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Baltic Coast Cycle Route: Lubeck-Stralsund

Cycle from Lubeck to Stralsund along the Baltic Coast

This fantastic cycling tour commences in the northern German Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Before embarking on your journey along the picturesque Baltic Coast Cycle Route, take ample time to explore Lübeck and its renowned attractions. Wander through the charming old town, steeped in cultural richness, with its striking brick buildings immediately capturing your attention.

Be sure not to miss visiting St. Mary's Church, the iconic Holsten Gate, and Lübeck's historic town hall. Should you seek a respite, there are numerous inviting shops and delightful pubs that beckon you to leisurely explore and savour. Following your city excursion, it's time to hop onto your bike and commence your adventure toward Stralsund.

Stralsund is a picturesque coastal town in northern Germany, that boasts UNESCO World Heritage status for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Visitors are drawn to its charming old town, historic harbour, and rich maritime history.

Details about the Baltic Coast Cycle Route

The Baltic Sea Cycle Route winds its way through the unmatched coastal scenery of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As you pedal at a relaxed pace, you'll pass by pristine sandy beaches and historic seaside resorts. Along this captivating route along the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern coast, you'll also encounter picturesque fishing villages that dot its path and the city of Rostock.

What lies ahead? An unparalleled lowland terrain, majestic cliffs, and awe-inspiring pine forests nestled among the sand dunes. The cultural dimension of this journey holds a distinct significance: you'll have the opportunity to explore significant Hanseatic cities and numerous tourist attractions that will captivate your senses as you make your way from Lübeck to Stralsund.

Highlights of the Baltic Coast Cycle Route

  • Scenic coastline: The Baltic Coast Cycle Route offers breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea, with miles of pristine sandy beaches and picturesque coastal landscapes.

  • Historical Hanseatic cities: Explore charming Hanseatic cities like Lübeck and Stralsund, known for their medieval architecture, cultural heritage, and maritime history.

  • Coastal villages: Pedal through enchanting fishing villages, each with its unique charm, offering a glimpse into the traditional coastal way of life.

  • Natural wonders: Encounter stunning natural features such as imposing cliffs, dune pine forests, and a unique bottomland landscape along the route.

  • Cultural attractions: Visit numerous tourist attractions, including St. Mary's Church, the Holsten Gate, and other historical sites, immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Route information about the Lubeck to Stralsund cycling holiday

The cycling route from Lubeck to Stralsund leads through flat and partly slightly hilly terrain. In total, you cycle approximately 335 kilometres along the Baltic Sea in eight days. If you need a break in between, you can also shorten individual cycling stages by using boats and trains.

Tour information
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 325 km
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Itinerary

After arriving in the historic Hanseatic city of Lübeck, we highly recommend taking a leisurely stroll through the charming old town, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. You'll discover delightful shops and inviting pubs throughout the area. Don't miss the chance to explore iconic landmarks such as Holstentor, Salzspeicher, or Buddenbrookhaus, as they are all must-see attractions.

The first leg of your journey swiftly leads you to the Baltic Sea in the renowned spa town of Travemünde, a perennial favourite among tourists. The stylish promenade offers a delightful contrast to the expansive sandy beaches and quaint fishermen's cottages.

Following a ferry ride (not included) to Priwall, your cycling route takes you to your overnight destination for today, Boltenhagen/Klütz. Boltenhagen holds the distinction of being a recognized seaside health resort, earning the title of a Baltic Sea resort.

Embark on a boat excursion to the picturesque island of Poel, where you'll encounter numerous historical remnants of the past. Here, you'll discover old manor houses, cobblestone avenues, and the ancient castle ramparts. While the primary castle buildings were destroyed during the 30 Years' War, the fortifications still narrate the island's rich and eventful history.

The island also boasts old lighthouses, vintage schoolhouses, museums, and a charming island church. You can take a brief island tour to explore these captivating landmarks before resuming your journey by boat to Wismar, one of the most enchanting Hanseatic cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

buildings, before you proceed on your journey. Your path will lead you through pine forests and charming fishing villages, offering spectacular vistas along the way, until you reach Kühlungsborn, often referred to as the "Green City by the Sea." This traditional seaside resort not only offers pristine white beaches and a 240-metre-long pier but also showcases grand architectural structures in the classic seaside resort style.

Should you wish to switch things up, consider a scenic ride for the final few kilometres. The historic steam-powered narrow-gauge railway, known as Molli, offers a delightful journey from Kühlungsborn to Bad Doberan.

Today's leg of the journey initially takes you through the scenic hinterland en route to Warnemünde. A prominent highlight here is the lighthouse, easily visible from a distance. Ascend the platform, located 30 meters above ground, and savour breathtaking views of both land and sea! In Warnemünde, consider a detour to the impressive 530-meter-long pier or explore the charming fishermen's houses, cutters, and sailing yachts along the Alter Strom. Afterwards, your adventure continues with a ferry ride (not included) to Hohe Düne, traversing the captivating landscapes of Rostock Heath and Fischland before reaching Darß.

