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.

Information & contact

Information
  • Difficulty: middle
  • Route Length: 270 km, 4-7 stages
  • Ascent: 413 hm
  • Descent: 407 hm
  • Highest Elevation: 555 m
  • Lowest Point: 394 m
  • Roundtrip

Tips:
For the complete 270 km circuit, we recommend dividing the journey into 4 - 7 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.

Signage:
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
in the Lake Constance Tour Planning Portal

Attractions

Aerial photograph of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen at Lake Constance

Rhine Falls

Every year, more than two million visitors make the pilgrimage to Schaffhausen to see the roaring waters of the Rhine. That is why Schaffhausen is sometimes called the “City of the Rhine Falls”....

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

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique views over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 Alpine peaks, the Pfänder (1,064m) is the most famous vantage point in the area. Whether you are exploring the Alpine...

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

The year-round beauty of Flower Island Mainau can be explored on 45 hectare of impressive gardens. The second largest butterfly house in Germany invites everybody to its tropical world with...

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Interested to know how Count Zeppelin had his airships built? About his greatest achievements and how the terrible tragedies could have happened? Discover the unique approach to multimedia technology...

Erlebnisrundfahrt mit der Zahnradbahn

Rorschach-Heiden rack railway

The Lake Constance rack railway takes you from Rorschach to the attractive Biedermeier village of Heiden. Enjoy the pleasant journey with the mountain railway and the stunning views over Lake...

Locorama Romanshorn am Bodensee

LOCORAMA Railway Theme Park, Romanshorn

The steam locomotive Ec 3/5 of the former Mittelthurgau railway, the Bavarian steam locomotive S 3/6, the Gotthard locomotive Ae 6/6 and a numb er of other traction units attract admiring looks. In...

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Arenenberg – Chateau and Napoleonic museum

The most beautiful castle on Lake Constance with authentic interior design and romantic park grounds. You will feel like you’ve been whisked back to the time of Queen Hortense and her son, Napoleon...