Baltic Sea Coast: Flensburg – Lübeck
From Flensburg to Lübeck
You mount your bikes in the very north, in the magnificent lanes of Flensburg’s Old town. Be delighted by the coast’s diversified landscape with its woods, moors, quaint farmers’ cottages, windmills and dreamy fishing villages. For more dreaming you should visit Glücksburg with one of Germany’s most beautiful water castles or marvellous seaside resorts as Damp and Grömitz. The old fjord boat will take you across the water to Laboe, where an ancient submarine erected as a monument can be visited. An uncountable number of bathing spots, cafés, restaurants and boutiques, continuous promenades and brilliant sunny weather accompany you on your way to Lübeck’s Old town.
1. day Flensburg arrival
Arrive early in Germany’s northernmost town; loafing through the delightful lanes of the Old town or along the port’s promenade is worthwhile. For more than 400 years Flensburg was governed by the Danish monarchy and 700 years of history have shaped the fjord-town. You will be supplied with roadsters at the hotel.
2. day Flensburg - Kappeln approx. 73 km
You will reach one of Germany’s most beautiful water castles in Glücksburg biking along the Flensburg Fjord. Visiting the northernmost rose garden in Germany, which is situated right next to the castle, is also recommendable: Just as many other rose-lovers from all over the world you will be amazed by the queen of flowers presenting itself on an area of about one hectare. After this wonderful stop you will continue cycling around Gelting bay and pass through the contemplative Angeln in order to arrive in Kappeln.
3. day Kappeln- Eckernförde / surrounding approx. 45 km
Before continuing your trip you should absolutely spare some time for a visit of the lovely small town of Kappeln. Interesting cairns and the famous seaside resort of Damp are on your way today. After passing the mansion of Ludwigsburg you will reach Eckernförde. The palm trees of the marvellous beach invite you to enjoy the southern flair while the picturesque Old town with its half-timbered houses offers to take a nice walk only a few steps away from the beach’s promenade. Crossing the harbour’s bascule bridge you will enter the quarter of Borby. Here, constructed only in 2002, the water front with its numerous sea-statues designed by statuaries is the main eye-catcher. You will spend the night in Eckernförde and surroundings.
4. day Eckernförde / surrounding - Kiel approx. 48 km
Today’s route will lead you from the bay of Eckernförde to the bay of Kiel. You can be looking forward to today’s destination, the town of Kiel with its modern architecture and the ancient buildings of many centuries of age. Walk across the bridge to the Norwegian Terminal, visit the museum of navigation and the Old Town of Kiel. You should not miss Kiel’s northernmost harbour, Schilksee, nor the Tiessenkai with its nostalgic ambience created by the old cargo saliers lying at the piers, the ancient branch offices, the former stacking house and the lighthouse of Holtenau.
5. day Kiel- Hohwacht/Lütjenburg approx. 57 km
In the morning you will board a small ferry taking you to Laboe. You are welcome to visit the old campground where a marine biological station has been situated since May 1999. This private station offers the unique chance to get an inside view of the underwater world of the Baltic Sea. Or would you prefer visiting submarine 995 dating back from World War II, today situated in front of the Marine cenotaph and to be visited as a technical museum? Passing the lively beach of Laboe and its exquisite harbour you will ride on to Stein. Neat coastal resorts, more beaches and noble properties in the hinterland fascinate you on this stage.
6. day Hohwacht/Lütjenburg - Heiligenhafen/Großenbrode approx. 38 - 58 km
You will leave behind the beautiful landscape of the Hohwacht bay with its long sand beaches and its steep coast of up to 20 metres depth today. Passing the beach of Weidenhausen you will arrive in Oldenburg (Holstein). Either the small town of Heiligenhafen or Großenbrode situated not far from the island of Fehmarn will be your destination for the day.
7. day Heiligenhafen/Großenbrode - Neustadt/ Timmendorfer Strand approx. 60 - 81 km
After only a few kilometres you will switch into the next bay of the Baltic Sea: Lübeck bay. Biking past Dahme and Kellenhusen, Grömitz is worth a stop. It is one of the oldest and biggest seaside resorts of the Baltic Sea. Surfers and sailors get ready during the first days of spring, the promenades are lively meeting points during the summer and once autumn has broken the seaside invites for long walks. After a well-deserved break your bike trip continues southwards to the Holsatian town of Neustadt by the Baltic Sea.
