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Hamburg to Sylt Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £729 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights

- Follow the Elbe River to the North Sea
– Pass past the Kiel Canal
– See the National Park and Wadden Sea
– Visit the exclusive holiday island of Sylt
– Enjoy the shops in Westerland

Cycle Route profile

From Hamburg, cycle north along the Elbe River to the gorgeous island of Sylt. Enjoy the change of scenery along the coast with its daily high and low tides.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hamburg

Arrive in the metropolis of Hamburg. Your hotel is located in the city centre and not far from the cycling trail. Explore the diversity this beautiful city has to offer.

Day 2: Hamburg – Elmshorn, ca. 55 km

Cycle along the Elbe River, through Blankensee, and to Wedel. Continue through marshland protected by dikes, through Uetersen, and to Elmshorn. Spend the night there.

Day 3: Elmshorn – Brunsbüttel, ca. 55 km

Cycle to the charming small town of Glückstadt and to Brunsbüttel. The Kiel Canal begins in Brunsbüttel. The lock is definitely worth seeing. Spend the night in Brunsbüttel.

Day 4: Brunsbüttel – Büsum, ca. 50 km

Once you have past the dikes, you will see the Wadden Sea. Cross the vast Dithmarscher Land towards North Frisia. You`ll soon reach Büsum. Stay overnight in or near Büsum.

Day 5: Büsum – Husum, ca. 48 km

Cross the dam, Eidersperrwerk, onto the luscious green island. There is a watch tower near Katingsiel from which you can take in the beauty of surrounding nature.

Visit the information centre in Katingsiel for more information about the national park near Wadden Sea. The red farm house called the Haubarg isn’t far from Husum and is worth a visit. Spend the night in Husum.

Day 6: Husum – Niebüll & Surroundings, ca. 55-75 km

You can either cycle along the coast line or take the shorter route directly to Hamburger Hallig and over the dikes to Dagebüll. The ferry to Föhr/Amrum leaves from there. If you like, you can take the train to Niebüll. The fare is payable on-site.

There, you can visit the museum of natural history. Stay overnight near Niebüll / Dagebüll. (The luggage transfer service ends there!!!)

Day 7: Niebüll – Sylt – Niebüll

Board the train with your bike to the island of Sylt. Take a stroll and enjoy the shops in Westerland or explore Hörnum, Kampen, or the island of Lyst by bike. Take the train to Niebüll or take the ferry to Römö and continue from there by bike across the border and back to Niebüll. The fare for the ferry is payable on-site.

Accommodation same as day 6.

Day 8: Departure from Niebüll & Surroundings

Turn in your rental bike and depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation home.

Notes: Travellers are responsible for their own return to Hamburg by train or taxi. No extra nights possible during the tour.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
From Hamburg, cycle north along the Elbe River to the gorgeous island of Sylt. Enjoy the change of scenery along the coast with its daily high and low tides.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Hamburg to Sylt tour stays in 3* hotels 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 7 nights (according to booking category)
– Breakfast included
– Luggage transfer service to each hotel
– Harbor Cruise in Hamburg
– Train ticket from Niebüll/Dagebül to Sylt and return (on location)
– On-site tour presentation
– 7-Day Service Hotline
– 1x Tour information packet per booked room
– GPS-Track on request

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Rental Bike Information

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 made by Kettler and Kalkoff.

Accessories with each bike includes a bicycle pannier bag with a 10L capacity, repair kit, lock, key, and air pump.

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Your Prices

Hamburg to Sylt, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 05.05. – 01.06.2019 | 10.06 – 22.06.2019 | 09.09 – 22.09.2019
Arrival: Sunday
Season 2: 02.06. – 09.06.2019 | 23.06. – 08.09.2019
Arrival: Sunday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £799 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £879 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £119

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £729 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £809 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £119

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*/4* level of hotels only in Hamburg, Busum and Husum
Category B: 2*/3* level of hotels

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.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £729
Single Supplement: £179

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