Germany is one of the most advanced European countries for bicycle touring.The national territory is crossed by over 200 cycle paths that reach every corner of the country. The routes are all well signposted and along them there are several hotel and restaurant facilities ideal for a break.
Being in the heart of Europe, Germany is also crossed by numerous European cycling routes: the Eurovelo routes. Arriving by bike in the country is quite simple, but it is also very easy to rent a bike in the location, especially along the busiest cycle paths.
Bicycle touring in Germany is mostly developed in the plains, along the course of the great German rivers: the Rhine, the Moselle, the Elbe, the Danube and many others. However, the more trained cyclists can pedal to discover the Alps and challenge themselves along steep climbs.
Traveling in Germany by bike is also the ideal activity to visit the wine-growing regions. Many vineyards meet along the Rhine cycle path and along the “Wine Route”. These are ideal itineraries for discovering German gastronomy and local specialties.
In large cities, the situation for bicycles is not yet the best, you should be careful especially when you approach the suburbs. Many cycle paths are still under development and many areas of the historic center are classified as zone 30, ie the speed of cars is limited to 30 km/h.
The best time for bicycle touring in Germany is between April and October, with the exception of the month of August when the heat and the overcrowding can make the journey much more complicated.