Hamburg to Berlin Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | 10 days | 9 nights | From £949 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: Individual arrival to Hamburg
This famous hanseatic city offers a wealth of cultural attractions to light up your evening. Get in the mood for your cycling tour with a boat trip from the harbour, a visit to the old warehouse district or a climb up Hamburg’s symbolic church – the “Michel”.
Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg (approx. 55 km)
After leaving Hamburg on the Elbe Cycle Path you will pass the health resort of Lütjenburg, which awaits you with its clean air, historic marketplace, Baroque town hall and former dyer’s house with its richly ornamented door – a must-see! The shipping town of Lauenburg is your destination with beautiful restored halftimbered houses from the 16th/ 17th century.
Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker (approx.55 km)
Today you will pass lots of sleepy villages nestling along the Elbe river. Soon you will get to the Kneipp-certified health resort of Hitzacker. The attractive old town is an invitation to stroll around.
Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge (approx. 78 km)
This stretch of your tour leads you across the former German-German border as you glide along the Elbe embankment through the “Wendland” region to Wittenberge.
Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg (approx. 38 km)
Your route offers a number of sights including storks in the village of Rühstaedt and excellent views across river landscapes. In the afternoon you will arrive in Havelberg – or “the Green Island and Cathedral City”, as its residents lovingly
refer to it. This charming city at the confluence of the Havel and Elbe has a rich history as an episcopal see.
Day 6: Havelberg – Rathenow (approx.50 km)
Today you say goodbye Elbe and hello Havel! Your new companion will guide you through the green fields and hamlets
of the Schollener Land region to the “Optical City” of Rathenow.
Day 7: Rathenow – Brandenburg (approx.54 km)
Make sure you take your swimming togs with you on today’s tour. You pedal through the network of lakes to the North-west of the town of Brandenburg. The town itself is spread over numerous islands which have to get explored.
Day 8: Brandenburg – Potsdam (approx.60 km)
The day starts with dyke-top tracks through open land. Make sure to leave enough time for a look around the flower town of Werder, which stretches across a number of idyllic islands in the Havel. The last part of the day leads you to Potsdam along the promenade at Templin Lake.
Day 9: Potsdam – Central Berlin (approx.50 km)
As you cross Glienicke Bridge you will not only switch to the other side of the Havel, but also reach your final port of call – Berlin. After passing the “Großer Wannsee” lake, which you can also elect to cross by ferry (ticket not included), you will soon reach the district of Spandau. There you will meet the Spree, which will accompany you all the way into central Berlin.
Day 10: Individual departure from Berlin or transfer service to Hamburg
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 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 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* hotels
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. to 31.10.2020
Close out dates: 04/05 to 06/05/20, 08/05 to 10/05/20, 26/06 to 28/06/20, 07/07 to 08/07/20, 07/08 to 08/08/20, 08/09 to 11/09/20
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £949 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £269
Electric Bike Upgrade: £139
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Hotel Category Descriptions
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: £949
Single Supplement: £269