Discover parts of Germany few travellers ever see when you journey by barge and bike from Berlin to the Baltic Sea. Leaving the busting city of Berlin having explored the museums, historic sights and streetscapes at your leisure on foot, we set off through the vast forests in the north by bike. The first sail brings us through the Oder-Havel Canal, passing through Oranienburg and Eberswalde. The peaceful and unique landscape of the Oder river will continue as we head towards Poland. En route we cycle through the 'Lower Oder Valley National Park', a unique nature reserve on the border of Germany and Poland. We cross the border by boat staying overnight in Szczecin, one of the largest ports on the Baltic sea, with time to visit the castle in the city's historic centre. The boat will cross the Bay of Szczecin as we head back into Germany and continue cycling towards the Gothic city of Stralsund. During the week long tour discover the varied flora and fauna of these unique fluvial landscapes, Baroque castles, and northern German seaside resort towns. The comfortable barge will be our home for the week, where you can enjoy stunning views while sitting on the sundeck as we sail down the Oder River.
DAY 1 Arrive Berlin DAY 2 Cycle to Oranienburg, then cruise to Eberswalde (38km / 23.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle along the Finow Canal to Oderberg, cruise tor cycle Schwedt (32km + optional 32km / 20mi + optional 20mi) DAY 4 By bike to Gartz, cruise to Szczecin on the mouth of the Oder River (30km / 18.5mi) DAY 5 Relax on board as the boat crosses the Bay of Szczecin to Wolgast DAY 6 Cycle through Zecherin and Karlshagen Harbour to Peenemünde, by boat to Lauterbach (15km / 9.5mi) DAY 7 Cycle through villages en route to Stralsund (48km / 30mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
1 Trip begins in Berlin.
2 Trip follows a reverse itinerary beginning in Stralsund.
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights main deck cabin on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (supplement applies for other categories of berths on main or upper deck) *bicycle, 7 speed with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *information pack including route notes and maps per cabin *welcome drink and information meeting on first evening *on board tour guidance and daily briefing *all port and lock fees *daily cabin cleaning *linen and change of towels as required *emergency hotline