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Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Set your sights on the best of alpine splendor—soaring, snow-capped peaks, a vast glistening lake, and bike paths that gloriously connect you to an overlooked corner of Europe.

  • 10 Days
  • 6 Reviews Recommended by 5 of 6 travellers
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Daily Mileage: 15 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking
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Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Lake Constance Bike Tour, European Tours

We’ll cycle three countries on one spectacular ride — Germany, Austria, Switzerland — with Lake Constance breezes at our backs. Charming villages and lakeside retreats offer up a hearty welcome. Thermal-fed springs soothe our souls. Hillsides laden with fertile farmland and vineyards fill our plates and goblets. And a rich, intertwined history of a trio of nations piques our curiosity. It’s the ultimate VBT feast for the mind, body, and spirit!

Cultural Highlights

  • Taste organic fruit brandy and Germany's famed beer
  • Learn the history behind this lake connecting three countries
  • Marvel at the magnificent Romanesque churches of Reichenau
  • Cycle three countries on an organized network of bike paths
  • Cruise across Lake Constance aboard a ferry with breathtaking views
  • Waltz through the riotous array of flowers on the island of Mainau
  • Swim in pristine waters after a day of riding
  • Hearty German breakfasts every day
  • Stay at 4-star hotels right on our cycling routes

What To Expect

This tour offers easy to undulating terrain on bike paths, bike lanes and in the neighbourhoods and countryside surrounding Lake Constance. Longer optional rides and some rolling hills on a couple of days offer fun for more avid bikers. Our VBT support shuttle is always available for those who would like assistance.

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  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

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DAY 1: Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Munich

Depart the U.S. for Germany. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.

DAY 2: Arrive in Munich / Transfer to your hotel

Arrive at Munich airport, where a VBT representative will meet you and help you transfer (approximately 40 minutes) to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own, using the VBT City Information included in your Final Travel Booklet as your guide.

If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly in earlier than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport will be at your own expense.

The rest of the day is free for you to discover this city on your own.

DAY 3: Lindau / Warm-up ride / Welcome reception

VBT No-Air Package guests: Meet your VBT Trip Leaders and the rest of the group at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of our hotel in Lindau (Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Seepromenade, Lindau, Tel: +49 (0)8382 9150) or the sister property Hotel Reutemann Seegarten, Ludwigstrabe 23, Lindau, Tel: +49 (0) 8382 9150 just next door—check your Final Travel Booklet). Your Trip Leaders will be wearing VBT apparel and will be easy to recognize. If your arrival at the hotel is scheduled later than 2:30 pm or if you are delayed, you must travel there at your own expense. A direct train connection from Munich to Lindau can take you there in approximately 2.5 hours for about $70-$100 USD per person. Please contact the Hotel Bayerischer Hof (or the Hotel Reutemann Seegarten) to advise of any travel delays or changes, and the staff will pass your message on to your VBT Trip Leaders.

VBT Air Package guests & Pre-Trip Extension guests: Meet your VBT representative and the rest of the group in the lobby of our Munich hotel at 11:30 am. The VBT representative will be holding a VBT sign and will be easy to recognize. Please plan to have or buy some lunch before we leave. On the way we will make a short stop.

From Munich we transfer to our Lindau hotel, where we meet our Trip Leaders who will provide an introduction and safety talk. Please note that check-in time is 4:00 pm and our rooms will not be ready when we arrive. Later, settle in and join our Trip Leaders for a warm-up ride.

Our 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof and its sister property, the 4-star Reutemann Seegarten, are right on the waterfront and lake promenade in the heart of Lindau. They have been operated by the Stolze-Spaeth family for over 150 years and offer lovely gardens, a heated swimming pool, and a wellness center.

Later, gather with the group for a welcome cocktail reception at our hotel and dinner at a small local restaurant serving hearty German cuisine and fresh fish dishes from Lake Constance.

