The sportive tour to the North Sea.
The Weser Cycle Route from Hann. Münden to Cuxhaven in 9 days.
Follow the entire Weser Cycle Route from the start in Hann. Münden, where the Fulda and Werra unite to form the Weser, to where it flows into the North Sea. Discover old towns worth seeing such as Hann. Münden, Hameln and Bremen. Visit Corvey Castle or Bevern Castle - a jewel of the Weser Renaissance. You cycle through the Weser mountains, past Bad Oeynhausen, and then through the North German Plain to the North Sea coast.
1. day Hann. Münden Arrival
Look forward to Hann.Münden, for there is much to discover here: Half-timbered houses from over six centuries and thus magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance. A stroll through the old town, which is well worth seeing, is a must! You will find a car park near the hotel and your rental bikes will be ready for you with a name tag at the hotel.
2. day Hann. Münden - Beverungen 55 km
Start your first stage by bike in a cheerful and upbeat mood. Take a worthwhile break at the small former monastery church of the Benedictine monastery of Bursfelde, visit the open-air mill museum in Oberweser, which is well worth seeing, and marvel at the historic town hall at the harbour and the impressive brine and graduation works in Bad Karlshafen.
3. day Beverungen - Hameln 82 km
The Solling, the second largest contiguous forest area in Northern Germany, flanks your beautiful cycle route in the morning. Enjoy the sight of Fürstenberg Castle, known worldwide for its porcelain manufactory, before you reach Corvey Monastery. Take a break in this venerable former Benedictine abbey dating from 822. After a short cycle route, the next cultural highlight awaits: Bevern Castle - one of the most magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance. In the afternoon, treat yourself to another break in Bodenwerder - the town of the "Liar Baron Hieronymus von Münchhausen" before you are captured by the medieval atmosphere of the Pied Piper town of Hameln. Marvel at the exemplary renovation of the historic old town, which proudly presents numerous buildings in the architectural style of the Weser Renaissance.
4. day Hameln - Petershagen 77 km
The well-signposted and flat Weser Cycle Path takes you today first to Rinteln with its charming Weser Renaissance old town. The valley becomes narrower and narrower, and a detour to Bad Oeynhausen, the only state spa in North Rhine-Westphalia, slowly beckons. The spa gardens and the "Jordansprudel" are well worth a visit. Be amized by the largest carbonated thermal spring in the world, whose fountain shoots from a depth of over 720 metres at 36 degrees Celsius under its own power to a height of up to 42 metres. Finally, the valley becomes very narrow at Porta Westfalica, where the Weser Cycle Path squeezes through the Wiehen and Weser Mountains. In Minden, it is worth taking a break in a café and, above all, visiting the waterway junction. The Minden waterway junction is a crossing of two waterways (here the Mittelland Canal crosses the Weser, which is around 13 m lower down). Take an interesting boat tour with lock from the Schachtschleuse before cycling the remaining 9 km to the hotel in Petershagen.
5. day Petershagen - Hoya 80 km
From today onwards the landscape changes as you cycle into the North German Plain. You cycle via Stolzenau with its renovated town centre and old half-timbered houses to the old town of Nienburg. Discover the town in a different way: a bear track leads you to the historical sights! Then cycle through small villages with brick-red houses to Hoya. Of the many castles and palaces built by the Counts of Hoya, only the one in Hoya itself remains. However, the castle, which lies directly on the Weser, received most of its present appearance in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the old family of counts had long since died out.
6. day Hoya - Bremen 70 km
You will quickly reach your first destination of the day, the equestrian and horse town of Verden. Take a short city tour through the beautiful old town and visit the cathedral. Built between 1290 and 1490 as a three-aisled Gothic hall church, the cathedral is one of the most successful Gothic church buildings. Afterwards, you will roll across the flat countryside, enjoy meadows like green carpets, catch sight of windmills and, again and again, isolated farms. Look forward to your stay in Bremen. You should plan enough time for this old Hanseatic city. The pﬂaster stones of the market square form a large Hanseatic cross. Here beﬁnds the Roland statue and the city's most famous historical buildings. The town hall and Roland alone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, are worth every trip. And just around the corner await the Town Musicians, known the world over and treasured as good luck charms.
