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Island hopping by road bike

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Island hopping by road bike

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

5

Tours

26:04 h

361 mi

2,000 ft

Where families spend their holidays at the seaside, you swing on your roadbike and let stiff breezes test your character. Passing sheep and windmills, you sweep over dams and dikes on the best asphalt, leave the beach chairs on your left and can easily cover several kilometres. Dams built for coastal protection allow you to explore many islands and hallig islands by bike directly from the mainland — usually without a ferry. Behind the dams you will find unique dune landscapes and the largest beach in Northern Europe. Are you losing your mind? You want to go back to Westerland? Then let's get going!

Our five tours are already waiting to show you the rough North Sea coast from its most beautiful side. You can decide for yourself what your windy adventure will look like by choosing the right route for you. Two shorter tours are suitable as a relaxed half-day trip, which you can start without much planning. The remaining three tours are considerably longer and are ideal for demanding day trips. Together with ferry trips and train transfers, they have what it takes to become a real micro-adventure that you won't soon forget.

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Island Hopping Tours

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    Difficult
    06:02
    91.0 mi
    15.1 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The "gray city by the sea" is the starting point for a colorful tour that takes you through different landscapes of Northern Germany. You head south and see the water for the first time on this trip as you approach the Eider and its estuary into the North Sea. In the middle of the nature reserve "Green Island with Eiderwatt" you can fully enjoy the peace and idyll before you cross the impressive Eider barrier.

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  • Difficult
    05:30
    78.1 mi
    14.2 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Off to the island! Okay, in fact, this beautiful round takes you to a peninsula: Eiderstedt is connected to the mainland and was once created by land reclamation and Eindeichung. The peninsula is known for its resorts, especially Sankt Peter-Ording, where also their landmark stands, the lighthouse Westerheversand. Above all, Eiderstedt is one thing: perfect for a really nice bike ride!

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    35.3 mi
    13.9 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the midst of the Wadden Sea lies the peninsula Nordstrand, which basically combines all the features of a real island with a plus that is extremely practical for cyclists: …

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    50.4 mi
    14.0 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today you can learn a lot. On this tour, you will experience first-hand how people in East Frisia deal with the harsh conditions of nature. It is all about how …

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  • Difficult
    08:23
    106 mi
    12.6 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour is long but worth it! It takes you along the North Sea coast to Denmark and then first to the famous Danish holiday island Rømø with its impressive sandy beach, you just have to see. With a short ferry ride, you set off, back to Germany on the largest North Frisian island of Sylt with its world-famous spa Westerland.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    361 mi
  • Duration
    26:04 h
  • Elevation
    2,000 ft

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