At the start of spring at the latest, this itch starts again, and we want to go outside: outdoors, in nature, with the sun on our faces, discovering the area and enjoying life. A bike ride is the perfect idea here: who says you can’t explore Hamburg by bike? So, get in the saddle, and off you go!
With our in-house bike hire at the Grand Elysée Hamburg, we offer you the chance to hire a bike quickly and easily – so you can start the nicest cycle routes through Hamburg, directly from the hotel. The bike hire is included in your stay at the Grand Elysée Hamburg, and therefore works very simply via our Concierge service: tell us your room number here, and the desired hire time. According to availability, you can then use your bike for the whole day. So, there is nothing standing in the way of a long bike ride – the “gateway to the world” is literally open to you.
As a dyed in the wool Hamburger, we of course have the home advantage over our guests – we would be pleased to tell you our favourite cycle routes in the most beautiful city in the North. So, there is something for every requirement and every time frame. We hope you have lots of fun on your bike ride!
Perfect for “the small round trip“: From the Grand Elysée Hamburg, it is two minutes to the banks of the Outer Alster – your starting point for the bike ride. Whether you ride clockwise or anticlockwise is not important, because the view of the Outer Alster is breathtakingly beautiful at any time. You cross the districts of Rotherbaum, Harvestehude, Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde, before you cross the Kennedy bridge at the south tip of the Alster basin, and still have the option of a detour: to the new town for shopping, or would you prefer to discover the Sternschanze? The choice is yours!
On the way to the city park Hamburg, you can enjoy the best view of the Alster. Thereby, you cross the district of Harvestehude, and cycle from there on a comfortable cycle path until Winterhude. Here, you can’t miss the city park: The park, which opened in 1914, is home to the popular fairground, generous natural resources, and a multitude of buildings and works of art, as well as the re-opened Planetarium Hamburg.
From the Grand Elysée Hamburg, set off in a southern direction: along the Wallgraben and the Dammtorwall, leave the shopping district to the left, and ride to the 47-hectare botanical garden “Planten un Blomen”. While riding past, you can discover the park lake with water light organ, the Japanese garden with tea house, or the rose garden, and finally leave the old Elbpark and Michelwiese behind you before you cross the inland port and cycle along the Speicherstadt. Nearby, there is the opportunity for a stop at the Elbphilharmonie, and if you continue riding in an eastern direction, you will soon reach Hafencity.
Along the Alster, for the most part you are cycling on routes made up of cycle paths, which take you via Harvestehude and Winterhude through the big city park to Ohlsdorf. This district is not only the biggest park cemetery in the world, but also provides space for relaxation, being the biggest combined green space in Hamburg. The unique natural landscape of the park can be explored via its own 17-kilometre-long path network.