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1. Posted by Nat22 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone cycled Lake Constance before? it splits Germany, Austria and switzerland.

I want to cycle it and camp along the way, can anyone answer the following questions..

1. Can you camp along the way without having to carry camping equipment? prices?
Can you hire camping equipment easy enough if you cant turn up and rent tent for one night?
2. How long does it take to cycle whole thing?
3. ..or better idea to cycle part of it and return same way? im fairly fit so prepared to work hard
4. Best airport to fly to?
5. Is it possible to store luggage somewhere for a few days whilst cycling?

Any info about cycling the Lake other than my questions is much welcomed please!


2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I know that there are organised tours to cycle the Bodensee (local name, for Lake Konstanz). This way your luggage can travel with you from Hotel to Hotel.

I know that there are boats crossing the lake, so yes you just cycle a part of the route. It's about 200km if you want to cycle the whole route, so a trained person can do this in 2 or 3 days, but most organised tours are aimed at families or older people, who do some 30 to 40 kms every day.

I really have no idea about camping.

The best airport would be Friedrichshafen in Germany, but to get there you might have to make a stopover (I don't know where you are from). Intersky has a homebase at Friedrichshafen, so that might be a possibility to get there.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

If you intend to camp you definitely need to bring your own tent.

While you might be able to rent tents at maybe one or two camping sites in the area doesn't mean that the one you want does. Hiring camping equipment is very rare in Germany, it is usually only done among members of mountain climbing clubs.