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Kiel Canal Tour

4,5 / 5 stars (32 reviews)
travel code
SHL08
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
From 698 €
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Non-binding offer SHL 08
Price calculator last updated: January 26.02.2024, XNUMX

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Ships watch - and cycle with the ships. You cycle from Kiel via Rendsburg to the canals of Friedrichstadt. Over the Eider to the North Sea coast to Büsum and Brunsbüttel. Here it always goes along the Kiel Canal back to Kiel.

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience

During the day on your own. The lifeline of the port city is the fjord with one of the largest shipyards in Europe.

Overnight place: Kiel

On the Fördeweg, past the piers of the big cruise and Baltic Sea ferries and the Tirpitzhafen to the locks in Holtenau. Continue on what is probably the most interesting section of the route, the Kanalweg, to Rendsburg. You will always come across historical buildings of the old Eider Canal.

Overnight place: Rendsburg

You are now leaving the Kiel Canal and cycling via Christiansholm and Bergenhusen (Storchendorf) to Friedrichstadt. The stage takes you through a unique natural landscape around the Hohnersee and the Sorge river valley. Many animal species, such as white storks and otters, are at home here.

Overnight place: Husum

Today's stage takes you along the Eider to Tönning with its historic cutter port. Continue through the Kattinger Watt to the Eider barrage with observation tower.
On the dyke and the North Sea Cycle Path you now reach the spa town of Büsum.

Overnight place: Büsum/surroundings

Today you cycle through the wide landscape of Dithmarschen with its dykes and the Wadden Sea to Brunsbüttel. 

Overnight place: Brunsbüttel (overnight stay in Brunsbüttel only possible in category I)

Today's stage begins at the locks, the mouth of the Kiel Canal.
Thousands of ships navigate the canal every year, making it the most used artificial waterway in the world. The Kiel Canal Cycle Path now always follows the canal via Hochdonn to Rendsburg.

Overnight place: Rendsburg

The last stage takes you to the south side of the canal. Now it goes on the charming canal path to the state capital Kiel. Imposing high bridges are passed on this route. Arrived at the locks in Holtenau, it goes on the Fördeweg.

Overnight place: Kiel

After breakfast, travel on your own or with an extension.

Overnight place: Kiel (departure)

  • 7 nights in the booked category including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
  • on request GPS data
Savings tip: 3% early bird discount until February 29.02.24, XNUMX
  • The discount is automatically deducted during the booking process.
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Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
27.04.2024/02.05.2024 - XNUMX 719,00 € 919,00 €
03.05.2024/21.06.2024 - XNUMX 859,00 € 1.039,00 €
22.06.2024/17.08.2024 - XNUMX 959,00 € 1.159,00 €
18.08.2024/22.09.2024 - XNUMX 859,00 € 1.039,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
27.04.2024/02.05.2024 - XNUMX 969,00 € 1.219,00 €
03.05.2024/21.06.2024 - XNUMX 1.109,00 € 1.339,00 €
22.06.2024/17.08.2024 - XNUMX 1.209,00 € 1.459,00 €
18.08.2024/22.09.2024 - XNUMX 1.109,00 € 1.339,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 90,00 €
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags: 210,00 €

group discounts

When 5 people or more are traveling together. A group discount will be given in the following periods.
Further information and the discount scale can be found under Offers > Group discounts .


Kiel

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast (no extra bed) 73,00 € 99,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 € 155,00 €

Kiel (departure)

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast (no extra bed) 73,00 € 99,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 € 155,00 €

4,5 / 5 stars (32 verified reviews)

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Route description was partially incorrect, which led to detours. The overnight stay in the Hotel Treenehof in Friedrichstadt is dangerous for allergy sufferers (horse hair, cat hair, hay fever, etc.); a reference to this would be helpful. Problems with the bike or with the accommodation in Friedrichstadt were solved on site by Mr. Rusch and the hotel management.
- knopki


All-round successful bike tour

An all-round successful bike tour. We waren very satisfied.
- Snotty


Kiel Canal with extra overnight stay

We booked this tour with an extra night at the Westerdeichstrich mill. There was no canal cruise. The first hotels (Kiel, Rendsburg, Friedrichstadt) waren ok - but quite impersonal. On the way there were hardly any inns - so only moderate rest stops. The on-site signposting was consistently "exciting". In Rendsburg (Sun.) and Friedrichstadt (Mon.) waren the local locations are very limited. Things improved towards the North Sea coast. The Mühlenhof in Westerdeichstrich showed itself from its best side: warm, friendly hosts and a great ambience! We had two nights there - recommended. The “Schleusenhotel” in Brunsbüttel also deserves special mention. We arrived completely soaked after a heavy thunderstorm! A very personal and warm welcome at the hotel and the wet things were immediately taken to the drying room - super service! The room was also a good size and everything was well arranged for small drying tasks in the bathroom. All in all, a well-organized cycling trip without any major problems. On the maps, a larger overview of the cycle paths would be desirable in order to search for alternatives. The ADFC regional map of the Schleswig-Holstein North Sea coast was useful, and perhaps the map of Schleswig-Flensburg as well. The included Kiel Canal cycle path compass tour map is too detailed and quite complicated, as it focuses on the pure NOK with all its cliffs. Thank you very much for this beautiful bike tour!
- Erhard Alfons Dommes


