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Scenic journeys and stunning panoramas

Discover the beauty of Germany’s diverse landscapes while embracing sustainable travel — on two wheels. With an extensive network of more than 265 cycle routes crisscrossing the country, cyclists can delve into stunning scenery, charming towns, and cultural treasures. In addition, seven “CycleTravelRegions” certified by the German Cyclists’ Association offer ideas to discover entire regions.

100 Castles and Palaces Route

Embark on a majestic journey through history on the 100 Castles and Palaces Route. This scenic cycling route winds its way through lush green parks, meadows, and pastures, showcasing over 100 magnificent castles and palaces along the way. Comprising four interconnected loops, each covering between 210 and 310 kilometers, cyclists can explore Germany at their own pace, with attractions often just a short distance apart. The route traverses the picturesque Münster and region, offering glimpses of charming old towns. Cyclist-friendly facilities and predominantly flat terrain promise a captivating journey through time and beauty.

Approaching Anholt Castle, built in the Dutch Baroque style, by bike is a memorable experience.
Approaching Anholt Castle, built in the Dutch Baroque style, by bike is a memorable experience, © DZT/Fürstlich Salm-Salm’sche Verwaltung/ Mark Wohlrab Fotodesign.

Baltic Coast Cycle Route

Set out on a captivating journey along Germany’s Baltic Sea Cycle Route. Starting in Flensburg and stretching all the way to the island of Usedom, cyclists will be treated to breathtaking views of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and the endless expanse of the sea. The route meanders alongside the Kieler Förde, passing through Travemünde and Heiligendamm. UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Wismar and Stralsund offer rich cultural experiences, while the iconic chalk cliffs of Rügen captivate travelers from around the world. For those seeking further adventure, the option to continue cycling along the Baltic Sea to Copenhagen awaits.

Pedal at ease in refreshing sea air along the Baltic Sea coastal cycle path in the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region.
Pedal at ease in refreshing sea air along the Baltic Sea coastal cycle path in the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region, © TMV/ Felix Gänsicke.

Alb Valleys Cycle Route

Discover fascinating landscapes and rich history on the Alb Valley Cycle Route. Travelling through idyllic villages and stunning scenery, this route offers a journey back in time to when mammoths roamed the valleys and ancient civilizations lived in caves. Traverse well-maintained tarmac paths and tracks, passing by juniper heathland, prehistoric rock formations, and mysterious caverns. Explore Vogelherd Archaeology Park to uncover Stone Age artefacts and delve into the Charlottenhöhle discovery caves in Giengen-Hürben. The stunning scenery and historical wonders make this route a truly memorable cycling experience.

Time your ride to enjoy sunset on Böllat mountain near Burgfelden.
Time your ride to enjoy sunset on Böllat mountain near Burgfelden, © Swabian Alps Tourism/ Thomas Rathay.

Seven Beauties Cycle Route

Experience the allure of Germany’s scenic diversity and cultural richness on the long-distance Seven Beauties cycle route. Passing through seven stunning cities, such as the historic trading place Erfurt, artistic Altenburg, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Weimar, cyclists are treated to a diverse array of experiences. From majestic Wartburg Castle in Eisenach to the charming landscapes of the Weimarer Land region, spanning 225 kilometers of mostly flat to gently undulating terrain, nature enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to indulge in the region’s natural beauty.

Ride to the gothic cathedral and St. Severi church easily on your bike, and save your feet a little walking!
Ride to the gothic cathedral and St. Severi church easily on your bike, and save your feet a little walking, © Erfurt Tourismus und Marketing GmbH!

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