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Lake Constance laid-back tour Deluxe

Lake Constance laid-back deluxe

Bike tour
9 Days / 8 Nights
individual tour
Charm tour
Velociped-Partner-Tour
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Get to know the whole of beautiful Lake Constance on this stroll tour and stay in upmarket hotels. Enjoy the historic old town and the marvellous lakeside promenade of Constance, visit the towns of Überlingen, Meersburg, Friedrichshafen, Lindau and Bregenz. Marvel at the picturesque little town of Stein am Rhein and cycle through Gailingen, the pearl of the High Rhine. You are travelling at a leisurely pace and therefore have plenty of time to visit all the beauties of Lake Constance. The fishing village of Radolfzell, the Birnau monastery church and the pile-dwelling museum in Unteruhldingen also await you. The cable car takes you high up to the Pfänder in Bregenz, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view. On the Swiss side, you cycle through the nature reserve of the Rhine delta and then continue through the idyllic foothills of the Thurgau Alps.

Highlights

Constance

With over 82,000 inhabitants, Constance 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 historically significant 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 Constance (1414-1418). The Stadttheater, which is the oldest permanent stage in Germany, 400 years old, is another highlight. 

Constance

The Archaeological Landesmuseum Constance

The Archaeological Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg is responsible for the archaeological archaeological discoveries of Baden-Württemberg, archiving the archaeological finds and presenting them in special exhibitions and several museums. The Austentelle in Konstanz is home to the most important permanent exhibition of the Archaeological State Museum of Baden-Württemberg.

Archaeological Landesmuseum

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

Affenberg Salem

The Affenberg Salem is an animal park and Germany's largest monkey reserve. The main attraction of the over 20 hectares of woodland are 200 berberoes who can move freely there and can be fed by the visitors with specially prepared popcorn

Affenberg Salem

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

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. 

Meersburg Castle

Lake Constance laid-back tour Deluxe

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Arrive early, because Constance has a lot to offer: Set off on a leisurely stroll through the city and take a look at the many sights. Even today, the Council City still has a medieval feel. The city's landmark is the Imperia, a memorial to the prostitutes of the Council period. The Imperia stands directly on the harbour, from where you can enjoy the wonderful view over Lake Constance.

The Untersee awaits you today: the route takes you through picturesque villages to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. Admire the many houses with frescoes, murals and bay windows, the old town gates and the medieval-looking alleyways. Stein am Rhein was rightly nicknamed the "Rothenburg of the High Rhine". Visit the Lindwurm Museum, which covers 1500 square metres of bourgeois living and agriculture around 1850.

Take your time and stroll through the picturesque town of Stein am Rhein and continue to discover the medieval town. Then set off on your cycle tour along the Untersee, enjoying the magnificent view of the Untersee again and again, before you reach the small town of Radolfzell with its charming flair. Bishop Radolf founded his "Cella Ratoldi" in 826, where Radolfzell's landmark, the cathedral with the highest church tower on the whole of Lake Constance, stands today. Stroll through the pretty town and enjoy the fantastic view of the Untersee and towards the island of Reichenau.

After breakfast, you cycle over the Bodanrück with wonderful views of Lake Überlingen. You should plan a break in the small but charming town of Bodman with its magnificent castle park. You then get back on your bike and reach the picturesque town of Sipplingen and the idyllic Birnau monastery church. This beautiful baroque church attracts many thousands of visitors every year and is sure to impress you too. In Unteruhldingen, you should take time to visit the pile-dwelling museum.

Today, Meersburg is the first stop on the programme: numerous sights and medieval buildings await you here. Visit the Old Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany and also the last residence of the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Don't miss the New Castle with its magnificent staircase by Balthasar Neumann and the market square, which is lined with picturesque half-timbered houses. From Meersburg, the route takes you to Friedrichshafen, always accompanied by the beautiful Alpine panorama. Once you arrive in Friedrichshafen, you should use the time to take a stroll around the town and visit the famous Zeppelin Museum before choosing one of the many restaurants for a cosy end to the day's cycling.

Today's destination is Bregenz or Höchst, and you will first travel to Langenargen. Here you will see the suspension bridge, which is considered a small model for the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. You cycle through extensive orchards to the Bavarian island town of Lindau. Island town because Lindau's old town centre is located entirely on an island. You should not miss a tour of the town and admire the beautiful lakeside promenade with its lighthouse and lions at the famous harbour entrance. Cycle around the Bay of Bregenz and reach the festival town of Bregenz with its famous lake stage. Take a cable car ride up to the Pfänder today and enjoy the unique view of Lake Constance from up here (1064 metres).

Today you cycle through the nature reserve of the Rhine delta and cross the Swiss border. The medieval harbour town of Rorschach, which was granted market rights as early as 947 and developed into the most important trading centre on the southern shore of the lake in the Middle Ages, awaits you. The granary, which was put into operation in 1749, is considered Rorschach's landmark and is the most beautiful granary in Switzerland. Today it houses an interesting museum. You spend the night on the Swiss shore in an area that is still characterised by fruit and berry cultivation.

Your last day on the bike belongs to the foothills of the Thurgau Alps. You can look forward to small villages and huge orchards and therefore plenty of scenic variety. Enjoy the marvellous views of Lake Constance and let the impressive foothills of the Alps accompany you on the Lake Constance cycle path to Constance.

After breakfast, your wonderful deluxe stroll around Lake Constance comes to an end. We will be happy to book additional nights for further discoveries.

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Prices per person in EUR

Services / Infos

  • Accommodation incl. breakfast: comfortable, very good hotels at 4-star level
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Entrance Rosgartenmuseum incl. one cup of coffee
  • Entrance to museum Lindwurm in Stein am Rhein
  • Entrance to pile construction museum Unteruhldingen
  • 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 laid-back tour with charme

Please find more information about the Lake Constance - Laid-back 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 station to get to our partner hotels in Konstanz. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

At the first hotel paid parking is possible, partialy. 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 approx. EUR 25 per day / car. Furthermore it is possible to park your car for the duration of the bicycle tour on our partners' company area (cost: EUR 50,-  per trip / per car, 2024: EUR 60,- per trip / car), the number of parking spaces is limited. Reservation not possible

Condition of cycle paths

You cycle mostly on flat, paved bike trails near the shore around the lake. 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

24-speed touring bikes with freewheel are available. As a rule, unisex bikes (with low entry) are provided. The bikes are equipped with a waterproof saddle bag as well as a tool kit, air pump, odometer and lock. You will also receive one handlebar bag per room. Electric bikes are also bookable.

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 included 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

Just in case the bike chain is broken, 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.

Your customer advisor for this trip

I am happy to provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

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