Cycling tour Lake Constance: short vacation from Bregenz

6 Days

Your trip

Three countries – one path: 40 years of the Lake Constance Cycle Path !

Since 1983 it connects Germany, Switzerland and Austria with cycling friends from all over the world. Unbroken, it enjoys great popularity as one of the most popular cycling routes in the world. Congratulations Lake Constance!

This bike tour takes you in only 4 bike stages on the Lake Constance Cycle Path through 3 countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The starting point is the Austrian festival town of Bregenz with its impressive lake stage and beautiful lakeside promenade. You will sail from Bregenz across the Rhine tributary into the lake. You will visit, if you like, the islands of Reichenau, Mainau and Lindau. You cross the Rhine at Rhine kilometer 0 one more time in Konstanz. From Constance Staad you take the ferry to Meersburg and continue cycling via Friedrichshafen along this wonderfully situated lake in the foothills of the Alps back to Bregenz.

You will explore the region around the Swabian Sea and “experience” the natural and art-historical highlights along your bike route.

Lake Constance Experiences!

You will receive a Lake Constance Experience Package with this bike tour around Lake Constance. The includes a museum admission, a coffee / tea & cake – break, an ice cream experience and a wine tasting.

Accommodation

Hotels

You will stay in selected hotels of the 3*** category. All rooms have bathroom, shower and toilet.

Catering

Every day a rich cyclist breakfast buffet is included. If you book the option ‘half board’, your package includes additionally 3 x 3-course dinner in the hotel or partly outside. The hotels in Bregenz (day 1) and in Friedrichshafen (day 4) do not offer half board.

The route

You will ride mainly on flat and paved bike paths away from car traffic. The 4 daily stages are between 35 and 64 km. In total you will be about 150 km on the bike.

Please note: The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Robust touring bikes (German quality bikes of the brand Kettler & Schauff): 7 gears with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 gears with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights, saddle bag rental and 1.5 l mineral water at bike handout in Bregenz.

If you are taller than 1.90 m or smaller than 1.60 m, we will ask for wheels with a 66 frame or 26 inch wheels for you.

Electric bikes: 8-speed gears (freewheel); only 21 kg own weight! daily range between 60 and 80 km (depending on weight / height of the customer and setting of the assistance); suitable for body heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m; bookable on request

Own bikes

Bringing your own wheels on your at your own risk is possible. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Arrival

Car / Parking

You can park in the public “Parking lot West” at the stadium against payment on site. The parking lot is about 15 minutes walk from the center and the Infopoint. Unfortunately, a reservation is not possible.

Alternatively, please park in the public, central underground car park at the Pfänderbahn . For this purpose, please select the option ‘parking garage’ when booking.

Country information

Please note our information on entering Germany, Austria and Switzerland under our country information. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Day by day

Individual arrival in Bregenz (A) :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Bregenz (A)

Arrival in Bregenz to our Info-Point; handing out of the bikes and information about the bike tour ahead.

Overnight stay in a 3*** hotel in Bregenz (e.g. Hotel-Gasthof Lamm, Hotel Ibis).

Note: From 19.07. – 20.08. Due to the festival in Bregenz, accommodation can partly be provided in places close to the lake in the immediate vicinity (e.g. Wolfurt, Dornbirn or Hard).

Hotel
Bike tour Bregenz - Egnach (CH), approx. 45 - 55 km :
Day 2

Bike tour Bregenz – Egnach (CH), approx. 45 – 55 km

First, we go through the Rheinspitz nature reserve to the Swiss shore. Passing Rorschach you will reach Arbon with its Gothic old town and the beautiful castle tower.

Overnight stay in a 3*** hotel in Güttingen / Egnach, e.g. Hotel Seemöwe or equivalent.

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Egnach - Constance / Kreuzlingen, approx. 25 km :
Day 3

Bike tour Egnach – Constance / Kreuzlingen, approx. 25 km

Along the lake we will go to Konstanz/Kreuzlingen today. Due to the short stage, there is enough time for an excursion to the nearby monastery island Reichenau (+ 10 km or + 24 km incl. island tour) or for an extensive sightseeing tour of the city of Constance and its sights.

