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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 35 cycling holidays in Germany

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4 Countries Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Explore Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walen as well as the impressive Rhein Falls on this cosmopolitan cycling holiday that visits four different countries; Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s8 nights
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Berlin Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Berlin Wall cycling holiday offers a fascinating insight into the history of Berlin, pre and post Cold War. Cycle through the busting city, following the former border-line between East and West. Along the way, stop and explore museums and memorials to learn more about the wall and its effect on this iconic city.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance113 miles/182 kms
Duration/s5 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.

4.5
(4 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance143 miles/230 kms
Duration/s6 nights
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Danube – Donauwoerth to Passau Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

It should come as no surprise that Bavaria is such a fantastic cycling country. This cycling holiday of the Bavarian Danube follows the great river across this incredibly scenic part of southern Germany, visiting plenty of charming and historic towns and cities on the way.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance196 miles/315 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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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.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Deluxe Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle the most famous stretch of the Danube River on level, riverside cycle paths, staying in excellent hotels along the route. An idyllic riverside cycle path unveils memorable natural wonders such as the Danube Loop and the magical Wachau Valley. You’ll also discover charming, medieval wine villages, baroque towns and historic cities.

Grade3Moderate
Distance203 miles/327 kms
Duration/s8 nights
AccommDeluxe
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Easy Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A slightly easier version of the classic Passau to Vienna cycling holiday. Two boat trips and a train journey take the sting out of this popular route making it achievable for families and newcomers to cycling holidays. Easy daily rides on dedicated cycle paths taking in the Danube’s most iconic sights.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance143 miles/230 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommSuperior
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Danube – Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to Bavaria for a cycling break, following the young Danube from Regensburg to Passau, enjoying some of the river’s loveliest scenery. Cycle to the heart of the Gauboden and to the foothills of the Bavarian Forest for a relaxed short trip in a beautiful corner of Germany.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance95 miles/153 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance313 miles/503 kms kms
Duration/s10 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.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance185 miles/298 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
Distance117 miles/188 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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Danube Source to Donauwoerth Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Discover southern Germany on this Danube cycling holiday, travelling through Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. This stretch of the Danube isn’t widely known outside Germany, so treat yourself to a procession of idyllic villages, fertile, rolling countryside and proud cities starting from the very source of the mighty Danube.

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.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s5 or 6 nights
AccommComfort
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.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance181 miles/292 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Lake Constance Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Save £30 per person
Spend 6 nights cycling around beautiful Lake Constance on idyllic lake-shore cycle paths. Stay in charming medieval towns along the route, enjoying carefree daily cycle rides through sublime alpine scenery. Cool off with a dip in the lake at one of the many bathing beaches along the way.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance148 miles/238 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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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
(3 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance93 miles/150 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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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.

Grade1Easy
Distance181 miles/292 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • 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.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • 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.

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.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance174 miles/280 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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.

 

 

Grade2Leisurely
Distance288 miles/464 kms
Duration/s11 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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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.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance134 miles/216 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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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.

Grade1Easy
Distance130 miles/209 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Rothenburg to Donauwoerth Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday through northern Bavaria from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Donauwoerth following the ‘Romantic Road’ cycle path.  Enjoy the amazing scenery of the Woernitz valley and Noerdlinger Ries. Overnight in picture-postcard towns and cities full of culture and local charm.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance92 miles/148 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Saar and Moselle Bike and Boat

Germany / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

A wonderful bike and boat cycling holiday along the beautiful Saar and Moselle rivers. Enjoy pleasant riverside cycle rides through the picturesque Moselle Valley. Visit atmospheric medieval villages such as Trier, Bernkastel Kues, Traben-Trarbach and Cochem. This tour operates in alternate directions each week – see dates and prices.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance144 miles/232 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Salzburg to Krimml Falls Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Save £30 per person
This cycling holiday leads you through some of Austria’s most impressive alpine scenery. Along the way you’ll see picture-perfect alpine villages, serene mountain lakes, glistening glaciers, tumbling waterfalls and cavernous gorges. While you are always surrounded by alpine vistas, the route sticks to the valley floor offering relaxed cycling along bike paths and low-traffic roads.

4.5
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance164 miles/264 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Wuerzburg to Rothenburg Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday in northern Bavaria following the ‘Romantic Road’ cycle path from historic Wuerzburg to charming Rothenburg. Follow the River Tauber south through a succession of quaint, medieval villages, each lined with pretty, half-timbered houses. The scenery is nothing short of idyllic and you’re sure to enjoy the atmospheric overnight stops as well.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance91 miles/147 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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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.

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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.