The most beautiful cycle routes in germany for your bike tour

Autumn is approaching – a great time for a bike tour in Germany! We show you at a glance which routes are available in your federal state and which routes you can discover in the other regions.

Cycle through the vineyards in Baden-Württemberg

Cycle past vineyards, green forests and idyllic villages: This is what you can do in Baden-Württemberg. More precisely, on the 460-kilometer-long Baden Wine Cycle Path. The route connects the Baden wine regions of Markgräflerland, Kaiserstuhl, Tuniberg, Breisgau, Ortenau, Kraichgau and Badische Bergstrasse from Basel to Weinheim.

Cycle through the vineyards in Baden-Württemberg. (symbol picture)

Cycle through mountains and valleys in Bavaria

In Bavaria, you can climb the Alps by bike or ride through the villages. One of the most beautiful bike paths is the Oberpfälzer Radl-Weg. With a total length of about 500 kilometers, you can integrate the route into a cycling vacation of several days or just cycle individual sections.

The Oberpfälzer Radl-Weg leads past city, country and river in Bavaria.

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The trail namely includes six so-called worlds of experience: Pleasure and culture, legends and stories, forests and valleys, water worlds, Zoigl and fish, volcanoes and earth history. Where exactly the individual routes lead you along, you can find out on the website of the cycle path.

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Discover sights from your bike in Berlin

Bicycles are virtually part of the cityscape of the vibrant capital. But also in Berlin there are bike paths in the middle of nature that feel a lot like a vacation. One of the most diverse routes is probably the route between Babelsberg and the Wannsee lake. The 20 kilometer tour starts at the Wannsee S-Bahn station. Leads past places steeped in history.

The Peacock Island at Wannsee is one of the most popular destinations in the capital city.

Photo: imago/Martin Müller

On the bike tour you can make several stops, for example at the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), the Haus der Wannseekonferenz (House of the Wannsee Conference) and the Jagdschloss Glienicke (Glienicke Hunting Lodge). The latter is surrounded by an idyllic park, where you're sure to find a nice spot for a break.

Explore Brandenburg's Prignitz region by bike

Brandenburg is also known as the green belt of Berlin, and for good reason: The state stands for green meadows, dreamy forests and natural lakes. And you can explore all of this by bike, because Brandenburg is crisscrossed by a total of 7,000 kilometers of road.000 kilometers long bike network.

You can explore Brandenburg's Prignitz region by bike.

Photo: imago/Rainer Weisflog

One of the most popular routes in Brandenburg is the Elbe Cycle Path. Located in the north of the state, it runs a total of 146 kilometers through the Prignitz region and the Elbe-Brandenburg river landscape. Bremen is a big city. Federal state in one. Nevertheless, it is not less suitable for cyclists than the other federal states. The cycling network in the Hanseatic city covers a total of 821 kilometers. Can be cycled from many corners of the city.

Cycle through the Schnoorviertel in Bremen.

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So that cyclists do not lose track, the city has published interactive maps especially for bike tours. They lead you through the beautiful old town or out into the countryside close to the city.

Drive along the Alster in Hamburg

You can easily explore Hamburg by bike, because the network of routes in the city and the surrounding area is almost completely developed. The so-called Velorouten in the Hanseatic city extend over a total of 280 kilometers. They include well-developed bike paths throughout the state. So you can cycle along the Alster or cruise through the city center.

Cycling along the Alster is part of summer for many people.

Photo: imago images/Nikita

Admire the cherry trees in Hesse from the saddle

In Hesse you will find one of the most beautiful cherry orchards in Germany. And that's exactly what you can discover from the saddle of a bike. The Kirschradweg in Northern Hesse around Witzenhausen leads you exactly past them.

Cycle past the cherry trees in northern Hesse. The route has a total length of 22 kilometers. Also offers you the exit to many restaurateurs on the way.

You can now discover the North Sea coast in Norddeich in combination with crime puzzles.

Photo: imago images / Jochen Tack

With a smartphone app, you can cycle 33 kilometers along a circular route where various short crime stories await you. You can even become a detective on two wheels yourself. Discover the coastal landscape of East Frisia at the same time.

Ride past apple trees in North Rhine-Westphalia

You can also explore the Ruhr region in North Rhine-Westphalia by bike. For example, by cycling the many district routes that run through the state. However, we would especially like to recommend another bike path: the Rhenish Apple Route.

Romantic bike tour in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

There is no romance on the bike? Yet! In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern there is even a cycle path that has made a name for itself in the state with just this feature. On the Route of North German Romanticism, you cycle around 55 kilometers between Wolgast and Greifswald.

With the bike you can also get to the Greifswald beach at the Baltic Sea.

Photo: imago images/BildFunkMV

By bike you can explore the Baltic Sea coast and sights in the surrounding area, such as Ludwigsburg Castle with the adjacent beach or the fishing village of Freest.

Take a listening tour through the Saarland

The Saarland has a route network of about 700 kilometers for cyclists. Most of the cycle routes run through meadows and forests, far from the hustle and bustle of road traffic. However, a special offer of the state are the listening tours through the nature of Saarland.

You can explore the Saarschleife near Orscholz by bike.

Photo: imago images/blickwinkel

During their tour, cyclists can use a smartphone app to obtain information about the locals at various stations and learn about typical sounds from the surrounding area.

Climb the Ore Mountains in Saxony by bike

Our favorite tour through Saxony is especially something for adventurous bike fans. Because it leads you with the mountain bike directly through the Ore Mountains. The route called Stoneman Miriquiri is actually even a German-Czech adventure over 162 kilometers and 440 meters in altitude.

The view from the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains into the sea of fog towards the Czech Republic.

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Besides the adrenaline rush, you'll also get a breathtaking view.

Ride along the Elbe-Havel Cycle Path in Saxony-Anhalt

Cycling through nature or past cultural monuments is possible in Saxony-Anhalt. The Elbe-Havel Cycle Path connects many of the state's excursion destinations. The route of about 70 kilometers offers tours for different thematic focuses, on which you can discover the diversity of Saxony-Anhalt.

The Congress and Cultural Center Ständehaus Merseburg is one of the highlights for many tourists in Saxony-Anhalt.

Photo: imago images/Olaf Döring

Explore the coast of Schleswig-Holstein by bike

On the coast of Schleswig-Holstein it is difficult to decide which of the many cycle paths to take. For the choice of well-developed routes is very large. The routes are about 14 to 65 kilometers long and are located between Glücksburg and Travemünde as well as in Holstein Switzerland. So that everyone can find the right tour for them, all routes are summarized on one website.

You can also reach the beaches of Schleswig-Holstein by bike.

Photo: imago images / Panthermedia

Cycle around the Dreifelder Weiher in Rhineland-Palatinate

The Radrundweg Seenplatte in Rhineland-Palatinate is a relatively new circular route that takes you through nature on a two-wheeler. From the nearly 20-kilometer route, you can also reach the bridge at the lake, from which you have a beautiful view over the Dreifelder Weiher pond in Westerwald.

The Dreifelder Weiher in the Westerwald is a popular excursion destination.

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A bike path on old railroad tracks, you can find it in the north of Thuringia. The Unstrut-Werra cycle path connects the Unstrut and Werra rivers and runs for a total of 113 kilometers along interesting towns such as Bad Frankenhausen and Mühlhausen. A detour to the Kyffhäuser Nature Park is also worthwhile on the tour.

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