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    Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

    The great Lake Constance adventure tour

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      This trip includes all the most important visitor attractions in the area, which are described in the guidebooks. The stages are designed so that there is enough time to experience everything. You will have an active and enjoyable holiday between the Pfänder mountain and the Rheinfall waterfall, the flower island of Mainau and the Appenzeller countryside. Boat trips and ferry rides will bring you into close contact with the lake and numerous towns and villages are waiting to be discovered.

      The Alps, romantic villages and sleepy towns around the glistening lake. Be impressed by an unforgettable and fascinating landscape, unique in Europe.

      >> Explore all of our tours around Lake Constance <<

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Tour profile/level 1:

      The area is flat without any climbs, moderately hilly in the region of Höri/Untersee. You bike on cycle paths, mostly along the shore of the lake, no major uphill stretches. Sporadically there are short, unfortified sections around Friedrichshafen, the cycle path runs parrallel to the highway. The lakeshore is mostly open to the public.

      Day 1: Constance

      Individual arrival. Enjoy the fantastic city centre with its Sea Life Center and the archeologial museum.

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

      First highlight is the Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit idyllic peninsula of Höri by boat and then cycle to Stein am Rhein in Switzerland or Gailingen in Germany.

      Day 3: Gailingen/Stein am Rhein - Rhine Falls - Gailingen/Stein am Rhein, approx. 30-50 km

      Today you will cycle along a beautiful riverscape to Schaffhausen. Its intact, medieval townscape is overlooked by the Munot fort, which was built in the 16th Century according to the principles of Albrecht Dürer’s fortification teachings. Then you will visit the Rheinfall, the largest waterfall in Central Europe. A boat will bring you to the Rheinfall rocks, so that you can experience the full force of the thunderous waters. In the afternoon you will return to Gailingen/Stein am Rhein.

      Day 4: Gailingen/Stein am Rhein - Constance, approx. 30-40 km

      Today you will cycle through numerous picturesque Swiss fishing villages until you will reach the peaceful countryside of Unterberg. There you can visit the Napoleon museum (optional) and form there you will have a magnifique view over the Reichenau Island.

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

      Today you will explore the "flower island" of Mainau (ticket not inluded). Make sure you take enough time to enjoy this paradise-like island on the Überlingen Lake with its luxurious, colourful flowerbeds, towering mature trees, shady forests and sweet scented roses. After your visit you will have a short cycle through Allensbach, which is well known due to its public opinion research institute, to the former imperial town and modern Kneipp health resort of Radolfzell.

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

      You will cross over the "Bodanrück" hills and will reach the old town of Bodman, which is located in a sheltered area between the steep slopes of the hills and the Überlingen Lake. The Northern shores of Lake Constance will spoil you with numerous historical monuments: monasteries former imperial towns, baroque churches and old castles. In Uhldingen you will have the chance to visit reconstructed lake dwellings. You will learn about the ancient history of the lake region and the traditional construction methods of lake dwellings, which can be traced back as a dwelling form in this region to 4,000 B.C.

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

      Meersburg, the well known wine growing area, awaits you today with numerous attractions. You will visit the old castle, which is the oldest inhabited castle in Germany and which was also the last dwelling place of the poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Accompanied by a beautiful panoramic view of the Alps, you will cycle towards the lively town of Friedrichshafen where you can visit the Zeppelin museum.

      Day 8: Friedrichshafen - Bregenz, approx. 40 km

      Today’s tour leads you through Langenargen, where you can admire the model for the world famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. You will then cycle through expansive orchards and reach the Bavarian metropolis of Lindau, whose protected old town is on an island. After a few kilometres you will find yourself on Austrian soil and cycle directly along the lakeshore towards the drama festival town of Bregenz with its unique lakeside stage.

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

      The cable car will bring you and your bicycle to the top of the Pfänder, the Bregenz mountain which is 1064m high. Enjoy the stunning view of the Alps and over the lake. You will then continue along the Alpine Rhine to Altstätten. Take the train to Gais in the Appenzell region and you cycle through picture-perfect landscapes to St. Gallen.

      Day 10: Leisure day in St. Gallen or hiking tour in the Appenzell region

      Today you discover St. Gallen, which attracts visitors with its historical old-town architecture, cosy restaurants, shopping streets and idyllic parks. The abbey of St. Gallen has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Alternatively you can go on a hiking tour in the Appenzell region.

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

      The last day on the Lake Constance cycle path belongs to the Swiss canton of Thurgau, which due to its many orchards and its comparatively isolated situation is also lovingly known as "Cider India". The small towns of Arbon and Romanshorn with their castles and wooden-frame houses will delight visitors. You can also enjoy the view over the lake with a "Schümli" (= Swiss coffee on an espresso basis) on one of the numerous lake side terraces.

      Day 12: Constance

      Individual departure or extension.
    • 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: private parking place in Constance,  € 45,-/tour (reservation possible, then payable in advance), public parking places and garages or hotel parking places depending on the arrival hotel, approx. € 20,-  per day (no reservation possible, payable locally).

      Arrival by train

      Train station: Constance
      From Constance Central Station to the first hotel by taxi or public transport. You will receive a detailed description with the travel documents.

