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Rides in southern Binnenland — Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein

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Rides in southern Binnenland — Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein

Bike Touring Collection by Binnenland SH

21

Tours

47:02 h

477 mi

6,225 ft

Schleswig-Holstein offers more than just the sea; between the Elbe and Neumünster you can find stunning inland rides. Away from both the North Sea coast and the Baltic coast, wonderful cycle paths on mostly flat terrain await you. Here, you can ride through unique landscapes along sparkling rivers, through impressive inland dunes, enchanted moors, deep forests and across wide meadows and fields. In addition to fascinating nature, you can also expect plenty of culture and historic sights on these superb cycle tours.

In this Collection, we’ve put together 21 varied cycle tours in Schleswig-Holstein, spread over the four cycle touring regions of Brunsbüttel, Neumünster, Glückstadt and Wedeler Marsch. With different Tour lengths and exciting themed routes, there really is something for everyone. Whether you want to immerse yourself in nature and learn more about the local geology, follow in the historic footsteps of Saint Vicelin or learn more about rose-growing and tree nurseries, you’ll find plenty to intrigue you.

All the Tours are circular routes that start at a railway station, a car park or in a village centre. We have short routes, such as the Deichtörn as well as long routes, such as the near 100-kilometre (62 mi) long Vicelinweg, which can be divided into two days with a camping stop. In the villages and towns along the routes you’ll find places to stop for refreshments and overnight accommodation. En route, you’ll occasionally pass rustic farm shops and cafés where you can fortify yourself for the rest of the journey -– the perfect conditions for fantastic cycling.

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    Intermediate
    02:11
    21.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour starts in Burg. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lower area. Behind Burg you cycle along the Kiel Canal, where you can gaze out …

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  • Easy
    01:58
    21.1 mi
    10.7 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the lock route is in Brunsbüttel on the lock. Here you can watch the large ships launching into and out of the Kiel Canal. If you …

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  • Easy
    01:19
    13.8 mi
    10.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you want to compete with a container ship? It's possible on this tour! The Kiel Canal between Brunsbüttel and Kiel is a challenge for the sailors, which is why …

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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 …

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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. The canals permanently drain the area, which is 3.54 meters below sea level at its deepest point.

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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 - …

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  • 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 …

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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 cultivation, with which the Dutch settlers began after the dike in the wilderness, finds ideal conditions: light marshy soil, fresh wind and plenty of water.

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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, these were the transport routes used to ship vegetables and peat around the world.

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  • Difficult
    05:45
    58.9 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the Vicelinweg you go in the footsteps of the Holy Vicelin. The route takes you through a beautiful landscape with numerous lakes and past historical sites such as field …

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    28.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the beautiful round tour is at the train station in Neumünster. From here you cycle along Carlstraße with its beautiful villas and then drive out of …

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  • Intermediate
    03:12
    30.1 mi
    9.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route takes you along old and new trade routes. In addition to historical paths such as the Ochsenweg, you will also pass new paths such as the Altona-Kiel railway …

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    26.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The forest and meadow tour starts at the train station in Neumünster. From here you cycle west out of the city. You will pass the Neumünster airfield. Then it goes …

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  • Intermediate
    03:49
    36.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The starting point of the tour is in Neumünster at the train station. At the beginning you cycle a small loop through the city, which brings you to the Schwele …

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    19.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this route you will see a dune landscape without a sea with a surprising landscape. The route can be reached quickly from the Thesdorf S-Bahn station. The first stop …

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    17.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Cyclists can look forward to impressive views in, out and far. The tour starts at Wedel S-Bahn station and first runs along the Autal, crosses the Wedeler Au just before …

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  • Easy
    01:23
    13.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Sülldorf S-Bahn station is the ideal starting point for an eventful bike tour on the forest route, which initially leads through the Sülldorfer Feldmark, the Wedeler Au lowlands and …

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    20.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Not only rose growing and tree nurseries characterize this group. You also cycle to one of the oldest swing bridges in Germany, through an old monastery and of course through …

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

    On this round trip you cycle through the beautiful Wedeler Au and the great Elbe glacial valley. A visit to a game reserve or the largest inland dune area in …

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    21.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point for this beautiful, approximately 34-kilometer round tour is the town hall in Uetersen, in the immediate vicinity of the magnificent Rosarium. Allow some time to visit the …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    21
  • Distance
    477 mi
  • Duration
    47:02 h
  • Elevation
    6,225 ft

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Rides in southern Binnenland — Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein