Lake Constance, Danube & Allgäu
Holiday in southern Germany, 9 days / 8 nights from 899 €
On this bike tour you will experience the diverse landscapes in the south of Germany. You will start your journey at Lake Constance, take a trip to the famous Rhine Falls, cycle past the volcanoes of the Hegau region, follow the Danube valley with its impressive limestone rocks, cross the softly rolling hills of Upper Swabia, reach the lush green Allgäu until you’re back at Lake Constance where you can enjoy the scenery from aboard the catamaran. Medieval towns, baroque monasteries, spas and mud baths await your visit. We recommend a good level of physical fitness for this tour.
Day 1 Arrival in Constance
Explore the town’s historical centre or go for a swim at the “Hörnle”, just like the locals.
Day 2 Constance - Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km/ 31 mi
Cycle along the Swiss shore of Lower Lake Constance to reach the small medieval town Stein, before continuing to the romantic High Rhine (Hochrhein).
Day 3 Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls - Radolfzell, 55 km/ 34 mi
Today you will experience the Rhine Falls up close. Cycle along the Höri peninsula, where the famous author Hermann Hesse and the artist Otto Dix once lived, to reach Radolfzell.
Day 4 Radolfzell - Engen - Mühlheim, 45-65 km/ 28-40 mi
Cycle through the volcanic landscape of the Hegau to reach the river Danube, which at times seeps into the ground here. The ascent between Engen and Tuttlingen can be avoided by taking the train.
Day 5 Mühlheim - Sigmaringen, approx. 45-55 km/ 28-34 mi
Today you will experience what is possibly the most beautiful stretch of the German Daube – the Danube valley with its impressive limestone rocks and the castle Sigmaringen.
Day 6 Sigmaringen - Bad Waldsee, approx. 55-60 km / 34-37 mi
The bicycle tour will then take you south into the Upper Swabian Spa region, which offers countless hot springs and mud baths. Bad Waldsee has a Spätzle museum, honouring the traditional Swabian dish.
Day 7 Bad Waldsee - Wangen, 45 km/ 28 mi
You reach the Allgäu and can visit the farmhouse museum today.
Day 8 Wangen - Constance, approx. 45 km/ 28 mi
Your return journey to Lake Constance will take you through the hop fields surrounding Tettnang. From Friedrichshafen the catamaran will take you back to Constance.
Day 9 Departure or extension
The tour ends after breakfast, but why not extend your holiday at Lake Constance, the Danube and the Allgäu.
Prices & Dates
Included in "Lake Constance, Danube & Allgäu":
- 8 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, no max. number of items, max. weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
- ticket to Rosgarten Museum in Constance
- boat ride to Rhine waterfall
- catamaran ride Friedrichshafen - Constance, bike incl.
- travel documents and maps in english
- 7-day customer helpline
- optional rental bike
- Category M:
Guesthouses and hotels at the national 3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
- Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 8 gears/coaster brake and 27 gears/freewheel. Equipped with side and front panniers, an odometer, lock and repair kit. E-bikes and tandems available upon request.
Travel time 2023:
- Arrivals daily from 30.04. to 07.10.
- The day of arrival determines the price of your tour.
All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.
- 899 € super saver price
30.04.-10.05. + 24.09.-07.10.
- 999 € saver price
11.05.-16.05. + 11.06.-30.06.
- 1099 € basic price
17.05.-26.05. + 01.06.-10.06.
- 1199 € seasonal price
27.05.-31.05. + 01.07.-19.08.
- 300 € single room surcharge
- 95 € rental bike
- 235 € e-bike
- 65 € additional night in double room per person, B&B
- 95 € additional night in single room, B&B
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Arrival to "Lake Constance, Danube & Allgäu":
- Parking facilities in Constance:
Most hotels offer unguarded parking, prices range between 45 and 80 €/week, pre-booking is not possible. Alternatively, there are free parking facilities in residential areas - Constance is very safe.
- Arriving by train:
The hotels located in the historical centre are only a few walking minutes from Constance’s main railway station. For the hotels in the district of Lizelstetten, there is a direct bus (number 4) that departs right in front of the station. For the hotels in the Petershausen area we recommend taking a taxi, which usually costs around 9 €.
- Arriving by plane at Zurich airport:
Distance to Constance approx. 70 km / 43 miles, there is a good train connection.
Price for a single ticket to Constance: approx. SFR 30 / 25 €.
Price for a German taxi to Constance: approx. 150 € per car.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.