Sporty and short
Everyone who likes long stages on the bike will love this tour! You will circle the lake with all its sights and relax in beautiful hotels in the evening. The bike trail is mostly paved and even suitable for racing bikes.
1. day Arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
We recommend arriving early, you will not be disappointed! Take the occasion to walk around the Old Town of Constance. This is the place where the Council, fundamentally reorganized by the Catholic Church, met between 1414 and 1418 in the cathedrale and in the council building under the chair of Emperor Sigismund. Its most well-known victim was the Czech reformer Jan Hus, executed here in 1415. The aquariums of the Sea Life Center and the archaeological museum are also worth visiting.
One could actually spend several days only in Constance!
2. day Constance - Radolfzell - Stein am Rhein - Constance 80 km
Starting in Constance, you will ride along lake Gnadensee into the old imperial town Radolfzell. The bike trails are in a very good state and take you comfortably to the peninsula Höri and Stein am Rhein. Marvel at the beautiful houses decorated with frescos and enjoy yourselves around noon in the restaurants by the lakeside. Always along the lake you will leave behind you Swiss fishing villages and rejoin Constance. We recommend taking time for a stop at one of the numerous winegrowers places.
3. day Constance - Bregenz 65 km + ferry ride
The car ferry takes you from Constance-Staad to Meersburg with its ancient Merovingian castle. The beautiful town is situated by a steep vineyard; walk around the narrow lanes and across the gorgeous places to enjoy the view from one of the terraces. Through vineyards you will find your way to the zeppelin town Friedrichshafen where a visit of the museum and the harbour are both very worthwhile. Orchards seam your bike trail as far as you can see before you arrive in the Bavarian town Lindau, situated on an island. Here, the town centre is an absolute must-see! Marvel at the beautiful lakeside promenade, where the lighthouse and the lion frame the famous entrance to the harbour. Enjoying the magnificent view over the bay of Bregenz, you will reach todays destination: Bregenz.
4. day Bregenz - Constance/Kreuzlingen 70 km
Just behind Bregenz, you will cross the Rhine delta, an important nature reserve. Close to Altenrhein, you will cross the boarder to enter Switzerland. Did you know that the local market hall is the last building realized by the artist Friedrich Hundertwasser? Never leaving the lakeside you will bike through apple plantations in order to reach Arbon and Romanshorn and to get back to Constance.
5. day Departure from Constance
Your bike tour ends after breakfast.
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.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
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.
Prices are per person.
28.03. – 03.04.2020
13.04. – 24.04.2020
01.10. – 27.10.2020
04.04. – 12.04.2020
25.04. – 15.05.2020
14.06. – 26.06.2020
13.09. – 30.09.2020
16.05. – 28.05.2020
01.06. – 05.06.2020
27.06. – 03.07.2020
23.08. – 12.09.2020
29.05. – 31.05.2020
06.06. – 13.06.2020
04.07. – 22.08.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accommodation in hotels of the local 3* category.
- ferry Constance - Meersburg incl. bike
- luggage transport
- travel documents incl. maps
- 7-days hotline 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
Worth knowing about the Lake Constance bike trail: the short tour
Please find more information about the Lake Constance - short tour below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Konstanz 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.
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 25, - 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 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
You can rent 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
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, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
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.
With over 8.,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 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 Constance (1414-1418). The Stadttheater, which is the oldest permanent stage in Germany, 400 years old, is another highligh
Sea-Life Center Konstanz
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.
The Rhinefall is the second largest waterfall in Europe, with a height of 23 meters and a width of 150 meters.
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.
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.
With the Pfänder-Panoramagondel you hover quickly and comfortably to the mountain station at Pfänder (1064m). The unique panoramic view of Lake Constance and the 240 Alpine summits of Austria, Germany and Switzerland make the Pfänder the most famous vantage point in the region.