Boating on Stein am Rhein on Lake Constance, Switzerland. Photo via Flickr:Luca Casartelli

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Around Lake Constance

Austria, Germany, Switzerland Bike Tours

A 3 country Lake Constance cycle tour around the beautiful Bodensee…

  • Your bike tour around Lake Constance will lead through the countries of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on the Lake Constance Cycle Route, one of Europe's most desirable cycling paths.

    You begin to bike in Constance, Germany, pedal over the border, into Switzerland, through towns and countryside, and then, to the Austrian town of Bregenz. Crossing the Rhine, you find yourself on Swiss soil once again, passing through Rorschach, with its lovely lake promenade as well as the abbey Mariaberg, and Sulzberg and Wartegg castles.Then via Arbon, the oldest settlement on Lake Constance, and Romanshorn, the route will take you back to the start.

    And did we mention the islands you will visit; Mainau and Lindau

    With the Alps as your backdrop, enjoy the views, the culture, and the history!

    Highlights:

    • Half-timbered houses with cascading terraces
    • Zeppelin museum
    • Island town of Lindau
    • Cable car in Bregenz
    • Mainau, the flower island

    We have many selections of Lake Constance bike tours from which to choose. Although we feature the 7 days / 6-night tour in detail, we can also offer a "sportier" 5-day tour, a longer distance 7-day tour and an 8-day tour. Upon request, we can also send you details about a single hotel based tour!

    Want to see more bike tours in Austria? Also, check out our full list of bike tours in Germany.

  • 2019

    7 Day TourCat. ACat. B
    Season A £ 578 $ 1,164 674 $ 1024 NOK 6403 kr 5910 $ 768 £ 483 $ 974 564 $ 857 NOK 5358 kr 4946 $ 643
    Season B £ 681 $ 1,371 794 $ 1207 NOK 7543 kr 6963 $ 905 £ 569 $ 1,147 664 $ 1009 NOK 6308 kr 5823 $ 757
    Season C £ 723 $ 1,458 844 $ 1283 NOK 8018 kr 7401 $ 962 £ 595 $ 1,199 694 $ 1055 NOK 6593 kr 6086 $ 791
    Season D £ 749 $ 1,510 874 $ 1328 NOK 8303 kr 7664 $ 996 £ 621 $ 1,251 724 $ 1100 NOK 6878 kr 6349 $ 825
    Single supplement £ 180 $ 363 210 $ 319 NOK 1995 kr 1842 $ 239 £ 129 $ 259 150 $ 228 NOK 1425 kr 1315 $ 171
    4x Dinners included £ 124 $ 250 145 $ 220 NOK 1378 kr 1272 $ 165 £ 94 $ 190 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125
    7 Day Family TourCat. 3 star 
    Season A £ 509 $ 1,026 594 $ 903 NOK 5643 kr 5209 $ 677
    Season B £ 578 $ 1,164 674 $ 1024 NOK 6403 kr 5910 $ 768
    Season C £ 638 $ 1,285 744 $ 1131 NOK 7068 kr 6524 $ 848
    Season D £ 655 $ 1,320 764 $ 1161 NOK 7258 kr 6700 $ 871
    Single supplement £ 146 $ 294 170 $ 258 NOK 1615 kr 1491 $ 194

    Season A: Mary 30 to April 17 + April 22 to April 26 + May 5 to May 17 + Oct 6 to Oct 25, 2019
    Season B: April 18 to April 21 + April 27 to May 4 + May 18 to May 24 + Sept 15 to Oct 5, 2019 
    Season C: May 25 to June 7 + June 23 to July 12 + Aug 25 to Sept 14, 2019 
    Season D: June 8 to June 22 + July 13 to Aug 24, 2019

