Cloppenburg, 28.06.2022. Whether by the sea, in the mountains or along the river: Germany has many different landscapes to offer for fantastic cycling tours. We at Lease a Bike have put together the five most beautiful tours in Germany that you can explore on holiday with your company bike.
The Weser Cycle Path
The Weser Cycle Path is one of the most popular biking routes in Germany - and rightly so. The route runs along the north-south axis and goes from the Weserbergland via the Wesermarsch to the North Sea and ends in Cuxhaven. Not only can you enjoy the landscape, but you can also visit various old towns or castles. In total, the cycle path covers over 500km, which can be divided into different stages. If you want to cycle the entire route, you start in the romantic old town of Hann. Münden and then follow the Weser along the signposted paths, passing through many different nature reserves. On the journey, stops can be made in towns such as Hameln, Bad Oeynhausen or Bremen. Due to the mostly paved paths, the route is well and safely navigable in any weather, so that the tour can be done from spring to autumn. You can explore northern Germany with your company bike at any time.
Baltic Coast Cycle Route
The Baltic Coast Cycle Route runs from Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein to Usedom in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, providing a great opportunity to explore the German Baltic coast with your company bike. You can enjoy the sea air along the entire tour, as the route always follows the coast and even includes detours to the islands of Fehmarn, Rügen and Usedom. The route, which is 1,100 kilometres long, runs about 430 kilometres in Schleswig-Holstein and about 670 kilometres in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, so that the long-distance cycle route can be cycled either as a whole in many stages or only in sections. The route is mostly on paved paths and has hardly any ascents, so that the tour is also easy to manage without an e-bike and with the whole family. Those who want to enjoy not only the landscape but also the culture will get their money's worth in the various museums and maritime sights along the route. Discover the Baltic Sea with your company bike this summer!
Lake Constance-Königssee Cycle Route
Explore the south of Germany with a magnificent view of the mountains and detours to the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria. The starting point of the approx. 450-kilometer tour is Lindau on Lake Constance. From there it goes through the Allgäu region along the German-Austrian border to the destination, Lake Königssee. On this route you can not only visit the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, but also stroll through the cozy old towns and enjoy some time out in the beer garden. And cooling down after the bike tour is also taken care of: many lakes such as the Alpsee, the Tegernsee or the Chiemsee are located along the route. Parts of the tour take you along historic market streets, others through small villages or popular, traditional towns such as Füssen or Traunstein. Due to the multiple ascents that have to be managed, either some physical fitness or an e-bike is required to master the various stages along the German-Austrian border. Water and mountains - the Bodensee-Königssee cycle path offers you both.
Mosel Cycle Path
The Moselle is considered Germany's best-known wine-growing region - and now you can also explore this area by bike! On 248 kilometers, the cycle path always leads along the Moselle through the small valleys whose small mountains are used as cultivation areas for Riesling. The German part of the route begins in Perl and leads to Trier and Traben-Trarbach, among other places, and finally ends in Koblenz. Without any notable climbs, the route passes many vineyards and small side roads, often with small wine stations where you can take part in wine tastings. Here you can combine culinary deligh with cycling. The cycle path is lined with medieval castles, cozy old towns and even a waterfall. In the old Roman city of Trier, you can also admire the famous world heritage site, the Porta Nigra. Most of the route is on asphalted cycle paths, so the tour is easy to do by bike in almost any weather. Wine and culture with a view of the Moselle - pack up your company bike and ride off.
Five-Rivers Bike Trail
One river is not enough for you? Then how about five? The Five Rivers Bike Trail in southern Germany connects a total of five river valleys - namely the Danube, Altmühl, Pegnitz, Vils and Naab. The latter in particular are absolute insider tips and thus invite you to relaxed cycling away from the crowds. You can either ride the entire circular tour with a length of approx. 300km in several stages, or choose individual sections and complete them in small day tours. Regensburg is often recommended as the start and end destination. During the tour you can visit various castles and palaces, such as the imperial castles in Nuremberg and Lauf, a stalactite cave in Schulerloch and many different museums. This tour is something for newcomers to cycling as well as for the whole family: it includes hardly any climbs and for the most part leads along asphalt side roads or small paths. While you may encounter a little more traffic in the towns and on popular sections near the Danube, most of the tour, however, leads along very quiet roads away from the noise.