Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Weser Cycle Route follows the course of the Weser river through six different regions from the Weserbergland hills to the North Sea. It offers a leisurely trip en route to the coast, with hardly any hills to tackle.
Castles, palaces and historical towns follow one after another as you cycle through the Weserbergland hills. You’ll meet fairytale characters such as the Pied Piper of Hamelin and Cinderella. The North German Plain is characterised by open countryside dotted with fens, villages, farmhouses and windmills. In the Hanseatic city of Bremen it’s well worth taking time out to visit the town hall and Roland statue and the historical old quarter. Next stop before you reach the coast is Bremerhaven, famous for the German Maritime Museum and German Emigration Centre. The final destination of Cuxhaven offers beaches and the seaside.
Terrain: long-distance riverside route with very few hills; mainly surfaced with asphalt and crushed brick/stone. Low-traffic and especially well suited to cycling-tour beginners and families because of the excellent facilities en route.
Scenery: the cycle route runs from the Weserbergland hills to the open stretches of the North German Plain, and from the Lower Weser shipping route to the estuary.