In Wolgast looking towards Usedom, Germany. Photo via Flickr:Dirk Vorderstrasse

Bikes on the MS Princess await you for this tour. Photo via Flickr:SE-Tours with permission from Tour Operator
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Berlin to Stralsund

Germany Bike + Barge Tours

The Baltic Sea to Berlin and reverse

This new bike and barge tour runs back and forth between Berlin, a metopolis 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.

Despite it's controversial past, the city is also full of nature. With over 2,500 public parks and gardens in Berlin, almost a fifth of the city is covered with trees.

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.

The Polish city of Szczecin will be a highlight with its magnificent castle. The river leads along the Bodden coast through Usedom to Germany’s largest island, Rügen, with its 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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Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the Princess, a comfort plus class ship.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board: breakfast, packed lunch, and three course dinners
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • 7 gear unisex bike with hand and back pedal break and pannier bag
  • All port and lock fees
  • Tour guide that remains on board
  • Daily briefing of tours
  • 1 x route maps per cabin

What’s Not Included

TourBike+Boat
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From839 Rates
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Tour Dates

Berlin to Stralsund: June 18 July 2, and July 16, 2016

Stralsund to Berlin: June 25, July 9, July 23, 2016

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. (37 km)
Day 3: Eberswalde – Oderberg – Schwedt, 15 mi. (23 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, 27 mi. (44 km)
Day 8: Departure from Stralsund

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin
Individual arrival in Berlin. Embarkation at 4:00 PM. 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 sight seeing 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 division of the city.

Day 2: Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde, 23 mi. (37 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 – Oderberg – Schwedt, 15 mi. (23 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 Oderberg. There you will get back on board and sail to Schwedt.

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 centre 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, 27 mi. (44 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 and individual trip home.

Stralsund to Berlin

Day 1: Arrival in Stralsund 
Individual arrival in Stralsund. Embarkation at 4:00 PM. 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, 27 mi. (44 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. Afterwards, 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 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 – Oderberg – Eberswalde, 14 mi. (23 km)
In the morning you will sail from Schwedt to Oderberg. 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. (37 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 and individual trip home.

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  • Virginia Cullen 10 months ago

    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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