Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route

Panoramic roads, places of cultural interest 
and endless expanse of scenery

This route leads from the world's highest churchspire to the banks auf Lake Constance, linking two well-known and popular routes: the Danube and the Lake Constance cycle trails. What's more, the Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route is more than just a connection it has many attractions of its own, quite apart from the beautiful scenery.


It begins in Ulm, on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb, continues on throught the hilly countryside of Upper Swabia and ends among the fruit plantations and hop fields in Kressbronn, on the banks of Lake Constance. A certain amount of muscle power is required, but there are lots of opportunities for relaxing en route: a wealth of lakes for bathing, health resorts and soothing thermal spas – Jordanbad in Biberach or the Waldsee-Therme, for example, are ideal. On the other hand, the route presents opportunities for longer breaks, as it takes cyclists throuh several towns on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route with their tourist attractions. 

In four Stages

from Ulm to Kressbronn

places and excursions

along the Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route

Radlerpause auf dem historischen Marktplatz in Biberach an der Riß

You can find places and 
tourist destinations here

The water as a constant companion: first along the Danube and Riss, warm thermal baths and quiet natural lakes will tempt you to stop for a dip. Then the route continues in the romantic valley of the Wolfegger Ach, past historic towns, a variety of museums and enjoyable pit stops in the numerous beer gardens and restaurants along the way. 

© Stadt Biberach, Agentur Fouad Vollmer

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"This long-distance cycling route leads you to the treasures of Upper Swabia and Allgäu!"

Nancy H, Cornwall, UK

Impressions along the route

Practical information

for your cycling holiday in Upper Swabia

You can see the detailed route for the Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route on the map. You can also find a list of cyclist-friendly accommodation in the Upper Swabia-Allgäu holiday region here. Many hosts have made changes to make sure they are able to accommodate cyclists, and are certified through ADFC’s Bett+Bike scheme. In addition to a bike storage room, they often also offer luggage transfer or a charging stations for e-bikes. You can conveniently plan your tour from home or access the information en route either on this page or via the Outdooractive app. 

Tip: the cycling trip can also be booked through Feuer & Eis Touristik.

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Sings will help you 
to find your way 

The Danube-Lake Constance Route is equipped with a two-way signage to help to find your way from Ulm to Kressbronn or the other way around!