2022
The Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

The Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

Holiday in three countries

Constance – Rhine Fall – Meersburg – Bregenz – St. Gallen – Constance

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Admission included for: Island of Mainau, Zeppelin Museum, Bregenz cable car and more!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
12

km / day avg.
35

On our longer bike tour around Lake Constance you will get to know all about the region: you cycle from Bregenz to Schaffhausen, pedal through the Appenzellerland region and will become acquainted with historic towns such as Konstanz, Stein am Rhein and Meersburg. You will be tossed around in a boat near the Rhine Falls, follow Napoleon's traces, visit the flower island of Mainau, set sail across Lake Constance and discover the town in which James Bond chased villains over Bregenz' fabulous floating stage. The legs of the route have been chosen to enable you to enjoy them too: the Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday is not just an active holiday but a relaxing one too and is also great for inexperienced cyclists.

  • Booking Code
    BO-B11
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 335 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
The Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

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 and marks kilometre 0 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.

Day 2: Constance ‒ Reichenau Island ‒ Stein am Rhein / Gailingen, approx. 25 / 35 km + boat trip

This stage leads you on to the Reichenau Island. Its monastery was extremely influential in the 10th Century and was declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. A boat will bring you across the lake to Gaienhofen. You cycle along the Höri Peninsula and continue over the border to the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein with its picturesque old town. Soon after you will cross the border once again and reach Gailingen.

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

Today you will 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 will have a breath-taking view of the surroundings. In the afternoon you cycle back to Gailingen.
 

Day 4: Gailingen ‒ Constance, approx. 40 / 30 km

You will cycle up along the Rhine today back to Stein am Rhein. You pass numerous picturesque Swiss fishing villages on your way back to Constance through the peaceful countryside of the Lower Lake. Napoleon's stepdaughter Hortense de Beauharnais made this area her adopted home. You can visit her former home in Arenenberg, which is now a Napoleon museum.

Day 5: Constance ‒ Mainau Island ‒ Radolfzell, approx. 30 km

Today you will explore the flower island of Mainau. Make sure you take enough time to enjoy this paradise-like island on the Überlinger See with its luxurious, colourful flowerbeds, towering mature trees, shady forests and sweet scented roses. After your visit you will have a short cycle in the direction of Allensbach, which is well known due to its public opinion research institute, to the former imperial town of Radolfzell.

Day 6: Radolfzell – Uhldingen / Meersburg, approx. 35 / 40 km

After leaving Radolfzell you cross the Bodanrück ridge near Stahringen to cycle to the Überlinger See part of the lake via Bodman. You ride along the lakeshore towards the former imperial town of Überlingen with its gothic cathedral and famous lakeside promenade. Next pedal on towards Meersburg. The Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau and the reconstructed lake dwellings near Uhldingen are both worth a visit.

Day 7: Meersburg – Friedrichshafen, approx. 25 / 20 km

Meersburg, the well known wine growing area, awaits you! You can visit the old castle, which is the oldest inhabited castle in Germany. Further attractions include the new castle with its amazing staircase and the market place which is surrounded by picturesque wooden-framed houses. Accompanied by a beautiful panoramic view of the Alps, you will cycle to Friedrichshafen where you can visit the Zeppelin museum.

Day 8: Friedrichshafen – Bregenz, approx. 40 km

Today the tour first takes you through Langenargen. This is where you'll find Montfort Castle, built according to the old Moorish style. Next, cycle through orchards and arrive after a relaxed pedal to the Bavarian town of Lindau. The harbour is watched over by a 6 meter high lion. Soon you'll arrive in the Festival Town of Bregenz. The wonderful stage on the lake is a sight to behold at any season of the year.

Day 9: Bregenz – St. Gallen, approx. 50 km + train ride

Near Fußach you reach the Alpine Rhine which you follow to Altstätten. From here you take the train right up into the Appenzellerland and then down through picturesque Swiss countryside to St. Gallen, home to a monastery. You have enough time there to visit the historic centre and the baroque monastery library.

Day 10: St. Gallen

Discover Sankt Gallen! The library of the collegiate church is unique all over the world. In these breath-taking Baroque style rooms, you will recognize the handwriting of the early Middle Ages. A short round bike trip or a hike are also good alternatives. The nearby Appenzellerland could be out of a picture book of Switzerland – grazing cows on green hills and in the background, the snow-covered peaks of the mountains on the horizon.

Day 11: St. Gallen – Constance, approx. 45 km

Enjoy the downhill stretch to Lake Constance and your arrival near Arbon. Next, cycle along the lake through cultivated little Swiss villages and orchards, back to Constance. Take a break wherever you want in any of the many cafes along the lakeside, or jump into the water to be refreshed! Finally, there should still be time for a visit to Rosgartenmuseum or a relaxed wander through the old quarter of Constance.

Day 12: Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast your Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday comes to an end. We would be more than happy to extend your stay along the Lake.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 14.04.2022 to 15.10.2022Early 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. - 14.05.
18.09. - 16.10.
ab1249 €
Season B
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
ab1449 €
Season C
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
ab1599 €
All prices per person in a double room
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Services

  • 11 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Reichenau – Gaienhofen incl. bike
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
  • Entrance Mainau Island
  • Entrance Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen
  • Entrance Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
  • Cable car to Pfänder mountain excl. bike
  • Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included 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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Because of the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

399 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Bregenz
 DBL

95 €

 SGL

129 €

Friedrichshafen / Konstanz
 DBL

79 €

 SGL

115 €

St. Gallen
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

135 €

other places
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
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
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Teenager's bike

45 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BO-B11
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 335 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly along level ground, slightly hilly on the first three days, on cycle paths that take you either directly next to the lake or along waterside 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.
The Great Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

days
12

km / day avg.
35