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Bicycle touring on the Baltic Sea Cycle Path

Bike Touring Collection by
Ostseeküsten-Radweg

A bicycle tour on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route is more than just being on your bike. The 1,242-miles-long (2,000 kilometers) Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route is like a string of pearls. You can draw on the full range of attractions to suit your taste: historical towns, museums, nature reserves, water sports, dream beaches, recreational oases, playgrounds, architecture and many other treasures of our culture and nature can be found along the Baltic coast.

The Baltic Coast Cycle Route runs from Copenhagen in Denmark via Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Germany to Gdansk in Poland. In many places you cycle directly along the sea, which makes a regular rest at picturesque bays and flat sandy beaches possible. Numerous towns, villages and holiday resorts are located directly on the coast and invite you to stay longer or take a short break. Many of the islands along the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route offer an insight into the maritime culture of the Baltic Sea coast. Rügen in particular, with its world-famous limestone cliffs, is unrivaled in its beauty.

In this collection, we have divided the cycle path along the Baltic Sea coast into 21 daily stages. There are also two additional tours at the beginning and end. These show you the route through Denmark and Poland. The 21 daily stages, on the other hand, take you along the German Baltic coast from Flensburg on the Danish border to Swinemünde on the border with Poland. The short stages and the mostly flat route make the bike tour from Flensburg to Swinemünde very attractive and pleasant for families. At the beginning and end of each stage there are possibilities for resting, staying overnight and stopping. There is also plenty of entertainment for the whole family on the Baltic Coast Cycle Route, so that the cycle tour will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the tour.

The project "Biking South Baltic!" is supported by the Federal Government, the Federal States and the European Union with the program Interreg South Baltic (LE 14-20): southbaltic.eu.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:55
    35.8 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The drive from Flensburg becomes one of the steepest of the otherwise quite flat and easy cycle route along the Baltic coast. Flensburg and its historic harbor provide an authentic atmosphere in the "feeling" of the Baltic Sea and the stages along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.The attraction of this stage is mainly characterized by bays and fjords. With a little more time, you can choose the path along the coast instead of the direct route to Kappeln. So you also come by the nature reserve Geltinger Birk in Geltinger Bay.

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  • Intermediate
    04:42
    41.8 mi
    8.9 mph
    900 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Between the seaside resorts and recreation destinations Kappeln, Damp and Eckernförde there is plenty of nature to find. For example, you will pass several lakes and the nature reserve Schwansener See.On the way to Schilksee there are plenty of sandy beaches as well as a special delicacy for animal lovers: the terns of the cliffs.

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    32.5 mi
    8.5 mph
    650 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour goes completely around the Kiel Fjord. It makes sense to stroll in Kiel or eat out. The tour is characterized by the Kiel cityscape and the U-Boat Museum in Laboe rather by the history and culture of human machinations.Continue along great sandy beaches through places like California and Brazil. Abundant water sports on the beaches gives a feeling of vacation and distance.

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    23.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    450 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first lighthouse along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route from Flensburg is always worth a visit and a photo.

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  • Intermediate
    04:28
    37.7 mi
    8.5 mph
    450 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Fehmarn is the first island on the tour along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route. You reach the sun island over an impressive, nearly one kilometer long bridge.Discover two very different stories: The Tomb of Jimi Hendrix, near the site of his last festival appearance, and the Mill Museum, which explains the technology and history behind one of the most important products of our time.

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    31.3 mi
    9.9 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At this stage you will cycle the second half of the sunny island of Fehmarn along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.Especially here, the Baltic Sea Cycle Route on this stage of his family friendliness. An easily manageable and flat stage, at the end of which the children's harbor in Dahme awaits little adventurers as the crowning glory.

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    35.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    A charming stage with two places, which are particularly worthwhile for active and athletes: The numerous sports and water sports in Neustadt and Kellenhusen invite you to a stay of several days.Children, young adults and beach lovers will enjoy the second half of the stage. The Hansa Park, an adventure park right on the sea, and the popular Timmendorfer beach are on the track.

