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The North Sea Coast Cycle Route Part 4 — Germany

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The North Sea Coast Cycle Route Part 4 — Germany

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9-19

days

3-6 h

/ day

594 mi

4,400 ft

4,375 ft

Happily curled lighthouses overlooking the wide Wadden Sea from the long dikes. Sublime windmills and modern wind turbines that rotate like clockwork in the fresh North Sea breeze. Beaches with striped wicker beach chairs, dancing flags in the wind and colourful kites decorating the afternoon sky. Thousands of white and a few black sheep romping on the endless green dikes, enjoying the pleasure of eating the lush grass without being disturbed - not even by the cyclists on the North Sea Coast Cycle Route.

The German part of the 6,000-kilometre-long North Sea Coast Cycle Route winds its way through northern Germany on a length of about 925 kilometres. From the Danish border it leads along the North Sea coast, makes a side trip down the Elbe into lively Hamburg, from where it meanders through Bremerhaven through East Frisia to the Dutch border into the small town of Bad Nieuweschans.

The varied tour on the North Sea Coast Cycle Route, which we present to you in this collection, takes eleven days. If some of the eleven stages are too long for you, you can simply cut them in half because there are plenty of overnight accommodations on the way. Conversely of course too.

The best way to get there is by train. The starting point Rosenkranz at the Danish border is not directly connected to the train network, so we recommend taking the train to Klanxbüll and riding by bike to Rosenkranz – or starting the first stage in Niebüll. From there the unforgettable journey begins. In the destination Bad Nieuweschans, which lies just behind the Dutch border, there is a train station right in the village. Of course, you can continue cycling along the North Sea coast.

The other parts of the North Sea Coast Cycle Route can be found here:
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The North Sea Coast Cycle Route – Germany

570 mi

4,250 ft

4,250 ft

Last updated: December 7, 2021

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  • Difficult
    05:43
    62.3 mi
    10.9 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the far north on the Danish border we start with the North Sea Cycle Route on German soil. There is a small village called Rosary. This is the starting point of the more than 900 kilometer section of the cycle path. In this tiny place, Fox and Rabbit say good night, so there is no great choice of

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  • Difficult
    05:13
    55.7 mi
    10.7 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On today's stage from Husum to Büsum you can expect a lot of nature and impressive landscape, which is topfeben to the horizon. While cycling you can let your eyes wander for miles across the green meadows of the alluvial plain. Particularly impressive is the fantastic panoramic view of the slightly

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  • Difficult
    05:06
    53.7 mi
    10.5 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    If the destination is Glückstadt, it can only be a good day full of happiness and joy. So be curious about the great bike ride that awaits you today from Büsum to the City of Happiness.

    

    After about 10 kilometers along the Wadden Sea you say goodbye to this wonderful natural area and cycle a bit inland

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  • Intermediate
    04:54
    51.8 mi
    10.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It's off to the big city. After you have absorbed the great atmosphere of Glückstadt in you, you are now ready to leave the place and set off for the trendy metropolis of Hamburg.

    

    But before it becomes urban, it remains rural and idyllic. On the Elbe you cycle comfortably along the shallow shore and come

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  • Intermediate
    04:34
    49.1 mi
    10.7 mph
    525 ft
    475 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The start of this stage from Hamburg to Hemmoor makes a very special ferry ride. On the Elbe it goes from the jetties to Finkenwerder, while you can experience the Port of Hamburg up close. The line 62 of the Hamburg Transport Association is namely the secret tip when it comes to harbor cruises.

    

    As soon

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  • Difficult
    06:31
    63.8 mi
    9.8 mph
    750 ft
    800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today we go back to the sea, which means: many sheep, green dykes and sweet lighthouses. And on the way there is even a small climb waiting for you. But one after anonther.

    

    On the way from Hemmoor to the intermediate destination Bremerhaven you will pass the beautiful chalk lake of Hemmoor right at the

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  • Difficult
    05:00
    51.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    325 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From Bremerhaven your way snakes along the North Sea coast along the west to Varel.

    

    After you have crossed the Outer Weser by ferry, it is always along the coast. From Blexen you have once again a beautiful view of the opposite Bremerhaven with its industrial harbor district and the modern glass high

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  • Intermediate
    04:42
    47.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Right at the beginning of the stage from Varel to Jever it goes back to the coast, but you only have a short visit. For today is not the sea the protagonist of the tour, but the beautiful area off the coast with its charming towns and villages, in which you have buildings such as the castle Gödens, which

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    51.5 mi
    10.0 mph
    275 ft
    300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The path from Jever to the northern part of the destination takes you back to the North Sea coast. So you can expect the full dose of North Sea wind on your face, a fantastic view of the Wadden Sea and lots of nature.

    

    After enjoying Jever, you cycle north to the coast at the beginning of the stage. There

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  • Difficult
    05:16
    55.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today, the penultimate leg of the North Sea Coast Cycle Route through Germany is already approaching. From the north, it leads you to the East Frisian town of Emden. On the way, you'll get your money's worth, as far as the necessary dose of windmills and lighthouses is concerned.

    

    In beautiful winding

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  • Intermediate
    04:55
    51.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The time has come, the last leg of the North Sea Cycle Route through Germany is coming up. It is the shortest of the entire tour and so you can take the ride from Emden to Bad Nieuweschans in the Netherlands quite comfortably.

    

    On the North Sea coast, you can trade for the Ems on this route, where the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    594 mi
  • Duration
    57:03 h
  • Elevation
    4,400 ft4,375 ft

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