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Bikepacking on your doorstep – ORTLIEB Escape Routes

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Bikepacking on your doorstep – ORTLIEB Escape Routes

Bike Touring Collection by ORTLIEB waterproof



36:39 h

439 mi

8,050 ft

Exciting adventures are waiting right outside your front door – we at ORTLIEB know that for a fact. That's why we asked a few Berlin bike adventurers what Tours they've been on in recent months. There are some real gems: an overnight stay at Liebnitzsee lake, history along the Berlin Wall Trail (Mauerweg), the sandiest gravel routes around the capital, an abandoned airport and even a few mountains. Whether it's just one day or several, grab your bikepacking gear and head out into the Berlin countryside. If Berlin is a bit too far for you, you can browse through the Tours and find inspiration for your very own Escape Route.

In this Collection, we show the most beautiful Escape Routes out of Berlin and into nature by our ambassadors. 8000watt takes you to Area 51, Felix Rähmer dared to climb Berlin’s highest mountains and rode the Berlin Wall Trail in one go. Nis Sympatheia shows you an overnight trip at the beautiful Liebnitzsee lake and Magnus from ROADBIKE PARTY scouted three great gravel routes for you.

A long bike ride out of the city is just the thing if you want to experience breathtaking places and nature. With bikepacking bags from ORTLIEB, your stuff will stay dry even if you get caught in a shower. Whether you go for a day trip or a multi-day Tour with an overnight stay under the stars, you can take everything you need on your bike.

Your route is set, your bags are packed and attached to the bike. You are prepared for everything and can plunge into your little adventure, feeling good. You have butterflies in your stomach, excited for the unknown surprises that await you on your trip. Aren’t these the experiences that make your ride unforgettable? Get ready to roll – we wish you a safe journey and loads of fun!

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Tours & Highlights

  • 05:58
    74.1 mi
    12.4 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,100 ft

    Who does not know it? The winter is long, the usual cycling destinations have become unreachable due to Covid. So out of the big city of Berlin, into the wilderness …

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  • 05:21
    75.9 mi
    14.2 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,175 ft

    Do you miss the mountains? - Well, maybe you can get more vertical meters if you go to the bakery and back again in Munich. But it is also worth scouting surveys in Berlin. The tour is wonderful to get to know completely new corners of Berlin. Even if a large part of the road is - it's worth it.

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  • 02:28
    23.2 mi
    9.4 mph
    325 ft
    275 ft

    Our first overnighter of the year took us to one of our favorite lakes in and around Berlin. Nis has picked out a wonderful route both for the way there …

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  • 03:52
    33.4 mi
    8.6 mph
    600 ft
    675 ft

    What could be nicer than waking up in the middle of nature? After a leisurely morning at the lake, the urban jungle calls us back, and so we make our way back, which is just as beautiful as the way there. On the very swampy way back along the lake, Nis almost christened his camera while crossing a small stream.

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  • 06:48
    98.0 mi
    14.4 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,550 ft

    Once completely circumnavigating the former city limits of divided Berlin - a challenging, historical bike tour with a lot of variety. I accepted the challenge of driving the Wall Trail …

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  • 02:43
    42.1 mi
    15.5 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft

    Anyone who claims that December is too cold to go swimming has not yet been on the road with us and the gravel bike. Out of Neukölln, once across the …

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  • 03:40
    32.8 mi
    9.0 mph
    350 ft
    375 ft

    We start at the Zwickauer Damm underground station and follow the Berlin Wall Trail for a while at Lichtenrade. The sudden break from the outskirts to the open field shows …

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  • 02:52
    28.6 mi
    10.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft

    Out of the city and off to Müggelsee - our gravel route starts at the Grünau S-Bahn station at its finest. First we drive through a forest at the Krummen Lake. The tires are allowed to warm up on the soft forest floor. Then we go through Schmöckwitz and we enjoy the view of the Dahme and the Zeuthener See.

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  • 02:57
    31.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft

    The starting point is the Bestensee train station - on the tour we will pass some pretty good lakes, which is now the best, it remains to be seen for …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    439 mi
  • Duration
    36:39 h
  • Elevation
    8,050 ft

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