|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||23 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: Apr 22-Oct 24, 2015|
|Start city:||Waren, Germany|
|End city:||Waren, Germany|
There are over 1,000 large and small lakes in Mecklenburg Lake District, embedded between extensive forests and meadows. This countryside is absolutely perfect for cycling tours.
In past century, Fritz Reuter, an important Low German poet, described this spot of land as paradise which he considered to be the beginning of the Creation story. Those interested in cultural history are confronted with many a sight worth seeing on this trip in the countless towns and villages. Fortified boulder churches, old manor houses and mills, and old town walls that reveal their own history.
Hovering over some still lakes you can, with a little luck, still catch a glimpse of the rare fish eagle and kingfisher that are indigenous here. In the Mecklenburg lakeland area, every friend of nature, who would like to recuperate actively away from the daily grind, gets his money's worth!
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Day 1: Arrival in Waren
You may want to arrive early enough to enjoy an excursion and prepare for your holiday. The region around Waren and Lake Müritz is one of the most heavily visited tourist areas in the Mecklenburg Lake District. There are numerous cafés, restaurants and shops to linger in between the Old Town and harbour.
Overnight in Waren.
Day 2: Waren - Neustrelitz (34 miles/55 km)
Cycle along silent paths through the Mueritz National Park. Cycle through stretches of forest, along marshes and meadows, on your way to Neustrelitz. Neustrelitz was once the home of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Overnight in Neubrandenburg.
Day 3: Neustelitz - Wesenberg (28 miles/45 km)
You may want to take some time to explore the town before continuing on to today's destination. The market square and castle gardens are definitely worth seeing. Cycle along the many small lakes on your way to the south of Wesenberg near the Havel-Müritz Canal. Spend the night near Lake Labusee and Wesenberg.
Overnight in Wesenberg.
Day 4: Wesenberg - Roebel (28 miles/45 km)
Cycle along the edge of Müritz National Park over rolling hills on your way back to Lake Müritz. Röbel lies south of the lake. On your way there, you will encounter several prehistoric giant burial mounds. Röbel is an old craftsman and farming town.
Overnight in or near Röbel.
Day 5: Roebel - Plau (22 miles/35 km)
Today you will cycle to Lake Plau. Stone graves and burial mounds dot the landscape. It would be well worth your time to visit the village church with its famous wooden carved altar. Cycle west of Lake Plau to the town of Plau, an old trade city.
Overnight in Plau.
Day 6: Plau – Malchow (22 miles/35 km)
Cycle west of the lake to Karow. In 1963, several buildings were transformed into an agricultural museum in Alt Schwerin. There, you can look into the past and see what village life used to be like in Mecklenburg. Continue along the Schwinzer Heath to Malchow.
Overnight in Malchow.
Day 7: Malchow - Waren/Muritz (19-25 miles/30-40 km)
The last leg of the tour takes you through vast landscape south of the "Upper Lakes" and back to Lake Müritz. Cycle through vacation country called 'Land Fleesensee'. In the tranquil harbour town of Sietow you will reach the circular route around Lake Müritz. Take the route to the castle, 'Waren Schloss Klink'. You may want to go or a swim before returning your rental bike in Waren. We will keep your luggage for you until 5 pm. And, we can book an extra night for you, if you like.
Daily: Apr 22-Oct 24, 2015
|Low season:||Apr 22-May 22; Sep 1-Oct 24, 2015|
|High season:||May 23-Aug 31, 2015|
|Category A: 3 and 4-star hotels|
|Category B: 2 and 3-star hotels|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Marina Wolfsbruch, Wesenberg area
Romantik Hotel Gutshaus Ludorf, Röbel area
Seehotel Plau am See, Plau am See
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:
Available upon request for no charge is a handlebar bag including map pouch, tachometer, basket. Upon request for an additional charge are additional bicycle bags.
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.
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 40% of the tour is on dedicated bicycle paths, 30% on quiet roads and 10% on dirt or gravel roads.
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Hamburg and Berlin, Germany
Nearest train station: Waren, Germany
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Germany's fairytale castles, romantic villages and bustling cities are surrounded by a wealth of pristine natural landscapes. Only a unified nation since 1990, Germany now boasts Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation. Within its unified boundaries, Germany remains a nation of diversity.
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.
1. Cancellation / Re-booking
The following stipulations apply for cancellations made by groups and/or individuals. The cancellation fees are deducted from the above mentioned commission rates. Refunds are not possible on the scheduled day of arrival and during scheduled tour dates.
Up to 30 days before scheduled arrival date -- Cancellation 50,00 Euro *
29 - 21 days before arrival -- 30%
20 - 07 days before arrival -- 60%
06 - 01 days before arrival -- 80%
Scheduled day of arrival -- 90%
During scheduled tour dates --90% ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼* minimum €50 per person
The customer making the cancellation will be charged a re-booking fee of €50,- should a substitute be found.
Customers who re-book a tour by changing travel dates, a tour route, or an entire tour will be charged a re-booking fee of €50,- up to 30 days before the scheduled arrival date.
Re-bookings made after 29 days to one day prior to the scheduled arrival date, if a re-booking is possible, will be treated as cancellations according to the conditions listed above and a new booking process begun.
There is no fee for changes and cancellations of extended stays unless there is a verifiable hotel cancellation fee.
Children, 0 - 4 yrs. old, travel free if no extra bed or sheets are required. Some hotels charge a fee for extra beds and sheets, which is payable on-site.
Children, 5 - 15 yrs. Upon request, a discount for an extra bed for a child between 5 and 15 yrs. old applies with two adults in a double room.
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