2019
Cycle Tour from Lübeck to Flensburg

Cycle Tour from Lübeck to Flensburg

On the Baltic Sea Cycle Route to the Danish border

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

8
days

55
km / day avg.

This cycle tour first takes you from the Hanseatic town of Lübeck to the somewhat hilly surroundings of Holstein's Switzerland to Flensburg. In small fishing villages, you can taste freshly caught fish and climb up Germany's oldest lighthouseand even take in a quick trip to Brazil or California. Steep cliffs are witness to Mother Nature's strength and the expansive countryside to her tranquility. Old harbour towns, steeped in history, are also along your path, as are the beautiful sandy beaches in Timmendorf and Scharbeutz. So don't forget to pack your swimming gear before you set off on the Baltic Coast Cycle Path!

Itinerary

The Baltic Coast: Lübeck – Flensburg

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    OS-LF7
    Start / Destination
    Lübeck / Flensburg
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 / 340 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    The Baltic Sea Cycle Route takes you through partly flat, partly hilly terrain. You will mostly cycle along quiet country roads, cycle paths, field and forest paths. The route doesn't always run along the coast, but often takes detours into the diverse back country.
  • Parking information
    Holstentor car park (390 parking spaces), open 24 / 7, cost: approx. 10 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return journey to Lübeck
    Optional travel by chartered minibus (only Saturdays from May until September), duration approx. 2 hours. Please include this option in your original booking.
    Alternative: travel by train (on your own initiative), hourly connections, duration approx. 2.5 - 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 – Neustadt in Holstein, approx. 50 km

Todays stage on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route offers splendid views of Lübeck and Neustädter bay. You not only pass the seaside resorts of Timmendorfer Strand and Scharbeutz but can also visit Germany’s oldest lighthouse in Travemünde. The small harbour town of Holstein, where you stay the night, has ‒ in addition to its fjord-like harbour and pagoda granary ‒ a pretty historic quarter.

Day 3: Neustadt – Heiligenhafen, approx. 60 km

Today you cycle along Lübeck Bay to the coastal resort of Grömitz with its 400 m long pier. From here you get a wonderful view of the sandy beach which stretches some 8 km. Passing Grossenbrode, the spring board to the island of Fehmarn, you carry on to today’s destination Heiligenhafen. The pretty old town and the remarkable salt storage are worth a walk.

Day 4: Heiligenhafen – Schönberg, approx. 60 km

The first town on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route today is Oldenburg with Germany’s oldest guild. Stately homes and Knicks ‒ Schleswig-Holstein’s traditionally grown hedges ‒ line your path. You soon arrive in Brazil and California. No, that’s not a mistake! Two sections of the beach have these names in Schönberg, todays destination. Pedal through unspoiled countryside and former salt meadows, cycling 3 km inland.

Day 5: Schönberg – Eckernförde, approx. 55 km + boat trip

Today you first set off to Laboe, the town of swans. From there you take the ferry over the Kiel Firth, into which the North-Sea-Baltic-Sea canal flows, to Friedrichsort. Alternatively, you can stay on the boat and continue to Kiel and visit Schleswig-Holstein’s capital city. Then, the Baltic Sea Cycle Route takes you along the firth through Schwedeneck passing meadows and woods to Eckenförde.

Day 6: Eckernförde – Kappeln, approx. 40 km

Leave this Baltic coast resort and pedal north via the semi-peninsula Schwansen to Kappeln. You cycle through cosy little villages and the coastal resort of Damp, past prehistoric and Stone Age grave sites. In Kappeln, the town on the river Schlei, there is no danger of getting bored exploring this town. It’s where you'll find the biggest Dutch windmill of the area; visit the fish weir and museum harbour, too!

Day 7: Kappeln – Flensburg, approx. 60 + boat trip or approx. 75 km

Today's route takes you through the attractive countryside of Angeln, between the Schlei and Flensburg. Finally you cycle along the Flensburg Firth to one of Germany’s most beautiful water castles ‒ the renaissance castle in Glücksburg. After a visit, cross the firth by boat. After almost an hour you will land in Flensburg ‒ the most northern German city along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycle tour along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route from Lübeck to Flensburg ends after breakfast. If you wish we can extend your stay.