This Baltic Sea tour in Northern Germany is one of our personal favorites. Explore the coast all the way from Lübeck to Stralsund. Or, one could say, "from Marzipan to Bismarck Herring." Enjoy the Hanseatic architecture, lively sea side resorts, beaches, and the Baltic Sea breezes.
Day 1: Arrival in Lübeck
Stroll through the Old Town. Lübeck is a jewel of a city with a beautiful waterfront, ponds, numerous shops and quaint locales.
Day 2: Lübeck - Wismar, ~57 or 77 km
Cycle to Travemünde, where the Baltic Sea cycling trails begin. Take the ferry to Priwall and on through Klützer Winkel and Boltenhagen. Continue along Wismar Bay to Wismar. Wismar is one of the most beautiful hanseatic cities in Mecklenburg-Pomerania. The magnificent architecture mirrors the strength of the once mighty Hanseatic League.
Day 3: Wismar - Rerik or Kühlungsborn, ~31 or 46 km
Wismar’s Old Town suffered minor damage during WWII. A stroll through town would be worth your while. Cycle through the landscape called ‘die Kühlung’, formed in the last glacial period, then on to Kühlungsborn. Spend the night there or in Rerik.
Day 4: Rerik or Kühlungsborn - Warnemünde or Rostock, ~27 or 40 km
Your destination today is Warnemünde, a resort town near Rostock. You cycle along the coast. If you like, you can take the train called “Molli” to Bad Doberan, through backcountry and cycle on from there to Warnemünde/Rostock.
Day 5: Warnemünde/Rostock - Fischland-Darß, ~40 or 52 km
Warnemünde is where the Warnow flows into the Baltic. Enjoy a stroll along the river where fishing boats and sailing yachts dock. Take the ferry to Hohe Düne and continue on the trail to Wustrow and the artist colony of Ahrenshoop. Spend the night on the Fischland Peninsula.
Day 6: Fischland-Darß - Zingst or Barth, ~30 or 42 km
Cycle through the forest on Darss to Prerow. Plan some time for an excursion to the beach. It’s quite romantic! After your break, continue on to the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park - migration grounds for common cranes and grey geese.
Day 7: Zingst or Barth - Stralsund, ~45 or 57 km
Today you will head towards Stralsund along the Barth Bay. Still a good distance away from the city, you will be able to see its three famous towers. Your tour ends in Stralsund. Stay overnight there.
Day 8: Departure from Stralsund
Return your bicycles after breakfast. Travelers are responsible for their own transportation home. You may reserve our transfer shuttle back to Lübeck at the time of booking.
7 nights in booked category (cat. A = 3*** and 4**** hotels, cat. B= 2** and 3*** hotels)
travel documents with maps and route description
ferrry from Warnemünde to Hohe Düne
GPS on request
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival every day
season I (599 €/person in double, cat. B and 859 €/person in double, cat. A)
season II (+100 €/person in cat. B and 120 €/person in cat. A)
season III (+120 €/person in cat. B and 150 €/person in cat. A)
route (1)-(2): ~230-257 km
flat and along the coast line sometimes gently hilly
how to get there
by car: motorway to Lübeck
by train: station Lübeck
by plane: Airport Hamburg
at the hotel in Lübeck in secured car park ~6-15 €/day (no guarantee of a space), to pay at the hotel, free parking at the street, on request, reservation impossible
from Stralsund to Lübeck for 60 €/person (incl. bike), reservation needed
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