Cycle Routes Between the Baltic Sea and the Lake District

Adventure Tours for a Short Vacation

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Cycle Routes Between the Baltic Sea and the Lake District

Adventure Tours for a Short Vacation

Whether on one of the islands, through the Mecklenburg Lake District , from river to river or in the footsteps of the Brick Gothic - in all regions of the vacation state run varied cycle routes through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's unique nature and culture. Simply load your bike into the car or rent one and off you go on an active short vacation.

On the Move: Discover Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Cycle Routes

Cycle right across Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The circular bike routes take you past glittering lakes and fairytale castles , through historic Hanseatic towns and sophisticated Baltic resorts. Sometimes the route leads over asphalt roads, then again over forest floors or sandy stretches. But it is always close to the water. Centuries-old beech forests, strictly protected bird sanctuaries and picturesque coastal landscapes adorn the cycle routes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Some tours offer a whole week of cycling fun, others can be easily completed during an extended weekend. The stage destinations can be planned individually and are well suited for visiting adjacent sights or cooling off in one of the numerous lakes. If you like, you can also switch to one of the long-distance cycle routes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern along the way - in many places the cycle routes intersect, so you can continue cycling as you please. The MV tour portal provides tips and inspiration for further stage and day tours.

Lakes As Far As the Eye Can See: The Mecklenburg Lakes Cycle Route

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the land of 1,000 lakes. What better way to enjoy this splendor of lakes than on a multi-day bike tour through the Mecklenburg Lake District? The circular cycling route runs for around 265 kilometers past some of the most famous lakes in the state. In four days, bike travelers pass countless lakes such as Pinnow Lake, Krakow Lake and Schwerin Lake and cross the Sternberger Seenland Nature Park. Green meadows and dense deciduous forests determine the landscape just as much as the clear rivers and sparkling lakes, which invite you to take a short refreshing swim. History buffs will find the village of Mecklenburg, which gave the state its present name, the medieval-looking town of Sternberg and the fairy-tale castle of Kaarz numerous destinations that offer insights into the state's past and undoubtedly make the cycle circuit one of the most beautiful bike tours in the Mecklenburg Lake District.

Cycling Tour Around the Müritz: All Around Germany's Largest Inland Lake

A bike tour around the Müritz may seem like a circumnavigation of the sea to some bike travelers. On more than 80 kilometers the cyclists circle in two days once the largest inland lake of Germany. Starting from the northern shore of the Müritz, the tour continues through the old town of Waren (Müritz) and on through the Müritz National Park. You quickly get the impression of being immersed in a completely different world, surrounded by rustic forests and mystically sparkling lakes. Those who have fallen under the spell of this paradisiacal region can dive deeper into the underwater world of Müritz at the Müritzeum.

At a Glance: The Most Beautiful Cycling Tours in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Numerous circular bike routes invite you to explore Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's varied landscapes. Discover impressive chalk cliffs, centuries-old beech forests and a unique lake landscape on the most beautiful bike tours in the Mecklenburg Lake District, Mecklenburg Switzerland and on the Baltic Sea islands.

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The Most Beautiful Bike Tours

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Rügen circular route

  • Length: 275 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | Germany's largest island delights with its diversity. Miles of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, sophisticated seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages. In addition, unspoiled nature. Cyclists can enjoy fascinating views from world-famous chalk cliffs and hills in the island's interior to the sea and Bodden, to meadows and forests.

Read more: "Rügen circular route"
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Usedom circular route

  • Length: 160 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | While the seaside resorts are strung together like pearls along the 42 km long white sandy beach, the green hinterland of the sunny island fascinates with rustic thatched-roof houses and untouched nature. The contrast of sea, beach, nature and idyll make the bike tour on Usedom a varied pleasure.

Read more: "Usedom circular route"
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Fischland-Darß-Zingst circular route

  • Length: 200 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The Fischland-Darß-Zingst Peninsula is one of the most impressive landscapes in Europe. Its beaches and steep banks, bays and spits and the National Park of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft form a unique land of adventure.

Read more: "Fischland-Darß-Zingst circular route"
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Müritz circular route

  • Length: 83 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | From the northern shore of the Müritz, Germany's largest inland lake, the well-maintained cycle path leads out of the old town of Waren (Müritz), past the town harbor directly into the Müritz National Park. It is recommended to use the Müritz National Park ticket to experience all the attractions of the extensive protected area. A visit to the Müritzeum is also worthwhile.

