Lübeck to Stralsund - German Riviera

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Visiting: Germany

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £549 to £1168pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Comfort, Superior i
Code GE013
Good For Coasts and Islands, Solo
Distance 155mi/250km !
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Hamburg
Return from Hamburg

Overview

What to expect

Cycle along the Baltic coast from the UNESCO city of Lubeck to Stralsund's Gothic turrets. As you tour past forested hills, chalky cliffs and glistening sands, nature fans are in for a treat, with cranes and grey geese in protected national parks. The cycling is undemanding but if you’d like an extra boost choose an electric bike. Riding between sandy coastal resorts and pretty villages, you’ll have plenty of time to experience the Baltic’s harbour-side restaurants, stroll along wooden piers and explore historic towns.

The cobbled streets of Wismar are a highlight and the Fischland Peninsula’s primeval forests, wild beaches and fishing villages make the second half of this tour truly unforgettable – look forward to relaxing on white sands and walking bare foot on the beach.

  • Traditional Baltic resorts with picturesque harbours
  • Hanseatic brick buildings in Lubeck and Stalsund
  • White sands, primeval forests, chalky cliffs and green hills
  • Relaxed cycling along coastal paths and quiet lanes

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lübeck

    Make your way to the World Heritage city of Lübeck and explore the charming old town, ticking off some of its 1000-plus historic buildings.

  • Day 2: Lübeck - Wismar 35-48 miles (57-77 km)

    Ride to the traditional Baltic seaside resort of Travemünde and take the boat to Priwall (not included - approx. 2-3 euros including bike). Cycle through the hilly Klützer Winkel landscape to the seaside resort Boltenhagen and continue along cliffs and past beautiful beaches to Wismar, one of the prettiest old towns in the region. 

    Choose a shorter or longer option for today's ride - by taking the boat or train for part of the route or cycling the full route.

  • Day 3: Wismar - Rerik/Kühlungsborn 19/28 miles (31/46km)

    Take a stroll around historic Wismar before setting off through the wooded and hilly landscape near Kühlungsborn, a haven for nature lovers. 

  • Day 4: Rerik/Kühlungsborn/ - Warnemünde/Rostock 17/25 miles (27/40 km)

    Cycle through flat landscape along the Baltic coast to the seaside resort of Warnemünde. Take an optional detour to see the historic steam train at Bad Doberan, before cycling through countryside to Warnemünde / Rostock.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 5: Warnemünde/Rostock - Fischland Peninsula 25/32 miles (40/52 km)

    Stroll past the boats on the Old Stream and take in the beautiful waterside views en route to the town of Wustrow and the artists’ colony of Ahrenshoop on the Fischland Peninsula.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 6: Fischland/Darss - Zingst/Barth 18/26 miles (30/42 km)

    Cycle through the pristine Darss Forest to reach Prerow and take a break on beautiful West Beach. Continue to Zingst/Barth through a national park area that harbours cranes and grey geese.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 7: Zingst/Barth - Stralsund 28/35 miles (45/57 km)

    Cycling along the bay to the city of Stralsund, you can pick out this old Hanseatic town from a distance, by its three church spires.

     

    The cycle mileage today is dependent on the location of your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 8: Depart from Stralsund

    Enjoy breakfast in Stralsund before checking out and making your way home or extending your holiday in Germany.

Accommodation

2 & 3* Hotels

We use a pool of 2 and 3* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • A mix of 2* and 3* hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

3 & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 and 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • A mix of 3* and 4* hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please choose your hotel category, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance

Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in the chosen category
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information - one set per room (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • Ferry Warnemünde-Hohe Düne
  • Admission Meeresmuseum in Stralsund

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Train fares to shorten any route
  • Local Taxes (appx. €10-15 paid locally)

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handle bar bag, odometer, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost.

Bike hire
Bike Hire
£72

24 gears with pannier

E-bike
E-Bike Hire
£169

8 gears with pannier

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Transfers

Stralsund to Lübeck (including bike)
£64pp

Extra nights

Lübeck 2/3* B&B - 2 share
£62pp
Lübeck 2/3* B&B - single
£100pp
Stralsund 2/3* B&B - 2 share
£60pp
Stralsund 2/3* B&B - single
£96pp
Lübeck 3/4* B&B - 2 share
£76pp
Lübeck 3/4* B&B - single
£121pp
Stralsund 3/4* B&B - 2 share
£76pp
Stralsund 3/4* B&B - single
£121pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Hamburg

Take the train (Bahn) from Hamburg to Lübeck.

Getting back

Take the train (Bahn) from Stralsund to Hamburg

Fly from Hamburg

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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Excellent in every way.

Peter Banks, Australia, July 2018
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This is a really interesting, varied tour. Despite being mostly coastal you'll encounter differing scenery every day and a range of surfaces too with some wonderful cycle paths. Each stop is worth exploring and the accommodation and hospitality top notch. We were lucky with the weather - mid 20's in May - although we had a constant N/NE breeze in our faces. I can imagine in other conditions it could be tougher. Whilst mostly flat, easy to moderate is a good description - we certainly felt a sense of achievement at the end together with a desire to go back one day and explore some more!

John Beckett, UK, June 2018

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