Bikes, Cameras, Action
Hop on board of an epic #MojoTrek adventure.
Every kilometer tells a story:
The bike tour between Berlin and Copenhagen is made up of 14 stages.
Berlin to Copenhagen: The GPX Maps of All 14 Stages
I will make updates to this story as it unfolds over 20 days.
Each stage of the tour will begin with a progress bar at the top indicating our current position and number of kilometers travelled to that point.
This bar will fill up as we make progress towards Copenhagen,
Filmmaking on bike
Day one is a non-starter. We decide to delay our start from Berlin by one day due to weather. We will leave at 5 am next day and attempt to complete the first two stages.
This downtime, will allow us to repack out gear and see if we can lighten up our bags. Here is what we are carrying.
We Cycled for about eight hours to make it from Berlin to Zegelei Park in Mildenberg. (Trail map)
Here we will recover and make a tent camping for two nights at Alter Hafen guest house. This video shows what that all looks like as we leave Berlin in the pre-dawn light.
Note to self: The first Mecklenburg section of bike trail has more than 1.2 kilometers of vertical elevation. Exhausted after only 50km, we pitch our tent at a campground at the Zierker See.
Here are the maps we have loaded onto our Bike GPX app on our phones.
We probably lost 10 pounds in sweat today cycling along the dark and dusty country roads for nine hours between Neustrelitz and Waren.
Stage 05 Neustrelitz –Waren( Müritz)
We have now made up the lost kilometers from the day before and earned a day off to enjoy the watersports at the lake. (and tend to sore muscles)
The March to Rostock
We have an eye on the weather as thunderstorms are forecast the area for the next stage.
Waren is a holiday destination the Lake Muritz.
Many campgrounds circle the lake and the village features the usual trappings for tourists. It can be tempting to linger longer but we are determined to complete the Berlin to Copenhagen Bike tour.
We take the sunset in with a bike tour into the village to refresh our groceries and stop for a 360 photo selfie.
We have reached Stage Six of the 14 bicycle stages. Overnight and morning thunderstorms had us packing up and cycling in rain gear to reach our guest house in Linstow.
We will dry our gear out in rural style at a Linstow Gutshaus.
Linstow to Bützow Stage is a 73 km ride from the Gutshaus to a kayak-themed campground.
We make the 4-hour kayak tour operated by the couple that runs the campground and discover a local wine shop that sells only Georgian wines.
The final hour of the last bike stage in Germany held a surprise for us.
Our fifth and final German tent pitch is right on the Baltic Sea, at a place called Börgerende.
In the aftermath wake, the storm left us with a glorious sunset to timelapse film.
On Monday we take the short ferry ride from Rostock to Gedser, Denmark to start the six bike stages to reach Copenhagen.
We have arrived in Denmark.
We made it to the isle on Møn where we will tour around the next few days. There are giant cliffs to explore and we have to hunker down one day for a big rainstorm to pass through.
Today’s ride time was 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Denmark: Six Stages
We made the 55km round tour to the Møns Klint cliffs in non-stop rain.
After 15 days of #MojoTrek bicycle touring on the Berlin to Copenhagen Bike tour, we can pause for a #Mojo coffee and plot our assault on Copenhagen.
We are within striking distance of Copenhagen. We will take a rest day at Vemmetofte Beach pressing on to the pentultimate stage at Køge..
We are making our last tent pitch of this tour. On the Berlin to Copenhagen Bike tour we have spent 12 nights out of the 19 in our tiny Hilleberg Naiak tent, and we love it.
Spending all day and night outside is a treasure.
We are 55 kilometers from Copenhagen.
We reach Copenhagen after a final push against the wind, uphill and under cloudless skies.
We spent 51 hours, 35 minutes in the bike saddle and 20 days on this #MojoTrek. It will take all of seven hours to return to Berlin by train.
We made made 18 short films, used up 11 band-aids and one tube of Icy-Hot.
A photo gallery of how we cook on this #MojoTrek.
How we packed bicycle camp gear for the Berlin to Copenhagen tour
We ride with two Cube Kathmandu XT-class trekking bikes and we attach four bike bags, a “Kitchen” and a “Sleeping Bag.”
These are not E-bikes.
Berlin to Copenhagen Bike tour
Our bags are packed two days before the trip. And repacked again the day before to balance weight across the bike frame
Camp Bag One – Camp chairs, table, solar lamps, and food.
Weight: 9 kg
Camp Bag Two – Tent, mosquito net, tarp poles pegs and mats
Weight: 9 kg
Kitchen – Stove, utensils, cookware, plates, sink, cleanup, laundry line, etc.
Weight: 7 kg
Bag Jöerdis – Personal items and tech
Bag Robb – Personal items and cameras
Weight: 11 kg
Yellow Sleeping bag – Blankets, mats, silks, pillows for tent.
Wight: 3 kg
TOTAL LOAD: 48 kg
We could make this trip a lot easier if we just cycled from village to village and stayed in a hotel each night. That may be fine for some, but if you look the travel films we have made over the years that is not the best definition of a #MojoTrek.
- Leaving Berlin
- Mountain race
- Wood Xylophone
- The Gutshaus
- Castle and Moat
- Shelter from the storm
- Kayak tour
- Baltic Sea Sunset
- Bell Concert
- Ferry to Denmark
- Bicycle filming with #DoubleTake app
- How to upgrade a Danish Shelter
- End in sight
- Copenhagen Photo Safari
- Copenhagen by the Numbers
- Insta360 One R Review and Quick Start Editing Masterclass
- Metal Tripod
- Metal iPhone mount
- Wireless Mic
- Cold shoe Mount
- Lapel Mic
- Cable adapter (2)
- SC6- L Split track adapter
- On camera mini-shotgun mic
- Arca Swiss quick release plate and mount are included with the tripod – a very pro touch.
Check out the photo and video gear we took along.