Cycling from Berlin to Copenhagen involves completing 14 stages of riding and one ferry crossing. For a journey of more than 700 kilometers taking place on bike trails that means that you have to have your GPS maps sorted out for each day’s ride.

Here is an overview of the trek as it crosses Germany.

The first step is to locate a set of trusted GPX files for the route. GPX files are simple XML text files that include a list of ultra-precise tracking points that will keep you on the path.

 

I uploaded my GPX files to a custom Google Map where I could spot out potential camping places for the three-week journey.

Germany: Eight Stages

I add details also for the ferry crossing. Advance planning is key for making these moments as stress-free as possible. Thankfully we learned that we would be allowed into Denmark as long as we had a hotel reservation for at least six nights. That gave a target date for when we had to reach the ferry terminal.

Most days we will ride around 50 kilometers and I have also uploaded the GPX files to the BikeGPX site and then added the maps to my BikeGPX app on my iPhone.

I now have a map for each daily ride in this app, as well as the master map that includes all 14 stages.

That gives us confidence that we will be able to more easily pick up the trail and stay on it.

I then do the same with the GPX files for the Danish stages.

Denmark: Six Stages

Download my maps and the BikeGPX app.

TRAIL MAPS
Berlin to Copenhagen Cycling Stages

Get the BIKE GPX app 

 

Cycle from Berlin to Copenhagen: GPX Maps of All 14 Stages
https://bikegpx.com/routes/2bc117e6

01 Berlin to Oranienburg
https://bikegpx.com/routes/d405dfbf

02 Oranienburg to Zehdenick
https://bikegpx.com/routes/e218c729

03 Zehdenick-Fürstenberg
https://bikegpx.com/routes/bc2ac672

04 Fürstenburg to Neustrelitz
https://bikegpx.com/routes/12636df5

05 Neustrelitz –Waren( Müritz)
https://bikegpx.com/routes/34f76800

06 Waren (Müritz) – Krakow am See
https://bikegpx.com/routes/e04ad909

07 Krakow am See – Bützow
https://bikegpx.com/routes/9b1e2632

08 Bützow – Rostock
https://bikegpx.com/routes/7ea4b1bf

09 Gedser – Nykøbing
https://bikegpx.com/routes/a79c7b33

10 Nykøbing – Stege/Møn
https://bikegpx.com/routes/a80e2c57

11 Stege-Møn-Stege
https://bikegpx.com/routes/a17551b8

12 Stege – Rødvig
https://bikegpx.com/routes/3aa31c74

13 Rødvig-Køge
https://bikegpx.com/routes/b8c56d69

14 Køge-København
https://bikegpx.com/routes/4487162e

 

Downoad the mapsWe’ll be documenting the 700 kilometer cycle trip travel with this 360 cam from Insta360.

 

Check out more of the gear I am using on this story.