Lake Constance - From One Hotel

Hotel & Bike 5 nights

VISITING: Germany, Switzerland

Why we love this tour

"Constance is the main town on Lake Constance and a great base from which to explore the region. Enjoy a variety of rides around the lake and alongside the River Rhine on well marked cycle paths. Leave time for a drink at Lindau harbour before you catch the ferry back."

Five nights in a 3* Constance hotel

Salem Abbey, Wasserburg Castle and medieval Stein am Rhein

Two country tour of Germany and Switzerland

Well-marked lakeside paths with leisurely cycling for all abilities

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
106miles/170km
Level
Easy
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Sun
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
GE040
Fly to
Zurich
Good for
Families, Short Breaks, Solo
Return
Zurich

This relaxing cycling holiday lets you discover the towns, islands and natural beauty of one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes at your own pace. Based in the waterside city of Constance, you’ll explore both the Obsersee (Upper) and Untersee (Lower) sections of Lake Constance, setting-off on leisurely daily rides through Germany and Switzerland, and returning to your hotel each evening by bike or boat.

Riding beside the lake on flat, well-marked paths, you’ll pedal past meadows and wetlands, passing mighty monasteries and medieval castles – the abbey at Salem is one of the most important heritage sites in the region, and Wasserberg Castle gives jaw-dropping views of the Swiss and Austrian Alps. You’ll also experience the Bavarian streets of Lindau, the medieval town of Stein am Rhein and the striking beauty of Mainau – home to thousand of flowers, this island also boasts a baroque palace and Germany’s biggest butterfly house.

Accommodation

3* hotel

We use a pool 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.

Single base 3* hotel in Constance

Bed & Breakfast

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

5 nights accommodation in a 3* hotel

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Maps and route information (one set per room) - GPS tracks available

Entrance to Rosgarten Museum in Constance including a coffee

Boat trip: Wallhausen - Überlingen incl. bike

Boat trip: Reichenau - Gaienhofen incl. bike

Boat trip: Lindau - Constance incl. bike

Ferry trip: Meersburg - Constance incl. bike

Ferry trip: Constance - Meersburg incl. bike

Entrance Salem Castle

Entrance Mainau Island

Local contact number for assistance

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

27 or 8 gear with pannier

£71

E-bike

8 gear with pannier

£171

E-Cargo Bike

With 2 seats for children

£171

Child bike

With 20", 24" or 26" wheels

£35

Tandem

Minimum height 170cm

£140

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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 either of the above airports to Constance.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Bahn) from Constance to your chosen airport, flying 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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