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Between the North Sea, Eider and Elbe — Cycling in Dithmarschen

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Between the North Sea, Eider and Elbe — Cycling in Dithmarschen

Bike Touring Collection by Dithmarschen

10

Tours

29:26 h

303 mi

3,525 ft

In Dithmarschen, a well signposted network of cycle paths connects the North Sea, Elbe, Eider and Kiel Canal, passing through flat marshes and the rolling Geest hills. Idyllic landscapes of wide meadows, fields stretching into the horizon, romantic forests and rampart hedges will frame your view as you cycle. Finally, you will reach the North Sea coast and meet the Elbe, Kiel Canal and Eider.

In this Collection, we show you the ten most beautiful bike routes in Dithmarschen. The varied loops are between 19 and 43 miles (30 and 70 kilometers) long and each route is based around a specific theme. On the way, you will find beautiful scenery and nature, as well as unique highlights such as a seal station, Stone Age park and historic windmills.

With the North Sea sea breeze on your cheeks, you can admire wild ponies grazing as huge ships pass through the locks and dreamily glide over the glittering water of the Eider – cycling in Dithmarschen is a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:26
    25.8 mi
    10.7 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the mill tour is in Meldorf. Here you can visit the "Südermühle" and "Fortuna" (Nordermühle). From Meldorf you cycle south along the Geestrand, where you meet the Dutch windmill "Olga" in Windbergen.

    

    At the southernmost point of the tour you will reach St. Michaelisdonns, whose landmark

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    26.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The varied round tour starts in Meldorf. From here you cycle through a beautiful landscape and pass the nature reserves "former Fuhlensee", "former Fieler See" and "Fieler Moor".

    

    Then you dive into the untouched nature of the Riesewohld forest near Odderade. The forest lies on the high Geest, which was

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    30.0 mi
    10.1 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour starts in Albersdorf. Shortly after you set off, you will pass the stone age park. Here you can discover a stone age village and a walkable burial mound.

    

    After looking around the Stone Age Park, you cycle through a wonderful field and meadow landscape to the Kiel Canal. You cycle straight ahead

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  • Easy
    01:58
    21.1 mi
    10.7 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the lock route is in Brunsbüttel on the lock. Here you can watch the large ships launching into and out of the Kiel Canal. If you want, you can also pay a visit to the Atrium Lock Museum.

    

    After exploring the lock, you cycle along the Braake and Helser Fleth to Marne. From here it

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    33.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts in Marne. From here you drive to Neufeld. On the way you can take a first break in the charming Landcafé Dielenzauber.

    

    Once in Neufeld, you have the opportunity to stop at one of the two restaurants at the harbor. Afterwards you cycle with new strength along the dike through the Neufelderkoog

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  • Intermediate
    04:06
    43.1 mi
    10.5 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful round tour begins in Büsum. Here you can let the maritime flair at the harbor work for you. Then you dive straight into the wonderful nature: through the Speicheroog with its fascinating nature reserves you always cycle along the dike. You can observe unique wild animals such as Koniks

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    29.1 mi
    10.5 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts in Lunden. To start with, you drive east and meet the Eider at the Nordfeld lock. You follow the loops of the river and can take a leisurely rest on the way at the canoeing site in Horst.

    

    In Delve, a village with pretty thatched roof houses, you take a last look at the Eider and then go back

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    30.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The country adventure route starts in Tellingstedt. From here, the round tour takes you to Hövede, where you can take a first break in the "Feld und Flur" café. Then it goes over Schalkholz to Pahlen. On the way you will always see the “Knicks” (wall hedges) typical of this region. In Pahlen it is worth

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    21.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour starts in Burg. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lower area. Behind Burg you cycle along the Kiel Canal, where you can gaze out over the water and watch ships.

    

    You leave the canal and pass the town of Kuden with its old farmhouses. We continue to St. Michaelisdonn, where the march

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  • Intermediate
    04:18
    43.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour starts in Heide. From here you cycle west over Weddingstedt. On the way you come across wide fields and wind farms. On the way south you pass Wöhrden and Ketelsbüttel. Wide marshland extends to the left and right of the roadside. Above all, cabbage and grain grow on the fertile fields.

    

    To the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    303 mi
  • Duration
    29:26 h
  • Elevation
    3,525 ft

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