|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||34 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||From Berlin: Mondays: Jun 8-Sep 7, 2015; From Copenhagen: Thursdays: Jun 18-Sep 10, 2015 (on request)|
|Start city:||Berlin, Germany or Copenhagen, Denmark|
|End city:||Copenhagen, Denmark or Berlin, Germany|
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 8-Sep 7, 2015
Copenhagen Departure: Thursdays: Jun 18-Sep 10, 2015 (on request)
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/Falster (20 miles/32 km)
Take the train from the Rostock Hauptbahnhof to the ferry harbor. The ferry voyage takes two hours and is included in the tour price. On the Danish side enjoy the lovely stretches of dikes and trees along Falsters most beautiful beach.
Overnight in Nykøbing/Falster.
Day 9: Nyköping/Falster - Insel (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. This ferry ride is not included in the tour. The cost is €10 per person, payable on site.
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. This train ride is not included in the tour. The cost is €12 per person, payable on site.
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: Island Mon - 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 8-Sep 7, 2015; From Copenhagen: Thursdays: Jun 18-Sep 10, 2015 (on request)
|Low Season:||Jun 8-Jul 5; Aug 19-Sep 10, 2015|
|High Season:||Jul 6-Aug 18, 2015|
Note: The ferry ride to the island Bogø and the island Møn is not included in the tour cost. The cost is €10 per person, payable on site. The train ride to Køge is not included in the tour cost. The cost is €12 per person, payable on site.
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Stadhotel Oranienburg, Oranienburg
Hotel Am Wentowsee, Seilershof
Seehotel Krakow, Krakow
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.
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.
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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1. Cancellation / Re-booking
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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%
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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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