Around the entire Lake Constance through 3-countries
In a very classic way, this trip takes you once around the entire Lake Constance. It is the perfect way to get to know the most beautiful corners
around Germany's largest lake in a relaxed way by bike.
Mostly flat and never far from the shore, you cycle from highlight to highlight on the well-developed Lake Constance cycle path. Whether the Council City of Constance, medieval Stein am Rhein, the Höri peninsula, maritime Überlingen, the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen or Arbon Castle – cycling tour beginners and pleasure cyclists experience an exciting and varied cycling vacation on this trip!
The first stage of your bike tour takes you first along the Swiss shore of the Untersee to Stein am Rhein. The town has one of the most beautiful medieval town centers on Lake Constance and impresses with its colorfully painted facades. Depending on the category booked, you will reach Gailingen a few kilometers downstream, stay overnight in Stein or cycle to the picturesque Höri peninsula to Wangen or Hemmenhofen. In Hemmenhofen once lived the painter Otto Dix, in Gaienhofen the writer Hermann Hesse. Constance – Stein am Rhein / Wangen, approx. 30 / 40 km (cat A) Constance – Wangen / Hemmenhofen, approx. 35 / 40 km (cat K)
Today you will circle the Höri peninsula and reach the spa town of Radolfzell. Visit the Radolfzell Minster, which has the highest church tower on Lake Constance. Passing the Bodanrück and numerous orchards, you will reach Bodman and Ludwigshafen on Lake Überlingen. Following the cycle path along the shore, you will reach the town of the same name, Überlingen. From a distance you can already see the stately St. Nikolaus Minster. Stein am Rhein – Überlingen, approx. 40 – 60 km (cat A) Wangen – Überlingen, approx. 45 / 50 km (cat K)
Your journey today takes you along the Obersee. First, make a stop at the pilgrimage church of Birnau. Situated amidst vineyards, the forecourt of the splendidly decorated baroque church offers a wonderful view over the lake. Visit the pile-dwelling museum in Unteruhldingen, Germany's oldest inhabited castle in Meersburg and be impressed by the largest collection on the history of aviation in Friedrichshafen. The old town of Lindau is located on an island. Enjoy the view of the Alps at the harbor - in the foreground the town's landmarks: the Bavarian Lion and the 33-meter-high lighthouse. Überlingen – Lindau, approx. 60 km (cat A+cat K)
Not far from Lindau, you will pass the border to Austria almost unnoticed. Take a break in Bregenz and take the cable car up to the Pfänder, the local mountain of the festival city - including a fantastic view of Lake Constance and over 200 Alpine peaks. Just a stone's throw from Bregenz, you will cross the Bregenzer Ach river at Hard as well as the Alpenrhein river. Welcome to Switzerland! Lindau - Arbon, approx. 50 km (cat A) Lindau – Horn, approx. 45 km (cat K)
Your tour today takes you through Romanshorn with the largest Lake Constance port in Switzerland. The tour continues along Lake Constance back to Constance. End the day with a stroll through the old town or an ice cream at the harbor. Arbon – Constance, approx. 35 km (cat A) Horn – Constance, approx. 40 km (cat K)
There is a direct train connection between Zürich and Constance. From the train station, you can take a Bus, Taxi or walk to your hotel.
Arriving by public transport From Zurich (Kloten airport): • Train from the airport-station or main station to Konstanz • Journey takes approx.1 hour
From Stuttgart • IC or RE regional train to Singen • RE/SBB („Seehas“) trains to Konstanz • Journey takes approx.2 ½ hours
From Friedrichshafen: • Catamaran to Konstanz • Journey takes approx. 1 hour or • Train via Radolzell • Journey takes approx. 1 hour
You can choose from 2 different hotel categories: Category A: 3* and 4* hotels Category K: 4* hotels
(Please note that the hotels listed are only examples and are subject to change. You will find your final hotel in the hotel list, which you will receive before departure)
Constance, cat A and K
Centrally located in the Old Town, hotel Halm is situated in a grand, historical building, some rooms have air conditioning. A rich buffet breakfast and delicious cuisine is served in the elegant Maurisches Saal restaurant, featuring chandeliers and high-ceilings. The Bibliothek bar serves exotic cocktails and features its own library.
Gailingen, cat A
Hotel Rheingold is located in Gailingen. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Extras include a desk and a safety deposit box. At the hotel you will find a terrace
Hemmenhofen, cat K
Hotel Hoeri am Bodensee offers individually furnished rooms with breakfast included. It overlooks the Zellersee lake at Lake Constance. It features a pool, a sauna area, a steam bath and a relaxation room. A rich breakfast buffet is provided each morning, and a rich 3-course dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant.
Überlingen, cat A
Situated in a quiet location on the edge of Überlingen, this hotel offers a luxurious spa, a panoramic sauna, an indoor swimming pool and a view of Lake Constance. The Parkhotel St. Leonhard provides spacious rooms. Choose from a range of fish, game and poultry dishes in the restaurant. Round off the day in the Weinstube.
Überlingen, cat K
Located directly on the shores this 4-star hotel in the historic area of Überlingen offers fantastic views from it sun terrace and a large garden. Each of the rooms at Bad Hotel Überlingen offers a TV and wooden floors. Some of the rooms also boast a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a hairdryer in the private bathroom. The restaurant serves regional dishes and offers a buffet breakfast.
Lindau, cat A
Set on the island of Lindau, this 4-star hotel is a short walk from the harbour. It features a sunny terrace. In Lindauer Hof has every room a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. You can enjoy breakfast in the restaurant, which features regional fish dishes and local wines. The bar serves a variety of drinks and cocktails.
Lindau, cat K
The Hotel Bayerischer Hof offers large rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and wonderful views of the lake. There is a bathrobe and slippers in every room. You can enjoy a drink at the elegant bar or on the lake terrace. The spa includes saunas, a steam room and caldarium.
Arbon, cat A
Hotel Römerhof occupies a historic building in the centre of Arbon, a 5-minute walk from the banks of Lake Constance. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, wooden floors and a private bathroom. Fine French cuisine is served in the elegant restaurant featuring an inviting summer terrace. The restaurant also has a big wine cellar.
Horn, cat K
This maritime-style 4-star hotel in Horn dates from 1827. It includes a 1,500 m² spa area with an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The Bad Horn Hotel’s bright rooms feature an elegant maritime ambience and include mahogany and brass furnishings. Most overlook the lake.
Additional equipment on all rental bikes
Pannier, handlebar bag, mileometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit
There is one repair set per booking included in the bags
By the way: at the end of your cycling holiday you can simply leave your rental bike at the hotel. We automatically take care of picking it up.
By this tour you can rent the following bikes:
Rental Bike Lake Constance
24-speed derailleur gears and calliper brakes, Unisex bikes with deep step-through frames for all sizes, Men's bikes from a body height of 1.75 m. Anti-puncture Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires.
Rental E-Bike Lake Constance
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. The deep step-through frames and upright sitting position make sure that you really enjoy your cycling.
Start: Constance / Kreuzlingen, Destination: Constance / Kreuzlingen Duration: 7 days / 6 nights Length: approx. 230 / 250 km Daily route length between 30 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
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