Potsdam – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 6 days | 5 nights | From £489 p.p
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Experience Potsdam and Berlin
• Cycle through little villages
• See famous buildings like the Brandenburg Gate
• Sanssouci Palace
This tour is easy to cycle. You avoid busy streets instead you cycle on bike paths and side roads. Sometimes the roads could be unpaved.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival Potsdam
Individual arrival to Potsdam. In the afternoon is the information briefing and the distribution of the rental bike (if booked).
Day 2: Around Potsdam
Today you have enough time to explore the different attractions of Potsdam by bike. Architects of different parts of Europe affected the city scape, the Russian Alexandrowka or the Dutch neighbourhoods of Potsdam, for example. Enjoy glamorous history in the mansion colony “Babelsberg” and the same-titled castle as well as the “Cecilienhof” and the world famous castle “Schloss Sanssouci”. (approx. 25 km)
Day 3: Havel and Wannsee : Havel and Wannsee
Cross the popular “Glienicker Brücke”. This bridge is well known because of the replacement of Agents between East and West. You cycle through the surroundings areas of Berlin and Potsdam.
This region was the destination of Theodor Fontane. Along the river Havel you cycle to the Wannsee. The way leads through the “Berliner Grunewald” and along the Havel bike path to “Gatow” which is famous for the church of the 13th century. In “Sacrow” waits the same-titled castle of King Friedrich-Wilhelm IV. Afterwards return cycle tour to Potsdam. (approx. 55 km)
Day 4: Templiner and Schwielow lake
Not only Theodor Fontane was guest of “Caputh”. The village belongs to the community of the Schwielowsee. You will be a guest of “Caputh” as well, before you are cycling along the Schwielowsee past Ferch to Petzow. The way leads to the picturesque town Werder. The town is centre of the fruit cultivating. Past Geltow you cycle along the Havel bike path back to Potsdam.
(approx. 55 km)
Day 5: Berlin free time
Enjoy the day in Berlin.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast individual departure or extended stay in Potsdam.
An easy tour! You cycle mainly along country roads and bike paths, sometimes on cobblestone and along reduced-traffic routes.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Potsdam – One Hotel tour stays in a 4* hotel carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 5 overnights in hotels as mentioned above
– Breakfast buffet style and substantial breakfast
– One dinner with Potsdamer gastronomic specialties
– Cruise with the White Fleet
– Personal greeting and information briefing
– At best elaborated tour description incl. maps
– Detailed travel documents (sights and important telephone numbers)
– GPS-Tracks on request
– Rental bike insurance
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Potsdam – One Hotel, 6 days, 5 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 15.04. – 21.04.2018 | 01.07. – 25.08.2018 | 30.09. – 07.10.2018
Season 2: 22.04. – 30.06.2018 | 26.08. – 29.09.2018
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 4* Hotel
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: £489
Single Supplement: £109