- Flat and flexible cycling along beautiful lakeside paths, wildflower fields, vineyards and cherry orchards
- Historical and cultural: Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, fairytale palaces, romantic castles
- Postcard-pretty villages, half-timbered, frescoed towns, cafe-lined waterfronts and stunning mountain views
- Wonderful flora and fauna en route, including kingfishers, cormorants and red-crested pochards
Bordered by the majestic Alpine peaks of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the turquoise shoreline and pebbly beaches of Lake Constance are shared between three countries. As Central Europe's third largest lake, cycling around the lake is special in that you visit all three countries in a week.
Hosting a huge 270km/167mi lakeside cycling path, it's a beautifully flat journey from one country to the next, where you'll take in the sights and scents of cherry orchards, wildflower fields and daisy-strewn meadows.
Cross the mighty Rhine Delta that straddles the border between Austria and Switzerland and encounter wonderful wildlife, including kingfishers hidden in the reeds. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters during stop-offs, visit half-timbered frescoed towns for lunch (kretzer (perch) and zander (pike-perch) are Konstanz specialties), and then admire the myriad of Baroque churches and Gothic cathedrals.
Brimming with historical and cultural highlights, jump off your bike to visit fairy tale Meersburg boasting twin castles, steep streets and vine-covered hillsides. Get a true taste of Germany when cycling through the Bavarian vineyards - local Muller-Thurgau wines come from Riesling and Silvaner grapes for which Lake Constance is famous. For chocolate-lovers, medieval Stein am Rhein boasts an array of lovely chocolate shops, and you can visit the C11 monastery while you're there.
During the week you'll stay in an old coaching inn, a grand riverside hotel and a luxury lakeside mansion - including two nights in Konstanz and two nights in Bregenz. Five evening meals are included, leaving you free to try some of Konstanz's many restaurants.
Additional Tour Details
||Continental breakfast and 5 evening meals.
||Bregenz train station 16:10, (Pick up) transfer to hotel, 5 mins, pay locally.
||Bregenz train station 10:06 transfer by taxi, pay locally.
||Bregenz via St Gallen & St Margrethen 14:21/16:10, Return: Bregenz to Zurich airport 10:06/11:41.
||Inquire for prices and details.
||Add $53 per night.
||Room upgrade: Prices from $22 per person, per night based on 2 sharing.
||**** (5 nights), *** (2 nights)