Brandenburger Gate, Berlin, Germany. Photo via Tour Operator.

Gorgeous architecture in Stralsund, Germany. Photo via Flickr:michael.berlin
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Berlin to Stralsund

Germany, Poland Bike + Barge Tours

The Baltic Sea to Berlin and reverse

  • This new bike and barge tour runs back and forth between Berlin, a metropolis of contrasts and Stralsund, on the strait of the Baltic Sea. It dips into Poland as well!

    Berlin, the capital of Germany is both a thriving and energetic 21st-century metropolis, but also a city with an unforgettable history. Split in two by war and politics, the remmants of the wall that divided East and West still remain.

    Whether starting in Berlin or Stralsund, your route passes through Schwedt, Oranienburg, and Eberswalde with the peaceful and unique beauty of the Oder landscape as the backdrop.

    Highlights:

    • Berlin: with over 2,500 public parks and gardens in Berlin, almost a fifth of the city is covered with trees!
    • Oder landscape
    • Bay of Szczecin
    • The Polish city of Szczecin with its magnificent castle
    • Bodden coast
    • Usedom, island of "singing sand"
    • Rugen, and the famous chalk cliffs

    As you cycle, you'll discover the varied flora and fauna of these unique fluvial landscapes, the baroque castles, and northern German seaside resort architecture.

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  • Twin bed cabin/main deck: £ 813 $ 1,639 949 $ 1442 NOK 9016 kr 8322 $ 1,082

    Twin bed cabin/main deck (front/back cabins): £ 728 $ 1,466 849 $ 1290 NOK 8066 kr 7445 $ 968

    Three-bed cabin/main deck: £ 591 $ 1,190 689 $ 1047 NOK 6546 kr 6042 $ 785

    Twin bed cabin/upper deck: £ 985 $ 1,985 1149 $ 1746 NOK 10916 kr 10076 $ 1,310

    Twin bed cabin for single use/main deck:   £ 1173 $ 2,365 1369 $ 2081 NOK 13006 kr 12005 $ 1,561

    Twin bed cabin/main deck £ 852 $ 1,717 994 $ 1511 NOK 9443 kr 8717 $ 1,133
    Twin bed cabin/main deck (front/back cabins) £ 766 $ 1,544 894 $ 1359 NOK 8493 kr 7840 $ 1,019
    Triple cabin/main deck £ 595 $ 1,199 694 $ 1055 NOK 6593 kr 6086 $ 791
    Twin cabin/upper deck £ 1023 $ 2,062 1194 $ 1815 NOK 11343 kr 10470 $ 1,361
    Twin cabin for single use/main deck £ 1195 $ 2,408 1394 $ 2119 NOK 13243 kr 12224 $ 1,589

     

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 81 $ 164 95 $ 144 NOK 903 kr 833 $ 108

    (Included E-Bike insurance)

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 77 $ 155 90 $ 137 NOK 855 kr 789 $ 103

    (Included E-Bike insurance)

     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Berlin Tegel International Airport (TXL).

    Local Travel

    Tour starts Berlin:
    Mooring location of the ship: Berlin-Tegel, Am Tegeler Hafen, Greenwichpromenade, located only about 7 km from the airport. Travel by taxi would take 15 minutes and cost approx €20. If you are arriving early to spend some time in Berlin, the airport is very well integrated into Berlin’s public transportation network. There are several bus connections to Berlin city center. The four BVG (Berlin’s public transportation companies) bus stops are located directly in front of Terminals A and B.
    At the end of your tour in Stralsund, to return to Berlin, you can take a train to the central station in Berlin and then onward to the airport by bus or extend your stay in Berlin.
    Tour starts Stralsund:
    From TXL, your first must take a taxi or bus to the main train station in Berlin (Hauptbahnhof) and then travel onward by train to Straslund to the Triebseer Dam Station. The distance between the train station and the pier (Hafeninsel, Hafenstraße) is 2 km. A taxi from here will cost approx. €10. At the end of your tour, to return to Berlin by train is about 3 hours travel time and will cost between €20 and €45 depending on type of train and departure time.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and other weather-related facts is weatherbase.com.

