail conditions
    Largely flat, on the first three days slightly hilly course on bike paths, which run partly directly on the shore, partly along the shore roads.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking near our office in Constance, cost 49 € / trip, must be booked and paid in advance.
    Parking garages (Fischmarkt, Dammgasse, Lago, Old Town, Benediktinerplatz), cost approx. 25 € / day
    Hotel parking (available in individual hotels, chargeable, details in the travel documents)
  • 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
8

Ø km per day
40