Pearl of the Baltic Sea
Start your wonderful round trip in the Hanseatic City of Stralsund, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its varied history and the unique location at the water. Short ferry rides and bridges will take you to the wonderful Baltic Islands of Hiddensee, Rügen and Usedom. You will cycle to the 28 m high Lighthouse in Hiddense, the landmark of the island. Visit the monastery, in the old water station, founded in 1888 and see the museum of local history which tells about the life of the locals in past and present, tradition, flora, fauna and the treasure of the Vikings. You will be amazed by pure nature, one of Germany's most important crane parks, and you will taste the healthy sand thorn. This is the fruits of which sanddorn liqueur is made as well as juice, cake, ice and even cosmetics. Look forward to Rügen, the largest German island, visitor magnet for many holidaymakers with and without a bike. Last but not least you will visit the old Hanseatic City of Greifswald with a lovingly restored old town.
1. day Arrival in Stralsund
Enjoy the distinctive charm of the Hansestadt Stralsund and the harbor atmosphere. Discover the secrets of the oceans, the 2010 European Museum of the Year, and admire the Stralsund town hall, one of the most beautiful profane buildings of the north German bakingsteer.
2. day Hiddensee and Rügen, app. 19-42 km + ferry
Look forward to Hiddensee, there is plenty to discover, historic buildings, impressive landscapes and the widely visible lighthouse. Visit the former dwelling-house of one of the most important poets, Gerhart Hauptmann, which now houses an interesting museum. Let yourself be driven on the almost car-free paths of the only 19 km² small island to endless sandy beaches, steep cliffs, through clear forest and colorful heath. Let yourself be fascinated by the nature, wide salt meadows, moorish reed thicket, dikes, dunes, ponds and reet-covered villages. In the afternoon, the ferry will take you to Nordrügen, where you can take a short bike ride to Cape Arkona. Overnight stay on Wittow in Breege, Juliusruh, Glowe / surroundings.
3. day Rügen bike tour to Bergen, app. 35-63 km
Enjoy the beautiful cycling stage on the narrow, pine-lined piece of land between the Baltic Sea and the Bodden. Look forward to the national park "Königsstuhle", the famous chalk cliffs and cycle through the vast old beech forests that have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. Visit the national park center with 2000 square meters of exhibition space and 28,000 square meters of outdoor space, certainly a very special experience. Over the old ferry port Sassnitz and Mukran you cycle in the middle of the island to Bergen. If you want, take a trip to the mundane seaside resort of Binz with a wonderful kilometer-long sandy beach and a magnificent promenade. Overnight stay in Bergen / surroundings.
4. day Rügen - Greifswald, app. 48-53 km + ferry
Putbus, the white city and cultural capital of the island is looking forward to your visit. Stroll through the Putbus Market, the Marstall, the Orangerie and visit the ca. 75 ha Putbus Park with its game reserve and the artificial island. Through Southern Ruegen you will then cycle to the Glewitzer Ferry, which takes you back to the mainland. On a shady avenue and a little busy country road, you will be able to quickly walk to the Hansestadt Greifswald with its colorful gabled houses and baroque town hall. Overnight stay in Greifswald / surroundings.
5. day Greifswald – Kaiserbäder Usedom, app. 50 km + train
Today you travel by train to Anklam at Peenehaff. Along the river Peene you cycle to the island of Usedom. Discover the quiet hinterland of the island, return to the Mellentin water castle and taste the self-brewed beer before you reach the wonderful long white sand beaches of the imperial baths. Stroll comfortably over the promenade, let the wind blow on the long bridges around the nose and jump into the cool water.
6. day Northern Usedom, app. 35 km
The imperial baths, with their unique spa architecture, will be explored by you today. With its columns and towers, the magnificent villas look like from sugar-cake. The seaside resorts of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin proudly present their beauty, luxury and exclusivity. Like pearls of a chain, the extravagant summer domains of the Berlin High Society of the late 19th and early 20th century are the longest promenade in Europe. What a wonderful cycling day. Along the steep coast, always close to the sandy beaches, you cycle on a separate bike path in the easy up and down through the coastal forest to the north of the island. Overnight stay in Zinnowitz, Karlshagen / surroundings.
7. day Usedom – Stralsund, app. 62 km + train
In the morning you leave Usedom and then cycle along small paths and quiet streets to the Hansestadt Greifswald, one of the most important cities along the European Route of Backsteingotics. Visit the old town harbor, today the largest museum harbor in Germany. Admire the impressive collection of old fishing vehicles and freighters, before the train brings you comfortably back to Stralsund.
8. day Stralsund departure
After breakfast, we say good-bye to this wonderful holiday region.
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.
25.04. – 15.05.2020
21.09. – 03.10.2020
07.09. – 20.09.2020
16.05. – 19.06.2020
20.06. – 06.09.2020
bookable additional nights
- personal tour information
- individual bike adjustment at the location
- ferry Stralsund – Hiddensee – Rügen
- Glewitzer ferry
- train Greifswald – Anklam
- train Greifswald - Stralsund
- GPS data on request
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Hiddensee, Rügen, Usedom bike trail and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Stralsund 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 Kiel. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
A limited number of on-site parking (garage) is available. Here, a reservation is required. 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
You cycle mostly on cycle paths and rarely travelled side roads, seldom you bike on hiking and country trails. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route is very well signposted.
Available rental bikes
There are 7-speed grar shift touring bikes with gearhub (28-inch) and 24-speed gear shift freewheel bikes with different frame sizes available. Some are with suspension.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
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.
