2019
Bike Tour at the Baltic Sea

Bike Tour at the Baltic Sea

Active cycling from Lübeck to Stralsund with a detour over Rügen

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Lübeck – Rügen – Stralsund
  • Daily routes ●●●●●
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

9
days

80
km / day avg.

On this bike tour from Lübeck to Stralsund you can look forward to extensive dunes and classicist spa architecture, which is typical for the Baltic Sea region. You will cycle 550 kilometres along the coast and on Rügen. This athletic cycle tour does not include many breaks, but instead focuses on what makes cyclists happy: Whizz through the beautiful landscape on two wheels, the salty sea breeze in your face. This athletic cycle tour between Lübeck and Stralsund is ideal for anyone who is looking forward to cycling and challenging stages. You will enjoy fantastic views of the Baltic Sea, the breath-taking cliffs of Rügen and old, venerable Hanseatic cities.

Itinerary

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    OS-LS8-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Lübeck / Stralsund
  • Duration
    9 days, 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 565 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 65 and 100 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mainly flat, on the first three days slightly hilly terrain. You will mostly cycle on cycle paths, partly along the coast, partly through the diverse hinterland. On Rügen often hilly terrain, you cycle mainly on quiet country roads, cycle paths, field and forest paths, sometimes on sandy paths and cobbled roads.
  • Parking information
    public car park in Lübeck, cost: approx. 10 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Lübeck
    Optional travel by chartered minibus (daily), duration approx. 2.5 hours. Please include this option in your original booking.
    Alternative: travel by train (on your own initiative), connections every 1 – 2 hours, duration approx. 3 hours, 1 – 2 train changes.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen

Day 1: Individual arrival in Lübeck

The old magnificent Hanseatic town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and simply radiates charm. Most people associate Lübeck with the Holsten Gate, marzipan and Thomas Mann. But there is much more to see: the crooked brick houses, alleyways and courtyards, the town hall. And the fish rolls on the banks of the Trave at sunset taste particularly good.

Day 2: Lübeck – Wismar, approx. 80 km

Today’s route will take you from Hanseatic city to Hanseatic city. Having left Lübeck’s gates behind you, you’ll cycle along the Baltic Sea cycle path through the idyllic Brooker Wald conservation area until you reach the spa town of Boltenhagen. Alongside swashbuckling steep cliffs, you’ll always have a great view of the whole bay. Once in Wismar, you’ve reached today’s final destination – a charming historic centre with several Gothic red brick houses awaits. We highly recommend a short trip to the adjacent island of Poel.

Day 3: Wismar – Rostock, approx. 90 km

From Wismar, you’ll initially cycle on towards Kühlungsborn. Along the way you will see both steep cliffs and perfect swimming beaches. In Bad Doberan you can take the resort train ‘Molli’ to the best sandy beach. The Hanseatic city of Rostock impresses with its well-preserved historic centre right on the Warnow.

Day 4: Rostock – Zingst / Barth, approx. 75 / 90 km

Today’s route will take you along the Baltic Sea coast to the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula. This 45 km peninsula offers – besides copious amounts of unspoiled nature and flat cycle paths – a dune range before Prerow, which, at 13 metres above sea level, offers unique views of the surrounding islands in clear weather. A bridge will take you back to the mainland, where you will soon reach Barth.

Day 5: Zingst – Stralsund, approx. 65 / 45 km

You will cycle along the Baltic coast until you reach Stralsund. This region is visited by thousands of migratory birds, which take one last break here before embarking on the long journey to the South. Another highlight of your tour is the Hanseatic city Stralsund. The three towers welcome visitors from afar. Apart from the listed historic city centre you should definitely visit the museum of oceanography, fishery and aquariums.

Day 6: Stralsund – Ummanz – Breege / Glowe, approx. 100 / 115 km

You will take the direct route from Stralsund to Rügen, before which you can make a stop on Ummanz Island. Germany’s second-largest Baltic Sea island also happens to be very flat – at only 3 metres above sea-level. Back on the neighbouring Rügen, you’ll head for the coastal town of Breege. A divine place far away from all the hubbub – a great place for relaxing! Alternatively, you can also stay over in Glowe.

Day 7: Breege – Göhren, approx. 80 / 65 km

Your athletic tour will take you to Sassnitz. It is a state-recognised health resort on the Jasmund peninsula and offers culture and history, as well as beautiful landscapes - Enough reason to take a lunch break here. Back on your bike, the Baltic coast resorts along your way take you back to the 19th century. Classicist architectural elements, delicate wood carvings and long piers are the characteristics of the Baltic coast architecture.

Day 8: Göhren – Stralsund, approx. 75 km

The last stage of your athletic cycle tour on the Baltic coast will take you back to Stralsund, the gate to the island of Rügen. The route is well signposted and you will make good progress today, crossing the southern part of Rügen. Take a short break in Putbus – The castle gardens are particularly worth seeing. You should also get off your bike briefly in Altefähr, at the shore of the Strelasund lagoon: The view of Stralsund and the opposite shore is unique!

Day 9: Individual departure or extension of stay

After completing the final stage of your bike tour at the Baltic Sea, you will depart from Stralsund today. If you wish we can extend your stay at the Baltic Sea!