Come to Northern Germany and cycle on the North Sea cycle route from Hamburg along the Elbe to the gorgeous island of Sylt. Enjoy the change of scenery along the coast with its daily high and low tides.
Day 1: Arrival in Hamburg
Arrive in the metropolis of Hamburg. Your hotel is located in the city center and not far from the cycling trail. Explore the diversity this beautiful city has to offer.
Day 2: Hamburg > Elmshorn or Glückstadt, ~62 or 84 km
Cycle along the Elbe River, through Blankensee and to Wedel. Continue through marshland protected by dikes, through Uetersen, and to Elmshorn. Spend the night there or in Glückstadt.
Day 3: Elmshorn or Glückstadt > Brunsbüttel, ~36 or 58 km
Cycle to the charming small town of Glückstadt and to Brunsbüttel. The Kiel Canal begins in Brunsbüttel. The lock is definitely worth seeing. Spend the night in Brunsbüttel.
Day 4: Brunsbüttel > Büsum, ~60 km
Once you have past the dikes, you will see the Wadden Sea. Cross the vast ‘Dithmarscher Land’ towards North Frisia. You’ll soon reach Büsum. Stay overnight in or near Büsum.
Day 5: Büsum > Husum, ~58 or 91 km
Cross the dam, Eidersperrwerk, onto the luscious green island. There is a watch tower near Katingsiel from which you can take in the beauty of surrounding nature. Visit the information center in Katingsiel for more information about the national park near Wadden Sea. The red farm house called the “Haubarg” isn’t far from Husum and is worth a visit. Spend the night in Husum.
Day 6: Husum > Niebüll or Dagebüll, ~65 or 83 km
You can either cycle along the coast line or take the shorter route directly to Hamburger Hallig and over the dikes to Dagebüll. The ferry to Föhr/Amrum leaves from there. If you like, you can take the train to Niebüll. The fare is payable on-site. There, you can visit the museum of natural history. Stay overnight near Niebüll/Dagebüll.
Day 7: roundtrip to the isle of Sylt, ~70 or 88 km
Board the train with your bike to the island of Sylt. Take a stroll and enjoy the shops in Westerland or explore Hörnum, Kampen, or the island of List by bike. Take the train to Niebüll or take the ferry to Römö and continue from there by bike across the border and back to Niebüll. The fare for the ferry is payable on-site.
Day 8: Departure from Niebüllor Dagebüll
Turn in your rental bike and depart after breakfast. Travelers are responsible for their own transportation home.
7 nights in 2** and 3*** hotels in cat. B
7 nights in 3** and 4*** hotels in cat. A (except Brunsbüttel)
travel documents with maps and route description (German only)
train ride Niebüll/Dagebüll-Sylt and back
harbor cruise port of Hamburg
GPS tracks on request
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival every Sunday
arrival every Tuesday
season I (719 €/person in double in cat. B and 799 €/person in double in cat. A)
season II (+160 €/person in cat. B and +180 €/person in cat. A)
route (1)-(2): ~351-464 km
flat and along the coast line sometimes gently hilly
how to get there
by car: motorway to Hamburg
by train: station Hamburg
by plane: Airport Hamburg
in car park in Hamburg for ~12,00 €/day, payable locally, no reservation possible
individual departure by train, direct and easy back to Hamburg
visitor's tax has to be paid locally
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