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Premium Germany & Poland tour: ‘Amazon of the North’

‘Explore the cradle of the Prussians”

August 10 - 17 / 2024

Departure date: 10 august 2024
Average biking distance per day 35 to 70 KM / Level: Moderate


Bike, Barge and Cruise the Amazon of the North, Germany and Poland. Explore the cradle of the Prussians during this tour of former Prussia, and learn more about the former divided nation of Germany. Command your bike through a variety of surfaces, from tarmac to cobble stones, and ride across the sunny isle of Usedom. Cruise through stunning natural areas of the Havel, Oder & Peene rivers, and the Szczecin lagoon. Take a ride in the oldest ship lift in Germany, Niederfinow, and sample the Polish cuisine in Poland’s lively city of Szczecin.

Premium Germany & Poland tour: ‘Amazon of the North’ | ‘Explore the cradle of the Prussians”
Departure port: Malchin Destination: Berlin/Spandau Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany, Poland Average biking distance per day: 35 to 70 KM / Level: Moderate
Our tour guides consider this the most interesting tour that Merlijn has to offer - expect the unexpected.
Bike, Barge and Cruise the Amazon of the North, Germany and Poland.
€ 2.145,- p.p.
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Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Malchin – Demmin

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM, Merlijn sets sail for Demmin, where we will arrive after dinner and stay overnight. We will offer you a welcome drink and introduce the crew, as well as informing you about the tour and the ship, and give you a safety briefing. After departure, your holiday starts, as you enjoy the scenery on the ‘Amazon of the North’. Nature lovers can explore mysterious forests, blossoming meadows and hidden valleys. Our cruise will take us over the large Kummerower See & Peene River. Dinner will be served during the day’s cruise.

Day 2: Demmin – Alt Plestin – Stolpe – Anklam. Bike tour approx. 45 KM - or extend to 55 KM
Day 3: Anklam – Karnin – Kamminke / Usedom. Bike tour approx. 50 KM
Day 4: Kamminke – Szczecin. Bike tour approx. 30 KM
Day 5: Szczecin – Mescherin – Schwedt. Bike tour approx. 45 KM
Day 6: Schwedt – Oderberg – Eberswalde. Bike tour approx. 55 KM or short tour 25 KM
Day 7: Eberswalde – Oranienburg – Berlin/Spandau. Bike tour approx. 35 KM or extend to 70 KM
Day 8: Berlin/Spandau

Your bike & barge cruise will include:

  • 7 nights on board Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, hand soap, soap, shampoo, sewing kit, vanity kit, bathrobe & slippers.
  • culinary care 7 x breakfast buffets, 6 x packed lunches and 6 x 3-course dinners
  • coffee, tea and iced water
  • services of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a waterproof pannier, towel and universal helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • GPS tracks on most routes
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • all ferry fares en route
  • entrance to Stolpe tower
  • entrance to DDR (GDR) Museum


Your bike & barge cruise does not include:

  • 1 x dinner
  • drinks other than those mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities


For your comfort, we rent out electric bikes at € 30 each per day, reservations in advance are advisable.


The general terms and conditions of Merlijn de magie van water B.V. apply to all bookings, offers and agreements. Please find them on our website under ‘Terms & Conditions’.

Merlijn complies the General Data Protection Regulation to protect your privacy. Please find them on our website under ‘Privacy statement’.

We reserve the right to modify schedule and/or program. If (part of) the route is not navigable due to weather conditions and/or other nautical reasons and/or is closed off due to circumstances and/or for safety reasons, the operator and/or the captain has the right to change the schedule. This includes changing the location of departure and/or arrival and temporarily suspending departure. Nautical and/or meteorological reasons are understood to mean, among others, weather conditions, the tide, obstruction of waterways/shipping lanes, and the condition of the ship. Closed off due to circumstances and/or safety reasons are understood to mean, among others, terrorism, diseases, natural disasters. Changes in schedule and/or program do not give the customer the right on free cancellation.

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21 june 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed the 11-day Brugge to Amsterdam itinerary. Accommodations are excellent, Chef Christina creates magic from her kitchen, and the scenic countryside is postcard-perfect. The bikes and equipment are excellent and Wi-Fi-helmets a must-have. Not all barge and bike trips have Wi-Fi helmets. The group size of 20 was excellent. Finally, each crew member was welcoming and excellent in their role. Pack light and be open to weather-related and urban traffic issues.