7. day Bremen - Bremerhaven 82 km
When the Weser silted up in the 19th century, business flourished in Brake. Ships from all over the world unloaded their cargo here because they lacked the "hand's breadth" of water under their keel to continue their journey to Bremen. So Brake still has a maritime past today. Visit the maritime museum in the telegraph tower. With the help of ship models, nautical instruments and tools of the sailmakers and shipbuilders, you can learn more about the shipping history of the Lower Weser. Under the protection of the dyke, you continue to roll northwards and enjoy the fresh wind, the smell of salt in your nose and the cries of the seagulls. In Bremerhaven it is worth visiting the "Schaufenster Fischereihafen", a cultural and communication centre with small shops, arts and crafts, restaurants and a sea-fish cooking studio.
8. day Bremerhaven - Cuxhaven 55 km
Now you can feel it quite clearly, you are on the North Sea coast! For the first 9 km you cycle through the large overseas harbour with its huge facilities and free port flair. You cycle past old lighthouses directly along the coast. Enjoy the Wadden Sea, the wonderfully white beach dotted with colourful beach chairs and the fresh sea air. Visit the Wadden Sea National Park Information Centre in Cuxhaven, as it offers even deeper insights into this cultural landscape. Stroll to the harbour bulwark "Alte Liebe" and marvel at the museum lighthouse "Dicke Berta".
9. day Cuxhaven Departure
Today your sporty cycling tour ends in Cuxhaven. We recommend an extension in Cuxhaven and at the North Sea. If you would like to return to your starting hotel in Hann. Münden, we recommend our practical return transfer service including bicycle transport. Minimum number of participants 2 persons. (Departure daily at 1.30 pm).
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
08.04. – 14.04.2023
07.10. – 14.10.2023
15.04. – 05.05.2023
30.09. – 06.10.2023
10.06. – 30.06.2023
16.09. – 29.09.2023
06.05. – 09.06.2023
01.07. – 15.09.2023
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing things to know about the cycle tour Weser: the sportive, Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven
Below you will find specific information on the Weser cycle tour: Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven. If you have any further questions about this tour, please do not hesitate to call us: Tel.: +49 (0)6421 - 886890
Arrival by train
Hann.Münden can be reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to reach our partner hotels in Hann.Münden from the railway station is to take a short taxi ride. Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de.
Time table Deutsche Bahn
Parking facilities at the place of arrival
Our partner hotels in Hann.Münden only have a limited number of parking spaces. You can park your vehicle at the Tanzwerder car park for the duration of your journey. Detailed information on parking facilities at the hotel booked for you will be sent to you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your tour.
Condition of the bike paths
The Weser Cycle Route is one of the best cycle routes in Europe. In surveys conducted by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC), the Weser Cycle Route has been voted the most popular cycle route in Germany several times!
The Weser Cycle Route often runs in the immediate vicinity of the river: especially between Hann. Münden and Rinteln, this is what gives this cycle route its special charm. Large parts of the Weser Cycle Route are well-maintained, asphalted cycle paths, farm tracks or at least paths with segregated routing. Occasionally, short stretches lead over little-used district/country roads. There are hardly any sections with unpaved road surfaces. Cycle paths often run along both sides of the Weser. Between Hann. Münden and Bodenwerder in particular, you can choose which side you want to cycle on and change sides with the leisurely towed ferries.
However, the cycle route with the official Weser Cycle Path signposts usually runs on one side only, on one side of the river.
Available rental bikes
If you would like a Velociped rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course collect it again at your destination. You can choose between ladies' and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel. All ladies' bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in various frame sizes. Our ladies' bikes are suitable for all cyclists over 150 cm tall and the men's bikes over 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available. Simply state your bike preference when booking.
