Berlin – Copenhagen Cycle Route
11 days / 10 nights | Self-guided bike tours
The Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route combines the two capitals on the cycle path from Berlin to Copenhagen. You cycle varied stages from Brandenburg along the Oder-Havel canal to the Mecklenburg Lake District and further on to the Baltic Sea. The route is very well built and takes you through fascinating landscapes, from the cosmopolitan city of Berlin to the 'Little Mermaid' in Copenhagen. All ages can enjoy the regional culture, nature, and cycling on this famous route. You not only get to see the large cities, but also small villages, and tranquil remote areas along small and large rivers, all the way to the Baltic Sea coast.
Day 1: Arrival in Berlin-Oranienburg
From the city center of Berlin there is a direct S-Bahn to Oranienburg, north from Berlin, where you stay for the first night.
Day 2: Oranienburg – Fürstenberg/Umgebung (Cycling 35–65 km / 22–41 miles)
Cycling tour along the Oder-Havel-Canal to Liebenwalde. Continue along the Havel to Zehdenick. Overnight in Zehndenick or Fürstenberg.
Day 3: Zehndenick/Fürstenberg/surroundings – Neustrelitz (Cycling 45–65 km / 28–41 miles)
Today you will find your way through one of the most beautiful parts of Mark Brandenburg to the town of Stechlin which, through the writings of T. Fontane, plays a big role in many legends. Overnight in Neustrelitz.
Day 4: Neustrelitz – Waren (Cycling 65 km / 41 miles)
A highlight of this tour is the Müritz National Park with its forests, hundreds of glittering lakes and wondrous wetlands. The village Ankershagen where the Troy-explorer Schliemann grew up, is on your way. Overnight in Waren / surroundings.
Day 5: Waren-Krakow or Güstrow (Cycling 45–69 km / 28–43 miles)
In the Nossentiner Heide it goes through vast forests to Krakow. Güstrow, your day's end destination, renowned for the artist Barlach, isn't too long of a bike ride today. A sightseeing tour in the city center and the Ernst Barlach Atelier upon your arrival is time well spent. Overnight in or near Krakow am See or in Güstrow.
Day 6: Krakow/Güstrow – Rostock (Cycling 49–74 km / 31–46 miles)
Today you cycle along Bützow-Güstrow-Canal. En route, you can take a train to Rostock (at your own expense). You will spend the night in Rostock or Warnemünde.
Day 7: Rostock – Nykøbing/Falster (Cycling 40 km / 25 miles)
By train (on your own) or by bike from Rostock main station to the ferry port (approx. 12 kms). The voyage to Gedser in Denmark takes 2 hours. On the Danish side enjoy the beautiful stretch over dikes and through small woods along the most beautiful beaches of Falster. Overnight in Nykøbing.
Day 8: Nykøbing/Falster – Island Møn (Cycling 65 km / 41 miles)
Along the coast it goes through easy terrain in the old merchant city of Stubbekøbing. By ferry (on your own) to the island of Bogø, or alternatively you cycle via Vordingborg to Kalvehave to the island Møn. Overnight in Stege.
Day 9: Island Møn – Køge (Cycling 50–68 km / 31–43 miles)
Over the bridge you start to cycle from Møn to Seeland. The route leads northward through the coastal landscape with farmhouses and mansions that are surrounded by meadows and fields. You can choose to bike to Fakse, which is about 33 miles, or to Rödvig, approximately 43 miles. From either you can take the train to your final destination. Overnight in Køge.
Day 10: Køge – Kopenhagen (Cycling 49 km / 31 miles)
Today's route leads along the coast. In Ishøj you should visit the Museum of Modern Art. From your hotel in the city center of Copenhagen you can reach all attractions of the capital on foot: The Tivoli or the old port 'Nyhavn' offer themselves for a stroll. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 11: Departure from Copenhagen
Individual departure after breakfast. You can extend your stay in Copenhagen with extra nights (on request).
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.