    8 Day TourCat. ACat. B
    Season A £ 638 $ 1,285 744 $ 1131 NOK 7068 kr 6524 $ 848 £ 535 $ 1,078 624 $ 948 NOK 5928 kr 5472 $ 711
    Season B £ 749 $ 1,510 874 $ 1328 NOK 8303 kr 7664 $ 996 £ 629 $ 1,268 734 $ 1116 NOK 6973 kr 6437 $ 837
    Season C £ 783 $ 1,579 914 $ 1389 NOK 8683 kr 8015 $ 1,042 £ 663 $ 1,337 774 $ 1176 NOK 7353 kr 6787 $ 882
    Season D £ 809 $ 1,631 944 $ 1435 NOK 8968 kr 8278 $ 1,076 £ 681 $ 1,371 794 $ 1207 NOK 7543 kr 6963 $ 905
    Single supplement £ 206 $ 415 240 $ 365 NOK 2280 kr 2105 $ 274 £ 150 $ 302 175 $ 266 NOK 1663 kr 1535 $ 200

    Season A: April 22 to April 26 + May 5 to May 17, 2019
    Season B: April 18 to April 21 + April 27 to May 4 + May 18 to May 24 + Sept 15 to to Oct 5, 2019 
    Season C: May 25 to June 7 + June 23 to July 12 + Aug 25 to Sept 14, 2019 
    Season D: June 8 to June 22 + July 13 to Aug 24, 2019 
     

    5 Day Sporty TourCat. 3 star
    Season A £ 316 $ 637 369 $ 561 NOK 3506 kr 3236 $ 421
    Season B £ 385 $ 776 449 $ 682 NOK 4266 kr 3937 $ 512
    Season C £ 428 $ 862 499 $ 758 NOK 4741 kr 4376 $ 569
    Season D £ 471 $ 948 549 $ 834 NOK 5216 kr 4814 $ 626
    Single supplement £ 103 $ 207 120 $ 182 NOK 1140 kr 1052 $ 137

    Season A: March 30 to April 17 + April 22 to April 26 + May 5 to May 17 + Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2019
    Season B: April 18 to April 21 + April 27 to May 4 + May 18 to May 24 + Sept 15 to Oct 5, 2019
    Season C: May 25 to July 12 + Aug 25 to Sept 14, 2019
    Season D: July 13 to Aug 24, 2019

     

    Children's Discount Based on Third or Fourth person in Triple/Quad Room
    0 - 5 years are Free
    6 - 13 years 50 %  
    14 - 17 years 25 % 

    extra options

    Electric bike rental
    7 and 8 day tours: £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 5 day tour: £ 43 $ 86 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57

    Child seat is free. Ask us for extra nights, tandem, child bike, child trailer! 

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Zurich.

    Local Travel

    Train from Zurich airport to Constance, 1-2 hr. depending on connections. Cost is approximately €21 per person.

    Climate

    The average high/low temperature in °F for the area is 54/40 in April, 62/48 May, 67/43 June, 73/58 July, 72/57 August, 65/52 September & 55/45 for October.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycle, tandem, or kids bikes are available for this tour.


Tour Dates

2019

7 Day Tour: Daily departures from April 18 to October 10, 2019. In addition Saturdays to Wednesdays from March 30 to April 17 & October 6 to October 25, 2019
7 Day Family Tour: Daily departures from April 18 to October 5, 2019
8 Day Tour: Daily departures from April 18 to October 5, 2019 
5 day Sporty Tour:Daily departures from  March 30 to October 28, 2019 (Close-out dates: Aug 6 to Aug 10, 2019) 

Where You’ll Stay

Category A: Charming 3 and 4-star hotels and guesthouses close to city center. Category B: 2 and 3 star hotels sometimes outside of city centers or in nearby towns.

Please Note: Hotel bookings are based on availability and we do our best to provide the highest quality tours within each category. In rare cases, we cannot always guarantee all hotels will be in city center or have air conditioning.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 4 to 7 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Comprehensive travel info and maps (1 set per room)
  • 8 or 27-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transportation
  • 7-day service hotline
  • 7 day Tour
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum, 1 coffee incl.
  • Boat trip Wallhausen - Überlingen incl. bicycle
  • 7 Day Family Tour
  • Boat trip Wallhausen - Überlingen incl. bicycle
  • Boat trip Immenstaad - Friedrichshafen incl. bike
  • Entrance Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum, 1 coffee incl.
  • Entrance Sea Life Center Constance
  • 8 day tour
  • Entrance to Rosgarten museum, 1 coffee incl.
  • Boat trip Gaienhofen-Reichenau incl. bike
  • Boat trip to the Rhine Falls rocks
  • 5 Day Sporty Tour
  • Ferry from Constance - Meersburg incl. bicycle
  • 27-speed bike or 30-speed mountain bike (mountain bike bring own cycling rucksack)
  • GPS Tracks can be requested beforehand (We strongly recommend using GPS for this tour)

