Cycling vacation in Germany

Our most beautiful cycle hotels and cycle paths

The fresh wind in your face, the sun behind you and the diverse natural landscape before your eyes - experience a fantastic cycling vacation in Germany! Both leisure cyclists and families as well as sports enthusiasts benefit from a fantastic network of cycle paths and enjoy the diverse natural and cultural landscape.

We show you some selected Dorint bike hotels and regions as well as suitable cycle paths and tours. On your bikes, get set, go!

1. cycling vacation at the Baltic Sea/North Sea

Well-developed networks of cycle paths with views of the sea or the dunes, through forests and the Bodden landscape make the Baltic and North Sea a popular destination for cycling holidaymakers. On the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, there are no fewer than 21 themed circular routes to guide you through the beautiful natural surroundings.

Bicycle hotel Dorint Strandresort & Spa Ostseebad Wustrow

The Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula welcomes you with fine sandy beaches, nature parks and relaxation in our beach resort & spa. We will spoil you in the restaurant with regional specialties and creative dishes.

Tip: We organize your bicycle excursion in Fischland/Darß including a picnic on the cliffs with a view of the deep blue Baltic Sea.


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2nd cycling vacation in Potsdam/Berlin

The idyllic city of Potsdam is located in the "bacon belt" of the capital. No longer an insider tip, the former royal seat attracts visitors with its castles, lakes, forests and culture. You can cycle through nature along the many bodies of water or enrich your vacation with activities such as boating.

Spend the night at the Dorint Sanssouci Berlin/Potsdam

Experience wellness and excellent cuisine at the 4-star superior hotel Dorint Sanssouci Berlin/Potsdam. The perfect starting point for your vacation on two wheels!

Tip: Get to know Potsdam by bike and boat with our package "Castle tour - a historic tour by bike and boat "

3. cycling vacation in the North Eifel

The North Eifel is a paradise for your cycling vacation! Whether leisurely or leisurely - here you can cycle comfortably along river and stream valleys and through forests, or climb the low mountain range at up to 700 meters above sea level.

Bicycle hotel Dorint Hotel Düren

Our Dorint Hotel Düren is idyllically situated at the gateway to the North Eifel. Complement your bike tour with a visit to our fitness studio or take a detour to the Euskirchen thermal baths.

Tip: Rent an e-bike at our hotel and discover more hotel offers and activities in Düren!

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4th cycling vacation in the Sauerland

Mountains, valleys and rivers - varied cycling tours await you in the Sauerland! Mountain bikers and racing cyclists will get their money's worth, as will leisure cyclists and e-bikers.

One of the most popular cycle routes also runs through the Sauerland - the Ruhr Valley cycle path. A mixture of industrial culture and plenty of nature and forests await you. Start in Winterberg via Mülheim an der Ruhr to your destination Duisburg.

Cycling hotel Dorint Resort Winterberg/Sauerland

Surrounded by the idyllic scenery of the Hochsauerland, the Dorint Resort Winterberg is the ideal starting point for your biking or cycling vacation in Germany. Relax in the wellness area while your kids race around the indoor go-kart track or play in the Kids Club.

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5th cycling vacation in Bad Gögging

The flat river meadows alternate with the hilly hinterland of Lower Bavaria. The dense network of (long-distance) cycle paths makes Bad Gögging a popular starting point for cyclists. In between, you can explore special sights and traces of the Romans.

Stay overnight at the Hotel Dorint Marc Aurel Resort Bad Gögging

Explore around 300 kilometers of cycling and hiking trails in the picturesque Danube landscape right outside the hotel in Bad Gögging. Afterwards, relax in the wellness area and indulge in culinary delights.

Tip: Take advantage of our offer including packed lunch for your hiking or cycling tour!


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Offers for your cycling vacation in Germany

Whether in combination with wellness, a gourmet buffet or an extra night in our cycling hotels - we will surprise you with the best offers and arrangements for your successful cycling vacation.

Checklists for your cycling vacation

Anyone planning a long-distance cycle tour or a longer cycling vacation in Germany should be well prepared. Here is a checklist for preparing for the tour and a packing list:

Checklist for preparing a cycling vacation:

  1. Bike check: Are the brakes, gears and lights working? Can the tires be inflated once and won't they lose air, e.g. overnight? Are the bike basket or luggage rack secure? Is the bicycle helmet in place? Also make sure you have a secure lock to secure the bike during the tour.
  2. Plan your route: Which routes do you want to take, and are they suitable for your ability level? Which sights or rest stops are on the route?
  3. Navigation & power bank: Is there a functioning GPS device and/or a map specifically for cycle paths? There are now also bicycle dynamo chargers that you can use to charge your cell phone while riding. It is also a good idea to download offline maps before your trip.
  4. Travel insurance: Have you taken out travel insurance that includes breakdown assistance?
  5. Accommodation: Have you booked accommodation for the stopovers or as a base for your cycling vacation? Early booking is recommended, especially in the high season.
  6. Training: If you have not cycled for a long time, start with shorter tours in good time to improve your stamina. Try riding with luggage to get used to the new riding experience.

