Letting loose near Lake Constance |  <i>Annie Zappia</i> Cycling through the town of Bad Tölz Cyclists near Lake Constance in Germany Cycling near Lake Constance |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Cycling near Lake Constance |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Cycling along the Bavarian Beer Trail |  <i>Andrew Bain</i> Take a break at one of the character filled cafe's in rural Germany Brandenburg Gate was, for a short time, also a symbol of the division during the Berlin Wall years |  <i>Brad Atwal</i>
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Self-Guided Cycling Holidays in Germany

Discover Germany's magnificent cycle trails at your own pace on a self guided bike tour

With its vibrant modern cities, romantic medieval towns, stunning landscapes and rich culture, Germany is an incredible destination with so much on offer. Discover spectacular architecture and rich history, indulge in world-class beer and soak up local culture and tradition as you tour exciting cities and charming historic villages on a self guided cycling holiday.

Explore art, culture and history in Berlin—the cool, chic and cutting-edge capital that consistently ranks among the world’s greatest cities; then head to Germany’s beer capital, the beautiful medieval city of Bamberg, to explore its World Heritage Listed historic centre.

Cycle through three countries in as many days as you circle Lake Constance, flanked by the Alps; or experience the beauty of the German Danube at handlebar level as you cycle through picturesque scenery past ancient castles and monasteries.

Our unique cycling itineraries are designed to get you deep into this incredible country, discovering its natural beauty and cultural treasures on a truly unforgettable self guided bike holiday.


Self-Guided Cycling Specialists in Germany

We have have been operating active self guided holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Germany at your own pace. Many of our bike tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Germany

Our well priced cycling trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your bike holiday in Germany.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling by bike.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.

Barges

Think of it as your floating hotel, where each day you experience a different sunrise and sunset location and you unpack only once. Berths range from two lower or bunk bed style but can be upgraded to larger berths with double beds. The bar and dining area is always a popular hangout at the end of each day's activity. The crew includes an onboard cook.


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Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+49

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Germany is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.