Travel report: Active Cycling at Lake Constance
From our guests Karin and Winfried
Finally a vacation again after such a long Corona break and great anticipation for Lake Constance! We used the day of arrival from Lausitz to visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. Arrived in Constance, we moved into a room at the "Hotel Ko'ono" and then drove to the reception of the bikes. The staff of Radweg-Reisen took good care of us. The bikes were quickly adjusted to the appropriate saddle height and ready to ride with repair kit and air pump. Then we already had to cope with the first kilometers along the lake to the hotel. The bikes were almost new and, by the way, rode flawlessly. In the "Ko'ono" we felt comfortable, it is tastefully furnished and offered besides the varied breakfast an excellent dinner with special cuisine. Everywhere we experienced friendly and courteous hosts and carer.
The itinerary is very varied and versatilely planned. The information in the accompanying booklet is extensive and well thought out. We followed all the directions, but sometimes we took side roads, mostly near lakes.
Special highlights for us on the 1st leg was the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen.
We filled the rest day in Kressbronn with the sailing trip, swimming near the hotel and a sightseeing tour.
The 3rd day took us to Austria. The highlight here was the cable car ride up the Pfänder. In Bregenz we admired the stage scenery of the lake stage. On the way back, we cooled off in the lake and strolled around the old town of Lindau.
The 4th day took us from Kressbronn to Friedrichshafen and via Romanshorn towards Konstanz.
The wine or coffee tastes particularly good in nice cafés.
Shortly before Münsterlingen we discovered a small chapel with interior paintings from the 14th century - worth seeing! Should be included in the program.
Constance itself is of course a stunner. A MUST is the stroll through the old town and to the "Imperia".
On the 5th day we skipped the paddle boat trip in favor of the state garden show in Überlingen.
The last tour took us via the island of Reichenau to the Höri peninsula, where we were impressed by the Otto Dix House and Hermann Hesse's house and garden.
Conclusion of the trip:
With beautiful sunny weather we drove like through a blooming garden and enjoyed the constantly changing nature. Many beaches tempt to jump into the lake. However, you should have bathing shoes with you because of many stones. The bike paths are well signposted and lead past well-kept green areas and lake promenades.
The advantage is the accommodation in only two hotels - not packing suitcases every evening, being able to take a break on a rainy day and still see a lot of Lake Constance and its surroundings. We have recovered very well, strengthened the leg muscles, gained many impressions and experienced a beautiful area with mountains, water and a lot of culture. On the way back we visited Salem with its castle and the monkey mountain. Besides the monkeys, dozens of white storks can be seen feeding there.Show more Show less