With the racing bike at Lake Constance

An insider tip for connoisseurs

Lake Constance is still underestimated as a destination for racing cyclists. Yet the advantages are obvious:

  • the region is a tourist hotspot with an extremely diverse offer
  • Race bike fans can choose between flat, hilly and mountainous route profiles, between day and longer tours, and always in scenic surroundings
Thirst quencher for road cyclists

Lake Constance lies between the Black Forest, the Allgäu and the Alps. This opens up many possibilities for interesting routes. So you can explore the hills and mountains in the surrounding area with your racing bike during the day and comfortably recharge your batteries with the specialties of the region in the evening directly on the shore. If you don't fancy the mountains, there are also mainly flat routes, for example directly along the lake. And break days you can arrange according to your mood: with culture, sightseeing, swimming or just enjoying.

In fact, in the hinterland of Lake Constance there are countless small side roads with little car traffic that lead through a great landscape – with views of water, mountains and lush green meadows. From Schaffhausen, for example, you can take a day trip to the Southern Black Forest up to the Feldberg. To the west and north of Lake Constance are Hegau, Linzgau and Oberschwaben. The three regions are predominantly gently hilly, but also offer crisp climbs. The Allgäu again begins already one hour cycling behind Lindau and passes seamlessly into the Alps. These, together with the Swiss Plateau, characterize the east and south of the region.


In principle, the Lake Constance cycle path is also well suited for racing cyclists. However, there are a few restrictions: A few sections are not asphalted, but can be bypassed on roads. And on weekends and in the high season, some sections are very busy.

Lake Constance is equally suitable for day trips by road bike as for longer stays. If you stay for several days, you have a choice: set off from a single location into the surrounding countryside or return to a different place on the lake every evening. For your suitcases, by the way, you can simply use our Luggage Transfer. This way you only have the most necessary things with you during the day.

Events for racing bike fans

Säntis Classics

Ein Juni-Wochenende lang steht Weinfelden im Kanton Thurgau ganz im Zeichen der Säntis Classic. Am Samstag gibt es ein buntes Aufwärmprogramm. Am Sonntag geht es dann auf den beiden 130 beziehungsweise 200 Kilometer langen Strecken hoch hinauf auf die Schwägalp am Fuße des Säntis-Gipfels – ganz nach persönlichem Leistungsvermögen. Für die Gemütlichen gibt es die „Öpfel-Tour“ mit nur 40 Kilometern Länge.

Tour de Barock

Bad Schussenried in Oberschwaben ist Ausgangspunkt für die Radrundfahrten der Tour de Barock zum Sommeranfang. 116 und 190 Kilometer lang sind die Strecken, die für Rennräder geeignet sind. Die Hügellandschaft im Norden des Bodensees ist berühmt für seine vielen prächtigen Barockbauten. An einigen von ihnen führt der Parcours direkt vorbei.


Am zweiten Sonntag im Juni zieht es zahlreiche Rennradfahrer in den Westen des Bodensees zur Hegau-Bodensee-Panorama-Tour. Von Orsingen aus stehen Strecken von 76 bis 213 Kilometer zur Auswahl.


Am 9. September 2023 findet der Bodensee-Radmarathon zum 50. Mal statt! Je nach Ambition kann unter drei Strecken ausgewählt werden: 80 Kilometer rund um den Untersee, 150 Kilometer rund um den Obersee oder 220 Kilometer um beide zusammen. Betreuung, Beschilderung und Verpflegung sind top. Ein tolles Event sowohl für Rennrad-Spezialisten als auch für Familien.