Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Berlin-Usedom Cycle Route takes you from the bustle of the German capital Berlin through densely wooded Barnim and the Uckermark region with its many lakes, to the Baltic island of Usedom.
The route begins in Berlin. With the river Panke by your side, you head for Bernau. The route takes you through forests and across hills in a landscape shaped by the ice age. Barnim nature park and Schorfheide-Chorin biosphere reserve offer unspoilt nature. Along the route you can find cultural treasures such as stately homes, churches, abbeys and museums. At Nieden the river you are following changes its name from Ucker to Uecker, then accompanies the route to Ueckermünde. After Anklam, the tour continues to Usedom Island, home to the old imperial resorts of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin. Your tour ends in Peenemünde on the Peenestrom strait.
Terrain: the route is mainly level, but with hilly sections, and runs largely on dedicated cycle paths away from traffic. Some sections use farm tracks.
Scenery: Berlin, woodland and moors in the Schorfheide-Chorin biosphere reserve, meadowland and forests in the Uckermark region, riverscapes and lakelands, Szczecin Bay, Usedom Island, Baltic Sea beaches.