What’s Not Included

  • Individual arrival to hotel in Constance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Helmet not available (we recommend bringing your own)
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
  • City tax, if applicable (to be paid at each hotel) approximately €2 per night

Extra Stay

This tour is very flexible. The cycling days can be shortened or lengthened, and you can usually book an extra night in any of the towns.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length5–8 days
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Skill Level

This is an easy, self-guided hotel tour with average daily distances of 13 to 35 miles (20 to 55 km). Route runs predominantly flat, with an occasional rolling hill, and along good asphalt roads and bike paths.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Around Lake Constance Map

7 Day tour:

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Day 2: Constance - Radolfzell - Stein am Rhein region, 28/34 mi. (45/55 km)
Day 3: Stein am Rhein region - Überlingen, 28/34 mi. (45/55 km) + boat trip
Day 4: Überlingen - Wasserburg/Lindau, 37 mi. (60 km, cat. A), Überlingen - Kressbronn/Nonnenhorn, 32 mi. (50 km, cat. B)
Day 5: Lindau - Arbon 32 mi. (50 km, cat. A),  Kressbronn - Höchst/Rorschach, 25/32 mi. (40/50 km, cat. B)
Day 6: Arbon - Constance, 22 mi. (35 km, cat. A), Höchst - Constance, 37 mi. (60 km, cat. B)
Day 7: Departure or extended stay in Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Take the chance to visit Mainau island or take a walk through the old town of Constance. The aquariums in the Sea Life Center and the Ar­chaeological Museum are also recommended.

Day 2: Constance - Radolfzell - Stein am Rhein/Gailingen, 28/34 mi. (45/55 km)
From Constance, you will cycle along the Gnadensee and into the old im­perial town of Radolfzell. You will continue on along good pathways over the Höri peninsula to Stein am Rhein, which is full of beautiful houses adorned with frescoes.

Day 3: Stein am Rhein - Konstanz - Überlingen, 28/34 mi. (45/55 km) + boat trip
The start of today‘s tour will lead you through the almost completely preserved medieval town Stein am Rhein. You will cycle along the Swiss shores of the lake back to Constance. In Wallhausen, you will board a boat and disembark in Überlingen with its late gothic style cathedral and beautiful health resort park and lake walkway.

Day 4: Überlingen - Wasserburg/Lindau, 37 mi. (60 km, cat. A), Überlingen - Kressbronn/Nonnenhorn, 32 mi. (50 km, cat. B)
From Überlingen, you will cycle to Friedrichshafen. You will pass by the baroque pilgrimage church of Birnau and the ancient town of Meersburg on the way. In Friedrichshafen the Zeppelin museum is worth visiting.

Day 5: Lindau - Arbon 32 mi. (50 km, cat. A),  Kressbronn - Höchst/Rorschach, 25/32 mi. (40/50 km, cat. B)
Today you will travel towards the imperial island town of Lindau, known for its lavish gardens, historic medieval town center, and its great location nestled under Pfänder Mountain. Then you will head on towards Bre­genz. Be sure to take the cable car to the top of Pfänder Mountain, especially on a clear day! The capital town of Vorarlberg is famous for its annual drama fe­stival on the largest lake theater in the world. You will then pass through an important nature reserve on the Rhein delta.

Day 6: Arbon - Constance, 22 mi. (35 km, cat. A), Höchst - Constance, 37 mi. (60 km, cat. B)
The last day of your tour leads you through Romanshorn, with most im­portant Swiss harbor on Lake Constance. You will pass many villages full with wooden framed houses on your way back to Constance. You can visit Mainau island today if you haven’t already done so.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay
After breakfast, you may return home or extend your stay.

