Holstentor is a old city gate into Lübeck, Germany, the ancient Hanseatic Town. Photo via Creative Commons:Glenn Strong

Warnemünde at dusk. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Martin Kunzel
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Baltic Sea Bike Tour

Germany Bike Tours

Coastal biking in Northern Germany!

  • The bike route along the coast of the Baltic Sea has been popular in Europe for decades - incorporating attractive seaside resorts, cozy inlets, lush fields of green, and wide sandy beaches all along peaceful bike paths. The tour starts in the old Hanseatic capital city of Lübeck, which became a World Heritage Site due to its spectacular Brick Gothic architecture. The historic centers of Wismar and Stralsund are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


    • Romantic Coastline
    • Forest of Barßer Urwald
    • Baltic Sea Cycle Route
    • Cultural and historical highlights

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  • 2020 Prices

     Category ICategory II
    All other dates $ 1244 £ 616 $ 1,075 679 $ 1284 kr 7566 $ 764 $ 1647 £ 815 $ 1,423 899 $ 1699 kr 10017 $ 1,011
    May 16 to June 19 + Sept 7 to Sept 20 $ 1427 £ 706 $ 1,233 779 $ 1473 kr 8680 $ 876 $ 1867 £ 924 $ 1,613 1019 $ 1926 kr 11354 $ 1,146

    June 20 to Sept 20

    $ 1464 £ 724 $ 1,265 799 $ 1510 kr 8903 $ 899 $ 1922 £ 951 $ 1,661 1049 $ 1983 kr 11688 $ 1,180
    Single supplement $ 403 £ 199 $ 348 220 $ 416 kr 2451 $ 247 $ 550 £ 272 $ 475 300 $ 567 kr 3343 $ 337

    extra options

    Electric bicycle: $ 202 £ 100 $ 174 110 $ 208 kr 1226 $ 124

    Return transfer from Stralsund to Lübeck (incl. bicycle): $ 110 £ 54 $ 95 60 $ 113 kr 669 $ 67

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The largest international airport to your tour start and end is Berlin. Berlin is located 284 km from Lubeck, the start of your tour. Second largest international airport is Hamburg. Closest international airport to the end of your tour in Straslund is Berlin.

    Local Travel

    Train from Berlin airport to Lübeck, ± 3½ hours with 2 or 3 transfers. Train from Hamburg to Lubeck ± 1 ½ with 1 or 2 transfers. At the end of your tour, train from Stalsund to Berlin is ± 3½ hours with 2 or 3 transfers. To travel to Hamburg airport it is longer, from ±4½ to 5½ with 2, 3, or 4 transfers.


    The average high temperature in °F for the area is 58° for May, 64° June, 68° July, 69° Aug° & 63° Sep. A good website to research average high/low temperatures and other important weather-related facts is weatherbase.com


    Length of tour can vary to your liking. This tour is also available as a 6 day / 5 night tour from Lübeck to Stralsund, or 5 day / 4 night Rostock to Stralsund. See Pricing.


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.

Where You’ll Stay

Category I: Nice, comfortable 2 and 3-star hotels and B&Bs.
Category II: Hotels and B&B’s of the 3 and 4-star category.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Kettler or Kalkoff 24-speed city touring bicycle (high handlebars and upright riding position) equipped with pannier, repair kit, lock, and pump
  • Luggage transportation
  • Tour information packet (1 per room)
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Warnow ferry fare Warnemünde to Hohe Düne
  • Admission Meeresmuseum in Stralsund
  • GPS tracks on request

What’s Not Included

  • Train/ship transfer Lübeck to Travemünde on Day 2, ± € 10
  • Ferry Travemünde to Priwall and the Warnowfähre, ± € 2
  • Local tourist tax, ± € 1-5 per day/person payable on site
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From679 Rates
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Tour Dates


Daily beginning April 25 to October 3, 2020

Closeout dates: *August 3 through 6, 2020, not possible due to Hanse Sail event in Rostock!

