Lake Constance is one of Europe’s most popular cycling routes, and its third largest lake. Passing through three countries – Austria, Germany, and Switzerland – cyclists are perpetually surrounded by breathtaking views of a turquoise lake against the backdrop of the snow-capped Alps. While the lake itself is the region’s main attraction, there are many medieval lakefront towns with Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, vineyards, and fairytale castles.
The route is well-marked with paved, dedicated paths and low-traffic. The terrain is generally flat, with a few small slopes, making the route perfect for first-timers and families. The best times to visit this region are from late April to September, with the best chance for good weather (little rain or wind) during July and August.