DAY 4: Ferry to Rorschach (Switzerland) / Bike into Austria and Germany / Explore Bregenz Lake Theatre

After a hearty breakfast, we board our boat and leave Lindau harbor past its 100-foot lighthouse and the town's beloved Bavarian lion. We cruise to the opposite side of the lake into Switzerland. Beautiful alpine vistas mark our way and give us a preview of the beauty to come. We begin cycling in Rorschach and soon enter Austria, where we cross onto the Rhine River delta, a natural wetlands and bird sanctuary. The Rhine feeds Lake Constance with waters collected from the Swiss and Austrian Alps. It continues its famed course from the lake's opposite shore and flows onward to the North Sea. Our bike path gets better and the landscapes that surround us get more stunning as we approach Austria's most westerly city, Bregenz. Shaded bikeways lead us past lovely marinas and fields blanketed with flowers. We'll admire boats sailing on the “Swabian Sea” (as Lake Constance is known to locals) and ride alongside cyclists from all over the world. This beautiful ride sets the tone for a great cycling week!

Upon arrival in the Austrian town of Bregenz, we head to the amazing open-air lake theater, a fantastic stage floating on the water. It is the largest of its kind in the world, and hosts a popular opera and music summer festival. We pause at the Bregenz promenade to admire its manicured gardens and fountains and the modern architecture of its timber-based buildings.

We continue riding along the lake's lovely shore and approach Lindau, passing its ancient customs house of Lochau as we cross back into Bavarian Germany. In the afternoon, we have the option to tour a brandy (Schnapps) distillery and learn about this spirit, produced with regional fruits. Of course, we’ll taste a few samples as well.

Tonight's dinner is on your own in Lindau. During summer months, our hotel offers packages to the summer Bregenz festival if you would like to experience the magic of the lake at night. Contact the hotel well in advance to secure seats!

DAY 5: Cycle to Friedrichshafen and Meersburg / Dinner at our Meersburg Hotel

We begin today's reel along the lake shore past the many impressive villas of Bad Schachen and Wasserburg. Our route on the small peninsula affords lovely views of picturesque houses and a small castle. We continue on to Kressbronn and Langenargen, home to the Monfort Castle, built in an eccentric Moorish style. For a nominal fee, you may choose to walk up the tower in the castle for a spectacular view of the lake and surroundings.

By lunchtime, we coast into Friedrichshafen, a city whose history is tightly linked to World War II. Its aviation industry and strategic location made it an important outpost of Nazi Germany. The city was heavily bombed and largely destroyed in April 1944 by 1,086 tons of bombs. A lighter and loftier side of Friedrichshafen's history can be found in its modern Zeppelin Museum, housing the world's largest aviation collection. The zeppelin airship was born here on July 2, 1900, the creation of the Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Zeppelins took to the air once again in 1993. On a clear and quiet day, you're sure to see them drifting quietly through the sky. If you'd like, you can book a flight by contacting our Lindau hotel (Hotel Bayerischer Hof: +49 8382 9150) or www.zeppelinflug.de well in advance.

This afternoon, we ride inland through the countryside of low-lying hills cloaked in vineyards and miles of apple and pear orchards. You may stop to purchase fresh strawberries, delicious cherries and apricots from local farmers. Organic farming is very popular here and the mild climate yields fruit of most any variety. We later arrive at our small and elegant hotel in Meersburg, the “Burg on the Sea.”

This evening we’ll raise a glass of prosecco complements of our hotel in Meersburg. For dinner we stay at our hotel and dine at their highly rated restaurant with a spectacular lake view.

DAY 6: Lake Dwellings of the Bronze Age in Unteruhldingen / Pilgrimage route to Salem / Meersburg

After breakfast we bike to Unteruhldingen to visit timeless lake dwellings from the Stone and Bronze Age (4000 to 850 BC), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These primitive houses on stilts look remarkably modern, which makes them all the more interesting to archaeologists. We learn about how these Celtic people lived a most interesting and sophisticated lifestyle in harmony with nature on the lake.

