Look forward to the cycling paradise of Lake Constance. The 570 km² large Swabian Sea connects Germany with Austria and Switzerland and is nestled between the lovely panorama of the Alps. On the excellently signposted cycle route and by using the very good boat connections from the Weiße Flotte you discover almost the entire Lake Constance on this bike tour. Marvel at the island of Reichenau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 and at the profusion of flowers on the island of Mainau, which is considered a magnet for visitors of Lake Constance. An other great sight is of course the Old Town of Lindau, which is completely located on an island and stands under monument protection since 1976. Explore the small pilgrimage church Birnau, a baroque jewel on Lake Constance and look forward to Salem Monastery and Palace. The impressive ensemble of medieval church and Baroque monastery buildings is a cultural monument of the highest order. Every day offers new surprises. You discover worth seeing places like Stein am Rhein, Überlingen, Meersburg and Friedrichshafen. We promise that you will not be bored at this holiday in Constance and Lake Constance!
Your hotel category A: Hotel Halm
You spend the night in the 4-star Hotel Halm directly at the historic train station in Constance. The sights in Constance and the lakeshore are just a few minutes' walk away. The personal and pleasant atmosphere of the hotel is reflected in the spacious reception area, in the bar with library, in the Moorish Hall and on the terraces. Free WiFi is available in the comfortable rooms. In the 19th century Moorish Hall, the chefs spoil you with specialties from both Moorish and local cuisine. End the day with a cocktail in the bar with library or in the sauna area with relaxation lounge.
Your hotel category B: ABC Hotel
The building of today's hotel was - inspired by the architecture of the Karlsruhe Palace - built at the beginning of the 20th century and in 1994 it houses the ABC Hotel. The privately run hotel is about 5 minutes by bike from the old town of Constance with its many sights. The 29 attractively designed rooms are equipped with wooden parquet and a practical kitchenette. In all rooms you have free WiFi access.
You are welcome to tell us your preferred hotel in the booking process so that we can inquire about it for you. Depending on the desired travel period and availability, other hotels will also be booked for your Lake Constance radial tour.
1. day Constance Arrival
Today you will move into your hotel in Constance, whose town remains medieval in character to this day. In 1414, the town hosted the only church council ever to take place north of the Alps. A small museum is dedicated to the Czech reformer Jan Hus, who was burnt at the stake here. The symbol of the city is the statue of Imperia, which is a memorial to the prostitutes of the council time. The aquariums of the Sea Life Center are also worth a visit, as is the Archaeological Museum.
2. day Constance - Meersburg - Lindau ca. 50 km + boat trip and ferry
Today you will travel firstly to Friedrichshafen. From here you will follow along the Lake Constance Cycle Path to Langenargen. You will cycle through well-kept villages such as Wasserburg and Nonnenhorn and you will have numerous opportunities to take a break in a beer garden or at a lakeshore beach. Your destination for the day is Lindau, the Bavarian Metropolis on the Lake. The historical Old Town on an island is a popular attraction for visitors. In the afternoon you will return by boat to Constance.
3. day Excursion to Mainau Island 15 km
You will have the whole day for your visit to Mainau Island. The lake’s mild climate means that this island is home to palm trees. Depending on the season, you will be able to find a vast array of different plants in bloom on the island. In the spring, you will spot countless blossoming types of Tulips and Hyacinths. Later in the year, Rhododendrons can be seen in their full beauty. In the months of September and October, you will find both Dahlias and around 30.000 rosebushes.
4. day Constance - Überlingen - Salem - Meersburg - Constance 55 km + boat trip and ferry
Today you will first travel to Überlingen on the other side of Lake Constance by boat. The Lake Constance Cycle Path will take you to the pilgrimage church Birnau. From here, follow the Prälaten path to Salem. The castle of the former monastic order is an impressive example of southern German Baroque architecture. From the medieval town of Meersburg, which is home to an old and a new castle, the ferry will take you back to Constance.
5. day Constance - Reichenau Island - Stein am Rhein - Constance 50 km + boat trip
The first destination of the day is Reichenau Island, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. From here you will get a boat across to Gaienhofen. Here you will be able to visit the Hermann-Hesse-House. You will then continue cycling along the Höri Peninsula. Stein am Rhein has a number of attractive painted house facades. The last leg of the trip leads you along the Swiss, southern shore of the Lower Lake before returning to Constance.
6. day Constance departure
After breakfast your beautiful holiday ends at the Hotel in Constance. For whose who don't want to leave jet have the possibility to extend their stay.
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.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
09.04. – 30.04.2023
01.05. – 10.05.2023
15.09. – 01.10.2023
11.05. – 25.05.2023
11.06. – 30.06.2023
01.09. – 14.09.2023
26.05. – 10.06.2023
01.07. – 31.08.2023
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
Prices are per person.
15.04. – 20.04.2024
22.04. – 27.04.2024
23.09. – 28.09.2024
30.09. – 03.10.2024
29.04. – 04.05.2024
03.06. – 08.06.2024
10.06. – 15.06.2024
17.06. – 22.06.2024
26.08. – 31.08.2024
02.09. – 07.09.2024
09.09. – 14.09.2024
16.09. – 21.09.2024
06.05. – 11.05.2024
13.05. – 01.06.2024
24.06. – 29.06.2024
01.07. – 06.07.2024
08.07. – 13.07.2024
15.07. – 20.07.2024
22.07. – 27.07.2024
29.07. – 03.08.2024
05.08. – 10.08.2024
12.08. – 17.08.2024
19.08. – 24.08.2024
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- category B: Accommodation in hotels 3*niveau
- category A: Accommodation in hotels 4*niveau
- accomodation with breakfast
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- Boat trip Reichenau - Gaienhofen incl. bike
- Boat trip Wallhausen - Überlingen incl.bike
- Boat trip Lindau - Constance incl. bike
- 2 ferry trips Constance - Meersburg incl. bike
- entrance Rosgartenmuseum Constance incl. 1 cup of coffee
- entrance Castle Schloss Salem
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lake Constance radial tour
Please find more information about the Lake Constance radial 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 Constance.
Current schedule information and price information can be found via:
Parking facilities at the hotel
At the 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: 2023: EUR 45, - per trip / per car; 2024: EUR 49, - 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 approx. 25 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.
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.
Please specify your wishes at time of booking.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
The entrance to Mainau Island as well as a possibly applicable city tax are not part of the price and has to be paid on site.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.