Hamburg to Berlin Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | 10 days | 9 nights | From £939 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Ride from the North Sea coast to the capital.
• Follow river bank cycle paths for much of the route.
• Continue along the path to where the Havel meets the Elbe.
• Spend the night in Brandenburg.
• Visit Potsdam and continue along the Spree to Central Berlin
Cycle Route Profile
One cycling route – two cities. Cycle from the Hanseatic city of Hamburg to the German capital, Berlin. During this stunning bicycle tour you will encounter lively cities, long quiet river meadows, small historic towns and prominent landmarks of German history as the rivers Elbe, Havel, and Spree accompany you on your way into the heart of Berlin.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Hamburg
Travellers are responsible for their transportation to Hamburg and to arrive during the day. The metropolitan city located on the Elbe welcomes you with its maritime flair. Spend the night in Hamburg.
Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg Distance: approx 55 km / 34 mi
Leave the hectic city behind you and cycle through marshland. The cycle path to Geesthacht runs along the embankment of the former railway. Your destination is Lauenburg, a sailor’s town. You can see Lower Saxony in the distance from the high riverbank. Spend the night in Lauenburg.
Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker. Distance: approx 55 km / 34 mi
You can cycle to Bleckede on either side of the Elbe River. There is an impressive exhibition in the castle of Bleckede. Continue downstream along the river to Hitzacker. The view from the dam onto the hills on the opposite riverbank is beautiful. Spend the night in Hitzacker.
Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge. Distance: approx 75 km / 46 mi
The Elbe twists and turns. Follow the river on bike paths along or on the dike. There is an impressive fort in Dömitz for you to visit, if you like, and lovingly restored castle is waiting for your visit in Lenzen. Today’s destination is Wittenberge in the Prignitz district. Spend the night there.
Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg. Distance: approx 42 km / 26 mi
The vast floodplains are an ideal breeding site and resting place for many birds. You can observe more than 30 stork nests in Rührstädt. Continue along the path to where the Havel flows into the Elbe and notice the Havelberg Cathedral from afar. Spend the night in Havelberg.
Day 6: Havelberg – Rathenow. Distance: approx 50 km / 31 mi
The Havel Cycle Route starts in Havelberg and runs along the many bends of the river through the nature reserve. The unspoilt nature of the floodplain forests accompanies you on your way. Your next stop is in Rathenow, the ‘City of Optics’. Spend the night there.
Day 7: Rathenow – Brandenburg. Distance: approx 52 km / 32 mi
The Havel provides an important link in the waterway connections between its source in the Müritz National Park and its mouth in Havelberg. The city of Brandenburg is the cradle of Mark Brandenburg and bears the same name as its state. Spend the night in Brandenburg.
Day 8: Brandenburg – Potsdam. Distance: approx 55 km / 34 mi
A trip to the Old Town of Werder should definitely be scheduled in on your way along the beautiful route. The palace and castles in Potsdam’s Sanssouci Park and Babelsberg are must-see attractions. Spend the night in Potsdam.
Day 9: Potsdam – Downtown Berlin. Distance: approx 40 km / 25 mi
Once you have passed the Glienicke Bridge you will have left the capital of Brandenburg behind you. It is still quiet near Wannsee and Grunewald, and the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital is still a ways off. Cycle on the bike path along the Spree through the Government District to downtown Berlin. Spend the night there.
Day 10: Departure from Berlin
Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their homeward transportation.
One cycling route – two cities. Cycle from the Hanseatic city of Hamburg to the German capital, Berlin.
During this stunning bicycle tour you will encounter lively cities, long quiet river meadows, small historic towns and prominent landmarks of German history as the rivers Elbe, Havel, and Spree accompany you on your way into the heart of Berlin.
Where is the starting point of the cycle tour?
Tour Route Map
The Hamburg to Berlin tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Accommodations for 9 nights incl. breakfast
– Luggage transfer service to each hotel
– 7-day Service Hotline
– 1x Tour information packet (maps and description of tour) per
– GPS-Track on request
We have a large selection of men’s and women’s 7-speed bicycles with back-pedal breaks with hub gears and 26” or 28” wheels.
We also have a selection of various size 24-speed freewheel men’s and unisex bicycles with derailleur gears and 28” wheels. They are top-quality brand bicycles by Kettler and Kalkoff.
Our accessories package includes a bicycle pannier bag with a 10l capacity, repair kit, lock, key and air pump.
Hamburg to Berlin, 10 days, 9 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
Category A: 3* and 4* hotels
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 06.05. to 12.05.2018 | 09.09 – 23.09.2018
Season 2: 13.05.2018 / 20.05.2018 / 24.06.2018 – 09.09.2018
Hotel Category Descriptions
Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £939
Single Supplement: £309