This tour starts on the edge of Berlin in the south-western part of the city, where we will follow the river Havel through the Grunewald forest before you arrive at the first highlight of this ride. An old cold war-radar station on the Teufelsberg, one of the highest points in Berlin. After memorizing the nice overview of west-Berlin in your head or on the phone, we will really start heading out of the city, onto the Döberitzer Heide.
This natural reserve takes care of wild animals, as well as hikers and cyclists. With its wide and sandy roads on a hilly terrain it provides nice views and also a challenging terrain for those who want to bring the heartrate up by powering through this calm piece of landscape. Of course we can also take it easy, while we head further through little villages, to meet the river Havel again. This time we have to cross it on a ferry, which gives us the chance to relax, have chat off the bike and just literally get carried for a moment.
Back on the ground, we keep riding though rural areas, along an old clay pit, which is now filled with water and surrounded by single trails, passing another view spot before we arrive at the monument of Otto Lilienthal. Inspired by this aviation pioneer we will feel even more ready for the way back to Berlin. On a certain moment, only the city of Potsdam will separate us from our starting point. We can go around it either on a bike path along, of course, the Havel or on hilly terrain in the south of this city. Obviously going right through Potsdam is also an option, as the castle of Sanssouci and other royal 18th century buildings are only one of the highlights this city has to offer.
Either way, back to Berlin we go. Back at our meeting point there will be no reason to rush as the Loretta Biergarten at the Wannsee is a perfect chance to fill up with food and drinks right after the experience.