      Find train ticket information and booking >>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.

      This tour is not recommended for children.

      City tax is not included in the tour price and needs to be paid on spot if necessary.


    • Included services

      • 11 nights in 3 - 4 star category hotels

      • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast

      • Luggage transport

      • Boat ride Reichenau - Gaienhofen incl. bicycle

      • Boat ride to Rhine Falls Rock

      • Entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance, Lake Dwelling museum Unteruhldingen, Zeppelin museum Friedrichshafen

      • Journey by cable car to the Pfänder excl. bicycle

      • Train ride Altstätten - Gais incl. bike

      • maps and information material per room

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S1   09.04. - 30.04.23
        • daily
        • S2   01.05. - 10.05.23
        • daily
        • S3   11.05. - 25.05.23
        • daily
        • S4   26.05. - 10.06.23
        • daily
        • S3   11.06. - 30.06.23
        • daily
        • S4   01.07. - 31.08.23
        • daily
        • S3   01.09. - 14.09.23
        • daily
        • S2   15.09. - 01.10.23
        • daily


        Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
        on request, not recommended for children  
        Bicycle & equipment
        27-speed-bike 99
        E-bike 239
        Children bike, Children trailer, Weehoo 49
        Children seat free
        Additional nights  
        Constance/Kreuzlingen (dbl/sgl) 79/119
        Other towns on request


        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

        Hotel samples

        You will stay in selected hotels in the 3*** - 4**** category.

        Hotel Halm
        Here tradition and history are combined with modernity. Marvel at the historic "Moorish Hall" and take advantage of the proximity to the harbour for a tour of discovery.

        Gailingen/Stein am Rhein
        Hotel Rheingold
        The hotel invites you to linger in its own bar and offers its guests a large selection of books and newspapers to browse and relax in.

        Hotel Zur Schmiede
        This charming hotel is only a 2-minute walk from the lakeside promenade and offers its guests the perfect starting point for a walk along the lake!

        Uhldingen/Meersburg region
        Hotel Zum Schiff
        This family-friendly hotel in the middle of Meerburg's old town and directly on the shore of Lake Constance attracts guests with a wonderful view of the lake and mountains.

        Friedrichshafen region
        Hotel City Krone
        The modern hotel in the middle of Friedrichshafen offers a newly developed wellness area with indoor swimming pool, sauna and rest area - perfect for relaxing after an extensive day of cycling.

        Hotel Messmer
        This modern accommodation is located directly in the old town of Bregenz and is an ideal starting point for exploring the city and walking along the shores of Lake Constance.

        St. Gallen
        Einstein Hotel
        In the heart of St. Gallen, this unique accommodation attracts guests with a wellness area, comfortable rooms and a pleasant atmosphere.


        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.


      • Bicycles inclusive panniers

        8- /27-speed-bike

        We rent comfortable unisex bikes in a variety of frame sizes to our guests, also men’s bikes from a body height of 1,75 m. Both models are available with a 8-speed hub gear and back-pedal brakes or 27-derailleur gears and free-wheel. All bikes are fitted with panniers, handlebar bag incl. map compartment, cyclometer, bike lock and repair kit.

        Children and equipment (just bookable with rental bike)

        • Children bike (20-, 24-, 26-Inch)
        • Children trailer
        • Weehoo
        • Children seat

        bookable on request on lake constance tours

        E-bikes | Pedelecs

        For people who would like to have the support of a motor when they’re out and about, then we can recommend our stable and reliable e-bikes; Swiss and German quality brands. The bikes have 8 gears and free-wheel. The deep step-through frames and upright sitting position make sure that you really enjoy your cycling.

        Electric cargo bike with 2 seats for children
        bookable on request on lake constance tours

      • 5.2 10.08.2023 | Jonathan W. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

        Maps and poor directions

        The travel directions for our tour were not good. No detail. We got lost twice travelling out of villages. Comparing to Danube directions the Konstantz instructions were not adequate. We had to use Google maps on several occasions. Your supplied instructions ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 3
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        5.5 20.07.2023 | John K. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

        Wonderful Tour of Lake Constance

        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 5
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 6
        4.8 18.05.2018 | Warren L. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip


        First two days of trip were much less enjoyable than the remainder of the trip. At 82 years of age, I would not have been able to complete the tour on a shorter number of days, fighting some raw drizzly days with gusty winds (although there were sunny ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 4
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 4
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 3
        • Bicycle + equipment 3
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        4.6 16.07.2017 | Rolf Gjermund H. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

        Long roundtrip Bodensee.

        Some placees during the tour it was difficult to find the right way due to missing bicycling signs at the road in crossings. The food for dinner where vouchers were to be used was variable, but generally ok. However the dinner at the restaurant in Constanz ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 3
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 3
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 3
        • On-site assistance 5
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 4
        4.7 01.10.2016 | Maria S. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

        Shaw Group

        We all enjoyed the trip and it was well organised. The scenery was amazing. Only negative about the tour was the reception at the restaurant in Konstanz, we did not feel welcome at all.
        • Overall satisfaction 4
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 3
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 5
        • Price-performance ratio 5
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