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Constance Lake

Rhine Falls and Lake Constance by bike

Lake Constance is one of the most beautiful cycling destinations in Europe.

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Reference LC0801
  • Loop trip
  • 8 days
  • Very easy
  • from 09.04 to 01.10.2023
  • Minimum age 12 years
899€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Lake Constance is located North of the Alps at the border between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The lake is fed mainly by the Rhine, which falls into the lake forming the highest waterfalls in Europe.
    On bike paths you wind along Lake Constance, cross the fishing villages, admire the painted frescoes on the medieval houses and enjoy the small beaches of the lake for refreshing swimming stops.

    Take the time to visit the charming towns of Konstanz, Meersburg, Lindau, Bregenz or Arbon. Discover the open-air opera house on Lake Constance in Bregenz, enjoy an ice-cream parlor on the charming Lindau harbor and be impressed by the Rhine Falls.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Constance

    Take time to explore this city filled with picturesque alleyways and breathtaking views of the Alps from he harbor.

    Rosgartenmuseum 1h

    The collections of the museum in the center of the old town offer a glimpse of the rich pre and protohistory of the region of the Lake Constance. You will often find special exhibitions such as the exhibition on the life of Napoleon III, who spent his youth in the region.

    Day 2


    Constance - Überlingen

    Continue your bike ride through the German countryside beyond Constance to the Island of Mainau, the island of flowers. You reach the empire city Radolfzell and continue along the lake until Überlingen.

    Day 3


    Überlingen - Region Kressbronn

    Bike through the well-maintained vineyards and pastures on your way to Friedrichshafen. On the way, check ou the Baroque church in Birnau, and the prehistoric musuem in Unteruhlidingen. Stop in the medieval city of Meersburg, where you can see the oldest inhabited caste in Europe. The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is not to be missed. Maybe splurge and take a authentic Zeppelin ride. Your day ends by reaching your accommodation in the Kressborn area.

    Day 4


    Region Kressbronn - Region Höchst/Rorschach

    Today’s ride continue on the Constance Lake bike trail. Take the bridge to the island of Lindau and ejoy a piece of "kasekuchen" (cheesecake) at an outdoor café. Lindau has a magnificent harbor, medieval buildings and amazing view of the Alps. After filling up on delicious pastry, keep pedaling to the Austrian town of Bergenz, where you’ll see the massive St Martin’tower. If you like, take a gondola up to Pfander Mountain where you’ll get a great view of Lake Constance and see the route you are taking! Bregenz is also known for it summer music festival where musicians perform on an open-hair, floating stage at the end of the lake.Your comfortable hotel is situated between Hochst and Rorschach.

    Day 5


    Region Höchst/Rorschach - Constance

    This morning the bike path follows the Swiss shore, through the picture-perfect countryside dotted with traditional villages. You’ll cross Romanshorn, the largest harbor on Lake Constance.
    You will frequently ride past little beaches from where you can take a dip in the blue waters of the lake.

    End your afternoon with a casual stroll around the old city of Constance.

    Day 6


    Constance - Schaffhausen

    env. 50km
    You ride along the lake to leave Constanz and cross charming little fishermen villages on the swiss side of the lake. You reach Stein-am-Rhein where the houses are totally painted with frescoes. Then follow your way to Schaffhausen where you will spend the night.

    Day 7


    Schaffhausen - Rhine falls - Constance

    env. 55km
    + boat excursion
    Discover Schaffhausen, a charming Swiss town overlooked by the Munot fortress. Continue to the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. A boat takes you directly under it.
    Then you return to Stein-am-Rhein then Gaienhofen where you take the ferry to the island of monks Reichenau before continuing your bike ride to Constance.

    Boat tour to the Rhine falls 2h


    Day 8


    Departure from Constance

    After breakfast, take a city our before returning home. You may end up waiting to extend your tour so you can visit more of this delighful area.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in *** type hotels with all the comfort you need after a cycling day.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-4-Star hotels or Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, quality of service and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary

    - a detailled bike map (scale 1:50 000)
    - a leaflet with the point of interest and your practical information (hotellist, opening hours, etc.)


  • Practical information
  • How to get to Konstanz:

    By car
    • From Paris following Troyes, Bâle and Zurich (663 km / 6h53)
    • From Strasbourg following Offenburg and Villingen (191 km / 2h30)
    • From Lyon following Geneva, Lausanne, Bern et Zurich (497 km / 4h30)

    By train:

    • From Strasbourg passing by Offenburg (3h)
    • From Lyon passing by Dijon and then Zurich (5h50)
    To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.

    By plane:

    • From Friedrichshafen (25 km) : by car or bus and by boat (40 min)
    • From Zurich (75 km) : by train to Konstanz (1 hour)


    If you arrive by car, you can park at the closed open-air parking at the bike rental shop. The rate is 45€ for the duration of your trip (booking not possible).

    The location and contact details of the car park will be given in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. We thank you to advise us if you plan to arrive late.

  • Reviews
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    2 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5


    On the 2023-05-15 by Fabienne
    Magnifique voyage, très bien organisé. Les vélos, les hôtels, le parcours, le road book, tout était parfait. Parcours bien fléché dans l’ensemble, circuit très bien aménagé, magnifique région, jolies petites villes et sites à découvrir au gré des étapes. Paysages variés et beau à voir. Le printemps est certainement une belle saison pour découvrir cette région car tout est en fleurs.

    Séjour inoubliable

    On the 2023-04-19 by Audrey
    Nous avons adoré l'itinéraire (avec de très belles pistes cyclables et même par endroit des ponts spécifiques aux cyclistes !), l'ambiance : chaque village traversé donne l'envie de nous arrêter pour profiter du paysage, de l'atmosphère et des biergartens !
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