8. day Neustadt/Timmendorfer Strand - Lübeck approx. 25 - 46 km
What at great day for biking! Mostly along the Baltic Sea’s beaches and the promenades of the seaside resorts Haffkrug, Scharbeutz and Timmendorfer Strand you will bike to Travemünde. Bathing is possible at numerous places along your path. Along the beaches you will find a colourful variety of cafés, restaurants, boutiques and shops. You should definitely not fail to see the monasteries, churches, narrow paths and proud middle-class houses of Lübeck. Take a walk to the famous Buddenbrock-house which had once been property of the Mann family and taste the Lübeck marzipan in one of the many shops. The view over the Old town from the Petri-church’s steeple of 50 metres height is magnificent!
9. day Lübeck departure
Your lovely bike trip ends after breakfast. It is either possible to travel home on your own or to continue your trip along the Baltic Sea to Stralsund or Usedom.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
23.04. – 05.05.2023
25.09. – 02.10.2023
06.05. – 24.09.2023
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Flensburg - Lübeck bike trail and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Flensburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Flensburg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
You will find several parking garages near the hotel. The pitches can not be pre-booked. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle paths
The quality of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route varies extremely. There is no continuous bike path along the coast, but the route often leads in parts inland. You cycle on many different undergrounds. Cose to the coast there might be sections where the path are in poor condition, but they can be easily bypassed. Otherwise, the route runs mostly on quiet country roads and paved bike paths or on forest and field trails. Busy sections occur only very rarely. The route is not passable by the tandem!
Available rental bikes
There are 8-speed gear shift bikes (ladies and gentlemen) with gearhub and 24-speed gear shift freewheel bikes (ladies and gentlemen) available. Wheels with low access and children's bikes are available on request.
Return to starting point of the journey
On Sundays and Mondays there is the possibility to transfer back to Flensburg at around 9:00 a.m. with a minibus for at least 4 people (with bicycle transport trailer) (arrival there around 12:00 p.m.). The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage. The return trip to Flensburg is easy by train. The journey takes around 3 hours.
A possibly applicable tourism tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally. The use of the rental bikes during additional nights is possible for a surcharge. Please state this request when booking.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Rum & Sugar Mile Flensburg
Discover Flensburg's new mile! Go on a search through the courtyards, stores and offices! The Flensburg Rum & Sugar Mile The trade with the colonies in Danish West Indies gave Flensburg an economic prosperity in the 18th and 19th century.
Castle Glücksburg is one of the most important residence locks in North Germany. It has been characterized by European history and the seat of the dukes of the House of Schleswig-Holstein, sometimes also as a government seat of the Danish kings, both belonging to the old parent house of Oldenburg. The varied activities of our family over the course of time have left their mark on the castle and left their mark on it.
Angelner steam train Kappeln-Süderbrarup
Germany's northernmost museum railway rolls from Kappeln to Süderbrarup and back. Steam trains are fun not only to the hobby-railway operators who run this nostalgic railway, but also to thousands of big and small passengers every year.
Candy cookery Eckernförde
A varied range of tasty snacks! In addition to traditional, hand-made caramels, you will also find licorice and wine connoisseurs in this specialty store. For candy-cookery, for example, the right sweet treat is the right choice.
Town Hall Kiel
After a four-year period of construction, on 12 November 1911 Kaiser Wilhelm II inaugurated the Kiel Town Hall, designed by Hermann Billing. Its 106-meter high tower is reminiscent of Venice's Campanile - a concession to William's taste.
The harbor, classified as a 5-star, offers not only sailors a beautiful maritime environment. Here, the boat and yacht owners find the best conditions: well maintained sanitary facilities, sophisticated barbecue facilities, all supply and disposal facilities, ample parking space, all service companies around the water sports in the immediate vicinity and a fantastic location between beach and old town.
Neustadt was founded in 1244. The old town church still forms together with the market square the center of the old town, which borders the Neustädter Hafen. In Neustadt, with the "Neustädter Fischeramt e. V." (more than 500 years old), the oldest fishing village in Germany (since 1474), a memorandum of honor at the port duly points out.
Holsten Gate Lübeck
The Holstentor ( "Holstein Gate") is probably the most famous and most important preserved gate of the Late Middle Ages in Germany. It was built between 1464 and 1478 by the Lübeck Councilor Hinrich Helmstede in the course of a modernization of the fortifications at the Traveseite.
Marzipan of Lübeck
If you think of Lübeck, you almost always think of marzipan. Around the origin of the marzipan are the most varied stories. Most popular is this: Around 1407 raged in Lübeck a famine. There was no grain left. Then the Senate carried the bakers to make bread from the almonds stored in the stores.