Berlin Lakes Cycling Holidays
Start: Berlin

Your Itinerary


Berlin Lakes Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £659 per person
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.

Book the Berlin Lakes Cycle Path cycling holiday here >>

Cycle Tour Highlights
• Explore the Berlin hinterland
• Experience Potsdam and Berlin
• Visit famous buildings like the Brandenburg Gate
• Saschenhausen Concentration Camp memorial visit
• Cross between the former East and West Germany

Cycle Route: City cycling
Easy – all routes are predominantly plain or run in an just a little bit uneven terrain. You cycle mostly on asphalted or paved agricultural roads or on cycle ways. The routes are optimally suitable for beginners and cycle groups too.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival to Berlin

Individual arrival in Berlin till the late afternoon. You get your travel briefing and your bikes (if booked). Afterwards you have time to stroll through the capital. One overnight in Berlin.

Day 2: Berlin – Potsdam

At first you cycle through the government district, pass the Brandenburg Gate and the Potsdam Square. You follow the course of the old military road (B1). At the botanic garden a stopover is worthwhile, before you reach your destination for the day: Potsdam. (approx. 40 km) One overnight in Potsdam.

Day 3: Potsdam – Brandenburg at the Havel

Impressed by the sights of Potsdam you cycle at first alongside the Havel to Werder with its beautiful, on an island located old town. Fruit-growing and lakes shape the landscape till you reach your destination of today: Brandenburg at the Havel. (ca. 55 km) One overnight in Brandenburg at the Havel.

Day 4: Brandenburg at the Havel – GroßBehnitz/surrounding

You leave the cathedral city Brandenburg in direction to the north and cycle alongside the extensive Lake Beetz. You drive along the Lake Beetz, to the neo-baroque castle Ribbeck. Continue to Groß Behnitz/ Nauen to your hotel “Landgut Stober”. (ca. 45 km) One overnight in Nauen or urroundings.

Day 5: Groß Behnitz surrounding- Oranienburg

You pass the charming old town Nauen. On your tour of today you cycle along the havel channels to Oranienburg. You reach it in the early afternoon, so that you have enough time to explore the town. You should absolutely visit the oldest baroque castle of the Mark of Brandenburg and the museum concentration camp Sachsenhausen. (ca. 60 km) One overnight in Oranienburg.

Day 6: Oranienburg – Berlin

You cycle via the Sachsenhausen Memorial and the former residential area of East German government. In Wandlitz you reach the bike path Berlin-Usedom, which leads you to the federal capital Berlin. (approx. 65 km) Two overnight in Berlin.

Day 7: Berlin free disposal

Enjoy the day in Berlin. Second overnight in berlin.

Day 8: Return journey or extra nights in Berlin

The tour ends after breakfast. Individual return journey.

After breakfast this exciting bike tour along the tracks of young German history finds its end.

Make a provisional booking | For more information

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Easy – all routes are predominantly plain or run in an just a little bit uneven terrain. You cycle mostly on asphalted or paved agricultural roads or on cycle ways. The routes are optimally suitable for beginners and cycle groups too.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


View Larger Map

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Berlin Lakes 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.

The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
Berlin Lakes Sample Hotel List
Berlin  Hotel Maritim Proarte
Potsdam Mercure Hotel Potsdam City
Brandenburg Hotel Sorat
Nauen OT Grob Behnitz Hotel Landgut Stober
Oranienburg Hotel An Der Havel
Berlin  Hotel Maritim Proarte

Services

- 7 overnight stays in hotels like the described ones
– Half-board if booked: at least three-course-dinner or buffet (sometimes outside with voucher and not in the hotel)
– Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
– Detailed travel documents, route description, route cards with sight-seeing tips, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
– At best elaborated route
– Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
– GPS-Tracks on request available
– Rental bike insurance
– 7-day-service-hotline

Star Star Star
Rental Bike Information

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.

Gear systems

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.

Frame sizes

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.

Accessories

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

About the Rental Bikes

This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.

You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.

Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)

Unisex

Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)

E-Bike

Rental Bike PLUS

E-Bike

For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.

Accessories

If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.

All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.

You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.

Gears

7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).

Frame Sizing

When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.

We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!

Bike Hire Insurance

This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.

Electric Bike Hire

Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?

Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.

E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.

Star Star Star

Your Prices

Berlin Lakes Cycle Path, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

Every Saturday and Monday from 11.04.-05.10.2020

Season 1: 11.04.- 27.04.2020 | 29.09.- 05.10.2020
Season 2: 28.04.- 26.06.2020 | 08.09.- 28.09.2020
Season 3: 27.06.- 07.09.2020

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £689 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £719 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £169
Half Board Upgrade: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49

Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single Supplement (SGL/BB)
Berlin: £69 | £35

Calculate the cost of your cycling holiday







Hotel Category Descriptions
Room with shower and toilet or bath and toilet – 3*** and 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.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

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

Holiday Price: £659
Single Supplement: £169

Click here to book now
Call: 0800 731 1631

Wheel2Wheel Holidays & Freewheel Holidays, part of Sports Tours International Ltd. 91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester, UK, M28 7BQ

Registered in England 2207655 VAT: 480 3031 80

Important Information

Some of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme, under which our number is 2711. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This website and booking conditions will provide you with information on the protection that applies in the case of each holiday and travel service offered before you make your booking.

If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Where you book a non-air inclusive holiday, and we act as the principal, your money is financially protected by our ABTA bonding arrangements. Our tour operating ABTA number is V1479. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, please view online here.