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Weser River Bike Trail

Start:Hann.MundenTours run:8 to 13 June 2016. Please enquire about other dates.
End:Hann. Munden
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Duration:5 days/5 nights
US$1,888.24
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Germany Cycling Tours

In Brief
Day 1: Hann Münden – Arrival
Day 2: Hann Münden–Beverungen - 55 km
Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder - 50 km
Day 4: Bodenwerder – Hamlin - 25 km
Day 5: Hamlin – Minden - 69 km
  Transfer back to Hann Münden
Day 6:  Hann Münden - Departure
 






Weser River Bike Trail Tour Germany


Weser River Bike Trail





"Where Tall Tales And Fairy Tales 
Abound"
Home of the Pied Piper

The river Weser is one of the most important and also most beautiful rivers in Germany.

The starting point of the Weser River Bike Trail along the Weser is the half-timbered idyll of Hann. Münden, where the Werra and Fulda rivers join to form the Weser.

On our journey we will see impressive Weser Renaissance buildings and carefully restored half-timbered houses.

From Hann. Münden we follow the meandering river through the Weser highlands, through many small towns and past hidden treasures.

Our bike tour will take us to medieval half-timbered towns like Höxter, Rinteln and Hamlin. In Bodenwerder we meet the Lying Baron of Münchausen and we will also visit Hamlin, home of the Pied Piper.

Dates For 2016

8 to 13 June 2016
Guaranteed departure from only 6 participants

Please enquire about other dates
Contact us to discuss other optional departure dates.
Most June/July/August dates are possible for groups of 6 people or more.

If you are a group of 8 or more, please contact us regarding price discount.
Maximum group size is 12.

 
 


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Tours run:8 to 13 June 2016. Please enquire about other dates.
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Itinerary & Map

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Germany Cycling Tours

In Brief
Day 1: Hann Münden – Arrival
Day 2: Hann Münden–Beverungen - 55 km
Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder - 50 km
Day 4: Bodenwerder – Hamlin - 25 km
Day 5: Hamlin – Minden - 69 km
  Transfer back to Hann Münden
Day 6:  Hann Münden - Departure
 






Weser River Bike Trail Tour GermanyWeser River Bike Trail

"Where Tall Tales And Fairy Tales 
Abound"
Home of the Pied Piper

The Weser River Bike Trail mainly follows side roads and country roads with little traffic, as well as dedicated asphalted bike tracks.
199km
 

Day 1: Arrival in Hann. Münden

Individual travel to Hann. Münden, where the Weser bike trail begins. Briefing and bicycle handover take place late afternoon. We recommend starting your bike tour with an initial familiarisation ride through the old town of Hann. Münden.

A stroll through the medieval town centre, with its historic Weser Renaissance half-timbered houses is very worthwhile. For 1.5 hrs we will follow a local guide,who will tell us fascinating stories and bring history to life 
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Day 2: Hann. Münden - Beverungen

approx. 55 km cycling
We start at the Weser stone, exactly where the Werra and Fulda rivers merge. Through Hemeln and past the ancient Benedictine Monastery at Bursfelde, this stage leads us along the river Weser to the baroque Huguenot town of Bad Karlshafen. The centre of Bad Karlshafen, with its lovely reconstructed baroque houses, presents an interesting contrast to the otherwise half-timbered houses of the surrounding areas.
 
 

Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder 

approx. 50 km cycling
There are many highlights along the way today, among them the town of Fürstenberg with its renowned porcelain manufacture, as well as the old hanseatic town of Höxter with its over 160 heritage listed buildings. Then comes Holzminden, which is known for the production of aromatic essences and perfume oils. Many an idyllic village invites us to linger along the way, before we reach today’s destination Bodenwerder.
 
 

Day 4: Bodenwerder - Hamlin

approx. 25 km cycling
The romantic town of Bodenwerder which also lies on the Weser River Bike Trail, is famous for the Lying Baron of Münchausen.

The fairytale town of Hamlin, home of the Pied Piper, impresses with an intact old town complete with marvelous 16th and 17th Century half-timbered houses and other buildings in the Weser Renaissance style.
 
 

Day 5: Hamlin - Minden

approx. 69 km cycling
At Porta Westfalica the Weser river breaks through the Wiehen- and Weser mountain ranges and reaches the Northern German lowlands.

In the small 13th Century town of Rinteln we find numerous beautiful Weser Renaissance buildings.