 

8 Day tour:

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen/Litzelstetten 
You start the tour in Constance, the largest city around the lake.

Day 2: Constance - Radolfzell - Überlingen, approx. 50 km
On your way to Überlingen you pass through the old imperial city Radolfzell and then cycle across the “Bodanrück“.

Day 3: Überlingen - Lindau, approx. 60 km (cat. A), Überlingen - Kressbronn, approx. 50 km (cat. B)
Today you cycle to Friedrichshafen via Meersburg with its old Castle. From Friedrichshafen through orchards to Kressbronn or Lindau.

Day 4: Lindau - Arbon, approx.  50 km (cat. A), Kressbronn - Höchst/Rorschach, approx. 40 / 60 km (cat. B) 
The first highlight is the Bavarian city Lindau – visit the city center on the island. Soon after you reach the Austrian border and Bregenz, where you should visit the lake stage. Your destination for the day is Höchst in Austria, Arbon or Rorschach in Switzerland.

Day 5: Arbon - Constance, approx. 35 km (cat. A), Höchst- Constance, approx. 60 km (cat. B)
You cycle through the Canton of Thurgau with its huge apple orchards. The route takes you through small villages back to Constance.

Day 6: Constance - Schaffhausen, approx. 50 km
Through picturesque Swiss fishing villages along the South shore of the Untersee via Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen.

Day 7: Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls - Constance/Kreuzlingen, approx. 55 km + boat trip
Today you cycle to the Rhine Falls, the largest European waterfalls. On the other side of the Rhine back to Stein am Rhein and along the “Höri“ to Gaienhofen and by boat to Reichenau Island. From there back to Constance.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Note: The Start of these 7 & 8-Day tours are possible in any of the above mentioned overnight places at no extra cost. 

7 Day Family Tour:

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Day 2: Constance - Unteruhldingen/Meersburg, 16/19 mi. (25/30 km) + boat trip
Day 3: Unteruhldingen/Meersburg - Friedrichshafen, 9/6.2 mi. (15/10 km) + boat trip
Day 4: Friedrichshafen - Lindau, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 5: Lindau - Rorschach, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Rorschach - Constance/Kreuzlingen, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 7: Departure

5 Day Sporty tour:

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance/Kreuzlingen
Day 2: Constance - Radolfzell - Stein am Rhein - Constance, 50 mi. (80 km)
Day 3: Constance - Bregenz, 42 mi. (65 km) + ferry trip
Day 4: Bregenz - Constance/Kreuzlingen, 44 mi. (70 km)
Day 5: Departure or extended stay in Constance.

*All distances are approximate. The 5-Day Sporty Tour due to the length of the daily distances, we don't recommend cycling this tour with children.

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Tour Reviews

  • Gordana L. 2 weeks ago     Verified Reviewer

    Very recommended for beginners and intermediate cyclists. Beautiful sights as well as great accommodations in quaint towns.

  • Larry F. 2 weeks ago     Verified Reviewer

    Overall, the Lake Constance tour was excellent - wonderful scenery, good bike paths, and we were fortunate the weather cooperated so well (sunny days throughout). I think we pushed ourselves to do the full lake tour in just five days, because this, in effect, meant only three days of actual riding, so the distances were a bit long, and this constrained our ability to stop and see more of the many interesting sites and just take our time moving across the breathtaking landscapes. The bikes were excellent - first class touring bikes and well maintained. The hotels were decent three-star options, and the breakfast buffets were a perfect way to start the day. All in all, a memorable experience, and we are already talking about a more extended bike tour with Tripsite next year.

