Germany

With ten EuroVelo routes, Germany is THE country for cycling tours in Europe. More than 320 bicycle routes lead cyclists through the country's varied landscapes. Whether you cycle along the coast or one of the numerous rivers, through impressive mountainous landscapes or historical and modern cities, you will certainly find a ride that suits your tastes. Culinary enjoyments, cultural monuments and sights of untouched nature along the routes complete the bicycle travel experience in Germany.

National Information

ADFC: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

The ADFC is a nationwide, Non-Profit-Organisation with over 230,000 bicycle-enthusiastic members whose shared aim is to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Besides encouraging environmentally-friendly and therefore sustainable forms of transport, the ADFC provides advice on all aspects of cycling. This includes advice on buying a bike, technology and cycling accessories, tourism-related and political issues.

030 2091498-0

ADFC Quality Cycling Routes

Currently, 45 quality routes in Germany, 2 quality routes abroad and 6 cycling tour regions carry the ADFC seal of quality. The link provides more information.

ADFC's brochure "Discover Germany by bike"

On the online presentation of the ADFC's brochure you will find a selection of the most beautiful bike routes in Germany.

Bett+Bike - Bicycle Friendly Accommodation

Around 5,900 hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, nature houses and camping sites are tailored to the needs of cyclists. Guest companies meeting ADFC quality criteria are marked with a sign at the entrance.

Bicycle Route Planner in Germany

This platform enables seamless cycling route planning across Germany! Plan your trip and download the GPX tracks of German D-Routes in open data.

German Tourism Center e.V., DZT

The DZT has promoted Germany abroad on behalf of the federal government for more than 60 years. It advertises the touristic diversity of Germany throughout the world. It therefore advertises for one of the biggest and most popular brands - the travel country Germany. A selection of attractive long distance cycle routes can be found on www.germany.travel with route descriptions and references of Bed+Bike establishments.

+49 (0)69 974640

Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 10: Baltic Sea Cycle Route - Part 1 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 10 in Germany between Lübeck and Flensburg (454 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 10: Baltic Sea Cycle Route - Part 2 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 10 in Germany up to Lübeck (698 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 10: Baltic Sea Cycle Route - Part 3 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 10 in Poland from Gdańsk (490 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 10, EuroVelo 13: Iron Curtain Trail 2 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 10 & EuroVelo 13 in Latvia from Riga, across Lithuania, Russia, and Poland and in Germany up to Lübeck (1,604 km). Half of the route in Latvia is described in the book. The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: maps at a scale of 1:85,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.

EuroVelo 12: North Sea Cycle Route - Part 2 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 12 in Germany between Hamburg and Bad Nieuweschans (564 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 12: North Sea Cycle Route - Part 3 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 12 in Germany up to Hamburg (368 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route Handbook

From the source to the mouth: 1233 kilometres of cycling fun! You are looking for cyclist-friendly accommodation close to Andermatt? You are interested in seeing Düsseldorf’s sights? You fancy trying Alsatian “Flammkuchen” in Strasbourg or wine in Rhineland Palatinate or perhaps you would like to rent a bike on the Dutch coast? Step by step, or better put stage by stage, you will find all the transnational information as well as helpful tour tips and tricks. You can download the handbook here.

EuroVelo 15: Rhine Cycle Route - part 2 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 15 in Germany and France between Basel and Mainz (415 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 15: Rhine Cycle Route - part 3 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 15 in Germany between Mainz and Duisburg (304 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 15: Rhine Cycle Route - part 4 [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Germany from Köln and in the Netherlands (450 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Aachen – Paris [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Belgium and in France up to Paris (556 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translations of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Bridge Cycle Route Osnabrück - Bremen [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 3 between Bremen and Osnabrück (166 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Europa-Radweg R1 from Heerweg to Ochsenweg [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Denmark and in Germany up to Hamburg (708 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Hamburg-Bremen [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 3 between Hamburg and Bremen (151 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Rhine Cycle Path 3 "Rhein-Radweg 3" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 3 between Leverkusen and Mehlem (119 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Rhine Cycle Path 4 "Rhein Radweg 4" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 3 between Wesel and Düsseldorf and between Monheim am Rhein and Cologne (108 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 4: “Egertal-Radweg • Ohře-Radweg” [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo 4 in Czech Republic between Cheb and Karlovy Vary (60 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 4: “Fränkischer Radachter” [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 4 between Gemünden am Main and Ochsenfurt (65 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 4: Main Cycle Route "MainRadweg" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 4 between Mainz and Bayreuth and between Bad Berneck and Bischofsgründ (550 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 4: Rhine Cycle Path 4 "Rhein-Radweg 4" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 4 between Monheim am Rhein and Cologne (30 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 4: Rhine Cycle Route 3 "Rhein-Radweg 3" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the German section of EuroVelo 4 between Cologne and Mainz (207 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 5: Saar Cycle Route [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 5 in Germany between Merzig and Saarbrücken and then in France up to Strasbourg (233 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 5: "Saarland-Radweg Veloroute SaarLorLux" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 5 in Luxembourg from Luxembourg city, through Germany and in France up to the lake Étang du Stock (230 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/internation…

