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Germany’s Cycle Routes: Cities, Countrysides, Vineyards, and More

Published On September 18, 2013 | By Staff Writer | Europe, Germany, Travel Guides, Travel Planning
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We love being active our on trips, and one destination we are really looking forward to is our return to Germany, and its over 200 long-distance cycling routes.  Its reputation of picturesque, friendly, and full of interesting stop-over points make it a very popular destination for cyclist, including recreational riders and families.  Note: If you are planning a trip to Germany and are looking for a place to stay we  discovered the Germany vacation rentals from Live Like a German.

Here are our top list of cycling routes we are considering.  Any ideas or tips on these or other cycling routes through Germany?

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Photo courtesy of rhinecycleroute.eu/

Photo via rhinecycleroute.eu

Vineyards and villages along the Rhine River

From Karlsruhe to Bingen or vice versa, the Upper Rhine River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful views, ancient towns and cathedrals, and of course, we love winery tours!

 

 

Photo via wikipedia.org

Photo via wikipedia.org

Berlin to Copenhagen

Yes, this is a long one – 630 km – but the Germany portion, from Berlin to Rostock is just 330 km (which still might require a bit of extra fitness). This is the most popular train in Germany, and the route is well marked with these signs the whole way.

 

 

 

Photo via romanic-germany.info

Photo via romanic-germany.info

Riesling Wine Route

Running parallel to the Rhine River route, this trip from the famous wine town of Deidesheim toward the French border offers famous Riesling and Pinot Noir wineries, beautiful almond blossoms in the spring, and rolling hills.

 

 

 

Photo via romantic-germany.info

Photo via romantic-germany.info

Kyll River Route

A flat trail along the Kyll river, this 205 km route would give us the chance to switch up the winery for a brewery in Bitburg, home to Bitburg beer.  Along the way, volcanic peaks and interesting cliffs offer a bit different scenery, and the route ends in Trier, Germany’s oldest town.

 

 

 

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