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Bike trip - Germany

Baltic Sea Cycle Route: Lübeck to Stralsund

Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO Hanseatic cities of Lübeck and Stralsund

  • Cycle the 300 km Baltic Sea Cycle Route

  • Free luggage transport to Stralsund

  • Children aged 5 years or younger are free of charge

  • Entry to the Ozeaneum in Stralsund

Description

The Baltic Sea Cycle Path will take you on from Lübeck to Stralsund and through diverse landscapes and exciting stopovers. Roam through the pristine coastlines, uncover unique lagoon landscapes, cycle along fine sandy beaches, discover Hanseatic cities such as Wismar, and visit sleepy fishing villages.

If you like to ride comfortably, then this tour is perfect for you. The 300-kilometer bike path is mostly flat, with only slight hilly terrains in some areas. If you want to take a more extended break, you can shorten the individual bike stages by train and boat.

Destination

Europe

Lübeck – Boltenhagen – Wismar – Bad Doberan – Wustrow / Ahrenshoop – Barth - Stralsund

The best time to visit the Baltic Sea is between the summer months June to August. During these months, the temperatures climb to an average of 18 to 22°C, and the water temperatures are around 17°C. And in the spring and summer, there aren’t many rainy days.

Moin Moin, and welcome to your bike tour along the Baltic Sea. Begin your journey north German Hanseatic city, Lübeck. Discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site before you start your cycle adventure.

The old town boasts characteristic brick buildings that immediately catch your eye. Other highlights include the Marienkirche, the famous Holsten Gate, and the Lübeck town hall. If you’re craving a bite to eat, be sure to order a fish sandwich to get you in the mood.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

After breakfast, it’s time to hop onto your bike and head for Stralsund.

Your first stop is in Travemünde at the oldest lighthouse in Germany. Continue along the Baltic Sea coast and through the Brooker Forest Nature Reserve until you reach Boltenhagen, the second oldest seaside resort in Mecklenburg. From the cliff, relish fantastic views of the entire bay and quaint town. Boltenhagen is your final destination for today. The traditional former fishing village is now a seaside resort with an unmistakable maritime flair and typical seaside architecture. On the 300-meter long pier, the warm summer air will blow through your hair as stunning views surround you.

Travel time Lübeck to Boltenhagen: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes / approx. 40 km + ferry trip (not included)

Overnight stay with breakfast in Boltenhagen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Today’s journey along the Baltic Sea will take you to the Hanseatic city of Wismar, which is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Our tip: Stroll through the old town and visit the market square with its magnificent buildings and numerous cafés and restaurants.

While you’re in Wismar, we highly recommend a trip to the island of Poel, which attracts visitors with beaches that stretch along the coast and refreshing waters that invite you in for a dip.

Travel time Boltenhagen - Wismar: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes / approx. 25 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

After breakfast, you’ll hop back onto your bike and cycle toward Bad Doberan. You will mainly cruise down quiet country roads, cycle paths, and field paths. The route doesn’t always run along the coast but often makes detours into the diverse hinterland.

When you arrive in Bad Doberan, you can stroll through the park called Kamp or take the Molli narrow-gauge steam-powered train to the beach.

Travel time Wismar - Kühlungsborn or Warnemünde: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes / approx. 45 km or approx. 3 hours 30 minutes / approx. 65 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany (Premium variant: Kühlungsborn or Warnemünde)

Today is a new day, which means another exciting adventure! As you head east, you’ll visit Nienhagen, also known as the ghost forest. The diverse forest is full of strangely twisted trees that have been shaped from years of exposure to salty, moist air and stormy gusts of wind.

Your cycle continues via the city of Warenmünde to Wustrow on the Fischland-Darß peninsula — the former border between Mecklenburg and Pomerania. The peninsula mostly consists of the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, a unique natural landscape where deer and cranes find an ideal habitat.

Meet the locals and learn about their authentic traditions and maritime flair that contributes to its relaxing atmosphere year-round.

Travel time Bad Doberan - Wustrow or Ahrenshoop: approx. 3 hours / approx. 55 km + ferry trip (not included)

Overnight stay with breakfast in Wustrow or Ahrenshoop, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Germany

Explore the Darß Forest and the romantic West Beach. Its wild landscapes will take your breath away. Next, you will head to Prerow, which you can only reach by foot, bike, or in a carriage. Cycle back to the mainland to the former Swedish Barth via the Western Pomerania lagoon landscape. As you explore the small town, you will see its historical past in the houses, old gates, medieval streets, and arts and crafts.

