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Lake Constance Bicycle Path (Upscale Lodging)

Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

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  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
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  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
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  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

Many of our clients have asked for an upscale lodging option around Lake Constance. We're pleased to introduce Lake Constance Bicycle Path: Upscale Lodging, which stays in the top hotels in each overnight stop along the way, primarily 4- and 5-star hotels in town centers.

Bicycle touring around Lake Constance is a very special experience. You will pass vineyards, fruit orchards and picturesque villages and landscapes. Time and again, you will enjoy the breath-taking view of the expansive water surface of Lake Constance and the Alps, which arises behind the southern shores.

This is one of the most popular routes in Europe, and this package includes upscale hotel options. You'll enjoy cycling on dedicated bike paths or quiet side streets on this tour around the lake, and come home each night to your 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Daily program

Day 1: Constance
Arrive in Constance and check into your hotel. Inspired by late classicism and neo-renaissance architecture, the hotel was first opened in 1874. After the bike fitting and tour briefing, take time to visit the island of Mainau or the convent on Reichenau island.

Day 2: Constance –Stein am Rhein region/Schaffhausen (19-31 mi/30-50 km)
Today you will cycle along the Lower Lake to the picturesque village of Gottlieben. The architecture of this former fishing village is really impressive and is one of the nicest in the area. The Drachenburg castle and the Waaghaus are worth a visit too. The Waaghaus, a Gothic building in the Old Town, was originally a weighing house but is now a puppet theatre. Cycle on to the famous Rhine Falls. In the summer, roughly 600,000 liters of water per second crash over Europe’s biggest waterfall.

Day 3: Stein am Rhein region/Schaffhausen –Bodman-Ludwigshafen region (25-37 mi/40-60 km)
Make sure you spend some time in Stein before beginning to cycle – it's one of the best preserved medieval cities in Switzerland and worth taking the time to explore. From Stein am Rhein you continue your journey across the Höri Peninsula to Radolfzell, home to the fantastic Radolfzell Basilica and the "Austrian Castle“, both absolute must-sees for any visitor!

Day 4: Bodman-Ludwigshafen region –Friedrichshafen/Lindau (22-42 mi/35-68 km)
Your first stop today is the stunning Birnau Conven and then it's on to Unteruhldingen, famous for its pre-historic stilt houses which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on through the fishing and viticultural village of Hagnau.

From here the Lake Constance bike trail leads you to Friedrichshafen, also known as the Zeppelin city. For those interested in this early form of aviation, a trip to the Zeppelin museum is highly recommended. If not, then perhaps enjoy a stroll along the lakeside promenade, or head up to the lookout point (72ft/22m) and enjoy a majestic view of the Alps!

As you continue on your loop of Lake Constance, you'll cycle through the most important nature reserve on the north shore: Eriskircher Ried. Once out the other side, your path leads along the lakeshore to Lindau.

Day 5: Friedrichshafen/Lindau –Bregenz region/Horn (13-33 mi/20-53 km)
The old town of Lindau, which is located on an island on the lake, the lighthouse with lions (Lindau's landmark), and the town hall shouldn't be missed. From Lindau, pedal to Bregenz, capital of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. Parts of the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace” were filmed at the festival here in Bregenz. Make sure you explore the old town before moving on.

Crossing the Rhine Delta you then reach the old harbour town of Rorschach, where you can visit one of Switzerland’s beautiful corn houses that includes a museum. From here, continue along Lake Constance until you reach the pleasant village of Horn.

Day 6: Bregenz region/Horn –Constance (19-43 mi/31-69 km)
On your last day of cycling, you pedal through the canton of Thurgau passing many beautiful, small villages on the way to Romanshorn. After Romanshorn, continue to cycle on the bike trail back to Constance thus completing your loop of the Lake. Enjoy a final night's stay here.

Day 7: Constance
After breakfast, you may return home or extend your stay.

Route map

Maps reflect your approximate overnight locations and do not reflect your actual cycling route.

Dates

Daily: Apr 1-Oct 20, 2019
Low season: Apr 01, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019, Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
High season: May 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€899
High season surcharge
€150
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€500
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21/24-speed
€65
Electrically assisted bike
€175
Discounts
Children, ages 0-4 sharing a room with two full-paying adults (on base package price)
100%
Children, ages 5-13 sharing a room with two full-paying adults (on base package price)
25%
Third person in room, ages 14+ sharing a room with two full-paying adults (on base package price)
10%
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

velotours Terms and Conditions

1.Cancellation
For a cancellation of the entire journey or a reversal of individual participants of the group the cancellation percentages stated in our conditions are valid. Fair dealings are possible and need to be requested in advance.

Computation of the cancellation fees:

  • up to 28 days before arrival: 20 %
  • up to 14 days before arrival: 30 %
  • up to 8 days before arrival: 50 %
  • up to 4 days before arrival: 70 %
  • from 3 days before arrival or not arrival: 90 %

2.Changes of the date
For changes of the travel date the charges stated in our conditions are valid. Fair dealings are possible and need to be requested in advance. Alteration fees are net prices. Usually we charge €55.00 per change (till 28 days before the starting date of the trip). Costs for later changes need to be requested in advance.

3.Changes in booking
The amount for changes in bookings is stated in our conditions. Fair dealings are possible and need to be requested in advance. Alteration fees are net prices. Usually we charge € 55,00 per change (till 28 days before the starting date of the trip). Costs for later changes need to be requested in advance.

4.Children reduction
a) Children up to 4 years travel free of charge, with the except that additional costs for a cot/crib or breakfast are payable locally in the hotel.
b) We give a reduction of 25 % for children between the age of 5 and incl. 13 staying in a 3-bedded room or in a 4-bedded room with 2 full paying adults (maximum discount is for 2 children).
c) For 3 adults (or aged from 14 years) we grant 10 % discount for the 3rd and 4th person in a 3 bedded or 4 bedded room (minimum 2 paying guests).

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