Return transfer to the starting point of the tour
Every day there is the option of returning to Hann.Münden by transfer from Cuxhaven with a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) at 1.30 pm (arrival there approx.5.30). The driver comes to your hotel and has room for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. He will drive you back to your starting hotel, providing a perfect return service without annoying transfers or lugging of luggage. If you bring your own bicycles, an additional fee of € 30.00 will be charged. The minimum number of participants for this transfer is 2.
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 site.
7-day Hotline Service
If the bicycle chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available 7 days a week and will organise help as quickly 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.
Hann. Münden is rich in restored half-timbered houses (over 700 in the historic town centre) and can boast medieval churches (St. Blasius, St. Ägidien). Impressive buildings of the so-called Weser Renaissance also enrich the image of the town. The Guelph Castle and the historic town hall are particularly worthy of mention.
Some sections of the medieval city wall, including the defence towers, have been preserved. The wall was built when the town was founded in the 12th century.
St. Blasius Church is a three-nave Gothic hall church in the centre of the old town. Construction began at the end of the 13th century and it was built on the foundation walls of a Romanesque basilica.
Old Werra Bridge:
The stone bridge over the Werra connects the city centre with the suburb of Blume. It was built before 1329 and is one of the oldest stone bridges in Lower Saxony.
In the centre of the town centre is the town hall, the core of which is a Gothic hall building from the 14th century. Between 1603 and 1618, the building was rebuilt by the Lemgo master builder Georg Crossmann and received its ornamental façade, which is still preserved today.
The first castle in Münden was completed in 1501 by Duke Erich I (Calenberg-Göttingen) as a Gothic building. It was a residential palace with an administrative seat.
As a reminder of the siege of Münden by the general Tilly in 1626, a lookout tower was erected in the Reinhardswald above the town.
On the slope high above Hann. Münden and the Weserstein stands the Weserliedanlage on the right side of the river Weser, which begins here. It commemorates the poet of the Weserlied (Franz von Dingelstedt) and the composer of the song (Gustav Pressel). The Weserliedanlage offers a wide view over the town.
Corvey (also known as Korvey) is a former Benedictine abbey in Höxter in what is now North Rhine-Westphalia. Corvey was one of the most important Carolingian monasteries, it had one of the most valuable libraries in the country and numerous bishops emerged from the abbey. Corvey played a decisive role in the first missionary attempts in Scandinavia. Ansgar, the "Apostle of the North", was educated here.
Pied piper house in Hameln
The Pied Piper's House is one of the most famous houses in Hameln's old town and one of the most magnificent buildings of the Weser Renaissance. It is located at the junction of Bungelosenstraße and Osterstraße. Its present façade was built in 1602.
Minden waterway junction
The Minden waterway junction is a crossing of two waterways in Minden, East Westphalia. Here, the Mittelland Canal is guided with two trough bridges over the Weser Valley and the Weser River, which is about 13 m lower down, thus overcoming the gully without locks. The canal bridges are 320 m and 341 m long respectively and span the river and the Weser meadows. This allows 211 km of free navigation on the canal and also on the Weser. Connections via two lock routes make it possible to switch between waterways at this crossing.
Bremen Town Musicians
The Bremen Town Musicians is the title of a fairy tale set in the Lower Saxony region of Bremen.
German Maritime Museum
The German Maritime Museum (DSM) in Bremerhaven is the national maritime museum in Germany. As a research museum, it combines exhibition and research activities. The museum belongs to the Leibniz Association.
Klimahaus 8° Ost
The Klimahaus Bremerhaven (full name Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost) is a science centre (scientific exhibition house) in Bremerhaven. It is located at the Old Harbour and is part of the Harbour Worlds. The approximately 18,800 m² large knowledge and experience world aims to address the topics of climate and climate change in four exhibition areas. It is operated by Klimahaus-Betriebsgesellschaft. It expects around 600,000 visitors a year.
Mudflat hiking in Cuxhaven
Experience nature in the Wadden Sea with expert guidance! The Nordseeheilbad Cuxhaven GmbH offers a wide range of guided mudflat walks with different themes.