From easy bike paths along quiet back roads to more demanding hilly or even mountainous routes, Lindau is the perfect starting point for all kinds of cycling and mountain biking tours of the region.
Cycling at Lake Constance
The area around Lake Constance is perfect for an active holiday with your bike. It boasts miles of cycle paths with views over the lake, fascinating countryside, picturesque towns and villages, attractive destinations and a mild climate. The extensive network of cycle paths is ideal for every kind of cyclist or mountain biker.
Bike route Bodensee-Radweg
One of the most popular bike routes in Central Europe is the Bodensee-Radweg, which takes cyclists all the way round Lake Constance. Almost the whole of the 273- km route hugs the lake shore and takes cyclists past the region’s most famous sights: the island and garden town of Lindau, Bregenz with its Pfänder cable car, the Rheinfall waterfall at Schaffhausen, the flower island of Mainau, the island of Reichenau (a World Heritage Site), historic Konstanz and the pilgrim’s church at Birnau. The route is also suitable for less ambitious cyclists and families because it is mostly flat and well signposted all the way round. From Lindau, it is best to ride in a clockwise direction around the lake towards Bregenz, as this means you are riding right next to the lake. If you find you’ve brought too much luggage, you can simply have it transported to your destination.
Cycle route Bodensee-Königssee starts in Lindau
Lindau is also the start of the Bodensee-Königssee-Radweg, a cycle route running from Lake Constance to Lake Königssee. This hilly, spectacular route runs for 440 km across the Allgäu region. It passes through picturesque countryside, passing Bavarian lakes and world-famous historic sites along the edge of the Alps. It finishes at Lake Königssee near Berchtesgaden, at the foot of the Watzmann mountain. The Lake Constance to Lake Königssee bike route is at an altitude of 400 to 1,000 metres above sea level. It is a challenging route involving a total of 5,359 metres of climbing.
If you don’t have your own bike with you, you can simply rent one locally. There are several shops in Lindau that rent out good, reliable bikes at reasonable prices, and also offer a repair service.