Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea

Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea

From Flensburg to Usedom

 Flensburg – Lubeck – Barth – Usedom

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Lighthouses, Baltic seaside resorts, Rügen's cliffs, Ghost Wood near Nienhagen, endless dunes
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○


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The Baltic Sea Cycle Route begins at the Danish border and runs for more than 1000 kilometres, all the way to Usedom. During this three-week holiday, there will be enough time for relaxing museum visits, as well as for long walks on the beach, delicious fish sandwiches and taking lots of photos. After your trip, your photo album will filled with pictures of lighthouses, classicist spa architecture, the hustle and bustle of the harbours and the unique Baltic Sea landscape. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route will not only take you past the steep cliffs of the island of Rügen, but also through the Ghost Wood near Nienhagen and past endless dunes. If you are struggling to settle on one particular part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, this cycling holiday at the Baltic Sea is perfect for you!


Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea
Brief Information - Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea
  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Flensburg / Usedom
  • Duration
    22 days / 21 nights
  • Length
    approx. 855 – 940 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 30 and 85 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Harbour, Flensburg

Day 1: Individual arrival in Flensburg

Most of the German rum imports are processed in Flensburg, however the town is better known for the company headquarters of a well-known mail-order business for adults and the register of traffic offenders. A visit to the harbour with its beautiful warehouses and the Museum Shipyard is an absolute must. The northern starting point of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route is located close to the town. If you have booked rental bikes they will be handed over here.

Castle, Gluecksburg

Day 2: Flensburg – Kappeln, approx. 60 km + boat trip or 75 km

To begin with you will cycle along the Flensburg Fjord until you reach one of Germany´s most beautiful moated castles – the Renaissance castle in Glücksburg. From here you will cycle through the tranquil Angeln, the countryside between Flensburg and Schlei. A detour to the nature reserve Geltinger Birk, a coastal landscape with salt-flats, reed-marshes and sand dunes, is worthwhile.

Promenade Kappeln

Day 3: Kappeln – Eckernförde, approx. 40 km

In the morning you should plan a tour of Kappeln. In the museum harbour historical fishing boats and cargo sailing ships lie moored and the mill Amanda is Schleswig-Holstein's largest smock mill. Your journey continues through the Schwansen landscape with charming little villages and many megalithic tombs and burial mounds.

Harbour Eckernfoerde

Day 4: Eckernförde – Schönberg, approx. 55 km + boat trip

Follow the Baltic Sea Cycle Route and stay close to the shore. The Bülker lighthouse marks the entrance to the 17 kilometre long Kieler Förde Fjord. At the Friedrichsorter Enge, the estuary is only one kilometre wide. From Laboe, one of the most beautiful Kieler Förde harbours, you will continue following the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, past the villages Kalifornien and Brasilien before reaching Schönberg.

A tasty break

Day 5: Schönberg – Heiligenhafen, approx. 60 km

Today you will cycle long distances directly along the coast, with some short detours into the hinterland. In Hohwacht, a popular holiday destination, soft sandy beaches await you. It is rumoured that the hiding place of the famous pirate Klaus Störtebecker was located in this area. You will reach Heiligenhafen by cycling via Oldenburg and its impressive harbour.

Beach chair

Day 6: Excursion to Fehmarn, approx. 85 km

Follow the Baltic Sea Cycle Route all the way around Germany’s third-largest island, past nature reserves and beaches. In 1970, Jimi Hendrix played his last live concert at the lighthouse in Flügge. A memorial stone commemorates the musician. In case you would like to shorten this stage, you can leave the Baltic Sea Cycle Route at any point and return to Heiligenhafen.

The Granary in Neustadt

Day 7: Heiligenhafen – Neustadt in Holstein, approx. 60 km

Today you will cycle along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route to the famous seaside resort Grömitz with its 400 metre long pier. From here you will have a great view of the 8 kilometre long sandy beach and the Bay of Lübeck. The journey continues to your destination Neustadt, which has a charming historical town centre and an unusual granary.

