Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route
The Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route (German: Radfernweg Berlin-Kopenhagen) is a 630 km (390 mi) long-distance cycling route that connects the German and Danish capital cities. The German portion of the route, between Berlin and Rostock, is approximately 370 km (230 mi); the Danish portion, between Gedser and Copenhagen, is approximately 260 km (160 mi). Between Rostock and Gedser, cyclists must take a ferry.
The Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route is part of the 6,000 km (3,700 mi) long EuroVelo 7 cycling route which runs from the top of Norway to the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. It also forms part of the German Cycling Network's D-Route 11, which runs from the Bavarian Alps to the Baltic Sea.
The route is paved for the majority of its length, sometimes running on a road for automobiles, but most of the time its own path, which may or may not run parallel to an auto road. A very few stretches of the route, for example between Neustrelitz and Waren, are not paved but perfectly acceptable to ride over with an average road or hybrid bicycle. Under certain weather conditions these unpaved roads might require special attention while riding over. Distinctive signs mark the route at most junctions but acquiring a route map to keep on the journey or a GPS navigation device loaded with the route (available through the official site) is recommended.
The major towns passed through the route are:
Advance lodge planning should be made for those traveling during high tourist seasons such as summer, as many hotels and hostels will have no vacancies towards the end of the day. Camping is possibly but legal camping spots and are few and tend to be far from the route itself.
- "D-Route 11". RADNETZ Deutschland website. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- Official website
- Riding the cycle route Berlin-Kopenhagen
- BicycleRoutes&Tours: Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route, with map, GPS download, elevation chart, sights and cyclist friendly accommodation