Photo Friday: Lake Constance
We connected with Tripsite Traveler, Rami, who recently traveled to Lake Constance with his family. Rami explains how great it felt to get back to traveling and exploring new places with his family. Below is a short interview and some great photos from their trip!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.
We are a family of 5 (Dad, Mom, Grandpa, 5-year-old, and 1-year-old). We love to travel and have grown to love biking trips. We love visiting smaller towns due to the friendliness of the people and being away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. We currently live in California, in the Los Angeles area.
What are some of your favorite pastimes, hobbies, or activities?
Dad is a lover of hockey and tennis. Mom loves to travel and hike wherever the trail will take her. Grandpa is a big soccer fan and loves to travel as well. Our 5-year-old Zaiden loves to play games and Pokemon while our 1-year-old, Anya, loves whoever will give her a hug and animals.
Why did you pick the Lake Constance bike tour?
We wanted a family-friendly tour that did not require much exertion. Hauling 2 kids behind us was difficult enough, so we wanted flat ground. Also, the family-friendly option was great. They took us to an adventure park, Ravensburg Spieleand, and had other family-friendly activities ready for us.
Describe the highlights of this trip. What was your favorite part?
As above, Ravensberg Spieleland was the perfect activity for young kids. The rides were mostly designed for them and they had a blast. Even Dad loved the roller coaster. In Austria, we got to ride the cable car up a little mountain. The views at the top were remarkable. They also had a cute playground for the kids to play on.
How was it traveling since the lockdown?
We must say the trip was even better because it has been so long since we’ve been overseas. It had been well over a year since we traveled and we were very eager to go. We missed it so much! Just having different types of food, drinks, and hearing a different language made the trip even better.
If you could go on any one of our tours, which one would you choose? Why?
I think if I was going to pick another tour, it would have to be Hungary, Lake Balaton Bike Tour. It has the right amount of stopping for kids (2 night stay in 2 different locations). With kids, it is all about balance. It can be challenging biking every day, so a break here and there makes the trip even better!
Quick stop: Nearing the end of our ride to Konstanz, there was a small cafe at the side of the bike path for coffee, sweets, and drinks. The kids loved the attached playset where they played until their ice cream arrived.
Sunflower City: Here we are making a quick stop in Switzerland. In this area, there were yards full of sunflowers with the added benefit of Lake Constance views in the background.
Watch Out Behind You! In nearby Arbon on our way from Rohrsach, there was a lovely playground that the kids wanted to play on. Many of these playgrounds bordered the bike path around Lake Constance.
Fireworks! Randomly after dinner and as we were walking back to our hotel in Rohrsach, we noticed fireworks in the distance. The kids and parents enjoyed the about 30 minute show to end the night.
Beautiful Bregenz: Here we are at the top of Pfander cable car in Bregenz, Austria. The views were magnificent and there was a small restaurant at the top where we had our lunch and coffee. The playground at the top was also a fan favorite for the kids!
Lion in Lindau: After a great stay in the hotel in Lindau, we took a tour biking through the city and stopped by the Lion that stands over Lindau.
Having a Blast at Ravensberg Spieleland: One of the main excursions of the entire trip was a trip to the amusement park in Ravensberg. Here the kids are inside a fake airplane. Along with all the rides, there were a few areas of entertainment, including a soccer area where you can test how hard you can kick it and this airplane where you can pretend you are the pilots and passengers!
Riding Along the Lake: Here we are on the German side of Lake Constance. Much of this tour was on bike paths that bordered the lake.
Special thanks to Rami for sharing his experience. To read more stories from our Tripsite Travelers, visit our travel blog.