2024

Bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel

On the way along the Elbe and the Kiel Canal

Hamburg – Brunsbüttel – Rendsburg – Kiel

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Glückstädter Matjes
  • Brunsbüttel canal locks, Dithmarschen landscape
  • Rendsburg High Bridge, Kiel Fjord
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●○○○○
  • New trip!

Days
6

Ø km per day
50

Welcome to Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein! The bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel takes you from the Elbe to the Baltic Sea – virtually right across Germany's northernmost federal state. After getting to know Hamburg's Speicherstadt warehouse district and Michel and enjoying your first fish sandwich, you follow the Elbe towards the North Sea. Via the matjes town of Glückstadt, you reach Brunsbüttel and thus the Kiel Canal. With a length of around 100 kilometers, it is an important part of the European transport network and of great significance for regional and international shipping. After a detour to Dithmarschen, you cycle along the NOK (Nord-Ostsee Kanal –  Kiel Canal) route to Rendsburg, famous for its canal-spanning high bridge. Continue to Kiel, the destination of the bike tour on the NOK route. Enjoy the maritime flair along the harbour promenade and on the beaches of the Kiel Fjord. An ideal way to look back on an eventful bike tour.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    OS-NOHK5
  • Start / Destination
    Hamburg / Kiel
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel

Day 1: Individual arrival in Hamburg

Your bike tour starts on the NOK (Nord-Ostsee Kanal – Kiel Canal) route in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Germany's second largest city impresses with a wealth of things to see and do. After checking into your hotel, grab your bike and visit the St. Pauli Piers, Michel and Speicherstadt. Or how about a harbour tour? From the water, you can easily enjoy the heart of Hamburg from a different perspective.

 

Elbphilharmonie

View of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie

Day 2: Hamburg – Glückstadt, approx. 55 km

Along the Elbe, the first stage of your bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel takes you past the ship greeting facility Willkomm-Höft in Wedel. Depending on the size of the ships arriving or departing the port of Hamburg, they are greeted with their national anthem and flag. The tour continues at a leisurely pace to Glückstadt. Founded in the 17th century according to plans, the town is famous for its Glückstädter Matjes. It is made by hand in the old tradition – a real delicacy!

 

Hamburg Speicherstadt

Hamburg Speicherstadt

Day 3: Glückstadt – Schafstedt / St. Michaelisdonn, approx. 50 / 40 km

You follow the North Sea Cycle Route towards Brunsbüttel. This is where the 100-kilometre-long Kiel Canal begins. It is worth taking a longer break to visit the canal locks and the associated museum – not only technology enthusiasts will be impressed. The route continues to Dithmarschen, a landscape characterized by the slightly hilly Geest and the flat marshes. You will spend the night in St. Michaelisdonn, known for its Dutch mill Edda , or in Schafstedt, situated on the Kiel Canal.

 

Glückstadt

Port of Glückstadt

Day 4: Schafstedt – Rendsburg, approx. 50 / 65 km

Today you are on your way along the Kiel Canal. Side by side with cruise ships, container ships and freighters, you cycle along the canal at a relaxed pace. Inaugurated in 1895, it is one of the busiest artificial waterways in the world. Passing high bridges and ferry docks, you reach Rendsburg. To get to know the city better, we recommend a walk along the blue line – that way you won't miss a single sight. The Rendsburg High Bridge, the city's landmark, is also worth a visit.

Rendsburg High Bridge

Suspension ferry at the Rendsburg High Bridge

Day 5: Rendsburg - Kiel, approx. 45 km

The last stage of your bike tour on the NOK route takes you to Kiel. Get to know the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein on a walk. Watch the ships in the harbour and at the piers Norwegerkai and Schwedenkai from Hörnbrücke, a folding bridge, visit the Maritime Museum and relax in the Ratsdienergarten. If you would like to spend some more time on the Baltic Sea, grab your bike. It is only a few kilometers from Kiel city center to Falckensteiner Strand.

 

Kiel Canal

On the Kiel Canal

Day 6: Individual departure

Your bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay in Hamburg or Kiel with an extra night.

Kiel

Boats in Kiel harbour

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 27.04.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Season A
27.04. - 03.05.
22.09. - 05.10.
from599 €
Season B
04.05. - 07.05.
21.05. - 31.05.
08.09. - 21.09.
from699 €
Season C
08.05. - 15.05.
01.06. - 28.06.
21.08. - 07.09.
from779 €
Season D
16.05. - 20.05.
29.06. - 20.08.
from829 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Kiel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

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For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

All prices are per person

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

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

199 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Hamburg
 DBL

79 €

 SGL

129 €

Kiel
 DBL

95 €

 SGL

135 €

other places
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

109 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg Reisen 8-gear unisex
8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 8-gear men's bike
8-gear men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg Reisen Teen's bike
Teen's bike

8- / 27-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    OS-NOHK5
  • Start / Destination
    Hamburg / Kiel
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garages in Hamburg, cost approx. 12 – 20 € / day
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Hamburg
    On your own by train incl. bike, hourly direct connections, duration approx. 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
  • Print version PDF
Map for the bike tour from Hamburg to Kiel

Days
6

Ø km per day
50