|Long Distance Cycling Tour: Prague (CZ) - Binz (D)
each stage the GPS
track (gpx format) and map (jpg format) can be downloaded. They are compressed to zip files; with a size between 74 and 184 KB).
Tracks are based on Garmin Edge 705 GPS recordings. Start and end
are at a tourist office or near the accommodation where we have stayed
in 2012. The height difference that we have overcome (hm) includes
hills, dikes, viaducts etc. Detours
sightseeing, coffee stops or shopping have been deleted. Maps are made with GPS visualizer.
The accuracy of GPS tracks is reasonably high; the average distance between two waypoints is 39 meters. On purpose algorithms that simplify tracks are not used. To my experience they remove not only redundant points, but sometimes also critical points.
|Day 1||Start: Prague railway station (Praha h.n.). End: Roudnice nad Labem, Pension Renda.||90 km, 400 hm, 2510 waypoints||download|
|Day 2||Start: Riudnice nad Labem, Pension Renda. End: Bad Schandau, Tourist Office.||93 km, 270 hm, 2611 waypoints||download|
|Day 3||Start: Bad Schandau, Tourist Office. End: Dresden, Tourist Office in Kulturpalast.||43 km, 170 hm, 1138 waypoints||download|
|Day 4||Start: Dresden, Pirnaischer Platz. End: Belgern, Markt.||85 km, 220 hm, 2060 waypoints||download|
|Day 5||Start: Belgern, Markt. End: Wittenberg, Markt.||86 km, 150 hm, 1997 waypoints||download|
|Day 6||Start: Wittenberg, Markt. End: Potsdam, Tourist Office at Brandenburger Strasse.||37 km, 160 hm, 1007 waypoints||download|
|Day 7||Start: Potsdam, Tourist Office. End: Berlin-Mitte, Brandenburger Tor.||81 km, 414 hm, 1898 waypoints||download|
|Day 8||Start: Berlin-Mitte, Brandenburger Tor. End: Zehdenick, Berliner Strasse.||88 km, 350 hm, 2361 waypoints||download|
|Day 9||Start: Zehdenick, Berliner Strasse. End: Wesenberg, Markt.||66 km, 340 hm, 1968 waypoints||download|
|Day 10||Start: Wesenberg, Markt. End: Malchin, Markt.||86 km, 260 hm, 2111 waypoints||download|
|Day 11||Start: Malchin, Markt. End: Stralsund, Tribseer Damm.||98 km, 370 hm, 2485 waypoints||download|
|Day 12||Start: Stralsund, Tribseer Damm. End: Breege-Juliusruh, Ringstrasse.||77 km, 230 hm, 2076 waypoints||download|
|Day 13||Start: Breege-Juliusruh, Ringstrasse. End: Binz auf Rügen, Bahnhof DB.||48 km, 450 hm, 1482 waypoints||download|
tour consisted of a sequence of sections of various long
distance cycle routes. Characteristics of road quality and
are given below.
Note that from Marienwerder to Zehdenick (31 km) we have followed local roads and cycle paths. Click here to download a detailed map (246 KB).
|Czech long distance cycle route no. 2.
Prague - Czech/German border.
In Prague indicated as route A2.
Guide: Esterbauer, Elbe-Radweg 1
|Road quality varies considerably. Very bad parts after Klecany (see day 1),
and between Roudice nad Labem and Litomerice. Parts of a new cycle path
between Litomerice and Ustí nad Labem were under construction.
Few signposts are difficult to find or seems to be missing.
Czech.German border - Luherstadt Wittenberg.
Guide: Esterbauer, Elbe-Radweg 1 , or
Kay Wewior: Das Ostdeutschland GPS RadReiseBuch
|Good quality cycle paths or quiet local roads. Clearly signposted as Elbe-Radweg in Saksen. in Saksen-Anhalt the route is indicated as no. R2 (last 40 km to Lutherstadt Wittenberg).|
Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Berlin.
Guide: Esterbauer, Europa Radweg R1 , or
Kay Wewior: Das Ostdeutschland GPS RadReiseBuch
leaving Wittenberg initially mainly unpaved roads, but of good quality,
through Naturpark Hoher Fläming. In Brandenburg excellent, well
signposted, cycle paths and quiet local roads.
After Potsdam-Wannsee follow signs to Berlin-Mitte.
Berlin - Marienwerder.
Guide: Esterbauer, Radfernweg Berlin-Usedom
|Mostly good quality roads. Usually clearly signposted. Follow the Mauer- Radweg for the first 9 km in Berlin (Brandenburger Tor / Ebertstrasse to Esplanade / Dolomitenstrasse). After the Bernauer Strasse the Mauer- and Berlin-Usedom-Radweg merge. Then, stay on the Radfernweg B-U.|
|Radfernweg Berlin - Kopenhagen.
Zehdenick - Waren.
Guide: Esterbauer, Radfernweg Berlin-Kopenhagen
|Good quality roads. Well signposted.
15 km after Fürstenberg (3 km after leaving the village Strasen) stay on L251 to Wüstrow and Wesenberg !! Ignore the sign that points to a sandy path at left. It leads to a mountain bike track.
|Radfernweg Hamburg - Rügen.
Waren - Stralsund.
Guide: Das Ostdeutschland GPS RadReiseBuch
|Roads in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have a highly variable quality; from excellent, paved bike paths to bumpy cobblestones and strips of subsided, corroded concrete slabs. Cycling is safe, but not always relaxed.|
Stralsund - Binz.
Guide: Esterbauer,Ostseeküsten-Radweg 2 or
guide: Das Ostdeutschland GPS RadReiseBuch
|The infrastructure for cyclists on the island of Rügen is often disappointing. Most cycle paths are unpaved, partly sandy and narrow. Also signposting needs improvement.|
Prague - Wittenberg
Wittenberg - Wesenberg
Wesenberg - Binz