This website is about bicycle holidays or bike vacations in Germany
and some its neighboring countries. While we mostly describe self-guided, unassisted,
bicycle tours, we briefly discuss the pros and cons of guided tours compaired to
self-guided, supported tours.
Note: The photographs in this site are
thumbnails. To see a larger image, click on the thumbnail. When done, navigate back
to text page.
We started writing this page in 1999 when the term, "self-guided" meant you
pack your panniers with whatever you need and head out for several days. For
several years now, the guided tour companies have began using the term,
self-guided" to mean they will provide a lot of service but no guide. Ok, that
makes some sense but now we have to change our terminology. So beginning in
2016, we use the term, "unsupported" bicycle tours. Meaning the same as
"self-guided, unassisted, unsupported."
We arranged this website so an English speaking cyclist, who has never cycled
in Europe, can organize his or her thoughts and plan a fun, eventful, bicycle tour
in Germany without having to reinvent the wheel.
By clicking the following links you can learn about:
Our Site Map provides an overview of all the topics
offered on our website and where they are in our menu.
Information presented on this site is accurate but where possible I have injected
humor. Travelogues can be boring but a little humor helps improve their readability.
In this website, you will learn how to conduct your own self-guided, non-supported,
bicycle tour in Germany or a neighboring country. Note:
we do not lead tours. We only provide you with the free information that you find
on this website.
Think of bicycle touring or cycle vacations as a green (environmentally friendly)
way to reinvigorate yourself. Germany, like many countries, is experiencing a dramatic
increase in cycle tourism. Merchants have found that it pays to invest in improved
cycle paths and amenities that appeal to cyclists such as places to store bicycles
under cover and secure from theft.
Thank you for visiting and have a great trip through
Germany on your bicycle.