2020
Bike Tour from Hamburg to Berlin

Bike Tour from Hamburg to Berlin

Two metropolises on the Elbe-Havel cycle route

 Hamburg – Havelberg – Berlin

  • Metropolis Hamburg
  • Beautiful meadows and peaceful villages
  • Germany's Capital Berlin
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○

days
10

km / day avg.
55

Hamburg and Berlin: Germany’s largest cities are the start and finish of this journey along the Elbe and Havel cycle paths – two of Germany’s most popular long-distance cycle routes. Before you get on your bike visit Hamburg’s Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and the Hafencity (harbour)! When you have left the bustling hanseatic city, you will delve into untouched nature. Castles with dreamy gardens line your path, as well as the village with Germany’s highest stork population, half-timbered buildings and beautiful cities, such as Potsdam and Lauenburg. After 440 km, you will reach the metropolis Berlin: the colourful capital will captivate you with its diverse and energetic atmosphere.

Bike Tour from Hamburg to Berlin
  • Booking code
    NO-ELHB9
  • Start / Destination
    Hamburg / Berlin
  • Duration
    10 days, 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 455 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 80 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Hamburg

The Hanseatic City is one of the most beautiful and exciting German cities and offers countless attractions. A tour of the harbour, or a visit to the historic warehouse district, the Speicherstadt is an absolute must. Opera and concert house, theatre and musicals leave nothing to be desired. The Jungfernstieg and the Reeperbahn will provide entertainment. Hired bikes will be available at the hotel.

Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg, approx. 55 km

From the big city you follow the route through the sandy dunes and wild countryside of Schlesweig-Holstein to Lauenburg. The town is charmingly located on the banks of the Elbe. The river has always been an integral part of life here. The Elbe Shipping Museum has a lot to tell you about local shipping history and you can admire a wonderful collection of beautiful pictures all about the subject.

Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker, approx. 55 km

Once you have left the former capital town behind you, you cycle through moorland, former marshland, which has been drained and can now be used. A variety of flora and fauna can be discovered in the Elbschloss castle of Bleckede. A short distance away are the sandcastles. Hitzacker is on the Jeetzel, which joins the Elbe here.

Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge, approx. 80 km

Today you cycle through the border area formerly separating East and West Germany, which is also the reason why the Elbe meadows have been preserved so naturally. Places such as Gorleben and Dannenberg show that the area was not always as peaceful as it appears to be today. Wittenberge is the region’s most important centre.

Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg, approx. 40 km

Today you cycle through very lonely stretches of land. The river often floods here; as a result it is hardly habited at all. This makes the route into a very special experience. You cycle through Rühstadt, which is the village with the most storks in Germany. The fortified diocesan town of Havelberg used to be an important place for shipbuilding and today is a charming end to today’s section of the route.

Day 6: Havelberg – Rathenow, approx. 50 km

From today, the river Havel will accompany you through green meadows and the small villages of the Schollener Land. Halfway between Havelberg and Rathenow you will cycle through Stölln, the birthplace of aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal. You will finish this stage in Rathenow. The Optic Industry Museum tells the impressive industrial history of Rathenow with 15.000 optic and scientific instruments and glasses.

Day 7: Rathenow – Brandenburg City, approx. 65 km

Through the lake district to the north east of the city you will cycle to Brandenburg. The city is spread out on a number of islands and peninsulas and the cityscape is therefore characterised by a number of bridges. The river Havel, which flows through the city and divides into numerous streams and trenches, was used for transport, city fortifications and to power mills in the past.

Day 8: Brandenburg City – Potsdam, approx. 60 km

First the path will take you along dykes and across open countryside in direction of Werder. The name fittingly describes the location of the town as land surrounded by water. Due to the mild climate, Werder is surrounded by one of Germany’s largest fruit cultivation areas. Take some time to visit the Caputh Palace. Later on you will cycle to Potsdam along the idyllic promenade of Lake Templin.

Day 9: Potsdam – Berlin Mitte, approx. 50 km

Since 1907 the Glienicker Bridge has spanned the river Havel and connected Berlin and Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg. The so-called agent bridge was a legendary Cold War site. Make sure to visit the Glienicke palace! You will cross the Greater Wannsee Lake by ferry (not included). Once you have arrived in Berlin-Spandau, you follow the river Spree into the centre of Berlin.

Day 10: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your bike tour from Hamburg to Berlin comes to an end. We are happy to extend your holiday in Germany's fabulous capital.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 16.07.2020 to 23.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season 1

16.07. - 23.09.

Single room supplement 269

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 9 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Berlin, max. 2 pieces per person, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 3 years

-100%

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From 4 to 12 years

-50%

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From 13 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per Person

Additional fee single room

269 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Berlin-Mitte

69 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Hamburg

75 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Hamburg

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Berlin-Mitte

105 €

Additional nights

The prices for additional nights in other places can be found in the booking form.

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Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear women's / men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear women's / men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-bike
Fittings

Pannier, bike lock, pump, repair kit, maps holder
On request: milometer (please specify in your booking)

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

199 €

Bike Tour from Hamburg to Berlin
  • Booking code
    NO-ELHB9
  • Start / Destination
    Hamburg / Berlin
  • Duration
    10 days, 9 nights
  • Length
    approx. 455 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 80 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    The cycle path runs mostly through flat areas without big increase.
  • Returning to Hamburg
    Optional: by chartered minibus, please include this option in your original booking, price on request.
    Travel by train (on your own initiative), connections hourly, 0 – 1 train changes, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 persons
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
10

km / day avg.
55