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.
Stralsund - a town made from brick
One colour dominates Stralsund: The glowing red of Gothic brick can be found in the churches, the imposing town hall, the monasteries and in the splendid patrician houses as well. Go on a quest and discover as many historical monuments as sand at the sea!Stralsund abounds in history - convince yourself at every turn in the time-honoured Hanseatic city. Originally a small fishing village called "Stralow", the city experienced its heyday during the 14th century as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League. Also Sweden left its mark for over 200 years.
City hall Stralsund
Together with St. Nicholas´ Church, the City Hall facade forms one of the city’s most splendid sights. The complex, originally composed of two long parallel wings, was originally used as a place for merchants to trade, with small shops and stalls on both sides of the inner courtyard as well as in the "Butter Passage" that led through the City Hall from Ossenreyerstrasse to the former main entrance of St. Nicholas´ Church. The coats of arms of Lueneburg and Bremen on the eastern side and Hamburg, Luebeck, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund and Gerifswald on the northern are reminders of the once powerful Hanseatic League. The City Hall was comprehensively restored between 2001 and 2011, and it is from here that the city is still ruled today.
Oceanographic Museum Stralsund
The German Oceanographic Museum with its four exhibitions is the largest museum of natural science in Northern Germany. A well-balanced mixture of beautiful fish-tanks and exhibitions - rewarded with the prize "European Museum of the Year 2010". Go on a fascinating underwater trip. Meet carpet sharks, cute seahorses and colourful butterfly fish. And do not miss out on the public’s favourites: The sea turtles!
Built by the Hamburg based shipyard company “Blohm + Voss”, the “Gorch Fock” was used as a training ship by German naval forces until 1945. After years of an unsure future and being owned by several nations, the ship can now be visited as it is once again moored at Stralsund’s harbour.
The island of Hiddensee enchants with its own charm. If you are looking for peace and relaxation, the island has been the perfect place for a relaxing break in the Baltic Sea. "Deceleration" drives many visitors to "Dat soten Länneken", as the locals call their island. Here you can walk on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage. Already the crossing leaves the pulse to rest. However Hiddensee can turn much more than to the inner clock. Nature surprises and adventures await you at every turn to be discovered, and allow every short walk to become a vast hike. Romanticly transfigured longing places would like to sigh you.
Kap Arcona Rügen
Cape Arkona is a 45-metre-high cape on the island of Rügen. It forms the tip of the Wittow peninsula, just a few kilometres north of the Jasmund National Park. The protected landscape of Cape Arkona, together with the fishing village of Vitt, belongs to the municipality of Putgarten and is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Rügen, receiving about 800,000 visitors annually.
On the cape there are two lighthouses, a navigation tower, two military bunker complexes, the Slavic temple fortress of Jaromarsburg and several tourist buildings
Poets, philosophers, painters and musicians have long been inspired by the bizarre beauty of the chalk coast. The white chalk cliffs and the open sea offer a fascinating spectacle that enchants all who venture to the north-eastern tip of Germany.
Greifswald is one of the most beautiful cities on the east coast. Its beautiful location at the mouth of the river Ryck in the Greifswalder Bodden. The turbulent history of the city was dominated by the Hanseatic League as well as by the lordship of Sweden and left many architectural and cultural historical traces. For example, the monastery ruins of Eldena, St. Nikolai Cathedral or the Wiecker Holzklapp Bridge are known far beyond the borders of our country, not least because Caspar David Friedrich, the most famous child of the city, captured many motifs of the city and its surroundings. In the Gallery of the Pomeranian Museum are world-famous paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Franz Hals and others.
Greifswald is the birthplace of Caspar David Friedrich, the most important artist of Romanticism. Caspar David Friedrich was born on 5 September 1774 in the parental home and business building in Langenstrasse as the sixth son of the soapy candle and candle founder Adolf Gottlieb Friedrich. Together with his family, he spent most of his childhood there before going to the art studies in Copenhagen and Dresden, and later became a pioneer of romanticism with his paintings. The Caspar David Friedrich Centre is the meeting place of all who wish to retrace the artist’s footsteps in the town where he was born. The Centre was opened in 2004 in the historic Soap-House and was enlarged in 2011 to cover the whole of the family’s former living quarters and business premises. It recalls the great painter and the greatest son of Greifswald.
Museum harbour Greifswald
Greifswalder Museumshafen is the largest museum harbor in Germany with its 50 ships. Historic schooners, tugs and barracks line the river "Ryck" on both sides and remind of the glory of the sailing ship in the middle of the 19th century. Many of the ships are still on the road and take guests on sailing trips across the Greifswalder Bodden. Others have been transformed into restaurant ships and bear well-known names like Torta, Schwalbe II and Pomeria. Particularly at lukewarm summers, the Museumshafen is filled with students, locals and guests who end their day with hornfish, pike or a glass of wine.
Usedom is Germany’s second largest island; its landscape is hilly and spacious, features lovely beaches, grasslands and woods as well as rivers and lakes. It boasts 42 kilometres of continuous fine white sandy beach. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year Usedom is the sunniest area of Germany. Five historic piers enable visitors a stroll high above the sea. The largest coherent ensemble of mansions and villas built in Resort Architecture style lines the longest beach promenade of Europe. Three nature parks allow visitors to get into close touch with flora and fauna: the Nature Park Island of Usedom, the Nature Park at the Szczecin Lagoon and the Nature Park Riverscape Peene Valley.