The Lake Constance cycle path is the dream of every globetrotter: to explore three countries in a five-day cycle tour. As one of the most popular cycle paths in Germany, it has also much more to offer: Unique views of Europe's third largest lake, the mountains behind it, picturesque historic towns and beautiful natural landscapes.
We have divided the roughly 260 kilometres long circuit on the largely flat Lake Constance cycle path into five stages of around 50 kilometres each and picked out the most beautiful highlights along the way. Starting point and destination of the tour is Constance, where you can easily get there by train or ferry. Along the cycle path around Lake Constance you will find a large selection of restaurants, cafés and accommodation, including many camping sites, youth hostels and bike-friendly hotels. On the way you will also cycle past railway stations and ferry stops if you want to shorten the tour or if you only want to ride one stage or a section of the Lake Constance cycle path right from the start.
The five-day tour takes you around Lake Constance, which consists of Überlinger See, Obersee and Untersee. On your tour you cycle through Germany, Austria and Switzerland and can enjoy the small but noticeable cultural differences. And the larger linguistic one. Hallo! Servus! Grüezi!
The Lake Constance Cycle Way is recommended in the brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" by the ADFC (German Cyclist's Association) and is ranked as a quality cycle route with four stars. More information (in German): bodensee-radweg.de
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Last updated: June 22, 2023
[Last update of the route: May 2021]
The circumnavigation of Lake Constance begins in Constance. You can easily get there by train or ferry. From the old town you cycle over the Rhine to the shore of the Überlinger See. He is the northern finger of Lake Constance and your mission today. On this first…
Today, a pleasant flat stage awaits you, almost exclusively along the shore. From Überlingen you cycle southeast along the last few kilometers along Überlinger See, which then merges into the Obersee, which is the main lake of Lake Constance. While on the right you can let your eyes wander over the big…
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Today's stage is very special because it takes you through three countries - in just one day. Immediately after Lindau you cross the border to Austria. On the smooth paved, flat bike path you drive to Bregenz. On the way you can enjoy the fantastic view of Lake Constance, because the path leads directly…
Except for a short detour to Konstanz, you cycle through the whole of Switzerland today. On the way from Romanshorn to Kreuzlingen and Konstanz, you will always be on the shallow Lake Constance cycle path near the shore. You will pass many beautiful beaches and swimming spots that invite you to take…
Today is the last stage of the Lake Constance cycle path, which completes the round of the lake. From Stein am Rhein you cycle on this tour around the Untersee back to the starting point Konstanz. Right at the beginning of the tour you cross the border to Germany and always drive along the shore along…
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