Arrival and departure
The Mönchsweg route is directly linked to the railway network at its starting point and destinations in Bremen and Puttgarden.
There are also train stations along the way in: Harsefeld, Horneburg, Himmelpforten, Stade, Glückstadt, Itzehoe, Wrist, Bad Bramstedt, Großenaspe, Fahrenkrug, Bad Segeberg, Plön, Malente, Eutin, Neustadt i.H., Oldenburg i.H., Großenbrode and Burg a.F.
Route conditions and degree of difficulty
- The route runs largely across asphalted roads. The few unpaved sections lead through very attractive landscapes. The route is clear and is linked in parts to other long-distance cycle routes.
- In Lower Saxony, at the Elbe and at the Baltic Sea as well as the Schleswig-Holstein meadow landscape, the route is largely flat. In Holstein Switzerland, the route includes hills and gradients.
- The Mönchsweg route is fully signposted in both directions with logos and kilometre markings.
- Information boards are available in some of the open churches.
- The route is easy to cycle and also suitable for beginners.
Rest stops and overnight accommodation
Over 100 cycling-friendly overnight accommodation facilities are available along the Mönchsweg. Some of these are also classified as Bed & Bike facilities. You can find a list of contact details and information on guest houses, hotels, camp sites and youth hostels along the Mönchsweg route at www.moenchsweg.de (in German) as well as in the free-of-charge brochure on the Mönchsweg.
You can also find cycling accommodation on the Radroutenplaner (in German).