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Cycling in the Spring
Lake Constance catches the eye with its blue colour. If we add the green of the surrounding meadows and the thousand colors of spring flowers to this, we feel like making an effort and starting to pedal. Nature sometimes offers the greatest luxury, beauties to contemplate and to experience perhaps on classic two wheels or with an E-Bike for those who don't want to dare too much.
The news is that one of the most beautiful and versatile cycle paths in Europe turns 40. We are talking about the Lake Constance cycle path (Bodensee-Radweg in German) a circular, and mostly flat, route that winds for 260 kilometers between the shores of Lake Constance and the hinterland, crossing Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Along the cycle path you will come across lively cities, fishing villages, castles, stretches of wood and countryside. What is not missing is the magnificent green and blue landscape with the
snow-capped mountains in the background. "Trained cyclists are able to cover the track even in two or three days but to be able to explore the destination adequately it is advisable to plan for a week", specifies a note. "Those who don't want to cycle all the time, or don't have much time, can choose to alternate journeys by ship or train with the bicycle, with frequent trips and punctual connections. For example, once you arrive or even when leaving from Constance, you can decide to switch to opposite shore of the lake to Meersburg by ferry or to Friedrichshafen by catamaran, omitting to skirt the Überlinger See.From Friedrichshafen you can shorten the ride through part of the German Bodensee reaching Lindau or Bregenz, in Austria, by ship or by rail". A route also suitable for holidays with children, to combine a few hours on two wheels with excursions such as a visit to the open-air museum on the prehistoric pile-dwelling civilizations of Unteruhldingen or the Zeppelin Museum, dedicated to the history of the airships that were born here.