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.
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.
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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.
Berlin to Copenhagen Cycling Stages
Get the BIKE GPX app
Cycle from Berlin to Copenhagen: GPX Maps of All 14 Stages
01 Berlin to Oranienburg
02 Oranienburg to Zehdenick
04 Fürstenburg to Neustrelitz
05 Neustrelitz –Waren( Müritz)
06 Waren (Müritz) – Krakow am See
07 Krakow am See – Bützow
08 Bützow – Rostock
09 Gedser – Nykøbing
10 Nykøbing – Stege/Møn
12 Stege – Rødvig
Check out more of the gear I am using on this story.