2023
Bike tour from Sylt to Hamburg

Bike tour from Sylt to Hamburg

On the road between Sylt, Wadden Sea and the Hanseatic city

  Niebüll – Husum – Hamburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Elbe metropolis Hamburg, Büsum’s shrimps
  • Wadden Sea, St. Peter-Ording’s beach
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
55

“Moin Moin” – which means hello – is always appropriate on our bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg! You start in Niebüll, not far from the Danish border. Until you reach your destination, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, you will mainly roll along on the North Sea Coast Cycle Route. It is mostly flat, leads through salt marshes and runs along dikes - including grazing sheep. Enjoy the healthy North Sea air, idyllic lush green landscapes and endless views of the sea along the way. On our bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg, it's worth taking extended breaks along the way on the Hamburg Hallig, in the Dutch town of Friedrichstadt, at the Eider barrage near Tönning, in the shrimp town of Büsum, at the locks of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel and at the ship welcoming facility in Wedel. A visit to the North Sea coast includes a mudflat hike, perhaps on a trip to St. Peter-Ording? Take a walk on the seabed and discover the fascinating fauna of the mudflats, which only reveals itself after a second glance. Once you have reached your destination Hamburg, it's time to breathe in the big city air – numerous sights and a wide range of cultural activities round off perfectly our bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    OS-NONH7
  • Start / Destination
    Niebüll / Hamburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 – 335 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Map of bike tour from Niebüll to Hamburg

Day 1: Individual arrival in Niebüll

Your bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg begins in the small North Frisian town of Niebüll. The name of the town is derived from the Frisian word “neue Siedlung” which means new settlement. Due to its proximity to Denmark and a shared history, Frisian and Danish culture meet here. In the Frisian Museum you can learn more about the living and economic culture of the North Frisians.

From Niebüll you can easily reach the North Sea island of Sylt by train: In a good half hour – depending on the connection – you can reach the fashionable seaside resort of Westerland via the Hindenburgdamm. So for a short trip to Sylt, it's worth arriving early in Niebüll. Or you can book an extra night before the bike tour to Hamburg and spend a leisurely day on Sylt.

Lighthouse Sylt

The Lighthouse List West on Sylt island

Day 2: Niebüll – Husum, approx. 55 / 40 km

From Niebüll you cycle to the North Sea. While you are on the route enjoy the fresh wind that blows around your nose, the view over the sea and the unique silence that makes you forget all stress. Before you reach Husum, it is worth taking a short detour to the Hamburg Hallig, which can be reached via a causeway. Husum is the hometown of the writer Theodor Storm. He once called Husum the Grey Town by the Sea. See for yourself that he was wrong.

Dike Niebüll

The Dike between Niebüll and Husum

Day 3: Husum - Tönning, ca. 35 km

Leaving Husum behind, you cycle inland until you reach Friedrichstadt. Once in the town centre, you will immediately feel transported to the Netherlands. The Dutch immigrants who settled here in the 17th century brought their architectural style with them and so Friedrichstadt developed into a Dutch town including canals and gabled houses. The tour continues to Tönning. There, it is worth visiting the Multimar Wattforum, which introduces you to the world of the Wadden Sea. You will spend the night in Tönning.

Cyclists Tönning

Cyclists in Tönning

Day 4: Excursion to St. Peter-Ording, approx 55 / 65 km + train ride

Your bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg takes you today to one of Germany's most famous beaches. The train (included) takes you to St. Peter-Ording. The beach there impresses with a length of 12 kilometres and is ideal for watching kite surfers being pulled over the waves by the wind. Or what about a mudflat hike? Alternatively, simply spend your time in St. Peter-Ording leisurely sunbathing before cycling back to Tönning.

Strandbar in St. Peter-Ording

The Strandbar 54 in St. Peter-Ording

Day 5: Tönning - St. Michaelisdonn, approx. 60 / 70 km

On today's stage of your bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg, you leave Tönning heading west and first you reach the Eider barrage, Germany's largest coastal protection structure. With the North Sea in view, you cycle on in a relaxed manner to Büsum. The small seaside resort is particularly famous for its Büsum crabs. Take a short break on the kilometre-long green beach and treat yourself to a crab roll – simply perfect! On the way to your destination for the day, St. Michaelisdonn, you will get to know the charming landscape of Dithmarschen.

Port St. Michaelisdonn

The port of St. Michaelisdonn

Day 6: St. Michaelisdonn – Glückstadt, approx. 45 km

Leaving St. Michaelisdonn and the Dithmarschen behind you, you will meet the river Elbe and the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel. The canal has been in operation since 1895 and is one of the busiest waterways in the world. Watch small and large ships pass through the impressive canal locks before you head for Glückstadt along the Elbe. Here, too, a North German delicacy awaits you, the Glückstädter Matjes, a salted fish. It is famous throughout the region and is handmade according to old recipes.

Glückstadt

Glückstadt

Day 7: Glückstadt – Hamburg, approx. 55 km

The last stage takes you along the Elbe. On the way you have an excellent view of the many large ships gliding gently over the water. A stopover is worthwhile in Wedel. The ship welcoming system there musically greets and bids farewell to ships arriving or departing from the Port of Hamburg. Hamburg is the crowning glory of your journey. The Hanseatic city awaits you with numerous sights such as the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the fish market and the former harbour storage area.

Warehouse district Hamburg

The warehouse district of Hamburg

Day 8: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast, your bike tour between Sylt and Hamburg already comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your stay in Hamburg or one of the other overnight destinations with an extra night.

Jungfernstieg Hamburg

Jungfernstieg Hamburg

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2023

Arrival sunday from 21.05.2023 to 08.10.2023

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

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Season A
30.04. - 10.05.
24.09. - 08.10.
from799 €
Season B
11.05. - 16.05.
11.06. - 30.06.
10.09. - 23.09.
from899 €
Season C
17.05. - 26.05.
01.06. - 10.06.
20.08. - 09.09.
from999 €
Season D
27.05. - 31.05.
01.07. - 19.08.
from1099 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Train ride Tönning – St. Peter-Ording incl. bike
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Hamburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service-Hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
  • Train ride Niebüll – Westerland (Sylt) – Niebüll, approx. 25 euro per person excl. bike
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

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

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

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
All places
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

109 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and 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)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20 – 26 inch), child seat
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 bike
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
Children's bike
Children's bike
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Child seat
Child seat
Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

239 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

49 €

Child seat

free

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    OS-NONH7
  • Start / Destination
    Niebüll / Hamburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 – 335 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Public car parks, costs: approx. 7 euro / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Niebüll
    On your own by train from Hamburg, direct connection, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
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days
8

km / day avg.
55