The final Stage of the Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege was a lovely cycle across the district of Spandau towards the border of Berlin and Brandenburg. The extremely well-paved path along the Bullengraben was excellent for cycling through some very residential areas in Berlin. The final stretch took me in the moor landscape around the Hahneberg with some great views over the Brandenburg landscape.
The second Stage of the Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege was a beautiful tour through the many sides of Spandau. I left the river Havel to head into the lush Spandauer Forst before circling back to the river for some beautiful waterside views. I encountered lots of sheep (yeyy!) and enjoyed spectacular views from the Hahneberg too.
Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege Stage 1/20 – Spreeweg/Berliner Urstromtal / Spree Trail/Berlin Glacial Valley
The start of a new Grand Tour is always exciting and this one would take me through Berlin’s numerous parks, forests and along waterways using the official Grüne Hauptwege (Green Routes). The first route followed roughly the path of the river Spree to connect the west and east borders of Berlin. This was a lovely Stage passing through the old towns of Spandau and Köpenick as well as the hustle and bustle of central Berlin.
Cycling the Berliner Mauerweg (Berlin Wall Path) has been on my To Do List for ages! I finally managed to complete the whole path in a single day and it was well worth it. Starting (and ending) in central Berlin, passing along waterways and along fields – the varied terrain and sights were fantastic. But also a reminder of how West Berlin was surrounded by a huge concrete wall and that many East Berliners risked their lives to cross that border.
Stage 34 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel looped around the districts of central Spandau plus some stops in Brandenburg to spice up the Stage.
My blood glucose was not very well-behaved during Stage 27 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. Despite this it was a great tour enjoying some of the many lakes and water ways in and around Berlin. Plus a visit to the car-loving town of Falkensee!
Stage 2 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel had me leaving Berlin for the first time by heading out west towards Dallgow-Döberitz.