2024
Rund um den Bodensee in 6 Tagen

Cycle Tour around Lake Constance

Short round trip from Constance with slightly longer stages

Constance – Stein am Rhein – Höchst – Constance

  • Medieval towns, vineyards and Alpine panoramas
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
6

Ø km per day
60

On this cycle tour, you cycle around Lake Constance in six days. You cycle through the three neighboring countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. There are countless things to see and experience along the way. With its slightly longer stages, this tour around Lake Constance is aimed at cyclists who like to spend a certain amount of time on their bikes and want to travel a little faster. But don't worry, there is plenty of time to see everything worth seeing along the way. On the first stage of the Cycle Tour around Lake Constance, you will get to know the scenic Untersee. You cycle along the Überlinger See to the Obersee, where you can enjoy the panorama of the Swiss Alps. You will explore the medieval towns of Constance, Stein am Rhein, Meersburg and Lindau as well as the festival city of Bregenz. There's never a dull moment on this tour around Lake Constance.

Itinerary

Lake Constance map
  • Booking code
    BO-B5
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 240 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 50 and 65 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

Your Cycle Tour around Lake Constance begins in Constance. Evidence of the Middle Ages can be found everywhere in the historic old town. Many houses from this period can still be found in the oldest part of the town, Niederburg. Also worth seeing: the council building, which was the venue for the only council north of the Alps in the 15th century. A stone's throw away: the Imperia. The statue symbolizes the time of the Council. For a great view over the city, you should climb the cathedral tower. The panorama is breathtakingly beautiful.

The Contance city harbor with a view of the Imperia

The Contance city harbor with a view of the Imperia

Day 2: Constance – Stein am Rhein – Radolfzell, approx. 50 – 60 km

From Constance, you cycle through idyllic little towns along the Swiss lakeshore. Take a break along the way at Arenenberg Castle. The climb is a little steep, but a visit to the Napoleon Museum there is well worth it – including a panoramic view of Untersee. You can take another break in the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. The route continues along the Höri peninsula to Radolfzell. Visit the cathedral with the highest church tower on Lake Constance and spend the evening on Radolfzell's beach promenade.

The Napoleon Museum at Arenenberg Castle is well worth a visit

The Napoleon Museum at Arenenberg Castle is well worth a visit | ©Thurgau Tourism – Helmuth Scham

Day 3: Radolfzell – Friedrichshafen, approx. 60 km

The first few kilometers of today's stage around Lake Constance take you over the Bodanrück. The peninsula is 300 meters above the lake at its highest point. You cross it at its western end and only have a short climb to master. Back by the glistening lake, the route continues to Überlingen. Enjoy the hustle and bustle on the promenade with an ice cream sundae or a cup of coffee before continuing via Meersburg to Friedrichshafen. There you can climb high up to the observation tower on the harbor pier – after 117 steps you have made it, the view of the lake and the mountains will reward you for the climb.

Schlosshafensteg Friedrichshafen

Schlosshafensteg Friedrichshafen

Day 4: Friedrichshafen – Höchst, approx. 50 – 60 km

Not far from the shores of Lake Constance, you cycle through pretty villages to Lindau. Here, too, the mountains seem close enough to touch. Lindau's old town is located on an island – a worthwhile detour. At the harbour, incoming ships are greeted by the 36-metre-high lighthouse and a six-metre-high lion. Climb the 139 steps to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic view before getting back on your bike towards your overnight destination of Höchst. On the way, another stopover in the festival town of Bregenz is worthwhile.

The 36-meter-high Lindau lighthouse

The 33-meter-high Lindau lighthouse | ©Karsten–Thilo Raab

Day 5: Höchst – Constance, approx. 55 – 65 km

The last stage of your Cycle Tour around Lake Constance takes you back to Switzerland from Höchst. Cycle back to Constance through the canton of Thurgau, known for its apple growing. Take another stroll through the old town and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere at the harbor. Or how about a delicious Lake Constance wine in a wine tavern in Niederburg?

Along Lake Constance back to Constance

Along Lake Constance back to Constance

Day 6: Individual departure

Your Cycle Tour around Lake Constance ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay at Lake Constance with an extra night.

Constance main station

Constance main station

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 15.03.2024 to 26.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

Season A
15.03. - 22.03.
07.04. - 19.04.
13.10. - 26.10.
from549 €
Season B
23.03. - 06.04.
20.04. - 26.04.
22.09. - 12.10.
from679 €
Season C
27.04. - 07.05.
12.05. - 16.05.
02.06. - 28.06.
25.08. - 21.09.
from829 €
Season D
08.05. - 11.05.
17.05. - 01.06.
29.06. - 24.08.
from899 €

All prices per person in a double room

Services
  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

219 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Constance
 DBL

75 €

 SGL

115 €

Friedrichshafen
 DBL

79 €

 SGL

119 €

Höchst
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Radolfzell
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

109 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
169 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear unisex bike
30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear men's bike
30-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen e-bike
8-gear unisex e-bike, hub gears with freewheel
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1.75 m)
  • 30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / pedelec, hub gears with freewheel (minimum age for e-bike rental: 16 years)
  • Teenager’s bike (26 inch)
Features

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, bike lock, air pump, repair kit

27-gear rental bike

99 €

30-gear rental bike

169 €

E-bike / pedelec

259€

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    BO-B5
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 240 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 50 and 65 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Park information
    Fenced parking lot near the Radweg-Reisen office in Constance, cost 49 € / trip, must be booked and paid in advance; parking garages (Fischmarkt, Dammgasse, Lago, Altstadt, Benediktinerplatz), cost approx. 25 € / day
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
6

Ø km per day
60