You cycle on very good bicycle paths through idyllic greens of the Havel in the country of Brandenburg, cross the beautiful lake land area of Mecklenburg and enjoy a 2 hours cruise on the Baltic Sea. The countryside of Denmark is rich in contrast. Cliffy coasts change into white sandy beaches. Picturesque fishing villages take turns with majestic palaces and gorgeous manor-houses in the inland. The bicycle paths lead you along the coast on mostly quiet side roads and unhitched well drivable bicycle paths.
Day 1: Arrival Berlin - Oranienburg. You reach Oranienburg easily by using the direct interurban train from Berlin centre or by using the motorway. Free parking lot.
Day 2: Fürstenberg (65 km/40 miles). Welcome and handing out of the rental bikes. Cycle along the Oder-Havel-Canal to Liebenwalde. Continue along the Havel to Zehdenick. Overnight in Neuglobsow or Fürstenberg.
Day 3: Neustrelitz (60 km/37 miles). Along the way, you will come across the legendary Lake Stechlin, which has been immortalized through literature by T. Fontane. Overnight in Neustrelitz.
Day 4: Waren (67 km/42 miles). A highlight of this tour is the Müritz National Park. Along the way is the small village of Ankershagen, where Schliemann, who discovered Troy, grew up. Overnight in the Waren area.
Day 5: Krakow (50 km/31 miles). In the Nossentiner Heide National Park, cycle through the vast wooded area to Krakow. Overnight in or near Krakow am See.
Day 6: Güstrow (30 km/19 miles). Güstrow, renowned for the late artist, Barlach, isn't far away. A sightseeing tour in the Old Town and in the E. Barlach Atelier is time well spent. Overnight in Güstrow.
Day 7: Rostock (37-54 km/23-34 miles). Cycle along the Bützow - Güstrow - Canal. En route travelers may take any number of trains to Rostock at their own expense if they so desire. Overnight in Rostock / Warnemünde. (During Hansesail Regatta in the first part of August, possibility of overnight stay in Güstrow).
Day 8: Nyköping (32 km/20 miles). Take the train from the Rostock Hauptbahnhof to the ferry harbor. The ferry voyage takes two hours. On the Danish side enjoy the lovely stretches of dikes and trees along Falsters most beautiful beach. Overnight in Nykobing.
Day 9: Stege (69 km/43 miles). Cycling along the coast and through easy terrain, you will reach the old merchant city of Stubbekobing. It will be worth your while to browse around town before taking the ferry to the island Bogo, where the ferry will make a quick stop. Continue on the ferry to the island Mon. Overnight in a comfortable country hotel.
Day 10: Island Mon-Koge (52-68 km/32-42 miles). Traverse the bridge from Mon to Sjaelland. Continue north through the coastal landscape. Cottages and Manor Houses dot the surrounding countryside. From here, it is approximately 52 km to Fakse and approximately 68 km to the cliffs at Rodvig. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation by train to Koge. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Copenhagen (49 km/30 miles). Today's leg of the trip leads you along the beach. You may want to visit the Museum for Modern Art in Ishoj. All points of interest can be reached by foot from the central train station. Don't forget to spend an evening at Tivoli Gardens or take a stroll around the old harbor. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 12: Copenhagen departure. Return by air or train to Germany, or depart from Copenhagen on your return trip home.
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