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Havel Cycle Route

Water, forest and lake landscape

7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
699.00 €
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699.00 €

Look forward to a varied bike tour along an unusual river. The Havel rises east of Waren in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District and flows into the Elbe only 94 km further on, as the crow flies, at Havelberg. The river winds for 330 km and bridges only 40 m of difference in altitude. The Havel begins as a small river and is navigable after only 12 kilometers. Follow a well-signposted cycle path to numerous picturesque lakes and places worth seeing such as Neustrelitz, Spandau and Potsdam. Along the way, discover the Slavic village at Zierker See and visit the industrial museum Ziegeleipark Mildenberg. Get to know the river as a grandiose chain of lakes merging into one another. Prussian kings once built their castles, gardens and parks right on the banks here. Whether it is the Sacrow Church of the Savior, the Marble Palace or Babelsberg Palace - the UNESCO World Heritage Site awaits you with outstanding sights.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Water enthusiasts: This tour always takes you along the Havel.
  • Forest enthusiasts: This tour also takes you through the enchanting forests of the Havel Cycle Route.
  • Lake fans: This tour invites you to explore and cycle around many lakes along the route.


House of the guest in Waren
This listed half-timbered house was built at the end of the 18th century on massive medieval remains of older houses.

Haus des Gastes

Ankershagen Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum
The Heinrich Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen was established in 1980 in the former parental home of the famous archaeologist, an 18th century vicarage.


Müritz National Park
The Müritz National Park covers an area of 322 km². It stretches from the shore of the Müritz River to the Feldberger Seenlandschaft Nature Park.

Müritz Nationalpark

Oranienburg Castle
The impressive Oranienburg Palace is one of the most important baroque buildings in the Mark Brandenburg. It symbolizes the path of the Electorate of Brandenburg to kingship.

Schloss Oranienburg

Old Town Spandau
With all the more or less long walks that we want to encourage here, the old town of Spandau must of course not be forgotten.

Altstadt Spandau

Havel Cycle Route

7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
699.00 €
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Arrive in Waren on time today - it's worth it! Stroll through the town, which is well worth seeing, and take a leisurely stroll in the marina on the shores of Lake Müritz. Overnight stay in Waren or Klink.

Where the ice age left its traces you cycle today through a unique landscape, the Müritz National Park. The Havel Cycle Path leads idyllically through vast forests and along countless lakes. Embedded in this large protected area is the source of the Havel, fed by several spring lakes. Follow the young course of the river to Ankershagen and visit the Heinrich Schliemann Museum, dedicated to the world-famous excavator of the ancient cities of Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns. Then look forward to Kratzeburg and an interesting exhibition on the Havel spring area. Via the Wesenberger Seenkreuz you cycle to the beautiful town of Neustrelitz, once the residence of the dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Take a leap into history today and visit the Slawendorf (Slavic Village) worth seeing at Zierker See. Marvel at this open-air museum, where life, living and working in the early Middle Ages is recreated. Try your hand at one of the 8 crafts: carving, weaving, blacksmithing, pottery, soapstone grinding, felting, weaving or candle making, climb up to the 18 m high watchtower, which offers a fantastic panoramic view, and take a boat trip on Lake Zierk in a reconstructed Slavic boat.

Via Wesenberg with its lovingly restored market square, Gothic church, harbor and small castle, you will cycle along the upper Havel River to the Großer Stechlinsee, the deepest lake in Brandenburg (70m). Look forward to Neuglobsow, where green table glass was produced until 1900. Marvel at the historic half-timbered houses of the glassmakers and visit the glass museum. Theordor Fontane also visited Neuglobsow on his wanderings through the Mark Brandenburg and then processed his impressions of the landscape in his novel der Stechlin. Overnight stay in Neuglobsow/ Fürstenberg/ surroundings.

Today you follow the Havel cycle path further south and cycle along the famous Uckermärkisches Seengebiet nature park. Look forward to the Mildenberg Brickworks Park - a truly exceptional industrial monument. Brick production began here in 1887, when rich deposits of clay were discovered during the construction of the Löwenberg-Templin railroad line. Then, at the beginning of the 20th century, one of the largest contiguous brick-making areas in Europe was created! In the "Zehdenicker Ziegeleirevier", billions of bricks were produced, from which Berlin and large parts of the Mark were built. The tour continues along the river to Oranienburg.

Discover Oranienburg with its freshly renovated castle and restored park. Today Oranienburg Palace is one of the most important baroque buildings in the Mark Brandenburg. It dates back to a country estate built for the Great Elector's first wife, Louise Henriette, born Princess of Orange, beginning in 1651. Visit the Palace Museum and the Oberhavel District Museum and marvel at the extensive collection of paintings as well as the Elector's apartment with a porcelain chamber. Continue on well-maintained cycle paths, as well as forest and riverside paths along the Oder-Havel Canal via Henningsdorf to Berlin- Spandau.

Explore the citadel town of Spandau with its quaint old town and visit the Spandau Citadel before continuing through the Grundewald to Wannsee. The island is accessible via 5 bridges and is one of the most popular destinations for Berliners and tourists alike. Cycle across the famous Glienicke Bridge. The bridge, which is more than 300 years old, managed to attract the attention of the world public on a few days: It was a legendary scene of the Cold War, when the USA and the Soviet Union exchanged spies here. Look forward to your final stop in Potsdam.

After breakfast, your eventful bike tour ends in Potsdam. Before you start your journey home, however, you should still explore the many possibilities of the city. Visit Sanssouci Palace with its beautiful wide park, marvel at Frederick the Great's summer residence, Potsdam's historic districts such as the Russian Colony Alexandrowka, the Dutch Quarter and the former Bohemian Weavers' Quarter. Also the famous Babelsberg film park, the Potsdam excursion boat and the many parks are waiting for your visit (extension bookable).


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR


All-carefree service
    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • room with D/bath/WC
    • luggage transport
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
Things to know about the bicycle tour on the Havel

Below you will find specific information about the bicycle tour on the Havel River. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Waren is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. Current timetable information and price information can be found at www.bahn.de.

Parking possibilities at the arrival hotel

Free parking is available in Waren at the office of our local partner (no advance reservation possible, subject to availability).

Alternatively, you can park your vehicle for a fee in the hotel parking lot (no reservation possible, payable on site).

Available rental bikes

You have the choice between women's and men's touring bikes with coaster brake or freewheel (both with hub gears), and children's and youth bikes are also available on request

The touring bikes with back-pedalling have 7 or 8 gears (depending on availability).

The touring bikes with freewheel have 7 gears. On request and depending on availability, we can also offer 24-speed touring bikes with freewheel. The request for 24 gears will then be noted, but cannot be guaranteed.

We also offer 7/8-speed electric bikes (all women's bikes) with freewheel or coaster brake (subject to availability).

Please let us know your bike preference when you make your booking.

Condition of the cycle paths

The route runs mainly on bike paths and small side roads. There are also smaller sections that are not asphalted. The route is mainly flat but also slightly hilly in parts.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

A possible tourism tax is not part of the tour price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel on the spot.

The use of rental bikes during extra nights is possible for an extra charge. Please indicate this request when booking.

7 days hotline service

If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make the continuation of the journey impossible or other bad surprises are waiting for you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organize help as soon as possible.

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.

Travel insurance

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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