Two of the most exciting European cities connect 700 kilometres, two countries and a sea. On the Berlin-Copenhagen long-distance cycle route you can ride from pulsating Berlin to stylish Copenhagen.
The first 400 kilometres will take you through Brandenburg and Mecklenburg to Rostock. On the way unique cycle paths are waiting for you, which lead along straight canals, wind their way around the great waters of the Mecklenburg Lake District and pass through rustic forests, lush meadows and wide fields. The remaining 300 kilometres on the way to Copenhagen will take you through Denmark's unspoilt countryside, which is characterised by green meadows, lovely hills, imposing cliffs and beautiful beaches.
In this collection we have put together the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path for you. In 14 stages, the journey goes from one capital city to the other, from Berlin to Copenhagen. You will almost always travel through unique nature, but you can still enjoy a great infrastructure along the cycle path. In Germany you can choose from a wide range of accommodation options and public transport connections at all departure points and stopovers.
There are also plenty of places to stay on the road in more rural Denmark, especially campsites, many of which are along the route. Here it is also possible to change to public transport such as bus or train if you want to shorten the tour a bit.
The tour to Copenhagen starts in the middle of Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate. From here you first drive comfortably past Charlottenburg Palace towards the west. Then it goes over the Spree and north out of the capital.On the Havel cycle path you ride past glittering lakes, lush green meadows and through shady forest sections to Oranienburg. The entire route consists mainly of well-maintained bike paths and has hardly any incline over its 49 kilometers.In Oranienburg you have the possibility to stay overnight if you want to continue the tour to Copenhagen the next day. If you only drive this first stage, you can easily take the train back to Berlin from Oranienburg.
Today's stage on your way to Copenhagen is 36 kilometers shorter than the previous one. From Oranienburg you drive on the largely flat route to Zehdenick.It starts with a beautiful section on the banks of the Lehnitzsee, which then merges into the Oder-Havel Canal. You follow this canal for a few kilometers before you cross it. Then it goes parallel to the canal through beautiful nature.The Oder-Havel Canal is not the only canal that you come across on this route. Between Oranienburg and Zehdenick it is teeming with them, criss-crossing the land. Again and again on this stage you drive over one of the numerous canal bridges.Following the Voss Canal, you finally reach Zehdenick. Here you can either stay overnight or take the train from Zehdenick (Mark) station.
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Today is the last stage through Brandenburg before we continue north in Mecklenburg. Around 41 kilometers lead you on this route from Zehdenick to Fürstenberg. Unbelievably beautiful sections on picturesque lake shores and in pristine forests await you again.The first 16 kilometers take you on the flat bike path to the Großer Wentowsee. From here, a few small inclines await you to the finish in Fürstenberg. It goes first through a wonderful forest section and finally north to the Stolpsee, which is only a stone's throw away from the stage destination in Fürstenberg.Fürstenberg (Havel) has a number of overnight accommodations as well as a train station, if your tour ends here.
The fourth stage on the way to Copenhagen is the first through Mecklenburg. From here you can look forward to countless lakes in the Mecklenburg Lake District. These not only offer you a wonderful landscape, but also many opportunities to rest and cool off while bathing.On the 44 kilometers from Fürstenberg to Neustrelitz you can admire untouched meadows, fresh forests and countless lakes, such as the Gobenowsee or the Woblitzsee, along the way. You are often on quiet bike paths far away from traffic. A few times this hilly stage also leads over roads.In the stage destination Neustrelitz you will find innumerable accommodations, restaurants and supermarkets as well as the possibility of easily leaving the train station by train.
Today is 66 kilometers, the longest stage so far on the way from Berlin to Copenhagen, which takes you from Neustrelitz to Waren.It starts on a beautiful path on the banks of the Zierker See. This is followed by a loop around the Useriner See, which then sends you north. Here it goes through the fascinating Müritz National Park, which enchants with untouched nature, beautiful forests and numerous small lakes. After you have passed Ankershagen Castle, head west to Waren an der Müritz.Waren (Müritz) is the goal of this stage. A variety of accommodations are available in the health resort to continue the tour the next day. If you prefer to leave, you have the option of taking a train in Waren.
Today it will be truly heavenly on the sixth stage towards Copenhagen. The route takes you from Waren an der Müritz to Krakow am See and passes through some wonderful sections that have such illustrious names as "Paradiesweg". At just under 52 kilometers, this stage is shorter than the previous one, but has some minimal inclines in the luggage.From Waren it goes directly to the banks of the Müritz and from there to the west past the Kölpinsee, Jabelscher See and Loppiner See. The route then leads you north through a beautiful forest. Before you reach Krakow am See, you drive a large loop around the Krakower See to head for your destination from the north.In the small climatic health resort Krakow am See you have a large selection of accommodations such as hotels, guest houses and holiday apartments. If you prefer to leave, you can take the bus from Krakow am See to the train station in Güstrow. You can take your bike with you on the bus.
