Weser Cycle Path: Hann. Munden to Cuxhaven

From the Weserbergland to the North Sea

The Weser Radweg (Weser Cycle Path) offers a truly immersive cycling and river experience, winding through half-timbered towns, past castles and palaces, amidst expansive natural landscapes dotted with idyllic villages, and leading to diverse cities. Finally, it culminates at the North Sea coast, affording stunning vistas of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. It's no surprise that the Weser Cycle Path was voted Germany's most popular long-distance cycling route for the third consecutive time in 2020!

Well-marked cycling paths guide you through various regions, including the Weserbergland, Mittelweser, Wesermarsch, the cultural Teufelsmoor region, and the Cuxland area. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Hanseatic city of Bremen and the coastal city of Bremerhaven. The Weser River holds a prominent position in Germany and is formed by the confluence of the Werra and Fulda rivers.

The journey commences in the picturesque half-timbered town of Hann. Münden, where you'll immediately encounter the remarkable Weser Renaissance architecture, characterized by carefully reconstructed half-timbered houses. From here, you'll follow the meandering river through the enchanting Weserbergland (Weser Mountains), where countless hidden gems await. Along the way, you'll pass through medieval half-timbered towns like Höxter, Rinteln, and Hameln. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the "Baron of Lies Münchhausen" in Bodenwerder or explore the original setting of the "Rat Catcher from Hameln" tale.

You can choose from various routes, ranging from 4 days to 10 days, or even customize your own tour according to your preferences. The Weser Cycle Path promises an unforgettable cycling adventure with a blend of natural beauty, history, and culture.

Details about the cycling tour on the Weser Cycle Path

Flowing from the middle mountain range of Weserbergland, the Weser river winds its way through a river valley, meandering around various mountain ranges. As you follow the river's bends, you'll uncover a wealth of hidden treasures, surrounded by lush forested areas and charming idyllic locales. En route, you'll encounter medieval half-timbered houses in towns like Höxter, Rinteln, and Hameln.

In Bodenwerder, you'll have the unique opportunity to meet the legendary reclining baron Münchhausen, while the Pied Piper town of Hameln will enchant you with its picturesque old town. Nienburg will leave an impression with its historic old town, Verden with its magnificent cathedral, and the city of Bremen with iconic landmarks such as the Roland statue, the Town Musicians of Bremen, and the charming Schnoor district.

In summary, this journey offers a delightful blend of scenic beauty and cultural richness, made all the more enjoyable by the consistently flat terrain, making it an easy and relaxing cycling experience.

The highlights of the cycling holiday at a glance

  • The Hanseatic city of Bremen: The UNESCO World Heritage site has the charm of a lively metropolis. Traditional and modern go hand in hand here with the historic Marktplatz, the stone Roland and the statue of the Bremen Town Musicians

  • Weser Uplands: The idyllic valley with deep forests and bizarre rock formations with a view of beautiful ditches and castles the idyllic Weser region breathes the motto of this region "Real nature experience"

  • Half-timbered towns and Weser-Renaissance houses: The many historic places from which the Brothers Grimm got their inspiration for the origin of their fairy tales

Worth knowing about the bike tour along the Weser Cycle Route

Between Hann. Münden and Nordenham/Bremerhaven, the well-developed and signposted cycle paths run mostly on both sides of the river. The Weser cycle route mainly runs on low-traffic roads, but also on car-free, paved cycle paths and freight routes.

This tour has been graded as Easy. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Easy
  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 550 km
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in Hann. Munden. In the late afternoon, the information meeting and the delivery of the bicycles (if booked) will take place. A first introductory tour by bike would be in the old town of Hann. Munden already belongs to the possibilities. A walk through the medieval centre of Hann. Münden with its historic half-timbered houses from the Weser Renaissance is highly recommended.

Start your cycling tour on the Weser route exactly where the Werra and the Fulda "kiss" each other. The first stage leads via Hemeln and past the former Benedictine monastery of Bursfelde to the baroque Huguenot town of Bad Karlshafen. The centre of Bad Karlshafen with its attractive renovated Baroque-style houses offers an interesting contrast to the other half-timbered idyll.

ca. 45-55 km

There are plenty of highlights along the way: the town of Fürstenberg with its porcelain factory and the old Hanseatic town of Höxter with more than 160 listed buildings, mostly half-timbered houses. The small town of Beverungen has retained much of its historic appearance. Holzminden is known for the production of aromatic essences and perfume oils.

ca. 35-55 km

Many romantic villages invite you to linger. Corvey Castle, the former Imperial Abbey near Höxter, offers an attractive mix of art and culture. The romantic town of Bodenwerder became famous for the so-called Reclining Baron of Munchausen. The famous Pied Piper town of Hamelin enchants with its intact old town, beautiful half-timbered houses and buildings in the typical Weser Renaissance style from the 16th and 17th centuries.

ca. 55 km

At Porta Westfalica, the river breaks through the Wiehen and Weser Mountains and the Weser reaches the northern German lowlands. Along the way, the town of Rinteln from the 13th century offers numerous Weser Renaissance buildings. Minden was once a thriving trading town in the Middle Ages but was badly destroyed in World War II. After the war, the city was completely rebuilt as part of the redevelopment.

