Come to Osnabrück and make a bike tour along the Hase valley in northwest Germany. Discover and enjoy the pure nature between Emsland and Osnabrücker Land. You ride through an entire flat region of Germany marked by endless meadows, wood and marshland. But the Hase valley is also well-known as a 'cycle paradise'. With about 1.000 kilometers of very good signed bike lanes and many other specials for cyclists it is also the perfect destination for bike riders with a bit less experience and families. And for you we created this tour of about 300 kilometers on these well prepared bike lanes far away from any traffic. And the signs along your way are natural ones like for example fruit trees and roses. And the 'good weather guaranty' means that in case of rain a minibus will pick you up and bring you to your next hotel for free. So you will only have to ride in sunny conditions. And in the hotels there is a so called pillow bar where you can choose the perfect pillow for you for the night.
Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Osnabrück. There is free parking for those who arrive by car at the hotel. And if you arrive by train your hotel is not far from the station. Then leave your luggage at the hotel room and discover the center of Osnabrück with all its well-preserved colorful frame houses.
Day 2: Osnabrück - Bersenbruck, ~55 km/34 miles
After breakfast you start your bike tour along the Hase River into the Osnabrücker Land. The river is running quit and its water is dark blue. In Bramsche you can find out everything about drapery production of former times. Before arriving in Bersenbruck you will pass by Lake Alfsee which is a famous center for water sports and a leisure park, too. Take the time for a break on the bank of the lake before continuing to today’s final destination.
Day 3: Bersenbruck - Löningen, ~55 km/34 miles
Today’s stage leads you to Quakenbruck and on to Löningen. Here you can visit the highest German church that was built without using any pillars. And your hotel is directly in the heart of the historic old town.
Day 4: Löningen - Meppen, ~45 km/28 miles
From Löning you will cycle along the typical moor land of the Emsland to its capital Meppen. On your way you will pass by the town of Haselünne which is famous for its cedar.
Day 5: Meppen - Lingen, ~40 km/25 miles
In the morning you will ride along the Ems River who gave the region its name. In Groß Hesepe you should visit the ‘Museum of the Moor’. Here you can find out anything about the development of the area from the Stone Age until today. Today’s destination is the beautiful town Lingen where you will spend the night in the heart of the fascinating landscapes of the Emsland and with a splendid view over the nearby waterfall and all the boats that are passing by.
Day 6: Lingen - Rheine/Hörstel, ~55 km/34 miles
On your way southwards you will come to Salzbergen which was founded on the ruins of a pre-Christian settlement. End of today’s stage is the remarkable town of Hörstel in Westphalia.
Day 7: Rheine/Hörstel - Osnabrück, ~45 km/28 miles
After breakfast it is still time for the last stage of your holidays. You will cycle through the Tecklenburger Land and after passing Ibbenbüren you will come back to Osnabrück where you started your bike tour a few days ago.
Day 8: Departure
7 nights in 3*** and 4**** hotels
7x packed lunch
good weather guaranty
map of bike trails with marked route
donation for the project 'Cycling for the Climat'
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
route (1): ~295 km / 185 miles
very easy cycling in flat landscape
how to get there
by car: motorway to Osnabrück
by train: station Osnabrück
free at the 1st hotel
good weather guaranty
In case of rain you will be transfered to your next hotel for free.
Choose the perfect pillow for you in each hotel.
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