    Excursions:

    Optional guided walking tours in Szczecin:

    This can only be booked on board. Depending on the number of participants the excursion could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).

    Travel Documents:

    It is each traveler's responsibility to research your country's travel requirements and to insure that you are in compliance. This includes and is not limted to passport validity,  blank visa pages required for your destination (s), and any other requirement.

    Non EU Citizens: Please research the requirements of your prospective country of residency for international travel.

    US citizens:  A good website to research the requirements of the Schengen Agreement and other countries,  and to read about passport validity requirements, visa requirements,  as well as blank pages necessary for entry into each country is travel.state.gov.

    EU-citizens:  (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months from the end of your tour.
     


Tour Dates

Berlin to Stralsund

June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, and July 27, 2019

Stralsund to Berlin

June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3, 2019

Berlin to Stralsund

May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, and July 18, 2020

Stralsund to Berlin

May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, and July 25, 2020

Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the Princess, a Comfort class ship.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast, packed lunch (or lunch snack on board for non-cyclists) and three-course dinners
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • 7-speed unisex city bike (Velo de Ville) with hand and back pedal brakes or with freewheel hub equipped with comfortable Selle Royal gel saddles, Shimano components, rear pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit with tube and pump
  • Port fees
  • On board tour director (does not cycle with group)
  • Daily tour presentation
  • Route information and maps (one set per cabin)
  • GPS tracks (2020)
  • Bike Protection

What’s Not Included

TourBike+Boat
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From849 Rates
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Skill Level

This is an easy, self guided bike and boat tour on mostly flat bike paths.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Berlin to Stralsund Map

Berlin to Stralsund

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin
Day 2: Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde, 23 mi. (38 km)
Day 3: Eberswalde – Hoensaaten – Schwedt, 20 - 40 mi. (32 - 64 km)
Day 4: Schwedt – Mescherin – Szczecin, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 5: Szczecin – Wolgast
Day 6: Wolgast – Peenemünde – Lauterbach9 mi. (15 km)
Day 7: Lauterbach – Stralsund, 29 mi. (48 km)
Day 8: Departure from Stralsund

*All distances are approximate. The itinerary is subject to change, even on very short notice, due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, docking location changes, lock repairs,  etc.

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin
Individual arrival in Berlin. Embarkation begins at 4:00 PM. It is possible to bring your luggage on board as early as 2 pm but your cabin will not be ready for check-in. You might find that one day is simply not enough in this city that defies definition. Once Berlin's symbol of wealth and prosperity, Kurfürstendamm is still a bustling boulevard, a great place to take a walk and get the feel of the city. The Nikolai quarter is the oldest residential area of Berlin and must be added to your sightseeing list. With its medieval alleys and numerous restaurants and bars, it is a favorite destination among tourists. The Brandenburg Gate is the trademark of Berlin. It is the main entrance to the city and was surrounded by the famous Berlin wall for thirty years. The wall was known throughout the world as a symbol of the division of the city.

Day 2: Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde, 23 mi. (38 km)
The well-marked bike route meanders northward through the Ruppin sea area to Oranienburg. Recommended is a visit to the Baroque castle with its park, museum, and orangery. Here is where your bike tour begins, after which you will sail to Eberswalde. In the Finow Canal, located in the heart of the city, you'll see the oldest working lock in Germany. This has been a technical monument since 1978.

Day 3: Eberswalde – Hohensaaten – Schwedt, 20 - 40 mi. (32 - 64 km)
Today's route begins through the splendid landscape on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal, passing by forests, glades, and small hills in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) to Hohensaaten. There you will get back on board and sail to Schwedt or if you still like to cycle you go by bike (add 32 km / 20 mi.).

Day 4: Schwedt – Mescherin – Szczecin 19 mi. (30 km)
Today you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the “Lower Oder Valley National Park”, then on to Gartz and Mescherin, where you will get back on the boat. Then you will sail to Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic center is worth seeing.