ca. 40-70 km

After the low mountain ranges, a romantic, protected floodplain landscape predominates; the Mittel-Weser. You can look out over the flat land with pastures, black and white spotted cows, remote farms and countless windmills. The strong fortifications were characteristic of Nienburg and the beautiful old town is still very worthwhile.

ca. 65 km

The historic landscape of the Mittel-Weser, the county of Hoja, is crossed today on your Weser route. In this distinct Weser stage, you will find original villages and isolated farms. After this natural part, the equestrian town of Verden is a crowning achievement of this day. The symbol of this city is the cathedral. Verden is today known as an important town for equestrian sports.

ca. 55 km

Away from the main roads and through park-like areas, you can reach the centre of Bremen without being bothered by car traffic. As the second largest North Sea port, the city is of great importance in shipping and overseas trade. A visit to the old town is worthwhile. The Schnoorviertel, the Roland and the monument to the town musicians of Bremen are certainly worth a look.

ca. 55 km

From Bremen follow the Weser cycle path through Lemwerder and to Elsfleth with the famous Hunte barrage.

ca. 40 km

The route continues along the Weser via Brake to Nordenham. Take the Blexen ferry across to Bremerhaven. The Emigration Center (exhibition on emigration from Germany to America in the 19th century), the Climate House (virtual journey around the world on the theme of climate) and the Maritime Museum await you here. If you have time to spare, visit the submarine Wilhelm Bauer, which is located in the harbour as a museum.

ca. 45 km

Your tour leads via tarmac paths and streets through the Wursten country to the dune coast of Cuxhaven. The busiest shipping route in the world and the museum harbour make Cuxhaven a maritime metropolis.

ca. 55 km

After breakfast, your cycling holiday is over, or are you staying a few more days?

ca. 55 km

Route information

The Weser cycle route mainly runs on low-traffic roads and traffic-free asphalted cycle and freight routes. There are only slight differences in height to overcome and this bike tour is therefore also highly recommended for beginners and families with children.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Weser Cycle Path: Hann. Munden to Cuxhaven

Place of arrival: Transfer 1
  Season 1
13.04.2024 - 24.04.2024
29.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Daily
Season 2
25.04.2024 - 17.05.2024
15.09.2024 - 28.09.2024

Daily
Season 3
18.05.2024 - 14.09.2024

Daily
Weser Cycle Path, Cat. B, DE-WERHC-11B
Base price
959.00
1,029.00
1,049.00
Single room surcharge 289.00 289.00 289.00
Weser Cycle Path, Cat. A, DE-WERHC-11A
Base price
1,049.00
1,109.00
1,139.00
Single room surcharge 319.00 319.00 319.00
  • Category A: You stay in carefully selected 3*** and 4**** Hotels and Gasthofes
  • Category B: You stay in carefully selected 2** and 3*** Hotels and Gasthofes
Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Daily
Season 2
Apr 25, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Daily
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
Daily
Weser Cycle Path, Cat. B, DE-WERHC-11B
Base price
Single room surcharge
Weser Cycle Path, Cat. A, DE-WERHC-11A
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
289.00
1,049.00
319.00
1,029.00
289.00
1,109.00
319.00
1,049.00
289.00
1,139.00
319.00
  • Category A: You stay in carefully selected 3*** and 4**** Hotels and Gasthofes
  • Category B: You stay in carefully selected 2** and 3*** Hotels and Gasthofes
Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
Apr 25, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
Hann. Münden
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
Minden
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Cuxhaven
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Hann. Münden
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room surcharge
Minden
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Cuxhaven
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
55.00
28.00
62.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
65.00
37.00
65.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
55.00
28.00
62.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
65.00
37.00
65.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
55.00
28.00
62.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
65.00
37.00
65.00
39.00
83.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Transfer 1
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Daily
Season 2
Apr 25, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 15, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024

Daily
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024

Daily
Hann. Münden
Double room p.p. Cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room surcharge 28.00 28.00 28.00
Minden
Double room p.p. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Cuxhaven
Double room p.p. 83.00 83.00 83.00
Single room surcharge 65.00 65.00 65.00
Hann. Münden
Double room p.p. Cat. A 65.00 65.00 65.00
Single room surcharge 37.00 37.00 37.00
Minden
Double room p.p. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Cuxhaven
Double room p.p. 83.00 83.00 83.00
Single room surcharge 65.00 65.00 65.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
Unisex E-Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
129.00
299.00
129.00
Prices per person in GBP

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Services / Information

Services

Including

  • 11 nights in the chosen category, including breakfast
  • Personal welcome meeting (German)
  • Luggage transfer(s) max. 1 piece of luggage 20 kg per person
  • Travel folder 1x per room (German with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
  • (Optional) Return transfer by minibus to Hann. Münden, €119 per person, reservation required, to be paid on site and possible daily. Costs to bring your own bike €30 per bike
Arrival information
  • Airport: Bremen, Cologne or Hannover Airport(s)
  • Train: Hann, Munden station
  • Parking: Parking subject to availability, public parking near the hotel
  • Return: For the correct train or bus connection see www.omio.com
General information
  • Arrival on Wednesday not possible

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