Potsdam – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 6 days | 5 nights | From £449 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
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)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
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.
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.
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).
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.
Potsdam – One Hotel, 6 days, 5 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 12.04. – 30.04.2020 | 01.07. – 31.08.2020 | 01.10. – 04.10.2020
Season 2: 01.05. – 30.06.2020 | 01.09. – 30.09.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £449 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £509 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49
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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: £449
Single Supplement: £109