Look forward to the former Prussian residence city of Potsdam. It is characterized by unique palaces and gardens along the Havel: Sanssouci, Neuer Garten, Babelsberg, Glienicke, Pfaueninsel and Sacrow have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1990.
Arrival to Potsdam main station / parking lot at the hotel / rental bikes at the hotel.
In Potsdam you cycle through the city center first to the historic Glienicke Bridge and from here you follow the "Berliner Mauerweg" cycle path to the banks of the lake Großer Wannsee. Always close to the shore, you roll comfortably on the Havel cycle path to the old town of Spandau with the citadel and the Gatower post mill.
Continue on the well-developed Havel cycle path via Hennigsdorf and Birkenwerder to your destination of the day, Oranienburg, with the renovated castle and the restored park. Since the State Horticultural Show in 2009, the dream landscape of Electress Louise Henriette von Oranien has shone in new splendor and is worth a nice tour at the end of the day.
The very well implemented bike trails will lead you along the waterside and through the Schorfheide today. past the Langer Trödel (area of stagnant water, no longer navigable today) to the watergate of Zerpenschleuse, past the Finow-channel to Marienwerder and finally to the Werbellinsee. The untouched landscape is sparsely populated and offers plenty of space for small discoveries: the local history museum in the former city prison of Liebenwalde, the boatmen's houses on the 400-year-old Finow Canal and last but not least the Neo-gothic village church that seems much too big for Marienwerder. The day ends at the hotel right by the shore of the Werbellinsee, in the middle of this wonderful nature.
The first few kilometres of the day lead past the crystal clear Werbellinsee, measuring up to 55 metres in depth, to Joachimstal. This is where Emperor Wilhelm II. had a unique train station constructed in Norwegian country house- style so that he could travel into the Schorfheide to go hunting more comfortably. Today, the Emperor’s station has been redone to shine in its former glory again. Not far from here, a wide viewing platform allows enjoying a spectacular panorama view over the biosphere reservoir of Schorfheide-Chorin. Through a beautiful landscape, you will continue along the Grimnitzsee to Chorin, where a short side trip of 3 km to the Cistercian monastery of Chorin is a worthwhile idea. From here, the Mönchsheide, an almost deserted strip of land, leads to the lift lock of Niederfinow. It is the oldest one of its kind in Germany that is still active today. Overnight stay in Oderberg or Hohenwutzen directly on the Oder River.
Today you will experience a completely different landscape! The Oderbruch and the Oder form a unique natural landscape in Europe. By 1762, the inland delta of the Oderbruch, formed in the Weichselian glaciation, was drained under the Prussian King Friedrich II and settled with newly built street villages as planned. You follow the river for a few kilometers on the Oder-Neisse cycle path directly on the Oder dike. Here you will experience a breathtaking, extremely sparsely populated landscape on the border with neighboring Poland. Following a closed down railway line, you will then cycle further inland to Wriezen before you follow the long-distance track (Radfernweg) Brandenburg through the hilly Märkische Schweiz. In the afternoon you can look forward to the small SPA- town of Buckow with its remarkable Brecht-Weigel-Haus at the Schermützelsee.
From Buckow, the pearl of Märkische Schweiz, you cycle through many small villages to Rüdersdorf near Berlin. Take a short detour to the Museum Park Rüdersdorf, which tells the story of lime mining. Visit the former furnaces and transport facilities and see how the old industrial plants worked. The "Gerhard-Hauptmann-Stadt" Erkner with its interesting museum and the Müggelsee is now quickly reached. Look forward to your hotel by the lake, where you can enjoy the beautiful idyll in the Biergarten at the end of the day.
From the Müggelsee you cycle right through the forest to the Müggelturm tower, which offers you a fantastic view over the greenest district of Berlin. A small ferry (not included) takes you from Wendenschloss over the Dahme to Grünau, where you will come across the Berlin Wall Trail a short time later. Follow this along the southern outskirts of Berlin on the trail of the more recent german history and come across many commemorative plaques and memorials. On the Teltow Canal you continue via the former Dreilinden checkpoint to Babelsberg and there along the famous film park to the historic city center of Potsdam and on to the starting point of your tour.
Your lovely roundtrip around Berlin and Potsdam ends after breakfast at the hotel.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast (in Category B and in Potsdam in Category A)
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the bike tour Berlin: Havel, Oder and Spree round trip
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour: "Berlin: Havel, Oder and Spree round trip". If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Potsdam is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Our partner hotels are all within walking distance of several stations in Potsdam. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Our partner hotels provide parking possibilities for the entire duration of your bike trip. The costs are between 8,00 Euro and 18,00 Euro per day (as of 2023), payable locally. A reservation is not possible. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
In this bicycle journey "Berlin: Havel, Oder and Spree round trip" you cycle on a variety of different bike paths and small side streets. The selected cycle routes have been created or paved within the last years and therefore of the highest quality. But there are also short passages of dirt road, the route is mostly flat. On day 4 and day 5 in the Schorfheide and the Märkischen Schweiz there are some hilly sections. The selected trails are well signposted and the route is signposted throughout with additional Velociped stickers (white V on green background).
Available rental bikes
If you choose to rent a Velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Coasts which are not included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax, all boat trips and ferry rides are not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally.
7 days hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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