2021
Bike Tour through the Baltic Sea Hinterland

Bike Tour through the Baltic Sea Hinterland

The coast, Hanseatic cities and the Old Salt Route

Lübeck – Wismar – Schwerin – Lübeck

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Seaside resort Boltenhagen, Schwerin castle, Island town of Ratzeburg
  • Included: boat trip on the Lake Schwerin
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Insider tip!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

This bike tour through the Baltic Sea Hinterland is filled with variety and leads you from Lübeck on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route towards Wismar. Both Hanseatic cities are world famous and their historic buildings are protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites. You cycle through the surrounding lake-filled hinterland, where the castle of Schwerin awaits your visit. You can look forward to a boat trip across Lake Schwerin and the attractive landscape of the Lauenburg Lake District. From here, you will follow along the former Salt Path, the Old Salt Route, passing through the towns of Ratzeburg and Mölln towards the Baltic Sea. Along this cycling tour you will not only be able to enjoy the Baltic Sea air but will also have the opportunity to learn about the impressive history of the Old Salt Route.

Itinerary

Baltic Sea Coast & Old Salt Route
  • Booking code
    OS-HLSN7
  • Start / Destination
    Lübeck
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 280 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

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 – Boltenhagen, approx. 45 km

This section leads through the spa town of Travemünde and continues along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route. Cycling through the Brooker Wald nature reserve, you soon reach Boltenhagen. The second oldest seaside resort of Mecklenburg attracts not only tourists ‒ world sailing championships are held here too. Enjoy the charming inland area around the small town of Klütz.

Day 3: Boltenhagen – Wismar, approx. 30 km

Mostly following the banks, you cycle to Wismar today, a time-honoured Hanseatic town. In the old quarter you will still find many brick buildings in the old Gothic style. By boat you can cross over to the island of Poel. It’s worth the short trip, as not only do beautiful long sandy beaches await you, but the historic city walls dating back to the Thirty Years’ War contribute to the island’s charm.

Day 4: Wismar – Schwerin, approx. 50 km

You follow along the Wallenstein Trench today away from the Baltic Sea coast towards Lake Schwerin. White tailed eagles and osprey nest along the banks and sea otters feel at home here. You pass by the village of Mecklenburg, which gave the federal state its name and which is known for its Dutch style windmills. You then continue onwards near the shore towards the state capital of Schwerin.

Day 5: Excursion Lake Schwerin, approx. 45 km + boat trip

The entire day is free today for you to take the time to discover Schwerin and the surrounding area. In the middle of the town centre, surrounded on all sides by water, is the magnificent Schwerin Castle. Stroll across the Old Town Market and take a look at the Cathedral. You also have the option of undertaking a cycling tour through the Schwerin Lake District. Of course, you should not miss out on a boat trip on the lake.

Day 6: Schwerin – Ratzeburg, approx. 65 km

You start cycling though a portion of the Schwerin Lake District before reaching the Schallsee Lake District. From here it is not far until you reach Schleswig-Holstein and the nature reserve of the Lauenburg Lakes. Forests and water are the defining elements at play here. The island town of Ratzeburg, which is dominated by an impressive redbrick cathedral, is located in the middle of Lake Ratzeburg and in the Nature Park.

Day 7: Ratzeburg – Lübeck, approx. 45 km

Along the last cycling route of your holiday back to Lübeck you take the first stop of the day in the town of Till Eulenspiegel; Mölln. The tranquil town is worth a visit and not only for the Eulenspiegel Museum. The old salt route runs through the town, upon which the Lübeck merchants in medieval times transported the white gold from Lüneburg to the coast. You then follow the old salt route back into the hanseatic town.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your bike tour through the Baltic Sea hinterland and the Old Salt Route comes to an end. If you do not wish to leave Northern Germany just yet, we would be more than happy to extend your stay in Lübeck.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 01.05.2021 to 03.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
01.05. - 05.05.
19.09. - 03.10.
ab599 €
Season B
06.05. - 11.05.
25.05. - 31.05.
01.09. - 18.09.
ab699 €
Season C
12.05. - 24.05.
01.06. - 30.06.
15.08. - 31.08.
ab799 €
Season D
01.07. - 14.08.

ab849 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip at Lake Schwerin
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
  • ferry trip Travemünde – Priwall approx. 2,50€ per person, incl. bike
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All Prices are per person

Additional fee single room

219 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Ratzeburg

75 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Schwerin

85 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, other places

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Ratzeburg

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Schwerin

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, other places

95 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
Trailer
Trailer
39 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

39 €

Baby bike seat

free

Brief Information

Bike Tour through the Baltic Sea Hinterland
  • Booking code
    OS-HLSN7
  • Start / Destination
    Lübeck
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 280 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Partly flat, partly hilly ground, mostly on quiet country roads, cycle paths, sometimes on sandy paths and cobbled roads.
  • Parking information
    Holstentor car park (390 parking spaces), open 24 / 7, cost: approx. 10 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
50