The contrasts between northern Germany and Denmark don't begin right at the border, but you'll certainly notice them on this cross border cycling trip. From Germany's vibrant, culturally rich and exciting capital of Berlin, you'll cycle north to the coast via forests and lakes, hopping from glistening island to island, towards the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The route takes you along canals, through scenic coastal stretches and shady forest tracks. On occasion you will need to catch local trains and also a ferry to Denmark. Germany's scattered lakes, peaceful wetlands and emerald forests provide a wonderful start for the cycling ahead. The Danish landscapes are vibrant in contrast, changing from cliff-lined coasts to white sandy beaches and where picturesque fishing villages alternate with majestic palaces and gorgeous manor-houses further inland.
DAY 1 Arrive Oranienburg DAY 2 Cycle via canals to Fürstenberg & surroundings (70km / 43.5mi) DAY 3 To Neustrelitz (45km / 28mi) DAY 4 Cycle via the Müritz National Park en route to Waren (65km / 40mi) DAY 5 Cycle through forest to Krakow (50km / 31mi) DAY 6 Continue towards Güstrow (30km / 18.5mi) DAY 7 Cycle to Rostock (54km / 33.5mi) DAY 8 Continue to Nykøbing/Falster by ferry and bike (40km / 25mi) DAY 9 Cycle across the coast to the Island of Møn (65km / 40mi) DAY 10 Cross the bridge to Zealand and continue to Køge (50-68km / 31-42mi) DAY 11 Cycle to Copenhagen (49km / 30.5mi) DAY 12 Trip concludes
From Berlin - Weekly on Monday from 5 Jun to 28 Aug and Thursday from 13 Jul to 17 Aug; From Copenhagen - Weekly on Thursday from 15 Jun to 24 Aug
High season is from 19 Jun to 24 August - supplement applies. Allow EUR25 for train and ferry tickets not included. Trip can begin in either Berlin or Copenhagen - see trip notes for details of southbound route.
*11 breakfasts *11 nights comfortable hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *24 speed rental bike with pannier (7 speed on request or if 24 speed fully booked; electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *ferry from Rostock to Gedser *admission to the Müritzeum in Waren *luggage transfer to each hotel *welcome meeting *information pack including route notes and maps (1set per room), GPS data on request *emergency hotline