  • Sue S. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We biked around Lake Constance in August and can’t speak too highly of this great cycling adventure! Mostly on well- marked, dedicated, flat bike trails winding through apple orchards, vineyards, sunflower and strawberry fields with stunning views of the lake. We loved exploring the pretty, small towns, castles and churches and savored lots of local delicacies. We swam in the clear, blue waters, soaked up some sun on pretty beaches, and enjoyed lots of art - interesting statues, an international sandcastle building competition, and an art exhibit at the top of Pfander Mountain. The joy of this type of trip is that you go at your own pace and get to spend time doing whatever appeals! We got lost almost daily, but somehow this added to the adventure... directions to hotels in bigger towns were poor, with maps often leaving out many road names. Accommodations were varied - some basic hotels and some charming family owned inns. Breakfasts were generous feasts and hotel staff Read more… helpful and friendly. This was our second Tripsite adventure and we will certainly be back for another!!

  • Laura Z. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    I have to say the whole trip was amazing! We biked around Lake Constance! The hotels were clean and the breakfast at each hotel was delicious!

  • Laura M. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Biking beside Lake Constance, stopping for a beverage along the way and the complete satisfaction of a great week! And as always spending time with great friends!

  • Janis B. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The scenery, hotels and food were great. People were very friendly. The maps for this self-guided trip around Lake Constance were not detailed enough, did not provide information for intersections and turns. We had many times that we did not which way to go. Definitely need better maps.

  • Jane M. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The scenery was beautiful. The extra excursions were popular with our group. The breakfasts were great.

  • Andrea S. 12 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most memorable thing from our Lake Konstanz trip?? How in the world do I pick?? The Biergartens? Picnics in medieval towns? Watching World Cup with locals in small family cafés? The acres of apple orchards? Seeing zeppelins flying over crystal blue water? Feeling the thunder of Rhein Falls? Getting lost and finding amazing parks and kind people? It was the BEST vacation we’ve ever had, and we’re already talking about which one to do next year!

  • Tama L. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    My dissatisfactions, two nights in the suburbs of Constance, out of the way, should not be used. Konono staff excellent, but cost us for taxi to get there and back to the train. Route book imprecise. What is the route sign we were supposed to follow? What good is a dotted line on a map when there are multiple routes? Which are more scenic? Less hilly? Passing by cafes? Unpaved in a forest? Exactly how do you get to the Rhein Falls ferry? Book never mentioned the three elevators that take you up and down. We had frustrations every day.
    Is it a beautiful trip? Absolutely. The Mozart and Park Villa are beautiful hotels, although not air conditioned.

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      Hi Tama,
      Sorry to hear you were dissatisfied with certain aspects of this tour. As far as the hotel locations, we always try to provide the best hotels possible (location, quality, reputation) but this is based on availability. This region is very popular and hotel development hasn't quite caught up with demand.
      In reference to the Route Book....we strongly recommend that clients also request GPS tracks to supplement Route Books. The tracks are more interactive and tend to be more precise. If requested, these tracks can be downloaded beforehand and used with a GPS or your smartphone. See this Blog to learn more.
      Im glad you still had an enjoyable time and appreciated the beauty of this region. We hope to help you plan your next trip!

  • Peg Hanson 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    I did the 7 day Around Lake Constance. This was my 4th Tripsite bike tour. I will list the positive things first.
    I booked the Category 4 hotel package and was extremely pleased with all the hotels. Location was good for all except the Park Hotel in Uberlingen. It is located at the top of a very steep hill and was very difficult to find even after you saw the sign pointing the way!!
    The breakfasts at all the locations were amazing and so beautifully displayed. A wonderful way to start the day!
    The bikes were comfortable and almost brand new. Panniers, front bag and trip meter were all very nice.
    Now the not so positive...
    I had read all the reviews before booking and noticed the negative comments about the bike route directions. Since these comments were from a year and 2 years ago I assumed they had improved this info. NOT TRUE. The book with the routes is almost worthless. Getting from city to city was not always the problem but once in a Read more… city the situation changes. It is even more challenging when you do not speak the language. The locals are more than friendly and always willing to help. However they often assume we know more than we do and even their help does not get us to our destination. A suggestion would be to provide the cyclists with GPS or a HOTSPOT so that we could download the routes on our phones. I realize that if the customer is from Europe they can do that easily but those of us from the USA depend on a wifi connection for this service. I stayed recently at a hotel in Madrid that provided each room with a Hotspot at NO EXTRA charge. If a mid level hotel can afford to do this you would think a cycling touring company could do the same. I realize Tripsite does not have control over some of these situations but if they could encourage this company to try some more advanced methods of guiding their clients I am sure everyone would be happier. I had a wonderful holiday with fabulous weather, beautiful scenery and memorable meals. I will be booking with Tripsite for my next cycling tour. Just wanted to raise this issue to help future travelers be aware.

