The Best Biking Routes Around Lake Constance

A well-packed bike on the shores of Lake Constance
A well-packed bike on the shores of Lake Constance | © Kitty Terwolbeck / Flickr
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Just like its hiking trails, Lake Constance’s biking trails are just as beautiful, meandering from the lake shores through the forests and meadows and up into the mountains with stunning views. Check out some of the best tours for biking aficionados.

Tour Überlingen Lake

Lake Constance is actually separated into three parts: Untersee (Lower Lake), Überlingersee (Überlingen Lake) and Obersee (Upper Lake). This tour goes once around the Überlingersee, including all of its major sights. At around 65 km in length, bikers can pretty much start at any point. The most important stopping points include: the flower island of Mainau, the idyllic lakeside town of Sipplingen, the historic town of Konstanz, the lakeside promenade of Überlingen known for its many chic restaurants and cafes, the beach in Überlingen where a dip in the water is encouraged, the lovely pink Birnau Church and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pfahlbaumuseum (reconstructed pre-historic pile dwellings).

A view of Überlingen from between the forest trees

Tour Reichenau Island

Reichenau Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not only a great place to gaze at historic monasteries and churches from the Middle Ages but it’s also a great place for a bike tour. The island can be reached by a causeway from the mainland and the bike tour goes once around the island taking about one to two hours, so it’s a great option for beginners as well as families with kids. Make sure to make frequent stops to see the most important sights including the Münster (Minster Church), the St. Georg Church, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul as well as the island’s famous vegetable farms. If you’re looking for something a bit more difficult, you can ride your bike once around the Untersee (upper part of Lake Constance), in which Reichenau Island is located in, a path that takes about five hours to complete.

The St. Georg Church on Reichenau as seen from the biking path

Tour the famous Rheinfall

This moderately difficult bike tour begins in the Swiss lakeside town of Mammern in the Untersee and goes all the way to the famous Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Switzerland. The more than 59 km tour is rewarded with the sight of the waterfall that is about 150 metres wide and 23 metres high. Another highlight is the beautiful medieval town of Stein am Rhein, which is on the way to the grand waterfall.

The magnificent Rheinfall in Switzerland

Tour the Linzgau region

The beautiful cultural landscape of Linzgau is perfect for biking and this particular tour makes the best of the region’s natural and historic highlights. The tour begins in the beautiful medieval town of Überlingen, where the Minster of St. Nikolaus is one of the main sights. From there, the tour continues in the direction of the idyllic village of Bambergen and traverses a small part of the Bodenseetour-Radweg (a full tour around the entirety of Lake Constance that is around 225 km in length), before reaching Lippertsreute and Rickenbach, with a view of the magnificent Castle of Heiligenberg, Schloss Salem, Affenberg (Lake Constance’s famous monkey sanctuary) and Birnau Church with an amazing view of the lake and back to the lake promenade in Überlingen for dinner and drinks by the water.

The colourful view of Lake Constance’s sunset from Birnau Church
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