Highlights of this tour

Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
  • Multi guidance: For this tour various types of guidance are available
Independent Individual
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1

Berlin to German coast via Oder River

Rügen Island & Hanseatic town Stralsund

Fluvial views, baroque castles, seaside

Ship with max. 98 passengers

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Bike and Barge Germany: Oder Berlin – Stralsund | Princess

From the metropolis of Berlin with its vast forests in the north, you will first sail to Schwedt on the Oder-Havel Canal, passing through Oranienburg and Eberswalde. The peaceful, unique beauty of the Oder landscape will accompany you to the Polish city of Szczecin with its magnificent castle. The river will then take you along the unique Bodden coast through Usedom to Germany’s largest island, to Rügen, with its famous chalk cliffs. The old Hanseatic city of Stralsund is today’s destination.

What could be more wonderful than sitting on the sun deck and enjoying the splendid views of the landscape slowly going by and finding out all sorts of interesting things about the country, people, culture and nature on lovely bike tours? Discover the varied flora and fauna of these unique fluvial landscapes, baroque castles, brick gothic and northern German seaside resort architecture.

Day to day program Berlin - Stralsund

Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim.

Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited.

Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time.

Day 1 (Sat): Berlin

Individual arrival in Berlin. Embarkation at 4 p.m.. Berlin is always worth a trip. Maybe you’ll have some time and like to take a stroll on the Kurfürstendamm, take a walk through the Nicolai Quarter on Spree Island or take gander at the Brandenburg Gate. The possibilities of Berlin are almost endless.

Dag 2 (Sun): Berlin – Oranienburg | Oranienburg – Eberswalde (38 km/24 mi.)

The well-marked bike route meanders northward through the Ruppin sea area to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. This is your embarkation point, after which you will sail to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

Day 3 (Mon): Eberswalde – Hohensaaten | Hohensaaten – Schwedt (32 km/20 mi. or 64 km/40 mi.)

First you will bike through the splendid landscape on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal, passing by forests, glades and small hills in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) to Hohensaaten. There you will get back on board and sail to Schwedt or if you still like to cycle you go by bike (32 km /20 mi.).

Day 4 (Tue): Schwedt – Mescherin | Mescherin – Szczecin (30 km/19 mi.)

Today you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the “Lower Oder Valley National Park”, then on to Gartz and Mescherin, where you will get back on the boat. Then you will sail to Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic center is worth seeing. Tip: A guided walking tour through Szczecin (optional, approx. € 9 per Person).

Day 5 (Wed): Szczecin – Wolgast, day of rest on board

Today you will spend all day on board. After one last narrow passage, the boat will arrive in the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon). After the crossing, you will reach Wolgast, the „Gateway to Usedom Island”. The Medieval historic center with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are interesting sights in any case.

Day 6 (Thu): Wolgast – Peenemünde | Peenemünde – Lauterbach (15 km/9 mi.)

In the morning you will bike through Zecherin and Karlshagen Harbour to Peenemünde (tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant). When the weather is fine you may feel like cycling the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz alternatively. In Peenemünde you will get back on board and at about 6 p.m. you sail to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island (arrival around 9 p.m.).

Day 7 (Fri): Lauterbach – Stralsund (48 km/30 mi.)

Today you should not miss a visit to the nearby city of Putbus (about 2 km) with its well-known circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square”, where all the streets converge. Your bike tour on this day will take you through Putbus, Garz, Groß Schoritz, the birthplace of Ernst Moritz Arndt, Poseritz and Gustow with its well-known village church over the Rügen Dam to Stralsund, where the boat will meet you. As a city with an important past, a stroll through the historic center, which is situated on an island, will take you past numerous exceptional sights.

Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Stralsund

After breakfast, disembarkation at 9.00 a.m. and end of your journey.

Good to know

Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim.

Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited.

Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time.

To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck.
Bike tours: the bike tours are individual and unguided. They cover distances between 15 and 45 km. All of the stated kilometer distances are approximate distances for the recommended bike tours.
Languages on board: German, English.
Bike routes/level of difficulty: you will mostly be biking on car-free paths, rural country roads with little traffic and asphalted bike lanes but also on dusty field paths and dirt roads, with a few short sections on federal highways. “Pleasure-biking” – The routes are mostly flat with some hilly parts, although there will be a few steep inclines and downgrades.

If you don’t feel like a bike ride on a particular day, you can spend the day on the ship.
Luggage: please make sure that your vacation luggage includes good rainproof gear (jacket and pants), a bike helmet, a sun hat and sunscreen as well as tennis shoes.

Travel Documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.

This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Day to day program Stralsund - Berlin

Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim.

Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited.

Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time.

Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim.

Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited.

Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time.

Day 1 (Sat): Stralsund

Individual arrival in Stralsund. Embarkation at 4 p.m.. Maybe you’ll have some time and a notion to take a stroll through Stralsund’s historic center, which is situated on a small island. As a city with an important past, you will see numerous exceptional sights.

Day 2 (Sun): Stralsund – Lauterbach | Lauterbach – Peenemünde (48 km//30 mi.)

