In Viking's Footsteps
From the North Sea caost to the Baltic Sea coast.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Husum
Individual arrival to Husum on your own until the late afternoon. The late poet, Theodor Storm, wrote a beautiful poem of Husum calling it “the gray city”. You can visit the Theodor Storm House or the maritime museum with a stroll through the city.
Cycle the Eider-Treene-Sorge Trail to Hollingstedt. Northern Europe’s largest archeological monument called the ‘Dannewerk’ is located there. Continue on to the museum called ‘Danewirkegarden’ near Dannewerk and to Schleswig.
Today’s leg of the tour takes you through the old town, the historic fishing village of Holm, and along the Schleishore. Cycle through the rolling hills of Angelns, Borderby, Lindaunis, and Arnis (Germany’s smallest city), to Kappeln.
Cycle south of the Schlei to Kopperby, Sieseby, and Missunde, following the route once used by Vikings. Continue to Eckernförde.
Today’s leg of the tour takes you through the Hüttener Berge Nature Park, to Rendsburg. The highest elevation near Rendsburg is called the ‘Scheelsberg’ and reaches 106 m / 348 ft.
The Vikings used to move their ships on oxcart to Hollingstedt, sail down the Eider, and into the North Sea. Cycle part of the same oxcart route and continue to Friedrichsstadt.
Cycle along the Eider, through marsh land, and across dikes to Tönnig. You can find out all you want to know about the Wadden Sea at the Mulitmar Wattforum Information Centre in Tönnig. Numerous bird species are found in and near the salt meadows. The ‘Haubargs’ (typical farm houses) dot the landscape on Peninsula Eiderstedt. Continue on the bicycle trail on the North Sea Coast to Husum.
Departure or extension
Depart after breakfast. For the departure you are also responsible on your own.
The tour is flat and sometimes it is a little bit hilly with altitude differences to 348 ft
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Personal welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- GPS-data is available
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Train Station Hamburg
- Airport Hamburg
- Public parking garage: costs about € 6,- per day or hotel parking places for about € 8 a day.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!