2019
Family Cycling Holiday on Lake Constance

Family Cycling Holiday on Lake Constance

Pack your swimming gear for lots of breaks and short cycling sections

  • Round trip from Constance
  • Cycling holiday children will love, short sections, enough time for swimming
  • Pile dwellings Unteruhldingen, Sea Life Constance
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Boat trips on Lake Constance included!
  • Family tour!

5
days

30
km / day avg.

Your children will remember this Lake Constance holiday for a long time to come: there's so much to explore around Lake Constance! There are the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen, the Zeppelins in Friedrichshafen or the 6-metre high lion on Lindau's harbour - and these are all things that children and adults alike can enjoy. Your family cycle tour takes you all around Lake Constance along level ground. The tour starts in Constance. Your children will fall into bed proudly - as the short sections are great for children - even young children - to cycle. On the way you and your children can concentrate on cycling; cars are seldom seen. If your children don't want to or can't cycle themselves, the wide cycle paths around Lake Constance are perfect for a holiday with a child trailer or trailgator. As we can take care of transferring your luggage, cycling is easy going.
All you should have with you on your bike is your swimming gear as the lake is never far away. There are lots of places to go in for a refreshing swim along the way in the crystal clear water.

Family Cycling Holiday on Lake Constance

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BO-O4
  • Start / Destination
    Constance
    Arrival and departure without an overnight stay in Constance.
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 150 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 10 and 40 km, Ø 30 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly along level ground, on cycle paths that take you either directly next to the lake or along waterside roads.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 40 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Note
    Please make sure that your luggage is handed in to our offices by 10 am. If you have a longer journey to get here, we can easily arrange an additional night's accommodation for you.
    On your day of departure, we guarantee that your luggage will be ready for pick up by 18.00 at the latest in our office. If you have a longer journey to get here, we can easily arrange an additional night's accommodation for you.
Lake Constance
Lake Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance, Constance – Unteruhldingen / Meersburg, approx. 25 / 30 km + boat trip

Once you've arrived in Constance, bring your luggage to our office by 10.00 so that you can get started with your family cycling holiday on Lake Constance right away. If your journey to Constance is longer, we can easily book an extra night for you.
Now on your bike, you start pedalling along the banks of the Überlinger Lake, part of Lake Constance, heading for Wallhausen. If you want take a break to visit the flower island of Mainau: it has a huge playground, which is a true paradise for children. On a boat, you cross the lake to Überlingen. It is said that this is where you can get the best ice-cream on Lake Constance. So after a scoop or two, the next few kilometres are a cinch. In Uhldingen you really should visit the pile dwellings. The lively exhibition about people on the lake ten thousand years ago will appeal to you and your kids.

Meersburg
Meersburg

Day 2: Meersburg – Friedrichshafen, approx. 15 / 10 km + boat trip

The castle in Meersburg is one of the oldest lived-in castles in Germany. It sits majestically, looking over Lake Constance. Have a walk to the terrace of Meersburg New Castle. From here, you have wonderful views of the lake. Can you see the Swiss bank, opposite? That's where your family cycling holiday on Lake Constance will gradually come to an end in a few day. Back on your bike, you cycle along level paths to Friedrichshafen. From Immenstaad the route is a bit boring, especially for children. As an alternative, you can take a boat to Friedrichshafen if you want. By the way, in Friedrichshafen, in the Zeppelin museum you'll find a reconstruction of the famous Hindenburg-Zeppelin, accurate down to the very last detail.

harbour in Lindau with lion and lighthouse
harbour in Lindau with lion and lighthouse

Day 3: Friedrichshafen – Lindau, approx. 30  km

Extensive orchards are on your route to Lindau. And lots of places to stop to go for a swim. While your children are splashing about in the crystal-clear water, take in the lovely alpine panorama. The snow-topped peaks look almost like the rising right out of the water. We can also recommend taking another break in Langenargen: this is where you'll find Germany's oldest suspension bridge. The next section is also an easy cycle. After just 30 km you'll have reached your destination of Lindau quickly and will have enough time to explore this charming island town. Did you know that the harbour is watched over by a 6-metre high lion?

family tour around Lake Constance
family tour around Lake Constance

Day 4: Lindau– Rorschach / Arbon, approx. 40 km

Today you cycle through three countries! From Lindau it's just a short distance over the border to where you'll be cycling through Austria to Bregenz. Here, the lake stage from the annually-held festival is quite a sight to see. And a great thing to do is get the cable car up the Pfänder and admire Lake Constance and the surrounding countryside from the top. Back on your bike, you now explore the Rheindelta. The Alpenrhein flows into the lake from Austria, and leaves the lake at Constance in the form of the river Rhine. After you've crossed the border into Switzerland, your first destination is the village of Altenrhein: it's known particularly for its Hundertwasser market hall, one of the last buildings designed by this colourful artist. In Rorschach you will have reached today's final destination.

family cycling
family cycling

Day 5: Rorschach – Constance, approx. 40 km and individual departure

The last section along Lake Constance has some very special highlights in store for you and your children. In Romanshorn, once an important outpost of the monastery in St. Gallen, you can wave after the ferry to Friedrichshafen. Can you see the harbour on the other side of the lake? You and especially your children can be very proud of the distance they've already cycled. Along the banks of the lake, you can look forward to another lovely section of your route back to Constance. It's full of lakeside beaches, great to stop for shorter or longer breaks for swimming and ice-creams.
Your family cycling holiday on Lake Constance finally comes to an end. Come to our office, full of your holiday impressions, and pick up your luggage before making your own way home. If you want to spend another night in this, the biggest town on the lake, we are happy to extend your stay.