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Three countries, one unforgettable experience – Lake Constance Cycle Route

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Three countries, one unforgettable experience – Lake Constance Cycle Route

Bike Touring Collection by Baden-Württemberg

5

Tours

15:42 h

164 mi

3,725 ft

Cycle around Lake Constance, immerse yourself in beautiful vineyards and orchards, soak up Alpine panoramas and watch boats come and go. The Lake Constance Cycle Path has a lot to experience.

The approximately 260-kilometre (161 mi) long cycle path takes you around the entire Lake Constance and through three countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The German Bicycle Association (ADFC) awarded the route four stars, which means you can look forward to well-developed routes and great infrastructure.

In this Collection, we present the complete Lake Constance Cycle Route, divided into five stages. Each leg is around 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and mostly flat, which gives you enough time to enjoy the countless highlights along the way like romantic old towns, fairytale castles and beautiful beaches. If you want to take your time, you can also cycle the route in eight stages, around 30 to 40 kilometres (18 - 25 mi) long. No matter which variant you choose, it’ll be an unforgettable experience.

You have a wide choice of accommodation en route, such as guesthouses, hotels and campsites. Your physical well-being is also well catered for with numerous places to stop for refreshments.

You can easily reach the route and return home by train to and from Constance. If you want to shorten the Tour, you'll also pass railway stations and harbours along the way.

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Bodensee-Radweg

163 mi

3,750 ft

3,750 ft

Last updated: September 5, 2022

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    Stage 1: Constance to Überlingen – Lake Constance Cycle Route

    Intermediate
    03:14
    32.9 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the Lake Constance cycle path starts in Konstanz. You can easily get here by train or by ferry from other ports on Lake Constance, such as Friedrichshafen or Meersburg.

    

    From the train station or the port of Constance, you start by driving over the Rhine bridge. The cycle path then leads

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  • Intermediate
    03:19
    35.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Überlingen, the second stage always follows the shore. First you cycle along the Überlinger See, the northern of the two "ears", then you reach Lake Constance. While picturesque vineyards rise up to your left, you often have a great view of the "Swabian Sea" on your right. You pass Friedrichshafen

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    36.1 mi
    10.7 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the island of Lindau you drive back to the mainland and after a few kilometers you cross the border to Austria. You drive directly on the shore around the eastern tip of Lake Constance and shortly afterwards you reach Bregenz. In the city you cross the Bregenzer Ach and the Rhine, which flows into

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    31.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beginning of the fourth stage is mostly flat and takes you almost exclusively near the shore along Lake Constance. After about half of the stage you will reach Kreuzlingen. Here you cycle a bit on the border between Switzerland and Germany. On the German side is Konstanz, where you started your bike

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    28.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage takes you back to Germany. Shortly after the start in Stein am Rhein you cross the border. Then we continue along the Untersee. You circle the southern "ear" of Lake Constance on a mostly flat route. You can always enjoy great views, including the island of Reichenau. Finally you roll

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    164 mi
  • Duration
    15:42 h
  • Elevation
    3,725 ft

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