From Lübeck to Stralsund
You will start this varied journey in the beautiful historic Old Town of Lübeck – Queen of the Hanseatic League. Many ames will follow – like Travemünde that you will reach by ship or bike, The Hanseatic city of Wismar, which definitely counts to one of the most beautiful of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the artists‘ colony Ahrenshoop and the nature park ‚Vorpommerische Boddenlandschaft‘. Visit four mast bark ‚Passat‘ (year of construction 1911) on the way, stroll along the Warnow, where old fishing boats and big yachts land and observe without ruffle cranes and grey gooses.
1. day Lübeck Arrival
Take your time for a stroll through the Old Town. You will find charming shops and specific locals in the lovely Old Town which is surrounded by harbour, ditches and ponds. Accommodation in Lübeck.
2. day Lübeck - Wismar 59 km + 20 km train ride / 79 km
You leave the town and after a short time you reach Travemünde. The Baltic Sea bike way begins in the traditional Baltic Sea seaside resort at the 'Travemündung'. You get by ferry to Priwall and cycle through lovely landscape through the 'Klützer Winkel' to the seaside resort Boltenhagen. The bikeway leads along bluffs and beaches to the Bay of Wismar into the centre of the Hanseatic city Wismar. The old Hanseatic city is definitely one of the most beautiful in Mecklenburg Vorpommern. Glamour and power is reflected in the grand buildings of the once mightful Hanse. Accommodation in Wismar.
3. day Wismar - Kühlungsborn / Rerik app. 31 - 46 km
The Old Town of Wismar was fortunately hardly destroyed during the war - a stroll will be worth! You will be cycling through the "Kühlung", a landscape dominated by forests and valleys, to Kühlungsborn. Accommodation in Kühlungsborn.
4. day Kühlungsborn / Rerik - Warnemünde / Rostock / Bad Doberan app. 24 - 40 km
The landscape to Warnemünde stretches broad and flat. You cycle along the coast and it is optional to make a little detour to the museum train 'Molli' in Bad Doberan. Futher on you cycle comfortably through the back-country to Warnemünde. Accommodation in Warnemünde.
5. day Warnemünde / Rostock / Bad Doberan - Fischland / Darß app. 40 - 52 km
The Warnow River meets the Baltic Sea in Warnemünde,. A stroll along the old major river, where old fishing boats and big yachts moor, will definitely be a nice experience. Along the embankment you will get to Wustrow and to the artists' colony Ahrenshoop. Accommodation on the "Fischland".
6. day Fischland / Darß - Barth / Zingst app. 30 - 42 km
Through the "Darß Primeval Forest" you will today get to Prerow. You should definitely go for a trip to the west beach ("Weststrand") - a wild romantic coastal landscape awaits you! Now you will have to leave to discover the "Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft". In this national park are some of the most important stations for cranes and gray gooses. Accommodation in Barth or Zingst.
7. day Zingst / Barth - Stralsund app. 45 - 57 km
You will leave the town and cycle along the "Barther Bodden" to Stralsund. The Haseatic city is already visible from afar because of its three towers. Accommodation in Stralsund.
8. day Stralsund departure
Your bike tour unfortunately ends after breakfast. The return journey home or to Lübeck is to be carried out by yourself. IC connections to Hamburg and Berlin.
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.
25.04. – 15.05.2020
21.09. – 03.10.2020
16.05. – 19.06.2020
07.09. – 20.09.2020
20.06. – 06.09.2020
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
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Lübeck - Stralsund bike trail and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Lübeck 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 Lübeck Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Our partner hotels in Lübeck always provide good parking possibilities, sometimes even free, for the entire duration of your bike trip. 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. Only during the first stage, you will cycle about 3 km on panel and plaster. The Baltic Sea Cycle Route is very well signposted.
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.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
Daily at 8am there is the possibility to transfer back to Lübeck with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 11.00am. 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
- train Lübeck - Travemünde
- ferry Travemünde - Priwall
- visitor's tax
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.
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.
Old Swede Wismar
The "Old Swede" was built around 1380. In the middle ages, there were living and business rooms on the ground floor, and storage floors arranged above.
The numerous villas cooling gabs have individual faces. Here a tower, there a bay window, balconies in all conceivable forms. On the façades, decorative elements vie for the favor of the viewers.
You can see the lighthouse from almost everywhere in Warnemünde - and you can see almost everything in Warnemünde from about 30 m high. Built in 1897 as a sea mark, it not only helps ships on their way to the safe harbor, but also has become a further attraction of the Baltic Sea resort, thanks to a dedicated warning light hobby lighthouse keeper.
The sleek ship once belonged to the fleet of the famous Flying P-liner. It was built at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg for the transport of grain and salmon and cost 680,000 gold marks. On the Christmas Eve of 1911 the "Passat" for the shipping company Laeisz entered the first journey from Hamburg to Cape Horn to Chile. In favorable winds she sailed up to 18 knots quickly and so defied the emerging competition of steamship.
Town Harbor Barth
In the 18th and 19th century, Barth experienced a flourishing period with the development of sailing ships. At times, there were several shipyards and shipping companies, all of whose ships were sailing all over the world.
The town harbor has been comprehensively redesigned since 1990. Dock, quay, port and promenade invite you to stroll.
Sea Museum NATUREUM
In the Baltic Sea Aquarium, currently the only marine aquarium within the national park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft, one can admire more than 30 different kinds of fish and vertebrates live.
In the main building of the lighthouse farmhouse, where two Leuchtturmwärter families once lived, exhibitions of animals and plants have found their place in the natural environment of the Ostseeküste.
St. Nicholas Church
The oldest of the three Stralsund parish churches is the monumental St. Nikolaikirche at the Alter Markt. It has been in the stage of a comprehensive restoration for years. Even now, with its two imposing organs, Buchholz and Schuke, it is one of the most beautiful sacral buildings in Northern Europe.
Town Hall Stralsund
The Stralsund town hall is one of the most beautiful profane buildings of the north German bakingsteintotics. The construction started in the 13th century. Because of its architectural features, the town hall was not only the seat of the council and the place of jurisprudence, but first of all a building full of business.