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Weser bike path | Epicure

Weser - Von der Quelle bis zur Mündung

In 11 days from Hann. Münden to Cuxhaven

The river Weser is one of the most important German rivers. Starting point of this tour is the idyllic half timbered town Hann. Münden. Already here in the small town you encounter the impressive Weser Renaissance with carefully reconstructed half timbered houses. From here you follow the meandering river through the "Weserbergland" (Weser mountains), having many hidden treasures. You travel trough medieval half timbered towns as Höxter, Rinteln or Hameln. Visit the "Lying Baron Münchhausen" in Bodenwerder or see the original site of the tale of the "Rat Catcher from Hameln".

Here you can find more info and tips about cycling tours on the Weser Cycle Route.

Germany
Easy
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Your personal tour information and handing over of the bicycles (if booked) is in the evening. A first tour by bicycle you can undertake to the old town of Hann. Münden. We recommend a little stroll through the medieval centre of Hann. Münden with the historic half timbered houses of the Weser Renaissance is very interesting. You will love the splendid old houses.

Start of the bicycle tour on the Weser Rock, exactly where Werra and Fulda embrace each other. You cycle via Reinhardshagen and past the ancient Benedictine monastery Bursfelde to the baroque Huguenot's town Bad Karlshafen. The centre of Bad Karlshafen with its lovely reconstructed baroque houses presents an interesting diversion to the otherwise usual half-timbered houses.

A number of highlights can be encountered along the route: the town Fürstenberg with a renowned porcelain manufacture, the old hanseatic town Höxter with more than 160 mostly half timbered buildings under monuments-protection. The little town Beverungen retained a lot of its historical face. Holzminden is well known for the production of aroma-essences and perfume-oils.

Many an idyllic village on the road invites you to stay. The little town Bodenwerder got certain fame for being the home of the so called "Lying Baron" of Münchhausen. The famous town of the "Rat Catcher from Hameln" has an intact old town with marvellous half-timbered houses and buildings in the typical style of the Weser Renaissance, dating back to the 16th and 17th century.

Near Porta Westfalica the river breaks through the Wiehen- and Weser mountain ranges and reaches the Northern German lowlands. The small town Rinteln, originating from the 13th century still has many buildings from the Weser Renaissance. Bad Oeynhausen has the world biggest carbonic acid thermal spring. Minden once was a flourishing trading centre but was destroyed in great parts during World War II. It was reconstructed in an exemplary way.

After the days spent in the low mountain ranges today the idyllic, protected river meadows of the middle Weser dominate. You enjoy a far view over the flat countryside with meadows, black and white cows, a farm here and there and numerous wind mills. Characteristic for Nienburg is the strong fortification and the nice old town still is worth a visit.

Today you discover the historic landscape of the middle Weser. The county Hoja are crossed on today's tour. Native villages and wide-spread farms are situated on the Weser-marsh land. After the day in nature the city of riders, Verden, forms the great end of the day. The town is dominated by the dome. The reputation as important rider and horse centre, adds to the significance of the town.

Away from the traffic and through park-like areas you reach the centre of Bremen. The city has the second largest North-Sea port and a great importance for the sea trade. A sight seeing tour of the old town, as well as the Schnoorviertel, the monument of Roland and the monument of the "Bremer Musicians" are absolutely a must.

From Bremen follow the Weser bike path through the village Lemwerder to Elsfleth with the well known Hunter-Barrier.

The route leads along the river weser past Brake to Nordenham. With the ferry in Blexen you come to Bremerhaven.

On aslphalited ways the tour goes through the region "Wursten" to the coast of dunes in Cuxhaven. The city has a museum harbour and one of the big fishing port of europe. Individual departure in the afternoon.

The route

The Weser River Cycle Path follows mainly side roads with only scarce traffic as well as dedicated asphalted cycle paths and country roads. Only few differences in altitude have to be managed, therefore this cycle path is highly recommended for beginners or families with children.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Hann Muenden
  Season Saison 1
01.04.2023 - 21.04.2023
01.10.2023 - 10.10.2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
22.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
10.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
13.05.2023 - 09.09.2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHC-11A
Base price
1,049.00
1,089.00
1,119.00
Surcharge single room 329.00 329.00 329.00
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHC-11B
Base price
949.00
999.00
1,039.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00
Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023
Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHC-11A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHC-11B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,049.00
329.00
949.00
299.00
1,089.00
329.00
999.00
299.00
1,119.00
329.00
1,039.00
299.00
Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Hann Muenden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bremen
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bremerhaven
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Cuxhaven
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hann Muenden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bremen
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Bremerhaven
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Cuxhaven
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
62.00
38.00
67.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
57.00
38.00
62.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
62.00
38.00
67.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
57.00
38.00
62.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
62.00
38.00
67.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
57.00
38.00
62.00
45.00
83.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Hann Muenden
  Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Hann Muenden
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 37.00 37.00 37.00
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Bremen
Double room p. P. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 38.00 38.00 38.00
Bremerhaven
Double room p. P. 67.00 67.00 67.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Cuxhaven
Double room p. P. 83.00 83.00 83.00
Surcharge single room 65.00 65.00 65.00
Hann Muenden
Double room p. P. 55.00 55.00 55.00
Surcharge single room 28.00 28.00 28.00
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P. 58.00 58.00 58.00
Surcharge single room 30.00 30.00 30.00
Bremen
Double room p. P. 57.00 57.00 57.00
Surcharge single room 38.00 38.00 38.00
Bremerhaven
Double room p. P. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Cuxhaven
Double room p. P. 83.00 83.00 83.00
Surcharge single room 65.00 65.00 65.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike
129.00
129.00
129.00
129.00
189.00
299.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • 10 overnights in hotels and guesthouses of the chosen category in a double room (shower/toilet)
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Personal welcome briefing on site (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • best elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (route cards, way description, sight-seeing, important telephone numbers)* German
  • GPS-tracks on request
  • Insurance for the rental bike
  • 7-days-service-hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeings
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of personal expenses

