Finally I decided to make a small bike tour this sunday. The plan is to take the train early in the morning. Go to a nice place to ride our bikes. Stop in a big lake, eat there and swim. After, biking a little bit more and finally take the train and come back to Berlin.
"Apricus" suggested the Uckermark north of Berlin. I never wasnt been there, but it looks like interesting: A lot of lakes and forest. And not so far away from Berlin.
How much kms?
What do you need?
A bike, one new Inner-tube, Puncture repair Kit and bike pump. Some food, water, clothes for the rain (in Germany it always rains), bathing suit and towel (to swim), some money to pay the train, good humor and a big smile.
At what time?
I am thinking going there early, about 8:00 in the morning. Yes, I know it is too early for a Sunday. But it is better to have a lot of time to stay outside, and come back not too late. If you wanna sleep, you can do it when we stop in the lake, :)
Here is the plan:
We will go fromTemplin (train station) via Lychen to Fürstenberg (train station). For this route wi will take the "flat surface" option that goes by officially designated long-distance bike-trails ("Tour Brandenburg").
At 8:10 we meet in the Reisezentrum to buy the ticket together., rail track 22. We will take the train RB 18238 direction templin at 08:36. Please come on time, the train is not going to wait for as.
At 10:08 we arrive to Templin. There starts our bike tour. Platkowsee,
Zensee, Grosser Lychensee, Stolpsee are some of the lakes that we will see in our route. We will stop in one of them to eat, and if the weather is good to swim.
At about 17:00 we will take the train in Fürstenberg to come back. This time is very flexibel, if the weather is good maybe we can stay more time in the lakes, if the weather is very bad maybe we come back earlier.
It costs 42 euro one ticket for 5 persons. We need also a ticket for the bike, wich actually can not find in the webseite from the “Deutsche Bahn”...
For the people who are going to go on sunday I will send you my mobile number. If you have any questions, just write it here or send me a message.
I hope to see you on Sunday !
P.D.: You are welcome to come, but you have to know that I am not a professional guide. It means that when I go to a new route with the bike I dont find always the right trail. Or another times I see an interesting trail wich were not in the original plan, and I can not resist to follow it...
It is also not a competition, so I like to go not so fast and enjoy the landscape. But if you want to go fast, you can do it...
P.D.2: In sommer sometimes the trains are full from bikes, and you have to wait for the next train. Thats also a reason to go very early in the morning.