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Cycling routes and bike maps in and around

Germany

Find and create the best cycling routes in Germany thanks to the Bikemap bike route planner: Germany is known for its pittoresque landscape and dynamic cities. Cycling paths along the Rhine or the Danube offer historic sights and interesting cycling routes. While the maritime atmosphere dominates the North, the regions in the republic’s South - with their often deserted hills and forests - provide space for long cycling tours. The pleasant temperate climate, the efficient infrastructure and castles as long as the eye can see make Germany an ideal destination for adventures by bike.

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42,183,598 km
Mapped Ways
571,044
Cycle Routes
81.8 million
Population

Highlights

  • Take a bike tour through Bavaria and discover the fairytale castles of King Ludwig ll., Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.

  • Those wanting to enjoy something cultural after cycling in Berlin can take a walk through ancient Babylon, meet an Egyptian princess or dive into Caspar David Friedrich’s romantic paintings on the Museum Island - all in one day.

  • Germany’s maritime heritage, Hamburg, is easily explored by bike. Afterwards, you can enjoy a fantastic evening at the fish market which offers a lot more than “just” food.

Tips

  • Don’t walk on cycling lanes.

  • Helmets are not mandatory in Germany - not even for children.

  • When taking a break from cycling and enjoying a beer, one should say “Prost” and look the other person in the eye when drinking to someone or something.

Discover Germany's breathtaking scenery

Germany is beautiful and practical, like a bike

The southernmost regions of Germany,  Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg, are full of stunning landscapes, nature reserves, dreamy castles and historical towns. But how to see it all? If you ask us, Germany is best explored by bicycle! 

The famous  Rhine, Isar and  Danube rivers all have official long-distance bicycle routes following their paths from mountain spring through low country to sea. Other amazing cycle routes take you into the gentle hills of the nearby Vosges or the foothills of the bordering Alps.

The various regions of southern Germany are always worth a visit: see the Oktoberfest in  Munich, the Cathedral of Cologne or the home of fairy tales, the Black Forest.

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Bavaria

Germany
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North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany
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Baden-Württemberg

Germany
Cycling along the Rhein

The Rhine Cycle Path

Explore Germany along its stunning river

The Rhine Cycle Path, also known as EuroVelo 15, is one of the premium cycle routes in Europe, and rightfully so. Its 1230 km (764 miles) cut a stunning path from the Swiss mountain resort of Andermatt through Germany, France and the Netherlands to the North Sea. 

Along the route, you’ll see Lake Constance, Basel, Strasbourg, Cologne, Utrecht and Rotterdam. Those are all the arguments you’ll ever need to convince any bike lover to cycle this route with you!

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Explore Germany's vibrant cities

Germany's thrilling capital and more

Berlin is a young, dynamic city which never seems to sleep. Anyone out and about in its many different neighbourhoods in the early hours of the morning will notice that there's always someone still up working hard – or playing hard. In recent years, young people from all over Europe have made the German capital their home. Berlin also attracts many visitors. There is plenty to see: Bellevue Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz or the remnants of the Berlin Wall.

International flair is also found in Hamburg – with its proximity to the sea, it boasts the largest port in Germany. A 100 km (62 miles) long route following the Elbe River will take you from the hanseatic town to the North Sea coast.

With its Bavarian spirit, museums, parks and many bike paths, Munich is also a popular destination for cyclists.

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Land Berlin (Germany)
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Hamburg (Germany)

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