Feel the wind in your hair. Feel the freedom as fields, meadows and valleys pass by. Cyclists are all too familiar with this mood, and enjoy it thoroughly. As a consequence, cycling tours in Germany are increasingly popular. We will tell you where to find Germany's most beautiful cycling routes and present cyclist-friendly accommodation.
Cycling holidays in German Youth Hostels
If you are touring Germany by bicycle, you need a break in between. Germany's many Youth Hostel offer comfortable and inexpensive accommodation for active holidaymakers.
Hostels that are particularly well equipped to meet cyclists' needs are awarded the German Cyclist Association's (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad Club ADFC) "Bed&Bike" seal. They provide safe and dry storage areas for bikes and the tools required for minor or even major repairs on your bike, leaving nothing to be desired. There are separate rooms for drying clothes when cyclists have been caught out in the rain. And you will meet other cyclists to exchange experience with and to be inspired for future bike trails in Germany!
Sport and culture: a cycling holiday lets you enjoy both!
Keep your mind and body healthy with a cycling tour in Germany: Follow the famous poet Heinrich Heine's footsteps. A tour through the Harz region will take you to the places he visited when travelling in the Harz in 1826, including a three kilometre ascent. A real test even for cycling pros! But remember: Heinrich Heine, in his day and age, covered the distance on foot.
From mountain biking to family tours
Fancy an adventurous mountain bike tour? Germanys low mountain ranges take you along rugged paths – the Brocken has particularly much to offer for experienced cyclists. The Harz region offers a great variety of mountain bike tours for every taste, all of which are well signposted. There are routes for everyone, from the complete freshman tot he experienced rider. Or do you prefer a cycling tour for the whole family? Sportive parents who wish to go on a cycling holiday with their children can choose the family-friendly tours across Germany. With short distances, they are enjoyable and fun even for kids!
Fairy-tale cycling tour through Mecklenburg's Switzerland
Would you like to immerse yourself in a different world during your holidays? Along its length of about 140 kilometres, the Châteaux Tour takes you past hidden-away lakes and dreamy valleys in Mecklenburg Switzerland. Highlights such as the Malchin Lake, Badesdow Castle and guided tours of Blücherhof let you enter an enchanted world.
Be it the thrill of trekking tours through Germany's low mountain ranges or the Harz region, be it relaxing tours through the countryside of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania: The varied cycling routes and the cyclist-friendly accommodation that the German Youth Hostels provide will make a cycling trip through Germany an unforgettable experience!