Skill Level

Easy self-guided hotel tour with mostly flat terrain and average daily distances of 26 miles.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Baltic Sea Map

Day 1: Arrival in Lübeck
Day 2: Lübeck - Wismar, 35 to 48 mi. (57 to 77 km)
Day 3: Wismar - Rerik/Kühlungsborn, 19 to 28 mi. (31 to 46 km)
Day 4: Rerik/Kühlungsborn - Bad Doberan/Warnemünde/Rostock, 16 to 25 mi. (27 to 40 km)
Day 5: Bad Doberan/Warnemünde/Rostock - Fischland-Darß, 25 to 32 mi. (40 to 52 km)
Day 6: Fischland-Darß - Zingst/Barth, 18 to 26 mi. (30 to 42 km)
Day 7: Zingst/Barth - Stralsund, 28 to 35 mi. (45 to 57 km)
Day 8: Departure from Stralsund

All distances are approximate. 

DAY 1: Arrival at Lübeck
Individual arrival into Lübeck. This town has a charming old town center (dominated by seven church steeples) perfect for an evening stroll. The oldest churches (the Dom and Marienkirche) are from the 13th and 14th centuries. The town has retained its medieval atmosphere complete with narrow streets and four town gates, of which the Holstentor (1478) is the best known. Situated on the Trave River, Lübeck has the largest German port on the Baltic Sea.

DAY 2: Lübeck - Wismar,  35 to 48 mi. (57 to 77 km)
You leave Lübeck on a short trip to Travemünde. You can do this 20 km trek either by bike or by train.  Travemünde is a traditional Baltic seaside resort, where you start the "Baltic Bike Trail". You'll sail to Priwall and then ride through the peaceful landscape of Kluetzer Winkel to the seaside town of Boltenhagen. Along cliffs and small beaches, you'll leisurely move along the Wismarer Bucht to the old Hanse town Wismar. This charming town has an impressive architecture that represents the strength and glory of the old Hanseatic period and is certainly one of the nicest towns in the Mecklenburg - West Pomerania region.

DAY 3: Wismar - Rerik/Kühlingsborn, 19 to 28 mi. (31 to 46 km)
The historic part of Wismar was largely untouched during the attacks of WWII, so a bit of sightseeing is in order. Along the Kühlung, a richly forested and hilly landscape, you'll cycle on to Kühlungsborn.

DAY 4: Rerik/Kühlungsborn - Bad Doberan/Warnemünde/Rostock, 16 to 25 mi. (27 to 40 km)
Via the flat landscape of the Baltic coast, your cycling adventure will continue to Warnemünde, a seaside town not far from Rostock. If you like, you can take a detour to Bad Doberan, where you have the option of visiting the Train Museum "Molli" and then cycle leisurely to Warnemünde through the backlands.

DAY 5: Bad Doberan/Warnemünde/Rostock- Fischland/Darß,  25 to 32 mi. (40 to 52 km)
You'll start the morning in Warnemünde, where the Warnow River spills out into the Baltic Sea. If you like, go for a stroll along the "Old Stream", where old fishing boats come together with tall new sailing ships. Along the Hochuferweg, you will ride on to Wustrow and the artist's colony of Ahrenshoop before finally making your way to today's destination of Darß.

Day 6: Fischland-Darß - Zingst/Barth, 18 to 26 mi. (30 to 42 km)
Today's journey will take you across the Darßer Urwald Forest to the village of Prerow. A trip to the west coast of Prerow is a must. You can find a romantic beach and maybe some amber. You'll next ride through the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park, which contains some important nesting grounds for cranes and grey gooses. The day will end in Barth.

Day 7: Zingst/Barth - Stralsund, 28 to 35 mi. (45 to 57 km)
You'll leave Barth behind along the bay to cycle to Stralsund. Well before reaching Stralsund, you will be able to recognize it by its three church towers. The city was also enriched through the Hanseatic League and contains several medieval gates as well as the great 13th-14th century Church of St Nicholas and 13th century Gothic Town Hall in the Old Market Square. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its Brick Gothic historic town center.

DAY 8: Departure from Stralsund after breakfast

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Tour Reviews

  • Vincent D. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Baltic Sea cycle was one of our best cycle experiences with magnificent forest, sea and landscape. Tripsite took care of everything including The Weather. It was the German Riviera with the most beautiful towns in which we stayed from Lubeck to Stralsund.
    Thank you Tripsite and your wonderful staff.

  • Stanley Pearson 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our group of 11 cyclists took this tour in May 2009. We have taken some 8 European tours, and somehow this was the most memorable. It has s great combination of scdenery and historic sites. Our weather was perfect. Flying in and out of Berlin is handy. Hennie has cycled this route herself, so she knows it well! Pack and Pedal's service is, as usual, excellent.

    Stan Pearson.

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