Your Cycling Holidays in Germany

Lake Constance - Three Countries on Two Wheels

This classic cycle tour takes you around Lake Constance stopping at historic towns such as Stein am Rhein, Bregenz and Lindau and passing through three countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lake Constance is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and beaches with views of the stunning alps in the background. Enjoy swimming in the lake, fresh fish, local wines, visiting medieval castles or even a trip on a traditional lake steamer.

What not to miss

  • Visit Constance’s old town and its many beautiful buildings such as Konstanz Minister, an 11th century building with its tower offering fantastic views of the surrounding area
  • Enjoy Apple Strudel in Austria for lunch and Fondue in Switzerland for dinner!
  • Swimming in one of the lidos around Lake Constance

What's included

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Bikes and panniers
  • City Taxes
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Assistance whenever needed
  • Bike breakdown pass
  • Electric bikes, child seats, child trailer, followme-tandems, tandems

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your Cycling Holidays in Germany

Lake Constance - Three Countries on Two Wheels

7 Day Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Zurich or Friedrichshafen and transfer to Constance. Constance or 'Konstanz' is the largest town on the lake and very close to the Swiss border and the edge of the Alps. Constance is a university town with a magnificent cathedral and has long been a cultural centre at the crossroads of Europe. Once you have checked into your first hotel, you can either explore the cobblestone streets of this lively town or take a swim in the lake itself from one of the promenade lidos.

Day 2

Constance to Stein am Rhein: 28 miles (45km). Today, you will begin your cycle north around the lake and cross the border into Switzerland for an overnight stay in the town of Stein am Rhein. You will cycle along the “Hori” Peninsula stopping at the lakeside town of Radolfzell, originally developed from a monastery, before reaching your hotel for the night. Stein am Rhein is charming town situated on the River Rhine as it reaches Lake Constance. It is known for its preserved Old Town with half-timbered houses with painted facades.

Day 3

Stein am Rhein to Überlingen: 28 miles (45km). After a relaxing breakfast, you will loop back round on the Swiss side of the lake through Konstanz again passing through Swiss fishing villages towards Überlingen. When you reach Wallhausen you will take a short boat trip (included in price) across the end of Lake Constance to Überlingen. Überlingen’s esplanade has an almost Mediterranean feel to it and its ancient city gates, walls and towers hark back to the 14th century.

Day 4

Überlingen to Kressbronn: 31 miles (50km). Continuing south alongside the of the lake you will travel through Meersburg which is surrounded by vineyards with a quick stop to see the medieval castle before reaching the city of Friedrichshafen. Friedrichshafen has superb views of the Austrian and Swiss Alps and long waterfront promenades ideal for a lunch or coffee stop. Then you will cycle through orchards and finish the day in Kressbronn.

Day 5

Kressbronn to Höchst: 22 miles (35km) or Rorschach: 31 miles (50km). You have either the choice of cycling to Höchst in Austria or continuing to the Swiss town of Rorschach. The first highlight on the route today is the Bavarian city of Lindau, which has its old town on an island just off the edge of the lake. Next, you will cycle through into Austria and to the town of Bregenz famous for its baroque architecture and marina. Your destination for the evening is either the tranquil Austrian village of Höchst or the Swiss harbour town of Rorschach.

Day 6

Höchst or Rorschach to Constance: 22 miles (35km)/34 miles (55km). Your last day of cycling will take you back to Konstanz through the Swiss canton of Thurgau and its large apple orchards. The route follows the banks of the river through many quaint Swiss villages with a stop for a swim before you reach your destination.

Day 7

After breakfast, we say “Auf Wiedersehen” before transferring you back to Zurich or Friedrichshafen. 

Your Cycling Holidays in Germany

Lake Constance - Three Countries on Two Wheels

Accommodation Options

A fine selection of options to choose from

  • Hotel Barbarossa

    Hotel Barbarossa

    3-star

    This lovely family run hotel is ideally located in the centre of the old town and its elegant rooms are all individually styled. The hotel has a roof terrace with sun loungers.

  • Hotel Chlosterhof

    Hotel Chlosterhof

    4-star

    This hotel offers river views, contemporary rooms and is only a short walk to the old town. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and sauna and rooms have Nespresso machines. 

  • Hotel Die Linde

    Hotel Die Linde

    4-star

    The Die Linde is a traditional building and has been run as a hotel for the last century. All rooms have been recently renovated and the excellent hotel restaurant is well known in the region.

  • Hotel Mozart

    Hotel Mozart

    3-star

    Located next to the harbour in Rorschach, this hotel has simple and spacious rooms and a lovely garden to enjoy breakfast.

  • Hotel Wassersport Schattmaier

    Hotel Wassersport Schattmaier

    3-star

    Only a few minutes’ walk to the beach, this hotel is well designed to make the most of its lakeside location and has its own sailing school. The hotel also has a sauna and steam room.

  • Parkhotel St Leonard

    Parkhotel St Leonard

    4-star

    This hotel is set in a quiet park area overlooking Lake Constance. The rooms are spacious and the hotel benefits from spa facilities including a panoramic sauna and an indoor swimming pool.

Your Cycling Holidays in Germany

Lake Constance - Three Countries on Two Wheels

2018 Departure Dates & Prices 

Tour Only Prices

7 Day, 6 Night Tour

Flights and Transfers Included

2018 Departure Dates Nights 

Adult Price

24th March - 20th April  6 £1059
21st April - 4th May 6 £1179
5th May - 2nd June 6 £1125
3rd June - 29th June 6 £1179
30th June - 24th August 6 £1225
25th August - 7th October 6 £1179
8th August - 24th August 6 £1059

Tour Only Prices

2018 Departure Dates Nights 

Adult Price

24th March - 20th April  6 £755
21st April - 4th May 6 £875
5th May - 2nd June 6 £925
3rd June - 29th June 6 £875
30th June - 24th August 6 £925
25th August - 7th October 6 £875
8th August - 24th August 6 £755

Supplements

  • Ebike: £100 per person
  • Single Supplement: £35 per night
  • Child Reduction: On request
  • Extra Night in Double Room: £80 per person
  • Extra Night in Single Room: £100 per person
  • Tandem Bike: £75 per person

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