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Lake Constance: classic

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  • Insel Mainau
  • Hafen Lindau
  • Hafeneinfahrt Lindau
  • Überlingen
  • Konstanz
  • Zeppelin
  • Lindau Innenstadt
  • Insel Reichenau
  • Bodensee bei Lindau
  • Lindauer Hafen
  • Insel Mainau
  • Pfahlbauten in Uhldingen
  • Stein am Rhein
  • Bodensee-Radweg bei Lindau
  • Konzil Konstanz
  • Bodensee bei Lindau
  • Stein am Rhein

tour description

Like paradise

Lake Constance – no other holiday destination in Europe symbolises such a classical bicycling region as the landscape surrounding the lake between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A compact network of good quality and signposted cycle paths, along the lakeshore and the attractive surrounding countryside, promise visitors an enjoyable and undisturbed cycling experience. First class hotels, cosy country guesthouses, first class cuisine and local dishes ensure physical well being, along with a stylish mix of vineyards, orchards, the glimmering surface of the lake and the fascinating panorama of the Alps. Swimming beaches, thermal baths, activity parks and wildlife parks provide plenty of relaxation and recuperation from saddles and pedals.

1. day Arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen

Visit the island of Mainau or enjoy the Old town of Konstanz.Worth seeing are also the aquaria of the Sea Life Center and the Archeological State Museum.

2. day Constance - Stein am Rhein/Gailingen 45/55 km

Handing out of the rental bikes, if booked, at the station of Konstanz. Now the biking starts and you cycle to the island Reichenau, a world heritage site with the important collegiate churches Sankt Georg and Sankt Peter und Paul. Back on land you cycle to Radolfzell and the peninsula Höri and to Gaienhofen. Hermann Hesse lived here 1904-1912; nowadays an interesting museum is located here. In short time you reach Stein am Rhein, a medieval town with houses decorated with frescos.

3. day Stein am Rhein/Gailingen - Ueberlingen 45/55 km + boat trip

Today you cycle along the Swiss shore through romantic fishing villages to Konstanz. Soon you reach the island of the flowers Mainau, the "fifth season" at the lake Constance. You can only discover this island by foot. Afterwards you cycle to Wallhausen in order to go by ship to Überlingen.

4. day Ueberlingen - Wasserburg/Lindau, ca. 60 km (cat. A) or Überlingen - Kressbronn/Nonnenhorn, ca. 50 km (cat. B)

Today one atttraction follows the other. First you cycle to the worth-seeing baroque church Birnau. Soon you reach the lake dwellings near Unteruhldingen, before you arrive in Meersburg. You should not only visit the castle but also enjoy the flair of the lively town. You may also visit the museum of the zeppelins in Friedrichshafen.

5. day Lindau - Arbon, ca. 50 km (cat. A) or Kressbronn - Hoechst/Rorschach 40/50 km (cat. B)

It is hard to say goodbye to Lindau with it´s beautiful old town but new impressions lie ahead. You cycle through Austria to the festival town Bregenz with its famous lake-stage. By cable railway you may go on the Pfänder and enjoy a phantastic view of the Lake Constance. Quickly you cycle through the nature protection area Rheindelta to Switzerland.

6. day Arbon - Constance, ca. 35 km (cat. A) or Hoechst - Constance, ca. 60 km (cat. B)

Through small villages and villages full of framework you cycle along the Swiss shore to Constance. In Constance you should visit Mainau Island! Return of rental bikes.

7. day Departure from Constance/Kreuzlingen

After breakfast your round trip at Lake Constance ends. You may book extra nights for all towns of your trip, because Lake Constance is really worth a bicycle journey!

New itinerary

Look forward to an even more attractive itinerary in 2020!

prices & services

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Lake Constance: classic
tour no.:
00040
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

individual
duration:
7 days
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
easy
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

28.03. – 03.04.2020

13.04. – 24.04.2020

01.10. – 27.10.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 479,00 €
Single room 648,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 629,00 €
Single room 868,00 €
 

Season 2

04.04. – 12.04.2020

25.04. – 15.05.2020

14.06. – 26.06.2020

13.09. – 30.09.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 579,00 €
Single room 748,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 729,00 €
Single room 968,00 €
 

Season 3

16.05. – 28.05.2020

01.06. – 05.06.2020

27.06. – 03.07.2020

23.08. – 12.09.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 619,00 €
Single room 788,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 799,00 €
Single room 1.038,00 €
 

Season 4

29.05. – 31.05.2020

06.06. – 13.06.2020

04.07. – 22.08.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 649,00 €
Single room 818,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 849,00 €
Single room 1.088,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
79,00 €
 
tandem
159,00 €
 
electric bike
195,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Konstanz/Kreuzlingen Cat. B
Double room 59,00 €
Single room 85,00 €
 
Konstanz/Kreuzlingen Cat. A
Double room 79,00 €
Single room 115,00 €
 

bookable additional services

enclosed parking space
39,00 €
Travel services
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport
  • entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
  • Shipping trip Wallhausen/Dingelsdorf - Überlingen
  • travel documents incl. maps
  • 7-days hotline service
  • Category A: Accommodation in hotels of the local 3*/4*niveau
  • Category B: Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels of the local 2*/3*niveau
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about the Lake Constance bike trail: the classic tour.

Please find more information about the Lake Constance - classic tour 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 www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

At the first hotel paid parking is possible, partialy.

Furthermore, it is possible to park in a fenced parking lot for the duration of the bike tour (cost: EUR 39, - per trip / per car). Reservation required.

It is also possible to use free parking spaces on public roads or public parking spaces / car parks.

Parking garages (fish market, Dammgasse, old town, Benedictine square), costs apprx. 10-20 EUR per day / car.

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 largely open to the public.

Available rental bikes

You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 8-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height. Men's bikes are suitable for all gentlemen from 175 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of 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, health regulations

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.

tour 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

Rhine fall Schaffhausen

The Rhinefall is the second largest waterfall in Europe, with a height of 23 meters and a width of 150 meters.

Rhine fall Schaffhausen

Island of Reichenau

The Reichenau is the largest island in Lake Constance. Since 2000, it has been listed on the UNESCO List of the World Heritage with the Reichenau Monastery. According to UNESCO, the island is an outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery in the Middle Ages.

Island Reichenau

Mainau Island

With an area of about 45 hectares, the Mainau is the third largest island in Lake Constance. Because of its extremely rich subtropical, partly also tropical vegetation, the Mainau is also known as the flower island in Lake Constance.

Island Mainau

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. Also the living rooms and the dying room of the poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff are included in this tour. In addition, you can climb the "Dagobertsturm" with a view of the city, the lake and the Alps. In the tower is a 19th century prison room as well as the Renaissancesaal with treasure chamber. In the deepest part of the tower, the torture chamber gives insight into the jurisdiction of the Middle Ages.

Meersburg Castle

Bregenz

The state capital of Lake Constance has many sights to see, so you can get inspired by historical buildings, traditional landmarks and modern architecture. A special highlight is the Festspielhaus and the world-famous Festspiele on the largest lake stage in the world.

Bregenz

Seebühne Bregenz

Especially the game on the lake on the world's largest lake stage in Lake Constance is a draw for a large number of visitors. It is known for the beauty of the natural setting of Lake Constance, oversized stages, technical pieces of the cabinet and a unique acoustics achieved by the Bregenzer directional hearing technique.

Seebühne Bregenz

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