Whether on a racing bike, touring bike or e-bike – the Lake Constance region offers ideal conditions for an active holiday on two wheels. Flat terrain, well-developed cycle paths along the lake, narrow roads through the hilly hinterland, challenging trails with a remarkable altitude profile: Lindau at Lake Constance is a perfect starting point for cycling tours in this region with its varied landscape.
Panorama Cycling Tour
The panoramic cycle tour covers a total of 26 kilometres and takes you to the six most beautiful vantage points of Lake Constance in Lindau. Slight inclines and straight stretches alternate here. The route leads through picturesque villages, past orchards and vineyards and of course along the lake shore. At the stops along the way you can relax, have a picnic and enjoy the view over Lake Constance and the mountains.
The bike tour is suitable for people of average fitness and also for riders with e-bikes. Should it be too strenuous for you on the way, you have a direct train connection at three stations.
- Length: approx. 26 km
- Height difference: approx. 250 m
- Duration: approx. 3 h (pure driving time)
Lake Constance cycle path from Lindau
The Lake Constance cycle path is one of the most popular cycle paths in Central Europe. It runs almost entirely along the shore of the lake, past the region’s most famous highlights: the island and garden city of Lindau, Bregenz with the Pfänderbahn railway, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, Mainau Island of Flowers, Reichenau Island World Heritage Site, the Council City of Constance and the Birnau pilgrimage church. Beginners and families will also find the mostly flat, continuously signposted path very easy to follow. It is best to take the Bodensee-Radweg from Lindau “right round” in the direction of Bregenz, so that you are on the lake side of the road. If you wish, a luggage transport will bring your luggage to the desired destination.
- Length: approx. 280 km
- Height difference: approx. 280 m
- Duration: approx. 24 h (pure driving time)
Lake Constance-Königssee cycle path starts in Lindau
Lindau is also the starting point for the Bodensee-Königssee cycle path. This demanding route leads from Lindau through the Allgäu, along numerous Bavarian lakes on the edge of the Alps to Königssee at the foot of the Watzmann. The long-distance cycle path is mostly hilly – experienced cyclists need three to five days for the route. The castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, the salt mines of Bad Reichenhall and a total of twelve lakes can be seen.
There is a bike bus on the route.
- Length: approx. 418 km
- Height difference: approx. 4,000 m
- Duration: approx. 40 h (pure driving time)
Details about the tour can be found here
3 Countries Tour
On this bike tour you start at the landing stage Wasserburg with the liner to Rorschach. Alternatively, you can also start at the seaport in Lindau. Once in Rorschach, follow the Lake Constance bike path for about 12km to Gaißau. Keep to the right and ride the path along the lake until you get back on the Bodensee-Radweg. Your return journey will take you via Bregenz to Lindau and, depending on your starting point, on to Wasserburg.
- Length: approx. 61 km
- Altitude difference: approx. 225m
- Duration: approx. 4,5 h
Park your bike
On the Lindau Island we ask you to ride only in the designated areas and to park your bike at the designated stations.
You can find public bicycle stands here:
- At the main station directly at platform 1 (with lockable luggage compartments)
- At Alfred-Nobel-Platz, entrance to Ludwigstraße
- At the entrance to Maximilianstraße
- In the Schafgasse
- At the Marktplatz
In addition, a total of 28 bicycle garages are available for 24-hour rental at the Inselhallenparkhaus P4 (Zwanziger Straße 6). 10 boxes of which are even equipped with power outlets for charging the battery of your electric bicycle. For a fee of € 2.00, the desired bicycle garage can be opened and you can easily put your bicycle inside.
BIKE GARAGE – BIKE HUB
Since this season there are two additional Bike Hubs at your disposal. You will find one Bike Hub in front of the Garden Show area at the North Entrance, the other one has found its place at the Bahnhofsplatz in front of the Museum of Art at the Inselbahnhof. In total, there are about 40 covered single places at your disposal thanks to the Bike Hub’s.
Charge your e-bike
There are several charging stations in Lindau where you can charge the battery of your e-bike:
- Tourist Information Lindau, Alfred-Nobel-Platz 1
- At the Inselhallen parking garage P4, Zwanziger Straße 6 – 10 bicycle garages with electricity (2.00 € rental fee for the box)
- At the Strandcafé Lindenhof, Lindenhofweg 41
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Rent a bike
Even if you don’t want to arrive with your own bike, you don’t have to give up a bike tour. Some hotels and holiday flats offer rental bikes. Of course, you can also rent a bike in Lindau – either for a day trip or for a longer period. Numerous bike rental companies in Lindau and the surrounding area offer bikes at fair conditions. And even if your bike has got a flat tyre or minor damage, you will be helped: The bike rental companies usually also offer a repair service.