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Ride into the horizon – a cycling adventure through Steinburg in Holstein

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Ride into the horizon – a cycling adventure through Steinburg in Holstein

Bike Touring Collection by Holstein Tourismus

19

Tours

35:34 h

358 mi

4,475 ft

Wide plains as far as the eye can see with marshland, dikes, wind, and pastures as your constant companions. Villages, that have preserved their charm for centuries, interrupt the countryside where unique flora and fauna flourish. Where the Elbe River stretches into the distance, is the region of Holstein. Here, in the far north of Germany, you can take a deep breath. Surrounded by views of the horizon, you can gaze over fields that seem to go on forever. This landscape is absolutely perfect for cycling.

In this Collection, we show you the treasures of Holstein, which you can explore on 19 Tours. The towns of Itzehoe and Glückstadt are located in the heart of this cycling region and are the starting points for the varied Tours. Here, you can find everything you need for your adventures on two wheels: friendly accommodation, charming restaurants, and fabulous bike paths. All of the Tours are short and easy, so you have plenty of time to relax and explore at your own pace. You don’t even have to bring your own bike as you can easily rent one when you arrive. Some of the Tours are guided so you can learn even more interesting facts about the region. You can find more information, here: gluecks-routen.de/en/service-en/guided-bike-tours.

Sandy beaches and rolling dunes, manor houses and thatched-roof cottages, fresh vegetables and fish rolls, canals and rowing boats. All this and much more is waiting for you in Holstein!

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    Die Marschhof-Tour – auf zwei Rädern rund um Glückstadt

    Easy
    01:27
    15.6 mi
    10.8 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your tour through the Marschhöfe begins in Krempe at its historic market square. Past an old mill you drive on beautiful, flat bike paths to Neuenbrook. The place is a typical street village with idyllic courtyards to the left and right of the road that runs through the marshland. There is an interesting

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    23.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Geestrand tour starts in the lovely town of Krempe and takes you into a varied and exciting landscape. After a few kilometers you will already reach the inland dunes Nordoe. They were formed during the last ice age, have a distinctive flora and there are also two lakes with sandy beaches for swimming

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  • Easy
    01:13
    12.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Fleth tour begins in the friendly small town of Krempe and leads via Krempdorf along the Stördeich. On the way to Neuenkirchen you are surrounded by numerous Flethe and a wonderful expanse.

    

    Along the sturgeon dike you come to the Else sturgeon ferry, the last of its type in the area. Then it goes

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  • Easy
    01:22
    14.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The pasture trip begins in Glückstadt and leads along a picturesque pasture landscape, which is criss-crossed by numerous intertwined water lines that serve for drainage. The marsh is drained and irrigated via the “white water”. The black water drains the boggy hinterland on the Geest edge. In the past

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  • Easy
    01:30
    15.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start the stork trip at the train station in Horst. From there you drive north to Horst-Herzhorn. Along the route you will find several stork nests that are occupied from spring. So you can go on a stork discovery tour.

    

    We continue to Hohenfelde with its pretty church. The entire town center has practically

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  • Easy
    01:26
    14.7 mi
    10.3 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The summer cruise starts at Horst station, just four minutes by train from Elmshorn. First you drive to the Horstmühle, which was once operated by wind. You can still see the remains of the old windmill today.

    

    Then it goes to the community of Sommerland. The name of the village suggests its interesting

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  • Easy
    01:26
    15.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fruit tour takes you through the fruit growing region around Kollmar and Neuendorf. It starts on the wonderful beach of Kollmar. Here the Elbe is several kilometers wide! After a short bike ride you will reach the Krückau barrage. The barrage was built after the great storm surge of 1962 using dry

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    21.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kiebitztörn begins at Horst train station near Elmshorn. The route leads you through the village of Kiebitzzeile into the nature reserve Königsmoor.

    

    The vastness and seclusion of individual courtyards offer an impressive landscape. The endangered lapwing, namesake of this tour, is at home here in

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  • Easy
    01:37
    17.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Glückstadt, the vegetable trip first leads in the direction of the Stör barrage. In this area of the cycle route you can already see a vegetable growing area which, together with the Engelbrecht Wilderness, represents the largest growing area in Schleswig-Holstein alongside Dithmarschen.

    

    Vegetable

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  • Easy
    01:07
    12.0 mi
    10.9 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Kollmar is the ideal starting point for the Deichtörn. The center of the place is the centrally located harbor, which you can reach through a passage in the dike - called Stöpe. The wonderful sandy beach of Kollmar is worth a trip in itself and offers you ideal relaxation after the tour.

    

    From Kollmar

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  • Easy
    00:57
    9.83 mi
    10.3 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short round starts in Itzehoe and leads through the former grounds of the Breitenburg Castle. From the center of the city it goes south over the Stör. Soon you will reach the inland dunes Nordoe, where a short detour will take you to the temple of Nordoe.

    

    If you have a little more time with you

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  • Intermediate
    01:38
    15.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you into the forests and meadows of the Störmarschen, the Breitenburger wood and the Stör lowlands. Right at the beginning you cycle through Itzehoe, where you can fortify yourself with a coffee. The first few kilometers are leisurely uphill, but then that's it with the inclines and the

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    26.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This varied tour takes you to the north of Itzehoe. Even before you leave the city, there are always small patches of forest or meadow along your way. The beautiful geest landscape begins from Edendorf.

    

    After a good ten kilometers you will reach the "Hungry Wolf" airfield, which is particularly popular

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    23.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you will explore the lowlands of the Bekau and discover not only the river but also other interesting bodies of water. It starts in Itzehoe in the direction of Oldendorf.

    

    After you have crossed the Bekau for the first time, you will come to the Muldsberger Grube. Clay was mined here until

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  • Intermediate
    02:53
    29.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Störtörn you go on a journey through time, because this is where the first Wilstermarsch settlers settled. Their impressive thatched roofs and farmhouses still bear witness to this time and give you an impression of how people used to live here. You drive through idyllic and picturesque landscapes

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    23.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A few minutes by train from Itzehoe, in Wilster, this unique tour begins with a real highlight; the lowest point in Germany. It starts in the village with its pretty old town, past the historic grain mill.

    

    The flat, green marshland with its old thatched courtyards and watercourses is unique in Germany

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  • Intermediate
    01:56
    18.4 mi
    9.5 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In Lägerdorf, chalk was formed from marine deposits 75 million years ago, which is why chalk mining is deeply rooted here and is still practiced today. The deepest chalk pit is 110 meters deep and 165 hectares in size. You can start the bike tour in Lägerdorf or in Itzehoe, whatever you want.

    

    On the outskirts

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  • Intermediate
    02:49
    25.9 mi
    9.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    There are several interesting manor complexes to discover around Itzehoe. This route takes you to the north of the city through beautiful nature and small towns. Right at the beginning you will pass the oldest secular building in Itzehoe, the Prinzesshof district museum.

    

    After leaving Itzehoe behind you

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    23.7 mi
    10.5 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Expanse, expanse, expanse - that is our Elbe tour. The Elbe is several kilometers wide here, the ocean liners that pass you are gigantic. You start your bike tour in Brokdorf directly on the dike and drive a piece of the Elbe upstream. The wide views are unique!

    

    At the estuary you turn inland to Wewelsfleth

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    19
  • Distance
    358 mi
  • Duration
    35:34 h
  • Elevation
    4,475 ft

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