Cycling Tour: Kiel Canal

8 Days / 341 km (212 m) / from 569 €

Admire the vast number of ships ‘til your heart’s content. Cycle from Kiel to Rendsburg and to the canals of Friedrichstadt. Cross the Eider River on your way to Büsum and Brunsbüttel on the North Sea coast, and return to Kiel.


Day 1: Arrival in Kiel

Discover the maritime culture in Kiel on the fjord. The heartbeat of the city is the fjord with one of the largest wharfs in Europe.

Day 2: Kiel – Rendsburg

Distance: approx. 50 km

Today’s leg of the tour begins at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof Hörnbrücke). Cycle past the fjord ferry terminals and the Tirpitz Marine Harbour to the lock in Holtenau. (You can visit the lock, if you like.) Continue on the trail to Rendsburg. There are many interesting historical structures along the way such as lock chambers. Spend the night in Rendsburg.

Day 3: Rendsburg – Friedrichstadt

Distance: approx. 54 km

Leave the Kiel Canal and cycle to Chrsiansholm, Bergenhusen (“stork village”), and Friedrichstadt. This part of the trail takes you through unique landscape around Hohner Lake and through the river plain of Sorge. Indigenous animals such as the European otter and bird species such as the white stork are seen there. Stay overnight in Friedrichstadt.

Day 4: Friedrichstadt – Tönning – Büsum

Distance: approx. 50 km

Today’s leg of the tour takes you along the Eider River to Tönning (Multimar-Wattform Information Centre) with its cutter harbour. Continue through the Katinger Watt Nature Reserve to the Eider Barrier. Reach Büsum via the dyke and the Kiel Canal bicycle trail. There is an observation tower at the Eider Barrier from which you can observe the birds in the nature reserve. Stay overnight in or near Büsum.

Day 5: Büsum – Brunsbüttel

Distance: approx. 57-62 km

Cycle through the district of Dithmarschen and admire the many dykes and the Wadden Sea. Continue on the Kiel Canal bicycle trail to Brunsbüttel. Enjoy the unique beauty as you cycle through the “Speicherkoog” by Meldorf and through the town of Meldorf with its cathedral, St. Michaelisdonn. As an alternative, you can cycle through Friedrichskoog, where seals like to bathe in the sun. Spend the night in Brunsbüttel.

Day 6: Brunsbüttel – Rendsburg

Distance: approx. 68 km

Start today at the canal lock. The Kiel Canal was built over 100 years ago and is known as the most trafficked man made canal in the world. Continue along the canal on the bicycle trail to Hochdonn and Rendsburg. Spend the night in Rendsburg.

Day 7: Rendsburg – Kiel

Distance: approx. 57 km

The last leg of the tour takes you along the south side of the canal. Either cycle through the pedestrian tunnel or take the ferry across the waterway. Enjoy the charming surroundings as you cycle to the state capitol, Kiel. You will most likely see a ferry or two pass under the magnificent bridges. After you arrive at the lock in Holtenau, continue on the trail alongside the fjord to the train station. Spend the night in Kiel.

Day 8: Departure from Kiel

Turn in your rental bike and depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation home.


Preis in € pro Person *Cat. ICat. II
Double Room569.00729.00
Single Room799.00999.00

Season Prices

From 23.05.2020 to 30.08.2020

  • 90.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 110.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

Additional Services

  • Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 80.00 €
  • Elektro-Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 160.00 €

Group Discounts

If 5 people or act together more. Is granted in the following periods a group discount.

  • From 02.05.2020 to 20.09.2020

Children's Discount

Children under 4 travel for free

Children (5-15 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 50% discount per child
  • Up to two children in their own room (w/two adults paying for a double): 15% discount per child
  • One child sharing a double room with an adult: 15% discount for child

Children (from 16 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 10% discount per child



Preis in € pro Person*Cat. ICat. II
Single Room115.00125.00
Double Room65.0075.00


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Kiel Canal
8 Days / 7 Nights
Sundays, 30th April - 17th September 2016
Alternative dates can be arranged for groups of 4 or more participants
Close out dates: Kieler Woche 18th - 25th June 2016

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. ICat. II
Double Room569729
Single Room799999

Achtung: Diese Reise ist nicht für Personen mit Mobilitätseinschränkung geeignet.

By train - to Kiel Hauptbahnhof (central station)

By car - Public parking costs approx. € 5,- to € 8,-/day. or hotel parking partly free of charged and unguarded. All parking depends on availability. Reservations are not accepted and fees are payable on-site.

All costs subject to change.

Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

  • Accommodations for 7 nights (according to booking category)
  • Breakfast included
  • Canal Cruise in Fiedrichstadt
  • Luggage transfer service to each hotel
  • On-site tour presentation
  • 7-Day Service Hotline
  • 1x Tour information packet per booked room
  • GPS-Track on request

Übernachtung in Brunsbüttel nur in Kategorie I möglich.