We will make our way inland through fields and forests on the Prelates Trail, walking like the pilgrims before us to the town of Salem for a special fondue lunch at a local cheese shop. Our route then weaves through the idyllic countryside and back to Meersburg on the lake.

Take some time to swim and relax this afternoon at the public beach and warm thermal spring just outside our hotel. Or explore Meersburg and its charming small crafts stores. Ascend to the upper old city by foot to explore cobbled medieval streets and take in splendid views of the lake and its alpine backdrop. The medieval fortress—the oldest in Germany—was built by the Merovingians in the seventh century. Much later, elegant Baroque buildings designed by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann were added to this cultural community in Baden-Württemberg. Today, Meersburg is one of the most visited sites in southern Germany.

Dinner is on your own tonight. Your leaders will have recommendations for many of the local restaurants and wine bars.

DAY 7: The flower island of Mainau / Reichenau Island / Constance

A short ferry ride this morning takes us across one of the three arms of the lake to Mainau Island, nicknamed locally “Blumeninsel,” or the flower island. This 45-hectare, pedestrian-only private island is a lavish display of plants and manicured gardens, blossoming in tune with the seasons. It is a model of excellent environmental practices in Germany. A Baroque castle with a church featuring notable art works marks one end of the island, and inviting trails crisscross its length. Tulips, orchids and rhododendrons burst in a riot of color in May, followed by 350,000 other blooms, plus potted plants and fuchsias. Dahlias and roses arrive in September. It's a feast for the eyes that will enchant the most novice gardener.

After the visit, we start cycling to the largest island in Lake Constance, Reichenau, via country roads and a lovely causeway lined with spectacular poplar trees. Reichenau is a paradise for bikers and an interesting cultural site, thanks to the three imposing Romanesque churches built between the ninth and eleventh centuries. All are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, testament to the important role of the Benedictine monastery in the Middle Ages.

We continue cycling to our final destination, the city of Constance. Our hotel is right on our biking route and centrally located, making for a perfect stroll into town later this evening. We’ll sample local wines this evening at the Spitalkellerei—one of Germany’s oldest wine cellars dating back to 1225. Learn about this interesting place as we sample some of Lake Constance’s famous local wines. Stroll through Constance afterwards and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants.

DAY 8: Bike through Switzerland along the Rhein

This morning, a short train ride along the “Untersee” or lower lake, crosses the border between Germany and Switzerland before we reach Stein am Rhein. This lovely, unspoiled region features low rolling hills, a beautiful lake shore accented with little bays, and private lush gardens that look across the water to Reichenau Island. There will be time to stroll after our special picnic lunch along the way.

Later in Constance we have time to explore this beautiful city on our own. You might find this to be the prettiest, most cozy corner of Lake Constance, the perfect place to end our journey.

Our festive farewell dinner is at a local brewery in Constance, where we enjoy traditional German specialties and toast or prost our week with savory German beer.

DAY 9: Constance / Free time / VBT No-Air Package ends

VBT No-Air Package guests: After breakfast you are free to continue on your own. There are many train connections to other cities in Germany and Switzerland. Or, you might embark the catamaran that whisks across the lake to Friedrichshafen and from there continue by plane or train to your final destination.

VBT Air Package and Post-Trip Extension guests: Remain another day in Constance to explore on own. We suggest you to visit the falls of the Rhine River in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, easy to reach from Constance. Many guests enjoy taking a ferry from the harbor in Constance to Schaffhausen, then return to Constance later in the day via train. These are the largest falls in Europe, sometimes called a mini-Niagara. Hot-spring lovers might want to take to the waters at the Thermalbad. The soothing, mineral-laced water that feeds its pools bubbles up from as far below ground as 5,500 feet.

The alleys and squares of Constance's old town are lively and bustling. Guests have spoken highly of the view from the top of the Constance Münster church. For a few Euros, you can walk up the stairs and look through the telescope across the lake to many of the destinations where we cycled this week. You're sure to find myriad keepsake options in charming shops. If you'd like to take in some local culture and history, Constance boasts museums, galleries, and historical buildings.