    • Annette 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      I have found I download the app mapsme and put in the hotels before I leave home. I can still access this by satellite and not needing data when getting near. or can probably do the same with the Google maps app and again use offline...also helpful en route.
      Pleased the trip went well, we are looking into it for next year.

  • Larisa L. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Biking along the forested area near Minau, biking through cobblestoned streets, and seeing a wide variety of things in such a short distance (orchards, cathedrals, castles, swans, mountains, etc).

  • Kristine C. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Riding through the countryside, seeing the roadside farms along the way, was far and away one of the most beautiful parts of the trip. We enjoyed finding places to eat, visiting museums, taking an excursion to the monastery outside Stein am Rhein, and finding cool drinking fountains to refill our water bottles! We had some trouble finding the path at times, but the longer we rode, the easier it was to decipher the guide/route. We took one really long, uphill (very steep) wrong turn on day 2- at least riding back down to the correct path was easy. Overall, it was the best part of our trip! Would have loved to have seen Rhein Falls, but I think it may have been too far away.

  • Deirdre R. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    On the first day at the end of the ride, we tackling the "unpleasantly steep incline"(your words).....after going the wrong way at Stein am Rhein. We should have listened to the local 'angels' we met on the way! C'est la vie!

  • Deirdre R. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part was the beautiful scenery, because of the spring blooming and greenery everywhere. We recommend someone to go on the trial to prepare markings at every intersection. We had to guess which way to go many times. For international travelers, maybe one page in the booklet of the varied biking markings would be very helpful.
    The law in all 3 countries does not require you to bring a helmet, but we recommend it.

  • Sinéad D. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was my 4th cycling holiday but this year the quality of bikes was poor, only had 7 gears, had 21 gears every other year and did not like the back pedal brake.

    Most memorable part was Stein am Rhein, and also liked the fact we could stop cycling and jump into the lake whenever we wanted.

  • Shirley P. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Hotels varied. My daughter stayed at Hotel Krenn-- not great. Food in Rhein am Stein not good. Hotel St Leonard and Hotel Cholsteroff had the best food. The rides were fantastic, would say the last day was a bit boring and less scenic (especially the second half). Would have been nice to include the Rhine falls. Would love to do it again as there were many sights we didn't get to see! Loved the trip and have highly recommended it back home.

  • Shirley Pollock 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    6 of us did this tour and pretty much have only good things to say about it. The scenery was breathtaking, the sightseeing good, although we didn't always have enough time to see everything recommended. The last day was a bit boring as we seemed to ride alongside the railway a large amount of the time. Our luggage was always at the hotel on arrival. Booking the dinner option was well worth it as after a long day one doesn't feel like having to find somewhere to eat that is agreeable to all. All in all the hotels were good. My daughter and niece had to stay in a different hotel on one occasion and it was not good. Breakfasts were generally good. Our hotel in Kressbonn was actually a little before the town and wasn't well described in the directions but 10km later we got there! We would like to do the trip again as we felt there is so much to see. I think one could spend an extra day in some places if time permits.

  • L. Zantingh 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was the most amazing vacation we have had. For our 40th we decided to do a self- guided bike tour around Lake Constance. The first day was a struggle due to many hills, but that was by far the most difficult day. The hotels were clean and the breakfast was fantastic. When biking you see so much more of the countryside, the historical towns were simply breathtaking. On one day we needed to take a boat from point A to B due to an injury and it was very easy to access. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

  • hermann friedmann 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great trip, through beautiful area. No problems with bikes or hotels. Staff at all hotels was helpful, accommodations great and all our luggage was always waiting for us.

