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Stralsund to Berlin 8-day Bike & Barge tour (PR)
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.
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
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)
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.
Upper deck: Cabins available on upper deck for 200 euro p.p. extra
If you would like to hire a bike (75 Euros) or e-bike (165 Euros) please contact our office when booking [email protected]
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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
Stralsund – Lauterbach – Peenemünde approx. 50 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.
Lauterbach - Peenemünde – Wolgast approx. 15-20 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.
Wolgast – Stettin (rest day on board)
Today you spend the whole day on board. You cross Stettiner Haff (Oderhaff) and reach Stettin, the green metropolis on the Oder estuary with one of the biggest harbours by the Baltic Sea. Worth-seeing is the reconstructed palace which is located in the old city. Tip: a guided city walk to discover Stettin (optional).
Stettin – Mescherin – Schwedt approx. 30 km
In the morning you cruise from Stettin to Mescherin. Via Gartz you cycle to the unique border-area “International park Lower Oder Valley”, which you will cross before you reach Schwedt, today’s destination. Tip: A guided city walk through Schwedt (optional).
Schwedt – Hohensaaten – Eberswalde approx. 30 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.
Eberswalde – Oranienburg – Berlin approx. 40 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.
Disembark after breakfast and then travel home as arranged by you.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 16 2020||May 23 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
|May 30 2020||Jun 06 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
|Jun 13 2020||Jun 20 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
|Jun 27 2020||Jul 04 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
|Jul 11 2020||Jul 18 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
|Jul 25 2020||Aug 01 2020||86||Single rooms||1,299€|
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