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Hamburg - Berlin

Discover the capitals of Northern Germany by bike



Tour profile/ Level 2:

The path is mostly flat and sometimes a little bit hilly. There are a few uphill stretches, some condition is necessary. You cycle in a comfortable speed and have enough time to visit sights and refresh yourself during taking a few breaks.

Day 1: Hamburg

Individual arrival. Explore the harbour metropolis Hamburg on your own - there are a lot of different cultural possibilities to create your perfect first evening.

Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg, approx. 55 km

From Hamburg you start your first leg of your tour by cycling along the harbour, the famous fish market, the "Reeperbahn" and the cathedral "Michel" to the town Geesthacht and later on to the ship city Lauenburg.

Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker, approx. 55 km

You cycle from Lauenburg through dreamy villages to the health resort Hitzacker. This attractive Old Town with its many half-timbered towns invites you to stroll around a bit and maybe take a break in one of the cafes or restaurants.

Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge, approx. 78 km

Through the Wendland this leg of the tour brings you to Wittenberge along the dyke. On your way you pass the former inner german border area.

Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg, approx. 38 km

Today you cycle along the dyke to Havelberg. In between, the cycle path leads you through Rühstädt, Germany’s village with the most storks.

Day 6: Havelberg – Rathenow, approx. 53 km

From today you accompany the Havel through vast green fields and small magnificent villages of the Schollener country. You cycle through Stölln, which is well-known from Otto Lilienthal, a German pioneer of aviation. Your leg today ends in the city of Rathenow, known for its pioneer optics since more than 200 years.

Day 7: Rathenow – City of Brandenburg, approx. 65 km

You cycle through the lake area in the North East of the city of Brandenburg. The city itself is divided onto several islands and peninsulas, which you should definitely visit.

Day 8: City of Brandenburg – Potsdam, approx. 60 km

First you cycle on dyke paths through open land where you can relax and enjoy the landscape. You should take some time to visit the island city of Werder as well as the castle Caputh. The idyllic riverside promenade of lake Templin leads you to Potsdam.

Day 9: Potsdam – Berlin city center, approx. 50 km

In the morning you change over the Glienicker bridge from Potsdam to Berlin. You cross the big Wannsee by ferry (not included). In Berlin-Spandau you hit the Spree and follow it until you reach the city center of Berlin. If you like, take a stroll in the evening to explore this exciting city!

Day 10: Berlin city center

Individual departure, transfer back to Hamburg or extension of your stay.


  • 9 nights, rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transfer

  • Maps and information material per room

  • Service Hotline

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   01.04. - 05.05.24
    S2   06.05. - 07.09.24
    S1   08.09. - 31.10.24


    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    0-3,99 years -100%
    4-12,99 years -50%
    Bicycle & equipment
    7/21-speed-bike 150
    E-bike 300
    Additional nights
    Hamburg (dbl/sgl) 90/120
    Berlin Mitte (dbl/sgl) 90/130
    Berlin - Hamburg on request

    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


    Hotel samples

    You will stay in selected 3* hotels and inns

    Hamburg: Best Western Raphael Hotel Altona, Alsterhof Altona
    Lauenburg: Hotel-Restaurant "Zum Alten Schifferhaus"
    Hitzacker: Hotel Zur Linde
    Wittenberge: Hotel Germania
    Havelberg: Hotel & Restaurant "Am Hafen"
    Rathenow: Hotel Fürstenhof
    Brandenburg: Sorat Hotel Brandenburg
    Potsdam: Altstadt Hotel
    Berlin: Maritim pro Arte Hotel

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bikes including pannier

    The following bikes (men's and women's) are available for rent:

    • 7-speed with back pedal (hub gears)
    • 21-speed (derailleur)
    • E-bikes

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    This makes every bike tour a breeze! If you perhaps had little opportunity to cycle in the last few weeks before the bike tour, if you are not quite sure of your strength, but also with physical limitations, every bike tour will be a pleasure for you! The switchable, almost silent electric drive of our modern bike takes some of the work off your hands, and amplifies the pedal power by 3 times. So now cyclists with different fitness levels can book a bike tour together. Gradients are mastered with ease.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Hamburg (HAM), Berlin Tegel (BER) or Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)

    Hamburg - arrival: from the airport "Fuhlsbüttel" you can take a taxi to the hotel (about 20- 30 min.); alternatively you can take the suburban line S1 in direction Blankenese: with this line you go to the station "Reeperbahn" or "Altona" depending on the hotel.

    Berlin - departure: from "Friedrichsstraße" to Berlin Brandenburg by Bus (approx. 35 mins.), or from "Friedrichsstraße" to Berlin Schönefeld by train (approx. 30 Min.).

    Arrival by car

    Parking:  public car park (approx. 11 - 30,- € per day) or on some side roads nearby for free.

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Hamburg, Berlin
    Detailed train schedules and price information: www.bahn.com

    Hamburg - arrival: from Hamburg Central Station to the hotel with metro or urban train.

    Berlin - departure: from train station "Friedrichstraße" you take the suburban lines S5, S7 or S75 to Berlin central station in Berlin (approx. 5 mins.).


    Transfer Berlin - Hamburg on request.

    Additional information

    Local tax payable on spot.
    Mimimum of participants: 2


    Travel stories

    5,3 of 6 Stars | 2
    5.6 18.09.2019 | Ferdinand J. Hamburg - Berlin

    Cycle Hamburg to Berlin along the Elbe & Havel rivers

    Great tour, highly recommended. Lovely cycling along the rivers and through the forests. Lots to see and do along the way. Great accommodation and breakfasts.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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