Cycle from Gorlitz to Usedom Island on this unforgettable cycling tour
Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of eastern Germany on the 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour. From the preserved old town of Gorlitz, you'll head north along the Oder-Neisse Cycle Route, enjoying tons of small-town charm, unspoilt countryside, and historic attractions. Every day you'll get to see the scenery change from the forests and rivers to the lagoons and beaches of the Baltic Sea, finally arriving on the island of Usedom.
Explore the hidden gems along the eastern edge of Germany on this incredible long-distance cycling adventure!
Highlights of the 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour
10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Gorlitz
Having avoided the destruction of World War II, the old town of Gorlitz contains thousands of architectural treasures that are over 500 years old. After checking in to your hotel, stroll around the charming cobble-stoned streets and colourful alleys that reveal the town's beauty.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Gorlitz
Day 2 Gorlitz to Bad Muskau
Today you start riding to Rotenburg and then Bad Muskau, where you can visit Fürst-Pückler Park. This World Heritage site is recognized for its excellent landscaping and the regal New Castle.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bad Muskau
Day 3 Bad Muskau to Guben
Be prepared for a sight you’ll never forget today! The town of Forst which has 17 hectares of roses in bloom to marvel at.
Continue on to Guben where you can explore some interesting ruins and a number of notable churches.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Guben
Day 4 Guben to Frankfurt an der Oder
From Guben you'll pass the spot where the Oder and Neisse Rivers converge and arrive at the Baroque-style Neuzelle Abbey. Your destination today is the colourful university town of Frankfurt an der Oder right on the border with Poland.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Frankfurt an der Oder
Day 5 Frankfurt an der Oder to Groß Neuendorf/Altewin
It's a very pleasant ride today through the Oderbruch marshes and beautiful tree-lined avenues. Admire the view from the top of the dykes on the way.
You can either stay tonight in Groß Neuendorf or in Altewin, two small rural villages with quiet countryside charm.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Groß Neuendorf/Altewin
Day 6 Groß Neuendorf/Altewin to Schwedt/Oder
Riding through the Lower Oder Valley National Park you can admire the meadows that the park is famous for. Take a break at the 12th-century ruins of Stolper Grützpott before continuing to the riverside town of Schwedt/Oder.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Schwedt/Oder
Day 7 Schwedt/Oder to Löcknitz
Enjoy the flat ride through the meadows of the Lower Oder Valley before you enter the hilly countryside of Löcknitz. This small town has an interesting castle and a pleasant little lake to visit.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Löcknitz
Day 8 Löcknitz to Ueckermünde
Today's path takes you through moorland towards the Baltic lagoons, a sign that you’re approaching the coast. Your destination is the colourful harbour town of Ueckermünde which boasts a pretty waterfront and marina.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ueckermünde
Day 9 Ueckermünde to Usedom Island
You'll start the day with an early morning ferry ride from Ueckermünde to your final destination, the sunny island of Usedom. This gem in the Baltic Sea has a lovely seaside town, spa resorts, and sandy white beaches. Ride around the island or just kick back and relax!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Usedom Island
Day 10 Departure from Usedom Island
Though the biking segment of your tour comes to an end today, one night on Usedom Island may not be enough. We would however be happy to help you arrange accommodation for additional nights if you wish to extend your stay.
Overnight Location: None
10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour Price and Dates
This self-guided biking tour from Gorlitz to Usedom Island is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed.
The best time to travel to eastern Germany for this biking tour is from May to September when the weather tends to be the warmest.
Private Self-Guided 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
- Self-guided groups of 2+ in separate single rooms: $1,525 USD
- Self-guided groups of 2+ in shared double rooms: $1,150 USD
Note: this tour can also be booked without luggage transfers for a $175 USD per person discount.Book Now
Accommodation on the 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour
This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price. Solo travellers will be required to pay a supplement.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Hotel in Gorlitz
Spared from the ravages of WWII, Gorlitz has literally thousands of perfectly preserved buildings and beautiful architecture, all perched on the river's edge.
Hotel in Bad Muskau
This spa town is well known for its landmark, the palatial Muskau Park.
Hotel in Guben
The small town of Guben boasts a number of notable ruins of city walls, gates, towers and churches.
Hotel in Frankfurt an der Oder
A university town on the border with Poland, Frankfurt an der Oder has a colourful town centre and noteworthy museums.
Hotel in Groß Neuendorf/Altewin
You can either stay tonight in Groß Neuendorf or ride a bit further to Altewin. Both are small rural villages with quiet countryside charm.
Hotel in Schwedt/Oder
This pretty riverside town has a quiet charm and some notable historic sites to visit.
Hotel in Löcknitz
This small town has an interesting castle and a pleasant little lake where you can relax and unwind.
Hotel in Ueckermünde
The colourful harbour port of Ueckermünde boasts a pretty waterfront and marina as well as a quaint town centre.
Hotel in Usedom Island
You'll stay in either Ückeritz or Zempin, both of which are popular resorts on Usedom Island.
What’s Included in the 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour?
9 breakfasts are included.
Accommodations for 9 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour can be added as a supplement. Tour participants can also extend their stay at any of the overnight locations along the tour route.
Transportation during the Tour
Transportation for your luggage from hotel to hotel is included throughout the tour. The ferry crossing from Ueckermünde to Usedom Island for you and your bicycle is also included. If you prefer to transport your own luggage, you can enjoy a discount on the price of the tour.
- Welcome drink
- 1 package with maps and information per room (maps are only in German)
- 24-hour service hotline during the walking tour
- Travel insurance
- Visas if required
- Guide services
- Train tickets to/from starting and ending points
- Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Bike and biking equipment rental:
- Touring bike: $25 USD per day
- E-Bike: $50 USD per day
- Speedometer: $25 USD per day
- Additional nights before or after the tour
- Single occupancy upgrades
Frequently Asked Questions about 10-Day Gorlitz to Usedom Island Biking Tour
AugustusTours is an established tour operator in Dresden which is well known for its customized tours for both groups and individual travellers. As an experienced incoming operator, we do not only organize city and cultural tours to the capital of Saxony and the picturesque surroundings including the enchanting vineyards of the Elbe valley. Besides classical city tour programmes, we also offer trips to the sights of the region.Learn More
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