Lake Constance - Family trip
Look forward to this tour at Lake Constance. As there are numerous entries to child-friendly attractions, there is no time for boredom for the offspring. Visit the island of Mainau, the pile dwellings in Uhldingen, the game park Ravensburger and drive high on the pledges
1. day Constance arrival
You start your beautiful bike tour in the beautiful city of Constance, the largest town at Lake Constance, which still presents itself medieval. 1414 it was the site of the only church council north of the Alps. Landmark is the statue of Imperia, which is a monument to the prostitutes of the times of the council.
2. day Constance - Unteruhldingen/ Meersburg, ca. 25/ 30 km + boat trip
From Constance you cycle to the flower island of Mainau. Marvel at the flowers and the beautiful gardens. By bike you quickly reach the pier in Wallhausen and you cruise comfortably across Lake Constance to the old imperial city of Überlingen with its striking Gothic cathedral. Look forward to the bike path along the baroque pilgrimage church Birnau and the reconstructed Pfahlbaumuseum in Uhldingen.
3. day Unteruhldingen - Friedrichshafen 25/20 km
After enjoying a substantial breakfast, you cycle to Friedrichshafen accompanied by a beautiful Alpine panorama. In Friedrichshafen you can visit the famous Zeppelin Museum. There you will find a detailed replica of the "Hindenburg" Zeppelin. Overnight stay in Friedrichshafen.
4. day Excursion to "Ravensburger Spieleland", ca. 30 km
Your way to Spieleland is not so far by bike, but quite hilly. That's why you can easily take the bus from Friedrichshafen to the amusement park (not included). Ravensburger Spieleland is a great place to play, romp and explore all day long.
5. day Friedrichshafen - Lindau, ca. 30 km
Today you will first cycle through Langenargen, where you can admire the model of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Through sprawling orchards with stunning views of the Alps you cycle relaxed to the Bavarian town of Lindau, whose old town is on an island. Here a small city tour is a must! Marvel at the beautiful waterfront where lighthouse and lion frame the famous harbor entrance.
6. day Lindau - Rorschach/Arbon, ca. 40 km
After a few kilometers you are in Austria and cycle directly along the lake to the town of Bregenz. Stroll around the city of Bregenz with its perfectly preserved upper town. Marvel at the Martin's Tower, the largest onion domes in Central Europe and look forward to a unique atmosphere that radiates from the streets, rows of houses, plazas and fountains. The cable car takes you up to the top of the Pfänder! At the top you can enjoy a wonderful view over the lake and say hello to native animals in the Alpine Wildlife Park. Shortly after Höchst your cross the Swiss border and are fast in Rorschach or Arbon.
7. day Rorschach/Arbon - Constance, ca. 40 km
The last day of the cycle route belongs the canton of Thurgau, also fondly called Mostindien for its many orchards and its remote location from a Swiss perspective. Look forward to the town of Arbon and Romanshorn with its castles and half-timbered houses. Today you should absolutely try the "Schümli" (= Swiss coffee espresso-based) at one of the many lakeside terraces. With fantastic views the cafe tastes even better! Through well kept villages you cycle along the lake shore back to Constance.
8. day Constance departure
After breakfast, your round tour ends back in Constance in the hotel.
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.
13.04. – 24.04.2020
01.10. – 27.10.2020
05.04. – 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 services
- Accommodation in hotels of the local 3* category.
- Luggage transport
- Boat trip Wallhausen/Dingelsdorf - Ueberlingen incl. bike
- Entrance Rosgartenmuseum in Constance incl. 1 coffee
- Entrance Pfahlbaumuseum in Unteruhldingen
- Entrance Sea Life in Constance
- Entrance Island Mainau
- Entrance "Ravensburger Spieleland" in Meckenbeuren-Liebenau
- Entrance Zeppelin museum
- Ascent and descent Pfänderbahn (excl. bike)
- Travel documents incl. maps
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lake Constance - family tour
Please find more information about the Lake Constance - family 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 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 mostly on flat, paved bike trails near the shore around the lake. Occasionally there are short sections of unpaved roads.
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
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 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 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 highlight.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In particular the play on the lake on the world's largest lake stage (as of 2005) in the 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.