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Lake Constance: classic tour with charme

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7 Days / 6 Nights
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Lake Constance welcomes you in a marvellous paradise! One of the most popular and most beautiful cycle routes in Europe awaits you. You cycle comfortably through three countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) on flat, asphalted and very well signposted cycle paths. Enjoy the marvellous views of Lake Constance and the Swiss and Austrian Alps. In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings, towns, museums and historical buildings are also waiting to be discovered. In summer, there are numerous opportunities for a short, refreshing dip in Lake Constance.

Highlights

Constance
With over 82,000 inhabitants, Konstanz is the largest city on Lake Constance and has maintained its long tradition as a city of trade and culture up to the present day. The cultural city is characterized by many historic buildings, such as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Our Lady", which for twelve centuries was the cathedral of the Bishops of Constance  and served as the meeting room of the Council of Costance (1414-1418). The Stadttheater, which is the oldest permanent stage in Germany, 400 years old, is another highligh

Constance

Sea-Life Center Constance
In the SEA LIFE Constance, you will discover a variety of marine life: from curious and protective to rare and enigmatic animals. Many of these animals are on the red list of endangered animals. They have been saved and can not be returned to the natural habitat or have been born and raised as part of the SEA LIFE protection projects in the aquariums.

Sea-Life Center

Reichenau Island
Reichenau is the largest island in Lake Constance. The Island is declarded a UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. According to UNESCO the island is an outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a large Benedictine monastery in the Middle Ages.

Reichenau Island

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen
The Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen is an archaeological open-air museum, which is located on the shore of Lake Constance, with a museum building. It is the oldest open-air museum in Germany. The Freilichtmuseum contains several reconstruction sections and has been rebuilt several times since the opening of the museum in 1922. Since 1922 over 10 million visitors have visited the pile houses.

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Meersburg Castle
The Meersburg Castle, also the Old Castle or the Old Castle in Meersburg on the Lake Constance, is the oldest inhabited castle in Germany in the 7th century. A tour of the Burgmuseum gives an insight into more than 30 rooms. Including the old Burgküche, the Dürnitz, the Palas, the Brunnenstube, the Waffenhalle, Wehrgangs, Rittersaal, Burgverlies, two chapels, stable, Nordbastion and much more. 

Meersburg Castle

Lake Constance: classic tour with charme

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Plan enough time on your journey to visit the historic old town of Constance. You won't regret it, the city still has a medieval feel to it today. The only church council north of the Alps took place in Constance in 1414. A monument from the time of the Council is now one of the city's landmarks: the Imperia. The statue is a monument to the prosititutes of the time of the Council and stands directly at the entrance to the harbour in Constance. Enjoy the marvellous view of Lake Constance and the Swiss Alps from there.

Today is your first time on a bike! Cycle along the shores of Untersee, past the island of Reichenau, through picturesque Swiss fishing villages to beautiful Stein am Rhein with its picturesque old town and frescoed medieval houses and from there on to Wangen or Hemmenhofen, where you will spend the night.

Start the day with a relaxed breakfast at the hotel and then hop on your bike. You cycle around the picturesque Höri peninsula and reach the spa town of Radolfzell. There you should visit Radolfzell Minster. You should also pay a visit to the Mettnau peninsula, one of the largest and most beautiful nature reserves on Lake Constance. After Radolfzell, the route takes you over the Bodanrück, past orchards and on via Bodman and Ludwigshafen to Überlingen. St Nicholas' Minster, a magnificent lakeside promenade and wonderful views await you there.

So far you have cycled around Untersee and Überlinger See, today you cycle to Obersee (all parts of Lake Constance), past the baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau, from where you have a fantastic view over the lake. The route continues to Unteruhldingen with the pile-dwelling museum, the oldest open-air archaeological museum in Germany. In Meersburg, many romantic corners and small alleyways and the historic castle await you and enjoy the flair of this lively town. Afterwards, continue to Friedrichshafen with its Zeppelin Museum and then on to Lindau. There you can end the evening relaxing at the harbour with a view of Lindau's famous landmarks, the Bavarian Lion and the lighthouse.

After just a few kilometres by bike, you will reach Austria, where the festival city of Bregenz welcomes you with its unique lake stage. Take the opportunity to take the cable car up the Pfänder, the local mountain of the festival town. From there, enjoy the fantastic view of Lake Constance and over 200 Alpine peaks. Shortly afterwards, you will pass the Swiss border and cross the Bregenzer Ach and the Alpine Rhine with its beautiful Rhine delta nature reserve and cycle flat to Horn, where you will spend the night.

For the last time, you cycle along the beautiful Lake Constance, halfway through the canton of Thurgau. A mixture of picturesque little villages and huge orchards awaits you here. Enjoy the marvellous views that keep coming your way. On the Lake Constance cycle path, you will be accompanied by the impressive peaks of the Alps and the foothills of the Alps all the way to Constance. Once you arrive in Constance, use the time for further sightseeing in the largest city on Lake Constance and enjoy a relaxing evening in one of the many restaurants.

Your fantastic round trip around Lake Constance ends after breakfast. We are happy to book additional nights for you, because Lake Constance is really worth a cycle tour!

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • Accommodation incl. breakfast: comortable hotels 4-star niveau
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • Detailed route description
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lake Constance bike trail: the classic tour with charme:

Please find more information about the Lake Constance - classic tour with charm below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Constance is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the train station to get to our hotels in Constance.

Current schedule and price information you will find at:

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

There are a few parking spaces available at the starting hotel (for a fee).
There is also the possibility of using free parking spaces on public roads or public car parks/parking garages.
Car parks (Fischmarkt, Dammgasse, Altstadt, Benediktinerplatz), cost approx. 25.00 € per day/car.
It is also possible to park your car in a fenced car park for the duration of the cycle tour (cost: € 49.00 per trip/per car). Reservation via Velociped is required.

Condition of cycle paths

You cycle on flat, paved bike trails near the shore around the lake mostly. Occasionally there are short sections of unpaved roads. The first sections takes place around the peninsula Höri through hilly terrain. In the area of Friedrichshafen, the bike path goes along the main road. The lakeshore is open to the public.

Available rental bikes

There are 8-speed touring bikes with hub gears and 27-speed touring bikes with derailleur gears (unisex) available, men's bikes can be booked from 1.75 m tall. All bikes are equipped with speedometers and handlebar bags. 8-speed electric bikes with freewheel are also available for booking.

Currencies in Switzerland

For Switzerland, we recommend to exchange Swiss franc. Although you can pay in euros. Franken can easily be lifted by debit or credit card at an ATM.

Extra costs which are not inculded in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 days hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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