Cycling tour Lake Constance: round trip from Friedrichshafen

8 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!

Start your Lake Constance bike tour from Friedrichshafen, the Zeppelin and science city on the northern shore of Lake Constance. Enjoy the wide view over the lake and the alpine panorama behind. Look forward to Lindau, Bregenz, Constance, Stein am Rhein, Schaffhausen, Überlingen, Meersburg, Salem and lots of sea and air.

The route of the is mostly flat and runs mostly away from car traffic. On this bike tour around Lake Constance, you will ride through nature reserves, visit the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls, and culturally rich cities such as Meersburg, Constance and Stein am Rhein. Not to be missed, of course, is a visit to the flower island of Mainau, one of the most popular German vacation destinations.

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.

Hotels

You will stay in selected hotels of 3*** and 4**** category. All rooms have bath/shower and WC.

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 – only in Arbon/Egnach & Rielasingen.

The route

You will ride mainly on flat and paved bike paths away from car traffic. The 6 daily stages are between 35 and 64 km. In total you will be about 300 km on the bike.

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

Rental bicycles

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.

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 client and setting of the assistance); suitable for body heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m

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

Friedrichshafen is easily accessible by train. Get in on the vacation at home. Relax during the train ride against the magnificent backdrop of the lake and mountains. Rent the bikes and ride the train without stress. Info at www.bahn.de.

Car / Parking

A public underground parking is available for about € 20,- per car/day according to availability in about 20 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Free parking at Friedrichshafen-Fischbach train station (subject to availability, approx. 3.8 km by bike/12 min. or short train ride every hour 8 min.)

Country information

For information on countries and entry requirements to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, please refer to our country information.

Tops of the tour

  • The old town island of Lindau with its magnificent mountain panorama and Mediterranean flair
  • The festival city of Bregenz with the world famous opera stage in the lake
  • The largest waterfall in Europe in Schaffhausen
  • Three countries and one bike path
  • The lake dwelling museum in the lake near Überlingen

Day by day

Individual arrival in Friedrichshafen (D) :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Friedrichshafen (D)

Arrival in Friedrichshafen; handing out of the bikes and information at the Infopoint.

Overnight stay in 4**** hotel (e.g. Hotel Buchhorner Hof or Hotel Föhr)

Hotel
Bike tour Friedrichshafen - Bregenz (A), approx. 35 km :
Day 2

Bike tour Friedrichshafen – Bregenz (A), approx. 35 km

Along the lake to Lindau and further to the festival town (A).

Overnight stay in a 4*** hotel in Bregenz

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

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Bregenz - Egnach / Güttingen (CH), approx. 46 or 56 km :
Day 3

Bike tour Arbon / Egnach – Gailingen/ Ramsen, approx. 62 km

Possibility to visit Bregenz. You cycle very nicely through the parks along the lake, past the festival house and the lake stage. Continue to Mehrerau, the only active monastery on Austria’s Lake Constance. At numerous bathing opportunities continue to the Bregenzer Ache. Through the nature reserve “Altenrhein-Mündung” to Staad, and the Schweitzer towns of Rorschach and Arbon to Güttingen.

Overnight stay in 3*** hotel

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Egnach - Rielasingen / Gottmadingen (D, approx. 53 resp. 63 km :
Day 4

Bike tour Egnach – Rielasingen / Gottmadingen (D, approx. 53 resp. 63 km

Along the Untersee into the medieval Stein am Rhein with its magnificent house facades. Continue to Rielasingen/Gottmadingen.

Overnight stay in a 3*** hotel in Gaienhofen (e.g. Hotel Seehörnli or equivalent)

Breakfast
Hotel
Round trip to the Rhine Falls Schaffhausen or "bike free & recreation at the lake" (CH), approx. 55 km :
Day 5

Round trip to the Rhine Falls Schaffhausen or “bike free & recreation at the lake” (CH), approx. 55 km

On the right (German) bank of the Rhine you will reach the German enclave of Büsingen as well as Schaffhausen and can visit the Munot fort designed by A. Dürer, the magnificent old town and the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe.

