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Lake Constance Centre-Based Tour

Wanderings at Lake Constance

Map Lake Constance Home-Based Tour

Route

Tour profile: level 1-2

The Lake Constance Cycle Path runs mainly on cycle paths or on quiet side-streets, which are mostly asphalted. The major part of the route leads you in close proximity along the lake shore and is signed throughout.

7-day tour routings / program suggestions

Day 1: Constance
Individual arrical

Day 2: Cycling tour to the Rhine Falls, approx. 50 km
Cycling tour to Stein am Rhein. Stroll through the alleys of the most well-preserved medieval small town in Switzerland, before you cycle further to Schaffhausen. Here, you can admire the largest waterfall in Europe. Afterwards you board a boat, which will bring you to Constance. (Duration of the ride: approx. 3,5 hours)

Day 3: Cycling tour to Arbon, approx 60 km
Your stage leads you along the lakeshore via Romanshorn to Arbon. Enjoy a stroll in the historic city, before you cycle back to Constance on the same route.

Day 4: Unter- and Üblingersee, approx. 60 km
Cycling tour to the island Reichenau, the largest island at Lake Constance. The monastery island is part of UNESCO world heritage. The cycle tour leads you via Radolfzell to Ludwigshafen and further along the shore to Überlingen, Uhldingen and Meersburg. Ferry ride to Constance.

Day 5: Lindau & Bregenz, approx. 45 - 55 km
Ferry ride to Meersburg. Travelling via the zeppelin town Friedrichshafen, you will arrive in the Bavarian Lake Constance metropolis Lindau. Visit the historic town and the lighthouses with the Löwenmole, before you make your way to Bregenz. After taking a ride up the Pfänder (mountain) you will be surprised with a stunning view of the lake. Return trip by boat. (Duration of ride: approx. 4,5 hours)

Day 6: Excursion to Salem, approx. 40 km
Ferry ride to Meersburg, cycling tour via Unteruhldingen to Salem. Visit the Salem monastery, which is one of the loveliest cultural monuments at Lake Constance or take a stroll through the midst of the home territory of over 200 Barbary apes. Back in Meersburg, you cycle further to Friedrichshafen and travel back by boat. (Duration of the ride: approx. 1 hour)

Day 7: Constance
Individual departure or extension.

8-day tour routings / program suggestions

Day 1: Constance
Individual arrival

Day 2: Cycling tour to Rhine Falls, approx. 50 km
Cycling tour to Stein am Rhein. Stroll through the alleys of the most well preserved medieval small town of Switzerland, before you cycle further to Schaffhausen. Here, you can admire the largest waterfall in Europe. Afterwards, you will travel by ship to Konstanz. (duration: approx. 3,5 hours)

Day 3: Unter- and Üblingersee, approx 60 km
Cycling tour to the Reichenau Island, the largest island in the Lake Constance. You will travel via Radolfzell along the Lake Constance shore to Meersburg. The journey then continues by ferry to Constance.

Day 4: Excursion to Salem, appprox. 40 km
Ferry ride to Meersburg, cycling tour to the Salem monastery, which is one of the loveliest cultural monuments at Lake Constance. Back in Meersburg, you cycle further to Friedrichshafen and will then travel back by ship. (duration: approx. 1 hour)

Day 5: Cycling tour to Lindau, approx. 45 km
Today, you will need to pack your suitcase, as Lindau will be your place of accommodation for the next two days. Ferry ride to Meersburg and cycling tour to Friedrichshafen with the Zeppelin-Museum. The cycle path leads to Lindau, one of the loveliest cities at Lake Constance.

Day 6: Bregenz & Lindau, approx 20 km
Visit the famous Kunsthaus in Bregenz and travel with the Pfänderbahn onto the Bregenz local mountain (1064 m). On the restaurant’s terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view. After an eventful day, you will then cycle back to your place of overnight stay Lindau.

Day 7: Swiss Shore, approx. 40 km
You will need to pack your suitcase once again, as you will be returning to Constance. Ship ride (duration: approx. 1 hour) from Lindau into the old port city Rorschach. A dream-like view of Lake Constance and the impressive Alpine foothills will accompany you on your journey through the Thurgau Canton.

Day 8: Constance
Individual departure or extension

Services

Included services

7-day tour

  • 6 nights, shower/WC

  • Daily breakfast

  • Map and information material/room

  • Rental bike complete insurance

  • Ride with Pfänderbahn in Bregenz

  • rack railroad from Rohrschach to Heiden

  • Entrance fees: Monkey Mountain Salem | Salem Monastery & Castle | Sea Life Constance | Pile Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen | New Castle Meersburg | Rosgarten Museum in Constance | Arbon+Kressbronn lido | Bregenz House of Art | Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

  • City tours in Constance, Stein am Rhein, Friedrichshafen, Schaffhausen

  • Montfort Castle tower tour

  • Boat tours on Lake Constance

  • GPS data on request


8-day tour

  • 7 nights, shower/WC

  • Daily breakfast

  • Map and information material/room

  • Rental bike complete insurance

  • Luggage transport on day 5+7

  • Ride with Pfänderbahn in Bregenz

  • Entrance fees: Kunsthaus Bregenz | pile-dwelling museum Unterruhldingen | Salem Monastery & Castle | Affenberg Salem | Sea Life Constance | Rosgarten museum in Constance

