• Travelcode: 091

    From the Oder to the Baltic Sea by Bike + Boat

    Berlin - Stralsund / Stralsund - Berlin

    • From the metropolis of Berlin with its vast forests in the north, you will first sail to Schwedt on the Oder-Havel Canal, passing through Oranienburg and Eberswalde. The peaceful, unique beauty of the Oder landscape will accompany you to the Polish city of Szczecin with its magnificent castle.

      The river will then take you along the unique Bodden coast through Usedom to Germany’s largest island, to Rügen, with its famous chalk cliffs. The old Hanseatic city of Stralsund is your destination.

      What could be more wonderful than sitting on the sun deck and enjoying the splendid views of the landscape slowly going by and finding out all sorts of interesting things about the country, people, culture and nature on lovely bike tours?

      Discover the varied flora and fauna of these unique fluvial landscapes, baroque castles, brick gothic and northern German seaside resort architecture.

      Tour profile:

      You will mostly be biking on car-free paths, rural country roads with little traffic and asphalted bike lanes, but also on dusty field paths and dirt roads with a few short sections of federal highways. The routes are mostly flat with some hilly parts, although there will be a few steep inclines and downgrades.

      Berlin - Stralsund

      Day 1: Berlin
      Individual arrival in Berlin. Embarkation at 4:00 p.m. Berlin is always worth a trip. Maybe you’ll have some time and a notion to take a stroll on the Kurfürstendamm, take a walk through the Nicolai Quarter on Spree Island or take gander at the Brandenburg Gate. The possibilities of Berlin are almost endless.

      Day 2: Berlin – Oranienburg – Eberswalde, approx. 38 km
      The well-marked bike route meanders northward through the Ruppin sea area to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. This is your embarkation point, after which you will sail to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

      Day 3: Eberswalde – Hohensaaten – Schwedt, approx. 32 - 64 km
      First you will bike through the splendid landscape on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal, passing by forests, glades and small hills in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) to Hohensaaten. There you will get back on board and sail to Schwedt or if you still like to cycle you go by bike.

      Day 4: Schwedt – Mescherin – Szczecin, approx. 30 km
      Today you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the "Lower Oder Valley National Park", then on to Gartz and Mescherin, where you will get back on the boat. Then you will sail to Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic centre is worth seeing. Tip: A guided walking tour through Szczecin (optional).

      Day 5: Szczecin– Wolgast, day of rest on board
      Today you will spend all day on board. After one last narrow passage, the boat will arrive in the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon). After the crossing, you will reach Wolgast, the "Gateway to Usedom Island". The Medieval historic centre with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights in any case.

      Day 6: Wolgast – Peenemünde – Lauterbach, approx. 15 km
      In the morning you will bike through Zecherin and Karlshagen Harbour to Peenemünde (tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant). When the weather is fine, you may feel like cycling the "beach-route" via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz alternatively. In Peenemünde you will get back on board and sail to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island.

      Day 7: Lauterbach – Stralsund, approx. 48 km
      Today you should not miss a visit to the nearby city of Putbus with its well-known circus. Your bike tour on this day will take you through Putbus, Garz, Groß Schoritz, Poseritz and Gustow with its well-known village church over the Rügen Dam to Stralsund, where the boat will meet you. As a city with an important past, a stroll through the historic centre, which is situated on an island, will take you past numerous exceptional sights.

      Day 8: Saturday, departure from Stralsund
      After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. and individual trip home.

      Stralsund - Berlin

      Day 1: Stralsund
      Individual arrive in Stralsund. Embarkation at 4:00 p.m. Maybe you’ll have some time and a notion to take a stroll through Stralsund’s historic centre, which is situated on a small island. As a city with an important past, you will see numerous exceptional sights.

      Day 2: Stralsund - Lauterbach - Peenemünde, approx. 48 km
      Your bike tour on this day will take you through Stralsund over the Rügen Dam to Gustow with its well-known village church, then past Poseritz, Groß Schoritz, Garz to Putbus (tip: Don’t miss the famous circus. Classical buildings line this circular "square", where all the streets converge). Then it’s off to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island. You will board the boat here and depart to Usedom.

      Day 3: Peenemünde – Wolgast, approx. 16 - 20 km
      Today you have plenty of time to explore the Usedom Island (tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant). From here you will bike past Karlshagen Harbour and Zecherin to Wolgast, also known as the "Gateway to Usedom Island The Medieval historic centre with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights in any case. Alternatively you choose the "beach-route" via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz.

      Day 4: Wolgast – Szczecin, day of rest on board
      Today you will spend all day on board. You will cross the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon) and reach Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic centre is worth seeing. Tip: A guided walking tour through Szczecin (optional).

      Day 5: Szczecin – Mescherin – Schwedt, approx. 30 km
      In the morning you will sail from Szczecin to Mescherin. Biking past Gartz you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the "Lower Oder Valley National Park" before reaching Schwedt, today’s destination.

