What to expect
Cycle from Germany’s vibrant capital of Berlin to Copenhagen via forests, lakes and glistening islands. You’ll tour along canalside paths, scenic coastal stretches and shady forest tracks, taking local trains on occasion and cruising to Denmark by boat. The cycling is undemanding with enchanting towns to stop off at en route, but opt for an electric bike if you’d like an extra boost.
Germany’s scattered lakes, peaceful wetlands and emerald forests get this tour off to a great start, with the clear waters of Lake Stechlin a beautiful place to stop for a picnic. Denmark’s interconnecting islands bring a whole new landscape of secret coves and sandy beaches – the white cliffs of Møn are a real highlight and relaxing on this pretty island is something to look forward to towards the end of the tour, before you cycle along the coast into Copenhagen’s cosmopolitan city centre.
At a glance
- Denmark’s peaceful islands, sandy beaches and cosmopolitan capital
- Germany’s vibrant capital, rich forests, scattered lakes and canals
- Lakeside towns, thatched villages and wild nature parks
- Leisurely cycling along canal paths, coastal routes and quiet tracks
Day 1 (Mon):
Arrive in Oranienburg
Arrive in the historic town of Oranienburg, which has a direct train connection with Berlin.
Day 2 (Tue):
Oranienburg - Zehdenick/Fürstenberg
22 - 46 miles (35-75 km)
Ride along the Oder Havel Canal to the town of Liebenwalde, home to a museum set in a former prison. Continue alongside the canal to the pink town hall in Zehdenick to your hotel or on to the town of Fürstenberg or nearby for the night.
Day 3 (Wed):
Zehdenick/Fürstenberg - Neustrelitz
28 - 48 miles (45 - 78 km)
Cycle to legendary Lake Stechlin, one of the area’s deepest, clearest lakes and home to the endemic dwarfed fish. Spend the evening in the lakeside town of Neustrelitz.
Day 4 (Thu):
Neustrelitz - Waren
40 miles (65 km)
Look out for eagles as you enter the beautiful Müritz National Park, where more than 130 lakes are scattered amongst forest and wetlands. Visit the small village of Ankershagen and overnight in the lakeside town of Waren or nearby.
Day 5 (Fri):
Waren - Krakow region/Güstrow
28 - 43 miles (45 - 69 km)
Tour through the peaceful Nossentiner Heide National Park, biking through extensive forests towards the pretty lakeside town of Krakow am See, home of the expressionist sculptor and printmaker, Barlach. Take a tour of the old town and visit Barlach’s studio. Overnight in Krakow region or Güstrow.
Day 6 (Sat):
Krakow region/Güstrow - Rostock
33 - 48 miles (54 - 78 km)
Follow the Bützow - Güstrow canal to the riverside city of Rostock. You can, if you wish, take a train from Güstrow to Rostock to shorten the cycle ride.
Day 7 (Sun):
Rostock - Nykøbing/Falster
25 miles (40 km)
Take the cycle route or, if you prefer, the train for the 12km ride from Rostock to the harbour and board the ferry for a 2 hour cruise to Gedser, on the Danish island of Falster. Tour across Denmark’s beautiful landscapes of dikes, small forests and pristine beaches to reach the city of Nykøbing.
Day 8 (Mon):
Nykøbing/Falster - Island of Møn/Stege
46 miles (75 km)
Cycle along the coast across easy terrain to the old merchant town of Stubbekøbing. Take the ferry to Bogø island and on to the steep chalk cliffs of the island of Møn. Pedal around quiet country roads, passing thatched houses, or stretch out on a beach by the Baltic Sea. Stay in the town of Stege on Møn.
Day 9 (Tue):
Island of Møn - Køge
31/43 miles (50-69 km)
Cross the bridge from Møn to Zealand island and cycle north through coastal landscape, passing cottages and country houses, to Fakse or Rødvig. Take a train (not included) to the town of Køge, just south of Copenhagen (if not, absolute cycling distance would be 107km)
Day 10 (Wed):
Køge - Copenhagen
27-34 miles (43-55km)
Pedal along coastal paths to Copenhagen, stopping off at the museum of Modern Art in Ishöj. Check in to your hotel in Copenhagen and set out on foot to explore this enchanting city, visit the Tivoli Gardens or reward yourself with a cool drink near the old harbour.
Day 11 (Thu):
Depart from Copenhagen
Enjoy breakfast in Copenhagen before checking out of your hotel.
We recommend adding a night at the beginning and end of this tour, to fully appreciate the sights and character of these vibrant capital cities.
3 and 4* Hotels
We use a pool of 3 and 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.
- 10 nights accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
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- 10 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
- Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and route information - one set per room (GPS tracks available on request)
- Local contact number for assistance
- Welcome Meeting
- Admission to the Mueritzeum, Waren
- Ferry Rostock - Gedser
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Train from Fakse/Rødvig to Køge (approx €14)
- Ferry from Stubbekøbing to Bogø (approx €12)
- Tourist tax (small charge, payable locally)
- Prices are available on request
Please note this tour is based on 4 or more participants
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handle bar bag, odometer, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost.
24 gears with pannier
8 gears with pannier
You can add these when you price your trip
How to Get There
Fly to Berlin
Take the train (Bahn) from Berlin airport to your first hotel in Oranienburg.
Fly from Copenhagan
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Start the trip in Berlin as the countryside gets better and better. Denmark is beautiful and Copenhagen a real gem.Deborah Bryant, France, September 2018
Our cycle tour from Berlin to Copenhagen, organised through Freedom Treks, was a delight from beginning to end. Organisation was excellent at every stage, accommodation was brilliant and the route varied and interesting. We were blessed by superb weather, so each day was a delight. The bikes provided by the local partner were excellent. My e-bike was absolutely great - a revelation, making long distances and long slow hills easy for anyone (not just the super fit). A cycling holiday organised by Freedom Treks can be highly recommended - excellent value for money, brilliant organisation at every stage of the holiday experience. Many thanks!Keith Schooling, UK, August 2018