Arrival in Constance
Make the most of your stay and visit flower island Mainau or stroll through the very well maintained old town of Constance. Here the Council of Constance met from 1414 to 1418 in the Munster and the Council House under presiding Emperor Sigismund. The objective of the council was a thorough reform of the roman-catholic church. Very interesting are also the aquariums of Seal Life Centre and the archaeological museum. Distribution of your rental bicycles (if booked). Overnight stay is in Constance.
Constance/Kreuzlingen – Gailingen/ Stein am Rhein (Cat A) Constance/Kreuzlingen – Stein am Rhein/Öhningen/Gaienhofen (Cat B)approx. 40/50 km Cat A, approx. 30/40 km Cat B
On the southern shore of the Lake Untersee you cycle along the lake trough picturesque Swiss fishing villages to Stein am Rhein with its frescoed medieval houses. From there it is only a stone’s throw to the town of Gallingen.
Stein am Rhein/Öhningen/Gaienhofen – Überlingen (Cat A) Gailingen/Stein am Rhein – Ludwigshafen/Sipplingen/Überlingen (Cat B)approx. 50/40 km Cat A, approx. 30/40 km Cat B
Today you will circumnavigate the Höri peninsula, where Otto Dix and Herman Hesse once lived. You take a brake in the old imperial and present-day spa town Radolfszell. Afterwards you cross the Bodnarück and have to accept a very short gradient. The arrival at the Lake Überlingen See compensate with great views of the Swabian Sea.
Überlingen –Wasserburg/Lindau (Cat A) Ludwigshafen/ Sipplingen/Überlingen – Kressbronn/Nonnenhorn (Cat B)approx. 60 Cat A, approx. 45-60 km Cat B
You cycle through vineyards to Friedrichshafen. On the way you will pass the baroque pilgrimage church Birnau. In Meersburg you should visit the beautiful old town and the old castle. A visit of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is worthwhile. Your journey continues to Kressbronn or to the island town of Lindau.
Wasserbur/Lindau - Arbon (Cat A) Kressbronn/Nonnenhorn – Höchst/Rorschach (Cat B)approx. 50 km Cat A, approx. 40/50 km Cat B
Cycling through large orchards you reach Bavarian Lindau, picturesque city on a peninsula. Next station is Bregenz. The capital of Austrian federal country Vorarlberg is renowned for the yearly summer festival on the biggest lake-stage worldwide. Afterwards you cross the delta of river Rhine, home of an important natural reserve. Overnight stay is in the region Höchst/Rorschach.
Arbon - Constance (Cat A) Höchst/Rorschach - Constance (Cat B)approx. 35 km Cat A, approx. 60 km Cat B
On your last day you visit Romanshorn, largest and most important Swiss port on Lake Constance. Along the lake you cross the apple-canton Thurgau. Tidy little half timbered villages line the way back to Constance. Today you should visit island Mainau, if you did not have the opportunity earlier. Return of rental bicycles and overnight in Constance.
Departure or extension
The first stages are a little bit hilly. Lake Constance cycle path runs along the edge of the lake, mostly flat and without traffic. Sometimes minor roads are used, allowing beautiful scenic views. Appropriate for families.
Category A: 3***- or 4****hotels
Category B: 2**- or 3***hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, Englisch, French, Dutch, Italian with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- 1 Entrance rosarium museum Constance, 1 cup of coffee is included
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Constance train station
- An arrival is available to every tour place. Hotel parking spaces are available from CHF 12.- to CHF 25.- per week.
- In Constance you can park at the office for CHF 45.- for the duration of your tour, reservation necessary, to be paid for in advance.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!