Read more: "Müritz circular route"
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Western Brick Circuit

  • Length: 370 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | From simple clay bricks, master builders of past centuries created works of art for eternity. Not only cyclists admire the baked beauties, which shine in warm red tones like church towers and town gates, farmhouses and town houses everywhere.

Read more: "Western Brick Circuit"
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Eastern Brick Circuit

  • Length: 305 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The brick churches in Rostock, Stralsund and Greifswald are considered the crowning glory of medieval architecture. In smaller harbor towns and in the hinterland, too, the red stones pile up to form imposing contemporary witnesses. In addition to a lot of history, cyclists enjoy unspoiled nature and swimming fun.

Read more: "Eastern Brick Circuit"
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Manor house circuit

  • Length: 120 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | In the midst of rolling hills, flowering fields and cooling forests, there are small intact worlds - villages with handsome manor houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The magnificent buildings impress with Roman columns, Baroque scrollwork or neo-Gothic pointed arches and in many places with beautiful parks.

Read more: "Manor house circuit"
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Castles circuit

  • Length: 135 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | In the mountains of Mecklenburg Switzerland, one fairy-tale castle dreams next to another. They stand among stately hills, hidden valleys and romantic lakes. Wild roses and apple trees line the fields. Meter-thick oaks watch over flower-strewn meadows. In between, streams and ponds sparkle with water lilies and swans.

Read more: "Castles circuit"
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Residence Cities Circuit

  • Length: 285 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The Dukes of Mecklenburg left behind a veritable flood of castles. Through disputes over the regency, they divided the land several times. The circular route follows the tracks of the dukes to the former residences - government palaces, summer residences, pleasure and hunting palaces.

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Manor house circuit

  • Length: 230 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | Manorial country estates reflect the former wealth of lords of the manor, blue-blooded aristocrats and highly decorated civil servants. In the hills of Mecklenburg Switzerland, the imposing country palaces are particularly densely populated.

Read more: "Manor house circuit"
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Szczecin Lagoon Circuit

  • Length: 297 km
  • Etappen: 2

Route section in MV: 108 km | Stages: 7 | The journey around the wide Szczecin Lagoon promises boundless cycling pleasure. It leads from Germany to Poland and back again - across the island sisters Usedom and Wolin, through noble seaside resorts and small villages, harbor towns and unspoiled nature.

Read more: "Szczecin Lagoon Circuit"
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Ice Age Route

  • Length: 375 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | The Mecklenburg Lake District is a gift of the last ice age. Mighty glaciers left behind hundreds of large and small lakes, considerable mountains and hills, and dragged in huge boulders. A route to melt away!

Read more: "Ice Age Route"
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Elbetal-Schaalsee circular route

  • Length: 380 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | Some time ago, the inner-German border ran directly along the Elbe and the Schaalsee. In the former no man's land, an original landscape with unique flora and fauna has been preserved. The round trip promises unforgettable experiences of nature and history.

Read more: "Elbetal-Schaalsee circular route"
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Eldetal circular route

  • Length: 320 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | The Müritz-Elde waterway connects Lake Plauer See with the Elbe. Even for saddle captains, the trip along the blue avenue is a sparkling pleasure. Between Lake Plauer See and one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, a country dreams like something out of a picture book - with half-timbered towns, villages, castles, rapeseed fields, lakes and forests.

Read more: "Eldetal circular route"
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Recknitztal circular route

  • Length: 210 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The Recknitz - playful beauty in the midst of unspoiled nature and picture-perfect towns and villages. The Recknitz Valley - a paradise for beavers and otters. The tour - a feast for nature-loving cyclists. The Krönchen - the beautiful Renaissance castle in Güstrow.

Read more: "Recknitztal circular route"
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Warnowtal circular route

  • Length: 230 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The river with the most water in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern impresses with its versatility. Sometimes the Warnow meanders peacefully through flower meadows and floodplain forests, sometimes it rushes like a mountain stream over large boulders and fallen trees. A wild and romantic adventure not only for cyclists.

Read more: "Warnowtal circular route"
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Tollensetal circular route

  • Length: 170 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | Embedded in a ground moraine landscape shaped by the ice age, the Tollense meanders through the unspoiled nature. Numerous brick churches, manor houses and Klempenow Castle bear witness to the region's eventful history. The highlight of the tour is the round trip around Lake Tollense.

Read more: "Tollensetal circular route"
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Trebeltal circular route

  • Length: 120 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | A liberating expanse and restful tranquility await cyclists in the Trebel Valley. The Trebel meanders through almost untouched nature. Shady avenues and sunny meadows and fields lead to places steeped in history and invite you to dream.

