Around Lake Constance In 7 Days Zurich
Price : £465
Category :
Self Guided
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 131m/211km
Tour Code : VT001
Duration : 6 nights

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Overview

As cyclists, we know how important it is to stay well hydrated. So do, apparently, the people of southwest Germany, who are fortunate enough to get their water supply from central Europe’s third biggest lake – Lake Constance. This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps. A cycling holiday around the lake is the perfect way to bring the family together, just as the lake brings together these charming, varied cultures and traditions.

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As cyclists, we know how important it is to stay well hydrated. So do, apparently, the people of southwest Germany, who are fortunate enough to get their water supply from central Europe’s third biggest lake – Lake Constance. This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps. A cycling holiday around the lake is the perfect way to bring the family together, just as the lake brings together these charming, varied cultures and traditions.

This family cycling holiday is packed with visits to some of the regions most revered historical hot spots. From Friedrichshafen – the home of zeppelin aviation and the Zeppelin Museum – to Radolfzell – home of the 15th century gothic Cathedral of our Dear Lady – there’s plenty of inspiring sights that break up this exciting and invigorating cycle tour.

Whilst there’s a whole host of impressive towns and cities that make this cycling route around Lake Constance a journey through time, it’s hard to imagine anything being more inspiring than the natural scenic beauty that makes up the region. Peddling your way along the picturesque banks of the lake, through vineyards and across orchards, there’s something for everyone on what is one of our most popular family cycling holiday routes.

  • Lake Constance – This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps

  • Friedrichshafen – the home of zeppelin aviation and the Zeppelin Museum

  • Radolfzell – home of the 15th century gothic Cathedral of our Dear Lady

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Constance

Day 2: Constance – Mammern/Stein am Rhein: 23-29km

Day 3: Mammern/Stein am Rheim – Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen): 39-56km

Day 4: Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen) – Friedrichshafen/Surroundings: 31-45km

Day 5: Friedrichshafen/Surroundings – Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet: 20-55km

Day 6: Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet – Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach: 23-50km

Day 7: Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach – Constance: 27-40km

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Day 1: Arrival in Constance

Individual arrival in the city of Constance offers you a chance to explore some of its many delights. Well worth a visit are the flower island Mainau or the convent on Reichenau island. Collect your bicycles before an overnight stay, ready to start the first stage tomorrow.

Day 2: Constance – Mammern/Stein am Rhein: 23-29km

Today’s stage sees you cycle along the Lower Lake to the charming village of Gottlieben. Here we recommend a visit to The Drachenburg castle and the Waaghaus, before continuing your cycle to Mammern or Stein am Rhein, approx. 6 km beyond from Mammern.

Day 3: Mammern/Stein am Rheim – Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen): 39-56km

Before setting off on today’s route, spend some time wondering the streets of Stein – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Switzerland. Cycling out of Stein am Rhein you’ll peddle your way across the Höri Peninsula to Radolfzell. Here, the Radolfzell Basilica and the “Austrian Castle” are well worth a visit. Passing the Mindel lake and on to Bodman-Ludwigshafen, the final few kilometres of this stage sees you cycle via Sipplingen to the former free imperial city of Überlingen and its stunning lakeside promenade.

Day 4: Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen) – Friedrichshafen/Surroundings: 31-45km

Today’s cycle first leads you to the Birnau convent and on to Unteruhldingen, famous for its stilt houses. You’ll then peddle through the lush vineculture and fruit plants to the Lake Constance bike trail, which leads you to the zeppelin city Friedrichshafen. Take a tour of the zeppelin museum and learn about the amazing history of zeppelin aviation. A stroll along the lakeside promenade is a perfect way to see out the day, or enjoy a view over the Alps from the 22 km high lookout point! Tonight’s accommodation is spent in Friedrichshafen or the surrounding area.

Day 5: Friedrichshafen/Surroundings – Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet: 20-55km

Today’s cycle sees you reach the most important nature reserve on the north shore: Eriskircher Ried. Through the stunning area and on to the Bavarian town of Lindau, where lies a charming old town, the Lindaus landmar (lighthouse with lions) and popular town hall. Tonight you’ll either stay in Lindau, Bregenz (capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg), Höchst or Buriet in Switzerland.

Day 6: Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet – Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach: 23-50km

During the first part of today’s stage you’ll cross the picturesque Rhine Delta before reaching the old harbour town of Rorschach. A visit to one of Switzerland’s most beautiful corn houses and its museum is on the cards, before continuing along Lake Constance to the village of Arbon and its charming market square.

Day 7: Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach – Constance: 27-40km

For the final stage of your tour you’ll start with a cycle through the canton of Thurgau and through many gorgeous, quaint villages on your way to Romanshorn. Peddling along the Lake Constance bike trail for the final stretch to Constance, here your family cycle tour comes to an end. Individual departure.

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Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights 3-4* accommodation with breakfast

  • Luggage transportation

  • Entrance including guided walk into the stilt houses in Unteruhldingen

  • Full set of maps, directions, and sightseeing tips

  • GPS on request

  • Free parking (subject to availability)

  • Emergency phone number;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Constance.

  • 4 plus star accommodation upgrade. Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room for the week.

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Zurich

From Zurich get the train directly to Constance (approx 1 hour).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Zurich

From Constance get the train direct to Zurich airport (approx 1 hour).

