Flanked by the majestic Alpine peaks of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the turquoise shoreline and pebbly beaches of Lake Constance are shared between three countries.
Exploring by bike is by far the best way to travel here as a 270km/167mi cycling path leads from country to country taking in daisy-strewn meadows, billowing wheat fields, Bavarian vineyards and picturesque marinas. The routes have been specifically designed by our local partner, Donau Touristik, and checked by our managers too. This is a region brimming with history and cultural highlights such as the fairytale castle in Meersburg, the flower decked palace in Konstanz and books dating back over 1,000 years in St Gallen's UNESCO library.
Not only is this itinerary easy level cycling on lakeside paths, the flexibility of our route notes is also a huge bonus. We give you fully detailed cycling notes to take you from each hotel to the next. If, however, you wish to shorten, or lengthen your route at any point, you simply hop on the local train or boat - taking your bike with you - and tailor your journey to suit.
Your accommodation is varied too; you stay in an old coaching inn, a riverside hotel that used to be a C15 customs warehouse and a luxury lakeside mansion. We've tried to ensure that you are never far from the waterfront, with its pebble beaches, colorful marinas and half-timbered houses.
We have included eight evening meals, leaving you free to try some of Konstanz's many restaurants. Look out for local specialities like kretzer (perch) and zander (pike-perch) on the menu, accompanied by fine local wines.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Zurich Airport to Bregenz railway station 16:10 (Taxi to hotel, 5 mins, pay locally approx 5 Euro/$7 one way).|
|Tour Ends||Bregenz railway station 10:06 (taxi to train station, 5 mins, pay locally approx 5 Euro/USD$6 one way).|
|Rail Options||Rail Zurich Airport to Bregenz (via St Gallen & St Margrethen) 14:22/16:10. Return: Bregenz to Zurich Airport 10:06/11:32.|
|Rail Supplement||First Class Swiss Rail: Prices starting from $227 per person round trip. Second Class Swiss Rail: From $146 per person round trip.|
|Singles||Add $57 per night.|
|Other details||Extra nights: We recommend Bregenz or Konstanz. Prices from $97 per person, per night, B&B, based on 2 sharing. E-Bikes available; inquire for details and prices.|
|Hotels||**** (6) *** (4) Room upgrade: Prices from $22 per person, per night based on 2 sharing.|