Coastal Path

Day 8: Neustadt – Lübeck, approx. 50 km

The stage takes you along the bays of Neustadt and Lubeck. Famous seaside resorts such as Timmendorfer Strand and Travemünde lie on your way. Upon arriving in the old Hanseatic city Lubeck, a stroll through the historical city centre is recommended. It was declared world heritage by the UNESCO. Holstentor, salt warehouses or the Buddenbrookhaus are only some of the places which are worth visiting.

The ship Passat in Travemuende

Day 9: Lübeck – Boltenhagen, approx. 50 km + ferry

This section goes 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.

Cycling along the Baltic Sea Coast

Day 10: 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.

Cathedral Bad Doberan

Day 11: Wismar – Kühlungsborn / Bad Doberan, approx. 45 / 65 km

Today you head for Kühlungsborn. Cliffs alternate with wonderful beaches for bathing. Visit the haunted forest, whose trees have all assumed weird and wonderful shapes from being exposed to the constant coastal winds. Stroll through Bad Doberan through the English park, Kamp, or be taken by train ‒ the bather’ train, known as Molli to the beach.

The Teapot and the lighthouse in Warnemuende

Day 12: Bad Doberan – Wustrow / Ahrenshoop, approx. 45 – 65 km + ferry

In Warnemünde you should take a break at Baltic Sea’s broadest sandy beach and enjoy the holiday atmosphere, before strolling through the small town with its cute fishing cottages. Continue cycling along the Baltic Sea Cycling Route to the peninsula Fischland and then to Ahrenshoop. The former border between Mecklenburg and Pommern runs through the artists’ village.


Day 13: Ahrenshoop – Zingst / Barth, approx. 30 - 60 km

You have enough time today to explore the Darsser Forest and the wild romance of the west beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Prerow it can only be reached by foot, bike or horse and carriage ‒ make time to go, it’s worth it. Via Zingst your tour takes you back to the mainland to the former Swedish town of Barth with its many buildings dating back to the 13-18th century.

The old market in Stralsund

Day 14: Barth – Stralsund, approx. 50 / 60 km

The destination of your stage is another highlight of the holiday. Already from far away you’ll see the three towers of the Hanseatic town of Stralsund. Its former importance as a trading town can still be seen in the historic quarter today. And because it has been so beautifully preserved, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You cannot leave before visiting the impressive museum of marine science.

Hiddensee Lighthouse

Day 15: Excursion to the Island Hiddensee

In the morning you will take the ferry that will bring you to the island of Hiddensee. It is recommended to visit the 28 m high lighthouse, called Leuchtfeuer Dornbusch, and let the extremely charming landscape take effect on you. Afterwards there is still time for a carriage ride. Or you could spend a day at the beach. Which one do you choose? In the afternoon you go back to Stralsund by boat.

Direction: Kap Arkona

Day 16: Stralsund – Bergen, approx. 40 km

Today you will go to the second island of your journey: The island of Rügen, the largest in Germany, is quickly reached from Stralsund. You follow the shore of the Kubitzer Bodden. Your destination is located in Bergen in the center of the island. On the outskirts of the city, on top of the 91 meter high Rugard, you will find the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Tower, from which you have a beautiful view of the entire island of Rügen.

Jasmund National Park, Ruegen Island

Day 17: Bergen – Binz – Göhren, approx. 45 km

On the peninsular of Mönchgut, you pass the impressive Prora buildings. Today's section includes two very special highlights: Binz awaits you with a huge bathing area, while Sellin has the longest pier to Rügen. And miles and miles of fine white sand around Göhren. Enjoy your evening on Rügen with a lovely walk along the beach.

Seaside resort Sellin

Day 18: Bathing day or hike on the peninsula Mönchgut 

The Baltic seaside resorts along your route today will take you back to the 19th century. Classicistic elements, delicate woodcarvings and long piers are characteristic for the Baltic Sea townscapes. When you have left the day’s ascent behind you, we recommend you take a break in Sellin, where you can stroll out across the sea on the 394 metre long pier.

