Cycling around Lake Constance
8 days / 7 nights | Self-guided cycling holidays
This cycletour takes you through three countries to the most beautiful and famous places at the Lake Constance. Discover by bike the islands of Mainau, Reichenau and Lindau and see the famous Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. The routes are easy to cycle, because the trails along the lake are in a good condition. You stay in selected *** hotels; we transport your luggage safe and reliable from hotel to hotel.
Day 1: Arrival in Bregenz
Individual arrival in Bregenz (during the festival season partly in the neighbouring lakeside towns of Wolfurth, Dornbirn or Hard), handover of bikes and tour information at the Infopoint in Bregenz.
Overnight stay in a 3* hotel
Day 2: Arbon/Egnach (Cycling 42 km / 26 miles)
Possibility to visit the beautiful old town of Bregenz. You cycle through the beautiful parks along the lake, past the Festspielhaus and the Seebühne. Continue to Mehrerau, the only active monastery on Austria's Lake Constance. Continue past numerous bathing opportunities to the Bregenzer Ache. Through the "Altenrhein-Mündung" nature reserve, through meagre meadows and along the reed-covered shore to Staad, and into the Swiss towns of Rorschach and Arbon. The tour takes you through the varied nature on well-marked paths. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel
Day 3: Gailingen/Ramsen (Cycling 62 km / 38 miles)
Cycle tour along Lake Constance to Kreuzlingen and on along Untersee to Ermatingen and via Berlingen to Stein am Rhein, via Hemishofen to Gailingen/Ramsen.
Overnight stay in a 3* hotel
Day 4: Schaffhausen Rhine Fall (Cycling 32 km / 20 miles)
Along the Rhine via Büsingen to Schaffhausen to the famous Rhine Falls, possibility of a boat trip. Return the same way. Overnight stay in the same hotel as the day before
Day 5: Konstanz/Kreuzlingen (Cycling 33/53 km / 20/33miles)
On the peninsula Höri into the Radolfzeller Moos and to the convent island Reichenau, where a roundtrip to the old convent is worth a ride. Further on to your destination for the day
Day 6: Friedrichshafen (Cycling 34 km /21 miles| 15 min ferry ride)
From Constance you can make a detour to the flower island of Mainau in the morning (+16 km return). After an individual visit to the island, continue to the ferry to Staad, crossing to Meersburg. After the ferry crossing, it is also worth making a detour to the pile dwellings in Uhldingen (+10 km return). The route from Meersburg always leads along the lake via Immenstaad to Friedrichshafen (customs office building in the middle of the park, castle church).
Overnight stay in 3* or 4* hotel in Friedrichshafen.
Day 7: Bregenz (Cycling 36 km / 22 miles)
Via Langenargen and Wasserburg we travel to the famous Bavarian island town of Lindau. Enjoy the Mediterranean flair at the harbour and stroll along Maximilianstraße, lined with old craftsmen's and burghers' houses. The last few kilometres you often cycle back to Bregenz with a beautiful view of the lake. Before or after dinner, a walk into the upper town of Bregenz with the Martinsturm, the baroque landmark of the town, is recommended. The quiet alleys with medieval buildings will take you back to times long past.
Day 8: End of the tour
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.