Most of the larger tourist centers have city tours with English-speaking guides. The Bodensee is a great destination for bike travelers, with hundreds of miles of well-signposted paths that keep riders safe from cars. You can go on your own or enjoy the comfort of a customized tour with accommodations and baggage transport (and a rental bike, if need be). Wine-tasting tours are available in Überlingen, Konstanz, and Meersburg. Call the local tourist offices for information. Zeppelin tours operated by the DZR (Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei) are not cheap (sightseeing trips cost €200–€745), but they do offer a special experience and a reminder of the grand old days of flight. The zeppelins depart from the airport in Friedrichshafen.

Tour Contacts

Radweg-Reisen GmbH (Fritz-Arnold-Str. 16a, Konstanz, 78467. 07531/819–930.

Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (Allmannsweilerstr. 132, Friedrichshafen, 88046. 07541/59000.

Velotours Touristik GmbH (Bücklestr. 13, Konstanz, 78467. 07531/98280.

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