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Cycling Holidays in Germany

We offer a wide variety of leisure cycling holidays in Germany. The country offers leisure cyclists a wealth of wonderful itineraries from relaxing rides alongside famous rivers such as the Moselle, Rhein, Danube and Elbe, to cross-country tours along quiet rural lanes to perfect little villages and historic cities. A network of well-maintained cycle paths through the country’s most scenic regions shows that the locals are themselves keen cyclists.

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Lake Constance offers easy lakeside cycling on dedicated cycle paths and is the ideal choice for a first cycle holiday. The Danube River is born in the Black Forest and a ride along its banks eastwards towards the Austrian border will unveil some wonderful sights and delightful towns and villages.

Follow the German Wine Route southwards along the Rhine and Neckar rivers to charming Strasbourg just over the border in France or how about a ride through the Moselle Valley, immersing yourself in the region’s wine culture?

Berlin is an exciting city with a unique and fascinating history. A cycle break here combines metropolitan vibrancy with exercise and culture.

These are just suggestions of course. The full list of cycling holidays in Germany is shown below.

We offer 39 cycling holidays in Germany

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Bavarian Lakes Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A lazy loop ride that leads you south from Munich to Garmish Partenkirchen near the Austrian border and back again. Leisurely cycling through a region dotted with idyllic lakes, fairytale villages and jaw-dropping mountain scenery. See Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmish Partenkirchen, Wallgau, Bad Tölz and Tegernsee.

4.4
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance190 miles/305 kms
Duration/s6, 7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Black Forest Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An easy cycling holiday of the southern Black Forest, discovering some of Germany’s most celebrated countryside. It’s an easy-paced journey that follows a former railway line for much of the way and also takes in a wonderfully, scenic section of the Upper Rhine. This enjoyable, circular cycling route starts and finishes in the handsome city of Freiburg.

4.3
(13 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance146 miles/235 kms
Duration/s6 nights
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Copenhagen to Berlin Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This classic cycling route leads you from Copenhagen down through Zealand and Falster to the Baltic Sea. A short ferry crossing delivers you to Rostock in Germany from where you continue your odyssey south, through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg, to the unique and exciting city of Berlin.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance333 miles/536 km kms
Duration/s10 nights
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Danube – Donauwörth to Passau Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This cycling holiday follows the still relatively young Danube across an incredibly scenic part of Bavaria. Expect leisurely cycling with plenty of charming towns and cities to explore along the way. Highlights include the old town of Donauwörth, Weltenburg Monastery, a boat trip through the Danube Gap and the beautifully preserved city of Regensburg.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance193 miles/310 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Themes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Passau to Vienna Cycling Break covers the most popular stretch of the great river in just 4 cycling days. You’ll be covering around 80 kms per day on level, riverside cycle paths. Along the way you’ll see the Danube Loop at Schlögen, the city of Linz, the baroque town of Grein, the sublime wine villages of the Wachau Valley, the medieval town of Krems and of course the Imperial City of Vienna.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade4Moderate to Challenging
Distance199 miles/320 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The classic Danube cycling holiday. Cycle along what many consider to be the most beautiful stretch of the Danube river as it wends it’s way through Upper and Lower Austria along beautiful, fertile valleys, past charming medieval villages to the elegant city of Vienna.

4.4
(20 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance189 miles/304 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Leisurely Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Similar to our classic Passau to Vienna tour but spread over 9 nights instead or 7, this more leisurely option allows you to cycle the whole route between Passau and Vienna without the help of boat or train rides along the way. On this relaxed itinerary you’ll do about 27 miles (43 kms) per day and see the most beautiful stretches of the Danube River

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance214 miles/345 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommSuperior
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Danube – Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An easy cycling break following the young Danube through scenic, lower Bavaria to Passau, the city of three rivers on the Austrian border. Relaxed cycling through quaint riverside villages and Baroque towns. Level cycle paths and quiet roads characterise this very pleasant route in a beautiful corner of Germany.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance101 miles/163 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
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Danube – Regensburg to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 10 night cycling adventure, following the mighty Danube River from Regensburg in Bavaria, past the Danube Loop and Wachau Valley all the way to Vienna in Austria. Easy riverside cycling complemented by quiet valleys, fertile plains, terraced vineyards and historic riverside towns.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance281 miles/453 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday

Slovakia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Visit three stunning capital cities on this classic cycling holiday along the Danube River. Ride downstream from imperial Vienna to Bratislava, a small historic city with an intoxicating, cafe-culture vibe. Then it’s on, through Slovakia to Hungary and its capital, Budapest – one of Europe’s most fascinating and exciting cities.

4.5
(6 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance209 miles/336 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube 4 Countries Bike and Boat – MS Primadonna

Slovakia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

Cruise and cycle along the Danube River between Passau and Budapest aboard the elegant and stylish MS Primadonna. Offering spacious cabins and impressive on-board facilities the MS Primadonna is the second largest cruise ship afloat on the Danube and is a very comfortable base for this leisurely, highly enjoyable, cycling holiday.

4.8
(7 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance160 miles/258 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube Bike and Boat – MS Normandie

Germany / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

This popular Danube River bike and boat cycling holiday between Passau and Vienna aboard the comfortable river cruiser MS Normandie showcases the most impressive and beautiful section of the mighty river. Enjoy easy, daily cycle rides along the riverbank through spectacular scenery including the Danube Loop, and Wachau Valley.

