Bordered by three countries, Lake Constance occupies an extremely beautiful corner of Central Europe. Overshadowed by the snow-capped peaks of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the lake is essentially a bulge in the Rhine – mirroring Lake Geneva, an expansion of the Rhone, at the other end of Switzerland.
There are three distinct areas around the lake: the German stretch on the north shore, between Bregenz in Austria and the town of Konstanz and the Swiss border, is known as Obersee, Uberlingen is the north-western arm, and Untersee is the 'lower lake' in the south-west.
The views from the German shore across to the Swiss Alps are stunning and a 300km pancake-flat cycling path leads from country to country taking in daisy-strewn meadows, billowing wheat fields, Bavarian vineyards and picturesque marinas.
This is a region brimming with history and cultural highlights including fairytale castles in Meersburg, flower-decked palaces in Konstanz and books dating back over 1,000 years in the Abbey of St Gall's UNESCO library.
There are many great places you'll visit during your bike tour of Lake Constance and some of our favourites include:
Bregenz sits on the eastern side of Lake Constance and offers stunning views as you ride around the bay. Navigating the historic cobbled streets is one of the highlights of your stay in this Austrian city. You can check out the iconic Bregenz Festival if you visit in July and August, which sees popular artists take to a stage that floats on the lake.
The small, pretty town of Stein am Rhein in Switzerland is a lovely place to explore during your cycling breaks. Here you'll find medieval architecture, including Hohenklingen Castle which looms over the town, and colourfully painted houses, which provide a picturesque backdrop to your cycling.
If you're a wine connoisseur, then Friedrichshafen is one of the best places on your bike tour of Lake Constance to enjoy a glass or two. You can sample the local grape on wine tours in the area. Plus, there are museums to explore if you want to learn more about the area.
Looking for a holiday where relaxing cycling effortlessly intertwines with nature, culture, delightful cuisine, refreshing swims, and historic sights? Your dream trip is here! Our Lake Constance Cycling trip guides you through picturesque towns, vineyards, and captivating historic sites in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Indulge in local treats, dip into turquoise waters, and embrace vibrant events.
Explore Lake Constance by bike on gentle cycling trails, stopping for lunches at waterfront restaurants and discovering some of the cultural and historic highlights of this region, staying in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
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