Jun 01, 2018

A thirst for adventure ‒ active holidays in Germany

No matter whether you’re on two feet or two wheels, Germany is the ideal destination if you’re looking for an active holiday with lots of variety.

Fresh air, scenic surroundings and plenty of activities to burn off your energy. A holiday in Germany is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping: no matter whether you are on foot, on horseback, in a canoe, paragliding, climbing in crampons or simply riding along one of the many varied and well-marked cycle paths in Germany. You can ride towards the sea or along rivers such as the Elbe or the Main. The Moselle Cycle Route and Rhine Cycle Route take you through sunny regions and magnificent vineyard scenery. If you cycle along the Oder-Neisse, Ruhr Valley or Weser Cycle Routes, you can visit fascinating cities such as Görlitz, Essen and Bremen. The ten most popular long-distance cycle routes in Germany can be found here. Germany also offers a wide range of cycle-friendly places to stay- Bett+Bike.

Leaving your everyday cares behind

There are many different walking trails waiting to be discovered in Germany ‒ no matter whether you’re looking for a challenging hike, a leisurely stroll, a walk with all the family or a trail dotted with cultural attractions. Germany is home to 50 routes of varying levels of difficulty, around 200,000 kilometres of marked walking trails, and premium quality-certified trails that take you to mountains, forests, lakes, coastal regions, and towns and cities. Our highlight section focuses on 13 trails in particular, which offer unforgettable moments of their own. In Germany, there are over 1,600 certified accommodation providers bearing the ‘Wanderbares Deutschland’ seal of approval’ that cater specifically to the needs of walkers. But there are also plenty of campsites, treehouse hotels, youth hostels, abbeys, and even castles where you can relax and unwind after a long day hiking.