Here are some links about bicycling in Germany:
Note: Check out our pages on and
links. One day, if I get enough interest, I will add a page about clothing and other
- A work-in-progress database
of German overnight accommodations and hotels:
- General tourism
information in Germany (English language) learn about German maps, tips, hotels
and more: http://www.visits-to-germany.com.
This is a Tourist industry government-owned site.
- Here are two websites that discuss
visas into Germany and other Schengen Treaty countries.
German visas and all
Schengen Visas: Some of us have
the right to enter without a visa but only for 90 days.
- Neil and Judith
Forsyth write thorough, thoughtful, and even humorous books about cycling in
Germany and some of the surrounding countries, especially Switzerland. Purchase
or download their guide about cycling in Europe for only $0.99 and review the
titles of tours in Germany, Switzerland, and other lands or simply look at their
site Bicycle Touring Europe.
- For information regarding German
events and club activities in the US see
German World or subscribe to
the German World magazine.
a private site, perhaps including even more useful information than #4 above
- About Germany according
to About.com is at http://gogermany.about.com/.
in Germany, German Cycling Tours offer self-led (self-guided) cycling tours
and holidays in the most scenic areas of this country like Bavaria, Rhine Valley,
Saar River and Moselle Valley, Saxon Switzerland or Elbe Valley.
Bike Access is an information-filled
website (with tons of good links) about traveling with bicycles all over the
world. If you are serious about touring, check this out.
- Our favorite
is bikeline guidebooks from Esterbauer.com
who publish several tour guidebooks in English.
- Rick Steves' Europe
Through the Back Door. Eurail passes, etc.:
- Deutsche Bahn Travel Service
Here you can develop travel itineraries for train travel and/or purchase tickets
in advance. (For English language, click the down arrow next to the German Flag
and the Deutschland box at the top of the webpage. I usually click the option "Timetable
Information" which gives me a screen from which I choose "Travel Service
in English," then I just type in the From and To information, the date,
and check the "Carriage of Bicycles Required" box on the bottom. If
you get the spelling wrong on the starting Bahnhof it will give you spelling
options. It's simple, really.)
Bicycle Guider you can find information
about the proper fit for your body and your bicycle, regardless of the type
of bicycle. More information as well including a comprehensive bicycle guide.
Adventure Cycling Association.
- The largest German bicycle club:
www.adfc.de. (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad
http://www.djh.de/. They are called Jugendherberge.
are many towns or cities that have their own websites they include: Petershagen,
Rinteln, and Kassel. These websites are mostly in German but some offer a portion
of the site in English. At some, but not all, of the sites, you can make overnight
accommodation reservations. This is only a partial list of cities with websites.
If you are looking for a specific city, try to find it yourself by using the
- A bike rental agency in Remagen,
along the lower Rhine, is www.PingerHotels.de.
They will rent you a room, fix your bike or rent you another. Bikers themselves,
they are recommended by readers.
- For bicycling tips and information
in Europe try Norm Ford's informational website
Hamburg City Cycles not only offers
an English language website but also rents bicycles and offers bike tours to
cities in the area like Lübeck, Lauenburg, Kiel, Glückstadt and Lüneburg.
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