This wonderful cycling adventure in Germany and Denmark begins in Berlin and ends in Copenhagen. Berlin is a cornucopia of cultural and historical significance. This city has seen its share of war, which one is poignantly reminded of when passing through the remnants of the famous Brandenburg Gate that once fortified the city.
You will also cycle in the Brandenburg region, encountering a lush landscape that includes Nature Reserve Parks, such as Müritz National Park.
In Denmark, the route leads from coastal town to coastal town, showcasing thatched cottages as well as villas and grand houses surrounded by wide fields and arable land.
Copenhagen, the colorful Danish capital, on the island of Sjaelland will be a highlight for sure.
- Mecklenburg Lake district
- Ferry from Rostock to white cliffs of Møn Island
- Cycling the coast
- Müritz National Park
**This tour is NOT possible in the reverse direction, nor can it be shortened.
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*This tour is NOT possible in the reverse direction, nor can it be altered.
Extra nights can only be added before the tour in Berlin/Oranienburg or after the tour in Copenhagen.
Day 1: Arrival in Berlin/Oranienburg
Day 2: Oranienburg - Zehdenick/Fürstenberg and surroundings, 22 to 46 mi. (35 to 75 km)
Day 3: Zehdenick/Fürstenberg - Neustrelitz, 28 to 48 mi. (45 to 78 km)
Day 4: Neustrelitz - Waren/Müritz, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 5: Waren/Müritz - Krakow region Güstrow, (45 to 69 km)
Day 6: Krakow/Güstrow - Rostock/Warnemünde, 33 to 48 mi. (54 to 78 km)
Day 7: Rostock - Nykøbing/Falster, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 8: Nykøbing/Falster - Island of Møn, 46 mi. (75 km)
Day 9: Stege/Island of Møn - Køge, 31 to 42 mi. (50 to 69 km)
Day 10: Køge - Copenhagen, 26 to 34 mi. (43 to 55 km)
Day 11: Departure after breakfast.
*All distances are approximate.
Day 1: Arrival in Berlin/Oranienburg
Arrival in Oranienburg which has a direct train connection with Berlin. Note, tour start is only possible in Oranienburg, not Berlin. Your bicycles will await you at the first hotel, along with tour packet including route descriptions and maps.
Sample Hotel: Stadthotel Oranienburg
Day 2: Oranienburg - Zehdenick/Fürstenberg 22 to 46 miles (35 to 75 km)
Your bike tour in Germany begins biking along the Oder-Havel-Canal to Liebenwalde. Here you can find a museum in a former prison. You'll continue along the Havel to the charming town of Zehdenick where you can visit the Mildenberg Museum Park and experience industrial history first hand in what was once Europe's largest brickworks area. You'll spend the night in Zehdenick/Fürstenberg region.
Sample Hotel: Resort Kormoran
DAY 3: Zehdenick/Fürstenberg - Neustrelitz, 28 to 48 miles (45 to 78 km)
Today you will find your way to the town of Stechlin, gateway to the Mecklenburg Lake District, which, through the writings of T. Fontane, plays a big role in many legends. After cycling past various lakes, you will arrive at your destination for the day, Neustrelitz, the former royal seat of the Grand Duchy of Strelitz, whose history is evident in the castle park and star-shaped market square.
Sample Hotel: Hotel Schlossgarten
DAY 4: Neustrelitz - Waren/Müritz, 41 miles (65 km)
A highlight of this tour is the amazing Müritz-National Park, the largest national park in Germany.This inviting park is scattered with more than 130 lakes, all surrounded by miles of paths and trails. The expansive area is a refuge for endangered flora and fauna. Enjoy a visit to the H. Schliemann Museum, located in the village of Ankershagen, where the famed architect and discoverer of the lost city of Troy grew up. Continue your leisurely cycling to the spa town of Waren/Müritz.
Sample Hotel: Am Yachthafen
Day 5: Waren/Müritz - Güstrow region, 28 to 43 miles (45 to 69 km)
The Nossentiner Heide National Park awaits you today, with vast woodlands and clear lakes. The route brings you to the Barlach town of Güstrow, where we recommend planning a sightseeing tour of the historic old town, Gustrow Palace, and studio of Ernst Barlach.
Sample Hotel: GGB Gutshotel Groß Breesen
Day 6: Güstrow region - Rostock, 33 to 48 miles (54 to 78 km)
On the way to Rostock, you will cycle along the Buetzow-Guestrow Canal. The route can be shortened by taking a train from Güstrow up to Rostock (this is at your own expense).
