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River Weser Cycle Path), © Peter Hübbe

Weser Cycle Path


Along the river through the Weser Up­lands to the North Sea

Hit the north! Idyll­ic river­side paths and low-moun­tain sec­tions lead cyc­lists from the Weser Up­lands to the North Sea.

Over 500 kilometres of well-constructed tracks link the Weser Uplands and the North Sea on one of Germany’s most popular long-distance cycle paths: the River Weser Cycle Path. More than 150,000 bicycle tourists use this route every year, from recreational cyclists and young families to experienced long-distance cyclists.

The Weser Cycle Path is characterised by the huge variety of its scenery: from idyllic riverside paths to low mountain ranges and the windswept North Sea for ambitious cyclists who follow it all the way to the end.

The entire route from the Weser Uplands to the North Sea is well-maintained and largely avoids busy roads. It is divided into 15 stages so that cyclists can choose the section that appeals to them and suits their level of fitness. The first six stages take in 185 kilometres of the Weser Uplands. Here, cyclists can admire and visit the many half-timbered towns, castles and palaces.

The onward stages head north, with the route passing directly by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Schloss Corvey. Shortly before Minden, the Porta Westfalica opens its gates for the Weser to flow into the North German Plain. Continuing along the middle course of the Weser, cyclists pass the towns of Nienburg and Verden, cross marsh and moor landscapes, and pass picturesque windmills and water mills. Further north, the Hanseatic city of Bremen is well worth a detour to see the Rathaus (City Hall), another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the historic old town. The route then continues northwards as far as Cuxhaven on the North Sea.

Those who wish to enjoy the diverse Weser landscape with less legwork can make use of the extensive network of 21 battery-changing stations and 40 rental stations for e-bikes. An environmentally friendly alternative to driving, these bikes run on electric power and can also support the cyclist’s natural pedalling action. Numerous cyclist-friendly accommodation providers and inns dot the route.

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Tour overview


Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
517.0
Duration in days
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Walking/Journey time in hours
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Highest point in metres
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Uphill altitude difference
759
Downhill altitude difference
881
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
easy

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Blick auf das Unesco-Welterbe Corvey, © Kulturkreis Hoexter-Corvey gGmbH
River Weser Cycle Path, © Peter Hübbe

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