Glorious views of the lake and the Alps, well-maintained cycle paths, numerous accommodation options and plenty of fun – Constance is the ideal starting point for cycling tours around Lake Constance...
Lake Constance cycle route
The 273 kilometre Lake Constance Cycle Route takes you on a circular tour along the shore of the lake. You can do a short or a long tour, take a shortcut on the ferry, the catamaran or the train, or complete the whole circuit. Whatever you choose, the tour offers plenty of fun and fascinating insights into this multifaceted region.
Tip: We recommend that you cycle the route in a clockwise direction, so that you are always on the side of the road facing the lake. Visit the the tour portal of the German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) fore more suggestions for your tour.
Rhine cycle route
This 20 kilometre route takes you along the shores of the lake from Constance to Stein am Rhein and offers fabulous views over the water and towards the Alps. In 2016, the travel search engine GoEuro voted it one of Germany’s most beautiful autumn cycling routes.
Tips for cycling in and from Constance
- Cycling map
The cycling map shows the various cycle routes through Constance that make it easy to get around by bicycle.
- Cycling without the hassle
The luggage transfer service around Lake Constance offers three advantages
1. You are no longer restricted to what you can carry in your panniers.
2. You can lock up your bicycle at any time without having to guard your luggage, for example if you want to stop for an ice cream or a swim.
3. You can remain flexible, as the luggage service can be ordered the evening before.
For further information, call +49 (0) 7531 819930 or visit www.bodensee-radweg.com.
- Taking your bicycle on boats and ferrys
Bicycles can be taken on all boats by Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB), the Constance to Meersburg and Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn ferries, on the Überlingen to Wallhausen service, the catamaran and on the solar-powered ferry. There are some restrictions and we recommend that you call ahead if you are in a group. Tickets for multiple journeys are available for bicycles. Please take note of the information in the respective timetables. For further information, call +49 (0) 7531 3640-0. Due to the type of boat operated by the Swiss operator Untersee & Rhein on the route between Reichenau Island and Schaffhausen, there is only limited space for bicylces. For further information, call +41 (0) 52 6340888.
Cultural cycle tours - "Undiscovered Lake Constance"
The ‘Undiscovered Lake Constance’ (Der unbekannte Bodensee) tour allows participants to explore the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural splendour in a fun and active way. From April to September,Kultur-Rädle Konstanz runs regular tours with knowledgeable guides who entertain participants with cycling anecdotes and fascinating facts about the lake. The town of Constance is both the starting point and the destination, and registration for the tour is open until 6pm the day before. The dates for 2018 will be announced here shortly.
|Name of acommondation||Phone number||Address||Website|
|Gästehaus Centro||+49 (0) 7531 4571818||Bahnhofplatz 4, 78462 Konstanz||www.gaestehauscentro.de|
|Hotel Bella Vista||+49 (0) 7531 3631570||Schiffstr. 12, 78464 Konstanz-Allmannsdorf||www.hotel-bellavista-konstanz.de|
|Hotel-Gasthof zur Linde||+49 (0) 7531 97420||Radolfzeller Str. 27, 78467 Konstanz-Wollmatingen||www.hotel-linde.com|
|Jugendherberge Otto-Moericke-Turm||+49 (0) 7531 32260||Zur Allmannshöhe 16, 78464 Konstanz-Allmannsdorf||www.jugendherberge.de|
|Campingplatz Klausenhorn||+49 (0) 7533 6372||Hornwiesenstr. 40/42, 78465 Konstanz-Dingelsdorf||www.camping-klausenhorn.de|
|Kultur-Rädle||+49 (0) 7531 27310||Bahnhofplatz 29, 78462 Konstanz||www.kultur-raedle.de|
|Indigo Bike Parking||+49 (0) 7531 2846664||Kreuzlingerstr. 2, 78462 Konstanz||www.indigo-konstanz.de|
|Fahrradeck||+49 (0) 7531 3617937||Wollmatinger Str. 57, 78467 Konstanz||www.fahrradeck-konstanz.de|
|Langenbach||+49 (0) 7531 81610||Wollmatinger Str. 6, 78467 Konstanz||www.langenbach-konstanz.de|
|Radial||+49 (0) 7531 22532||Inselgasse 13, 78462 Konstanz||www.radial.de|
|Jester||+49 (0) 7531 21333||Schottenstr. 73, 78462 Konstanz||www.jester-sports.de|
|Rocco der Fahrradladen||+49 (0) 7531 78004||Fürstenbergstr. 84, 78467 Konstanz||www.roccoderfahrradladen.de|