DAY 10: Depart for U.S.

After breakfast* this morning, transfer to the Zurich airport (approximately 50 or 60 minutes depending on traffic) for your departing flight. Please ensure you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time**.

*For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled departure time, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

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Accommodations

Hotel Stadt Rosenheim

This design hotel in Munich is across a park from the Ostbahn, the metro stop that whisks you to the Marienplatz, Munich’s main square, in just five minutes. Built in an historical building, the Hotel Stadt Rosenheim underwent total renovation in 2010, with many of its Art Nouveau features retained. It rests on the beautiful and vibrant Orleansplatz, lined with cafes, restaurants, art studios, and shops. Each room is elegant and stylish, mixing a traditional sensibility with a modern touch to create a warm welcoming feeling. Throughout, guests can access free WiFi. However, as the building is listed in the city as a cultural monument, it is not equipped with air conditioning.
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Hotel Reutemann Seegarten

The 4-star Reutemann Seegarten and its sister property, the 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof, are right on the waterfront and promenade of Lake Constance, in the heart of the historical city of Lindau. Operated by the Stolze-Spaeth family for over 150 years, each offers generous amenities to make the close of each day truly rewarding. Stroll the lovely gardens, take a dip in the heated swimming pool, relax in the wellness center, or unwind with a drink on the terrace café and bar, situated right on the lake front. Rooms are non-smoking and spacious, and are naturally cooled by fresh breezes coming off the lake.
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Hotel Residenz am See Romantik

The Hotel Residenz am See Romantik is a member of the Romantik Hotels & Restaurants International chain, as well as of the famed Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe. This chic and charming property is managed by its owners, whose keen attention to details ensures you a memorable stay. It’s a simple 5-minute walk from the city of Meersburg in a very quiet location on the waterfront. The Therme of Meersburg and the public lake beach are just across the street. Enjoy carefully prepared cuisine in its gourmet and casual restaurants and pause a spell to admire the small, relaxing garden. Each spacious bedroom includes a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and in your room.
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Hotel Bayerischer Hof

The 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof and its sister property, the 4-star Reutemann Seegarten, are right on the waterfront and promenade of Lake Constance, in the heart of the historical city of Lindau. Operated by the Stolze-Spaeth family for over 150 years, each offers generous amenities to make the close of each day truly rewarding. Stroll the lovely gardens, take a dip in the heated swimming pool, relax in the wellness center, or unwind with a drink on the terrace café and bar, situated right on the lake front. Rooms are non-smoking and spacious, with free WiFi connections and fresh breezes coming off the lake.
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Hotel Ambassador a l'Opera

This neo-baroque boutique hotel has been exquisitely decorated by the well-known Swiss interior designer Roland Schön. It is ideally situated in Zurich’s city center next to the famous Opera House. The nearby lakeside promenade makes for a lovely morning jog or a leisurely stroll. Just a five-minute walk away, the glamour of the world-renowned Bahnhofstrasse unfolds, the most attractive and exclusive shopping mile in Zurich. The Old Town is also nearby, with its pastel-hued guild houses and historic buildings. For an unforgettable meal, indulge in the gourmet Restaurant Opera, awarded with the “golden fish” for its exquisite fish specialties. Elegant paintings from the young baroque artist Tatjana Tiziana adorn its walls, inviting you into Zurich’s opera world. Beginning in April 2014, the Hotel Ambassador a L’Opera will be honored as a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World.”
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Hotel Laimer Hof

Hotel Laimer Hof, a New Renaissance Villa from the end of the 19th century, is located in a quiet residential area just a few minutes walk from the Nymphenburg Palace and gardens. It is owned and managed by Alexandra and Sebastian Rosch, who also live in the property, and has a very homey feel.
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Reviews
  • June turned out to be a perfect time for this trip

    Busy riding but beautiful our weather turned out to be perfect June is a good time for this trip.

