This is a wonderful cycling holiday around Lake Constance which is locally known as Lake Bodensee. The lake is situated between the countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This biking vacation is ideal for those you like to cycle longer stages. During this cycling tour, you will visit three countries. Your tour will start in Constance/Kreuzlingen on the south shore of the lake, you will cycle to the famous waterfall on the Rhine at the town of Radolfzell before continuing clockwise around the Lake via Friedrichshafen, into Austria and Bregenz before entering Switzerland and back to Constance. Lake Constance lies between the Austrian, German and Swiss Borders and has some of Europe’s most stunning scenery as its backdrop and also some glamour within its neighbouring towns.
Constance: Hotel Ko’Ono
Lindau: Hotel Pension Nagel
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
On arrival, if you have time why not take the chance to visit the “flower Island “ Mainau island or take a walk through the old town of Constance. The European church convention chaired by the German Kaiser Sigismund which fundamentally changed the Latin church met here from 1414-1418 in the cathedral and the council building. The most famous victim, the Czech reformer Jan Hus, was executed there in 1415. The aquariums in the Sea Life Centre and the Archaeological Museum are also recommended.
From Constance, you will cycle along the Gnadensee and into the old imperial town of Radolfzell. You will continue on along good pathways over the Höri peninsula to Stein am Rhein, which is full of beautiful houses adorned with frescoes and where you can have an excellent lunch along the Lake promenade. You will continue on along the lakeshore through well kept Swiss fishing villages on your way back to Constance.
From Constance-Staad you will take the car ferry to Meersburg with its ancient Merovingian castle. You will cycle through vineyards to the Zeppelin town of Friedrichshafen, where the museum and the harbour are worth a look. The tour continues on through orchards to the Bavarian island town of Lindau. With a view of the Alps, you will cycle around the Bregenz harbour and reach the end of your stage for the day.
The start of today’s tour will lead you through the Rhein delta, an important nature conservation area. Near Altenrhein you will cross over the border to Switzerland, where you will find the market hall; the last building of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. You will cycle back to Constance mainly through orchards and the small towns of Arbon and Romanshorn.
Depart after breakfast.
Fly to Zurich, Geneva or Friedrichshafan (on Lake Constance) and then take a train (Geneva is 5hr plus journey by train)
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