Germany’s vastness means there’s a huge variety of attractions and landscapes to uncover – and what better way to do that than on a bike? From the rolling hills of beautiful Bavaria to the lush fields of the Mosel Valley, discover why cycling holidays in Germany might be right for you.
Why book a cycling holiday in Germany?
As well as boasting idyllic fairy tale scenery at every turn, Germany is also remarkably well-equipped for cyclists. You’ll find hundreds of great bike routes – including some that are over 200 miles long! – that take you through romantic rural settings and bustling cities bursting with amazing attractions.
Head to Germany in the spring or summer to enjoy warm weather and the perfect conditions for a leisurely cycling adventure. Whether you’ve got kids in tow or you’re travelling with experienced riders, there’s bound to be a cycling trail in Germany that’s your perfect match.
Where to go on your cycling holiday in Germany
Cycle leisurely along pretty rivers and lush vineyards or challenge yourself in the mountains when you choose one of the following destinations for your Germany cycling holiday:
Germany’s most famous wine growing region is also a haven for cyclists. When you’re not stopping off at vineyards to sample top wines, you’ll be able to soar past fields ripe with grapes and through charming cobbled villages. The Moselle Cycle Route unsurprisingly follows the river and is a good place to start for first time cyclists in the area.
The Black Forest
Germany’s Black Forest is a place of legend thanks to its enchanting scenery and associations with the Brothers Grimm. The cooler climate and miles of untouched woodland has long made it a hotspot for hikers, but you’ll also find it’s a great region for a cycling holiday in Germany, too.
While the mountains of Bavaria are covered in snow during the winter, the summer months see them bursting with wild flowers and walkers. At the centre of the region is Munich (a great city for cycling in its own right), plus you’ll find some spectacular sights in the countryside like magnificent castles and lakeside Alpine villages.
The Baltic Coast
Head to north Germany to enjoy a week cycling along the Baltic Coast trail. Peaceful and pretty, it’s dotted with white sand beaches and quiet coves that are good for a dip when you need a break from the saddle.
The Elbe River
The most popular cycling route in Germany has to be the Elbe River Trail. Beginning in Hamburg and ending in Dresden, it follows the natural path of the Elbe River and runs through many quaint towns as well as the Elbe UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It’s almost completely flat the entire way, making it a great option for novice cyclists.
Camping and cycling in Germany
In addition to being a brilliant country for bikers, Germany also has some fantastic campsites. Take a look at our Canvas Holidays options in the beautiful Black Forest and the picture-perfect Mosel Valley.