Packing list for your cycling vacation

  1. Charging cable & power bank: Power bank and charging cable for your cell phone
  2. Weatherproof clothing: Windproof and waterproof jacket, cycling shorts / rain pants, cycling shoes, comfortable shoes for after cycling as well as gloves and hat
  3. First aid kit: first aid kit, blister plasters, personal medication, insect repellent and UV protection.
  4. Bicycle tools: Air pump, multi-tool for bicycles and repair kit
  5. Catering: Water bottles, snacks and camping cooking equipment if necessary
  6. Personal documents: ID card, health insurance card, emergency contacts and important digital and analog addresses and numbers
  7. Hygiene items: quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, hand sanitizer and wet wipes for in-between meals

5 reasons for a cycling vacation in Germany

  1. Enjoy fantastic nature and culture: city trip or experience nature? Both! You can discover culture and explore the countryside by bike.
  2. Discover a lot in one day: Compared to hiking, you can cover longer distances in one day and explore even more highlights. Unlike in a car, however, nature doesn't rush past you too quickly.
  3. Exercise in the fresh air: On a cycling vacation, you do sport and breathe in fresh air. Your mind relaxes and you come back more refreshed than ever!
  4. For all ages: Whether you are an athlete or a cycling novice - the cycle paths and long-distance cycle routes in Germany offer a variety of tours for beginners and families as well as for ambitious cyclists.
  5. Excellent cycle paths: Well-signposted and well-developed cycle paths, which have received official awards, make your active cycling vacation a reliable pleasure.

The most popular cycle routes in Germany

In 2023, over 37 million people in Germany went on a day trip by bike. In 2024, the ADFC selected the most popular cycle routes in Germany - we present the top 10:

  • Weser Cycle Path: from the Weserbergland across open landscapes to the North SeaRequirements: 123 meters of downhill altitude, long stretches are paved on both sides of the Weser, there are many charging stations for e-bikes at tourist information offices
  • Elbe Cycle Path: varied tour from the North Sea to the Czech Republic across seven German federal states,requirements: almost continuously asphalted and flat paths
  • Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Path: beautiful tours along the dunes, the most popular Baltic seaside resorts and beach barsRequirements: moderately difficult route with a flat profile
  • Danube Cycle Path: from Germany and Austria to Romania via towns, forests and meadowsRequirements: easy terrain and hardly any gradients
  • Rhine Cycle Path: from Schaffhausen in Switzerland to the Rhineland, past castles, ruins and waterfallsRequirements: mainly asphalted and car-free routes for cyclists of all fitness levels
  • Main Cycle Path: from central Hesse to the Fichtelgebirge in Franconian Switzerland along the banks of the river, forests and townsRequirements: few gradients
  • Ruhr Valley Cycle Path: contrasting tour between Winterberg in the Sauerland and the Ruhr region, mostly off-road on forest tracks or side roads Requirements: lots of downhill or flat sections
  • Lake Constance-Königssee cycle route: a fantastic circular cycle route from LakeConstance, along crystal-clear mountain lakes, mountain landscapes and quaint villagesRequirements: some differences in altitude, medium difficulty
  • Ems Cycle Path: from Münster to the North Sea along the course of the river, idyllic landscapes and historic towns, suitable for beginnersRequirements: almost no inclines
  • Lake Constance cycle path: beautiful circular cycle path around Lake Constance along idyllic villages and beautiful mountainsRequirements: hardly any inclines, therefore easy level of difficulty
  • Moselle cycle path: picturesque cycle path along the Moselle through the countryside with mountain panoramas, some sections cross LuxembourgRequirements: hardly any gradients, suitable for beginners

Other places for your cycle tour in Germany

In addition to our featured bike hotels, there are many other regions in Germany with well-developed cycle paths. We will be happy to welcome you anywhere with your two wheels and give you tips for your excursions.

Explore cities, recharge your batteries

If you're on two wheels, you can quickly get from one town to the next. Many cycle paths are designed in such a way that you can also make good progress within the city and discover a bit of history and culture at the same time. Take the Spree Cycle Path in Berlin, for example. So why not combine your cycling vacation with a city trip? After an exciting cycling trip, you can relax particularly well in our wellness hotels.


Spend the night in the Dorint Standard

Would you like to spend an active cycling vacation and then fall into soft feathers afterwards? You can rely on quality and personal service at our Dorint hotels.

We provide you with the highest possible level of comfort and put a smile on your face. That is the "Dorint feeling".