Sample Hotel: Intercity Hotel Rostock
Day 7: Rostock - Nykøbing/Falster, 24 miles (38 km)
In the morning, you will cycle approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) to Rostock's ferry harbor. The ferry crossing to Gedser (included) takes about 2 hours. Upon arrival in Denmark, you will cycle through small woods and over dikes along your way to Falster's beautiful beaches.
Sample Hotel: Hotel Liselund
Day 8: Nykøbing/Falster - Island of Møn/Stege, 46 mi. (75 km)
You will cycle along the coast to the old merchant city of Stubbekøbing. It is worth taking a stroll through town before taking the ferry to the island of Bogø where the ferry will make a quick stop. Continue on the ferry to the island of Møn and to your destination, the town of Stege. Alternatively, if you prefer a longer ride and not to take the ferry, you can cycle from Stubbekøbing to the island of Møn via Vordingborg to Kalvehave. Overnight stay in Stege.
Sample Hotel: Hotel Praestekilde
Day 9: Island of Møn/Stege - Køge, 31 to 42 mi. (50 to 69 km) (if shortened by train) / 66 miles (107 km) (if cycling entire route)
At first, you will cross the bridge from Møn to Zealand. Continue north through the coastal landscape, where cottages and manor houses are to be seen in the surrounding countryside. The distance to Fakse is approximately 52 km/32 mi away; to the cliffs of Rødvig you will ride about 68 km/42 mi. Continue on your own to Køge by train or alternatively, sporty cyclists can continue by bike (approx 107 km/66 miles).
Sample Hotel: Comwell Köge Strand
Day 10: Køge - Copenhagen, 26 to 34 mi. (43 to 55 km)
Today's leg of the tour leads you along the beaches. You may like to visit the Museum for Modern Art in Ishøj. The destination, Copenhagen, is enchanting and you will not run out of things to explore! A visit to the Tivoli Gardens is a must and a stroll around the old harbor is a great way to crown your day. Overnight stay in Copenhagen.
Sample Hotel: First Hotel Twentyseven
Day 11: Departure from Copenhagen
Departure after breakfast.
Hotels & Bikes
You will be accommodated in very good 2-star to 3-star hotels.
A sample hotel list can be found in the day to day itinerary keeping in mind hotels are based on availability.
- Accommodations for 10 nights including breakfast
- Luggage transfer service between the hotels
- Emergency Service Hotline for the duration of the tour
- 1 Tour Information Packet with maps and route descriptions per booked room
- Rental bike 8-speed coaster bikes with hub gears (26 to 28 inch) or 24-speed freewheelers with derailleur (28 inch)
- Ferry Rostock – Gedser (including bike) or Gedser to Rostock
- GPS tracks on request
What’s Not Included
- Visitor’s tax (approximately €1-5 per person/night, payable on site)
- Ferry Stubbekøping to Bogø, ± € 13 (booking and payment on own account, subject to change)
- Train journey from Fakse or Rødvig to Køge, ± € 15 with bike (booking and payment on own account, subject to change)
- Entrances to museums, etc.
- Remaining Meals
- Bicycle protection
- Travel Insurance
Dates & Pricing
Start Dates (Day 1)
from May 22 to August 28, 2023
Note: August 7, 2023 is not possible due to the Hanse Sail event in Rostock
Double Room (per person): $ 2565 £ 1470 $ 2,426 € 1644 ₪ 6259 NZ$ 2808 NOK 17985 kr 18800 $ 1,823 Single Room: $ 3142 £ 1801 $ 2,972 € 2014 ₪ 7667 NZ$ 3440 NOK 22033 kr 23031 $ 2,233
E-Bike Rental: $ 250 £ 143 $ 236 € 160 ₪ 609 NZ$ 273 NOK 1750 kr 1830 $ 177
Extra Nights in Oranienburg or Copenhagen: Prices available on request
Skill Level — Easy–Moderate
Easy to moderate, self-guided hotel tour with distances varying between 25 to 42 miles over quiet country roads & bike paths. Terrain is mostly flat with some hills intermittent. The paths are mostly paved. They lead directly along cycle paths. However, they can also be parallel to busy roads or even short stretches on forest paths.
Fly to Berlin Tegel airport for arrival. Departure flight from Copenhagen.
Take the train to Oranienburg or take advantage of your hotel’s shuttle service.
Important to know
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Country Entry Requirements
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Extra nights available in Berlin/Oranienburg (4 hotel) and Copenhagen (3 hotel).
This tour is run by Mecklenburger Radtour.
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