Baltic Sea Coast: Kiel – Lübeck
Bike tour Kiel-Lübeck
This tour has six stages and takes you from the fjord to the Hohwachter Bay, to Heiligenhafen, Neustadt, and along the Lübeck Bay to Lübeck
1. day Arrival in Kiel
Arrive in Kiel and experience the city and its sights, such as the town hall, the maritime museum or the botanical garden, on a walk.
2. day Kiel - Schönberg/ surrounding app. 36 km
Under your own management you are leaving Kiel by boat to the Baltic seaside resort Laboe. From Laboe's lively beach and pretty port you continue your tour to Stein and to the seaside resort Holm. Overnight in Schönberg.
3. day Schönberg / surrounding – Lütjenburg / surrounding 28 - 35 km
Seaside resort towns, wide beaches, and stately manor houses in the country are quite enchanting. Spend the night in either Lütjenburg or Hohwacht.
4. day Lütjenburg / surrounding - Heiligenhafen / Großenbrode 38 - 58 km
Today, you will leave the breath-taking scenery around Hohwacht Bay behind and cycle past Weissenhäuser Beach to Oldenburg. Today’s destination is Heiligenhafen near the island of Fehmarn.
5. day Heiligenhafen / Großenbrode – Grömitz 40 - 52 km
It’s not far to Lübeck Bay. Continue on past Dahme and Kellenhausen to Grömitz. Grömitz is one of the oldest and largest resort towns in the Baltic region.
6. day Grömitz – Neustadt / Timmendorfer Strand 34 km
Cycle south to the little Holstein city of Neustadt and later mostly along the beaches and promenades of Haffkrug and Scharbeutz to the beach at Timmendorf.
7. day Neustadt / Timmendorfer Strand – Lübeck 30 - 35 km
Make your way to Travemünde. Care for a swim? There are also many cafés, restaurants, boutiques and shops to lose sense of time in. Spend the night in Lübeck.
8. day Lübeck departue
After breakfast ends your bicycle holiday in Lübeck.
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.
Prices are per person.
15.04. – 05.05.2023
25.09. – 08.10.2023
06.05. – 24.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- not inclusiv: ferry Kiel-Laboe
- 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 Kiel - Lübeck bike trail and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Kiel 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
While staying at the hotel you can use the hotel's car park for 10€ per day. After checking out .he car can be parked on the adjacent parking lot or the parking garage of the Sophienhof. At the reception you will receive a weekly ticket for 35.00 EUR.
Alternatively, free parking is possible about 400 meters from the hotel (unguarded, according to availability).
Condition of cycle paths
Quality of roads and traffic:
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. Close to the coast and particularly on the dam paths in Fehmarn there might be sections where the path are in poor condition, but they can be easily bypassed. Alternatively, suggestions can be found in the maps and explained in the text. Otherwise, the route runs mostly on quiet country roads, paved bike paths or forest and field trails. Busy ways are very rare and usually only for short sections. Sometimes the tour might be difficult due to the strong wind in the coastal area.
Along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, there is a uniform signage in both directions. This ranges from Flensburg to Travemünde and always uses the same logo. Only the sign density varies along the route. On a first stretch between Flensburg and Nieby the signs are in a large number and good visible. Later on the signs are sparse, but good visible at the main intersections. From the town Stein behind Kiel you then have to get used to it that the logo of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route has to share the space on a plate with other signages. Therefore, the signposting is a little bit unclear. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route is not suitable for tandems.
Available rental bikes
There are 8-speed grar shift touring bikes with gearhub ( 26 and 28-inch) and 24-speed gear shift freewheel bikes with different frame sizes available. Some are with suspension.
Return to starting point of the journey
The return trip to Kiel is easy by train. The journey takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.
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:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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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.
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.
Naval honor Laboe
The silhouette of the naval honor, which is visible all over the world, has the face of the outskirts of Kiel with its tower towering 85 meters above the Baltic Sea.
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.
Germany's oldest lighthouse is a popular excursion destination. Inside is a maritime museum worth seeing.
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.