Cycle local bike tracks – river side, country, village route, seaside all possible – Bremen has three green rings for cycling. Map of routes.

Thu 10 Sep Blocklands 30 miles

Thu, 10Sep09 Flight FR3637 Depart EDI at 06:20 and arrive BRE at 08:55. Drop off luggage at Bremen Youth Hostel where we stayed for £22 per night. Meals £5 and bar open till 3am. Got hire bikes from Radort Bremen at £12 a day – not the best bikes we have ever hired.

Cycled the Blocklands, an area of reclaimed land since 1176 to the north of Bremen, along a route with beer gardens for cyclists. Wonderful paths, thatched cottages, produce for sale outside houses. After a three course lunch everyone fell asleep – the consequence of a 3am rise. The route back took us past the Wesser stadium where we watched the mighty Werder Bremen play. Chicken curry in hostel fro £5 was followed by Clag and an early night

Blocklands cycle wayproduce offered for sale with honesty box3am rise takes its toll

Fri 11 Sep Bremen 40 miles

Cycle west to Delmenhorst then south into the  Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park . Beer at Gross Ippener. Got train from Barrien to Bremen.

Sat 12 Sep Stade 40 miles

7.57 train to Cuxhaven arrive 9.22, cycle Elbe cycleway to Stade, a 1000 year old town, where we stay in Stade Youth Hostel.

Sun 13 Sep Hamburg 20 miles

cycle to Hamburg. Metronom train to Bremen 15:15 or 15 minutes past the hour. 1 hr 14 minutes journey time.

Mon 14 Sep Edinburgh

Raymonds birthday. Mon, 14Sep09 Flight FR3647 Depart BRE at 09:20 and arrive EDI at 09:55

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