There’s something truly satisfying about journeying between two capitals on your own pedal power, and there are few better to connect by bike than Copenhagen and Berlin.
Obvious attractions of each capital aside, the cycling between the two cities is remarkable. Most of it takes place on well-maintained cycle paths, and it’s possible to cover the 400-odd miles over 10 relatively stress-free days, including a short ocean crossing.
You can choose to take the journey from either city, or, if the mood takes you, do it all again in reverse and return to your starting point.
The towns you’ll pass through along the way are all notable destinations, made all the more special by the fact that those traveling in faster modes of transport tend to overlook them. You can also plan your route to cycle to some beautiful natural attractions, including Lake Stechlin, several canals, and both Nossentiner Heide and Mueritz National Parks.
There’s no shortage of companies offering to guide you through this trip, but it’s one that you can easily accomplish on your own. The comprehensiveBikeway Berlin-Kopenhagen website will help you plan your route, download GPS coordinates, locate accommodation, and shares highlights and interesting activities to include along the way.