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Mecklenburg lakes: laid back tour

Plenty of time in the land of 1000 lakes

Bike tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
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This beautiful bike tour leads through the core of the Mecklenburg Lake District. Hidden between fields of lakes and forests are small and larger towns, dreamy villages, magnificent castles and old churches. Discover the land of 1,000 lakes by bike on varied daily stages. Look forward to a landscape that reminds us of fairy tales and stories of old days. Vast forests, sparkling lakes, wondrous moors and old tree giants have something original, which is protected today by many national parks through which you will cycle. But besides pure nature, this bike tour also holds many cultural and culinary highlights. Marvel at the castles in Neustrelitz and Mirow and let yourself be enchanted by the maritime flair in Waren, Röbel and Plau. Taste the down-to-earth Mecklenburg cuisine with its traditional ingredients such as game, potatoes and sea buckthorn. In the midst of the vast lake district, fish dishes such as the delicious Müritz fish soup are naturally high on the menu.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Cosy: On this stroll tour, you will have enough time to marvel at the fantastic landscape of the Mecklenburg Lake District.
  • Lake enthusiasts: On this tour, you can regularly cool off in one of the many lakes.
  • Culture vultures: Your cultural well-being will also be catered for on this trip.

Highlights

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

Haus des Gastes in Waren

Neustrelitz City Church
Visitors who climb the more than 200 steps to the viewing platform of the town church tower on the market square are rewarded with the most beautiful view of the star-shaped, late Baroque town complex of the former royal seat of Neustrelitz and the surrounding forests and lakes.

Stadtkirche in Neustrelitz

Guided tours
The history of the royal seat of Neustrelitz and its most beautiful places between the market, the palace garden and the Zierker See lake are visited and expertly explained on a city tour lasting about two hours.

Stadtführungen in Neustrelitz

Mirow Castle
Mirow Castle was built from about 1709 as a widow's residence.In the heart of the building, the high baroque banquet hall has been preserved in all its splendor.

Schloss Mirow

Places of interest Plau
In the heart of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, on the western edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District lies the vacation region of Plau am See. Vast forests, numerous small lakes, colorful meadows, heaths, swamps and wetlands as well as Lake Plau with 38.7 km² characterize the landscape.

Sehenswürdigkeiten in Plau

 

Mecklenburg lakes: laid back tour

easy to moderate
Bike tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
individual tour
from
999.00 €
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In Waren, idyllically situated on the Müritz, many beautiful cafés, restaurants and stores vie for the favor of guests between the harbor and the old town. How nice to arrive early! Overnight stay in Waren or Klink.

Your very first stage will take you to the Müritz National Park. 107 lakes belong to the national park, which was founded in 1990. With 322 km² it is the largest land national park in Germany. Numerous plants and animals have their habitat here. On the eastern shore of the Müritz you cycle idyllically through this gem on the Müritz Radrundweg.
The national park is famous for its large and impressive birds. White-tailed eagles and ospreys breed here and the trumpeting of the cranes can be heard every year in spring and autumn. But there are also beavers, otters and iridescent kingfishers to marvel at.
You will spend the night in the small village of Boek (only possible in cat. B), the gateway to the Müritz National Park.

Today you will cycle on beautiful paths through extensive forests, swamps and meadows to Neustrelitz. Look forward to this particularly charming landscape with hundreds of lakes and moors, which was formed by the last ice age. Again and again you will cross the still small Havel River, which meanders through this lake landscape. In the afternoon, explore Neustrelitz, a town that was once even the residence town of the dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Stroll through the palace garden, which is well worth seeing. It was designed as a baroque garden in 1731/ 32 and was then redesigned and expanded again and again over the years. However, its basic features are still preserved today. Visit the neo-Gothic castle church and marvel at the graceful west towers of the old brick building.

Before you set off again, you should take some time to visit the town of Neustrelitz once again from above. Climb the tower of the town church, the most important landmark of Neustrelitz. From the 52-meter-high observation deck, you can enjoy an impressive view of the market square, which was laid out in 1733 and features an eight-pointed street star. With these beautiful impressions in your luggage, you will cycle along many small lakes to the water town of Fürstenberg/Havel, which lies picturesquely on three islands between Röblinsee, Baalensee and Schwedtsee. Take a leisurely break in the medieval town center before cycling on to the area of the Müritz-Havel waterway south of Wesenberg. Observe the lively and colorful hustle and bustle of boating here ubiquitously. Houseboats, sailboats, canoes, sport boats, paddlers ... all have to pass the many small locks again and again. You will not be bored today.

Again you cycle on winding paths through an enchanting forest and lake landscape. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the many recreational captains at the locks and take a short break at the Fleether Mühle. There is always something going on in the spacious beer garden with boat dock. The Fleether Mühle is an interesting meeting point for water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, nature lovers and people looking for recreation. First mentioned in 1270, the mill once comprised a flour mill, a sawmill, a blacksmith's shop and a yard with a stable and a large barn. Today, only the huge old water wheels can be admired in the beer garden. Look forward to the town of Mirow in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District. Take a walk to the historical treasures of the town. Visit the romantic castle island with the baroque castle and the historic gatehouse (1588). Don't be fooled by the simple building, because the castle has a precious interior. The banquet hall presents itself with lush stucco decoration, many walls are made of colored marble or covered with silk wallpaper. End the day with a walk through the dreamy castle park.

