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Constance Lake 8 days

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Germany's largest lake and its unmissable cycling route depart from Constance in 8 days and 7 unforgettable nights for a turnkey holiday.

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Cycling around Lake Constance, between Switzerland, Austria and Germany

 

 

Cycling Lake Constance is an exceptional route to explore. The lake is situated between Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is famous for the picturesque towns and villages that surround it, including Güttingen, Stein Am Rhein and Gottmadingen. Enjoy an original and unique experience on the border between 3 countries on the cycle paths of Lake Constance.


Main areas of interest during the stay:

  •  Meersburg Castle
  •  the rhine falls
  •  Constance and Bregenz
  •  Mainau, famous flower island
  •  Stein am rhein

 

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance 


Welcome to Constance, the largest city around the lake.  The Rhine flows from Lake Constance to the North Sea. Just a few minutes' walk from the medieval town center, you can visit the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen and its lively harbor. 

 

Day 2: Constance - Überlingen, approx. 45 km (cat. A), Constance - Ludwigshafen / Überlingen, approx. 35 - 50 km (cat. B)


You start your cycling tour along the Gnadensee to the former imperial town of Radolfzell, now a health resort. From here, you cross the Bodanrück range of hills.

Arriving at Überlinger See, part of Lake Constance, you'll be rewarded for your efforts with a breathtaking view of the lake. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Überlingen.

 

Day 3: Überlingen - Kressbronn / Lindau, approx. 45 / 60 km (cat. A), Überlingen - Kressbronn / Nonnenhorn, approx. 50 - 60 km (cat. B)


Today's cycling stage takes you along the Obersee. The first stop is the Birnau pilgrimage church. Set amidst vineyards, the square in front of this magnificently decorated Baroque church offers a beautiful view of the lake. Visit the stilt house museum in Unteruhldingen, Germany's oldest inhabited castle in Meersburg, and be impressed by the largest collection of aviation history in Friedrichshafen. Lindau's old town is located on an island.

Enjoy views of the Alps from the harbor, and admire the Lion of Bavaria and the 33-meter-high lighthouse.

 

Day 4: Kressbronn - Höchst / Horn / Arbon, approx. 30 - 55 km (cat. A), Kressbronn - Höchst / Rorschach, approx. 30 - 55 km (cat. B)


Not far from Lindau, you'll pass the border with Austria almost unnoticed. Stop off in Bregenz and take the cable car up to the Pfänder, Bregenz's local mountain with fantastic views of Lake Constance and over 200 Alpine peaks! Near Bregenz, you'll cross the Bregenzer Ach à Hard river, as well as the Alpenrhein river.

Welcome to Switzerland!

 

Day 5: Arbon - Konstanz, approx. 30 km (cat. A), Höchst - Konstanz, approx. 40 / 50 km (cat. B)


Today's route takes you through Romanshorn, Switzerland's largest port on Lake Constance.

The cycle route continues along Lake Constance and back to Konstanz.

End the day with a stroll through the old town and enjoy an ice cream in the harbor.

 

Day 6: Constance - Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km


Cycle along Lake Constance to Stein am Rhein, where you can admire its medieval houses adorned with frescoes.

Switching several times between Germany and Switzerland, you reach the canton's capital, Schaffhausen.

The town, whose inhabitants competed to build gables on their houses, is overlooked by Fort Munot.

 

 

Day 7: Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls - Constance, approx. 45 km + boat trip.


After breakfast, we cycle the short distance to the famous Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe.

Up the Rhine, you'll return to Stein am Rhein before cycling along the Höri half-peninsula. At Gaienhofen, you board the ferry to the island of Reichenau. From there, it's just a few kilometers to Constance.

 

Day 8: Individual departure


After breakfast, your cycling trip around Lake Constance comes to an end.

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Standard accommodation comfort level: 2 and 3 *
  • Comfort level of accommodation in comfort version: 3 and 4 *

The dates :

 

Daily departures from 04/14 to 03/10/2024

  • Low season: 14/04 to 25/04 and 30/09 to 03/10 
  • Mid-season: 26/04 to 03/05 and 15/09 to 29/09
  • High season: 04/05 to 16/05, 20/05 to 23/05, 02/06 to 28/06, 25/08 to 14/09
  • Very high season: 05/17 to 05/19, 05/24 to 06/01 and 06/29 to 08/24

 


Included :

  • Breakfast stay
  • Road book : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary to confirm your reservation, subject to change.
  • Unguided loop circuit
  • Transportation of luggage from accommodation to accommodation
  • Visit of the Rosgarten museum in Konstanz
  • Rhine Falls Boat Tour
  • Boat tour between Gaienhofen and Reichenau (bike included)


Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • No half board offered
  • Personal expenses
  • Tourist tax (to be paid on site)
  • Visits

Options:

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Extra night (s)
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels:


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat, very smooth and traffic-free roads and paths, cycle paths.

 

Weather :


Mild, pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality:


- 30 to 60 km of hiking per day, or about 3 to 4 hours of cycling.

- Partly signposted route, map reading desired.


Bibliography:

 

- Guide in French around Lake Constance - Cartovelo editions.

- Map of Lake Constance, scale 1: 75,000 Esterbauer Edition.

 

 

Additional nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of your stay.

 

Meals:


Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice) or buffet.
Lunches: not included
Dinners: not included


The bike :

 

- Rental bike: 21-speed VTC. It can be picked up from our correspondent in Constance.

 At the end of the tour, you will have to leave the rented bike at the hotel and notify reception.


- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.

At the end of the circuit, you will have to take care of your bike.


Assistance:


Assistance in the event of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).


Luggage:


During the stay, they are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person. (max. 20 kg)

 

Road book :

 

The road book with the description of the routes is given to you by post or email before your departure. Our partner on site will give you the vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as labels for luggage.

 

Transportation:


- By train: Constance station
- By road: Bregenz is 260 km east of Strasbourg and 230 km from Mulhouse.
- By plane: Zurich Airport, Friedrichshafen, Stuttgart.

 

Your vehicle:


Possibility of parking with our local correspondent or free parking in town.


Cancellation insurance :

 

In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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