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Green & Active

Hiking in Germany; Copyright GNTO
The demand for relaxation and adventure in natural surroundings is increasing. If you are looking for active or sporty holidays but are unsure about their ecological impact, you won't find a better place to visit than Germany where outdoor activities go hand in hand with respectful treatment of the environment. Recently, activities such as hiking, cycling and Nordic walking have become increasingly popular.
Cycling is one of the Germans' most favorite activities - not only a good cardio workout but it also keeps CO2 emissions low. You will find well maintained and signposted bike paths throughout Germany. Follow the Green Route in Western Germany or bike along Germany's rivers through picturesque landscapes. Many such trails will take you to scenic places, way off the beaten track. Find bike specialized guesthouses, bars and repair stations along the trail. You can also rent a bike at designated railway stations.
Call a Bike in Berlin with German Rail; Copyright DB, by Heiner Muelller-Elsner
Hiking or walking is one of the best ways to explore your surroundings. You can enjoy nature; improve your health and wellbeing and at the same time avoid harming the environment. Germany has excellent hiking trails for all ability levels and German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) offers special programs and weekend getaways for all nature lovers.