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  • Intermediate
    03:42
    35.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first half of the stage is almost exclusively along beautiful natural beaches.If you want to make a detour to the interior on the way, you will find about halfway between Lübeck and the Baltic Sea Boltenhagen a bed + bike accommodation in Hohen Schönberg, the Baltic Hotel Klützer angle.With Wismar as your destination, you can discover another special part of the historic Hanseatic League on this stage.To stay overnight in Wismar you will find bed + bike accommodation, such as the Hotel WONNEMAR Resort or the City Partner Hotel Alter Speicher. More bed + bike operations on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Difficult
    04:18
    44.5 mi
    10.4 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Poel, the second large island along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, attracts with one of the oldest lighthouses still in operation in the Baltic Sea and beautiful sunsets on the northwest coast of the island.If the stage is too long for you, you can just share it and, for example, stay overnight in the bed + bike accommodation Ostsee-Gästehaus in Blowatz. More bed + bike operations can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    27.4 mi
    9.2 mph
    525 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    With the ghost forest on this stage an absolute nature experience waits. In addition, there is another educational monument for those interested in insight into German history. The border tower Kühlungsborn of the GDR tells the story of the often inhuman border surveillance in the GDR.If you want to stay overnight in bed + bike accommodation, you can visit the Ringhotel Warnemünder Hof, Landhotel Rittmeister or the Jellyfish Hostel in Rostock. Even more bed + bike operations on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    20.7 mi
    8.7 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    Passing Rostock, we are heading towards the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park. This stage takes you along various moorland landscapes.Beautiful bed + bike accommodations near the finish are the Ostseehotel Dierhagen, the OstseeCamp Dierhagen or the KULTurscheune Dändorf. Away from the Baltic Sea Cycle Route you will also find the hostel Ribnitz-Damgarten with campground and the Storchenhof Baltic Sea in Marlow. More bed + bike operations can be found on the website auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    21.5 mi
    9.1 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The peculiarity of the Bodden landscape is also a primeval forest on this stage. The insight into the Darßer jungle is an insight into the past of nature, as forests thrived without human influence. These days rarely seen and therefore a worthwhile destination.If you want to spend the night in a bed + bike operation in the Zingst Zingst destination, you can take advantage of the Zingsthof family vacation center, the Zingst youth hostel or the Haus 54. Even more bed + bike operations on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    35.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    475 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Along several bays and the archipelago of the Boddenlandschaft it goes steadily along calm waters.In the stage destination Stralsund you can visit The OZEANEUM. It brings its visitors closer to the world of the oceans in thematically subdivided areas, while the historic harbor in Stralsund tells of German maritime history.If you want to spend more time on this stage, you have the opportunity to sleep overnight in bed + bike establishments. For example, in the guesthouse Boddenblick in Bresewitz or in NATURCAMP in Pruchten. You can also make a stopover in the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park and strengthen yourself in bed + bike operation Hotel Seeblick. The stage destination Stralsund also offers bed + bike accommodation, for example the Hotel am Jungfernsteig, the Norddeutsche Hof, the Altstadt Hotel Peiß or the arcona HOTEL BALTIC. Just outside the city you will also find the Ostseehotel Stralsund or the Youth Hostel Stralsund. More accommodations can be found at auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    33.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    400 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The stage begins with the drive to one of the most popular and beautiful islands in Germany: Rügen.

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  • Intermediate
    03:45
    36.9 mi
    9.8 mph
    450 ft
    350 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    At one of the northernmost points of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Cape Arkona tells the story of the Slavic indigenous people, the entry of Christianity into the German North, military, seafaring, fishing and much more.If you want to make a detour to the Great Jasmund Bodden on the way, you will find there the bed + bike accommodation campsite and cottage complex Banzelvitzer mountains to stay overnight. A list of other bed + bike operations on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    30.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    975 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Jasmund National Park along this stage is one of the special natural treasures of Rügen. It houses the iconic and most famous of the Rügen chalk cliffs; the king's chair. In addition, parts of the beech forest are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An interesting stage for nature lovers.A beautifully located bed and bike accommodation along the route is the Panorama Hotel Lohme, where you can also simply take a leisurely break with coffee and cake on the sun terrace. More bed + bike operations can be found on the website auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    20.5 mi
    10.0 mph
    575 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The resort architecture on this stage is hard to miss. A sumptuous style inspired by different epochs of architectural history, yet unique.Possible Bett + Bike accommodations, where you can stay overnight on this stage, are the Strandhotel Baabe shortly before the final destination or the Hotel Hanseatic Rügen & Villen in the destination Göhren. More bed + bike accommodations can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    02:54
    29.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    575 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This stage in the south of Rügen offers another delicacy for nature lovers: The nature reserve Mönchgut could preserve its original nature and thus provides an insight into untouched nature.