  • Boat tours on Lake Constance

  • GPS data on request

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   01.05. - 16.05.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S4   17.05. - 31.05.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S3   01.06. - 27.06.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S4   28.06. - 25.08.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S3   26.08. - 20.09.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S1   21.09. - 25.09.24
    7 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S2   01.05. - 16.05.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S4   17.05. - 31.05.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S3   01.06. - 27.06.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S4   28.06. - 25.08.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S3   26.08. - 20.09.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S1   21.09. - 25.09.24
    7 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S2   01.05. - 16.05.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S4   17.05. - 31.05.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S3   01.06. - 27.06.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S4   28.06. - 25.08.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S3   26.08. - 20.09.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S1   21.09. - 25.09.24
    8 days, Cat. A
    daily
    S2   01.05. - 16.05.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S4   17.05. - 31.05.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S3   01.06. - 27.06.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S4   28.06. - 25.08.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S3   26.08. - 20.09.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily
    S1   21.09. - 25.09.24
    8 days, Cat. B
    daily

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    0-4,99 years -100%
    5-13,99 years -25%
    from 14 years -10%
     
    Bicycles & equipment
    Touring bike 99
    E-bike 229
       
    Additional nights
    Constance, Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 119/195
    Constance, Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 89/135
    Lindau, Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 114/159
    Lindau, Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 89/125

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A

    Constance: Hotel Halm
    Centrally located in the Old Town, this classic-style hotel is just opposite Konstanz Central Station and a 3-minute walk to Lake Constance. It offers stylish rooms with free WiFi. In a grand, historical building, all rooms at the Hotel Halm Konstanz are nonsmoking and feature a cable TV and mini-bar. Some have air conditioning and a relaxing seating area.

    A rich buffet breakfast and delicious cuisine is served by candlelight in the elegant Maurisches Saal restaurant, featuring chandeliers and high-ceilings. The Bibliothek bar serves exotic cocktails and features its own library. Guests at the Hotel Halm are welcome to relax in the sauna.

    Lindau: Hotel Alte Schule
    The Hotel Alte Schule is located in Lindau, approx. 200 meters from the Lindau City Museum and 1.5 km from the port. Look forward to city views. The air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and toiletries. A varied breakfast is served every morning.

    The Lindau lighthouse is about 1.5 km from the property. It’s not far to the town hall. Friedrichshafen Airport is 28 km away.


    Category B

    Constance: ABC Hotel Hampton by Hilton
    The hotel in the business district is located on the B33 and three kilometers from the city. The Seerhein is only a ten-minute walk away. A bus stop there offers connections to the sights. The cathedral, the thermal baths and the flower island on Lake Constance are less than 10 km away. Look forward to a hot breakfast every morning, Wi-Fi and round-the-clock access to the fitness center, all included in the price of your stay.

    Lindau: Hotel Schönau
    The stylish Hotel Schönau is located directly on the vineyard and the orchards, and is only approx. 10 minutes by car from the center of Lindau.
    The rooms were thematically based on the typical regional characteristics of fruit, lake (fish) and wine. You can enjoy a flat-screen TV and mountain views from every room. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and hairdryer. Special amenities include free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel and a balcony in every room. The small but fine hotel restaurant will inspire you.


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle


     

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    The following bikes are available:

    • Touring bikes unisex 28'' with different frame heights
    • E-Bikes

    Producer: Victoria; Shift: Marke Shimano; Weight: 16 kg, Max. weight: 130 kg, Saddle: Selle Royal


    Electrical bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide our clients with our highly modern E-bikes from Victoria. A highlight is the stepless NuVinci-Gearshift.

    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Friedrichshafen (FDH), Zürich (ZRH)

    Zurich is the closest large airport and direct flights from Europe and Overseas are available. The Zurich airport has its own railway stop. Trains run frequently between Konstanz and Zurich (airport and city). It’s about 1 hour between the airport and Konstanz (approx. € 26,- p.P). Alternatively, you can fly into Friedrichshafen and take a 40 mins ferry across the lake.


    Arrival by car

    Parking at our company area: We are pleased to inform you, that you can park your car for the duration of the bicycle tour on our parking area at a flat fee of € 60,- per car. The number of parking spaces is limited.

    Parking at the arrival hotels: Some parking spaces are available directly at the hotels or in the vicinity (public parking spaces). All costs incurred are to be paid on site. For further information you can get in touch with the respective arrival hotel after you have received your hotel list.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Constance

    Depending on the hotel you are staying at in Constance, you can either get off at the Konstanz-Petershausen station or ride one station further to the main train station. You can take a taxi or the bus to the booked hotel. The connection information (route network map for downloading) of the bus routes can be found >>here.


    Additional information

    Triples/quadruples: Please note that triples/quadruples can only be booked for max. 2 adults. Triples/quadruples often are double rooms with extra beds (which might be folding or sofa beds).

    We don’t offer half-board on this tour.

    Transport of bicycles on the scheduled boats as well as the ferry rides from Constance to Meersburg, is not included in the basic travel price of the tour.
    The scheduled boat rides can be used several times a day (free use of the boat ride on 4 days).
    adventure destinations: completely free entry ONCE
    for mountain railways: free ascent and descent ONCE

    City or visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price.

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    3,7 of 6 Stars | 3
    Beautiful - everything was well organized and very satisfying...L.M.S. 07/16
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