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

Fer­ry Meers­burg-Con­stan­ce

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!

Anyo­ne who has no oppor­tu­ni­ty to bring their own bike can bor­row all kinds of bicy­cles in Con­stan­ce wit­hout any pro­blems – for examp­le with Roc­co or two-whee­ler Wagen­knecht.

Spe­cial fea­tures of the city of bikes, Con­stan­ce

The „Seahor­se Express”

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!

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