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    28.1 mi
    8.5 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    While the previous stages of the island Rügen led along the coast and through nature reserves, this stage will bring you closer to the land and people of the island of Rügen. The residential city of Putbus and the interior of the island of Rügen are no less attractive than the coastal region.

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  • Intermediate
    04:06
    40.6 mi
    9.9 mph
    625 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Down from the island of Rügen, it's back to the mainland in the direction of Greifswald, another Hanseatic city. From here you cycle along typical, beautiful Bodden landscapes, coasts and bays.If you want to halve the stage, you can stay overnight, for example, in the Greifswald Youth Hostel, which is a bed + bike accommodation. In addition, you have the opportunity in Bett + Bike operation Wassermühle Hanshagen to take a comfortable break or to stay overnight. In the stage destination Lubmin then the bed + bike accommodation Pension Villa Erika is waiting for you. In the charming beach house villa you can end the day comfortably in a family atmosphere. More bike-friendly accommodations can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Intermediate
    04:33
    39.2 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From in the direction of Usedom. Peenemünde offers another glimpse into history with one of the largest submarine museums in the world.Then you cycle on the last stage towards the Polish border, passing some of the most beautiful piers and the last, and at the same time some of the most popular seaside resorts of the Baltic Sea. If you're all the way through now - WOW! And even if you only drove parts of it, it was wonderful and beautiful.If you want to shorten this stage of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, for example you can spend the night in Wolgast in the bed + bike accommodation Postel Wolgast - a bicycle-friendly hostel in an old post office building. Along the route of this stage, you will also find other beautiful bed and bike accommodation, such as the Usedom Bike Hotel & Suites in Karlshagen, the Family Wellness Hotel Restaurant Seeklause in the Baltic Sea resort of Trassenheide, the Gutshaus Neuendorf in the town of the same name or the BEST WESTERN Hotel Hanse- Cog in Koserow. Relax in the hotel's spa and enjoy the Baltic Sea on Koserow Beach. All Bett + Bike accommodations on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route can be found here: auf-nach-mv.de/uso-bettbike-unterkuenfte-ostseekuestenradweg.

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  • Difficult
    34:36
    363 mi
    10.5 mph
    6,100 ft
    6,000 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    Endless beaches embedded in pristine nature, adorned by gorgeous white sand or stunning cliffs. Lush green meadows that stretch over lovely hills. Exciting seaside towns and cozy fishing villages with picturesque harbors and beautiful beach promenades, from which you can enjoy unforgettable views of the Baltic Sea.At just under 600 kilometers, the Danish part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route takes you from Copenhagen to Flensburg. The beautiful bike path, which you can cycle in nine to twelve stages, begins in vibrant Copenhagen and leads you from there along the coast over several Danish islands. Via Møn, Bogø, Falster, Lolland, Langeland, Tåsinge and Ærø you drive on the Danish mainland until shortly after the German border to Flensburg. You cycle over exciting bridges and let the Baltic wind blow on your nose during leisurely ferry rides. Along the way you will find numerous campsites where you can rest and sleep, as well as accommodations such as guesthouses and hotels. On the slope-poor route mostly well-developed cycle paths wait for you, which make your cycle tour along the Danish Baltic Sea coast to the pleasure.

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  • Difficult
    32:45
    305 mi
    9.3 mph
    6,025 ft
    6,000 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    Deserted beaches with beautiful sandy beaches and unspoiled vegetation, picturesque national parks with unique flora and fauna, wild and romantic forests near the coast and glittering lakes in the sun will enchant you. As well as the lively coastal towns and sleepy Baltic villages that welcome you along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route through Poland.The Polish part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route takes you to almost 500 kilometers from the port city of Świnoujście to historic Gdansk. The bike path always runs near the coast and takes you through beautiful nature parks, on lonely beaches and picturesque lakes. On the adventurous bike tour through Poland, which you can cycle in seven to ten stages, you will be on well-developed bike paths, as well as on quiet roads and field and forest trails. Especially in the national parks, you will cycle a few times over unpaved ground, which is best used in dry weather. Along the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea and the bike path you will find many accommodations and campsites to stay overnight, so nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable cycling tour through Poland.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    23
  • Distance
    1,350 mi
  • Duration
    139:38 h
  • Elevation
    25,100 ft

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