EuroVelo 7: Berlin-Copenhagen [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This guide describes the section of EuroVelo 7 in Denmark from Copenhagen and in Germany up to Berlin (690 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, spiral-bound, laminated and tearproof. English translation of the map legend and the user's manual at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 7: Elbe Cycle Route Upstream [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This guide describes EuroVelo 7 in Germany between Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Bad Schandau (220 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, spiral-bound, laminated and tearproof. English translation of the map legend and the user's manual at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 7: Elbe River Trail [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Germany from Lutherstadt Wittenberg and in Czechia up to Prague (394 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, and spiral-bound. Also available in German.

EuroVelo 7: Radweg Deutsche Einheit [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This guide describes the section of EuroVelo 7 in Germany between Berlin and Lutherstadt Wittenberg (133 km). The perfect tool to guide you during your journey preparation and on the road: precise and very informative maps at a scale of 1:75,000, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory, LiveUpdate, handlebar bag format, spiral-bound, laminated and tearproof. English translation of the map legend and the user's manual at esterbauer.com/international.

Bikeline Donau-Radweg 1 Teil 1: Von Donaueschingen nach Passau

Deutschsprachiger Führer, der die 600 km von Donaueschingen nach Passau beschreibt. Er enthält 62 präzise Karten und detaillierte Streckenbeschreibungen im Maßstab 1:50.000, zahlreiche Empfehlungen zu den kulturellen und touristischen Attraktionen und ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis der Unterkünfte und Dienstleistungen. Charakteristisch für die bikeline-Radwanderführer ist ihr Querformat in Kombination mit dem patentierten Spiralbindesystem, wetterfest und ideal für die Lenkertasche.

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Neckar, Rhine & Vines CYCLING TOURS THROUGH PARADISE

EV15
@Germany

Sweet fruits hang plumply from the trees and bushes along the cycle path. You only have to stretch out your hand to taste one of them. It is truly a paradise sight when kiwis, figs and cherries grow so richly in the area between the Rhine, Neckar and German Wine Road. It is probably also this culinary wealth that makes people so proud of their homeland. So proud that they give each and every guest their full attention. Photo: ©Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim, Nico Bohnert

Three Imperial Cathedrals along the Rhine SPEYER, WORMS & MAINZ

EV15
@Germany

The enormous imperial cathedrals in Speyer, Worms and Mainz are impressive witnesses of almost a thousand years of history along the largest European river. This special charm of nature and culture continues to entice! Enjoy a multifaceted and very exciting bike tour along the romantic Old arms of the Rhine, passing many cultural highlights in the largest German wine-growing regions of Rhine-Hesse and Palatinate. Photo: ©Pfalz.Touristik e.V

Loop tour around Koblenz

EV15
@Germany

Discover the Rhine Cycle Route around Koblenz. Two circular tours take you through the Upper and Lower Middle Rhine Valley. Castles, palaces, vineyards and historic sites await you in this unique cultural landscape. Included: 3 nights/breakfast in a bike-friendly hotel in Koblenz, combined ticket for the Koblenz cable car, extensive cycling map material (including Bikeline cycling map of the Rhine Cycle Route) Photo:©Dominik Ketz/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH

The romantic Rhine from Mainz to Cologne

EV15
@Germany

A one-week trip that follows the Rhine along the EuroVelo 15 between Mainz and Cologne. During this stay, you will follow one of the most beautiful parts of the famous European river: the romantic Rhine, where you will get to discover its thousand-year-old heritage through its steep hillsides, silhouettes of castles and fortresses in ruins. Along this prestigious itinerary, you will also have the opportunity to taste delicious culinary specialties accompanied by renowned regional wines.

Danube Experience by bike + boat / Iron Gate

EV6
@Austria @Croatia @Germany @Hungary @Romania @Slovakia

Come with us on an adventure-packed bike and boat tour through six countries and widely differing cultures that reveals the beauty of the majestic Danube river in all its glory. Discover natural spectacles, idyllic wine villages, endless expanses and breathtaking European capitals. In addition to scenic and cultural highlights, good food and a crew that caters to your every whim, guarantee that your cycling holiday will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Danube Waltz by bike + premium boat

EV6
@Austria @Germany @Hungary @Slovakia

By bike + boat from Passau directly into the heart of the once glorious K+K monarchy. Look forward to three charming European capitals: the waltz metropolis Vienna, the coronation city Bratislava and Budapest. Enjoy unique river landscapes and regional specialities. On board our comfortable cruise ships you enjoy an exclusive atmosphere – in the spacious, convenient cabins as well as in the stylish outdoor area. This exciting bike trip will make your holiday unforgettable.

