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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Karen Gatz Jun 03, 2015 at 06:44 PM

I am also going to Berlin in advance of the bike trip (arriving 8-31) and staying at the Leonardo Berlin Mitte--thanks for the tip Susan. Plan to do a lot of sightseeing and possibly meet with friends. Look forward to meeting others from the trip in Berlin as well. It is my first RS trip.
Susan Engle Jun 03, 2015 at 07:48 PM

Great Karen. We will try to get in touch at the hotel. This is our 2nd RS bike trip. You will love it. See you in Sept!

Susan Engle Mar 11, 2015 at 03:49 PM

We are also traveling to Berlin (9-2-15) a couple of days early to site see and recover for J-lag. We are planning to stay in the Mitte area. Anyone else departing early?

Glenn Erickson Jun 23, 2014 at 06:36 PM

We are flying into Berlin two nights early (arr 9/5am). Any recommendations for moderately priced hotel would be appreciated.
Susan Engle Apr 23, 2015 at 05:08 PM

We are arriving into Berlin 9/3 and staying at the Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte. $170/night. Great location! Let us know if you book the same hotel.

John Caffrey Apr 19, 2014 at 05:47 PM

We are arriving in Berlin a day early and will be sightseeing as we recover from jet lag. We will then travel back to airport to meet the group the next morning. If anyone is doing the same thing we should join forces. My wife speaks German and can get us to our destination.
Glenn Erickson Jun 23, 2014 at 06:32 PM

Are you going in September, or did you already go in May?

Kathryn Salm Mar 03, 2014 at 05:24 PM

It's definitely worth it to spend a couple extra nights in Prague. The group hotel was good and in a very good location. We asked the front desk to 'upgrade' us to a better room since we were staying extra nights, which they did (our first room was not too good). After Prague, my friend and I went to Berlin for 3 more nights - it's a big city. Have a plan for what you want to see.
Richard Morasch Mar 04, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Thanks for the info. We'll definitely look into it.

Richard Morasch Feb 24, 2014 at 06:11 PM

My wife and I just signed up for this program beginning May 17, 2014 and looking for the trip. We are leaving from Washington DC and wondering if anyone else from the area is planning on this trip. Also, any recommendations from previous attendees as to whether it is worthwhile to arrive early in Berlin or extend the stay in Prague. This makes the trip rather long but is it recommended.
Kathryn Salm Feb 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Enjoyed this trip in Sept. 13. Be prepared for damp weather. We spent two extra nights in Rague. Well worth it. Extended our stay at group hotel which was in a good, central location. Took train to belin after Prague for two additional days. Berlin is huge and fascinating

Kathryn Salm Aug 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Is anyone traveling to/from LAX? My friend and I are flying to Berlin on Sept. 6 and returning on Sept. 25. Kathy/Carlsbad
Robert Patterson Sep 04, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I am traveling from Minneapolis. I leave on the Sept. 6 and arrive on Sept 7 in Berlin at 1;45 PM. I am staying at the Mercure Hotel right near the Tegel airport

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