Boat and bike Germany

Travelling by bike and ship in Germany

On rivers and paths through culture and nature

Would you like to experience a wonderful holiday in Germany? Combined cycle and boat trips are perfect for this. They belong to the best journeys to get to know the most beautiful sides of Germany.
Many of the most impressive cities in Germany with important sights are situated on large rivers or coasts and can therefore be easily reached by bike or boat. Many beautiful landscapes, in which nature can unfold freely, are characterized by the water of streams and seas.
With bike and boat you will experience these regions particularly intensively. Every cycling holiday on the boat combines the advantages of cycling trips with those of boat trips. Look forward to relaxing hours on the water and attractive cycling tours, where you can enjoy landscapes with all your senses.
We at Rückenwind offer you attractive cycle and boat trips on major German and European rivers such as the Elbe, Rhine and Danube. Learn more about our trips here. The choice is large. Which travel suggestion do you like best?

By bike and ship in Northern Germany

For bicycle & ship journeys in Northern Germany a vacation at the sea offers itself naturally. Choose for example island tours with bike & ship and enjoy holidays on a luxury sailboat and with the bike in and at the West Frisian Wadden Sea. Or choose a trip from Berlin via the Oder-Havel Canal and the Oder to the Baltic Sea and Stralsund. Here you get to know, among other things, the landscape of the Lower Oder Valley National Park, characterised by wet meadows, alluvial forest and species-rich deciduous forests.
A cycling holiday on a ship in northern Germany, where the route runs completely off the beaten track, is the journey in the Land of a Thousand Lakes (Mecklenburg Lake District). Here you share a wonderful wide landscape with sea eagles, wild geese and cranes. You follow in the footsteps of the writers Fontane and Tucholsky and spend wonderful days on bike and boat.

Cycling holidays on the ship in East Germany

Bike tours Berlin

Berlin is also a nice starting point for combined cycling and boat trips through the East of Germany. If you feel like taking a short trip, you can opt for the four-day “Rad & Schiff Berlin City Cruise. ” Berlin-Mitte, Potsdam and Köpenick are stops on this journey in a region that is very rich in highlights.

Great Berlin sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island are just as much among these highlights as Sanssouci Palace, the Peacock Island and the Russian colony Alexandrovka in Potsdam. The boat will take you over Havel, Wannsee and the Spree. And again and again this attractive boat trip turns into an equally attractive bike trip, where you can explore the countryside by bicycle.

A slightly longer cycling and boat holiday can be enjoyed on the eight-day tour on the Havel and the Havel cycle path from Berlin-Spandau to Havelberg. Here, too, the famous world heritage in Brandenburg awaits you. In addition, you will get to know the more than 1000-year-old city of Brandenburg an der Havel, the city of optics Rathenow, a beautiful lake landscape, numerous meadows and forests and romantic small villages on this Germany holiday by bike & boat. The East of Germany is so beautiful.


Boat and bike Berlin-Stralsund

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Cycling and boat trips in Southern Germany

In the south of Germany, rivers such as the Main and the Danube invite you to a nice cycling holiday on the boat. With Rückenwind Reisen, you can book a “Bike & Boat Trip” through Franconia, among other things. Travel from Aschaffenburg to Bamberg through a region that sets culinary accents. Both wine and beer francs have tasty drinks and hearty and tasty food to offer.

But of course, the culture on this combination of bike and boat trip is not limited to the food culture. The River Main and the cycle paths in the river region take you to romantic old Franconian towns, to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Würzburg Residence and to Bamberg, to Franconian Rome, as well as to natural spectacles such as the famous Volkacher Mainschleife.

If you want to spend your bike and boat trip not only in Germany, but also in other European countries, you might choose a trip on the Danube from Passau via Vienna to Budapest and back. The trip combines one of the most beautiful routes for river cruisers with tours on Europe’s most popular cycling trail. Experience the three-river city of Passau, the waltz metropolis of Vienna and the beautiful Budapest with the Buda Castle Quarter and the Danube panorama, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Boat and bike rhine

Cycling and boat trips in the West of Germany

If you want to experience the West of Germany by bike and boat, you can decide for example on a trip on the Rhine from Mainz to Cologne. Boat & bike will take you through beautiful river landscapes. On the waterfront you will discover again and again romantic villages with plenty of timberwork. The wine-growing on the Rhine and the good cuisine of the region make the trip a culinary pleasure. And of course you can expect many castles and castles, legends such as the famous Loreley as well as world-famous buildings such as Mainz Cathedral St. Martin, the Elector’s Palace in Bonn and Cologne Cathedral.

That was just a small part of the Rückenwind ship and bike trips in Germany. There are others. One takes you to the southwest of Germany on the Neckar and Rhine from Bad Wimpfen to Koblenz. Another will take you from Mainz to Strasbourg in France. A third one starts in Cologne and takes you northwest to Rotterdam.


Bike & Barge Moselle and Saar

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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