Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

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Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

11 Days Starting in Oranienburg and ending in Copenhagen

Visiting: Germany, Denmark

Tour operator:

UTracks

Tour code:

BTC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 15

Physical rating:

moderate to challenging

From: $2190 $2121 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$69

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

The contrasts between northern Germany and Denmark don't begin right at the border, but you'll certainly notice them on this cross border cycling trip. From Germany's vibrant, culturally rich and exciting capital of Berlin, you'll cycle north to the coast via forests and lakes, hopping from glistening island to island, towards the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The route takes you along canals, through scenic coastal stretches and shady forest tracks. On occasion you will need to catch local trains and also a ferry to Denmark. Germany's scattered lakes, peaceful wetlands and emerald forests provide a wonderful start for the cycling ahead. The Danish landscapes are vibrant in contrast, changing from cliff-lined coasts to white sandy beaches and where picturesque fishing villages alternate with majestic palaces and gorgeous manor-houses further inland.

Highlights

  • Discovering two of Europe's most fascinating capital cities

  • Experiencing the gorgeous lake district of Germany

  • The ferry crossing from Rostock to the white cliffs of Møn Island

  • Cycling the final leg along the coast to downtown Copenhagen

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Oranienburg

Make your own way to Oranienburg and the joining hotel. There is a good S-Bahn connection between Berlin-Mitte and Oranienburg.

Day 2 : Cycle Via Canals To Zehdenick / Fürstenberg Or Surrounds (35-75Km/21.5-46.5Mi)

Today you cycle the Oder Havel Canal to the town of Liebenwalde, home to a museum set in a former prison. Continue alongside the canal to the pink town hall in Zehdenick. In the Mildenberg Museum Park you can experience industrial history first hand in what was once Europe's largest brickworks area. Overnight in Zehdenick/Fuerstenberg or nearby.
+156m/-135m

Day 3 : Continue To Neustrelitz Or Surrounds (45-78Km/28-48.5Mi)

The Mecklenburg Lake District begins at the "Great Stechlin", immortalised in literature by Th. Fontane. Cycling to Neustrelitz you will pass a number of smaller and larger lakes. Your destination is the former royal seat of Neustrelitz. The castle park, the star-shaped market square and the town layout are testimony to the history of the Grand Duchy of Strelitz. Overnight in Neustrelitz or the surrounding area.

Day 4 : Cycle Via The Müritz National Park En Route To Waren (65Km/40Mi)

A highlight of the trip is the Müritz National Park, Germany's largest land national park with more than 130 lakes scattered amongst forest and wetlands. This extensive protected area is a refuge for endangered flora and fauna. Visit the small village of Ankershagen, where the adventurer Schliemann, who discovered Troy, grew up. The museum here brings his work to life. Continue to the spa town of Waren / Muritz for overnight.

Day 5 : Cycle Through Forest To Güstrow Or Surrounds (45-69Km/28-43Mi)

Today you will cycle through the peaceful forests of Nossentiner Heide National Park to Krakow am See. Not to be confused with the city of Krakow in Poland, Krakow am See is a small town set between lakes, farmland and forests. Continue to Güstrow, home of the expressionist sculptor and printmaker, Barlach. The afternoon is free to explore the old town and visit Barlach’s studio. Overnight stay in Güstrow or surrounding area.

Day 6 : Ride To Rostock (54-78Km/33.5-48.5Mi)

On the way to Rostock you will cycle along the Bützow-Güstrow Canal. You can shorten today's cycling by taking any number of trains to Rostock (train tickets not included, payable locally). Overnight in Rostock.

Day 7 : Continue To Nykøbing/Falster In Denmark By Ferry And Bike (38Km/24Mi)

This morning you cycle to Rostock harbour (approx 12km) to board the ferry to Gedser (2 hours crossing, ticket included) on the Danish island of Falster. Continue by bike across Denmark’s beautiful landscapes of dikes, small forests and pristine beaches to reach the city of Nykøbing.

Day 8 : Coastal Cycle Then By Ferry To The Island Of Møn (75Km/46.5Mi)

Today you follow the coast across easy terrain to the old merchant town of Stubbekøbing. Take some time to explore the town before boarding the ferry (not included, payable locally), which makes a quick stop at the island of Bogø before continuing to the island of Møn. Disembark and enjoy pedaling around quiet country roads and passing thatched houses, or stretch out on a beach by the Baltic Sea. Or you can cycle via Vordingborg to Kalvehave to the island of Møn instead of taking the ferry. Overnight in the town of Stege on Møn.

