Cycling holidays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Sun, sand and sea - that's Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. But that's not all. With miles and miles of Baltic coastline, Hanseatic towns and small fishing villages, thatched brick houses and shady avenues, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is simply paradise for cyclists. Experience Jasmund national park and the Vorpommern Bodden landscape, not forgetting the Mecklenburg lake district and Müritz. Sea and sand is what you'll find at the Baltic Sea islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom. A fresh breeze in your hair, get to know the area and the people along the well developed network of cycle paths in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on your bike.
Fresh, fresher, freshest! In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and above all at the Baltic coast, fresh fish is simply the best! Either freshly prepared or smoked over beech wood, fish fans will get what they're looking for. Down to earth and flavoursome - these words come to mind when you're served kale with raisins and roast goose with baked plums. Then a piece of sea-buckthorn flan and a shot of caraway-seed schnaps for dessert! Cheers!
The classic tour of the Mecklenburg Baltic coast is the Baltic coast cycle path from Lübeck to Stralsund. Before you get to Boltenhagen, visit the medieval city centre of Lübeck and St. Mary's church. Pay a visit to the Holsten gate at the marzipan museum and stop to see Buddenbrook House. Your tour takes you further, eastwards, to the Hanseatic town of Wismar, to the semi peninsular at Fischland-Darss and to Stralsund. Here, visit the maritime museum in an old abbey or stroll along the harbour road with views of Rügen bridge and the island of Rügen.
You can get to know Rügen better on our three-islands tour. This tour takes you to the car-free island of Hiddensee and the sunny island of Usedom. Endearingly referred to by the locals as Das söte Länneken, experience Hiddensee's unique nature and cultural landscape. For example the dune heath, Dornbusch lighthouse or the beaches at Vitter Bucht. Similarly charming is Rügen with its two national parks, Vorpommern Boddenlandschaft and Jasmund, the chalk cliffs and Sassnitz's ferry port, Mukran. The sunny island of Usedom with its unspoiled nature, long sandy beaches and piers was popular even during the Imperial Era. If you have a few more days to spare, why not try out or longer cycling holiday to see more of Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom.
If you fancy seeing Mecklenburg's hinterland, we can recommend a star tour along the Müritz. The Müritz, Germany's biggest inland lake invites you to explore the small villages at the lake side, to hop into its waters and treat yourself to a boat trip. For a wider view on things, try the viewing platform at Käflingsberg, close to Kargow. After climbing 167 steps, you're rewarded by a wonderful view of the Müritz, the extensive national park and its forests, lakes and moors. As you start each day from Waren, you have enough time to visit the still intact old town, the lively harbour and Müritzeum nature-adventure center.
On a circular tour starting in Waren, you get to explore Mecklenburg's little sea. Via Neustrelitz, you cycle to Mecklenburg's little lake district and to Plau am See, which beckons with its lovely old town and ramparts, when it was a Slavic settlement. If you go for a bike & boat tour, your floating hotel is always a little ahead of you. From Waren, the MS Gretha van Holland makes its way through the lakes and locks of the Mecklenburg lake district. In the meantime, you cycle and enjoy the beauty of Mirow's love island, Rheinsberg castle and Kink dream castle on the Müritz.
To get to know the hinterland of the Baltic, we recommend a circular tour staring in Lübeck. This varied tour takes you from the "queen of the Hanse" along the Baltic coast to the time-honoured Hanseatic town of Wismar. As part of the tour, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's capital of Schwerin is no way inferior to Wismar. The town beckons with its island castle, gardens and parks, many historic buildings and wonderfully situated on Schwerin Lake - a perfect place for walks and boat trips. Further along the old Salt Road, your route takes you through the Till Eulenspiegel town of Mölln and the island town of Ratzeburg.
Arriving by bike? No problem! On the family tour starting in Lübeck, you cycle the Baltic coast cycle path in short, child-friendly sections, to the Hanseatic town of Rostock. Hop into the Baltic along the way, have a break on the beach, admire the lighthouses and watch the big ships on the horizon. Similarly relaxing activities are to had on a family cycling holiday on Rügen. Combined with a trip to the island of Hiddensee, enjoy the leisureliness of this nine-day holiday and explore Rügen with your family.
As time witnesses to very different epochs, the many castles, forts and estates tell of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's eventful history - which you can experience on our stately home cycling holiday. Pay a visit to Schorssow lake castle with its English country park, Malchin Lake and the varied countryside of Mecklenburg's Switzerland! Even more nature awaits you on a circular tour, starting in Waren. Her you "experience" Mecklenburg's Switzerland and follow the traces of the past at the same time. For example, the nature museum in Goldberg, Güstrow Castle or Neubrandenburg, the town of four gates.
The atmosphere of the capital and a island holiday in one? The island, Usedom, was considered the bath for Berlin people as early as the 19th century. Since then the connection between Berlin and Usedom has been close. Have a look round Berlin before you start the Berlin-Usedom cycle path and it takes you into the beautiful Barnimer Land and Schorfheide forests. Passing the many unspoiled lakes and small historic towns, at the end of your route you reach the spa resorts of Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck and Bansin. They are perfect for relaxing after your cycling tour. Sit back and enjoy the views on to the Baltic Sea.
A similarly excellent cycle path takes you from Berlin to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. After you set off in busy Berlin, Stechlin nature park awaits you - Ruppiner Land and Nossentiner / Schwinzer Heath - with peace and calm and relaxation. From Rostock you cross to Gedser on Falster island by ferry. Welcome to Denmark! Enjoy beautiful sections to cycle over the dikes, through harbour towns, passing prehistoric grave sites, to Copenhagen. Stop every now and then to go hunting for shells on the beaches. With its almost 1000-year old history, Copenhagen has a multitude of historic landmarks and sights to enjoy.
From Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is great to explore by bike & boat. Between Berlin and Schwerin you'll be out and about on the MS Mecklenburg. While your floating hotel sails ahead, you get to explore the lovely countryside alongside the waterway by bike and enjoy the unique landscape here in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg. Out and about on the MS Princess, this eight-day tour takes you from Berlin to the Hanseatic town of Stralsund - pedaling by day and sailing by night. Via various canals and rivers, your tour takes you to the Polish town of Stettin, with its many river islands and fascinating historic buildings. Before you reach Stralsund you go to Wolgast, the "Gate to the island of Usedom", with its medieval old town.
At the east border to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Oder-Neisse cycle path comes to an end. The destination, the island of Usedom, is some 600 kilometres away. From the Brandenburg town of Schwedt, the cycle path begins its final spurt to the Baltic. From there, it takes you through hilly countryside, full of woodland, on to one of the oldest places in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, to Löcknitz, to the small harbour town of Ueckermünde and then to the wide Baltic coast beaches of Usedom.