Cycling Holiday at the Baltic Sea
From Flensburg to Usedom
- Radweg-Reisen Tour
- Flensburg – Usedom
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km / day avg.
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!
- Booking Code
- Start / Destination
Flensburg / Heringsdorf / Bansin
22 days / 21 nights
approx. 815 – 970 km
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between 15 and 85 km, Ø 50 km
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- Parking information
Public car park in Flensburg, cost: approx. 10 – 20 € per day.
No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
- Tour operated by
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 15: Stralsund – Hiddensee – Breege / Glowe / Sagard, approx. 15 – 20 km + boat trip
From Stralsund, the “Gate to Rügen”, you will cycle across the Rügen causeway to one of Germany’s largest Baltic Sea islands. You can look forward to the impressive cliffs and the unique charm of the islanders. Past the beacon of the Kubitzer Bodden you follow the west coast to Vaschnitz. Only a short ferry journey (not included) separates you from the Wittow peninsula.
Day 16: Excursion to the chalk cliffs, approx. 20 – 50 km or boat trip (not included)
Today you get to choose! Pedal a short but quite tough ride up to the famous chalk Königsstuhl cliff. Enjoy the view of Jasmund national park with its forest, moors, meadows and calm lakes. If you prefer taking things easy, then go for the coast path to the chalk cliffs (boat trip not included). You get from the beach to the Königsstuhl viewing platform by going up 412 old wooden steps.
Day 17: Glowe – Binz – Göhren, approx. 30 – 50 km
Today your journey will take you along the Schaabe, a 12 km long, a sickle-shaped spit, which connects the Wittow and Jasmund peninsulas. You will then have two options of getting to Glowe: you can either cycle through the Jasmund National Park and visit the world famous chalk cliffs or you can cycle along the Wittow peninsula enjoying the changeable scenery it offers.
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.
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.
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.
Day 21: Wolgast – Heringsdorf / Bansin, approx. 40 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.
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.