|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||34 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||From Berlin: Mondays: Jun 9-Sep 1, 2014; From Copenhagen: Thursdays: Jun 19-Sep 11, 2014|
|Start city:||Berlin, Germany|
|End city:||Copenhagen, Denmark|
Look forward to 400 diversified biking miles, which connect two of the most interesting capitals of Europe. You cycle on very good bicycle paths through idyllic greens of the Havel in the country of Brandenburg, cross the beautiful lakeland area of Mecklenburg and enjoy a 2 hours cruise on the Baltic Sea.
The countryside of Denmark is rich in contrast. Cliffy coasts change into white sandy beaches. Picturesque fishing villages take turns with majestic palaces and gorgeous manor-houses in the inland. The bicycle paths lead you along the coast on mostly quiet side roads and unhitched well drivable bicycle paths.
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Berlin Departure: Mondays: Jun 9-Sep 1, 2014
Copenhagen Departure: Thursdays: Jun 19-Sep 11, 2014
Day 1:Arrival Berlin/Oranienburg
You reach Oranienburg easily by using the direct interurban train from Berlin center.
Overnight in Oranienburg.
Day 2: Oranienburg - Fürstenberg/Surroundings (40 miles/65 km)
Today you cycle along the Oder-Havel-Canal to Liebenwalde. Continue along the Havel to Zehdenick.
Overnight in Neuglobsow or Fürstenberg.
Day 3: Furstenberg - Neustrelitz (37 miles/60 km)
Along the way, you will come across the legendary Lake Stechlin, which has been immortalized through literature by T. Fontane.
Overnight in Neustrelitz.
Day 4: Neustrelitz - Waren (42 miles/67 km)
A highlight of this tour is the Müritz National Park. Along the way is the small village of Ankershagen, where Schliemann, who discovered Troy, grew up.
Overnight in the Waren area.
Day 5: Waren - Krakow (31 miles/50 km)
In the Nossentiner Heide National Park, you cycle through the vast wooded area to Krakow.
Overnight in or near Krakow am See.
Day 6: Krakow - Güstrow (19 miles/30 km)
Güstrow, renowned for the late artist, Barlach, isn't far away. A sightseeing tour in the Old Town and in the E. Barlach Atelier is time well spent.
Overnight in Güstrow.
Day 7: Gustrow - Rostock (23-34 miles/37-54 km)
Cycle along the Bützow-Güstrow-Canal. En route travellers may take any number of trains to Rostock at their own expense if they so deisre.
Overnight in Rostock/Warnemünde. (During Hansesail Regatta in the first part of August, possibility of overnight stay in Güstrow.)
Day 8: Rostock - Nyköping (20 miles/32 km)
Take the train from the Rostock Hauptbahnhof to the ferry harbor. The ferry voyage takes two hours. On the Danish side enjoy the lovely stretches of dikes and trees along Falsters most beautiful beach.
Overnight in Nykøbing.
Day 9: Nyköping - Stege (43 miles/69 km)
Cycling along the coast and through easy terrain, you will reach the old merchant city of Stubbekøbing. It will be worth your while to browse around town before taking the ferry to the island Bogø, where the ferry will make a quick stop. Continue on the ferry to the island Møn.
Overnight in a comfortable country hotel.
Day 10: Island Møn - Køge (32-42 miles/52-68 km)
Traverse the bridge from Møn to Sjaelland. Continue north through the coastal landscape. Cottages and Manor Houses dot the surrounding countryside. From here, it is 32 miles/52 km to Fakse and 42 miles/68 km to the cliffs at Rødvig. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation by train to Køge.
Overnight in Køge.
Day 11: Køge - Copenhagen (30 miles/49 km)
Today's leg of the trip leads you along the beach. You may want to visit the Museum for Modern Art in Ishøj. All points of interest can be reached by foot from the central train station. Don't forget to spend an evening at Tivoli Gardens or take a stroll around the old harbor.
Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 12: Departure from Copenhagen
Depart after breakfast. Return by air or train to Germany, or depart from Copenhagen on your return trip home.
There is an optional tour start in Copenhagen and ending in Berlin
Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen
Day 2: Copenhagen - Køge
Day 3: Køge - Island Møn
Day 4: Stege - Nykoping
Day 5: Nykoping - Rostock
Day 6: Rostock - Gustrow
Day 7: Gustrow - Krakow
Day 8: Krakow - Waren
Day 9: Waren - Neustrelitz
Day 10: Neustrelitz - Fürstenberg
Day 11: Fürstenberg - Oranienburg/Berlin
Day 12: Departure from Berlin
From Berlin: Mondays: Jun 9-Sep 1, 2014; From Copenhagen: Thursdays: Jun 19-Sep 11, 2014
|Low Season:||Jun 9-Jun 25; Jun 27-Jun 29; Aug 19-Sep 11, 2014|
|High Season:||Jun 30-Jul 2; Jul 4-Aug 18, 2014|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 1: Stadhotel Oranienburg, Oranienburg
Day 2: Hotel Am Wentowsee, Seilershof
Day 5: Seehotel Krakow, Krakow
Day 8: Hotel Falster, Nykøbing
Day 9: Prastekilde Kro and Hotel, Stege
Children under 4 are included in the tour price, however, some hotels may charge a small fee for children under 4 payable on-site at each hotel.
