Germany

With ten EuroVelo routes, Germany is THE country for cycling tours in Europe. More than 260 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 200,000 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, 37 quality routes in Germany, 2 quality routes abroad and 8 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.

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

bikeline Danube Bike Trail 1: German Danube, Donaueschingen to Passau

Guide written in English and describing the 600 km from Donaueschingen to Passau. It includes 59 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:50.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

bikeline Elbe Cycle Route Upstream: From Hamburg to Bad Schandau

Guide written in German and describing the 693 km from Hamburg to Bad Schandau. It includes 53 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

Bikeline guide - Long Distance Cycle Route Berlin-Copenhagen

Guide written in German and describing the 690 km from Berlin to Copenhagen. It includes 53 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

Egertal-Cycle route • Ohře-Cycle route: From the Fichtelgebirge to the Czech Elbe

Guide written in German and describing the 282 km from the Fichtelgebirge to the Czech Elbe. It includes 38 precise maps and detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route Handbook

From the source to the mouth: 1233 kilometres of cycling fun with a river view. 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.

EuroVelo 2 / Bikeline Guide of Europa-Radweg R1 (German part) [Verlag Esterbauer]

Guide written in German and describing the 1.098 km cycle route between from Arnhem in the Netherlands via Berlin to the Oder. It includes 69 precise maps, detailed route descriptions on a scale of 1:75.000, numerous references to the cultural and tourist attractions and an extensive accommodation and services directory. A characteristic of the bikeline cycling guides is their landscape format combined with the patented spiral binding system, weatherproof and ideal for the handlebar bag.

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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Bike Tour Basel Speyer

EV15
@France @Germany @Switzerland

Most of the time the Rhine forms the natural border between France and Germany, between French savoir-vivre and German coziness. The past hasn't always been that peaceful, as you can see along the route, finding yourself often between former French and German fortifications. The region has nonetheless been enjoyable, passing through several historic sites - from the Swiss Basel via Freiburg to the European city of Strasbourg, by Karlsruhe to the picturesque city of Speyer and its cathedral.

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 Danube from Passau to Vienna in hotels

EV6
@Austria @Germany

The banks of the Danube show the romantic soul of Austria and its history. It is also one of the richest wine regions of the country, the romantic region of Wachau. 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.

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.

Eurovelo 7 from Berlin to Copenhague

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, to 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 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.

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.