Family Lake Constance

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Why we love this tour

"I cycled around Lake Constance with my wife and young son for our first family cycling holiday. The cycle paths, interesting towns and frequent parks and play areas along the route made it easy to keep everyone entertained. My son is now a cycle tourer for life!"

Fairy tale castles, pre-historic stilt-houses and half-timbered buildings

Multi-country tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

A boat trip and free entry to the Sea-Life Centre in Constance

Family-friendly cycling along easy terrain with well-marked paths

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
99miles/160km
Level
Easy
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
GE041
Fly to
Zurich
Good for
Families, Multi-Country
Return
Zurich

Enjoy a week of easy cycling that perfect for families, along the upper and lower shores of Lake Constance, riding through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Starting and finishing in the historic city of Constance, you’ll cycle along the eastern and southern shores on safe and well-marked cycle routes, sleeping in a different hotel each night. Some sections are shortened by taking the boat. With shorter distances and scenic ferry ride, you’ll have plenty of time to stop and take in the sights, take a dip in the lake or stop at the frequently located playgrounds.

Following the lakeshore for much of the way, you’ll pass green vineyards and orchards, with a backdrop of the shimmering Alps. At the start of your week, the stilt-houses at the Lake Dwelling Museum are a highlight, followed by the fairy-tale castle in Langenargen and the medieval walled town on Lindau island. After pedalling across the River Rhine and into Switzerland, the ancient chapels and half-timbered houses of Arbon are a good place for a break before you complete your loop by riding back to Constance.

Accommodation

3* Hotels

We use a pool of a mix of 3* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

7 nights in 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transport

Maps and route information  - GPS tracks available

Local contact number for assistance 

Entrance to Rosgarten museum in Constance including a coffee

Boat trip: Wallhausen - Überlingen (includes bike)

Entrance to Sea Life Centre in Constance

Entrance to Lake Dwelling Museum in Unteruhldingen

Entrance Mainau Island

Entrance Ravensburger Spieleland Meckenbeuren-Liebenau

Entrance Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Cable car return ride to the Pfander excl bike

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax (small charge, payable locally)

Return bus trip to Ravensburger Spieleland from Friedrichshafen (approx. €10

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, bike computer and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. Child bike seats can be hired at no charge - please request at time of booking

Hybrid bike

27 or 8 gears with pannier

£71

E-bike

8 gears with pannier

£175

E-cargo bike

With seats for 2 children

£175

Child bike

With 20", 24” or 26” wheels

£35

Child trailer

£35

Tandem

Minimum height 170cm

£140

Child seat

£0

Weehoo

£35

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Constance - Double room (bed & breakfast)
£114
Constance - Single room (bed & breakfast)
£84

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Zurich or Friedrichshafen, then take the train (Bahn) from the airport to Constance.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Bahn) from Constance to the airport, flying from Zurich or Friedrichshafen.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

We are always on hand to offer advice, as we have cycled this tour please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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