2020
Cycling Holiday along the Weser

Cycling Holiday along the Weser

From Weserstein to the North Sea Mudflats

 Hann. Münden – Bremen – Cuxhaven

  • Baroque city Bad Karlshafen, castle Fürstenberg, world-famous legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, interesting buildings from different eras, Town Musicians of Bremen
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
12

km / day avg.
55

Why don´t you take some time for cycling holidays and follow the river Weser from its source to its estuary where it flows into the North Sea. Enrich your journey by experiencing the Wadden Sea- an exciting contrast to the regions Weser Highland and Middle Weser you will have explored up until now. The harsh, damp sea air, the mud flats and the coastal cities Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven have their very own appeal. The cycling holiday along the Weser is also well suited for unexperienced cyclists.

Cycling Holiday along the Weser
  • Booking Code
    NW-WSHC11
  • Start / Destination
    Hann. Münden / Cuxhaven
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 525 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Hann. Münden

Hann. Münden, where the rivers Werra and Fulda unite to form the Weser, enchants visitors with its framework buildings: Here you will find fine specimens of the Weser Renaissance. Embedded in historical fortifications, the old Werra Bridge, the tremendous Welfen Castle and the town hall await enthusiastic visitors. Booked rental bikes will be available at the hotel.

Day 2: Hann. Münden – Bad Karlshafen / Beverungen, approx. 45 / 55 km

Your first stage of the tour leads you through the Hessen Weserbergland region, past Reinhardshagen and the former Benedictine Monastery of Bursfelde in the Romanesque style. The pretty baroque town of Bad Karlshafen offers you the opportunity to visit the saltwater thermal baths or the Huguenot museum. The small town of Beverungen attracts guests with the remains of a castle from 1330.

Day 3: Bad Karlshafen – Holzminden / Bodenwerder, approx. 40 – 55 km

Today you will leave the foothills of the Solling behind you, before reaching the Fürstenberg castle, which is yet another great example of the Weser-Renaissance. It was first built around 1600 as a hunting castle and offers visitors an excellent view of the Weser Valley. Passing through Höxter with its numerous wooden-framed houses, you will reach Bodenwerder, the home of Münchhausen.

Day 4: Holzminden – Hameln / Rinteln, approx. 55 km

Leaving the towns of Holzminden or Bodenwerder, which are well known for their perfumes and aromatic essences, you will follow the Weser Cycle Path through romantic villages until you reach Hameln. Pied Piper open-air performances and the Pied Piper’s house commemorate the origins of the world-famous fairytale. Images of the Pied Piper can be found throughout the town.

Day 5: Hameln – Minden, approx. 45 – 70 km

Leaving Hameln you will cycle towards the well known spa-town of Bad Oeynhausen with extensive spas and the Aqua Magica, a very special landscaped garden, before crossing over the Weser and through the Wiehengebirge mountains and cycling onto the Northern German lowlands. The next town you will come to is Minden. Attractive buildings from various epochs form an interesting contrast in the pedestrian zone of the town.

Day 6: Minden – Nienburg, approx. 65 km

The countryside becomes more gentle as you cycle onwards: broad, lush green meadows replace the wooded hills. You now find yourself in the historically significant area of the Middle-Weser. Fruit-fields along the Weser Cycle Path offer you the chance to pick your own fresh fruit. Today’s destination is the medieval fortress town of Nienburg. Traces of its eventful history can be found throughout the town – follow the bear paws!

Day 7: Nienburg – Verden, approx. 60 km

The landscape and scenery of the Middle Weser is characterised by the flat Weser marshes, fields, woods and broad moors and bogs. In Verden you will be able to visit the cathedral and history museum. The town became famous as a horse and jockey town. Today, it still has a very successful horse-breeding business and since 1949 has been the site of an internationally well-known horse auction.

Day 8: Verden – Bremen, approx. 55 km

Today you will only cycle for a short while: the Hanseatic city of Bremen is waiting to be explored. Like almost no other German city, Bremen combines urban flair with friendliness, historical ambience with modernity and cultural variety with typical Hanseatic atmosphere. You definitely shouldn’t miss a visit to the Schnoor, the oldest quarter in Bremen.

Day 9: Bremen – Elsfleth, approx. 40 km

After a visit of the Bremen Town Musicians and the Statue of Bremen you continue cycling through Germany´s smallest state in direction of the North Sea. If you keep cycling along the Weser you cross Blumenthal, which has a unique natural landscape. Arriving in Elsfleth, you have reached one of the oldest towns along the lower Weser. And you can let your evening come to a relaxing close in the historical town centre.

Day 10: Elsfleth – Bremerhaven, approx. 45 km

Your last stage leads you through the Wurster countryside, the gateway to the national park Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer. After arriving in the seaside town of Cuxhaven, we recommend a walk along by the sea where you can admire the harbour bulwark Alte Liebe and the famous lighthouse Dicke Berta. You can also take a walk through the mudflats, a coach journey to the island of Neuwerk or a visit to one of the numerous museums.

Day 11: Bremerhaven – Cuxhaven, approx. 55 km

This stretch of the journey takes you through the Wurster region, the gateway  to the Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony. Enjoy the view over the sea and the Wadden Sea and enjoy the fresh air of the North Sea. On arriving in the coastal city Cuxhaven it is best to take a stroll alongside the sea, where you can admire the port bulwark Alte Liebe (old love) and the famous lighthouse Dicke Berta (fat Berta).

Day 12: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast your cycle journey from the Weserstein to the Wadden Sea ends. Individual departure to Hann. Münden or home. If you wish we can extend your cycling holiday along the Weser in Cuxhaven.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 01.06.2020 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

Category B

Season A

04.04. - 25.04.
01.10. - 13.10.

Season B

26.04. - 16.05.
01.08. - 30.09.

Season C

17.05. - 31.07.

Single room supplement 289

Category A

Season A

04.04. - 25.04.
01.10. - 13.10.

Season B

26.04. - 16.05.
01.08. - 30.09.

Season C

17.05. - 31.07.

Single room supplement 319

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

  • 11 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3*-level, category B (NW-WSHC11b)
  • 11 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4*-level, category A (NW-WSHC11a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Cuxhaven
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included 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 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 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
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

289 €

319 €

Additional fee half-board (10 x dinner, in Cuxhaven only B&B)

219 €

249 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, other places

49 €

59 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Bremerhaven / Bremen

55 €

59 €

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

65 €

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, other places

75 €

85 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Bremerhaven / Bremen

85 €

99 €

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

109 €

109 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Cuxhaven – Hann. Münden

90 €

90 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
95 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
235 €

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
95 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
235 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Panniers, handlebars-bag, puncture repair kit, bicycle lock

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

95 €

E-bike

235 €

Cycling Holiday along the Weser
  • Booking Code
    NW-WSHC11
  • Start / Destination
    Hann. Münden / Cuxhaven
  • Duration
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Length
    approx. 525 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Profile of the route
    The route runs mainly on quiet lanes in even terrain and therefore is also well suited for families with children.
  • Return journey to Hann. Münden
    Optionally with the minibus, daily, including bikes, minimum number of participants: 4, duration: approx. 4 hours, must be stated upon booking.
    Alternatively by train on own initiative, connections several times per day, change trains 2 – 3 times, duration: approx. 4,5 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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
12

km / day avg.
55