Cycling routes and bike maps in and around
Find the right bike route for you through Hamburg, where we've got 1,100 cycle routes to explore. The routes you most commonly find here are of the flat or uphill type. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of April and May.
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Elbe Cycle Route
Under the riverThe River Elbe originates in the Czech Republic, but most of its course is on German ground. The highlight of the bike route is the passage through the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, its harbor, its warehouse district Speicherstadt, the jetties and the notoriously famous neighborhood of St. Pauli. The old "Elbtunnel" crosses under the river and is used by cyclists and pedestrians alike. From here, a distance of only 100 kilometers (62 miles) takes you to the coastal town of Cuxhaven, where the Elbe flows into the North Sea.
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Hamburg to Bremen
Tale of two cities150 kilometers (93 miles) lie between the two most prominent Hanseatic cities in Germany: Hamburg and Bremen. Both are worth a visit, both have a unique northern charm. The cycle route is part of the European long-distance cycle network and leads from Trondheim in Norway through the German cities of Flensburg, Hamburg, Bremen, Münster, Cologne and Aachen. Going south, it continues all the way to Santiago de Compostela in , which is how it gets its name: PIlgrim’s route.
Featured routes from Hamburg to Bremen
Unspoilt nature within easy reachFrom Poppenbüttel in the north of Hamburg you can easily ride your bike to an incredible unspoilt forest. Rodenbeker Quellental nature reserve has hidden corners and lonely paths to explore, and is connected by bike route to the protected areas of Duvenstedter Brook and Wohldorfer Wald. The last remaining primeval forest in Hamburg’s metropolitan area is simply wonderful!
Featured routes around Alster valley
The Second Green Ring
Bike around the cityEveryone knows about Hamburg’s wealth of water and bridges. A lesser known fact is its large number of grassed areas and parks. The cycle path along the Second Green Ring connects these natural areas in a ring around the city. Beginning in Jenischpark, the route takes in such highlights as Altonaer Volkspark, the Niendorfer Gehege preservation area, Farmsen horse race track, Harburger Stadtpark and Rüschpark.
Featured route around the Second Green Ring
Old Elbe Tunnel
Views from belowThe Old Elbe Tunnel is used by pedestrians and cyclists alike and crosses underneath the river. On the other side is the heart of the busy harbor, where you can hop board with your bike and go to faraway places. Alternatively, continue along the cycle path to Wilhelmsburg for an easy 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) for stunning city views.