On the Donau-Bodensee Cycle Route (Donau-Lake Constance Cycle Route), you cycle through the heart of Upper Swabia in southern Germany from north to south. From the Danube River, you cycle through the picturesque Alpine foothills, passing colourful fields, fragrant meadows, lush pastures, small woodlands, and romantic villages. To conclude your adventure, fruit, and hop orchards flank the road as you arrive at Lake Constance, a beautiful stretch of water backdropped by the Alps.
The 97-mile (156-km) long Donau-Bodensee Cycle Route connects the popular Danube cycle path and the beautiful Lake Constance cycle path. Awarded three stars by the ADFC, the route can be completed in four stages. Your adventure begins in the city of Ulm which is convenient to reach with regional and long-distance trains. You can also easily take a train or boat home at the end of your journey in Kressbronn.
Cycling from the Danube to Lake Constance doesn’t just offer beautiful landscapes. You will also stop off at various highlights such as wild swimming lakes that are perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot day, spas with relaxing thermal baths, and impressive baroque buildings. You can also indulge in Swabian cuisine and hospitality at the various restaurants and inns en route.
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Last updated: November 26, 2021
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The first stage of the Danube-Bodensee cycle path begins in Ulm at the main train station, which you can easily reach by long-distance and regional trains. Of course you can also travel via the Danube Cycle Path. You can find all stages of the Danube Cycle Path here: komoot.de/collection/359.
At the start of the second stage you leave Biberach to the southeast and cycle to Ummendorf, where you will find a great swimming lake and a romantic natural lake, both of which are ideal for a first break.
Rested, you will then continue your journey, which will soon have a steep climb ready for you…
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Behind Bad Waldsee you dive directly into a lovely hilly landscape. You cycle past green meadows, lush pastures and colorful fields. On the way you can enjoy unique views of the beautiful landscape, which is adorned here and there by small villages.
A climb through a shady forest finally takes you up…
As on the previous day, you cycle through the beautiful, hilly landscape of the Allgäu at the beginning of the last stage of the Danube-Lake Constance cycle path. Your path is lined with wide meadows and lush pastures. Small pieces of forest provide refreshing variety on the way with shady trees.
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