Lake Constance

Hotel & Bike 6 nights

VISITING: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Why we love this tour

"I loved the views over the lake to the mountains beyond as we cycled along the north shore of Lake Constance. Cycling a full lap of the lake and crossing borders through Germany, Austria and Switzerland make for a really memorable bike tour."

Blue lakes, green landscapes, Alpine backdrops

Lakeside resort towns and wooden villages

Green nature reserves and dramatic waterfalls in the Höri Peninsula

Well-signposted and mainly traffic-free cycle path, for all abilities

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
149miles/240km
Level
Easy
Standard
Superior, Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
GE007B
Fly to
Zurich
Good for
Families, Multi-Country
Return
Zurich

Circumnavigate one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes, starting and finishing in the German city of Constance and following the sparkling shoreline through Austria and Switzerland. A well-signposted, car-free cycle path makes this an easy tour whatever your ability and you can take the day at a leisurely pace, resting your legs during short ferry rides.

Touring through green landscapes with a backdrop of the snow-capped Alps, you’ll stop off in enchanting towns and lakeside resorts, each with unique appeal – the medieval town of Stein am Rhein, the castle of Kirchberg and the Swiss harbour of Romanshorn are some of the best bits. The wooden slopes and nature reserves of the Höri Peninsula have inspired artists and writers for centuries.

Extending your tour by a day to visit Schaffhousen and Europe’s largest waterfalls is well worth it, for more details please see our Lake Constance & Rhine Falls tour.

Accommodation

Category A

We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour with a centrally located hotel in Constance, 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.

A mix of 3* and 4* hotels, with a centrally located hotel in Constance

Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Category B

We use a pool of 2 & 3* hotels and a hotel in Constance-Litzelstetten (approx. 8 km from the city centre) 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.

A mix of 2* and 3* family run hotels and a hotel in Constance-Litzelstetten (approx. 8 km from the city centre)

Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

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What's included

Price includes

6 nights accommodation in the category of your choice: 3 & 4 star hotels (Cat A) or 2 & 3 star hotels (Cat B)

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

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 incl. bike

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax (small charge, payable locally)

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 tag-alongs, trailers and bike seats available on request.

Hybrid bike

Hybrid 27 or 8 gear with pannier

£71

E-bike

8 gear with pannier

£171

E-cargo bike

With seats for 2 children

£171

Tandem

Minimum height 170cm

£140

Child bike

With 20", 24" or 26" wheels

 

£35

Extras

Extra night prices are per room

Extra Nights

Constance - Double room Cat A (bed & breakfast)
£142
Constance - Single room Cat A (bed & breakfast)
£102
Constance - Double room Cat B (bed & breakfast)
£104
Constance - Single room Cat B (bed & breakfast)
£76

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)  to Constance.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Bahn) from Constance and fly from either 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, so 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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Have more time? Add a night and visit the spectacular Rhine Falls on the Lake Constance and Rhine Falls tour

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