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Cycling routes and bike maps in and around


Find the right bike route for you through Hamburg, where we've got 384 cycle routes to explore. The routes you most commonly find here are of the flat type. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of July and August.

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Top cycle routes in and around Hamburg

Elbe Cycle Route

Under the river

The 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.

Hamburg to Bremen

Tale of two cities

150 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.

Alster valley

Unspoilt nature within easy reach

From 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!

The Second Green Ring

Bike around the city

Everyone 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.

Old Elbe Tunnel

Views from below

The 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.
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