*We would like to inform you that the route description is in german language. But the signs of the Weser bike path really good and you get the bikeline in Germany. The maps are really good and if you want, you can get GPS as well.

Extras

Parking

  • There are parking places at your hotel, cost approx. € 7,- per day. Near the city centre public free parking places are available. There is an underground garage at the hotel, cost per day € 15,-.    

 

Return transfer

  • For groups of at least 4 persons we advise the return by minivan which carries 4-8 persons including bikes and luggage to the starting hotels.  A reservation in advance is absolutely necessary because of limited seat availability. Payment takes place at the starting hotel during the information talk.     
  • Price per person including bikes and luggage transport:  
    • from Cuxhaven: € 119,-
    • from Bremen: € 89,-
    • own bike plus € 30,-
Accommodation

Category A: comfortable hotels and guest houses, mostly in the 3***- and 4***-category, situated in the centre.

Category B: middle-class hotels and guest houses, mostly 2**- and 3***-category, in the surroundings of the city.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Anja Bittner DE | 24.05.2022
Grandiose Strecke - hervorragende Organisation
Es war eine gute Entscheidung, die komplette Strecke zu fahren: Der Wechsel vom Erlebnis der Weser im Weserbergland, das gerade im Frühling durch das Blühen der Obstbäume und der Rapsfelder fast immer direkt an der Weser traumhaft schön zu befahren war, zur immer breiter werdenden und belebteren Weser bis nach Cuxhaven im flachen Land mit Fahrten auf den Deichen, war atemberaubend und sehr beeindruckend. Die Entscheidung, ab Bremen nicht hinter dem Deich der Weser, sondern über den Wümme-Hunte-Radweg zu fahren, hat sich ebenfalls landschaftlich sehr gelohnt. Der Gepäcktransport funktionierte zuverlässig und reibungslos. Alle Unterkünfte waren sehr gut, das Essen (Halbpension) führte dazu, dass an Abnehmen nicht zu denken war. Vom Spargel bis zur Maischolle war alles dabei. Bedingt durch die vielen, anhand des bereits frühzeitig zugesandten Materials, sehr lohnenswerten seitlichen Ausflüge (besonders im Weserbergland) hatten wir an der Kugelbake in Cuxhaven insgesamt 680 km zurückgelegt und wären am liebsten gleich den ebenfalls dort endenden Elberadweg weitergefahren. Dass das Wetter mitspielte, war ein zusätzliches besonderes Geschenk.
5 stars
VOLKER S. DE | 07.08.2021
Wunderschöne Flußradstrecke
Leicht zu fahren, keine nennenswerten Steigungen, fast ausschließlich auf asphaltiert, geringe Radführung auf Nebenstraßen. Highlights (allerdings jeweils mit Anstieg): Sky-Walk bei Bad Karlshafen, Porta Westfalica bei Minden
4 stars
Marita Krühler-Brüggemann DE | 07.10.2020
Bewertung Weser-Radweg /Superior individuell
Wunderschöne und sehr gut befahrbarer Radweg, der größtenteils in Sichtnähe der Weser verläuft. Erste Etappe von Hann.Münden war zwar die Kürzeste, aber auch anstrengendste, da viel Steigungen zu bewältigen waren (2x davon mit 25% Steigung/Gefälle). Radweg war prima ausgewiesen bis auf Rinteln, da muss wohl jemand die Schilder verdreht haben, sodass wir 10 km falsch gefahren sind. Sollten die E-Bikes ncht ausreichend Akku nach Aufladung im Hotel haben, sollte man sich vorher nach Ladestationen erkundigen. Hotel-Qualitäten waren sehr unterschiedlich und 2x ohne Aufzug. Da das Gepäck immer neben der Rezeption abgestellt und nicht aufs Zimmer gebracht wurde, musste man also die Koffer selbst nach oben tragen. Rücktransport von Bremen nach Hann.;Münden war pünktlich und Corona-Schutz wurde einwandfrei eingehalten.

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