Lake Constance Bike Route

A cyclist's dream: around the lake

Circumnavigate Lake Constance on this beloved and easy cycling route through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Breathtaking views of Lake Constance and the Alps make it one of Europe’s most popular cycling routes.

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  • Difficulty: middle
  • Route Length: 260 km, 4-8 stages
  • Ascent: 413 hm
  • Descent: 407 hm
  • Highest Elevation: 555 m
  • Lowest Point: 394 m
  • Roundtrip

For the complete 260 km circuit, we recommend dividing the journey into 4 - 8 stages. The route is rated easy for beginners and families, mostly flat and well-marked with excellent vacation infrastructure. This bike tour is especially recommended in spring and fall. Cyclists generally travel clockwise because the cycle path is beside the lake.

black-white-blue signs showing a cyclist on signposts.

Suggested stages:

  • Konstanz/Kreuzlingen - Stein am Rhein/Diessenhofen
  • Stein am Rhein/Diessenhofen - Überlingen
  • Überlingen - Friedrichshafen
  • Friedrichshafen - Lindau/Bregenz
  • Lindau/Bregenz - Rorschach/Arbon
  • Rorschach/Arbon - Kreuzlingen/Konstanz


Aerial photograph of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen at Lake Constance

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St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

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Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

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Rekonstruktion Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | © © Zeppelin Museum Foto: Alexander Fischer

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Erlebnisrundfahrt mit der Zahnradbahn

Rorschach-Heiden rack railway

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LOCORAMA Railway Theme Park, Romanshorn at Lake Constance

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Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

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