The first stage of the Weser Cycle Route is characterised by the rolling hills of the Weser Uplands, a landscape peppered with impressive palaces, castles, monasteries and churches, picturesque villages and vibrant towns full of half-timbered buildings. After crossing into the North European Plain near the town of Porta Westfalica, visitors cycle through the extensive green landscape of the Middle Weser Region, passing historical towns such as Nienburg or Achim as they roll along a path lined with windmills, fishing boats and idyllic farms.
The next stop on the Weser Cycle Route is the vibrant Hanseatic City of Bremen, the home of the Town Musicians of Bremen. This urban environment contrasts with the extensive landscape of the Wesermarch district, which is one of the largest interconnected regions of grassland in Europe, or with the impressive cultural landscape of the Teufelsmoor bog and moorland region. As you travel along the cycle route, the ships and dockyards get bigger and bigger and clearly indicate how the region is shaped by its maritime influence. Once they have reached the town of Nordenham, cyclists can take the ferry to the coastal city of Bremerhaven, where they can set off on a journey past impressive seaports that leads them directly to the Cuxland region. As they continue along the dyke to the town of Cuxhaven, they can make the most of the almost continuous view of the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The best thing about the Weser Cycle Route, which was commended as a 4-star quality cycle route by the German Cyclists Association (ADFC) at the beginning of 2017, is the fact that it leads cyclists along paths offering top comfort and excellent signposting for a distance of over 520km, right up into the north of Germany. The route contains no major ascents and runs gently downhill towards Cuxhaven and is therefore also suitable for beginners and families.
The Weser Cycle Route...
- has been commended as a 4-star cycle route by the ADFC
- offers over 520km of cycling fun for tourist cyclists
- is also suitable for visitors new to cycling
- runs downhill towards the North Sea
- only contains a few minor ascents
- mostly stays away from major roads and runs alongside the river Weser
- has some sections that lead along both sides of the Weser (main & alternative routes)