2022
Cycling Tour at Lake Constance

Cycling Tour at Lake Constance

Easy tour for bon vivants and meanderers

 Constance – Friedrichshafen – Lindau – Rorschach – Constance

  • Alpine panorama, Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau, Bavarian town of Lindau, Hundertwasser hall
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • For meanderers!

days
6

km / day avg.
40

On this leisurely and easy cycling tour at Lake Constance, you pedal round the east part of the lake, called the Upper Lake, which sidles up close to the Alps near Bregenz. The most well known Lake Constance towns are on your route: Constance, Meersburg, Friedrichshafen, Lindau, Bregenz and Arbon all bid you welcome. Always close the lake and with an alpine panorama in front of you, you can relax and enjoy. This cycling tour at Lake Constance is our most leisurely cycling holiday on Lake Constance. Because of its short sections and level profile, this cycle tour at Lake Constance is ideal for families with children and people who prefer an easy cycle.

  • Booking Code
    BO-VA5
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 155 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 50 km, Ø 40 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
View from Constance' Münster church of the lake
View from Constance' Münster church of the lake

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

You start your cycling tour Lake Constance tour in Constance, Lake Constance's biggest town. 600 years ago this was where the Council of Constance took place, the only council to elect a pope to be held north of the Alps. The Rhine leaves Lake Constance here: 0 kilometres on its way to the North Sea. Only a few minutes by foot from the medieval town centre is the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen with its lively harbour.

Pile dwelling museum
Pile dwelling museum

Day 2: Constance – Friedrichshafen, approx. 45 km + boat trip

After breakfast, you first set off for Wallhausen. From here, you and your bike cross the Überlinger See part of the lake by boat. Arriving in Überlingen, your cycling tour Lake Constance takes you on to Unteruhldingen, where the very well known and fascinating pile dwelling museum can be visited (not included in price). Passing the Baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau, you pedal to Meersburg and then along the Upper Lake, through vineyards, to Immenstaad and Friedrichshafen.

Suspension bridge
Suspension bridge

Day 3: Friedrichshafen – Lindau / Bregenz, approx. 30 / 40  km

Today's route takes your through Langenargen first, where Germany's oldest suspension bridge crosses the Argen. Next, you cycle through extensive orchards to get to the Bavarian town of Lindau. It has a listed historic quarter, situated on an island in Lake Constance. After just a few kilometres, you are in Austrian and cycling right alongside the lake to the festival town of Bregenz.

Bregenz harbour and the local Pfänder Mountain
Bregenz harbour and the local Pfänder Mountain

Day 4: Lindau ‒ Rorschach / Arbon, approx. 30 ‒ 50 km (Category B)

Lindau ‒ Horn, approx. 45 km (Category K)

Wander through the wonderfully intact historic upper town of Bregenz. Once you arrive in Hard, you cross the Rhine, which flows in from the Swiss Alps. The estuary is an important nature reserve. Now you are on Swiss ground, in Altenrhein, and you will see the Hundertwasser hall, the last building made by the famous artist. You cycle alongside the lake to the southern most point of Lake Constance, Rorschach.

On your bike through Thurgau
On your bike through Thurgau

Day 5: Rorschach ‒ Constance, approx. 40 / 30 km (Category B)

Horn ‒ Constance, approx. 40 km (Category K)

The last day on your cycling tour Lake Constance is devoted to the Canton of Thurgau, which is endearingly known as "Mostindien" (Cider India) because of its huge apple orchards and slightly remote location, at least from the Swiss perspective. The route takes you along the banks of the lake through small villages to Constance. If you like you can stay an extra night in Rorschach and combine this with a trip to the Appenzeller Land.

Lake Constance
Lake Constance

Day 6: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycling tour Lake Constance comes to an end after an extended breakfast. If you don't want to leave already, we are happy to extend your stay on the lake.