The Zollenspieker Fährhaus
Today you have the longest trip with a great destination: your individual trip to the hotel Zollenspieker Fährhaus. We recommend to arrive early to enjoy the unique location with beautiful views of the banks of the Elbe river and to let the magnificently atmosphere take its effect. Just beautiful, there is no better way to get in the mood for the coming days.
How nice, you will spend the whole day on the beautiful Elbe! In the morning you cycle on the marshland dam. Enjoy the wide views to the right and left of the Elbe from this elevated position. In Geesthacht you will be amazed by the large and remarkable Elbe bridge with barrage and lock systems. It regulates the entire water level for the port of Hamburg! The Elbe cycle path then takes you through the wooded nature reserve 'Hohes Elbufer' to the boat town of Lauenburg. Look forward to richly decorated, colorful half-timbered houses in the picturesque old town and the interesting Elbe shipping museum. The historic paddle steamer "Kaiser Wilhelm", which exudes a little nostalgia, is idyllically situated on the banks of the Elbe. After this extensive tour, you roll back to the hotel on the left bank of the Elbe.
In the morning you use the Elbe ferry at the hotel and cross over to the left side of the Elbe. Here you follow the well-signposted Ilmenau cycle path. The cycle path leads along the tranquil river Ilmenau, whose area near the banks with its tributaries and floodplains is consistently designated as a European nature reserve. You cycle via Oldershausen with its typical old courtyards and discover Bardowick with the unusual cathedral. Finally, you cycle on a historic towpath on the banks of the Ilmenau directly to the old salt and Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. Marvel at the unspoilt medieval cityscape. Lüneburg proudly presents itself with monumental patrician houses that still bear witness to the rich past. In Lüneburg, a visit to the exciting German Salt Museum should not be missed, because it documents the 1,000-year history of local salt mining in a vivid way with unique exhibits. On the way back, you should take a well-deserved break in Winsen an der Luhe with its castle, before you end the day comfortably in the hotel.
On the Elbe cycle path, you can cycle effortlessly into the city center of the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg. Here you start on an extensive sightseeing tour by bike. On your bike route you will surely be amazed at the historic Hamburg City Hall and you will probably also enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere on the Jungfernstieg. You have time to visit the landmark of the city, the 'Michel' (Michaeliskirche), before you roll on secret paths to the Elbe promenade. The cosmopolitan city of Hamburg can really be felt here! You cycle through the Speicherstadt to the Elbphilharmonie and then over the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken to the Old Elbe Tunnel, which will certainly be a highlight of your trip. The Elbe Tunnel was opened more than 100 years ago and was considered a technical masterpiece at the time. At a depth of 24 meters under the Elbe, it leads over 420 m length. Today the Elbe Tunnel is used by around 60,000 cyclists and 700,000 pedestrians every year. A bike ride through the Elbe Tunnel is truly an experience! At the other end, use the large elevator that takes you into the lively harbor. You cycle safely on a separate cycle path through the "Freihafen" to Wilhelmsburg and on to the beautiful old Harburg Elbe bridge. Now it is not far anymore and you cycle back to the hotel on small roads south of the Elbe.
Today also offers a lot of variety. Eight important sights need to be visited on your day's stage. Look forward to the fully functional Riepenburg grain windmill, the Reinbek Castle, built in the style of the Dutch Renaissance, and the Bergedorf Castle with a beautiful park directly at the Bille. Anyone who wants, can visit the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial or feel the work and life of Otto-von-Bismarck in the Bismarck mausoleum (museum, permanent exhibition and mausoleum). And: in the 'Garden of Butterflies' you can be enchanted by the tropical colors of free-flying butterflies from all over the world. Today offers all these possibilities. You cycle through the nature reserve along the winding Bille and through the extensive Sachsenwald. This day combines natural and cultural highlights in a perfect way.
With many memories of the wonderfully located and beloved Hotel Zollenspieker Fährhaus and with many varied experiences from the past few days, you will start your journey home today.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- 5 overnights incl.breakfast at the hotel Zollenspieker Fährhaus
- Free use of wellness facilities in the hotel
- Enough hotel parking lot
- Eell-drafted variable route guidance with shorter or longer day trips
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- 4 x use of the Elbe ferry Zollenspieker including bike
- 7 day hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the radial bike tour Hamburg and surroundings 6 days. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Hamburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. From the Hamburg mainstation you can take a bus who goes every hour directly to the hotel. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
The hotel "Zollenspieker Fährhaus" always provides free parking possibilities for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, pre-reservation is necessary.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle mostly on flat and paved roads, only some short inclines or even a small sandy passage has to be mastered. Of course, it is not possible to avoid traffic in Hamburg or other larger cities, however, mostly you cycle on separated bike trails.
Available rental bikes
If you choose to rent a velocipede-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and bring 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 21-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
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast 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.
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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