Lake Constance to the Danube Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £599 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle through the Allgau region to Baden-Wurttemberg
• Visit Ulm and the Bronze Age
• Ride along the Danube and Lake Constance cycle paths
• Visit Germany and Switzerland on one tour
Cycle Route features
Oberschwaben provides the best conditions and beautiful countryside for cycling. More athletic cyclists can explore the hillscapes between the Danube and the lake and cross the part of the Allgäu region that extends into Baden-Württemberg.
Sometimes level but in the Allgäu region mostly hilly along paved cycle paths, quiet side streets and some natural paths. Athletic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance
Take the opportunity to visit the island of Mainau, wander through Constance’s old town or visit the aquariums in the Sea Life Center and go to the Archaeological Museum.
Day 2: Constance – Markdorf – Bad Saulgau, approx. 100 km + boat trip
The car ferry takes you to the other side of the lake, to Meersburg. First you cycle along the lake bank to Immenstaad, where you turn your back on the lake and head for Markdorf. Along the next stretch, willows and a lot of nature define the look of the Upper Swabian countryside here.
Day 3: Bad Saulgau – Ulm, approx. 90 / 100 km
The basin of Federsee Lake is an ancient cultural region. Archaeologists have made important discoveries on digs here, from the Palaeolithic Age and the pile dwellings from the Bronze Age. Soon after, you reach the Danube. You now have two options: the prettier option involves a 10 km longer cycle via Blaubeuren and the Blautopf, one of the biggest karstic springs in Germany, to Ulm. The slightly shorter stretch takes you along the Danube to Ulm.
Day 4: Ulm – Bad Wurzach, approx. 85 km
Gentle hills, upland moorland and lakes characterise this part of the tour in northern Upper Swabia. On the way you should definitely visit the mighty imperial abbey in Ochsenhausen. Then it’s not far to today’s destination, Bad Wurzach which features an upland moor, Wurzacher Ried, the largest of its kind that is intact in Central Europe.
Day 5: Bad Wurzach – Wangen im Allgäu, approx. 65 km
Today’s section is shorter than the day before, but challenging! You explore the Württemberg Allgäu and cycle via Leutkirch and Isny to Wangen in Allgäu, where you should go on a walk through this beautifully unspoiled old town.
Day 6: Wangen im Allgäu – Bregenz, approx. 55 km
You cycle along the Danube-Lake Constance-cycle path today, through the Tettnang hops area, the most southern hops-growing area in Germany. Pedaling through orchards, you cycle to Kressbronn, where you find yourself back on Lake Constance.
Along the Lake Constance cycle path, you cycle to Bregenz, the capital town of the Vorarlberg region of Austria and famous for its annual festival on the world’s largest lake-stage.
Day 7: Bregenz – Constance, approx. 70 km
Now, you cycle through the nature reserve of the Rhine Delta, where the Alpenrhein flows into Lake Constance. At Altenrhein, you cross the border to Switzerland and follow the cycle path to Arbon,
Romanshorn and then back to Constance. The cycle path is almost always right at the side of the lake here. This stretch us flat and easy to cycle, unless in a stronger westerly wind. You will frequently pass places where you can go swimming and refresh yourself in the lovely cool waters of the lake.
Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay
After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.
Oberschwaben provides the best conditions and beautiful countryside for cycling. More athletic cyclists can explore the hillscapes between the Danube and the lake and cross the part of the Allgäu region that extends into Baden-Württemberg. Sometimes level but in the Allgäu region mostly hilly along paved cycle paths, quiet side streets and some natural paths.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Lake Constance to the Danube tour stays in familiar middle class hotels at 3*** level carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Ferry ride Constance – Meersburg incl. bike
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day Service Hotline
Lake Constance to the Danube, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April – April | October – October
Season 2: April – May | June – June | September – September
Season 3: May – May | June – June | June. – July | August – September
Season 4: May – May | June – June | July. – August
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £599 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £699 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £749 | Book online here >>
Season 4: From £769 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £199
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: From £49
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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** hotels
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £599
Single Supplement: From £199