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Cycling through unique park landscapes – Ammerland Route

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Cycling through unique park landscapes – Ammerland Route

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna

3

Tours

10:34 h

106 mi

1,300 ft

The Ammerland Route takes you through the unique park landscapes of the Ammerland, a historic region in western Germany. You ride along beautiful cycle paths past blooming rhododendrons, through idyllic meadows, fields lined with picturesque trees, and magical forests where silence and nature surrounds you. In the heart of this dreamlike landscape lies the Zwischenahner Meer, a lake which is the shimmering pearl of the Ammerland.

The Ammerland Route is a 170-kilometre (105-mile) circular that takes you through this pretty park landscape in three stages. In this Collection, I recommend starting in the town of Rastede, but you can start anywhere along the route. You can easily reach Rastede with the Regional Express train as the town is located on the Wilhelmshaven-Osnabrück line and also has direct connections to Bremen. You can also conveniently begin your adventure from the towns of Bad Zwischenahn, Ocholt and Augustfehn, which also have train stations.

From Rastede, you cycle clockwise through the picturesque landscapes. You can enjoy the wonderful nature to the fullest as you ride along paths that are so flat, that your bike will almost roll by itself.

You will find a good choice of accommodation in all stage destinations en route, from hotels and guesthouses to holiday apartments. Your stomach is also well catered for with plenty of places to stop for food either in a town or village, or in the idyllic countryside. You can tuck into Ammerland specialities at cosy restaurants and rustic farmhouse cafes en route. With a full stomach, visiting magnificent gardens and parks of blooming flowers is even more fun.

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Ammerlandroute

102 mi

1,200 ft

1,200 ft

Last updated: November 11, 2021

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    Intermediate
    04:19
    42.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    475 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The best place to start the Ammerland route is Rastede. The residence is located on the Wilhelmshaven-Osnabrück Regional Express route. There is also a direct connection from Bremen to Rastede. Since the bike route is a round trip, you can of course start at any other place along the route.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    30.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the start of the second stage on the Ammerland route, you drive past the Aper Tief nature reserve. There are several observation towers along the way. From them you have a great view over the river meadow landscape.

    

    Then you drive a loop south to the Nordloher Tief and on the way back you pass the

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  • Intermediate
    03:17
    33.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    525 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage of the Ammerland route you leave Westerstede in the north and cycle north-east through the magical park landscape of the Ammerland. After around eight kilometers you can make a first extensive stop in the Rhododendron Park Hobbie, where you will be enchanted by a sea of colors of blooming

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    106 mi
  • Duration
    10:34 h
  • Elevation
    1,300 ft

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