    Strongly recommend emailing pdf version of bike route maps and direction two weeks prior so they can be read and the directions studied. This is especially important in the city of Konstanz and suburbs due to lack of bike route signs in those areas. Had it not been for some friendly English speaking locals, we would have been seriously lost several times.

    Also would be a good idea to provide directions to the next bike path segment from the each hotel as well as the from the end of each bike path segment to the next hotel.

  • Tammy Schmidt 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We could not have had such an amazing trip without the help from Tripsite. Anna from Tripsite worked with me on all of my hotel request, allowing us to customize our trip. We were able to choose the towns we preferred to stay in around the lake. Anna recommended hotels over other hotels and reserved lake view rooms which we requested. Our biking trip around Lake Constance would not have turned out as spectacular if it were not for Anna's hard work. I don't think we will use another tour company. The Barge/bike trip offers it all. An added bonus of traveling by boat is that you don't have to pack up every morning like you would have to with other tours that move your stuff from hotel to hotel with a van. The stress of packing up every morning is not there with this tour.
    On the Barge/boat trips you simply wake up, go have your coffee and breakfast before you set off on your bike no packing required. When you return to the boat after the day's Read more… biking there is no unpacking or waiting to be assigned a room, it is off to the showers and out on the deck to join your new friends. We love the friends from around the world that these tours have allowed us to meet. It is a cultural exchange and add to the interest factor of traveling abroad. Thanks Tripsite, the Oppenheimers will be finding some more boat/bike tours that Tripsite offer, maybe Turkey or Greece.

  • Hazem Zayed 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    It was a great trip very well organized the team is very supportive, will definitely repeat with my wife and kids I enjoyed big time.

  • Eileen Biggs 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We were pretty unlucky with the weather. Exciting trip in spite of that

  • Mari Jo Krebs 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We prefer guided trips because we miss the guides knowledge of area. We start riding and don't take time to check out the sights

  • Mark Hensien 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We had a great family adventure. We all enjoyed seeing and exploring new things while staying active. We really liked the self guided option, because it let us control the schedule and select what we wanted to see and do.

  • Cecil Harris 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    One of our hotels was not up to our expectations or the trip rating. Most of our maps/directions were good but missed a detour/construction.

  • Nigel Finney 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Konstanz trip and bikes were very good. The Danube trip bikes were not as good and the scenery needed to be varied more since riding alongside the Danube got a touch boring after a while. (Review from Around Lake Constance and Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna)

  • Ray Damijonaitis 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Good job in organizing the trip. The only suggestion I would have is for the route organizers to take construction projects into account when giving the directions . We encountered 2 cases which made us deviate from the stated route. One of which go us quite turned around.

    In any case it ultimately added to the adventure.

  • Hazem Zayed 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    wonderful tour around the Constance perfect roads visited Switzerland, Austria and Germany perfect organizing and extremely caring team despite that we made the booking at the very last minute.
    Hazem Zayed

  • ryan 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is an awesome bike tour, great work.

  • Harry Krebs 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Trip was great fun and as promised. I recommend this bike ride. We road in September and it was a little warm so I recommend an early start to enjoy all the sights along the way .

  • Chris Prince 5 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Absolutely the greatest vacation I've ever had. My wife and I did this for our honeymoon- Tripsite made planning this an absolute breeze. Picturesque sights, loads of activities and things to do. This was the quintessential vacation/honeymoon.

  • Clara Kai 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    It's nice to jump into the lake after riding the bike under the sun. The beaches were easily accessed. The guesthouse in Arbon was very comfortable. My friend and I enjoyed the tour very much.

  • Maria Aller Huggins 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Beautiful ride for the whole family. Our boys are 8 and 10 and they did great because it was fun jumping in the lake. It was just right for a family of four. A lot of things to see on the way including castles, cathedrals, and the kids got to feed a monkey. The trails were well marked and we did not get lost. The accommodations were wonderful and the people very friendly. I would do this tour with my family again!

  • Donna Buck 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is a beautiful tour around the lake. My girlfriend and I road this several years ago (2004) and went back to the area for another partial trip around this summer to revisit with more friends. The scenery is beautiful and it is an easy ride with much to see! I love being near the water!

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