OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

Beautiful cycling routes around the Schlei inlet on the German Baltic Sea

OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

Beautiful cycling routes around the Schlei inlet on the German Baltic Sea

Bike Touring Collection by OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

8

Tours

16:16 h

157 mi

3,475 ft

Cycling along charming paths through tiny villages, magical forests, and wide fields overlooking the sea – the Schlei inlet on the German Baltic Sea coast is a wonderful place to explore by bike.

In this Collection, we show you the most beautiful routes around the area. Cycling on hidden trails here is a real adventure as they are not always signposted and you will sometimes find yourself on a narrow track heading through the middle of nowhere. The paths take you along cliff edges, fields, and through forests. You can’t expect a smooth ride all the way, with many off-road sections. What you can, however, expect are wonderful views over the Schlei and the Baltic Sea. In many places, you cycle through untouched nature and protected habitats. It goes without saying you should respect the animals and plants here and leave no trace behind you.

Many of the forest trails and paths pass through privately-owned estates. However, as long as you respect their privacy, the owners are generally happy to welcome cyclists. A warm “Moin”, the North German word for “hello”, will make a good impression. With respect, cordiality, and a good portion of adventurousness in your panniers, you will be well on your way to exploring the unique trails of the Schlei.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:35
    16.5 mi
    10.5 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    It starts in Kleinwaabs, where you will find a beautiful beach with a snack and natural play equipment for children. From here you cycle along the steep coast and come …

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  • Intermediate
    01:33
    12.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Sieseby is a beautiful village with thatched roof houses right on the loop. Originally, the village once belonged to the Hamburg merchant Gustav Anton Schäffer, which can still be recognized today by the initials G.A.S., which can be found on many of the listed thatched roof houses. He is largely responsible for ensuring that the village with its ancient houses is still so well preserved today.

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  • Intermediate
    02:17
    17.8 mi
    7.8 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A beautiful dirt road takes you from Rieseby to the wild and romantic Petriholz forest, which you cross. Picturesque fields and small pieces of forest accompany you on your journey to the banks of the Schlei. Here you will find a beautiful swimming area that invites you to refreshment in the Baltic Sea or a cozy picnic under shady trees.

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    18.8 mi
    9.1 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour begins at Schleswig station in Friedrichsberg. At the start you cycle to the banks of the Schlei, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the water. After you …

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  • Difficult
    03:33
    32.0 mi
    9.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It starts in beautiful Kappeln. From here you cycle on field and forest paths through the beautiful nature. Idyllic fields, wide meadows and romantic forests characterize the charming landscape that …

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  • Intermediate
    01:18
    15.6 mi
    12.0 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The starting point of the round tour is at the train station in Süderbrarup. From here you drive on the old railway line out of the village and into wonderfully …

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    26.9 mi
    10.3 mph
    625 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour starts at Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig. You reach the zoo via the Schlossallee. Here you cycle along near-natural forest paths through the magical forest, past babbling brooks and …

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  • Intermediate
    01:19
    16.9 mi
    12.8 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In Schleswig, the varied bike tour starts over the sneaking paths. From the starting point you cycle past the lively harbor onto the old circular railway line. You follow the …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    157 mi
  • Duration
    16:16 h
  • Elevation
    3,475 ft

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OSTSEEfjordSCHLEI

Beautiful cycling routes around the Schlei inlet on the German Baltic Sea