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Cycling between Hanseatic cities — ride from Hamburg to Bremen

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Cycling between Hanseatic cities — ride from Hamburg to Bremen

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna



3-4 h

/ day

94.3 mi

1,800 ft

1,800 ft

From Hamburg to Bremen, from the Elbe to the Weser or simply from Hanseatic city to Hanseatic city – this long-distance cycle route connects the two best known and most important Hanseatic cities of Northern Germany. It leads you through the picture-book landscape in the Elbe-Weser-Dreieck, past wide meadows, lovely heathland, wonderful forests, small and large rivers, enchanted moors, idyllic lakes and picturesque villages.

150 kilometres (93 mi) of mostly flat roads take you from one city to another, with the only minor exception being the Harburg mountains. Along the route, you’ll find beautiful natural landscapes as well as many other Highlights in the romantic villages along the route. Find cultural places of interest such as historic churches or the Otto Modersohn Museum and also the villages themselves. With picturesque mill lakes, small cobblestone gazebos and half-timbered houses with inviting restaurants, they radiate a very special charm that invites you to linger.

This beautiful ride between Hanseatic cities is presented in three stages – the perfect way to fill a long weekend. It focuses on country idyll and beautiful nature, but don’t overlook the start and end of the route: the two exciting Hanseatic cities of Hamburg and Bremen are fantastic places to explore in themselves.

A little tip: since the wind usually comes from the west, it can be easier to cycle the route from Bremen to Hamburg. Therefore, it’s worth checking the weather forecast before planning.

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1,775 ft

1,800 ft

Last updated: November 19, 2021

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    Etappe 1: Von Hamburg nach Sittensen – Radweg Hamburg-Bremen

    39.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The bike tour to Bremen starts in the middle of the pulsating Hanseatic city of Hamburg. The starting point is Hamburg Central Station. This is not only super practical for arriving by train, but also the first highlight of the tour. The impressive building of the busy train station is a listed building

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  • Intermediate
    31.5 mi
    9.7 mph
    450 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the second day you will also pass a picturesque mill pond. A few kilometers behind Sittensen, the Kuhbach crosses your path, which has been dammed into a pond. The large deciduous trees that line the shore make this place so unforgettable and invite you to take a little rest right at the beginning

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  • Intermediate
    23.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    275 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today is the last stage of the three-day bike trip from Hamburg to Bremen. The tour from Wilstedt to Bremen is also the shortest day's stage. But don't worry, there are some highlights waiting for you today that you can enjoy extensively.


    Right at the beginning of the tour, just before the romantic village

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  • Distance
    94.3 mi
  • Duration
    09:41 h
  • Elevation
    1,800 ft1,800 ft

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