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Stralsund to Berlin 8-day Bike & Barge tour (PR)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Bike & Barge Tour Stralsund to Berlin

Gorgeous Baltic sea islands and the Oder river. You start this tour in Stralsund, which is an old Hanseatic city. You will go past Rügen with its famous chalk cliffs, Stettin in Poland where there is a lovely palace and in doing so you can enjoy the beauty of the Oder landscape by bike & boat. Your final destination on this tour is Berlin where in the Northern parts there are large forest areas. You will get there by going along the Oder-Havel canal via Schwedt, Eberswalde and Oranienburg.

What could be more beautiful than enjoying the passing landscape while on board and exploring a lot of interesting places and meeting some locals whilst getting to know the culture and nature? Discover the diversified flora and fauna of this unique river landscape, baroque palaces, redbrick Gothic and North German architecture.

Tour character: Level 2 cycling

You mainly cycle along traffic-free paths, country roads and tarmac bike paths as well as sandy fields and forest tracks. There will be shorter sections along main roads. The route is mainly flat but there are hills at times, sometimes steep. If you do not want to cycle, you can stay on board

Accommodation:

Due to its size this is an ideal boat for cruises on river Oder. It offers a restaurant with homelike salon and has 49 cabins available. 42 twin-bed-cabins on the main deck, and 7 twin-bed-cabins on upper deck surcharge. All cabins have a size of about 10, 5 sqm and are equipped with shower/toilet, hairdryer, telephone, TV, safe (fee) and air-condition (windows cannot be opened). One of the two beds is a sofa during the day. All decks, also sun deck are reachable via stairs and a lift. The stairs are very steep (chair lift on passenger and sun deck, carrying capacity max. 100 kg)

Included in the Stralsund to Berlin Bike and Barge Tour:

  • 7 nights stay in an outside cabin with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to the itinerary from Stralsund to Berlin
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Bedding and towel changes as needed
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for bike tours or lunch snack, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x three-course dinner
  • All port, bridge and lock fees
  • Daily bike tour meeting
  • On-board tour representative
  • 1 book with route maps for individual tours per cabin plus GPS tracks
  • Rental bike insurance

Not included in the tour:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Bike rentals
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • City maps
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks on board
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Arrival / parking / departure:

  • Stralsund Triebseer Damm train station is about 4 km from the pier
  • Various parking garages near the boat’s berth “See-, Hafenstraße, Hafeninsel area”, e.g. Parkhaus am Ozeaneum garage costs about €28.00 for 2
  • days, each additional day costs approx. €6. No reservation possible
  • Return transfer by train from Berlin to Stralsund costs approx. €46 per person

Notes:

  • Your boat cruises to the next harbour daily, therefore the time for individual sight-seeing is limited. At some bridges you are not allowed to stay on the sun deck.
  • Program and details are subject to change due to nautical and meteorological reasons (this is no reason for a free cancellation). Dietary requirements or vegetarian food can be catered for at a cost of €25 per person per week (payable there). Please inform us at the time of booking.
  • To bring your own bike: on request only due to lack of space on sundeck
  • Embarkation at 4:00pm. Disembarkation until 9:00am
  • 75 guests minimum
  • Bike tours: self-guided. The kilometres indicated for the suggested cycle tours are approximate.
  • Bike routes / level of difficulty: The quality of the cycle ways along the route is excellent. Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted, and lead alongside the Rhine dikes without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclist.
  • Optional excursions: Tour stages and the ship's time in port permitting, an optional excursion programme will be organised. Excursions can only be booked and paid (in cash) aboard the ship.
  • Luggage: We recommend waterproof rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and sports shoes. We would like to ask you to do without hard-side luggage, as storage space in the cabin is very limited
  • Travel documents: EU -citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.

Upper deck: Cabins available from 1249 EUR p.p. (2022) 1299 EUR p.p (2023)

If you would like to hire a bike (75 Euros) or e-bike (165 Euros) please contact our office when booking [email protected]

2023 bike prices (79 EUR) or E-Bike (189 EUR)

Covid 19 info

All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered (so-called 2G-rules i.e. 2G stands for “geimpft”=vaccinated or “gene-sen”=recently recovered). Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Stralsund

    Individual arrival to Stralsund. Embarkation starts at 4pm. Maybe you have time to stroll through the old city, which is located on a small island. The city has a great past so you will see remarkable places of interest

  • Day 2

    Stralsund – Lauterbach – Peenemünde approx. 48 km

    Today's bike tour will take you through Stralsund over the Rügen Dam to Gustow where there is a well-known village church. You will then go past Poseritz, Groß Schoritz, the birthplace of Ernst Moritz Arndt and Garz to Putbus. Tip: Don’t miss the famous circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square” where all the streets converge. Then it’s off to Lauterbach located to the southeast of Rügen Island. You will board the boat here. Departure to Usedom is at 6.30pm.

  • Day 3

    Lauterbach - Peenemünde – Wolgast approx. 16-20 km

    Today you have plenty of time to explore Usedom Island. Tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant or alternatively you choose the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz. Afterwards you will cycle past Karlshagen Harbour and Zecherin to Wolgast, which is also known as the “Gateway to Usedom Island". The Medieval historic centre with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights and are worth a visit.

  • Day 4

    Wolgast – Szczecin, day of rest on board

    Today you will spend all day on board. You will cross the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon) and reach Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic centre is worth seeing.

  • Day 5

    Szczecin – Mescherin – Schwedt, bike tour, about 30 km

    In the morning you will sail from Szczecin to Mescherin. Biking past Gartz you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the “Lower Oder Valley National Park” before reaching Schwedt, today’s destination.

  • Day 6

    Schwedt – Hohensaaten – Eberswalde approx. 32 km

    In the morning you will move on by boat from Schwedt to Hohensaaten. You then cycle towards Niederfinow (ship lift – a tour is always possible) through the splendid landscape, passing by small hills, clearings and forests. The last section will be on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

  • Day 7

    Eberswalde – Oranienburg – Berlin approx. 38 km

    In the morning you enjoy a boat ride to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. You then cycle along the well-signposted bike route, which will take you southwards through the Ruppin sea area to Berlin.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Berlin

    Disembark after breakfast and then travel home as arranged by you.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 20 2023 May 27 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jun 03 2023 Jun 10 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 102 Single rooms 1,449€
Double rooms 1,049€

Car rental in Germany

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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