Price : £465
Category :
Self Guided
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 131m/211km
Tour Code : VT001
Duration : 6 nights

Book Now

Overview

As cyclists, we know how important it is to stay well hydrated. So do, apparently, the people of southwest Germany, who are fortunate enough to get their water supply from central Europe’s third biggest lake – Lake Constance. This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps. A cycling holiday around the lake is the perfect way to bring the family together, just as the lake brings together these charming, varied cultures and traditions.

Read More

As cyclists, we know how important it is to stay well hydrated. So do, apparently, the people of southwest Germany, who are fortunate enough to get their water supply from central Europe’s third biggest lake – Lake Constance. This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps. A cycling holiday around the lake is the perfect way to bring the family together, just as the lake brings together these charming, varied cultures and traditions.

This family cycling holiday is packed with visits to some of the regions most revered historical hot spots. From Friedrichshafen – the home of zeppelin aviation and the Zeppelin Museum – to Radolfzell – home of the 15th century gothic Cathedral of our Dear Lady – there’s plenty of inspiring sights that break up this exciting and invigorating cycle tour.

Whilst there’s a whole host of impressive towns and cities that make this cycling route around Lake Constance a journey through time, it’s hard to imagine anything being more inspiring than the natural scenic beauty that makes up the region. Peddling your way along the picturesque banks of the lake, through vineyards and across orchards, there’s something for everyone on what is one of our most popular family cycling holiday routes.

  • Lake Constance – This vast, fresh water lake is a picture of natural beauty, connecting Switzerland, Austria and Germany at the northern foot of the Alps

  • Friedrichshafen – the home of zeppelin aviation and the Zeppelin Museum

  • Radolfzell – home of the 15th century gothic Cathedral of our Dear Lady

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Constance

Day 2: Constance – Mammern/Stein am Rhein: 23-29km

Day 3: Mammern/Stein am Rheim – Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen): 39-56km

Day 4: Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen) – Friedrichshafen/Surroundings: 31-45km

Day 5: Friedrichshafen/Surroundings – Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet: 20-55km

Day 6: Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet – Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach: 23-50km

Day 7: Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach – Constance: 27-40km

:

Day 1: Arrival in Constance

Individual arrival in the city of Constance offers you a chance to explore some of its many delights. Well worth a visit are the flower island Mainau or the convent on Reichenau island. Collect your bicycles before an overnight stay, ready to start the first stage tomorrow.

Day 2: Constance – Mammern/Stein am Rhein: 23-29km

Today’s stage sees you cycle along the Lower Lake to the charming village of Gottlieben. Here we recommend a visit to The Drachenburg castle and the Waaghaus, before continuing your cycle to Mammern or Stein am Rhein, approx. 6 km beyond from Mammern.

Day 3: Mammern/Stein am Rheim – Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen): 39-56km

Before setting off on today’s route, spend some time wondering the streets of Stein – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Switzerland. Cycling out of Stein am Rhein you’ll peddle your way across the Höri Peninsula to Radolfzell. Here, the Radolfzell Basilica and the “Austrian Castle” are well worth a visit. Passing the Mindel lake and on to Bodman-Ludwigshafen, the final few kilometres of this stage sees you cycle via Sipplingen to the former free imperial city of Überlingen and its stunning lakeside promenade.

Day 4: Lake Überlingen (Bodman – Ludwigshafen/Überlingen) – Friedrichshafen/Surroundings: 31-45km

Today’s cycle first leads you to the Birnau convent and on to Unteruhldingen, famous for its stilt houses. You’ll then peddle through the lush vineculture and fruit plants to the Lake Constance bike trail, which leads you to the zeppelin city Friedrichshafen. Take a tour of the zeppelin museum and learn about the amazing history of zeppelin aviation. A stroll along the lakeside promenade is a perfect way to see out the day, or enjoy a view over the Alps from the 22 km high lookout point! Tonight’s accommodation is spent in Friedrichshafen or the surrounding area.

Day 5: Friedrichshafen/Surroundings – Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet: 20-55km

Today’s cycle sees you reach the most important nature reserve on the north shore: Eriskircher Ried. Through the stunning area and on to the Bavarian town of Lindau, where lies a charming old town, the Lindaus landmar (lighthouse with lions) and popular town hall. Tonight you’ll either stay in Lindau, Bregenz (capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg), Höchst or Buriet in Switzerland.

Day 6: Lindau/Bregenz/Hochst/Buriet – Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach: 23-50km

During the first part of today’s stage you’ll cross the picturesque Rhine Delta before reaching the old harbour town of Rorschach. A visit to one of Switzerland’s most beautiful corn houses and its museum is on the cards, before continuing along Lake Constance to the village of Arbon and its charming market square.

Day 7: Rorschach/Horn/Arbon/Egnach – Constance: 27-40km

For the final stage of your tour you’ll start with a cycle through the canton of Thurgau and through many gorgeous, quaint villages on your way to Romanshorn. Peddling along the Lake Constance bike trail for the final stretch to Constance, here your family cycle tour comes to an end. Individual departure.

:

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights 3-4* accommodation with breakfast

  • Luggage transportation

  • Entrance including guided walk into the stilt houses in Unteruhldingen

  • Full set of maps, directions, and sightseeing tips

  • GPS on request

  • Free parking (subject to availability)

  • Emergency phone number;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Constance.

  • 4 plus star accommodation upgrade. Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room for the week.

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Zurich

From Zurich get the train directly to Constance (approx 1 hour).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Zurich

From Constance get the train direct to Zurich airport (approx 1 hour).

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