Grade1Easy
Distance123 miles/198 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Danube Bike and Boat – MS Theodor Koerner

Slovakia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This popular Danube River Bike and Boat cycling holiday between Passau and Bratislava  aboard the comfortable river cruiser, Theodor Koerner, showcases the most impressive and beautiful section of the mighty river. Enjoy easy daily cycle rides along the riverbank through spectacular scenery including the Danube Loop, and Wachau Valley.

 

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance118 miles/190 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Danube Source to Donauwörth Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Discover the young Danube on this leisurely cycle holiday through Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Let the river unveil idyllic villages, fertile, rolling countryside and proud cities as it makes its way eastwards. Easy, riverside cycling with lots to see along the way and interesting overnight stops.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance193 miles/310 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Heidelberg to Koblenz Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday leading you from Heidelberg to Koblenz through the picturesque ‘German Riviera’. You’ll discover a region steeped in wine culture and with many lively, historic towns and cities to discover both on the banks of the Rhine and Neckar rivers and in the scenic Berg Strasse region.

4.3
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Lake Constance and Rhine Falls Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A highly enjoyable cycling holiday around beautiful Lake Constance on flat cycle paths and quiet roads. Stay in charming lakeside towns each night as you pedal around the lake through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This trip also includes a visit to the impressive Rhine Falls further downstream.

4.9
(6 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance188 miles/302 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle around beautiful Lake Constance on idyllic lake-shore cycle paths. Stay in charming medieval towns each evening and enjoy daily rides through sublime alpine scenery. Cool off with a dip in the lake at one of the many bathing beaches. If a ride get’s too much just hop on a lake steamer and cruise to your overnight stop.

5.0
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance154 miles/248 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Lake Constance Easy Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This is an easy version of a very popular cycle holiday around Lake Constance, suitable for newcomers to cycling holidays as well as families with young children. Lake Constance straddles the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and offers cyclists dedicated cycle paths, medieval lakeside towns and a wonderful, alpine backdrop.

4.4
(6 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance93 miles/150 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Moselle and Saar Bike and Boat

Germany / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday along the beautiful Moselle and Saar rivers. Disembark each day for pleasant riverside cycle rides through the picturesque Moselle Valley. Visit atmospheric medieval villages and towns , steeped in history and viticulture such as Cochem, Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel Kues and Trier.

Grade1Easy
Distance140 miles/225 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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  • Wine Lovers
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Moselle and Saar Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Discover some of Germany’s greatest riverside scenery, cycling along the Saar and Moselle rivers from Saarbrücken to Koblenz. Make you way through a landscape steeped in history and culture, from the French-influenced Saar Valley to the fertile wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance181 miles/292 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Moselle Valley Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle along the Moselle, one of Germany’s most beautiful rivers, through some of the region’s finest wine growing areas, including the world famous Riesling vineyards. Spend time exploring the many wonderful towns and villages en route and perhaps enjoy a few ‘tastings’ after a day in the saddle.

4.5
(5 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Mozart Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The Mozart cycling holiday traces a gentle circle through Austria and southern Bavaria passing through towns, villages and landmarks that featured in the life of the great composer. This relaxing scenic cycling holiday from Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg leads you through the alpine scenery of Salzkammergut, Chiemgau and Tyrol.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance209 miles/337 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Munich to Salzburg Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A wonderful cycling holiday that links the cities of Munich and Salzburg with a spectacular ride through some of Bavaria’s most awe-inspiring scenery. Spend a night in the exciting city of Munich before riding into a world of charming villages,  alpine lakes, rolling hills, ending in the historic city of Salzburg.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance174 miles/280 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Neckar and Rhine Bike and Boat

Germany / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday between Bad Wimpfen and Koblenz along the Neckar and Rhine rivers through one of Germany’s most scenic wine regions. Historic riverside towns, fantastic landscapes and a pleasant combination of activity and relaxation make this a memorable cycling holiday.

Grade1Easy
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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  • Wine Lovers
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Prague to Berlin Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An 11 night cycling holiday combining the cultural and historic attractions of three iconic cities with sublime rural cycling on quiet lanes and riverside cycle paths. This interesting and varied route leads you from Prague, via Dresden, to Berlin along the Vltava, Elbe and Spree rivers.

 

 

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance287 miles/462 kms
Duration/s11 nights
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Prague to Dresden Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday leading you from the historical city of Prague to the beautifully restored city of Dresden following the Elbe and Vltava rivers through charming riverside towns such as Melnik, Litomerice, Decin and Bad Schandau. This cycling route takes you along quiet country roads and scenic paths and unveils art, architecture, castles, vineyards and vibrant towns.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance134 miles/216 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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Rhine and Neckar Bike and Boat

Germany / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday between Koblenz and Bad Wimpfen along the Rhine and Neckar rivers through one of Germany’s most scenic wine regions. Historic riverside towns, fantastic landscapes and a pleasant combination of activity and relaxation make this a memorable cycling holiday.

4.3
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Easy:
Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Leisurely:
Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Moderate:
Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

Challenging:
These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple
Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Comfort
Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Superior
A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

Deluxe
High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

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theme-icon-riversRivers & Lakes: Cycling holidays alongside rivers and/or lakes.

theme-icon-coastalCoastal: Cycling holidays that follow a coastline.

theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

theme-icon-ebikeE-bikes: Cycling holidays where e-bikes are available as well as regular bikes.