After two quite long stages you can take it easy today on the 43 kilometers from Krakow am See to Bützow. Perhaps you would even like to visit one or the other cultural highlight, because today there are not only refreshing lakes and beautiful nature on the program.From Krakow am See you first take a small curve on the bike path, which will eventually take you north. Halfway to the destination you will reach the small town of Güstrow. There is a lot to see here: Not only the beautiful Inselsee invites you to linger, but also the historical sights of Güstrow, such as the castle.After Güstrow it goes flat on the Bützow-Güstrow Canal to Bützow. Here you have the option to stay overnight or to travel by train.
Today is the last stage in Mecklenburg and thus also in Germany before we continue on the way to Copenhagen in Denmark. It goes from Bützow to Rostock on no frills 52 kilometers.The largely flat bike path leads you at the beginning through the beautiful landscape of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which is characterized by idyllic wide meadows here in the north. As soon as you have reached the foothills of Rostock, this natural panorama will be replaced by the increasingly urban cityscape. In Rostock itself it goes right through the city, past the city harbor and further north to the overseas port, where the ferry to Denmark departs.In the stage destination Rostock you have all imaginable options. There is a wide range of accommodation available to you if you don't want to continue your journey until the next day.When the bike tour is over for you here, you can take the train home. For the onward journey to Copenhagen you take the ferry from Rostock to Gedser in Denmark. The Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path continues there.You can find information about the timetable and the ferry prices at scandlines.de.
On the way from Berlin to Copenhagen you have now arrived in Denmark after taking the ferry from Rostock to Gedser. The bike tour through this beautiful country can begin.A short 26-kilometer stage to Nykøbing Falster awaits you at the start. From the southern tip of Falster Island, head north. The route leads you on the west side of the headland through flat terrain. Left and right, next to the partially dead straight paths, green meadows and wide fields extend to the horizon.You then drive the last third of the route close to the coast to your destination in Nykøbing, where you can choose from various overnight accommodations. It is therefore possible to leave or continue your journey by train from here.
On today's stage you cycle from Nykøbing Falster to Stege / Møn. The special thing about this section is that you are doing island hopping by bike today! You first take a ferry from Falster to Bogø and then cycle over a bridge to Møn. A very special cycling experience!The landscape today is maritime and again and again woody. Along the beautiful Danish coast, the glittering Baltic Sea delights the eye and the fresh sea air ensures clear thoughts. This comparatively long section of the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path goes by almost in a flash.In Stege on Møn you are prepared for tourism and you can choose between different overnight stays and refreshments. Attention: Book accommodation in Stege for two nights. Tomorrow a round trip stage is on the plan.
On today's stage, you can expect a wonderful round tour over the island of Møn, which you should definitely not miss. With Denmark's highest cliff, Møns Klint, the highlight of the tour, it goes 47 kilometers in a loop from Stege back to Stege - perhaps not a typical route of a long-distance cycle path, but a worthwhile one.Along the way there are not only enchanting panoramas but also one or the other cultural sight to be admired, such as one of Denmark's oldest stone churches in Elmelunde or Liselund Castle.Another advantage of this stage is that you can book accommodation for two nights in Stege and simply leave your luggage in the room / tent to explore the island carefree. Perhaps this is also the ideal opportunity to wash up and replenish supplies before heading on to Copenhagen.
Today's stage is again mainly characterized by the scenic beauty of Denmark, with two exceptions: The Queen Alexandrine Bridge, which connects the islands of Møn and Sjælland and is a symbol of the country, and the Kalvehave Church with its simple but memorable Architecture.Today you cover 70 kilometers before you reach the coastal town of Rødvig. The harbor is a great sight: There is a lot of activity here and gives you an exciting insight into the fishing industry. You can of course spend the night and eat (fish) here before you continue the next day.
On the penultimate stage of the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle route, you only drive 39 kilometers from Rødvig to Køge. Today you can experience a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with Stevns Klint, while the medieval Gjorslev Castle offers a cultural highlight.Otherwise, the route is easy to drive and scenic in the usual way. In addition to the low number of kilometers you can expect an almost imperceptible slope. This is how you arrive in Køge with its atmospheric market square in the afternoon. Here you will find numerous accommodations and refreshment stops where you can strengthen yourself for the last stage of the long-distance cycle path.
Now only 59 kilometers separate you from your destination: The last stage from Køge to Copenhagen has some particularly beautiful spots to offer you at the end.On the mostly flat route from Køge, you first travel a bit through the interior and then back to the coast. Here are again incredibly beautiful, natural beaches on the way, even though you are already in the immediate vicinity of the Danish capital. It continues along the sea in an increasingly urban ambience, until you finally drive over some bridges and land in the middle of the urban jungle of Copenhagen.Copenhagen of course offers you a wide range of accommodation as well as numerous possibilities to leave. For example, you can take long-distance trains back to Berlin via Hamburg or take the regional train and bus back to Gedser to the ferry that takes you to Rostock.