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  • Der Hafen in Hamburg © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH Print und Internet

    Der Hafen in Hamburg © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH Print und Internet

  • Fahrrad am nördichen Elberadweg

    Fahrrad am nördichen Elberadweg

  • Hafen in Rathenow am Havelradweg

    Hafen in Rathenow am Havelradweg

  • Holländisches Viertel in Potsdam

    Holländisches Viertel in Potsdam

  • James-Simon-Park mit Dom © DZT Lookphotos Sabine Lubenow

    James-Simon-Park mit Dom © DZT Lookphotos Sabine Lubenow

Cycling holidays from Hamburg to Berlin

The 2 Rivers Tour from the Port to the Spree Metropolis

The rivers Elbe and Havel connect the lively harbour-metropolis Hamburg with the German capital Berlin. On the bicycle tour along the two rivers you will pass tranquil floodplains, sleepy villages and charming half-timbered towns. From Hamburg to Wittenberge you will cycle along the Elbe River and then you will follow the Havel River to Berlin.

Along the Havel you will experience the extensive landscape of the Westhavelland Natural Reserve. Passing through the cities Brandenburg and Werder, you will reach Potsdam with its unique Palace and Park Sanssouci. Having crossed the large Wannsee Lake by ferry, you will soon reach Berlin-Spandau. From here you will follow the Spree River Cycle Path right into Berlin’s city centre.
10 days/ 9 nights
Travel period
01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
455 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Hamburg
    After your arrival in Hamburg, explore the Hanseatic city either on a boat trip through the harbour or take a walk along the jetties.
    Overnight stay in Hamburg
  • Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg (approx. 55 km)
    On the first stage of your tour you will cycle on dykes along the Elbe to Lauenburg. The old shipping town is studded with half-timbered houses from the 16th and the 17th century.
    Overnight stay in Lauenburg
  • Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker (approx. 55 km)
    Today’s cycle tour through sleepy villages and the Elbe Floodplain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with its largely untouched fluvial landscape will lead you to Hitzacker. The town’s historic centre with numerous half-timbered houses is picturesque situated on an island and invites you for a stroll.
    Overnight stay in Hitzacker
  • Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge (approx. 78 km)
    On your fourth day you will continue to ride through the peaceful Elbe floodplains. Enjoy the tranquillity and wildlife along the way. You will also pass the former inner German borderland. Soon after that, Wittenberge will appear on the horizon, well known for its many towers.
    Overnight stay in Wittenberge
  • Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg (approx. 38 km)
    After leaving Wittenberge you will cycle on dykes along the banks of the Elbe to Havelberg. The town is situated at the river Havel. Visit the city’s impressive cathedral in the Romanesque and Gothic style made of red-brick.
    Overnight stay in Havelberg
  • Day 6: Havelberg – Rathenow (approx. 53 km)
    From today on your tour continues along the Havel River Cycle Path passing green fields and small villages. You will finish the stage in the ‘town of optics” Rathenow. We recommend a visit at the Optics Museum and the Optic Park.
    Overnight stay in Rathenow
  • Day 7: Rathenow – Stadt Brandenburg (approx. 65 km)
    Today you should pack your swimwear because the cycle path will lead through the lake region north of the city Brandenburg. The city itself is scattered over several islands and peninsulas worth exploring.
    Overnight stay in Stadt Brandenburg
  • Day 8: Stadt Brandenburg – Potsdam (approx. 60 km)
    At the beginning of the stage, you will cycle on dykes along the Havel through vast landscape. Allow some time to visit the town Werder situated on an island and the Palace Caputh with its garden. In the afternoon the idyllic waterfront of the Lake Templin will guide you to Potsdam.
    Overnight stay in Potsdam
  • Day 9: Potsdam – Central Berlin (approx. 50 km)
    On the last stage of your cycle tour, you will cross the Glienicke Bridge first and find yourself in the German capital – Berlin. Continuing the tour you will take the ferry across the Wannsee Lake (costs not included) and then ride along the Spree Cycle Path right into Berlin’s city centre.
    Overnight stay in Central Berlin
  • Day 10: Individual departure from Berlin
    Take your time to review your memories of the journey along the Elbe and Havel before departure. You are welcome to prolong your cycling holidays with additional nights, e.g. in Hamburg or other towns along the route from Hamburg to Berlin. We will be delighted to arrange the accommodations for you.

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!


Services included

  • 9 x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 9 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (up to 2 pieces of luggage per person, maximum 20 kg each)
  • GPS data on request
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Hamburg to Berlin:

Accommodation categories

We book bike-friendly hotels and guesthouses with 3-star standard for you.

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Tips on how to get to Hamburg

Arrival by train:
Hamburg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Hamburg's main train station, you then have the option of using public transportation to get to your hotel.
Current timetable information and prices can be found at Sie unter or at

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking options or often nearby.
Please understand that there are limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centers.
Check directly with your starting hotel to see if they offer parking. At you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.


  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Price validity: 01.04.2024 to 05.05.2024
    1,159.00 € per person
    1,529.00 € per person
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    1,205.00 € per person
    1,575.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    1,159.00 € per person
    1,529.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    90.00 €
    120.00 €
    90.00 €
    130.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
    Unisex-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Unisex-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Herren-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Herren-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Unisex-Elektrorad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    30.00 €
    per person and day
    Tachometer (nach freier Verfügbarkeit)
    0.00 €
    per person
  • Experience packages
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)