Discover the greener side of Hamburg by bike
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Hop on your bike, bring along your friends, leave the urban jungle behind you and immerse yourself in Hamburg’s fascinating nature. Outside of the city, a world of mysterious moors, wide marshes, idyllic woods, winding rivers, and cultural landscapes await. The greener side of Hamburg offers great cycling routes for everyone.
Hamburg's bicycle campaign ‘Fahr ein solidarisches Hamburg’ (ride united in Hamburg) invites you to discover the city in this Collection. We present eight cycling Tours that will take you into the unique and diverse nature outside of the city. In the Alte Land, you will ride through picturesque fruit-growing areas; you can watch animals and discover rare plants in the moors; the Harburg mountains offer crisp climbs; and pretty paths lead along the Alster River. Both adventurers, leisure cyclists, and sporty bikers will find something for them in these Tours.
Hamburg has great infrastructure for cyclists such as city bike stations, bike+ride, and air pump stations. In the colder months, the roads are also cleared of leaves and snow. There are also great cycle routes running through the city in the shape of a star and guaranteeing smooth rides along tarmacked paths and quiet roads. The cycle routes network will be finished in 2022. You can find the current status at fahrrad.hamburg/de/service/velorouten.
All the Tours in this Collection can be reached via the cycle routes or by public transport. You can also rent a city bike at all of the starting points. This way you can flexibly and spontaneously enjoy the nature of Hamburg on your bike.
The Alte Land, which is Germany's largest, contiguous fruit-growing area, extends southwest of Hamburg. In addition to picturesque orchards, wide meadows, branching canals and dikes as well as romantic half-timbered houses in sleepy villages await you here.The tour to the Alte Land begins at the Klein Flottbek S-Bahn station. You can get here by public transport or via Veloroute 1. There is also a StadtRAD station right at the bus stop where you can rent a bike.
On hot days, a trip to the forest is particularly good. At Hamburg-Harburg, the rose garden stretches where you drive in the shade of tall trees through the refreshing green of the cool forest.The starting point for the tour in the forest rose garden is in Hamburg-Harburg. It starts right at the train station. You can get here comfortably by public transport or via the Veloroute 11. You can also find a StadtRAD station here to rent a bike.
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On natural trails that murmur along the Alster, you cycle on this tour into the fascinating moor landscape of Duvenstedter Brooks.The starting point is in Ohlsdorf at the S- and U-Bahn station. In addition to public transport, bike routes 4 and 5 take you towards Ohlsdorf. At the starting point you can borrow a city bike if you don't have your own bike.
In the south of Hamburg, the Elbe branches into a network of large and small side arms. These flow through the beautiful landscape of the Four and Marshlands and are waiting to be explored by you.The starting point is at Billwerder-Moorfleet train station. Here you can easily get there by public transport or via Veloroute 9. You will also find a StadtRAD station here to rent a bike.
This tour always takes you along the Elbe, but not towards the sea, but upstream. South of Hamburg, the mighty river flows through wide marshland, which is perfect for a beautiful bike tour in nature.The starting point is at the train station in Hamburg-Harburg. You can get here both by public transport and via bike route 11. You can rent a bike at the StadtRAD station.