Two of the most exciting European cities connect 700 kilometres, two countries and a sea. On the Berlin-Copenhagen long-distance cycle route you can ride from pulsating Berlin to stylish Copenhagen.
The first 400 kilometres will take you through Brandenburg and Mecklenburg to Rostock. On the way unique cycle paths are waiting for you, which lead along straight canals, wind their way around the great waters of the Mecklenburg Lake District and pass through rustic forests, lush meadows and wide fields. The remaining 300 kilometres on the way to Copenhagen will take you through Denmark's unspoilt countryside, which is characterised by green meadows, lovely hills, imposing cliffs and beautiful beaches.
In this collection we have put together the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path for you. In 15 stages, the journey goes from one capital city to the other, from Berlin to Copenhagen. You will almost always travel through unique nature, but you can still enjoy a great infrastructure along the cycle path. In Germany you can choose from a wide range of accommodation options and public transport connections at all departure points and stopovers.
There are also plenty of places to stay on the road in more rural Denmark, especially campsites, many of which are along the route. Here it is also possible to change to public transport such as bus or train if you want to shorten the tour a bit.
The tour to Copenhagen starts in the middle of Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate. From here you drive comfortably through the city to the west, where you pass the castle Charlottenburg. Then it goes over the Spree and north out of the capital.On the Havel bike path you will then drive past beautiful lakes, lush green meadows and through refreshing forest sections to Oranienburg. You can look forward to relaxed bike paths and flat sections throughout the entire route. On the almost 49 kilometers of the first stage, there are no significant gradients.In Oranienburg you have the possibility to spend the night to continue the tour to Copenhagen the next day. If you only want to drive this first stage, you can easily return from Oranienburg by train.
Today's stage on your way to Copenhagen is a bit shorter than the previous one. From Oranienburg you drive on the largely flat stretch to Zehdenick.It starts with a beautiful section on the banks of the Lehnitzsee, which then merges into the Oder-Havel-Kanal. Follow this channel for a few miles before crossing it. Then it goes parallel to the canal through beautiful nature.The Oder-Havel Canal is not the only channel that meets you on this route. Between Oranienburg and Zehdenick it is teeming with canals that criss-cross the country and branch off from each other. In some places the cycle path leads you through these canals with fascinating bridges.Following the Voßkanal you finally reach Zehdenick. Here you can either stay overnight or leave by train from Zehdenick (Mark) Station.
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Today is the last stage through Brandenburg, before it goes further north in Mecklenburg. About 41 kilometers will take you on this route from Zehdenick to Fürstenberg. In addition, incredibly beautiful sections on picturesque lake shores and in original forests wait for you.The first 16 kilometers take you on the flat bike path to the Great Wentowsee. From here you can look forward to the finish in Fürstenberg over some small gradients that are waiting for you throughout the rest of the route. It first goes through a beautiful forest section and finally north to the Stolpsee, which is just a stone's throw from the stage destination in Fürstenberg.Fürstenberg (Havel) has both a train station, if you want to leave by train, as well as several accommodations that allow you to spend the night there to continue your tour to Copenhagen.
The fourth leg on the way to Copenhagen is the first one to go through Mecklenburg. From here you can look forward to countless lakes in the Mecklenburg Lake District. These not only offer you a gorgeous landscape, but also many opportunities to rest and cool off while bathing.Along the way from Fürstenberg to Neustrelitz you can admire pristine meadows, fresh forests and countless lakes, such as the Gobenowsee or the Woblitzsee. You are often on quiet bike paths away from traffic on the road. Some times, on this hilly stretch, you will also get to do roads where you drive a few kilometers.In the stage destination Neustrelitz you have all the advantages that a small town like this offers you. In addition to countless accommodations, you also have the opportunity to easily travel by train from the station.
Today, the longest stage so far is on the way from Berlin to Copenhagen. For a total of 66 kilometers, you will travel from Neustrelitz to Waren, where there is a lot to see.It starts on a beautiful path on the banks of the Zierker lake. Then follow a loop around the Lake Useriner, which sends you in the direction north. Here you go through the fascinating Müritz National Park, which enchants with untouched nature, beautiful forests and numerous small lakes. After passing by Schloss Ankershagen, head west to Waren, which lies on the Müritz.Waren (Müritz) is the destination of this stage. The resort offers a variety of accommodation options to continue the tour the next day. If you prefer to leave, you have the option to take a train in Waren.
Truly paradisiac it will be today on the sixth stage towards Copenhagen. The route takes you from Waren (Müritz) to Krakow am See, passing some dreamlike sections that have such sonorous names as "Paradiesweg". At just under 52 kilometers, this stage is a lot shorter than the previous one, but you can still look forward to a few minimum gradients on this track.From goods it goes directly to the bank of the Müritz and from there west past the Kölpinsee, Jabelscher lake and Loppiner See. Afterwards, the route will take you through a beautiful forest that will lead you north. Before you reach Krakow by the lake, you will make a big loop around Lake Krakow to head for your destination from the north.In the small health resort Krakow am See you have a large selection of accommodation such as hotels, guesthouses and apartments. If you prefer to leave, you can take a bus from Krakow am See to Güstrow. Bike transport is possible on the bus. From Güstrow you can travel by train.
After two fairly long stages, you can relax a bit on the 43 kilometers from Krakow am See to Bützow. Maybe you even feel like visiting one or the other cultural highlight that lies on the track, because today not only refreshing lakes and fantastic nature are in the foreground.From Krakow am See, you first take a small bend on the bike path that will eventually take you north. Halfway to the stage destination you reach the small town of Güstrow. Here is a rest, because there is a lot to see. Not only the beautiful island lake invites you to linger, but also the other sights with a historical background that Güstrow has to offer, such as the castle.After Güstrow it goes flat on the Bützow-Güstrow Canal on to Bützow. Here you have the possibility to stay overnight or to leave by train.
