Location: Germany | Mecklenburg | Waren (Müritz)
Price: From € 749,-

Bike and Barge Germany: Lake District of Mecklenburg | Gretha van Holland

Land of the thousand lakes. A combined boat and bike tour means beautiful river scenery during cycle tours, which is an active, yet relaxing vacation away from the main roads. The lake district of Mecklenburg and the Müritz National Park – often called Land of the thousand lakes and this area wears this name rightly – offers pure nature – from all sides the element of water shows his best side: beautiful landscapes surrounded by scenic lakes and rivers. Maybe you'll see eagles and wild geese in the air. It is no wonder that people have built castles here and are that writers like Tucholsky stayed here. The land of the thousands lakes bring you good memories.

Guided bike tours by a German guide with good knowledge of this area.




  • Dates/Prices Lake District of Mecklenburg

  • Ship information

    Gretha van Holland

    A barge with a typical and familiar atmosphere! The comfortable salon/restaurant but also the partially covered sundeck with outdoor furniture looks inviting. The experienced crew and the excellent cook will take care of all your needs and wishes. The eleven little cabins (8 m2) with shower/toilet have a porthole that can be opened and a centrally controlled air conditioning system. 4 Cabins have two lower beds, 5 cabins have two split level beds (one bed is increased, at the foot the beds cross), one cabin has a French bed (queen size bed, 1 pers.). There is also a family cabin, consisting of 2 cabins (with bunk beds) with shared shower/toilet.

    Technical details: length 39,5 m, width 05,05 m, depth 1,30 m, 12 cabins, max. 24 passengers, 5 crew, Dutch flag and management.

  • Program Lake District of Mecklenburg

    Tour Details Germany: Lake District of Mecklenburg | Gretha van Holland

    Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Waren
    Embarkation as from 4 PM. Waren is a small town on the Binnenmüritz of the Mecklenburg Lake District. Worth seeing is the church of St. George high above the city. At the same time she is also one of the oldest buildings, dating from the Middle Ages. Also worthwhile are the St. Mary Church and the Old Town Hall from the 18th century.

    Day 2 (Sun): Waren – Wisentgehege Damerower Werder – Malchow (Approx. 30-35 km/18-21 mi.) | Malchow – Plau am See
    In the early afternoon you cycle from Waren to Wisentgehege Damerower Werder. After that the bike tour goes on around the “Fleesensee” to Malchow. Surrounded by hills, woods and water the ship is docked at the bank of the Malchower lake. Very interesting is the swing bridge. Then you will sail with the ship to the docking place Seelust in Plau am See.

    Day 3 (Mon): Plau am See – Malchow (Approx. 35 km.21 mi.) | Malchow – Binnenmüritz – Waren
    A bike tour along the west coast of the lakes to Malchow. When everyone is on board the ship will sail to Binnenmüritz. Overnight in Waren. After diner there is a city walk through Waren.

    Day 4 (Tue): Waren – Röbel (Approx. 35 km/21 mi.) | Röbel – Diemitz
    The beautiful Schloss Klink (castle) – “the dream castle on the Müritz” – is the first goal of today’s bike tour. In Röbel, with it's 2 impressive churches, you will meet the ship again. In the afternoon you will sail with the ship to Schleuse Diemitz (lock).

    Day 5 (Wed): Diemitz – Rheinsberg  Kleinzerlang (Approx. 30–45 km/18-27 mi.)
    Today you will cycle to Rheinsberg, with it’s impressive castle and park. Walk through the town, in the trace of Fontane and Tucholsky. From Rheinsberg you can choose to cycle directly back to the ship in Kleinzerlang or to continue the bike tour along beautiful roads via Zechliner Hüffe to Kleinzerlang.

    Day 6 (Thu): Kleinzerlang – Rechlin (Approx. 30 km/18 mi.)
    You’ll see many small lakes and small picturesque villages along the way to the Fleether Mühle (mill) and then on to Mirow: the locals call this romantic castle-island: love-island. Then the tour continues via Lärz to Rechlin, situated at the southern part of the river Müritz.

