baltic coast cycle route
452 kilometres of breathtaking landscapes
452 kilometres in length, the baltic coast cycle route* in Schleswig-Holstein takes you from Kupfermühle, near Flensburg, to Lübeck-Travemünde, revealing the various facets of this fascinating region on the way. Sometimes you ride alongside the beach with a view of the sea, then past wooded bluffs or through the fertile hinterland with its deep blue lakes, fjords and fields. Historic fishing villages and vibrant harbour towns recount the history of the coastal region and offer an appealing cultural programme.
Route and sights of interest
The baltic coast cycle route* begins in the north in Kupfermühle, near Flensburg, and takes you via Maasholm, Eckernförde, Kiel and Hohwacht, around the sunny isle of Fehmarn and finally to Lübeck-Travemünde.
Unique natural treasures and sights of cultural interest make this route an experience for all the senses. You should definitely plan in some little detours to the idyllic Schlei fjord or into the rolling landscape of Holstein Switzerland.
At the starting point of Flensburg, we recommend visiting the historic harbour town or the Shipping and Rum Museum. Your onward journey in the direction of the Schlei leads you through Kappeln, with its unique herring fence, to the holiday paradise of Damp, where you can indulge in massages and other health treatments to your heart’s content. In Eckernförde, white beaches, a dreamy old town and the charming harbour stir those classic holiday feelings. Treat your palate to a fresh fish roll. Next, you head off towards Kiel Bay. The Heikendorf Artists’ Museum, the submarine in Laboe and the multitude of maritime impressions you will capture in the Kiel harbour are just a few of the highlights awaiting you here.
On the island
Now, with a view over the sea, you ride towards the sunny isle of Fehmarn. The round trip of the island takes you past the Fehmarn Sealife Centre and the NABU Water Bird Reserve. How about a boat trip on the high seas on the ‘Vogelfluglinie’?
Back on the mainland, holiday destinations steeped in tradition line your route towards Lübeck, where the fine, white sandy beaches are perfect for sunbathing.
Relax at the ‘Grömitzer Welle’ water park or spend a care-free day full of thrills and spills at Hansa-Park in Sierksdorf.
Before you reach the gates of Lübeck, you are met in Travemünde by the famous ‘Passat’ sailing ship. Your trip reaches its worthy final destination in the Hanseatic city. Immerse yourself in the historic flair and vibrant life of Lübeck.
Getting there and back
There are rail connections to Flensburg, Eckernförde, Kiel, Sierksdorf and Lübeck-Travemünde. The trains go every hour and you can bring your bike on board.