London to Berlin Picture 1
London to Berlin Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: April - September

Max alt:  123m

Dist:  906

Min age:  18

Duration:  7

London to Berlin

Bike Adventure

Join us on another picturesque ride across Northern Europe, this time we head East from London taking in the gastronomy and pan flat countryside of Holland and Northern Germany. At 7 days of riding, it is an ideal itinerary to test yourself, all the while sampling gorgeous historic cities through Germany and a culture passionate about cycling.


Upon leaving the familiarity of our capital, we head North East through Essex and Suffolk passing by the Norman fort of Colchester before resting on the ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. We'll then head inland, riding through the most cycle orientated culture in the world, we'll pass through Rotterdam, Utrecht and stopping in Amserfoort to sample some brilliant dutch beer. Once we pass across the German border we'll head to Munster and pick up the expansive R1 Euroroute cycle path; we'll have a night to sample the Kuhviertel quarter and have a beer straight from the brewery! We then tackle the hilliest part of the route towards Brunswick and Hanover over the Weserbergland hills. Once in Brunswick we visit the Jagermeister Distillery and head for Brandenburg riding on uninterupted routes across the wetlands near Potsdammer all the way into Berlin. Our final days ride into Berlin is a gentle 70km before enjoying the stada des 17. juni, the main route that leads all the way to the Brandenburg gate. This trip is a tour of culture, history and gastronomy like no other.

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - London To Harwich [110km]
Ferry To Hook of Holland

*Day 2- Hook of Holland to Amserfoort

*Day 3- Amersfoort to Munster

*Day 4- Munster to Bielefeld

*Day 5- Bielefeld to Brunswick

*Day 6- Brunswick to Brandenburg

*Day 7- Brandenburg to Berlin


Please Note: distances are approximate


Itinerray Highlights:
-Olympic Park start location -Overnight ferry crossing to Holland -Visit to Utrecht -Overnight in Munster to enjoy the Kuhviertel quarter -Marienburg Castle -Overnight in Brunswick -Jagermeister distilery -Magdenburg -Potsdam -Strada des 17. Uni -Brandenburg Gate -Berlin Wall

 

Route Map


Accommodation

We will be staying in comfortable 2/3 star en-suite hotels using Twin or Triple rooms. Single rooms and hotel upgrades are available on request.

 

What is a Level 4.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious cycling challenges. Cycling days will be up to 10 hours (stops included), or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. You should have very good cycling fitness, with good leg strength, and you should be used to putting in regular training rides most weekends - with some good long rides. Most folks will consider these rides very long, and very challenging. Expect a mixture of length and terrain (think hilly!).

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

To participate in these events you need to be in good cycling fitness. You probably are capable of riding at high speeds for 2 to 2.5 hours, around 23 - 25 km/hr. And you should be used to riding long distances and over hilly terrain. If you do not cycle regularly you must be of very high fitness level - and should think about converting as soon as possible and getting on to a bike - you will need to develop your specific strength and cycling technique. Do not come on these challenges without having spent plenty of time in the saddle. Training rides should be up to 60 or 70 miles, and you should have done a few like this. You should be getting out on your bike most weekends in the run up to your event, seeking out longer climbs to improve your climbing fitness for the event.

 

Medical Issues

It is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic, Qualififed First Aiders, Baggage Transfer, Ferry Crossing, Hotel Accommodation (10 nights inc Monte Carlo) inc Breakfast, Challenge Pack

 

Excluded From Trip

Travel to and from event, Accommodation in London, Lunches, Evening Meals, however, please ask us if you require all meals to be included...this can be arranged.

 

Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit

Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable), Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Casual Evening Wear

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Other
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip 
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as first aid kits, our on hand support vehicle, and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. You will be issued with detailed safety guidance for riding safely. It is our primary focus to ensure you arrive safely at your journey's end without any crashes or accidents!

 

Weather

Mild warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - so be prepared to protect against the sun. Equally however, we could get unlucky! As we cross the Alps - temperatures will drop - so be ready for a range of temperatures, so please pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case!

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


 

 

Guide price

Price on Application

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

Event Location


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