Day 9 : Cross The Bridge To Zealand And Continue To Rødvig Or Køge (55-75Km/34-47Mi)

After crossing the bridge from Møn to Zealand, continue north through coastal landscapes passing cottages, country and manor houses, surrounded by farmland. Fakse Ladeplads is approx. 55 km away, and Rødvig with its fascinating cliffs approx. 75 km. If you are booked to stay overnight in Rødvig, you will have reached your destination. If you are booked to stay in Køge, you can take the train from either Fakse or Rødvig (train ticket not included, payable locally). Or you can cycle to Køge without taking the train, in which case the distance is 107km/66.8mi. Overnight in Rødvig or Køge.

Day 10 : Cycle To Copenhagen (41-75Km/25.6-46.8Mi)

On your last cycle day of the tour you will ride along coastal paths to Copenhagen. If you have spent the night in Rødvig (75km from Copenhagen), today's stage leads along the beaches. From the village church in Højerup you have a unique view of the chalk coast "Stevns Klingt". In Køge (41km) you can visit the local history museum "Køge Byhistoriske Arkiv". You may like to visit the private ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj along the way. Copenhagen is an enchanting city. A visit to the Tivoli Gardens is a must, as is a stroll around the old harbour city.

Day 11 : Trip Concludes

The trip concludes after breakfast in Copenhagen. We can book extra nights on request, please ask for our rates (note: additional nights are not possible with bike rental).

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    10 nights comfortable hotels and guesthouses

  • 10 breakfasts - buffet style with breads, spreads, cheese, often meats and cereals, coffee, tea, juice

  • 10 nights comfortable hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities

  • Rental bike (24 speed, or 8 speed on request or if 24 speed fully booked) with pannier and repair kit, lock and pump per room (e-bike available on request - supplement applies). Odometers are available on request with advance notice (limited availability)

  • Luggage transfers - max 2 pieces, 15kg per piece (per person), supplement applies for excess

  • Information pack including route notes and maps - one per room booked, GPS data available

  • Ferry Rostock to Gedser with bike on day 7

  • Emergency hotline - 7 days, 8am to 8pm

  • Travel to Oranienburg and from Copenhagen

  • Meals not listed as included, drinks

  • Helmets (not available for rent, please bring your own well fitted helmet)

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What's Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner daily

  • Drinks

  • Entrance fees to places of interest

  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip

  • Helmets (not available for rent, can be purchased locally)

  • Hotel/visitor tax approx €1-5 per person per night

  • Transfers: train Fakse/Rødvig - Køge (approx €15pp), Ferry Stubbekøbing - Bogø (approx €13pp), optional train to Rostock Harbour (allow €10pp) - prices subject to change

Grading

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING - Grade 4
This trip involves 9 days cycling with cycling stages from 35 to 78km / 21.5 to 48.5mi per day with gradual ascent and descent. The terrain on this tour is flat with occasional hills however weather conditions can impact on the riding difficulty. Approximately 50% of the tour is on quiet roads and 40% on dirt or gravel roads. This trip requires a good level of fitness. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets are worn.

What You Carry

During the cycle day you will carry your daily requirements in the pannier provided with the bike. This may include your lunch, wet weather gear, mobile phone and water. A small daypack which can be kept inside the pannier is useful for sightseeing.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

C. Church(Cambridge, New Zealand)  

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

11 Jun 2024

Great riding through forests and nature, while seeing the different cultures of the old East Germany and rural Denmark. Topped off by arriving in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, staying at a great hotel - recommend you extend your stay at the end by a couple of days.

F. Silva(Portela, Australia)  

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

8 Sep 2023

Excellent and beautiful route, mostly on Germany segments and day 2 of Denmark segment. Efficient service and fair touring bikes given the purpose.

S. Wasserlauf(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)  

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

10 Aug 2023

The route was beautiful, hotels in Germany and Denmark, very good for the most part. GPS route info well organized and easy to use. Breakfast in all hotels very good.

B. Murley(Victoria, Australia)  

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

12 Jul 2022

A great trip - beautiful countryside, friendly locals, and I especially enjoyed the cities of Waren and Rostock, lots to do and see. The trails were generally well marked, but beware of taking shortcuts, as I got lost pretty quickly doing that several times. Almost all of the hotels were great (notable exception being in Koge in Denmark), and the bike tour staff were helpful. Very glad as an older rider carrying an injury that I went for an E-bike, as I wouldn’t have been able to finish the longest day otherwise.

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