You will see Bad Oeynhausen, famous for its "Jordansprudel", the largest carbonated hot spring in the world, before we reach Minden. A short sightseeing tour is very worthwhile here - a prosperous Middle Ages trading city, Minden was badly damaged during World War II but was later rebuilt and restored.

We won’t stay in Minden for the last night, but instead transfer back to Hann. Münden where we’ll spend the evening together reminiscing and reliving the best moments of our tour over dinner in one of the many beer gardens and restaurants. Individual departure after breakfast the next morning.

We are happy to help arrange your arrival and departure or book additional services for you (such as additional nights).
 
 

Day 6: Departure from Hann. Münden

Departure after a farewell breakfast together to say goodbye.

Individual extensions are possible.

We are happy to help arrange your arrival and departure or to book additional services for you (such as additional nights).
 
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Dates For 2016

8 to 13 June 2016
Guaranteed departure from only 6 participants

Please enquire about other dates
Contact us to discuss other optional departure dates.
Most June/July/August dates are possible for groups of 6 people or more.

If you are a group of 8 or more, please contact us regarding price discount.
Maximum group size is 12.

 
 


What's Included

For dates, availability & customisations Enquire

Germany Cycling Tours

In Brief
Day 1: Hann Münden – Arrival
Day 2: Hann Münden–Beverungen - 55 km
Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder - 50 km
Day 4: Bodenwerder – Hamlin - 25 km
Day 5: Hamlin – Minden - 69 km
  Transfer back to Hann Münden
Day 6:  Hann Münden - Departure
 






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"Where Tall Tales And Fairy Tales 
Abound"
Home of the Pied Piper
 

Activities:

Day 1: Hann Münden -  - English guided walking tour through the half timbered town center (1.5 hrs).
Day 2: Benedictine Monastery at Bursfelde – entrance fee
Day 3: Visit and entrance fee Fürstenberg porcelain manufacture and guided walking tour through the half
            timbered town center of Höxter(1.5 hrs).
Day 4: Hamelin - guided walking tour through the town
 


General

  • Professional bilingual & bicultural tour guide (English/German) throughout your whole trip
  • 4 days bike hire, Helmet, safety vest , 2 panniers, E-Bike available at additional cost
  • 5 nights in good mid-range hotels (German standard 3 - 4 stars) in double or twin rooms, with private facilities; single room optional with surcharge. Daily Breakfast included.
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Minibus transport from Minden back to Hann Münden on day 5
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Detailed route description
  • Tips for tour preparation
 
 

Accommodation

All accommodation on this tour is in good mid-range Hotels (German Standard 3- 4 Stars) and includes breakfast. Most German hotels do not offer cooked breakfast however breakfasts generally consist of different breads, bread rolls, butter, cheese, salami, ham or other delicious cold cuts, eggs, fruits, muesli, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea, milk and are quite substantial.

Single rooms  available  at 150€ surcharge.
Please be aware of one major difference between single room accommodation in hotels in Germany and hotels in New Zealand: In Germany single rooms are in most cases not double rooms for single occupancy like in New Zealand, but often smaller rooms with a single bed (mostly 1 m wide by 2 m long).
 
 

Bikes

Our bikes will be delivered to our first hotel and picked up at our final destination.
You can choose between women's and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes.

All women's bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all women from 150 cm in height and for all men from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

There are E-Bikes available at the additional cost of € 100 / tour.  These are offered on a first in first served basis as there are a maximum of 3 E-Bikes per Tour.
 
 

Food

Breakfasts are included at each hotel we stay at. Most German hotels do not offer cooked breakfasts however breakfasts include such items as different breads, bread rolls, butter, cheese, salami, ham or other delicious cold cuts, eggs, fruits, muesli, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea, milk and are quite substantial.

We do not include lunch and dinner as this will leaves you the choice of trying out whatever takes your fancy on the day. We will reserve a table for our group to be able to dine together but will make the decision on the day if we prefer a beer garden, a specialty restaurant, a pizzeria or the local pub.

Not only is the choice of meals yours, it also will save you a bit of money as ‘dining out’ is often a cheaper option than ordering a dinner menu in our accommodation place.

Our lunch breaks will be just as flexible – a stop at a German Bakery with their almost endless choices of delectable cakes, pastries and sandwiches, a beer garden with its regional fare, a picnic along the river trail, a tasty ‘Bratwurst’ from a market or one of the local specialties on route.

 

Dates For 2016

8 to 13 June 2016
Guaranteed departure from only 6 participants

Please enquire about other dates
Contact us to discuss other optional departure dates.
Most June/July/August dates are possible for groups of 6 people or more.

