Berlin to the Baltic Sea by Boat & Bike

Boat & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Germany, Poland

Why we love this tour

"Flat and easy waterside cycling with a full rest day to relax on board in the lounge or on the sundeck as your boat crosses the Bay of Szczecin. A diverse tour that takes in Baroque castles, the Lower Oder Valley National Park and the Hanseatic city of Stralsund. "

Delightful cities of Berlin, Szczecin and Stralsund

Leafy forests, historic towns and rich Oder Valley wildlife

Alluring German resort islands of Rügen and Usedom

Gentle waterside cycling with a full rest day on board

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
101miles/163km
Level
Easy
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Sat
Runs
May, Jun, Jul
Code
GE039
Fly to
Berlin
Good for
Riverside Routes
Return
Hamburg

Experience the waterways and Baltic islands of northeast Germany, travelling from Berlin to the Baltic Sea by boat and bike. Following gentle towpaths and waterside routes, you’ll ride through leafy forests, wildlife-rich wetlands and charming towns. To give your legs a break, you can enjoy a full rest day as you cruise between the Polish city of Szczecin and the medieval town of Wolgast.

Full of historic and natural landmarks, you’ll cycle past everything from Baroque castles to Germany’s oldest working boatlift, the Niederfinow. Home to storks, cranes and otters, riding through the Lower Oder Valley National Park is a halfway highlight before you explore the islands of Usedom and Rügen by bike - Germany’s largest island, Rügen is cherished for its chalk cliffs, sunny beaches and holiday vibe. Your tour concludes in the Hanseatic city of Stralsund - a fascinating place to linger, with its cobbled streets and gabled architecture.

Please note that this tour operates in reverse on alternate weeks. 

Accommodation

Berlin to Stralsund

The comfortable MS Princess has 49 twin cabins (10.5m²) and a maximum of  102 passengers. There are seven twin cabins on the upper deck, four of the main deck cabins have a fold-out bed to accommodate a third person (max 70kg). Cabins at the front or rear of the boat are cheaper as there may be some engine noise.  All cabins have a shower & toilet, a hair dryer, phone, satelite TV, a safe (charge), and central air conditioning as windows do not open. The twin beds can be converted into a sofa and seating area during the day.  

There is a brightly decorated restaurant, a cosy saloon and a sun deck. All decks can be reached by a stair lift (max 100kg) as well as staircase. 

MS Princess

MS Princess

Stralsund to Berlin

This is the reverse itinerary from Stralsund to Berlin and operates on alternate weeks. 

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation: MS Princess with en-suite and air-conditioning​​

Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunch for cyclists, coffee & tea in the afternoon and three course dinner

Services of an English speaking on-board guide with daily briefings of the bike tours

Maps and route information (one per cabin) - GPS tracks available on request

Daily cabin cleaning

​Mooring fees

Welcome drink

Bed linen and towel change as needed

Price excludes

Flights and transfers​

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Transfers to/from the docking points

Entrance and sightseeing fees

Tips, city maps

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier per bike, handlebar bag, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock per cabin all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Hybrid bike

7 gear hybrid with hand and back pedal brake with pannier. Hand brake bikes on request.

£74

E-bike

With pannier. 

On request - limited availability

£161

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Berlin, then take the train (Bahn) from Berlin airport.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Brussels, change for Cologne and change for Berlin.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Bahn) from Stralsund to the airport, flying from Hamburg or Berlin.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

What's the etiquette with crew tips?
Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.
Will the itinerary ever change?

For Boat & Bike tours the boat will generally keep to the advertised itinerary, however the captain may have to adapt the itinerary due to the river or sea conditions.

How much space will I have in my cabin?

There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.

Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?

Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling. 

Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?

Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement. 

Will I be cycling with other people?

Although there is no organised group, self-guided guests regularly find they come across their fellow passengers along the route during the day and may even get together to form their own cycling groups.

What does my on-board Tour Leader do?

Your on-board Tour Leader provides daily briefings ahead of the next day's ride. These are always beneficial, including information on the local area, main sights, and tips on good places to stop en route.

Can I book by myself?

Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.

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