Overnight stay as the day before

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour to Überlingen / Salem (D, approx. 41 resp. 55 km + 1 ferry ride :
Day 6

Bike tour to Überlingen / Salem (D, approx. 41 resp. 55 km + 1 ferry ride

Through the Radolfzeller Moos to Allensbach, via Wollmatingen to Mainau Island. By ferry from Wallhausen to Überlingen and the day’s destination.

Overnight stay in 3*** hotel

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Überlingen / Salem - Friedrichshafen (D), approx. 33 km :
Day 7

Bike tour Überlingen / Salem – Friedrichshafen (D), approx. 33 km

To Uhldingen (pile dwellings – UNSECO World Heritage Site) and Meersburg (new castle, oldest inhabited castle in Germany and much more). Along the lake to Friedrichshafen.

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

Breakfast
Hotel
Departure or extension in Friedrichshafen :
Day 8

If you don’t have to go home yet – take your time and stay a little longer at the lake. Whether by bike or on foot. The lake invites you to swim, to dream, to stroll or even to hike. How about a boat trip towards Bregenz and a day hike to the Pfänder with its mountain railroad and family attractions?

Are you drawn back home? Then you will say goodbye to Lake Constance again soon and start your individual journey home.

Breakfast

Services

included in the travel package:

  • 7 x overnight stay / breakfast
  • Luggage transport from/to Friedrichshafen incl. liability €700/person with pick-up at 9:00 (Bregenz 8:15) to delivery until ca.18:30
  • Ferry Wallhausen - Überlingen incl. Wheel
  • Lake Constance Experience Package
  • > 1 x coffee/tea & cake at Hotel Seegarten in Arbon
  • > 1 x ice cream break in Constance Bürgerstuben (3 scoops)
  • > 1 x admission Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
  • Rhine Falls - boat trip
  • 7 days service hotline
  • Detailed information material (tour book etc.)
  • GPS data of the route on request

to add:

  • Local taxes: in several places an overnight stay is charged; from about 3,- € and up to about 7,- € p.p./night, payable locally.

Dates and prices

Dates and prices 2024

Departure: daily, in season 4: Wed – Sat
Season 1 20.04. – 28.04. and 06.10. – 19.10.
Season 2 29.04. – 03.05., 01.06. – 07.07. and 01.09. – 05.10.
Season 3 04.05. – 31.05., 08.07. – 16.07., 19.08. – 31.08.
Season 4 17.07. – 18.08.: Arrival Wed – Sat
The day of arrival determines the season.
Note: For the following overnight stays on the first or last day, a trade fair surcharge of € 55 / person and night in a double room and € 65 / person and night in a single room will apply in Friedrichshafen: 01.06. – 03.06., 07.06. – 09.06., 22.06. – 24.06., 28.06. – 30.06., 19.09. – 23.09., 25.09. – 29.09.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Double room w. breakfast 750 € 940 € 990 € 1.030 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.050 € 1.240 € 1.290 € 1.330 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Friedrichshafen double room 95 € 95 € 95 € 95 €
Extra night in Friedrichshafen SR 140 € 140 € 140 € 140 €
each with breakfast and subject to availability.
Additional services
Demi-pension, 3 x 3-course dinner (in Arbon, Egnach & Rielasingen) 100 € 100 € 100 € 100 €
Rental bicycles
E-bike 200 € 200 € 200 € 200 €
Touring bike 100 € 100 € 100 € 100 €
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 (“Child 1”) 50%
> 3rd pers in room from 12 and up to under 16 years (“child2”) 25%
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.
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”.

Can I stay an extra night?

Yes, of course. We are happy to offer you additional nights in Friedrichshafen. Enjoy your time at the lake. She is beautiful! Please simply select “Extra night” or “Extra night at starting point” when booking. This is equivalent.

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.personenschifffahrt-bodensee.de/fahrpläne

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