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Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

The great Lake Constance adventure tour

Tour Map

Route

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 – 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: Rhine Falls, 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 from 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

Today, you will first cross the Bodanrück and then reach Lake Überlingen near Bodman, before heading to the former imperial city of Überlingen with its Gothic cathedral and famous lakeside promenade. Afterwards, the tour continues in the direction of Meersburg. The baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau and the reconstructed pile dwellings near Uhldingen are definitely worth a visit!

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

The oldest inhabited castle in Germany, the New Castle with its magnificent staircase and the market square are just a few of the many attractions to be discovered in Meersburg. Cycle along the beautiful alpine panorama in the direction of Friedrichshafen and visit the Zeppelin Museum!

Day 8: Friedrichshafen – Bregenz, approx. 40 km

Today’s stage leads through Langenargen, where the model of the famous Golden Gate Bridge is located. The rest of the way runs through extensive orchards to Lindau. The old town, part of which lies on an island, is definitely worth seeing. Overnight stay in the festival town of Bregenz with its unique lake 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: Day of rest 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

Today you cycle pleasantly downhill back to Lake Constance, which you reach at Arbon. From there you cycle directly along the lake through small towns and villages back to Constance/Kreuzlingen.

Day 12: Constance

Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • 11 nights, shower/WC

  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast

  • Train ride Altstätten – Gais incl. bike

  • Ascent and descent with the Pfänderbahn excl. bike

  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls

  • Admission pile-dwelling museum Unteruhldingen

  • Admission Rosgarten Museum incl. 1 cup of coffee

  • Admission Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

  • Boat trip Reichenau – Gaienhofen incl. bike

  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, max. 20 kg / piece of luggage

  • Rental bike insurance included with bike rental

  • 7-day service hotline

  • Map and information material/room

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   14.04. - 25.04.24
    S2   26.04. - 03.05.24
    S3   04.05. - 16.05.24
    S4   17.05. - 19.05.24
    S3   20.05. - 23.05.24
    S4   24.05. - 01.06.24
    S3   02.06. - 28.06.24
    S4   29.06. - 24.08.24
    S3   25.08. - 14.09.24
    S2   15.09. - 29.09.24
    S1   30.09. - 03.10.24

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    Children 11-17,99 years -25%
          this tour is not recommended for children!
     
    Bicycle & equipment
    27-speed-bike 99
    E-bike 259
    Children bike 49
          Insurance included with bike rental  
       
    Additional nights  
    Constance/Kreuzlingen (dbl/sgl) 89/139

     


    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

    You will be accommodated in hotels within the 3 to 4 star category.

    Konstanz: Hotel Halm, Alte Post, Hotel Kreuzlingen am Hafen, Harbr Hotel
    Gailingen/Stein: Hotel Rheingold, Adler Stein am Rhein
    Radolfszell: Hotel am Stadtgarten, Zur Schmiede
    Uhldingen/Meersburg: Hotel Knaus, Hotel Löwen, Hotel Bären, Hotel zum Schiff, Pilgerhof
    Friedrichshafen: Seehotel, Hotel City Krone, Buchhorner Hof, Hotel Maier
    Bregenz: Hotel Messmer, Hotel Lamm, Schwärzler Hotel, Hotel Germania
    St. Gallen: Einstein, Sorell Hotel City Weissenstein


    NotePlease 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

    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

    Tandem
    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

    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. Trains run frequently between Constance and Zurich (approx. 1h ride). Alternatively, you can fly into Friedrichshafen and take a 40 mins ferry across the lake.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: private parking place in Constance,  € 49,-/tour (reservation possible, then payable in advance), public parking places and garages or hotel parking places depending on the arrival hotel, approx. € 25,-  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. We reccomend it for adults and teenagers with a good condition!

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

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,2 of 6 Stars | 6
    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
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    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
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    4.8 18.05.2018 | Warren L. Lake Constance Relaxing Roundtrip

    Enjoyable

    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
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    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
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