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Baltic Coast Cycle Route

Welcome to the Baltic Sea

Along 438 kilometres, the Baltic Coast Cycle Route in Schleswig-Holstein leads from Kupfermühle near Flensburg all the way to Lübeck-Travemünde, and uncovers the fascinating facets of this diverse region. You can cycle along the beach with a view of the sea, then past wooded cliffs or through the fertile interior with its deep-blue lakes, fjords and fields. Historic fishing villages and pulsating harbour towns tell the history of the coastal region and offer an attractive cultural programme.

Useful information

At your starting point in Flensburg, the historic harbour town or the Maritime and Rum Museum are worth a visit. The onward journey towards Schlei leads you through Kappeln with its unique herring fences to the holiday paradise of Damp, where you can indulge to your heart’s content in massages and other treatments. White beaches, a dreamy old town and the charming port invoke that holiday feeling. The Artists’ Museum in Heikendorf, the submarine in Laboe and the many maritime impressions of the Kiel harbour are only some of the highlights you can expect to find in the Bay of Kiel.

With a view of the sea, you can now cycle towards the sunny island of Fehmarn. The island tour leads you past the Fehmarn Marine Centre and the NABU water fowl sanctuary. How about a high-seas boat trip on the Vogelfluglinie?

Back on the mainland, traditional holiday locations line your route to Lübeck and invite you to sunbathe on their fine white sandy beaches. Relax in the adventure baths “Grömitzer Welle” or spend a carefree day full of fun and excitement at the Hansa-Park Sierksdorf. Outside the gates of Lübeck, the famous sailing ship “Passat” greets you in Travemünde. Then dive into the historic flair and pulsating life of the Hanseatic city.

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Arrival and departure

The cities of Flensburg, Eckernförde, Kiel, Oldenburg i.H., Großenbrode, Puttgarden, Lehnsahn, Sierksdorf, Haffkrug, Scharbeutz, Timmendorfer Strand and Lübeck/Travemünde are linked to the Deutsche Bahn railway network. Trains run every hour or every two hours and can accommodate bicycles.

Route conditions and degree of difficulty

  • The Baltic Coast Cycle Route is largely asphalted, and leads across composite stone, slabs, sand and gravel. It is only suitable for racing bikes to a limited extent. On Fehmarn, some poor route sections are to be expected.
  • The route leads largely through flat coastal area. Between Flensburg and Kappeln and Eckernförde and Kiel, there are gradients on some sections.
  • The route is fully signposted. The blue logo of the Baltic Coast Cycle Route provides added signs to indicate the route.
  • The route is easy to cycle and is very family-friendly. Changing winds and several gentle gradients are to be expected.

Rest stops and overnight accommodation

For a short rest stops, there are rest areas and protected huts along the way. You will pass by many stalls that offer fresh fish sandwiches promising maritime delights. Restaurants and cafés also invite you to take a breather. Depending on your preference, you can stay overnight in hotels, guest houses or youth hostels, or pitch your tent at one of the many camp sites. During peak season, we recommend booking your accommodation in advance. You can find further information and a list of accommodation facilities at www.ostseekuesten-radweg.de (in German) or www.bettundbike.de.

You can also find cycling accommodation on the Radroutenplaner (in German).

You can find further information at www.ostseekuesten-radweg.de (in German).

Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V.
Am Bürgerhaus 2
23683 Scharbeutz
Phone: +49 (0) 45 03 - 888 525
Fax: + 49 (0) 45 03 - 888 515
eMail: info@ostsee-schleswig-holstein.de
Internet: www.ostsee-schleswig-holstein.de (in German)