Lake Constance, formed by the Rhine Glacier during the Ice Age, consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee (upper lake), the Untersee (lower lake), and a connecting stretch of the Rhine called the Seerhein. It is bordered by three countries - Germany, Switzerland and Austria - and sits at the northern foot of the Alps. On this circular cycle around the lake, visit the medieval towns of Constance, Stein, Meersburg and Lindau all while enjoying the amazing landscape of the lake against the backdrop of the Alps. Visit the largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine Falls and delight in the flower island of Mainau. Soak up the atmosphere in the picturesque towns lining the lakeshore with opportunities to swim and kayak during the warmer months. The cycle terrain is ideal for families.
DAY 1 Arrive Constance DAY 2 Cycle via the old imperial city of Radolfzell to Uberlingen (50km / 31mi) DAY 3 Continue through orchards to Kressbronn (50km / 31mi) DAY 4 Cycle into Austria and continue to Hochst (or Rorschach in Switzerland) (35 or 50km / 22 or 31mi) DAY 5 Along the lake in Thurgau Canton, Switzerland to Constance / Kreulingen (35 or 50km / 22 or 31mi) DAY 6 Cycle to the south shore of the Untersee to Schaffhausen (50km / 31mi) DAY 7 Cycle to the Rhine Falls, boat trip then return by bike to Constance (55km / 34mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Daily from 1 Apr to 24 Oct
High season is from 20 May to 17 Jun and 1 Jul to 26 Aug. Mid season is from 29 Apr to 19 May, 18 Jun to 30 Jun and 27 Aug to 30 Sep. A supplement applies to mid and high season departures and the season is determined by the start date.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *luggage transfer (max 20kgs per piece) *information pack including route notes and maps per room booked *emergency hotline *7 or 24 speed bike rental with pannier and handlebar bag (kids bikes, tandem and electric bikes on request - supplement applies) *entrance to Rosgarten museum with coffee *boat trip to the Rhine Falls rock *Ferry from Gaienhofen to Reichenau including bike