Baltic Sea Cycle Route
Close to the sea
Beautiful seaside resorts, proud Hanseatic towns, three islands and a peninsula – on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route cyclists get to know Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from its most beautiful side.
Beautiful seaside resorts, proud Hanseatic towns, three islands and a peninsula – on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route cyclists get to know Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from its most beautiful side. The route time and again takes you along the coastline, only leaving it to make a quick detour into the charming hinterland.
The Baltic Sea Cycle Route in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern starts from the Bay of Lübeck. Cyclists pass through the dreamy, undulating landscape of the Klützer Winkel to reach the UNESCO world heritage site of Wismar. Legions of waterfowl gather in the bay with the idyllic fishing island of Poel. The cycle path takes you over the forested ridge of the Kühlung into the Baltic resort of Kühlungsborn and on to Heiligendamm - the white town on the sea. From the cliffs it's on to the seaside resort of Warnemünde. On the opposite bank of the Warnow is the start of the Rostock Heath, a giant area of forest surrounding the Baltic resorts of Markgrafenheide and Graal-Müritz.
With its colourful captain's houses and quaint Zeesen boats, Wustrow sets the stage for the wild, romantic peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst. One highlight is the former artists' colony Ahrenshoop with its thatched houses huddled amongst the gently rolling dunes.
In the spring and summer, swarms of cranes accompany cyclists along the route to Stralsund, the venerable gateway to Germany's largest island. Rügen is one of nature's masterpieces. The cycle path takes you once around the island – past Cape Arkona, the fabled chalk seat and the flintstone fields near Sassnitz, as well as the elegant villas with their resort architecture in Binz, Sellin and Göhren.
The River Peene is not far from the University and Hanseatic town of Greifswald. At Wolgast, the gate's open to the sunny island of Usedom. The long promenades and excellently preserved resort architecture of the Baltic resorts line the wide beaches. Gently rolling hills and pert promontories are a typical sight in this natural paradise.
Current redirection notes (April 2017)
A strong storm tide caused coast ruptures along the route. Therefore, the Baltic sea coast trail is currently closed at the following sections:
Börgerende – Nienhagen, Landkreis Rostock
Please follow local signage for “Westlicher Backstein-Rundweg”
Nature protection area Lanken, Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald
Please cycle from castle Ludwigsburg via Loissin Dorf to campsite Loissin Siedlung. Redirection is signposted.
Please take the local redirections serious. Due to invisible washouts further coast ruptures might occur.Download (5.43 MB)
- Length: 670 km
- Stages: 15 days
- Rail link: Lübeck-Travemünde, Seebad Ahlbeck, Rostock -Warnemünde, Stralsund
- Sights: UNESCO world heritage site Wismar and Stralsund, Rügen chalk cliffs, Usedom resort architecture in Zinnowitz and the imperial resorts