Overnight stay in a 3*** hotel in Kreuzlingen or Konstanz, e.g. Hotel Graf Zeppelin or equivalent

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Constance / Kreuzlingen - Friedrichshafen, approx. 34 km bike + 1 ferry ride 15 min.) :
Day 4

Bike tour Constance/Kreuzlingen – Friedrichshafen, approx. 34 km bike + 1 ferry ride 15 min.

In the morning you have time for individual sightseeing of the flower island Mainau; afterwards you take the ferry to Staad; crossing to Meersburg and further along the lake you cycle via Immenstaad to Friedrichshafen (customs office building in the middle of the park, castle church, Zeppelin museum).
Tip: Due to the short daily stage, an excursion to the pile dwellings in Uhldingen is worthwhile (+ approx. 10 km).

Overnight stay in a 3*** or 4**** hotel in Friedrichshafen (e.g. 3*** Hotel Föhr or equivalent)

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Bike tour Friedrichshafen - Bregenz, approx. 36 km :
Day 5

Bike tour Bike tour Friedrichshafen – Bregenz, approx. 36 km

On the last stage via Langenargen, Wasserburg and the famous Bavarian island town of Lindau, you will return to the starting point of your bike tour around Lake Constance today.

Overnight stay in 3*** hotel in Bregenz (exception festival time, see description day 1).

Breakfast
Hotel
Departure or extension in Bregenz :
Day 8

Departure or extension in Bregenz

Breakfast

Services

included in the travel package:

  • 5 x overnight stay/ breakfast
  • Luggage transport from/to Bregenz incl. € 700,- liability / person with pick-up at 9.00 a.m. (Bregenz 8.15 a.m.) to delivery until approx. 18.30 p.m.
  • Saddle bag rental (also for your own bikes)
  • 7 days service phone
  • Ferry Staad - Meersburg incl. Wheel
  • Info package with tour map
  • GPS data of the route on request

to add:

  • Local taxes: in several places an overnight stay is charged; from about € 3,- p.p./night, payable locally.

Dates & Prices

Prices 2024

Arrival daily (in the festival season only Thu – Sun) possible in …
Season 1 20.04. – 26.04. and 07.10. – 19.10.
Season 2 27.04. – 03.05., 04.06. – 04.06., 07.06. – 09.07. and 05.09. – 06.10.
Season 3 04.05. – 03.06., 10.07. – 16.07., 19.08. – 04.09.
Season 4 17.07. – 06.08. and 09.08. – 18.08. (Festival time, arrival only Thu – Sun)
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Note: For the following arrival dates there is a trade fair surcharge of 55 € / person and night in a double room and 65 € / person and night in a single room: 04. – 06.06., 25. – 27.06., 22.09. – 26.09.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Double room w. breakfast 520 € 615 € 660 € 670 €
Single room w. breakfast 760 € 855 € 900 € 920 €
3 x demi pension 100 € 100 € 100 € 100 €
Extra night in Bregenz
Double room w. breakfast 65 € 65 € 65 € 65 €
Single room w. breakfast 100 € 100 € 100 € 100 €
Rental bicycles & parking
E-bike 190 €
Touring bike 90 €
Underground parking in Bregenz: 6 days 125 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed in double or shared room.
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 7 years old 100%
> Child as 3rd pers in room from 7 and under 12 years old 50%
> Child as 3rd pers in room from 12 and under 16 years old 25%
Is there a child discount or family discount?

Yes! If you are working with min. two full-paying guests, you can take children with you in a shared or double room with an extra bed under the following conditions:
– Children 0 to under 6 years: 100%
– Children 6 to under 12 years: 50%, please book as “Child 1”.
– Children 12 to under 16 years: 25%, please book as “Child 2”.

Where can I park?

Please select the option ‘parking garage’ in the booking to reserve an underground parking space in Bregenz near the hotel.

Map

Please note: The given route is only a suggestion. Follow the paths as you please. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer. Please see the following link for ferry schedules: https://www.stadtwerke-konstanz.de/faehre/fahrplan

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