Day 5: Szczecin – Wolgast; Rest day
Today you will spend all day on board. After one last narrow passage, the boat will arrive in the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon). After the crossing, you will reach Wolgast, the "Gateway to Usedom Island". The Medieval historic center with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights and definitely worth a visit.

Day 6: Wolgast – Peenemünde – Lauterbach, 9 mi. (15 km)
In the morning you will bike through Zecherin and Karlshagen Harbor to Peenemünde. Make sure to see the historical/technical museum in the former power plant. When the weather is fine you may feel like cycling the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz alternatively. In Peenemünde you will get back on board and at about 6 pm you sail to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island (arrival around 9 pm).  

Day 7: Lauterbach – Stralsund, 29 mi. (48 km)
Today you should not miss a visit to the nearby city of Putbus (about 2 km) with its well-known circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square”, where all the streets converge. Your bike tour today will take you through Putbus, Garz, Poseritz, and Gustow with its well-known village church over the Rügen Dam to Stralsund, where the boat will meet you. As a city with an important past, a stroll through the historic center, which is situated on an island, will take you past numerous exceptional sights. Overnight in Stralsund. 

Day 8: Departure from Stralsund
After breakfast, disembarkation by 9:30 am and individual trip home. You are asked to vacate the cabins by 9 am.

Stralsund to Berlin

Day 1: Arrival in Stralsund 
Individual arrival in Stralsund. Embarkation begins at 4:00 PM. It is possible to bring your luggage on board as early as 2 pm but your cabin will not be ready for check-in If time permits, take a stroll through Stralsund’s historic center, which is situated on a small island. As a city with an important past, you will see numerous exceptional sights. Overnight in Stralsund.

Day 2: Stralsund – Lauterbach – Peenemünde, bike tour, 29 mi. (48 km)
Your bike tour on this day will take you through Stralsund over the Rügen Dam to Gustow with its well-known village church, then past Gustow, Poseritz, Garz to Putbus (tip: Don’t miss the famous circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square”, where all the streets converge). Then it’s off to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island. You will board the boat here. Around 6.30 pm departure to Usedom

Day 3: Lauterbach – Peenemünde – Wolgast, bike tour, 10 - 12 mi. (16 - 20 km)
Today you have plenty of time to explore the Usedom Island. Visit the historical/technical museum in the former power plant or alternatively, you can choose the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz. Afterward, bike past Karlshagen Harbour and Zecherin to Wolgast, also known as the “Gateway to Usedom Island. The Medieval historic center with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights.

Day 4: Wolgast – Szczecin; Rest day on board
Today you will spend all day on board. You will cross the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon) and reach Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic center is worth seeing. Recommended is an optional guided tour of Szczecin. Overnight in Szczecin.

Day 5: Szczecin – Mescherin – Schwedt, 19 mi. (30 km) 
In the morning you will sail from Szczecin to Mescherin. Biking past Gartz you will arrive at “Lower Oder Valley National Park” and bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve. Your final destination today is Schwedt.

Day 6: Schwedt – Hohensaaten – Eberswalde, 14 mi. (32 km)
In the morning you will sail from Schwedt to Hohensaaten. Then by bicycle, ride in the direction of Niederfinow through the splendid landscape, passing by small hills, glades and forests. The last section will be on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, the Finow Canal is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978. Overnight in Eberswalde.

Day 7: Eberswalde – Oranienburg – Berlin, 23 mi. (38 km) 
Your last bike tour will first take you to Oranienburg. Plan to visit the Baroque castle with its park, museum, and orangery. Then, the well-marked bike route will take you southwards through the Ruppin sea area to Berlin, where you spend the night.

Day 8: Departure from Berlin 
After breakfast, disembarkation by 9:30 am and individual trip home. You are asked to vacate the cabins by 9 am.

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  • Virginia Cullen 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Have taken several trips with Tripsite......not one of my favorites. Biking wasn't as interesting as many of the other trips you represent.

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