    Yes, I recommend this tour.

    Posted on: July 15, 2014
    Posted by: Buck
    From: Michigan, USA
    Age: 55 to 64
    # Of Trips: 2-4

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  • Nice hotels, bike paths, interesting sights to see

    Hottest weather in Germany for the whole time made no air conditioning in hotels nor restaurants uncomfortable. Will never go to Germany in June again. And, it was Pentecost weekend, a huge 3 day weekend in Germany when every German and their bicycle rode the same paths we did - very crowded - would recommend not offering the trip on that weekend again. The bicycles were very nice. The transportation worked extremely well and city guides that VBT provided were knowledgeable and helpful. Our trip guides were good - didn't always seem to know where we were when we got lost. I had trouble telling 0.2 km from 0.3 km, especially when the route description of the road sign seemed like it fit so I was lost a couple of times as were many others. The visit to the neolithic remains outside Meersburg was really nice. We had a couple wine tastings or parties which were fun. Mainau Island was a delight - best Butterfly House I've been in. The lake was lovely and easy to get around by ferry and nice to get in the water on such hot days. Hotels in Lindau, Meersburg, and Zurich were wonderful. Hotel in Munich was in a good position for getting around the city on the pre-trip. Hotel in Konstanz was terrible - dirty and small and noisy. Not a good place to stay.

    Yes, I recommend this tour.

    Posted on: July 06, 2014
    Posted by: Lindabikes
    From: Sequim, WA, USA
    Age: 65 or over
    # Of Trips: 2-4

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  • Tour needs some work

    We just got back from the Lake Constance tour. This tour is brand new this year and VBT has a lot of kinks to work out. While the lake was pretty and some scenery was beautiful, many of the bike paths were just next to railroad tracks or busy roads and the lake was not visible. Many of the towns we stayed in were nice, but overall the biking was not especially pretty or scenic. The mileage was very low every day and the trip should be rated as not even just easy, but beginner. The first day we took a ferry across the lake and biked through Switzerland and Austria. This was the only time (maybe 20 minutes) that the tour was in Austria and only about one hour in Switzerland. The tour description is misleading suggesting more time in those countries. We stopped in Bregenz and took the cable car up the mountain. This was not included on the tour but after I mentioned it to our guides, they told the rest of the group and we all went up. Perhaps VBT should include this on the tour. It was a beautiful view over the lake from the top of the hill. The schnapps distillery tour that was promised in the afternoon was not offered. When we were deciding on a trip, this was one of the reasons we picked this one, so were very disappointed that this was had been cancelled. The hotel in Lindau was beautiful and right on the lake although it appeared that VBT was given the absolute worst rooms since everyones room overlooked an interior courtyard. The hotel and time in Meersburg was the best part of the trip. It was lovely, the rooms large and the staff incredibly helpful. The town is charming and we had a great dinner/wine tasting in the hotel restaurant the first night and a lovely walk into the old town the next night. The fondue lunch was great and at an excellent cheese shop, however many of our group lingered at a museum in the morning and the owner of the cheese shop was clearly upset that we were not there on schedule. The fondue making was supposed to be a group process but since we arrived well before all the others, my family and one other couple made the fondue. It was fine for us, but the rest of the tour group did not get to participate. The visit to Mainau was wonderful and the gardens were gorgeous, however the biking around Richenau was not particularly pretty and the bike paths took us through mainly greenhouses and agricultural fields. While the old church was interesting, the rest of the island was not. On the day of the picnic, it was raining so we went to a restaurant along the route. We were offered a small bowl of oversalted soup and a small salad that was so overdressed as to be inedible. Many of us did not eat any of the lunch. VBT should have rain plans for things like this. It appeared our guides just planned this at the last minute since the directions to the restaurant were vague. We were told it was at distance 5.8 on our daily bike route but instead was at 10+. Lastly, the hotel in Konstanz was TERRIBLE….an absolute DUMP! . For the amount of money we paid, to be stuck in a third rate hotel for three nights was insane. Tripadvisor actually rates this as one of the worst hotels in the town. The furniture was dirty and stained and the towels threadbare and grey. The rooms were so small that my husband and I could not get up and walk around at the same time. The shower was so tiny that every time I turned around, I would hit the faucet and turn it off. The area was noisy and we were woken up every morning at 4:00 by street cleaners and other road noise. The rooms were hot with no ventilation and the front desk staff was overworked and barely had time to answer any questions. From others on our trip who have been on multiple VBT trips, we were told that this was the rock bottom, worst hotel they had EVER stayed in and one couple even went so far as to look for another hotel. The only upside of this vacation were the two guides. Andy and Martin were absolutely fantastic. Despite the rain for half the tour, they were cheerful and enthusiastic. They always had great restaurant recommendations and were knowledgeable about the area and the history. On the last day, we wanted to visit the Rhine Falls and Martin gave us an extremely helpful itinerary on how to get there by train, including times, tracks and costs for each leg of the trip. We took the excursion boat back and he even had times for that as well as connecting train information. After this trip, I’m not sure we would go on another VBT tour although from what I heard from the rest of the group, this trip was unusual and other tours are much better. The routes were not very pretty and many of the activities, such as Mainau, would be better offered as a side excursion than as part of the main tour (as well as the trip to the prehistoric village). The bike routes were too short each day and the short option only consisted of not biking for the whole day and taking the van back to the hotel. Having not done a VBT tour before, I don’t know if that is typical, but I imagined that the short option would take you back to the hotel and the longer mileage would be side trips to other areas. As I heard from other people on our tour “We could be biking anywhere”. Rain plans would also be a good idea. On one day, we were told that we could sit in the van all day and drive to the next hotel or pay for a boat ride to the Meersburg. The alternate lunch for the picnic day was inedible. The rainy season in the area ends in early July so perhaps starting this tour later in the season would be better as it rained on most of our trip and we were told this was common for the time of year. VBT should reassess the route and change the Konstanz hotel.