If you are a group of 8 or more, please contact us regarding price discount.
Maximum group size is 12.

 
 


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For dates, availability & customisations Enquire

Germany Cycling Tours

In Brief
Day 1: Hann Münden – Arrival
Day 2: Hann Münden–Beverungen - 55 km
Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder - 50 km
Day 4: Bodenwerder – Hamlin - 25 km
Day 5: Hamlin – Minden - 69 km
  Transfer back to Hann Münden
Day 6:  Hann Münden - Departure
 







Dates For 2016

8 to 13 June 2016
Guaranteed departure from only 6 participants

Please enquire about other dates
Contact us to discuss other optional departure dates.
Most June/July/August dates are possible for groups of 6 people or more.

If you are a group of 8 or more, please contact us regarding price discount.
Maximum group size is 12.

 
 


History

For dates, availability & customisations Enquire

Germany Cycling Tours

In Brief
Day 1: Hann Münden – Arrival
Day 2: Hann Münden–Beverungen - 55 km
Day 3: Beverungen – Bodenwerder - 50 km
Day 4: Bodenwerder – Hamlin - 25 km
Day 5: Hamlin – Minden - 69 km
  Transfer back to Hann Münden
Day 6:  Hann Münden - Departure
 






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"Where Tall Tales And Fairy Tales 
Abound"
Home of the Pied Piper


Cities we visit:


Hann. Münden

Hann. Münden (short for Hannoversch Münden, colloquially called Münden) is rich in tourist attractions like the Old Werrabrücke, one of the oldest stone bridges in the country, or the remains of the medieval 12th century city walls.

Just the old town itself consists of over 700 half-timbered houses from six centuries.

The magnificent half-timbered houses, defence towers, fortifications, Welfen castle, the stone bridge and the Renaissance town hall are reflections of a rich past as a waterside trading town.
 
 

Bad Karlshafen

Bad Karlshafen is a baroque, thermal salt spa town, situated where the Diemel and Weser rivers meet.

The town was founded in 1699 by French Huguenots fleeing persecution in France. Though initially named Sieburg, the town was later named Carlshaven after Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who granted them refuge.

The German Huguenot Museum located here contains a picture archive, library, and family histories of the Huguenots in Germany.

In 1977 Karlshafen was awarded spa status, which includes the right to be referred to with the prestigious prefix 'Bad'.
 
 

Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Rattenfänger von Hameln) is the subject of a legend about a rat catcher that lured away the town’s children with his magic pipe when he wasn’t paid for his services.

The earliest known record of this story dates from around 1300 AD and was depicted in a stained glass window created for the church of Hamelin. Although the window was destroyed in 1660, several written accounts survived, later on spread as folklore by the Brothers Grimm.
 
 

Rinteln

The town of Rinteln is located in the valley between the Weser highlands and the North Lippe highlands and is a popular holiday destination due to its lovingly restored old town centre.

Whole rows of colourful 16th and 17th century half-timbered houses can be seen along the narrow streets and picturesque corners in the more than 750 year-old former university and fortress town.

In the centre the market square with its former town hall from 1583 is a magnificent example of the Weser Renaissance as is the church square with the market Church of St. Nicholas.

The Old Port in Rinteln recalls the days when the Weser still played a role in the economic life of the town.

The "Eulenburg" museum gives an overview of Rinteln history. One of the landmarks of Rinteln is the cliff tower, the “Klippenturm”, on the 300 meter high Luhdener cliff.

The town courts of the Schaumburg nobility are evidence that you have arrived in the famous Schaumburg country.
 
 

Minden

Strolling through Minden upper and lower town is as full of variety as the story of Minden itself.

In the narrow cobbled streets you can feel transported back in time to the Middle Ages, when the artisans and shopkeepers went about their business in the narrow half-timbered houses.

The more than 1,000-year-old cathedral, in which Romanesque and Gothic styles are harmoniously combined, is regarded as the most beautiful hall church in Germany. A sight definitely not to be missed.

A few steps away is the town hall with the oldest ceremonial hall in Westphalia. Vibrant shopping streets and shopping arcades alternate with quiet streets and wide squares. Many of the buildings which had been destroyed by war or fire were lovingly rebuilt and restored by the people of Minden.

Dates For 2016

8 to 13 June 2016
Guaranteed departure from only 6 participants

Please enquire about other dates
Contact us to discuss other optional departure dates.
Most June/July/August dates are possible for groups of 6 people or more.

If you are a group of 8 or more, please contact us regarding price discount.
Maximum group size is 12.

 
 


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