Rivers, lakes, & endless countryside – cycling through Brandenburg
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Untouched nature and shimmering lakes, historical sites and finely-renovated manor houses – Brandenburg is a wonderful destination for a relaxing cycling holiday. On your bike, you glide along well-maintained cycle paths through the peaceful countryside, along river banks and through picturesque lake landscapes. There are thousands of kilometres of cycle paths in the countryside around Berlin – to help you navigate them, we’ve put together eight cycle tours through the region for you.
Our routes take you out into the fabulously beautiful woods and hilly landscape of the Uckermark, into the enchanted forests of the Spreewald, to beautiful fishing towns in the Oder-Spree lake district and to the ancient royal seat of Potsdam with its palaces and gardens. With its old manor houses, medieval villages and rich Prussian history, Brandenburg offers you an exciting mix of nature and culture. You can easily spend a longer time in one area and get to know Brandenburg at your own pace.
The traditional cuisine is original, tasty, and healthy. Thanks to the forests and lakes, you can find excellent fish and hearty game dishes, but don’t forget the world-famous Spreewald gherkins too. Potatoes have also been an integral part of Brandenburg cuisine ever since Frederick the Great passed a decree that citizens must grow them. Potatoes are a great cycling snack to keep you energised during your ride.
You can easily reach Berlin from across Europe, for example a night train runs from Zurich to Berlin. Once in the capital, you can conveniently take regional trains throughout Brandenburg. During your adventure, you can choose from a range of accommodation such as quiet campsites or wellness hotels. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit as you will have many opportunities to go for a swim. Although in Brandenburg, bathing in your birthday suit is quite common ;-)
The 45 km long tour for fish and bird lovers begins in Bad Saarow, which you can reach by train in a few minutes from Fürstenwalde / Spree. In Bad Saarow you can also rent a bike or e-bike. It starts along the Scharmützelsee towards south-west. Many bathing spots invite you to linger at the lake, so…
The bicycle is the perfect means of transport to explore the largest natural lake in the state of Brandenburg. Beeskow is the best place to start. The regional train takes you from Königs Wusterhausen to Beeskow in around an hour, which awaits you with its remarkable old town.
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Potsdam and the west of Berlin are crossed by beautiful lakes and canals. One of the most famous waters is the Wannsee, which is rightly a popular destination for Berliners and Potsdamers. This easy bike tour takes you around the “island”, which lies between the Wannsee and the Griebnitzsee.
Impressive magnificent buildings, inviting parks and beautiful waters. Plus countless places that tell stories. This is how Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg, can be aptly described. On this short and easy bike tour you will explore many highlights and get to know beautiful corners. The tour is not…
"What makes the Spreewald strong? - Kneedeln, Leineel and Quark ”. The Spreewald is best known for its cucumbers. This historical area offers a rich palette of culinary delights. And Leineel - the rich linseed oil - not only makes the Spree forests strong, but also the cyclist.
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In the Spreewald between Cottbus and Berlin there are lakes, sorbs and pickles. And a great bike path that leads you through the labyrinth of canals in the idyllic forest. On the way you will discover all sorts of typical things for the area, above all the diverse cuisine - also apart from the cucumbers…
In the east of Brandenburg, on the Polish border, the border river Oder divides into countless arms and forms a paradise for plants and animals. On this tour we show you the beauties in the Lower Oder Valley National Park, which you can of course best explore by bike.
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Brandenburg is crossed by a large number of long-distance cycle paths. One of the most famous is the bike path from Berlin to Usedom, from which we present you with a particularly beautiful stage.
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