Germany 2013

Part of my big cycle trip through the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Norway from Eindhoven to the North Cape in Norway.

I am putting together a planned route for the trip along quiet roads through pretty areas. In the past, I have found that just ‘going’ lands you on ugly roads with lots of traffic. If you know some of the places I am cycling through, and have some suggestions, please let me know!

This route is a concatenation of long distance routes found here. I replaced the stretch from Osnabrück to Bremen with the Brückenradweg. I created the stretch from Wesel to Goch, and the detour around Hamburg using the cool bike route planner Naviki. Many thanks to everyone on the cycling forum. Also thanks to Tourina from for her tip on an alternate route near Hamburg. I have put two options now on the map, and will decide on which one to take when I am there.

Many thanks to Oskar on the podrozerowerowe Polish cycling forum for his suggested route in the north-east of Germany.

Other resources I have used in the planning is

  • the Lonvia ‘bike overlay’ to the OpenStreetMap open source map project. Simply scroll to the area of interest and click on ‘Routen’ to see a list of the paths displayed on the map. A gpx file can be downloaded for each of these maps.
  • The gpx files for the R1 long distance bike route which are from Detlef Kaden. This book/CD combination is excellent, giving route information, as well as info on things to see, accommodation, and visa information for the Kalingrad Russian enclave.
  1. Gerd says:

    Hallo Toller Plan,würde Dich gerne einen Tag begleiten.So im Raum Hamburg.Genau ab Zeven

  2. Kai says:

    Na das passt doch. Ab Zollenspieker übernehme ich dann 😉

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