Lake Constance in two days ?
Of course – and the Seerhein right along with it!
We start this technically easy but with 2 x about 100 day kilometers conditionally demanding lake tour in the old council and university town of Constance. Like the wings of a butterfly in spring, we move around this noble pivot of the tour at Rhine kilometer zero.
The tour is short – and crisp. The first day takes you to the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. The second day asks you via Friedrichshafen and Bregenz around the lake. Both days start relaxed with a boat trip. Both days end happily in Constance.
Four days and three nights you will spend in this city that boasts not only a district “paradise”. Somewhere here it must have been, once.
Two full days belong to the saddle. You may plan the day of arrival and departure, if at all possible, so that you still find a little time for the lake and its uniquely beautiful city on the outflow of the Rhine. Small tip: The lido Hörnle – at the horn of Constance Staad. Simply fantastic – and completely free of charge!
We book a modern and comfortably furnished room for you: you arrive, are allowed to relax and prepare for your first day of touring in peace and quiet.
In addition to the usual comforts, each room offers you a kettle with different types of tea and coffee. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. All rooms also have their own spacious bathroom with shampoo, shower gel, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone and TV. Bed linen and towels are of course provided.
You will spend the night in a modern hotel of ***-star class. It is located about 3.5 km walking distance from the pedestrian zone of the old town in the Innovation Park of Constance Petershausen opposite the Paradise. The rooms and the house are simple, spacious, modern and comfortable. The near environment of your house is characterized by business, trade and offices.
Lockable and covered bicycle parking is available free of charge in the hotel’s parking garage directly opposite the hotel. The house has a nice bar, a cozy lounge and a sports area.
Your hotel will provide you with a rich breakfast buffet every day.
Are you looking for a little idyll on the lake?
No problem. In 3 minutes you can walk to the Seerhein. The waterfront offers you nice cafes, restaurant and beer garden. We may recommend Die Bleiche or the dining room at the old water tower directly on the banks of the Rhine.
> You will ride two full day stages of about 100 km each.
> They mainly follow the Lake Constance cycle path away from car traffic.
The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir auf dieser Reise keinen Pannen- und Nothilfeservice auf der Strecke zur Verfügung stellen. In case of a breakdown, please try to get back to Konstanz with your bike by public transport or cab. Along almost the entire Lake Constance Cycle Path, there are emergency aid posts and bicycle self-repair tool posts at quite a few locations.
You will also find bike stores along the way again and again. Almost the entire way you can shorten by public transport (train, bus, boat).
Maps and navigation
You can find the entire tour as a collection at komoot . If you want to use the maps for navigation, please install – if not already done – the komoot app on your mobile device a few days BEFORE your trip. To do so, please register at komoot.de. Then download the tours from this collection to your device. Please contact us with any questions in advance of your trip.
You can find the Komoot app at the following link: https://support.komoot.com/hc/de/articles/4402496387098-Komoot-App-herunterladen.
You need the Komoot app and the tour descriptions from this collection if you want to ride according to navigation prompts. Of course, you can also follow “free nose” the excellent Beschliderung of the Bodenseeradweg. However, please note to always be on time at the boat docks. Especially on the first day, you should allow some time before the tour starts to exchange your vouchers / value coupons for the ships for tickets.
Note: You can also swap the two day tours. Please note that the boat to the island of Reichenau in the off-season runs only from Thu – Sun. In the high season from 24.06. until 10.09. it drives daily.
Your trip includes the following ship connections:
> On day 1 you will take the passenger ship from the port of Constance to Friedrichshafen in the morning. From there you cycle around the lake through Austria and Switzerland back to Konstanz.
> On day 2, you will take a passenger boat from the port of Constance to the island of Reichenau in the morning.
For these trips you will receive a value voucher (voucher) from us after your booking. Please exchange this voucher – if at all possible – for the actual tickets at one of the BSB Bodenseeschiffahrt ticket offices BEFORE you start your journey. Should you not be able to do this in time, you can still exchange the vouchers on board. However, the shipping companies ask that this be used only in exceptional cases. Exception: The Swiss ships, e.g. on the route Constance – Reichenau. Here, unfortunately, an exchange on board is not possible.
You can find directions by bike from your hotel to the port of Konstanz in the Komoot Collection https://www.komoot.de/collection/1897007.
On the first day, please be at the ticket office in time before the departure of your ship. This is not a problem on day 1, as you can take any of the car ferries that run every 20 minutes. Please note, from the ticket office of BSB Bodenseeschifffahrt with your ticket and bike to continue from the port to the ferry terminal in Constance state. From there take the ferry to Meersburg. The route is described in the Komoot Collection https://www.komoot.de/collection/1897007.
Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights.
Tandem: a special experience for two: 50 km for each 🙂
Electric bikes: On this trip we used the popular and highly innovative i:SY – bikes for the first time. The N3.8 ZR can be switched with its rhyme drive and the Enviolo 3.8 hub continuously (!) And super smooth.
battery and its powerful Bosch Performance Line motor with 65 Nm support you – depending on the driving style – over 100 – 150 km.
The “Speedlifter Twist” on the saddle and handlebars allows almost any size adjustment of the bike in a few simple and safe moves. The frame in its new, award-winning unisex design makes the i:SY unmistakable: It “grows” in length and height and ensures optimal power development with an upright riding position.
The pictured carrier at the front is equipped with a small basket in which you can comfortably carry your navigation device and light day luggage.
Your rental bikes are available in the bike room in the hotel’s own parking garage opposite the main entrance. Please ask for the key at the reception. Please lock bikes in the bike room again specifically.
Please note: The rental bikes on this tour are not insured. You rent the bikes at your own risk and liability. If you book the tour with rental bikes, we will check the availability and send you a rental contract. With this contract please confirm that you book the bikes at your own risk.
It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. The hotel offers free lockable and covered bicycle parking. You will find the bike room in the hotel’s own parking garage directly opposite the main entrance. Please ask for the key at the reception. Please lock bikes in the bike room again specifically.
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.
We offer the tour from Easter to October. Please note:
> Due to shipping schedules and opening hours, you can only start the tour Wed, Thu, Fri or Sat between 07/04/2013 and 01/07/2013 and after 11/09/2023.
> If you bring your own bikes, you can also start the tour on Su during this time.
> In the period from 01.07. until 01.10. a daily start is possible, with rental bikes except Sundays and holidays.
If you have booked rental bikes, you can receive them at the hotel, adjust them to your body size and also return them.
Constance is very well accessible by train.
We therefore recommend that you start your 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.
For the duration of your stay, your Bodenseekarte is valid as a free local transport ticket for the entire public transport system in the city area!
Car / Parking
If you travel by car, you can park your car in the hotel’s own parking garage directly opposite. You pay from € 12,- per car and day. Reservation in advance is neither possible nor required. Experience has shown that there are always sufficient free parking spaces. Please pay directly at the hotel reception on site.
In the same parking garage you can also use your bicycle parking spaces free of charge.
TWIN tour twin
Please note: This tour has a ‘little sister’. Journey 310 is like it to a T. With one difference: it offers you less demanding daily routes. A variant for connoisseurs, so to speak. The beauty of it is: you can combine both tours as you like. One participant of your group or family can ride the easy version, another can dare to ride the challenging one. And the beauty of it: you can choose and change every day. Real TWIN just!
Tops of the tour
- Three countries and one bike path
- The Konzilsstadt Constance with its Mediterranean harbor flair
- Boat trips to Radolfzell and to Friedrichshafen
- The old town of the Bodenseeperle Stein am Rhein
- 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