Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route

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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.[1]

Route[edit]

Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route
km
0 Copenhagen
70 Køge
140 Præstø
170 Stege
200 Grønsund
203 Stubbekøbing
240 Nykøbing Falster
267 Gedser, DK
267 Baltic Sea
315 Rostock Port, DE
328 Rostock
Schwaan
Bützow
Güstrow
Krakow am See
Waren (Müritz)
detour to Neustrelitz
Wesenberg
Stechlin
Fürstenberg/Havel
Dannenwalde (Gransee)
Zehdenick
Liebenwalde
Oranienburg
Birkenwerder
Hohen Neuendorf
Hennigsdorf
Berlin
Signpost near Altglobsow in Brandenburg
Signpost in Rostock

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.

In Denmark, the path is fully signposted as National Route 9, with red N9 on a blue background. The ferry across the Grønsund runs only during the summer, about 15 May to 15 September, and during a short period in October.

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "D-Route 11". RADNETZ Deutschland website. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°30′59″N 13°22′40″E / 52.51639°N 13.37778°E / 52.51639; 13.37778 (Radweg Berlin–Kopenhagen)