Lake Constance Cycle Path Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £599 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Follow the classic cycle path around the lake
• Enjoy three countries in one tour – Austria, Germany and Switzerland
• Admire the wonderful countryside around the lake
• One of the most popular cycle paths in Europe
Cycle Route Profile
On this tour, you circle the entire lake and also go on an extra trip to the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. Based in Constance for three nights, you have the opportunity to fully explore this town – the biggest on the lake. On the 2nd day you encounter a short incline; on the 7th day the route is slightly hilly but otherwise the route is flat, mostly on separate, paved cycle paths, close to the side of the lake. The path sometimes follows brief sections that are unpaved and around Friedrichshafen the cycle path is alongside the main road. The banks of the lake are widely accessible to the public. Suitable for families.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance / Kreuzlingen
Take the opportunity to visit the island of Mainau, wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Center and go to the Archaeological Museum.
Day 2: Constance – Überlingen, approx. 50 km
First, you cycle along the “Gnadensee” to the former Imperial town of Radolfzell, now a spa resort. From here, you cross the “Bodanrück” range of hills and encounter a very short incline. Arriving at the so-called Überlinger See, part of Lake Constance, you are rewarded for your efforts with beautiful views of the lake. In the evening enjoy a stroll along Uberlingen’s pretty promenade.
Day 3: Überlingen – Lindau, approx. 60 km (cat A)Überlingen – Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn, approx. 50 km
From Überlingen you cycle through vineyards to Friedrichshafen. On the way you will pass the Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau. In Meersburg, take a break to wander around the old town and its castle. In Friedrichshafen we can recommend a visit to the Zeppelin museum. You continue on through extensive orchards to today’s destination of Kressbronn.
Day 4: Lindau – Arbon, approx. 50 km (cat A) Kressbronn – Höchst / Rorschach, approx. 40 / 50 km
On your way today, you soon reach Bregenz, the capital of the Vorarlberg region of Austria and famous for its annual festival on the largest lake-stage in the world. You finally reach Höchst where you soon cross the border again and then, after pedaling onwards for a few kilometres, reach Rorschach or Arbon.
Day 5: Arbon – Constance, approx. 35 km (cat A) Höchst – Constance, approx. 60 km (cat B)
Today your tour takes you through Romanshorn which is home to Switzerland’s largest harbour on Lake Constance. Now you continue on along the banks of Lake Constance back to Constance. Wander through the old town or enjoy an ice cream down at the harbour.
Day 6: Constance – Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km
Following the side of Lake Constance, you pedal to Stein am Rhein with its frescoed, medieval houses. Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland you reach the canton’s capital, Schaffhausen. The town, whose citizens competed with each other in building gables on their houses, is overlooked by Munot fort.
Day 7: Schaffhausen – Rhine Falls – Constance / Kreuzlingen, approx. 55 km + boat trip
After breakfast, cycle the short distance to the Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s biggest water falls. Cycling up the Rhine you go back to Stein am Rhein and then follow the Höri Semipeninsula. At Gaienhofen you go aboard the ferry which takes you to the island of Reichenau. From there it’s only a few kilometres back to Constance.
Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay
After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.
The first three stages are a little bit hilly. Lake Constance cycle path runs along the edge of the lake, mostly flat and without traffic. Sometimes minor roads are used, allowing beautiful scenic views. Appropriate for families.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Lake Constance Cycle Path tour stays in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 nights with breakfast in the local 3* / 4* category, cat A
– 7 nights with breakfast in the local 2* / 3* category, cat B
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Entrance to Rosgarten museum Constance, 1 coffee included
– Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock
– Boat trip Gaienhofen – Reichenau incl. bike
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day Service Hotline
Comfortable Unisex and men’s bikes (from 1.85 m) in various frame heights with 7 gears, internally geared hubs with back pedal function or 21 gear derailleur.
E-bikes, tandems, teenager´s bikes (20-26 inches), children´s trailers and other types of trailers are also available.
All bikes come equipped with panniers, mileometer, bicycle lock and puncture repair kit. Bike basket (instead of pannier) and handlebar bag with map compartment available, please specify when booking (subject to availability).
Lake Constance Cycle Path, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 22.04. – 26.04.2019 | 05.05. – 17.05.2019
Season 2: 18.04. – 21.04.2019 | 27.04. – 04.05.2019 | 18.05. – 24.05.2019 | 15.09. – 05.10.2019
Season 3: 25.05. – 07.06.2019 | 23.06. – 12.07.2019 | 25.08. – 14.09.2019
Season 4: 08.06. – 22.06.2019 | 13.07. – 24.08.2019
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £719 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £839 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £879 | Book online here >>
Season 4: £909 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Description
Category A: 3*/4* Hotels
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £599 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 4: £759 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Description
Category B: 2*/3** Hotels
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £599
Single Supplement: £169