Cycling

Active around Lake Constance

Cyclists love Lake Constance

Cyclists love the international Lake Constance region for its breathtaking lake views, Alps as well as orchards, farms and gently rolling hills. The region offers more than 300 additional bike rides from leisurely day trips to challenging stage tours. All routes are located in the official Lake Constance Tour Portal.  

Find the best tour for you!

What will it be … A two-hour bike tour for the whole family with no hills and preferably a stop along the way for a nice snack? Or, a handicap-accessible route with super views? The new Tour Portal delivers these exact results with a few clicks. In addition you can find 17 selected tour suggestions below.

© Tourist-Information Hagnau

Tour Planning Portal

With 500 tours and counting, there is already great recreational diversity.
Herzroute | © St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus

Suggested cycling routes

...around Lake Constance.
Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria | © Landkreis Lindau

Lake Constance Bike Tour Map

Download here or order the map via our brochure service.

All you need to know about cycling around Lake Constance

Bicycles on Public Transport

Train
You may take your bike with you on local trains around Lake Constance, space permitting.

  • Germany: As a rule in Germany, you need a ticket for your bike. Bike transport is free on some local trains in Baden-Württemberg before 6:00 a.m. and between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. / weekends and public holidays. Details at www.bahn.com
  • Austria: In Austria, the bike ticket is calculated at 10% of the (2nd class) full fare price. Weekly and monthly bike passes also available. www.oebb.at
  • Switzerland: You will need a Velotage card to take your bike on Swiss Federal Railways. For short distances, you can get a normal bike ticket. www.sbb.ch
  • Liechtenstein: There are three train stops in Liechtenstein serviced by Austrian Railways. ÖBB regulations apply.

Bus
You may take your bike in most buses around Lake Constance, space permitting. Regulations and prices may vary by bus company.

Ship
Bikes may go aboard Lake Constance and Rhine ships and require a separate ticket. Daily, annual and multi-trip tickets are also available. www.bsb.de

On the Untersee and Rhine routes between Reichenau Island and Schaffhausen, there is limited bike access due to smaller ship size. www.urh.ch

Separate conditions apply for other shipping companies.

Biker-friendly Accommodations

The German Bicycle Club (ADFC) lists accommodation as "bed + bike accommodations" that cater especially to cyclists. www.bettundbike.de

Swiss Mobil offers special biker accommodations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for single nights and other services. www.schweizmobil.ch

Local tourism offices gladly help in finding suitable accommodations. You can search the transnational lodging database at: www.bodensee.eu/accommodation


Luggage Transport

You can easily cycle from A to B with your luggage delivered to the hotel upon arrival. The following companies provide luggage transport:

  • Radweg-Reisen GmbH: along the Lake Constance and the Danube cycle paths. 
  • Eurotrek AG: along long-distance cycling routes in Switzerland, including the Seerücken route in Thurgau. 
  • Feuer und Eis Touristik GmbH: along upper Swabia-Allgäu bike path, the Danube-Bodensee-bike path and the Thermal Baths Bike path. 

Many bike-friendly accommodations also carry guest luggage upon request.


Bike Rentals

There are numerous bike rental companies around Lake Constance. Local tourism offices gladly provide information about reliable providers near the starting point of your bike tour.

Suitable offers

Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria | © Landkreis Lindau

Suitable cycling offers

For your cycling holiday at Lake Constance!
Konstanz: historical district Niederburg (c)Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

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