Fishing villages and seaside resorts
Keeping close to the shore, the Baltic Sea Cycle Route passes along thickly-wooded steep banks, traditional fishing villages, glamorous seaside resorts, long-standing Hanseatic towns and old farmsteads. Cyclists will experience the great variety of cultural-historic sites along the Baltic Sea coast in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and their traditions – and of course the friendly people.
Suggested route for a one-day tour: 72 km from Travemünde to Poel
Explore part of the fascinating Baltic Sea Cycle Route in just one day. Begin your trip in the seaside resort of Travemünde, where a detour to the four-masted bark 'Passat' is recommended. Cycling through the hilled landscape of the Klützer Winkel region, you will arrive in the Hanseatic Town of Wismar, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated just off Wismar, the island of Poel with its unique natural environments serves as a resting and breeding ground for thousands of water birds.
In a nutshell
- Length of route: 1,104 kilometres in total (from Flensburg to Swinemünde)
- Sights: Wismar, a UNESCO World Heritage site • island of Poel • Baltic coast • Bothmer Castle • island of Fehmarn • four-masted bark 'Passat' in Travemünde • Graswarder nature reserve
- Trail conditions: While the trail is mostly asphalted, some of the stretches lead along interlocking paving stone, slabbed surfaces, as well as sand and gravel. Not entirely suitable for racing bikes.
- Signage: The entire trail is signposted with the 'Ostseeküsten-Radweg' logo.
- Special features: E-bike charging stations • cyclist-friendly accommodation • guided bicycle tours