If you like cycling, Constance is the place to go. Whether it’s the racing bike, the mountain bike, the e‑bike or just a normal city bike, here every cyclist finds his bike path. And now that spring is finally here again, I’ll give you some insider tips for cycling for your next visit here!
Destinations around Constance
In and around Constance there’s much to explore, which is only half as easy to reach by public transport or by car as by bike. For example, you can cycle wonderfully to the flower island Mainau or to our vegetable island Reichenau. Also, on the Swiss side you can drive along the beautiful Rhine and, in summer, stop at the beach Tägerwilen or drive on to Gottlieber Seecafé directly by the Seerhein. Also, the beer garden and climbing forest St. Katharina are easy to reach by bike.
Constance – city of bicycles
In the city itself, cycling is very important. Almost everywhere there are bike paths or even entire bicycle roads and a bicycle bridge over the Rhine. In order to get from A to B in Constance, the bike is almost the best option – for example, for an afternoon on the Seerhein, a visit to the beach „Hörnle” or to enjoy the beautiful view from the University of Constance.
But also wonderful day or multi-day tours around Constance are possible:
It is approx. 50 km from Constance to the Überlinger Lake around Meersburg, from where you can return in the evening by ferry. It is a similar distance to the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, from where you can return to Constance by train in the evening. It is also worthwhile, after 30 km to make a small stroll through the city on the Rhine and then return or return by train. Those who would like to have a little shorter, can make a wonderful trip to the Reichenau (about 10 km easy) and eat a delicious ice cream at the campsite „Sandseele” and enjoy the view or go swimming. A little tip: At the „Riebels”, there are delicious, freshly caught fish.
Cycling along the coastline of Lake Constance in several days is, of course, possible. Here you will find lots of information on the Bodenseeradweg and luggage transport: Der Bodensee-Radweg
Mountain biking – trails for adrenalin
For the mountain bike fans among us, there’s also a lot to discover here: Directly from Constance you can drive a bit along the lake to Ermatingen and, from there, south to the hilly landscape. There are many single trails, some with jumps and gullies in the forest, which are a lot of fun. Even closer are the single trails just outside the district Wollmatingen at the Taborturm. Also, on the Bodanrück there are some trails. If you want even more interesting rides, head to Schienerberg, as there’s a bike park. Incidentally, the trails are best found via GPS apps / websites such as Komoot, GPSies or Outdooractive.
Lend a bicycle? No problem!
Special features of the city of bikes, Constance
You would rather stay in the city? For a trip to barbecue, wonderful TINK bikes of the city of Constance are suitable for this purpose. In it you can accommodate the food and the kiddies and the wheels are available at some stations in the city centre and Petershausen, which are very easy to lend.
If you don’t want to pedal by yourself, you can also be chauffeured in a cycle rickshaw – and the shrewd drivers of the „Seepferdle-Express” also know a lot about their home city.
And if you then return after a tiring (or leisurely) day, you can park your bike or lend bike comfortably and safely in the bicycle storage of the Gästehaus Centro, throw your cycling clothes in our washing machine and dryer and eat ice cream at the harbour promenade or treat yourself to a cold beer.
Incidentally, spring has almost arrived here in Constance – and I already have a little sunburn on my face. The daily time on the bike makes it all the more fun!
Sunny greetings from Constance – we’re looking forward to your visit!