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This website is about bicycle holidays or bike vacations in Germany and some its neighboring countries. While we mostly describe self-guided, unassisted, unsupported bicycle tours, we briefly discuss the pros and cons of guided tours compared to self-guided, supported tours.

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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 begun using the term, self-guided" to mean they will provide a lot of services but no guide. Ok, that makes some sense but now we have to change our terminology. So beginning in 2016, we use the term, "self-guided and self-supported" 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.

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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 and self-supported, bicycle tour in Germany or a neighboring country. Note: we do not lead tours or rent bicycles. 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 though Germany on your bicycle.

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