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Bike Tours For Long Weekends

Rolling gently through the countryside on sleepy cycle ways; along rivers and past lakes, you’ll need a moment to take it all in—alongside a lungful of that fresh, clean air. You stop where you want and pick up the pedalling when you just can’t wait to feel the tickle of the breeze on your skin. This is what long weekends are for: Extended rides on your favorite two-wheeler, and after mini-getaways like this, you always feel as though you were away for more than just a few days: Relaxed, focused and completely revitalized. And the best part? Where you go doesn’t matter—as the kilometers roll on, the landscape changes and you always discover something new. To get you started, we’ve prepared some inspiration anyway.

Where you go doesn’t matter—as the kilometers roll on, the landscape changes and you always discover something new.

Bike Tours For You

Choose from our ready-to-go Collections with handpicked Tours and lots of handy information, created by passionate people like you.

Where flat Cycling is a guarantee – day trips in Emsland
Bike Touring Collection by
Emsland Tourismus
A long weekend on the Diemelradweg cycling route
Bike Touring Collection by
Diemelradweg
Odenwald-Madonnen-Radweg – 4 days along chapels and nature
Bike Touring Collection by
Odenwald-Madonnen-Radweg
4 stages on the Ilm Valley cycle path through Thuringia
Bike Touring Collection by
Ilmtal-Radweg
4 days on the Peace Route Münster-Osnabrück
Bike Touring Collection by
komoot
Lovely Tauber Valley — the Tauber Valley Cycle Path in 3 stages
Bike Touring Collection by
Liebliches Taubertal - Der Klassiker
The Berlin Wall Trail in 3 stages
Bike Touring Collection by
Berliner Mauerweg
3 days on the Hamburg-Bremen cycle path
Bike Touring Collection by
komoot
3 days of bike crossing in the Black Forest
Mountain Biking Collection by
komoot
Berlin - Usedom: to the seaside in 4 days
Bike Touring Collection by
komoot
Cycling and e-biking alongside five lakes in Carinthia
Bike Touring Collection by
Kärnten Werbung
A spin through the green Ammerland
Bike Touring Collection by
komoot

How To Stow Your Stuff

Bike Bags Or Backpack?

If you are planning to ride with a backpack, try it out beforehand on long rides. Even the lightest backpack can lead to pain and tension after a while. Bike bags aren’t cheap, but they will be your friends for years.

Classic Panniers Or Frame Packs?

This decision mainly depends on whether you want/can put a rack on your bike and how much stuff you want to bring. The advantage of frame packs is that they don’t need screws or other measures – you simply strap them to your frame. However, they carry less volume than classic panniers, which are attached to a rack.

Front Or Back Rack?

This depends on your personal taste. Classically they are attached to the back of your bike, however this makes the riding experience more cumbersome. Having a front rack will make your bike more agile, but it takes awhile to get used to the steering behaviour. Of course you can use front and back racks to bring more equipment, but be aware that you will feel every gramm on long distances. Take our word: Most of the time, you will need less clothes than you think while you’re packing when you are still in the middle of civilization ;)

Where to sleep?

Classic Accommodation

Bike-friendly accomodation in Germany: www.bettundbike.de

Pro

Less luggage, showers and toilets, plan from home

Con

Costs money, inflexible destination, less wilderness

Cycling Community

Cyclists house cyclists: www.dachgeber.de and www.warmshowers.org

Pro

Make new friends, less luggage, showers and toilets, plan from home

Con

Inflexible destination, you need to be a people person

Campground

Pro

#Campvibes but still showers and toilets, plan from home

Con

Costs money, inflexible destination, often doubtful aesthetics, you are not alone

Check List

Clothes For Riding

  • Pants that let you sit in the saddle for many kilometers
  • Underwear without seams (alternative: cycling pants)
  • Shirt or jersey
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection for your head (e.g. helmet)
  • Shoes to ride in

Clothes For The Evening

  • Comfy pants
  • Underwear
  • Shirt
  • Sweatshirt or fleece
  • Comfy light shoes

Equipment

  • Patch kit
  • Pump
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Containers for at least 1,5l of water
  • Snacks for the road

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