      Day 6: Schwedt – Hohensaaten – Eberswalde, approx. 32 km
      In the morning you will sail from Schwedt to Hohensaaten. Then a bike ride in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) through the splendid landscape, passing by small hills, glades and forests – the last section will be on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal – to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

      Day 7: Eberswalde – Oranienburg – Berlin, approx. 38 km
      In the morning shipping to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. Then the well-marked bike route will take you southwards through the Ruppin sea area to Berlin.

      Day 8: Berlin
      After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. and individual departure.

      Important Information

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Berlin (TLX), Rostock-Laage (RLG)

      From Berlin-Tegel airport you can take a taxi to the mooring place in Berlin.

      From Rostock airport to Rostock Central Station by bus or train. From there you can take a direct train to Stralsund (approx. 1 h, approx. € 17,- per person).

      Subject to changes. You will receive the exact description to the respective mooring places with the travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking:
      Berlin:
      For example parking garage "Hallen am Borsigturm" (1.600 parking spaces), always open, approx. € 10,-/day, about 800m from mooring point. No reservation possible.

      Stralsund: Various parking garages near the boats berth, e.g. "Parkhaus am Ozeanum" for approx. € 28,- for 2 days, each additional day € 6,-. No reservation possible.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Berlin, Stralsund

      Return transfer by train from Berlin to Stralsund/Stralsund to Berlin for approx. € 46,- per person. Please find schedules and prices here.


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 70 persons


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      We ask you to refrain from bringing hard cover luggage, because storage space in the cabins is very limited.

      Schedule- and programme changes: The schedule and programme are always subject to change. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim. Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited. Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time.

      To bring your own bike: on request only - due to lack of space on sundeck.

      Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations) need a valid personal ID or passport!

      Special dietary: requests will be respected as far as possible. Please inform us on booking. Price: € 25,- p.P.


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    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in an outside cabin with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
         
      • Programme according to the itinerary
      • Welcome drink
      • Daily cabin cleaning
      • Bedding and towel changes as needed
      • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for bike tours or lunch snack on board (non cyclists), 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x three-course dinner
      • All port and lock dues
      • On-board tour guidance
         
      • Daily bike tour meeting
         
      • Route maps and information material per cabin
         
      • Rental bike insurance
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Extras

      Bicycles & equipment
       
      7-speed-bike Rad 70
      E-bike 165
         
      Extras
       
      special diet, payable locally 25
       

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board the MV PRINCESS!

      The comfortable MS PRINCESS is the ideal boat for cruises on the Oder River.

      It has a brightly decorated restaurant and a cosy salon.

      All decks, including the sun deck, can also be reached by a stair lift in addition to the stairs. The stairs are very steep (chairlift on the passenger and sun deck, max. 100 kg).


       

      TECHNICAL DETAILS

      Length 80 m

      Breadth 9,5 m 

      49 cabins

      max. 102 passangers


      CABINS

      The MS PRINCESS has a total of 49 outer cabins. The boat has 42 two-bed cabins on the main deck, of which four can handle three-person occupancy thanks to their fold-out Pullman beds (bearing capacity of the third bed is max. 70 kg) and seven two-bed cabins on the upper deck. All cabins are about 10.5 m2 in size, have a shower and toilet, hair dryer, phone, Sat.-TV, safe (for a fee) and central A/C (the windows on both decks cannot be opened). The two separate beds can be turned into a sofa and seating area during the day.


      CATERING

      Full-board (breakfast buffet, lunch bag for the bike tour or noontime snack, coffee or tea in the afternoon, 3-course-evening menu)



    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      7-speed-bikes UNISEX with back pedal brake

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
      Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.


      Additional information
      Bicycle breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained, flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair, you may call the local representative. Please don´t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the touroperator/local representative and their approval.

      You will have the opportunity to take out an insurance for the bicycle (not for own bicycles) for the whole journey.


      Own Bikes
      If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes. Please understand that we cannot accept any liability. The bikes on board are exposed to weather conditions because the parking is not covered. Please bring along your own spare material and repair kit for your bike.


    • 5,2 27.06.2019 | Gillian S. From the Oder to the Baltic Sea by Bike + Boat

      Map booklets and gluten free food

      There were not enough map booklets for our group SC blamed radreisen. Forr not providing enough. Some in our group had to deal with books in german. There was no gluten free cakes or snacks for most of the week and there was onlyh buscuits on ladf two ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 4
      • Route description 2
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      5,7 03.07.2016 | Stephen M. From the Oder to the Baltic Sea by Bike & Boat

      The German-speaking world’s secret everyone can enjoy

      Overall:This was a very enjoyable tour. I’ve yet to find a boat and bike tour I wouldn’t be glad to repeat and this was certainly no exception. The countryside was beautiful with good variety: woodland, meadowland, fields, agricultural land, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      3,2 10.07.2015 | Audun S. From the Oder to the Baltic Sea by Bike & Boat

      The boat Princess. the food onboard, accomodation and services from the ship-crew was excellent. Very good cabins.

      The tourguide was not good , he informed us to little about the places we travelled through, ex: nothing about Sachsenhausen - we found the place our self. And at the last day: nothing about the danger outside the bikepath- there were plenty of Achtung ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 3
      • Travel documents 1
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 3
      • Route description 2
      • On-site assistance 2
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 4
      • Price-performance ratio 3
      more

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