3 Sunny Islands: Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom
Three islands in one sweep! This wonderful bicycle tour leads you along the Pomeranian coastline and through the islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom. You'll have many chances to admire the points of interest and enjoy the magical landscape.
Day 1: Arrival in Stralsund
Travellers are responsible for their own transporation to Stralsund, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The many points of interest in Stralsund make it a very rewarding starting point for this tour. The ‘Gorch Fock’, a German three-mast barque originally built as a school ship in 1933, lies majestically in the Stralsund harbor. Spend the night in the beautiful city of Stralsund.
Day 2: Stralsund - Hiddensee – North Rügen
Distance: approx. 19-42 km
Take the ferry in the morning to Hiddensee. Explore the quiet island. No cars are allowed here. The gorgeous residential area was once home to the late poet and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, G. Hauptmann. From the Dornbusch lighthouse, you can see North Rügen, Granitz and Stralsund. Take in the scenery on foot or by bike. In the afternoon take the ferry to Rügen. Stay overnight on the peninsula Wittow or in Glowe.
Day 3: North Rügen – Centre of Island (Bergen & Surroundings)
Distance: approx. 35-63 km
Cycle along the spit of land called ‘Schaabe’ to the peninsula Jasmund. There are several routes to choose from for your tour to Bergen. You can cycle from the promontory ‘Königsstuhl’ and Sassnitz, through resort towns to the middle of the island (longer), or go from Glowe past Sagard to Bergen (shorter). Stay overnight in or near Bergen.
Day 4: Bergen – Greifswald
Distance: approx. 48-53 km
Cycle across South Rügen to the Glewitz Ferry. On your way there you can go through Putbus which was founded by Prince Wilhelm-Malte zu Putbus as his town of residence. Its orangery and stables survived the war and are situated in a beautiful park. The town is also notable for the small theatre and the Crown Prince's residence. Take the shady avenue and narrow banks to Greifswald, birth city of C.D. Friedrich, a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter. Greifswald is also the home to the Monastery Ruins of Eldena, a university and a harbour. It is a Western Pommeranian ‘City of Culture’. Spend the night in or near Greifswald.
Day 5: Greifswald - Sea resorts of Usedom Island
Distance: approx. 50 km
In the morning, take the train to Anklam, the birth place of Otto Lilienthal, a pioneer of human aviation who became known as the German “Glider King”. You may want to visit the Lilienthal Museum. A glorious tour awaits you today as you cycle over the Peene River to the ‘Karniner Eisenbahnhubbrücke’, a railway lift bridge. Continue to the small city Usedom and over secluded paths on the island of Usedom to the Lagoon of Stettin. Reach Kamminke and resort towns Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin. Stay the night in one of the resort towns.
Day 6: Sea resorts - North-Usedom
Distance: approx. 35 km
The former Imperial Baths with their gorgeous architecture await you on the Baltic Sea Coast. Cycle north from resort to resort along the steep, forested coast. The Peenemünde Technical Museum exhibits Von Braun Ferry Rockets, a concept design for a shuttle spacecraft in the early 1950’s and much more. Stay overnight in or near Zinnowitz or in Karlshagen.
Day 7: North-Usedom - Greifswald – Stralsund
Distance: approx. 62 km
Today, you will cycle through Wolgast, or Peenemünde, along the bay, through pine forest and along the coastline to Greifswald. There you can visit the State Museum and its art gallery. Take the train (departs every hour) to Stralsund, where you can visit the Gorch Fock, the Rathaus (town hall) with its brick Gothic architecture, the Deutsches Meeresmuseum/Ozeaneum (a very large public aquarium and one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe), the St. Marys church, and much more. Return your bicycles and spend the night in Stralsund.
Day 8: Departure from Stralsund
Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation home.
- 21.04.2020 - 30.09.2020
from 559,00 €
- Accommodation for 7 nights incl. breakfast (according to booking category)
- Ferry Stralsund – Hiddensee + Ferry Hiddensee – Rügen + Glewitz Ferry to Stahlbrode (incl. bike)
- Train Greifswald – Anklam + Train Greifswald – Stralsund (train tickets on-site incl. bike)
- Luggage transfer service to each hotel
- On-site tour presentation
- 7-Day Service Hotline
- 1x Tour information packet per booked room, incl. maps and route descriptions