Travel time from Wustrow / Ahrenshoop to Barth: approx. 2 hours / approx. 34 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Barth, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany (Premium variant: Zingst)

It’s time to look forward to the final destination of your trip. From afar, you’ll already see the famous three towers of Stralsund, a German Hanseatic city. As you explore the old town, you’ll notice the importance of its trading history within the architecture and surrounding landscapes. Spend the last day and evening of your trip discovering the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your trip includes admission to the Ozeaneum, a natural history museum focusing on the sea.

Travel time Barth - Stralsund: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes / approx. 30 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Germany

Waldhotel Twiehaus***, Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

This hotel nestles amid the meadows and forests, which is about a 20-minute drive from the center. The breakfast buffet offers local specialties. The cozy rooms offer all the necessary amenities for a relaxing stay.

Ostseehotel Klützer Winkel, Hohen Schönberg (Boltenhagen), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The hotel is only five kilometers from the Baltic Sea and offers bright rooms decorated with classic wooden furniture. WiFi is free in the common areas, and the restaurant offers regional dishes for breakfast.

Fründts Hotel Wismar, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The centrally located hotel offers cozy rooms with a TV, private bathroom, and shower. In the courtyard, there’s a terrace where you can enjoy a daily breakfast.

Hotel Doberaner Hof*** , Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

All rooms have a 32-inch TV, bathroom, and some even have a balcony or terrace. Enjoy a delicious daily breakfast in the restaurant.

Deutsches Haus*** , Wustrow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

This accommodation sits precisely between the Baltic Sea and Saaler Bodden lagoon. The brightly furnished rooms come equipped with a flat-screen TV, bathroom, balcony or terrace, and WiFi (for a fee).

Pension Eshramo, Barth, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

At this accommodation, guests can enjoy a garden, terrace, and free WiFi. The restaurant serves Italian dishes. The rooms come equipped with a wardrobe, TV, desk, and private bathroom.

Hotel Hiddenseer***, Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The hotel is in a historic building next to the harbor, and the spacious rooms boast maritime design. Facilities include a flat-screen TV, a desk, and a bathroom. The harbor-style restaurant serves a maritime breakfast every morning.

Duration of the trip: 7 days / 6 nights

Including

  • 7 nights in the mentioned accommodations or similar:
    • 1 night at Waldhotel Twiehaus*** with breakfast in a standard room in Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Ostseehotel Klützer Winkel, Hohen Schönberg*** with breakfast in a standard room in Boltenhagen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Fründts Hotel Wismar*** with breakfast in a standard room in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Hotel Doberaner Hof*** with breakfast in a standard room in Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Deutsches Haus, Wustrow*** with breakfast in a standard room in Wustrow / Ahrenshoop, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Eshramo Guesthouse with breakfast in a standard room in Barth, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Hotel Hiddenseer*** with breakfast in a standard room in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel as far as Stralsund, no limit on the number of items, max. 20 kg / item
  • Entry to the Ozeaneum in Stralsund
  • Travel documents with maps (1 per room)
  • Service hotline open seven days a week
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.05.22 - 06.05.22 and 25.09.22 - 03.10.22

Including - Premium Travel Option

  • 7 nights in the mentioned accommodations or similar:
    • 1 night at Hotel An der Marienkirche*** with breakfast in a standard room in Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Gutshaus Redewisch*** , Boltenhagen with breakfast in a standard room in Boltenhagen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Hotel am Alten Hafen Wismar*** with breakfast in a standard room in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Hotel Prinzenpalais*** with breakfast in a standard room in Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Strandhaus Ahrenshoop, Ahrenshoop*** with breakfast in a standard room in Wustrow / Ahrenshoop, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Pommernhotel*** with breakfast in a standard room in Barth, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
    • 1 night at Hotel am Jungfernstieg*** with breakfast in a standard room in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel as far as Stralsund, no limit on the number of items, max. 20 kg / item
  • Entry to the Ozeaneum in Stralsund
  • Travel documents with maps (1 per room)
  • Service hotline open seven days a week

Excluding

  • Transportation to the starting point

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Tourist tax

  • Ferry trips: Travemünde - Priwall and Warnemünde - Hohe Düne, each approx. 2.50 EUR per person including bike

  • Excursions (visits, admissions, etc.)

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

Notes

  • We do not offer half-board (dinner) on this trip.

  • Return transfer Stralsund - Lübeck can be booked (duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, please specify when booking)

  • A multi-bedroom is usually a double room with an extra bed or a folding sofa

  • No four-bed rooms possible

  • Children up to 5 years travel for free

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