Read more: "Trebeltal circular route"
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Brohmer Mountains & Randow Valley Loop Trail

  • Length: 205 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | Stately hills, gentle valleys and clear lakes - the mountain world in the far northeast is the work of the last ice age. Shady avenues and wide meadows accompany cyclists on their way through a varied landscape between mountain and valley.

Read more: "Brohmer Mountains & Randow Valley Loop Trail"
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Mecklenburg Lakes Circuit

  • Length: 265 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | In the southwest of the country, the water sparkles in enchanting diversity. One blue pearl follows the next. There are over ninety in the Sternberg Lake District Nature Park alone. Lake Schwerin is the largest on this tour. For bathing enthusiasts and history buffs, the route is pure pleasure.

Read more: "Mecklenburg Lakes Circuit"
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Peene Valley circular route

  • Length: 140 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | The Peene Valley is one of the last undeveloped river landscapes in Europe. Over a good 100 kilometers, the "Amazon of the North" flows leisurely from Mecklenburg Switzerland to the mouth of the Haff. It spoils cyclists with its dreamlike tranquility and unspoiled nature.

Read more: "Peene Valley circular route"
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Rügen circular route

  • Length: 275 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | Germany's largest island delights with its diversity. Miles of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, sophisticated seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages. In addition, unspoiled nature. Cyclists can enjoy fascinating views from world-famous chalk cliffs and hills in the island's interior to the sea and Bodden, to meadows and forests.

Read more: "Rügen circular route"
© TMV/Grundner

Usedom circular route

  • Length: 160 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | While the seaside resorts are strung together like pearls along the 42 km long white sandy beach, the green hinterland of the sunny island fascinates with rustic thatched-roof houses and untouched nature. The contrast of sea, beach, nature and idyll make the bike tour on Usedom a varied pleasure.

Read more: "Usedom circular route"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Fischland-Darß-Zingst circular route

  • Length: 200 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The Fischland-Darß-Zingst Peninsula is one of the most impressive landscapes in Europe. Its beaches and steep banks, bays and spits and the National Park of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft form a unique land of adventure.

Read more: "Fischland-Darß-Zingst circular route"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Müritz circular route

  • Length: 83 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | From the northern shore of the Müritz, Germany's largest inland lake, the well-maintained cycle path leads out of the old town of Waren (Müritz), past the town harbor directly into the Müritz National Park. It is recommended to use the Müritz National Park ticket to experience all the attractions of the extensive protected area. A visit to the Müritzeum is also worthwhile.

Read more: "Müritz circular route"
© TMV/Süß

Western Brick Circuit

  • Length: 370 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | From simple clay bricks, master builders of past centuries created works of art for eternity. Not only cyclists admire the baked beauties, which shine in warm red tones like church towers and town gates, farmhouses and town houses everywhere.

Read more: "Western Brick Circuit"
© TMV/Tiemann

Eastern Brick Circuit

  • Length: 305 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The brick churches in Rostock, Stralsund and Greifswald are considered the crowning glory of medieval architecture. In smaller harbor towns and in the hinterland, too, the red stones pile up to form imposing contemporary witnesses. In addition to a lot of history, cyclists enjoy unspoiled nature and swimming fun.

Read more: "Eastern Brick Circuit"
© TMV/Tiemann

Manor house circuit

  • Length: 120 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | In the midst of rolling hills, flowering fields and cooling forests, there are small intact worlds - villages with handsome manor houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The magnificent buildings impress with Roman columns, Baroque scrollwork or neo-Gothic pointed arches and in many places with beautiful parks.

Read more: "Manor house circuit"
© Ulrichshusen/Steffen Stilpirat Böttcher

Castles circuit

  • Length: 135 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | In the mountains of Mecklenburg Switzerland, one fairy-tale castle dreams next to another. They stand among stately hills, hidden valleys and romantic lakes. Wild roses and apple trees line the fields. Meter-thick oaks watch over flower-strewn meadows. In between, streams and ponds sparkle with water lilies and swans.

Read more: "Castles circuit"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Residence Cities Circuit

  • Length: 285 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The Dukes of Mecklenburg left behind a veritable flood of castles. Through disputes over the regency, they divided the land several times. The circular route follows the tracks of the dukes to the former residences - government palaces, summer residences, pleasure and hunting palaces.