Danube Cycle Path | Passau-Budapest

EV6
@Austria @Germany @Hungary @Slovakia

Europe's most popular cycling route is located on the beautiful blue Danube: the absolute "cycling classic" from Passau to Budapest. In Austria, enchanting river landscapes with steep slopes, vineyards and countless sights await you. Wine taverns and inns invite you to linger. Special highlights are Vienna and Bratislava. Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is the crowning glory. In between, you will immerse yourself in mystical alluvial landscapes.

Münsterland round tour for connoisseurs Rivers, castles and sandstone architecture

EV2
@Germany

The route through the green park landscape of the Münsterland takes you along natural cycle paths lined with rampart hedges and gnarled pollarded willows. Alongside smaller Westphalian manor houses and old country estates, you will discover the most famous castles of the Münsterland on this tour: Nordkirchen Castle, Vischering Castle and Hülshoff Castle. On this cycle and hotel tour you will stay in a hotel for two nights each.

Rhine Route Andermatt - Rorschach

EV15
@Germany @Switzerland

Experience the Rhine from its source to the largest lake in Germany. After an excursion to Illanz, you will pass by Chur. Downstream it goes into the Rhine valley and along the shores of Lake Constance to Schaffhausen with the Rhine Falls. Services: 5 x accommodation and breakfast in the guesthouse, map material, luggage transport & service hotline. Booking contact: Eurotrek AG, Dörflistrasse 30, 8057 Zurich. Photo: Christof Sonderegger

EuroVelo 7 from Berlin to Copenhagen

EV7
@Denmark @Germany

Start your journey in Berlin, the emblematic capital, and then into the heart of Mecklenburg, where canals, rivers, ponds and huge lakes such as the Müritz, Germany's largest, intertwine. In Denmark, from the breakers of the island of Mön to the white sandy beaches the route will take you to the heart of Copenhagen. Experience the cultural and commercial history of Northern Europe: from Prussia to the Hanseatic cities you will discover a fantastic architectural, maritime, and literary heritage.

The Danube from Passau to Vienna in comfortable hotels

EV6
@Austria @Germany

The banks of the Danube show the romantic soul of Austria and its history. The region of Wachau is also one of the richest wine regions of the country. To the delight of cyclists, a "Danube cycle way" was set up through villages and countryside, along the river and stands alongside castels and towns... You will follow it from Passau to Vienna, through Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, 3 wonderful cities. Grand Angle

The Bavarian Danube from Donauworth to Passau

EV6
@Germany

Through Bavaria from Donauwörth to Passau, follow one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe on a complete and outstanding route. Get carried away by places full of charm and discover sites of remarkable historical and cultural richness. Leaving the German forest, the Danube flows through the limestone rocks of the Swabian Jura, sometimes forcefully, sometimes taking meanders and detours. Its borders are scattered with feudal castels, Benedictine monasteries and lovely medieval tows.

The jewels of the Baltic Sea: Rugen and Usedom islands

EV10
@Germany

The Baltic Sea islands are true marvels where the gentle lifestyle matches the beauty of the landscape. The island of Rügen is a quintessential example of German romantic imagination… Only forests bathed in soft light, endless walks along white sandy beaches, emerald green lagoons that can be admired from the top of majestic chalk cliffs. Their whiteness contrasts with the red beech forests and the blue of the sea, and also visit Usedom, the Sunny Island. Grand Angle

Constance lake roundtrip and Rhein falls

EV15
@Austria @Germany @Switzerland

Lake Constance is bordered with Germany, Switzerland and Austria, is a bike touring paradise. A few stages after the Rhine source, you will encounter Lake Constance on the EuroVelo 15 and its well-signed bicycle routes which do not only follow the lake borders : the historical city of Constance, the flower island Mainau, Reichenau Island... All this is orchestrated between vineyards and a breathtaking alpine panorama. You can also enjoy thermal baths and beaches after cycling.

Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna

EV6
@Austria @Germany

Start your journey either in the baroque town of Schärding or in the three-river city of Passau and cycle through the various districts of Upper and Lower Austria to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. In addition to Passau and Linz, the Wachau awaits you as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - ancient wine terraces, the imposing Melk Abbey and the town of Krems will enchant you. This cycle tour is a true classic and is also ideal for a first cycling holiday with the whole family.