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From West to East – Berlin-Hameln Cycle Route

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From West to East – Berlin-Hameln Cycle Route

Bike Touring Collection by Sebastian Gliem

4-8

days

3-6 h

/ day

260 mi

6,700 ft

6,825 ft

Peace and quiet, far-reaching views, cosy little towns – you’ll always discover something new when you head off the beaten track. Covering 421 kilometres (261.5 mi) between the Weserbergland and Berlin, the Berlin-Hameln Cycle Route offers exactly that. You can immerse yourself in changing landscapes as you cross both narrow and wide valleys, and enjoy panoramas of the Harz Mountains.

Nature is the star of the show along this route. You pass through the Hildesheim and Magdeburg Börde, lowland plains synonymous to Northern Germany, the Elbe floodplains, the Fläming ridge, and much more. As you stick to the edge of the Harz Mountains, you avoid any steep or long climbs and can easily complete your ride in six days. To extend your adventure, split the two longer stages. I’ve mentioned this in the stage descriptions, as well as where you can find a hotel or inn to stay. I recommend booking your accommodation in advance as choice is often limited in the smaller towns.

The Berlin-Hameln Cycle Route is managed by the Hildesheim District Association of the ADFC. A yellow sign with the name of the cycle path in black letters and the symbol of a Pied Piper or the Brandenburg Gate waymarks the route.

You can easily reach the starting point in Hameln by train from across Germany and returning to Hameln from Berlin is simple too.

To find out more about the Berlin-Hameln Cycle Route – one of the few west-east bike paths that’s relatively flat – check out the ADFC website (information is in German): adfc.de. Any questions you have might already be answered in the stage descriptions – take a look and enjoy your ride from the Weserbergland to Germany’s capital.

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6,475 ft

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Last updated: February 7, 2022

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    Etappe 1: Von Hameln nach Hildesheim – Radweg Berlin-Hameln

    Difficult
    04:34
    41.1 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Welcome to the first day of your journey from Hamelin to Berlin - even if the name of the cycle path promises the opposite direction. The first stage over 66 kilometers to Hildesheim gives you a good first impression of what awaits you in the coming days. A very well signposted route through rural areas

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  • Intermediate
    03:42
    33.7 mi
    9.1 mph
    700 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today there are leisurely and flat 55 kilometers through the Hildesheimer Börde on the way to the former royal seat of Wolfenbüttel. On the way you can again enjoy kilometers of views and take a long break at Salzgittersee.

    

    But first you leave Hildesheim heading east. As with the first stage, you cycle

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  • Difficult
    05:32
    53.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The longest stage so far at almost 86 kilometers is ahead of you today when you connect Wolfenbüttel with Wanzleben and also cross the former inner-German border.

    

    In Wolfenbüttel you first follow the Oker out of the city and then turn towards Klein Denkte. After the neighboring town of Groß Denkte you

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  • Difficult
    03:37
    37.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    650 ft
    750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On the fourth stage you get a little closer to your destination Berlin, more precisely almost 60 kilometers. Your destination today is the small town of Möckern in Jerichower Land. You drive a wide arc around Magdeburg - if you would like to see the city, you can cycle along the Elbe to the capital of

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  • Difficult
    05:23
    54.7 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Berlin is getting closer, today you are already reaching the periphery of our capital. Your destination for the fifth stage is Lehnin in Brandenburg, only Potsdam lies between you and Berlin. With 88 kilometers you have a good program ahead of you again, if that is too much, you can also split the stage

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  • Intermediate
    04:08
    39.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today it's time to get up early! You may only have 40 miles ahead of you, but there is so much to see and do that you should make the most of the day. First of all: I have excluded classic tourist destinations in Berlin and therefore primarily concentrated on the sights along the way. If you want to

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    260 mi
  • Duration
    26:57 h
  • Elevation
    6,700 ft6,825 ft

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