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Lake Constance by bike
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Lake Constance by bike

Lake Constance by bike

Along the coast through three countries

  • Three countries in one week: Germany, Switzerland and Austria 
  • Relaxed cycling on quiet roads and cycle paths  
  • Family-run hotels in historic towns and villages
  • Beautiful landscapes: mountains, vineyards and orchards
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Route

The first three sections are slightly hilly otherwise the rest is all quite flat along paved cycle paths or secondary roads that run close to the lake. The path sometimes follows brief sections that are unpaved. Around Friedrichshafen the cycle path is alongside the main road. The trip is suitable for families.

Day 1: Arrive in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Day 2: Constance – Gailingen / Stein am Rhein (50/40 km)
Day 3: Gailingen / Stein am Rhei –Ludwigshafen /Sipplingen / Überlingen (45/60km)
Day 4: Ludwigshafen / Sipplingen / Überlingen – Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn (50km)
Day 5: Kressbronn – Höchst / Rorschach (40 / 50km)
Day 6: Höchst – Constance (60 km)
Day 7: End of program or extension of day

Day 1:    Arrive in Constance/Kreuzlingen

Take the opportunity to visit the island of Mainau, wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Center and go to the Archaeological Museum.

Day 2:     Constance – Gailingen / Stein am Rhein (50/40 km)

Constance – Stein am Rhein / Öhningen / Gaienhofen (30 / 40 km) (upgrade)

First, you cycle along the southern Swiss shore of the Untersee and pass many villages, presenting themselves typical to this region. Finally you reach the little, pittoresque town of Stein am Rhein with its many frescoed houses. Depending on where you are staying the night, you might cross the border again for Gailingen or Gaienhofen.

Day 3:     Gailingen / Stein am Rhei –Ludwigshafen /Sipplingen / Überlingen (45/60km)

Stein am Rhein / Öhningen / Gaienhofen – Überlingen (50 / 40 km) (Upgrade)

Today you circle the romantic peninsula Höri. The famous painter Otto Dix and the well-known author Hermann Hesse used to call this place their home. In the old imperial town on Radolfzell you take a little break before you cross the Bodanrück. A short steep incline is on your way to Überlingen, the only one all around Lake Constance

Day 4:    Ludwigshafen / Sipplingen / Überlingen – Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn (50km)

Ludwigshafen / Sipplingen / Überlingen – Wasserburg / Lindau (60 km) (upgrade)

From Überlingen you cycle through vineyards to Friedrichshafen. On the way you will pass the Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau. In Meersburg, take a break to wander around the old town and its castle. In Friedrichshafen we can recommend a visit to the Zeppelin museum. You continue on through extensive orchards to today's destination of Kressbronn.

Day 5:     Kressbronn – Höchst / Rorschach (40 / 50km)

Lindau – Arbon, approx. 50 km (Upgrade)

On your way today, you soon reach Bregenz, the capital of the Vorarlberg region of Austria and famous for its annual festival on the largest lake-stage in the world. You finally reach Höchst. Depending on your accommodation for tonight, you might have cross the border again and then, after pedaling onwards for a few kilometres, reach Rorschach.

Day 6:    Höchst – Constance (60 km)

Arbon – Constance (35 km) (Upgrade)

The last day of your tour takes you through Romanshorn which houses Switzerland’s largest harbor on Lake Constance is. Now you continue on along the banks of Lake Constance back to Constance. Let your tour come to a pleasant end with a wander through the old town or an ice cream down at the harbor. 

Day 7:    End of program or extension of day

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.

'standard' hotels

All accommodations have been carefully selected for location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

You can find a list of the standard hotels for this trip below. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked.

NOTE: Twin rooms / separate beds available only sporadically. We handle requests for twin rooms as non-binding requests. In case twin rooms are booking condition it must be clearly communicated as such when booking!.

You can book this trip with upgraded hotels in double room. 

Constance

Hotel Volapük (Constance-Litzelstetten)             

B&B Hotel Konstanz (Constance)

 

Stein am Rhein / Gailingen

Hotel Rheingold (Gailingen)              

Hotel Gasthof Hirschen (Gailingen)          

Überlingen

Bed&Breakfast.Rotes Haus (Überlingen)                             

Hotel zum Römer (Überlingen)                                  

 

Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn

Hotel Gasthof zur Kapelle (Nonnenhorn)             

Bodensee Yachthotel Schattmaier (Kressbronn)  

 

Höchst / Rorschach / Arbon

Das Smarte Hotel (Höchst)                         

Hotel-Restaurant Weisses Rössli (Staad)      

'Select' hotels
practical info

Bookable dates: Daily arrival 28.03. – 27.10.2020

Close-out dates: 03.08., 08.08.2020 (Seenachtsfest Konstanz), 30.08. – 02.09.2020 (Eurobike Friedrichshafen)

The closest airports are Friedrichshafen (FDH) and Zurich (ZRH) and Stuttgart (STR)

Arrival/departure in/from Constance

You can reach Constance by train

  • From Friedrichshafen airport (FDH), there is a ferry leaving hourly every day (en.der-katamaran.de/schedule-fares/schedule.html). The port can be reached walking from the train station of Friedrichshafen Hafen, connected with the airport by train.
  • From Zuerich airport (ZRH), you can take a train to Constance, changing in Weinfelden (www.oebb.at/en/).

New: Fenced parking space near the Radweg-Reisen office in Constance can be booked in advance as an extra service. 

In case of an booking the price will not be paid on locati on but will be part of the guests invoice.Costs 39 EUR / car, must be stated with the booking. 

Free parking on public roads

Public car parks (Fischmarkt, Dammgasse, Lago, Altstadt, Benedikti nerplatz), cost approx. 10 20 EUR / day

Hotel car parks (available only in some hotels, with costs, details in the travel documents)

AVAILABLE TYPES OF RENTAL BIKES

Adult's bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bikes, hub gears with back-pedal brakes 
  • 8-gear men's bikes, hub gears with back-pedal brakes, frame sizes 55, 60, 65 cm, from approx. 1.75 m b
  •  27-gear unisex bikes, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  •  27-gear men's bikes, derailleur gears with free-wheel, frame sizes 55, 60, 65 cm, from approx. 1.75 m b
  •  Tandem

  

 Children bikes 

  • Children's and teenager's bikes, tyre sizes 20, 24 and 26 inch
  • Children's trailer with seats for 2 children
  • Trailgator
  •  Weehoo
  •  Child seat (free but must be booked in advance) 

For children's trailers, trailgators, child seats and Weehoos a rental bike must be booked! 

Fittings included: Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit. 

E-BIKES RENTAL

Electric bikes with free-wheel are also available; 8-gear e-bike, hub gears with free-wheel, from approx. 1.50 m body height

GPS tracks are available on request.

included
(*) NOTE: You can book this trip with upgraded hotels in double room. Please check with us for price difference. 
Discounts for children from 25% to 100% depending on age

Included

  • 6 nights with breakfast in the local 2* / 3* category (*)
  • 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
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline 

Excluded

  • Bike rental
  • Travel insurance
  • City or visitor's tax (if payable) is not included
  • Travel to/from Constance
  • Trains, busses or boats wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners not specifically mentioned
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment

Extras

  • Optional bike rental (hybrid, e-bike, tamdem, children trailers, etc...)
  • Additional extranights in Constance or other places along the tour
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Constance
  • Transfer from Constance to airport
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