Arrival and departure
The cities of Wedel, Elmshorn, Itzehoe, Neumünster, Rendsburg, Schleswig and Flensburg are linked to the Deutsche Bahn railway network. Trains run every hour and can accommodate bicycles.
Route conditions and degree of difficulty
- The route quality in Germany and Denmark is good. The route runs largely along asphalted cycle paths and low-traffic side streets. Up until Rendsburg, you cycle primarily on country roads with concrete slabs. In the north, some sections run along sandy, wooded or field paths. These are the original routes of the historic Ochsenweg.
- In Denmark, some sections have gentle gradients. In Germany, the route is largely flat.
- The cycle route is fully signposted with a logo symbolising the Jutland Peninsula – the landmass between North Sea and Baltic Sea.
- Due to several sections on unpaved cycle paths and partial sections on busy roads, the Ochsenweg has a medium degree of difficulty. In general, however, it is also suitable for beginners and families with children who can cycle on their own.
Rest stops and overnight accommodation
There are rest stops along the route. On some sections, covered and lockable bicycle parking spaces are available.
Restaurants and kiosks are available for meals. Camp and nature sites, hotels, guest houses and youth hostels provide overnight accommodation. There are also classified Bed & Bike facilities along the route.
If you would like to download information about the Ochsenweg, please click here (in German).
You can also find cycling accommodation on the Radroutenplaner (in German).