Varied tour "Around the Kiel Canal"

We rode the pedelec and a good saddle, the distances waren therefore no problem. There was sun, wind, rain and showers (typical northern German). The higher price range for the accommodation has paid off in terms of comfort! The staff was friendly and accommodating in every accommodation. One hotel was very stylish; Unfortunately, the artist designing the space was a bit tight, and the bicycles also had to be parked in the yard. Otherwise there was always a dry room. The tour leads through the hinterland of Schleswig-Holstein. Visits to restaurants on the Fromend must be planned. The people in SH are friendly and helpful. A pit stop on the way to the workshop was organized in no time. The tour does not always follow signposted paths, so it is worth using the GPX data offered in a navigation system. Thanks to the information in the travel documents on the canal administration website, I was able to plan a current diversion into the stage.
- Manfred Koehler


Anonymous evaluation of the SHL 08 (20.08.2021)

At 2 of the wheels we hadn't warmed up with the bells. Operation takes a lot of getting used to.
- Anonymous


Upgradable

The trip with GPS can probably still be expanded in some places, but helpful in connection with the maps provided, as there were often no signs along the route.
- Anonymous


Thank you for a well organized bike tour

The tour through Schleswig-Holstein was interesting and varied but never boring. Thanks to the GPS data, the planned route of the tour was relatively easy to find, despite often confusing signage. The organization of the luggage transport worked very well. The selection of hotels along the route was very good, with one exception. The Hotel Herzog Friedrich in Friedrichstadt was out of the ordinary. A very small, shabby and out-of-fashion room (approx. 9 square meters) gave me and my wife "pure claustrophobia". The double bed was too small and prevented a restful night's sleep. What we found most negative was the mood the hotel owner showed towards the guests. The whole time I had the impression that I was a troublemaker.
-Bernd Raguse


Nice tour with weather-related restrictions

We liked the hotels booked in category 1 very much, with one exception, she waren centrally located with good breakfast and nice service. The luggage was always at the new location on time. Instead of Friedrichstadt there was an overnight stay in Husum. Only the Mühlenhof in Westerdeichstrich is off the beaten track and from our point of view neither the quality nor the price-performance ratio in the restaurant was right. If there was a hurricane on one day, we would have liked the travel agency to help organize the journey to the next hotel. The documents sent with GPS files for the route waren partially out of date. The information on the canal authority's website also seems outdated, which led to some unplanned detours. Overall, it was still a very nice bike tour with a great view of the Kiellinie in Kiel, the canal again and again, beautiful smaller towns and the Wadden Sea. We rode our own bikes.
-Flemming


Great bike tour

Great bike tour
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SHL 08

Kiel Canal Tour

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 375 km

Every Saturday and Sunday from April 27th to September 22nd, 2024 (special dates possible for 4 people or more); Blackout dates: June 22nd + 23.06rd; June 29th + 30.06th and July 27th and 28.07th.

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast From 719 € From 919 €
Single room including breakfast From 969 € From 1219 €

Additional 3% early bird discount until February 29.02.24th, XNUMX

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Train: to/from Kiel main station  

Parking:

  • public car park Sophienhof: 6 € / night or one-time weekly ticket 35 € (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site) 
  • Further parking options (free/paid) at www.parkopedia.de

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

Hotel examples - hotel may vary - all rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category I = comfort

These are middle-class hotels or guesthouses with mostly 3*** stars, rarely 2** stars (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer comfortable rooms, a decent breakfast buffet and a cozy atmosphere. They are mostly in a central location.

Category II Premium

Here we book comfort or first-class hotels for you. Some of these are very good 3-star and 4-star hotels (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer special comfort or are highly recommended due to their special location and ambience. They are mostly in a central location.
   

Kiel

 
Kiel Berlin Court
Category I = Berliner Hof (standard room) Category II = Hotel Birke - 4-star superior hotel (classic and comfort rooms)

Rendsburg

 
Hotel Rendsburg in Rendsburg Hotel Convent Garden in Rendsburg
Category I = Hotel Rendsburg Category II = Convent Garden
   
   
   

 

  • No additional nights are possible during the tour
  • Overnight stay in Brunsbuettel NUR possible in category 1.
  • No extra bed possible in a double room

NOT INCLUDED: cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure travel, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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