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Day 5: Wittstock – Berlin

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 08 - 2010

Distance: 152.6 km
Ridetime: 9:01:30
Average: 16.9 km/h
Total distance: 498 km

A very long day on the road! In the beginning of the day I thought I had found the perfect route along a few lakes and through a forest into the next village. However, the next moment the road was blocked by a sign proclaiming that this was a military area forcing me to make a 25 km detour.

Back on the main road I was now in a bit of a pressure to reach Berlin before darkness. Also the last 5 days of cycling started to have some impact and progress was slower than normal.

A long day in the making. 105 km already done and still 37 km to Berlin.

Once I reached the outskirts of Berlin it took another two hours to navigate into downtown.

But what a great feeling it was to finally be passing all the famous landmarks such as Brandenburger Tor, Under den Linden, and Alexanderplatz on the way to the hostel.

Categories: Germany
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3 Responses so far.

  1. Juan says:

    At least the 25 km route was nice and quite 🙂

  2. What do you use to keep your GPS and cycle computer powered? A dynamo?

  3. The GPS will last for two and a half days worth of cycling. I don’t have a dynamo or a solar charger, so I just charge it from the power plugs once I get to a hotel room or a camp site.