Prepare to discover natural wonders such as lush forests extending to the kilometre-long sandy beach, enchanting moors, alder quarries, as well as sandbanks and serene small islands.

Allocate some time to immerse yourself in the "Darßer Urwald" (Darß primaeval forest) and embrace the untamed and picturesque coastline. For a unique cultural experience, don't miss "Art on Rails," an exhibition hosted within retired train carriages in Bresewitz. As your journey continues, you'll pass through Zingst on your way back to the mainland, ultimately reaching Barth. Here, you can marvel at the remnants of the 16th-century town wall. Consider spending the night in either Zingst or Barth.

Today, your journey leads you to yet another remarkable destination: the Hanseatic city of Stralsund. Its three distinctive towers welcome you from a distance, hinting at the city's historical significance as a trading hub. The rich legacy of its past remains evident in the beautifully preserved old town, which is brimming with listed buildings and architectural gems. Be sure not to miss the awe-inspiring Museum of Oceanography, Fisheries, and Aquarium, a definite highlight. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Stralsund.

After breakfast, return of the rented bikes. The journey home or back to Lübeck is your own responsibility. We are also happy to extend your stay on the Baltic Coast Cycle Route.

Route information

The Baltic Sea Cycle Path offers a diverse cycling route, featuring both flat and gently undulating terrain. Your journey predominantly unfolds along serene country roads, dedicated cycle paths, as well as through fields and forests. It's worth noting that the route doesn't consistently follow the coastline; instead, it often veers into the picturesque hinterland, providing a well-rounded and varied cycling experience.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Baltic Coast Cycle Route: Lubeck to Stralsund

Place of arrival: Lübeck
  Season 1
27.04.2024 - 03.05.2024
22.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Daily
Season 2
04.05.2024 - 07.05.2024
21.05.2024 - 31.05.2024
08.09.2024 - 21.09.2024

Daily
Season 3
08.05.2024 - 15.05.2024
01.06.2024 - 28.06.2024
21.08.2024 - 07.09.2024

Daily
Season 4
16.05.2024 - 20.05.2024
29.06.2024 - 20.08.2024

Daily
Baltic Sea Cycle Route: Lubeck to Stralsund, DE-MBRLS-08A
Base price
789.00
919.00
1,009.00
1,049.00
Single room surcharge 229.00 229.00 229.00 229.00

Hotel information:

Category: Hotels and guesthouses of a 2 to 3-star standard

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 22, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Daily
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024
May 21, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 21, 2024
Daily
Season 3
May 8, 2024 - May 15, 2024
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Aug 21, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024
Daily
Season 4
May 16, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
Daily
Baltic Sea Cycle Route: Lubeck to Stralsund, DE-MBRLS-08A
Base price
Single room surcharge
789.00
229.00
919.00
229.00
1,009.00
229.00
1,049.00
229.00

Hotel information:

Category: Hotels and guesthouses of a 2 to 3-star standard

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 22, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024
May 21, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 21, 2024
Season 3
May 8, 2024 - May 15, 2024
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Aug 21, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024
Season 4
May 16, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
Lübeck
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Stralsund
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
99.00
49.00
89.00
49.00
99.00
49.00
89.00
49.00
99.00
49.00
89.00
49.00
99.00
49.00
89.00
49.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lübeck
  Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 22, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Daily
Season 2
May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024
May 21, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 21, 2024

Daily
Season 3
May 8, 2024 - May 15, 2024
Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Aug 21, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024

Daily
Season 4
May 16, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Jun 29, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024

Daily
Lübeck
Double room p.p. 99.00 99.00 99.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Stralsund
Double room p.p. 89.00 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Price
21-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Men's Bike
8-Speed Unisex Bike
8-Speed Men's Bike
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
99.00
259.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, NL, FR)
  • 1 ferry trip Wismar - Island of Poel incl. bike (only category A)
  • 1 train ride with the Molli bathing train Kühlungsborn - Heiligendamm incl. bike (only category A)
  • GPS data
  • Service Hotline

Optional:

  • With rental bike incl. rental bike insurance.
  • Return transfer by minibus to Lübeck every Saturday and Sunday, costs per person € 89,-, for own bike additionally € 39,-, reservation required, payable in advance.
Travel information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Lübeck train station
  • Airport Hamburg
  • Public car park in Lübeck, costs approx. € 10,- / day , no reservation possible

Notes:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the tour price!
  • Additional nights can be booked at each stage of the tour.
  • Ferry trips Travemünde -Priwall and Warnemünde - Hohe Düne, each approx. € 3,- per person incl. bike!