German Avenue Road

Day 19: Göhren – Greifswald, approx. 50 km + train and boat trip or approx. 75 km + boat trip

Rügen bids you goodbye with a real highlight: You will first cycle along the first part of the German Avenue Road until you reach Glewitz. The bright green cycle path is certainly memorable! In Glewitz you board the ferry (not included), which will take you back to the main land in only a few minutes. From Reinberg you will cycle along the Baltic Sea Cycle Path to Greifswald.

A Windmill, Usedom

Day 20: Greifswald – Wolgast, approx. 50 km

Today you will cycle to Wolgast, the Gate to the island of Usedom, along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route. You will trundle through an enchanting lake, moor and meadow landscape, where you will get up-close to the beauty of the Baltic Sea landscape. Stroll through Wolgast’s charming town centre with its half-timbered and brick buildings and the gothic brick church St. Petri.

Seaside Resort Ahlbeck, Usedom Island

Day 21: Wolgast – Heringsdorf / Mellenthin on Usedom, approx. 40 / 50 km

At Wolgast you will cross over the Peenestrom to the island of Usedom. The route leads you through the so-called Krumminer Wiek and on towards the Baltic Sea spa twon of Zinnowitz. From here you will continue cycling along forested shorelines. Along the route you will have countless swimming opportunities on beautiful sandy beaches. You will have reached your destination when you arrive at the impressive Emperor's Baths.

Museum Pennemuende

Day 22: Individual departure or extension of stay

You’ve made it! Over 1000 kilometres on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route lie behind you. Your bike has taken you from Flensburg to the island of Usedom. Look back at happy times on the beach in the sun, the many kilometres you’ve mastered on you bike and countless big and small experiences along the way. If you would like to stay in Usedom for longer, we would be happy to extend your cycling holiday at the Baltic Sea.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 01.05.2021 to 19.09.2021Early 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.
ab2199 €
Season B
06.05. - 11.05.
25.05. - 31.05.
01.09. - 18.09.
ab2499 €
Season C
12.05. - 24.05.
01.06. - 30.06.
15.08. - 31.08.
ab2799 €
Season D
01.07. - 14.08.

ab2949 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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  • 21 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Heringsdorf / Mellenthin, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Flensburg – Glücksburg incl. bike (in October not possible on Mondays and Fridays)
  • Ferry Falckenstein / Friedrichsort – Laboe incl. bike
  • Boat trip Stralsund – Neuendorf / Vitte incl. bike
  • Boat trip Vitte – Stralsund incl. bike
  • 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 Warnemünde – Hohe Düne, Vaschvitz – Wittow and Glewitz – Stahlbrode incl. bike
  • Train ride with the "Rasender Roland" train Sellin / Göhren – Putbus, approx. 16 € per person incl. bike
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Children discount

Because of the challenging sections, we do not recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All Prices are per person

Additional fee single room

689 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Schönberg / Kappeln

49 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Wolgast / Kühlungsborn / Bad Doberan / Greifswald

55 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Lübeck / Neustadt in Holstein

59 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Göhren / Eckernförde / Heiligenhafen / Boltenhagen / Wismar / Bergen

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Stralsund / Flensburg

85 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Heringsdorf / Mellenthin

89 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Zingst / Barth / Wustrow / Ahrenshoop

119 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Schönberg / Kappeln

75 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Wolgast / Kühlungsborn / Bad Doberan / Greifswald

79 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Lübeck / Neustadt in Holstein

85 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Göhren / Bergen

89 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Wismar / Eckernförde / Heiligenhafen / Boltenhagen

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Stralsund / Flensburg

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Heringsdorf / Mellenthin

119 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Zingst / Barth / Wustrow / Ahrenshoop

159 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
149 €
299 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 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)

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

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

Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

149 €


299 €

Brief Information

Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea
Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea
  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Flensburg / Usedom
  • Duration
    22 days / 21 nights
  • Length
    approx. 855 – 940 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 30 and 85 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garage in Flensburg: City Süderhofenden 4 - 6, 490 parking spaces, open throughout, cost: approx. 12 € per day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
  • 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.


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