Today, the final stage is in Mecklenburg and in Germany, before it continues on the way to Copenhagen in Denmark. The route takes you from Bützow to Rostock. On unfussy 48 kilometers, it goes north.The largely flat cycle path leads you to the beginning of the beautiful landscape of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which is characterized here in the north of idyllic wide meadows. Once you have reached the foothills of Rostock, this natural panorama is replaced by the increasingly urban cityscape. In Rostock itself it goes through the middle of the city, past the city harbor further north to the overseas port, where the ferry leaves for Denmark.In the stage destination Rostock you have all kinds of possibilities. You have a wide range of accommodation available if you do not want to travel until the next day. When the bike ride is over for you, you can take the train home. For the onward journey to Copenhagen take the ferry from Rostock to Gedser in Denmark. There, the bike path continues Berlin-Copenhagen.Information about the ferry timetable and prices can be found at scandlines.de.
On the way from Berlin to Copenhagen you arrived in Denmark after the ferry crossing from Rostock to Gedser. The bike ride through this beautiful country can begin.To start, a short leg to Nykøbing Falster is waiting for you. From the southern tip of the island of Falster, head north. The route takes you on the west side of the headland through flat terrain. To the left and right, in addition to the partly dead straight paths, green meadows and wide fields extend to the horizon. The last third of the way you then drive in the immediate coastal area to the finish in Nykøbing.In the stage destination you can choose from various accommodation options. Especially convenient to the beautiful city is the connection to the railway network. A departure or onward journey by train is thus possible from here.
After taking a breather in a short leg yesterday, there are now about 52 kilometers waiting for you, with plenty of highlights along the way. From Nykøbing on the island of Falster, it goes to the small coastal town of Hårbølle, which is located on the island of Møn.From the starting point, you first drive east to the coast, where you pass several miles of beautiful beach sections. In the north of Falster you take the ferry to the small island of Bogø, which you will leave again via the dam towards Møn. On this section you have a breathtaking view of the sea on both sides. The last part of today's stage takes you to the south of the island of Møn for the day's destination.On the coast in Hårbølle there are some accommodations, but above all a nice campsite right on the beach.
Today, a particularly beautiful and scenic route awaits you. The stage from Hårbølle to Elmelunde takes you past beautiful coastlines and lovely green hills.The nearly 55-kilometer tour starts in the south of the island Møn and sends you first to the northwest. On the coast, you can look forward to beautiful beaches, where you can already see some small chalk cliffs. In the west of the island, these rocks reach their highest point and are known as the white-tailed Møns Klint. In the area of the Kreissehochufer, the route leads you through an original hilly landscape with green pastures and innumerable biotopes. Even if you do not come by bike directly on the high shore, you can consider getting off the bike and visiting the attraction.After that, the route goes a long way and takes you west to Elmelunde. In the small village there are some guesthouses to stay and a bus stop, if you want to travel on public transport.
Today's stage takes you from Elmelunde to Præstø. There are again varied highlights and especially beautiful scenic cycling routes on you.At the beginning, the tour takes you through the approximately nine kilometers away footbridges. The small town has a beautiful old town, which invites you to rest. From there we continue to the Queen Alexandrine Bridge, which will take you to the island of Sjælland, which is the largest island of the Baltic Sea and thus also of Denmark. After you have crossed the long arch bridge, you can look back, because now you have a great view of the imposing structure.Then the long-distance cycle path takes you on pleasant paved underground through Denmark's beautiful landscape. From the bike you can really enjoy this vastness and originality.In today's stage destination Præstø there are some guesthouses to stay over as well as the possibility to use public transport for the onward or departure.
This stage, with its 38 kilometers, is again one of the shorter of the tour, but despite all, it is the finest in the landscape. From Præstø, this beautiful route takes you to Rødvig today.Right at the beginning you pass idyllic fields, which extend next to the cycle path. Shortly afterwards you will find yourself on the coast, which you will follow from then on. The stretch by the sea offers a beautiful view of the water and the unspoiled coast.On the way to the stage goal you come about halfway through the place Faxe Ladeplads, which offers itself thanks to rest stops for rest. In Rødvig, the destination of the day, you can not only look at the beautiful harbor, but also have several options to spend the night to continue your trip to Copenhagen the next day. There is also a train station in Rødvig, which allows you to travel by train if required.
Today is the penultimate stage on the way to Copenhagen. About 40 kilometers will take you from Rødvig to Køge. The largely flat stretch has many beautiful spots and sections to offer you.Right at the beginning you will pass a beautiful cliff that is well worth a detour, first to admire the chalk cliffs and enjoy the breathtaking views and secondly to visit the beautiful white lighthouse Stevns Fyr. Afterwards the route leads you more inland until you reach the coast just before Køge.The stage destination Køge is much more urban than anything you have seen on the tour of Denmark so far. In the village you have all the advantages of a small town, including countless accommodations and access to public transport, such as the train.
Now only 59 kilometers separate you from the destination of the two-week bike tour from Berlin to Copenhagen. The last leg from Køge to Copenhagen will finally have very nice spots for you to offer.On the mostly flat route, it goes from Køge first a bit through the interior and then back to the coast. Here you have once again incredibly beautiful natural beaches to your right and that, although you are already in the immediate vicinity of the Danish capital. Continue along the seashore into an ever more urban ambience until you finally cross some bridges and land in the middle of the urban jungle of Copenhagen.Of course, Copenhagen offers you a wide range of accommodation as well as numerous opportunities to depart. You can, for example, take the long-distance trains via Hamburg back to Berlin as well as the regional train and bus back to Gedser to the ferry, which brings you to Rostock.