    Day 7 (Fri): Rechlin – Müritz National park –Waren (Approx. 45 km/27 mi.)
    Today you’ll cycle from Gutshof Boek into the national park of Müritz, with its extended pine- and beech woods, many small lakes and pools. In the afternoon you will reach Waren again. On board you can enjoy the farewell-buffet.

    Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Waren
    After breakfast: disembarkation and end of the tour.

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

    All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    When you do not want to cycle one day, you can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next town.
    Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

  • Included

    – 7 Nights in a cabin with shower/toilet from and to Waren (Germany) in the booked accommodation;
    – Welcome drink on the first evening on board;
    – Full board (breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner on board, packed “picnic” lunch during bike tours, in the afternoon till 4:30 pm coffee with biscuit);
    – Daily regular quick cleaning of the cabins;
    – Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels on request);
    – Harbor-, locks- and bridge fees;
    – Daily briefing of the bike tour;
    – Guided bike tour through the National Park of Müritz;
    – City walk through Waren;
    – Maps and Information material 1x per cabin (in German);
    – Guided bike tours by a guide with good knowledge of this area.

    – Transfers to/from docking places in Waren (Germany);
    – Reservation fee;
    – Other transfers;
    – Parking fee;
    – Rental bicycle;
    – Entrance fees & excursions;
    – Fees for ferries;
    – City maps;
    – Drinks on board;
    – Personal (travel) insurance;
    – Gratuities (at your discretion).

    Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)
    Rental Bike with 7 gears with hand- and back-pedal brakes, a pannier bag and (2018: rental bike insurance): €70
    Rental E-Bike with back-pedal brakes, pannier bag and (2018: rental bike insurance) (limited available, pre-booking): €165


  • Cabin types and prices 2018

    DEPARTURE DATES 2018 | Gretha van Holland:
    Weekly every Saturday from/to Waren as from May 5 until and incl. September 15, 2018

    Tour price 2018 per person in Euro | Gretha van Holland (dates

    Departures Saturdays 05.05. + 12.05. 19.05.-15.09.
    Twin cabin, split level 749 799
    Twin cabin, 2 low beds 849 899
    Twin cabin for single use,

    French bed (Queen size)

                     1,049    1,099
    Family cabin for 3-4 pers. 649 699

    A single and family cabin are limited only on request available. Please contact us if you want to book such a cabin.

    Rent for a unisex bicycles with 7 gears with hand- and back-pedal brakes, a pannier bag and rental bike insurance :  € 70  
    Rental E-Bike with back-pedal brakes, pannier bag and rental bike insurance (limited available, pre-booking): € 165
    Reservation fee (obligated Surcharge): € 15

  • Good to Know

    Embarkation as from 4 pm.
    Disembarkation after breakfast till 9:00 am.
    Rental bikes on board: light unisex tour bicycles of the brand KTM with 7 gears with hand- and backpedal brake or and E-Bike with backpedal brake (only on request available, limited), both with a pannier bag.
    The bike tours are guided. They are between 20-45 km (12–27 miles). All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    Characteristics: The quality of the bike paths is good. You will cycle through slight hilly landscapes, but also on forest paths. This tour is also suitable for the non-experienced cyclists.
    Luggage: we advise you to bring good rain cloths, bike helmet, sunhat and sport shoes. Due to the lack of storage room in the cabins we advise you to bring suitcases or bags which are fold-able.
    – The sailing schedule and tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. When in case of low or high water a part of the route can’t be sailed, the – skipper reserves the right to change the route for your own safety (this is not a reason for free withdrawal).
    Travel documents: please don’t forget to bring your passport.
    Special meals are available for vegetarians and guests with other moderate diet wishes, but only on prior notification. Depending on these wishes, in some cases a supplement may be charged of €25 p.p. per week (to be paid directly on board). Please inform us by booking.

    Unguarded parking, approx. 1,5 km of the docking place. Price approx. €30 per week (please inform us by booking).

    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065

    Minimum number of participants for this tour is 18.

    Legal notice: Tour operator for this tours is SE Tours GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. The tour operator is entitled to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. If the tour will not take place, all deposits/payments will be fully refunded. Other conditions may apply to this tour. We recommend purchasing a travel and cancellation insurance.

    Updated: July 7th, 2017

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