Baltic Coast Cycle Route
Long, flat and beautiful, that's how the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route could be described in just three words - and it's also ideal for cycling. The total distance of the Baltic Sea Coastal Cycle Route is around 1,100 kilometres and runs from the German-Danish border in Harrislee to the German-Polish border on Usedom. Cycling along the Baltic Sea, you will pass World Heritage Cities, idyllic villages, beautiful beaches, bright yellow rape fields, flower meadows and pine forests. Cycling experiences the Baltic Sea from its most beautiful side.
With the exception of a short section on Rügen, the Baltic Sea Bicycle Tour is leisurely and light-footed - the gradients remain mostly below the 50-metre mark, making the tour suitable for beginners and advanced cyclists alike. Bikers can let their gaze wander on the Baltic Sea coast cycle path and enjoy the charming landscape to the full. For an untroubled cycling fun at the Baltic Sea cyclists should choose a stable touring bike or mountain bike - not all paths are paved. The cycle paths are well signposted in both directions. Cyclists only have to follow the blue square with the inscription Ostseeküsten-Radweg. On the way there are numerous places to stop for refreshment and refreshment. If you feel like exploring the Baltic Sea by bike but do not have your own bike with you, you can rent one. Along the Baltic Sea Coastal Cycle Route there are numerous bicycle rental companies.
From Kiel to Travemünde
The Baltic Sea Coastal Cycle Route can be planned according to your own taste by selecting sections of the route. Bicycle fans with little time, or families with children can take the train back to the starting point in the next larger town. For example, the approximately 260-kilometre-long route from Kiel to Travemünde is a particularly pleasant cycling experience. You can wave from the boats in the Bay of Kiel, where the route runs directly along the water, with a beautiful view of the colourful sea bustle, to Heiligenhafen and the Graswarder nature reserve. If you like, you can circle the idyllic island of Fehmarn, or go directly to the Lübeck Bay. The Baltic Sea waves in your field of vision, the smell of salt in your nose, you can travel via Grömitz, Neustadt in Holstein and Scharbeutz to Timmendorfer Strand. There cyclists plunge into the refreshing Baltic Sea floods or rest in the warm sand. The rest of the cycle path along the Baltic Sea runs along the Brodtener Steilufer to Travemünde.
From Travemünde to Warnemünde
The first part of the 140-kilometre route from Travemünde to Warnemünde runs along the lonely beaches of the Klützer Winkel and then passes the well-known Baltic seaside resort of Boltehagen. After the coast comes culture, as the next stop for cyclists on the Baltic Sea route is the World Heritage town of Wismar with its historic old town. In the Baltic resort of Rerik, the next stop, the picturesque fishing port is a good reason to get off your bike. Island fans will enjoy exploring the island of Poel. Those who want to continue straight away can cycle along the steep coast via Kühlungsborn and enjoy breathtaking views over the Baltic Sea. Pretty Warnemünde awaits cyclists as the next stage destination. Those who are looking for the big city flair will find numerous exhibitions and sights on a side trip to Rostock.
From Warnemünde to Rügen
The next stage of the Baltic Sea Coastal Cycle Route is 325 kilometres long and on the island of Rügen it contains the only challenging climb of the tour. But the beauty and variety of this route is definitely worth the effort! On the way from Warnemünde to the peninsula Fischland-Darß-Zingst, after an idyllic tour along the sea, the Warnow is crossed by ferry. On the island, cyclists can expect not only beautiful coastal and Bodden landscapes, but also the famous artists' village of Ahrenshoop. Exhibitions of the famous artists' colony will make the hearts of all culture lovers beat faster, but also the others will be wrapped around their fingers by the flair of the place.
The National Park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft also belongs to the peninsula. Here the guest can observe the cranes on guided tours. The birds of happiness gather every year in autumn to migrate south together. The observation tours to the rutting grounds of the deer are also popular. If you want to dive deeper into the national park, you should visit the Wiecker Ark in Wieck auf dem Darß. Here you can find out, for example, why Ahrenshoop might not even exist in many years.
In the amber town Ribnitz-Damgarten you can marvel at the gold of the sea: In the foam manufacture the visitor can experience first hand how amber is processed into precious jewellery. The German Amber Museum conveys the history of amber and shows historical amber exhibits of world class.
The Baltic Sea coast cycle path leads over a bridge back to the mainland, from there it runs through a wonderful Bodden landscape to the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, which is also a World Heritage Site. Stralsund impresses with its historic old town, two magnificent aquariums and the Gorch Fock I in the harbour. Rügen, the next stage destination can be reached by ferry. Here, bikers encounter, among other things, the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of the Jasmund National Park with its world-famous chalk cliffs. However, you should bring time with you. 200 kilometres of cycling distance can be covered here.
From Rügen to Usedom
The last leg of the sections presented here runs from Rügen to Usedom and is about 110 kilometres long. The journey continues with a small boat trip - the ferry back to the mainland, to Stahlbrode. The Baltic Sea coast cycle path then leads off the coast to the university town of Greifswald and from there along the Pomeranian Bay to Wolgast. The adventure begins when you reach the island of Usedom via a bascule bridge. Here, a Baltic seaside resort paradise awaits the cyclists with Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck. The Baltic Sea coast cycling pleasure is concluded with a vitalising bath. After Ahlbeck the route ends at the Polish border.
Fill up with power and energy in excellent Romantik Hotels
If you would like to combine a sporty active holiday with pleasant relaxation, you can plan relaxing stops at our Romantik Hotels along the route. Our family-run accommodations have been designed with cycling tourists in mind and offer their exhausted guests the highest level of comfort. A maximum of relaxation is provided by a pampering programme of delicious culinary delights and relaxing wellness offers. The next day, or even a few days later, you can continue your tour through the beautiful Baltic Sea landscape. In the heart of Kiel, tired cyclists will find the Romantik Hotel Kieler Kaufmann, in Timmendorfer Strand the Romantik Hotel Fuchsbau. Picturesque sleeping under a cane roof is possible in the Romantik Hotel Namenlos and Fischerwiege in the artists' colony Ahrenshoop. In the middle of Stralsund's old town, a World Heritage Site, bikers can be looked after at the Romantik Hotel Scheelehof, including the 14th century birthplace of Carl-Wilhelm Scheele. On the island of Rügen you will find two top addresses to stay and be pampered: the Romantik ROEWERS Privathotel and the Romantik Hotel Kaufmannshof. In the extreme north-east of Germany, on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom, the Romantik Hotel Esplanade welcomes exhausted cyclists with open arms.