Your bike tour on this day will take you through Stralsund over the Rügen Dam to Gustow with its well-known village church, then past Poseritz, Groß Schoritz, the birthplace of Ernst Moritz Arndt and Garz to Putbus (tip: Don’t miss the famous circus. Classical buildings line this circular “square”, where all the streets converge). Then it’s off to Lauterbach in the southeast of Rügen Island. You will board the boat here. Around 6.30 p.m. departure to the peninsula of Usedom.

Day 3 (Mon): Peenemünde – Wolgast (16 km/10 mi. or 20 km/12 mi.)

Today you have plenty of time to explore Usedom. Tip: historical/technical museum in the former power plant or alternatively you choose the “beach-route” via Trassenheide and Zinnowitz. Afterwards you will bike past Karlshagen Harbour and Zecherin to Wolgast, also known as the “Gateway to Usedom Island”. The medieval historic center with its town hall and the Church of St. Petri are certainly interesting sights.

Day 4 (Tue): Wolgast – Szczecin, day of rest on board

Today you will spend all day on board. You will cross the expansive waters of the Bay of Szczecin (Oder Lagoon), cross the border to Poland and reach Szczecin, the green city on the mouth of the Oder and one of the largest ports on the Baltic Sea. The reconstructed castle of the dukes of Pomerania situated in the city’s historic center is worth seeing. Tip: A guided walking tour through Szczecin (optional, approx. € 9,- per Person).

Day 5 (Wed): Szczecin – Mescherin | Mescherin – Gartz – Schwedt (30 km/19 mi.)

In the morning you will sail from Szczecin to Mescherin and cross the border again. Biking past Gartz, you will bike through a part of a unique, cross-border nature reserve, the “Lower Oder Valley National Park” before reaching Schwedt, today’s destination. Tip: A guided walking tour through Schwedt (optional, approx. € 6,- per person).

Day 6 (Thu): Schwedt – Hohensaaten | Hohensaaten – Niederfinow – Eberswalde (32 km/20 mi.)

In the morning you will sail from Schwedt to Hohensaaten. Then a bike ride in the direction of Niederfinow (boat lift – a tour is always an option) through the splendid landscape, passing by small hills, glades and forests – the last section will be on the Treidel bike route along the Finow Canal – to Eberswalde. In the heart of the city, in the Finow Canal, is the oldest working lock in Germany, which has been a technical monument since 1978.

Day 7 (Fri): Eberswalde – Oranienburg  | Oranienburg – Berlin (38 km/24 mi.)

In the morning the ship will sail to Oranienburg. Sightseeing tip: the Baroque castle with its park, museum and orangery. Then the well-marked bike route will take you southwards through the Ruppin sea area to Berlin.

Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Berlin

After breakfast, disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. and individual trip home.


Prices & information

Prices
Cabin type For all dates
Twin cabin lower deck astern* 2 pers. €759 Twin cabin lower deck 2 pers. €859 Twin cabin lower for single use (limited) 1 pers. €1279 Triple cabin lower deck 3 pers. €599 Twin cabin upper deck 2 pers. €1059
Included in this tour

8 days/7 nights in an outside cabin with shower/WC in the booked cabin category

Program according to itinerary

7 x breakfast

6x Packed lunches (cyclists) or lunch snacks (non-cyclists)

7 x 3-course dinner

6x Coffee/tea and cake in in the afternoon

Welcome drink

Use of bed linen and towels; change when required

Daily cleaning of the cabin

Daily briefings by multilingual (German/English) on board tour manager

Independent cycling tours (on board tour manager can be reached on his cell phone)

Road book with route maps for cycling tours (1 per cabin)

 

Excluded in this tour

Drinks

Coffee and tea on board at other hours

Bicycle rental or E-bike rental incl. pannier bag

Helmet (not available on board)

Personal insurances

Gratuities (at your discretion)

Entrance fees and excursions

City maps

Fees for ferries

Transfers to/from the docking place

Parking fees

Wi-Fi

Additional options & information

Rental bicycle (incl. rental bike insurance): € 70 per week/person
Rental E-Bike (incl. rental bike insurance): € 165 per week/person (only on request, limited number of e-bikes available, early bookings strongly recommended.
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

Optional guided walking tours in Szczecin: can be booked on board only. Depending on the number of participants the excursion could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).

Car parking options:
Berlin (subject to change): For example: Parking Garage “Hallen am Borsigturm” (1.600 parking spaces), always open, ca. € 10/day, about 800 m from mooring point. No reservation possible.
Stralsund (subject to change): Various parking garages near the boat’s berth “See-, Hafenstraße, Hafeninsel area”, e.g. Parkhaus am Ozeaneum garage for about € 28 for 2 days, each additional day ca. € 6. No reservation possible.

Transfers by train:
From Berlin to Stralsund or v.v. approx.: €46 p.p.
Please visit one of the following websites for timetables, tickets or more information www.goeuro.co.uk or www.trainline.eu.
In Stralsund, the ship moors near by the „Ozeaneum“. The distance between pier and station “Triebseer Damm” is about 2 km (by foot about 25 minutes, taxi-costs about 10 €).

Minimum number of participants: 70 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure).

Partner tour:
Legal notice: Boat Bike Tours is not the organizing operator, but the travel agent for this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’, available on request. Tour operator is: SE Tours, Bremerhaven, Germany.



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Ship Princess Germany
max. 98 passengers
49 cabins
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