Today you cycle on beautiful cycle paths first to the small Müritz near Rechlin. On your way there, you will discover prehistoric testimonies such as mounds and barrows. Afterwards, the cycling stage leads you idyllically along the Müritz to Röbel at the southern end of the Müritz.

Look forward to this old craftsman and agrarian town, which is now a small colorful harbor town. Even from a distance you will see the two imposing early Gothic church towers that greet you in all directions. The tranquil ring alleys with their many colorful half-timbered houses may also give you a pleasant feeling of security. Visit the restored windmill, which is enthroned in the middle of the city on the castle hill. Take a leisurely stroll through the medieval town center and along the pretty waterfront promenade with all its inviting restaurants and cafes. The busy landing stages of the passenger ships as well as the reed-covered boathouses give Röbel a very individual maritime flair.

On the "Mecklenburg Lakes Cycle Path" you cycle through fields and meadows to Lake Plau. You will pass the small village church of Minzow, a historic church building from 1862, as well as the listed village church of Fincken. Be sure to take a break at the bear forest at the southern tip of Lake Plauer See. Since 2006, many bears from poor animal husbandry have found a new home here. During a hike on the more than 700 m long visitor path through the mixed forest you can observe bears. Exciting exhibition stations tell about the life of these wild animals. About 16 bears currently live in the 16-hectare outdoor enclosure. Afterwards, your destination for the day is the small climatic health resort of Plau with its picturesque old town. From the lighthouse you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from the 8m high observation deck. Stroll through the small town of Plau after your overview. Discover the renaissance town hall from 1888 as well as the art treasures of the St.Marien town church. And: be inspired by the old Plau lift bridge, which is one of the most popular photo motifs of the town.

Along the fishing harbor you cycle on the Plauer See cycle circuit to the northern tip of the lake. Many inviting bathing spots lie on your way and entice you to take a plunge into the cool water. Now the village of Alt Schwerin is quickly reached. Here, in 1963, an agricultural history museum worth seeing was established after several buildings in the village were unused. The museum commemorates the history of Mecklenburg's estates and agriculture from 1848 onward, with an extensive collection of technical and everyday objects on display. Today's Freichlichtmuseum Agroneum offers constantly changing special exhibitions. You wander through the museum and at the same time through the whole village. Discover the village church from the 13th century, the estate with manor house, the administrator's apartments, large granaries, stables and the home of a LPG member from the 1970s. After this journey through time, you will cycle along the edge of the Schwinzer Heide to the island town of Malchow. The picturesque old town center is idyllically situated on an island between Lake Malchow and Lake Fleesensee. In the afternoon, visit the pretty brick church, which also serves as the exhibition space of the Mecklenburg Organ Museum. Overnight stay only in cat. B possible.

Today you cycle through the wide open landscape south of the Upper Lakes back to the western shore of the Müritz. Enjoy the varied landscape of the vacation area "Land Fleesensee". Perhaps you will browse a little in the family-run farm store in Göhren-Lebbin to stock up for the last day of cycling or to buy some regional souvenirs.
But the closer you get to the Müritz and Waren, the more your anticipation grows for this lovely little town on Germany's largest inland lake. Stroll along the lakeside promenade, browse the old market stalls and enjoy the delicious regional specialties once again. Finally, a visit to the Müritzeum, a multimedia nature experience center, is worthwhile. Fascinating, entertaining, informative, simple and understandable, it presents the vacation region around the Müritz.

You will have spent a lot of time on this cycling tour and stroll around the Mecklenburg lakes. If you want to stay longer, which is definitely worth it, you are welcome to book additional nights.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service
  • Overnight stays with breakfast
  • Room with bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Cycling map with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via app
  • Tips for trip preparation
  • Tourist information
  • 7-day hotline service
Things to know about the Mecklenburg Lakes Bicycle Tour

Below you will find specific information about the Mecklenburg Lakes Stroll Tour. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Waren is easily accessible by train from all major cities in Germany. You can find timetable information and prices at:

Bahn

Parking at the hotel

A limited number of parking spaces are available at the hotel (for a fee). We recommend parking your car at our colleagues' office for the duration of your trip (free of charge, subject to availability, no reservation possible).

You will receive detailed information about parking at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Available rental bikes

You have the choice between ladies' and men's touring bikes with back-pedalling or freewheel (both with hub gears). Children's 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.

Accommodation in Malchow and Boek

For season 2023: In Malchow and Boek there are no cat. A hotels, therefore the overnight stay, even when booking cat. A, in cat. B hotels.

Extra costs, which 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 it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty 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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