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A stream in the Spreewald

Havel and Spree Landscapes

Around Berlin

8 Days / 7 Nights
A stream in the Spreewald

Discover the most beautiful scenery round about Berlin. You cycle along the Havel with its manifold little lakes in the west and through lovely nature-reserves in the North. Rolling along densely tree lined avenues to the nature park “Märkische Schweiz” in the East and the forests of the Spree-Dahme County in the South. This bicycle tour brings you close to nature and makes use of mostly new constructed cycle paths and tranquil hiking paths far off any traffic.

Itinerary at a glance

In Potsdam, visit the palaces before cycling to the crystal-clear Werbellinsee via Oranienburg. The Cistercian monastery and the Niederfinow Boat Lift are worth a detour, and the Müggelsee invites you for a swim.

Stroll along the streets of Potsdam, visit the quarter of the Netherlands or the castle Sanssouci.

You start your bike tour in the inner city with an interesting journey by ship to Sacrow. That way you pass Glienicker bridge where high-ranking agents have been replaces between Western and Eastern Germany during the Cold War. Enjoy the beautiful Havel landscape, park Babelsberg, park Glienicke and the new garden while you are on board. Afterwards you cycle on Havel bike path relaxed through the landscape which is coined through forests and water to Lake Wannsee. You can make a detour to the old city of Spandau or to the windmill. Your today´s aim Oranienburg is awaiting you with palace and park.

Today you cycle on good paths mostly along the water through moorland Schorf. You cycle along Oder-Havel-canal, to Liebenwalde, along Langer Trödel to Zerpenschleuse, along Finowcanal to Marienwerder and to Werbellinsee. The untouched landscape has fewer inhabitants and leaves space for discoveries: the church in Neuholland, the face of the buildings in the market, the prison of Liebenwalde, the houses at 400-years-old Finowcanal or the church in Marienwerder.

You cycle along crystal-clear Werbellinsee to Joachimsthal. Emperor Wilhelm II. built a train station in Norwegian country style in 1898 there. A few meters afterwards you enjoy a spectacular panorama view over the biosphere-reserve Schorfheide-Chorin. Along lake Grimnitzsee to Chorin where you can make a detour (3 km) to the abbey. Afterwards you continue to your overnight place in Oderberg or Hohenwutzern directly at the river Oder.

Today you discover a completely different landscape. Today you cycle up at the Oder-Neiße cycle path and enjoy the breath-taking sight over the wide and quite landscape. Until 1762 this delta was dried up and villages were built under the Prussian emperor Friedrich II. Via a abandoned railroad you cycle to Wriezen, till you reach the cycle path Tour Brandenburg threw the slightly hilly Märkische Schweiz. Look forward to enjoy the afternoon in the surtout Buckow with the Brecht-Weigel-house at Lake Schermützelsee.

From Buckow you cycle through small villages to Rüdersdorf close to Berlin.  With the museums park you experience another highlight of world cultural heritage. Through a beautiful landscape with forests and lakes to Erkner which is located on Lake Müggelsee. Be pleased about your beautiful hotel next to the lake and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

From Lake Müggelsee across the forest to the look-out which offers fantastic views. By small ferry from Wendenschloss to Grünau, where you follow the Berlin wall path after a little while. Follow this path to the southern part of Berlin along the tracks of young German history. You cycle through lively villages as for example Großziethen and the old city of Teltow before you reach Potsdam and your hotel.

Today your beautiful bicycle round trip comes to an end, we recommend extending your stay.

Route Information


You follow Havel, Oder-Neiße, Oderbruch, Europa R1 and Berlin Wall cycle path. The paths are asphalted and sign-posted very well. Mostly you cycle on side roads, some sections are on gravel roads, cobblestone pavement or sand. The route is flat; some hills have to be managed at Oderbruch or in Märkische Schweiz. This tour can be managed with basic condition.        

Prices & Dates

Category: good guesthouses and hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour



  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Potsdam train station
  • Berlin airport
  • Car park or underground car parks with costs at the hotels, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Ship and ferry trips are not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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