    Posted on: July 06, 2014
    Posted by: Morrie63
    From: New York, NY, USA
    Age: 45 to 54
    # Of Trips: 1

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  • Lake Constance is a tour of pristine lakesides and rural areas.

    The feel of the Lake Constance is of clean, pristine natural beauty. You cycle through a variety of waterfront and rural areas and it is all so orderly and well cared for. There are several true garden spots, both flowers and salads-to-be. The cycling is easy which enables you to take in, admire, and truly appreciate the landscape. There were moments of feeling like you were in a photo spread of a well-illustrated travel magazine.

    Yes, I recommend this tour.

    Posted on: June 25, 2014
    Posted by: Marf
    From: Nashville, TN
    Age: 55 to 64
    # Of Trips: 5 or more

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  • Nothing but Superlatives

    Great biking (not too many hills), great food (white asparagus was in season) and great leaders (helpful, informative and FUN!)

    Yes, I recommend this tour.

    Posted on: June 10, 2014
    Posted by: Kathy9131
    From: Lincoln NE
    Age: 65 or over
    # Of Trips: 5 or more

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  • Exploring Nature on bike trails of Bodensee

    I discovered that Cuckoos aren't just in clocks. They are in the woods surrounding Lake Constance. Frequently cycling on this tour I would hear their cuckoo, cuckoo, and would stop riding and stand and listen. They must be masters of camouflage. I never did see a cuckoo. During a leisurely stroll on Mainau Island I stopped to admire a Hanky Tree. This tree is from China and at first I thought small sheets of paper had been hung on the branches. Nature can be so interesting!

    Yes, I recommend this tour.

    Posted on: May 30, 2014
    Posted by: Diana
    From: Illinois
    Age: 65 or over
    # Of Trips: 5 or more

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