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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
Map cycling route around Lake Constance
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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: From Constance to Stein am Rhein (45/50 km)
Day 3: From Stein am Rhein to Überlingen (45/55 km + boat trip)
Day 4: From Überlingen to Kressbronn (50/60 km)
Day 5: From Kressbronn to Höchst (35 - 60km)
Day 6: From Höchst to Constance (35 – 55 km)
Day 7: End of programme

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:    From Constance to Stein am Rhein (45/50 km)

First, you cycle along the Gnadensee to the former imperial town of Radolfzell, currently a spa resort. Then, you continue riding through beautiful countryside along the Höri peninsula to the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein with its many frescoed houses. Depending on where you are staying for the night, you might cross the border again to get to Gailingen. 

Day 3:    From Stein am Rhein to Überlingen (45/55 km + boat trip)

Today you will be cycling along the side of lake, through small Swiss fishing villages. Via Constance your route takes you on to Wallhausen where a boat then takes you to the old Imperial town of Überlingen. Visit the gothic church and go for a walk along the popular lakeside promenade.

Day 4:    From Überlingen to Kressbronn (50/60 km)

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:    From Kressbronn to Höchst (35 - 60km)

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:    From Höchst to Constance (35 – 55 km)

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 programme

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


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. Please check with us for price difference.


Volapük, Konstanz-Litzelstetten              

Hotel Ko-Ono, Konstanz-Litzelstetten      

Hotel Barbarossa                                   


Stein am Rhein / Gailingen

Hotel Rheingold, Gailingen                      

Hotel Roseberg, Stein am Rhein              



Hotel zum Römer                                    

Hotel Wiestor                                          


Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn

Gasthof zur Kapelle, Nonnenhorn              

Landgasthof Dorfkrug, Kressbronn-Tunau  


Höchst / Rorschach / Arbon

Das Smarte Hotel, Höchst                         

Hotel-Restaurant Weisses Rössli, Staad      

practical info

Bookable dates: Daily arrival 18.04 –06.10.2019. 

In addition, from Sat. to Wed., during the periods 30.03.- 17.04.2019 and 06.10. - 25.10.2019.

The closest airports are Friedrichshafen (FDH) and Zuerich (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/).

Fenced parking at the Radweg-Reisen office, cost 40 EUR / tour, payable on site, not possible to reserve

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)


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. 


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.

(*) 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


  • 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
  • Boat trip Wallhausen / Dingelsdorf – Überlingen incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline 


  • 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


  • 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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