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it is a universal seat post.
Helmets are NOT available to be rented. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.
The terrain on this tour is flat with occasional hills. Approximately 50% of the tour is on quiet roads and 40% on dirt or gravel roads. It is appropriate for hybrid bikes.
This tour is leisurely and is for cyclists in average physical condition.
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Berlin, Germany
Nearest train station: Berlin, Germany
Nearest airport: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nearest train station: Copenhagen, Denmark
If you want to return from Copenhagen by train, you go through Hamburg to Berlin.
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Northern Germany’s coastal terrain along the Baltic Sea includes Hamburg, a harbor city of canals and waterways. Southern Germany's Bavaria region, known as "the green roof of Germany," features snow-tipped Alps, the Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Castle and the historic, picturesque city of Munich. Cruise the Rhine River through the western regions and visit Cologne's famous Gothic Cathedral built in 1248. Experience the arts, fashion and music in the capital, Berlin, and see the revitalized city of Dresden destroyed during World War II.
Mecklenburger Radtour is a small and energetic team of cycling and walking professionals. Over 100 of their tours are personally planned. They are out their available programs with yet another over 100 available tours provided through partnerships with reliable travel companies in Germany and other Europeans countries. Located in Stalsund, Germany, Mecklenburg's particular strengths include routes, hotels and equipment that has been carefully selected to best suit the customer's needs.
The reservation for the tour is effected in writing. The booking becomes binding upon our confirmation of tour date and tour price. If the contents of the tour confirmation digress from the contents of the booking, a new offer is made by the 'Mecklenburger Radtour' and to which we are bound for a period of 10 days. The contract becomes effective based on this new offer if you declare your acceptance within the binding deadline to the 'Mecklenburger Radtour'.
2. Down payment and settlement of the balance:
Pursuant to the revision of §651k BGB/German civil code the traveller receives an insurance note pursuant to the regulations under § 651k German civil code to insure the tour price against insolvency. The same applies to for the payment conditions of this regulation Upon receipt of the tour confirmation and the simultaneously transmitted security, a down payment of 20 %, at least however, • 100.- per person is due, however, at most • 250,-. If the booking was effected by a travel agency, you effect down payment and settlement of the balance with said agency. If you have booked directly with the 'Mecklenburger Radtour', the settlement of the balance is effected to one of our accounts under mention of the invoice number by transfer or crossed cheque a fortnight before commencing on the tour. The tour documents will be sent to you upon receipt of the full price.
3. Services und prices:
The services contained in the tour price are described under the respective tour. We reserve the right to change the route taken by the respective tour and from the km data. Furthermore, we reserve the right to correct errors, print and calculation mistakes. Visitor's tax is not included in the tour price, this has to be paid locally at the respective lodging. Nothing is charged by the 'Mecklenburger Radtour' for children under the age of 4 years. Possible costs that may arise with individual providers have to be settled there and then on the spot. Services included in the tour and which have not been claimed cannot be reimbursed. Should rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC as confirmed by us not be made available by the providers, we shall reimburse the difference. The tour organiser reserves the right to accommodate individual guests in another establishment of greatest possible similarity in extraordinary cases. We reserve the right to charge a single room price should you book half a double room in accompanying group tours when no further guest occupies the other half.
4. Client's cancellation, change of booking, replacement:
Should you withdraw from the reserved tour, we shall charge a fee amounting to 20 % of the tour price per person, however at least • 100.- per person up to the 30th day before tour commencement. In the case of a cancellation between the 29th and 21st day we shall calculate 30 % of the tour prices, in the case of a cancellation between the 20th and 07th day we shall calculate 60 % of the tour prices, and between the 6th and last day before commencement of the tour 90% of the tour price per person. Whatever the case may be, we recommend that you conclude a cancellation cover. A reimbursement of the tour price on the first day and after arrival is not possible. Should you be able to find a suitable person to replace you, we only charge • 50.- for the change of reservation. When changing the tour date, the tour course or changing to another tour, we charge a fee of • 100.-. Your wishes for a change of reservation that are received as from the 29th day before beginning the tour, can, if possible, only be effected after cancellation of the tour contract under the above listed cancellation fees and simultaneous new reservation. You are responsible for ensuring that you have all the necessary documents or possibly a visa if required. Should you have to interrupt your tour due to lacking or insufficient documents, we shall have to treat you as a cancellation.
5. Cancellation/discontinuation by the tour organizer:
If we have to cancel a tour for reasons beyond our control, the payments already effected will be reimbursed. There are no further demands. Should the minimum of 8 guests for a group tour not be filled, we are entitled to withdraw from the contract a fortnight before the tour is to begin. Payments already received are reimbursed without any further delay. There is no entitlement to further claims.