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Nordseeküsten-Radweg (D-Route 1)

Bicycle Touring · Germany
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    Photo: Hafen und Tourismus GmbH Weener
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    Photo: Hafen und Tourismus GmbH, Heiner Duering
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    Photo: Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden
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    Photo: Touristik GmbH Krummhörn-Greetsiel
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    Photo: Touristik GmbH Krummhörn-Greetsiel
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    Photo: Touristik GmbH Krummhörn-Greetsiel
  • / Westgaster Mühle
    Photo: Carsten Lippe, Wirtschaftsbetriebe der Stadt Norden GmbH
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    Photo: Tourismus GmbH Gemeinde Dornum
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    Photo: G.H.Kloppert
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    Photo: © Stöver Fotografie GbR www.stoeverfotografie.de, Martin Stöver
  • / Langwarder Groden
    Photo: Katja Benke, Die Nordsee GmbH
  • / Blick über den ehemaligen Holzhafen
    Photo: Uwe H. Friese, Wikimedia Commons
  • / Aussichtsturm Deutscher Olymp
    Photo: Florian Trykowski, Cuxland-Tourismus
  • / Stader Hansehafen und historische Fachwerkhäuser
    Photo: Urlaubsregion Altes Land am Elbstrom
  • / Blütenvielfalt auf den Eiderdammflächen
    Photo: Monika Povel
  • / Der Große Turm im Katinger Watt überblickt Wasserflächen und Feuchtwiesen.
    Photo: Anja Szczesinski / WWF Wattenmeerbüro
  • / Seabed meets horizon - in the Wadden Sea National Park the motto is visible
    Photo: Rösner/WWF, Wadden Sea World Heritage Explorer
  • / Wattflächen und Salzwiesen charakterisieren die Salzwasserlagune.
    Photo: Szczesinski/WWF Wattenmeerbüro, Wadden Sea World Heritage Explorer
  • / A constantly changing landscape, shaped by ebb & flow, sea & wind
    Photo: Rösner/WWF, Wadden Sea World Heritage Explorer
  • / Natural processes are still undisturbed.
    Photo: Rösner/WWF, Wadden Sea World Heritage Explorer
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easy
Distance 915.4 km
62:00 h
775 m
769 m
50 m
-3 m

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Author
Wiebke Hillen
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
50 m
Lowest point
-3 m
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Start

Niederländische Grenze bei Bad Nieuweschans (0 m)
Coordinates:
DD
53.184771, 7.217387
DMS
53°11'05.2"N 7°13'02.6"E
UTM
32U 380884 5894308
w3w 
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Destination

Dänische Grenze bei Rosenkranz

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Getting there

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Coordinates

DD
53.184771, 7.217387
DMS
53°11'05.2"N 7°13'02.6"E
UTM
32U 380884 5894308
w3w 
///viewing.hospitality.fezzes
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
915.4 km
Duration
62:00 h
Ascent
775 m
Descent
769 m
Highest point
50 m
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