The beautiful landscape surrounding Berlin is well-wooded forests and carved out by the area is many lakes. On this special European cycling holiday, you can enjoy a refreshing swim followed by a relaxing picnic at the lakeside. At the same time, you can experience the historic cities of Potsdam and Berlin, where the present is as interesting as their history.
Visit the world-famous buildings like the Brandenburg Gate and Sanssouci Palace. Your cycling holiday will take you through little villages with attractive brick Gothic structures, but you will experience the sites of darker days in Germany like the museum Sachsenhausen. This holiday tour is both beautiful and emotionally powerful.
From £1295.00 P/P
Make your own way into Berlin at any time today, until the late afternoon. There will be a tour briefing and rental bikes (if booked) will be distributed. Afterwards there will be time to enjoy a stroll through the capital. One night in Berlin.
You will start the day riding through the heart of Berlin. First the government district, then past the Brandenburg Gate and the Potsdam Square. You will follow the course of the old military road (B1). It is well worth stopping to explore the Botanic Garden, before you reach your destination for the day: Potsdam. One night in Potsdam.
After being impressed by the sights and sounds of Potsdam, you will start by riding along the Havel to Werder with its beautiful old town, located on an island in the river. Fruit-trees, farms, and lakes shape the landscape until you reach the day’s destination: Brandenburg at the Havel. One night in Brandenburg at the Havel.
You will leave Brandenburg and its impressive red brick buildings and cathedral, and head north cycling alongside the Lake Beetz. You drive along the vast Lake Beetz, to the neo-baroque castle Ribbeck. Youm will continue to Groß Behnitz/ Nauen, where you will find your hotel “Landgut Stober”. One overnight in Nauen or the surrounding area.
Early in your ride, you will pass the charming old town of Nauen. On your tour today you will cycle along the havel channels towards Oranienburg. You shoud reach the town byearly afternoon, giving you enough time to explore the town. You should absolutely visit Orienburg Palace, built in the Dutch style, it is oldest baroque castle of the Mark of Brandenburg. The museum concentration camp Sachsenhausen is also an interesting place to see. One night in Oranienburg.
You cycle, via the Sachsenhausen Memorial and the former residential area of East German government, back towards central Berlin. In Wandlitz you reach the bike path Berlin-Usedom, which leads you to the federal capital Berlin.Two nights to be spent in Berlin.
Enjoy a day of sight seeing, shopping, or relaxing in Berlin.
The tour ends after breakfast. Individual return journey.
This Berlin Lakes by bike tour is easy to cycle. We avoid busy streets and instead we cycle on bike paths and side roads. Sometimes the roads could be unpaved.
Total distance cycled: 265 km
Route Map (for guidance only):
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Berlin
Routes on this Potsdam and Berlin tour may be subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information are provided to you upon arrival at the first hotel or the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX files are available for most of our cycling holidays in Germany including our Bavarian cycling holidays. Please ask us for details.
The Berlin Lakes cycling holiday includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and local support if required.
Included Services (subject to confirmation)
- 7 overnight stays in hotels of a 3-star and 4-star standard
- Standard Bike Hire
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Personal welcome and trip briefing
- Route description with maps
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Special signposting for the route
- Service hotline
- Flights to/from Germany
- Evening meals whilst in Germany (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water bottles
- Travel insurance
- Transfers (unless stated)
- E Bikes and Bike Insurance also available
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.