Read more: "Residence Cities Circuit"
© TMV/Legrand

Manor house circuit

  • Length: 230 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | Manorial country estates reflect the former wealth of lords of the manor, blue-blooded aristocrats and highly decorated civil servants. In the hills of Mecklenburg Switzerland, the imposing country palaces are particularly densely populated.

Read more: "Manor house circuit"
© TMV/Tiemann

Szczecin Lagoon Circuit

  • Length: 297 km
  • Etappen: 2

Route section in MV: 108 km | Stages: 7 | The journey around the wide Szczecin Lagoon promises boundless cycling pleasure. It leads from Germany to Poland and back again - across the island sisters Usedom and Wolin, through noble seaside resorts and small villages, harbor towns and unspoiled nature.

Read more: "Szczecin Lagoon Circuit"
© TMV/Tiemann

Ice Age Route

  • Length: 375 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | The Mecklenburg Lake District is a gift of the last ice age. Mighty glaciers left behind hundreds of large and small lakes, considerable mountains and hills, and dragged in huge boulders. A route to melt away!

Read more: "Ice Age Route"
© TMV/Roth

Elbetal-Schaalsee circular route

  • Length: 380 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | Some time ago, the inner-German border ran directly along the Elbe and the Schaalsee. In the former no man's land, an original landscape with unique flora and fauna has been preserved. The round trip promises unforgettable experiences of nature and history.

Read more: "Elbetal-Schaalsee circular route"
© TMV/Roth

Eldetal circular route

  • Length: 320 km
  • Etappen: 7

Stages: 7 | The Müritz-Elde waterway connects Lake Plauer See with the Elbe. Even for saddle captains, the trip along the blue avenue is a sparkling pleasure. Between Lake Plauer See and one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, a country dreams like something out of a picture book - with half-timbered towns, villages, castles, rapeseed fields, lakes and forests.

Read more: "Eldetal circular route"
© TMV/Grundner

Recknitztal circular route

  • Length: 210 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The Recknitz - playful beauty in the midst of unspoiled nature and picture-perfect towns and villages. The Recknitz Valley - a paradise for beavers and otters. The tour - a feast for nature-loving cyclists. The Krönchen - the beautiful Renaissance castle in Güstrow.

Read more: "Recknitztal circular route"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Warnowtal circular route

  • Length: 230 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | The river with the most water in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern impresses with its versatility. Sometimes the Warnow meanders peacefully through flower meadows and floodplain forests, sometimes it rushes like a mountain stream over large boulders and fallen trees. A wild and romantic adventure not only for cyclists.

Read more: "Warnowtal circular route"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Tollensetal circular route

  • Length: 170 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | Embedded in a ground moraine landscape shaped by the ice age, the Tollense meanders through the unspoiled nature. Numerous brick churches, manor houses and Klempenow Castle bear witness to the region's eventful history. The highlight of the tour is the round trip around Lake Tollense.

Read more: "Tollensetal circular route"
© TMV/Fitzke WMSE GmbH

Trebeltal circular route

  • Length: 120 km
  • Etappen: 2

Stages: 2 | A liberating expanse and restful tranquility await cyclists in the Trebel Valley. The Trebel meanders through almost untouched nature. Shady avenues and sunny meadows and fields lead to places steeped in history and invite you to dream.

Read more: "Trebeltal circular route"
© Ines Umnick/Stadt Pasewalk

Brohmer Mountains & Randow Valley Loop Trail

  • Length: 205 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | Stately hills, gentle valleys and clear lakes - the mountain world in the far northeast is the work of the last ice age. Shady avenues and wide meadows accompany cyclists on their way through a varied landscape between mountain and valley.

Read more: "Brohmer Mountains & Randow Valley Loop Trail"
© TMV/Gänsicke

Mecklenburg Lakes Circuit

  • Length: 265 km
  • Etappen: 4

Stages: 4 | In the southwest of the country, the water sparkles in enchanting diversity. One blue pearl follows the next. There are over ninety in the Sternberg Lake District Nature Park alone. Lake Schwerin is the largest on this tour. For bathing enthusiasts and history buffs, the route is pure pleasure.

Read more: "Mecklenburg Lakes Circuit"
© TMV/World on a Budget

Peene Valley circular route

  • Length: 140 km
  • Etappen: 3

Stages: 3 | The Peene Valley is one of the last undeveloped river landscapes in Europe. Over a good 100 kilometers, the "Amazon of the North" flows leisurely from Mecklenburg Switzerland to the mouth of the Haff. It spoils cyclists with its dreamlike tranquility and unspoiled nature.

Read more: "Peene Valley circular route"
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