From Bordeaux to Hamburg By Bike

Published on Nov 19, 2020

Here is a breakdown of the official cycling road between Bordeaux and Hamburg, following EuroVelo 3:

  1. Bordeaux - Angoulême: 142 km
  2. Angoulême - Châtelleraux: 154 km
  3. Châtelleraux - Tours: 74 km
  4. Tours - Orléans: 120 km 
  5. Orléans - Montargis: 112 km
  6. Montargis - Paris: 114 km
  7. Paris - Compiègne: 90 km
  8. Compiègne - Fourmies: 126 km
  9. Fourmies - Charleroi: 63 km
  10. Charleroi - Liège: 108 km
  11. Liège - Aachen: 52 km
  12. Aachen - Bonn: 112 km
  13. Bonn - Dusseldorf: 69 km
  14. Dusseldorf - Wesel: 57 km
  15. Wesel - Munster: 91 km
  16. Munster - Osnabrucker: 57 km
  17. Osnabrucker - Bremen: 122 km
  18. Bremen - Hamburg: 111 km 

Some checkpoints can be broken down, or the distance can be reduced following departmental roads. Considering one day per checkpoint, it would take 18 days to reach Hamburg.

The trip could be estimated to cost 630 euros (25 euros per night and 10 euros of food per day, per person). 180 euros in the best case scenario, finding spots to do some wild camping every day. Alternative housing might be cheap since it's the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, but I doubt it. Two third of the trip is in French-speaking territory, so it might help to find places to install my hammock.

Regional trains are also cheap if I feel too lazy or tired.