Treasure chest full of discoveries.
Visit by bike a tourist high spot and Germany's largest and perhaps most beautiful island. Only 2 km separate Rügen from Stralsund, the start and end points of your varied round trip. Look forward to a treasure chest full of discoveries. Next to a total of 60 kilometers of fine sandy beaches, numerous bays, projecting peninsulas and headlands, large national parks, alleys, fishing villages, many parks, gardens, castles and manor houses, this bike tour also offers all traditional attractions like Kap Arkona, Königsstuhl, the chalk cliffs, lively Baltic seaside resort Binz, the neoclassical buildings of Putbus. With 2 double overnights and particularly beautiful hotels Rügen is a really worth a visit.
1. day Arrival in Stralsund
Look forward to this beautiful Hanseatic city and discover the worth seeing gable town hall, the market square with the Hanseatic renovated gable and patrician houses and visit the interesting museum of cultural history, the gives deep insight into the history of the city and Pomerania.
2. day Stralsund- Hiddensee and Rügen, 33 - 40 km
With a wonderful cruise to the small and famous island Hiddensee start your cycle tour. Explore by bike the small village, today with museum, island church and captain-house it is the cultural center of the island and also resort, artist colony and farming . Marvel at the 28 m high lighthouse and watch in peace cranes, geese, ducks and waders before you transfer to Schaprode and with the ferry in Wittow (not inclusive) to the Northern part of Rügen. Overnight in a historic manor in the quiet northeast of the island.
3. day Round trip Cape Arkona 24-40km
Silent on country roads, roads with little traffic and along the coast you explore on your round tour the peninsula Wittow. Discover small and pompous estates and mansions and look forward to the memorial area Cape Arkona, that extends idyllic 45 m beyond the Baltic Sea. Marvel at the square lighthouse which was designed by Karl Schinkel Friedich, the castle wall from the 12th century and the fishing village of Vitt.
4. day Chalk cliffs and Königstuhl - Sassnitz/surroundings 22-52 km
Today you cycle south. Enjoy the beautiful bike ride on the narrow, pine tree covered piece of land between the Baltic Sea and Bodden. Take a short coffee stop at the Schlosshotel Spyker before you cycle to Lohme to be guest at the Golf Hotel Schloss Ranzow. Just as the fancy takes you, you can visit the National Park Königsstuhl. Located on the famous chalk cliffs and the UNESCO World Heritage Ancient Beech Forests, the National Park center provides with 2000 m2 of exhibition space and 28,000 m2 outdoor area a very special experience.
5. day Sassnitz/surroundings - Putbus/Lauterbach 36-71 km
In the morning you can look forward to the bike course through the National Park Jasmund, with its ancient beech trees. Via Sassnitz with its pretty port and Mukran you cycle to the most famous seaside resorts of the island in Binz and on to Putbus. Enjoy the wonderful wihte sand beach, the sun and the sea before you cycle past Granitz hunting lodge the romantic Stresower Bay to Lauterbach neat Putbus. Let yourself be pampered in the Goor bathhouse like the princes once did, as the bathhouse was built by the Princes to Putbus for privileged audience of the German and European nobility.
6. day Peninsula Mönchgut - famous seaside resorts Sellin, Baabe, Göhren 53-57 km
Today you discover the southern tip of the island of Rügen, the so-called Mönchgut. Once the monks linving there wanted to separate the land from Rügen by a ditch between Selliner See and the Baltic Sea, but the ditch was never completed. The landscape of the Reddevitzer Höft runs towards the Stresower Bay. Today you explore the landscape with its seaside, resorts, bays, hills, cliffs and beaches and return to your quarters in Lauterbach.
7. day Putbus/ Lauterbach - Stralsund 50-52 km
Enjoy Putbus, the cultural capital of the island. Marvel at the Putbuser market, stables and the orangery and visit the Putbuser Park with its deer park and the artificial island which was created in 1725 and has the size of approximately 75 hectares. Through the southern part of Rügen you cycle then along quiet bike paths back to Stralsund.
8. day Stralsund departure
All too soon the time passed, after breakfast your cycling tour ends back in Stralsund.
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. – 28.04.2022
03.10. – 07.10.2023
21.09. – 02.10.2023
29.04. – 12.05.2023
13.05. – 20.09.2023
bookable additional nights
Prices are per person.
27.04. – 03.05.2024
28.09. – 05.10.2024
04.05. – 21.06.2024
18.08. – 27.09.2024
22.06. – 17.08.2024
bookable additional nights
- ferry Stralsund - Hiddensee - Rügen
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Rügen roundtrip. 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. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Parking facilities in public parking garages, e.g. parking garage at the Hotel InterCity (weekly ticket: 35.00 Euro), by arrangement, no reservation possible in advance.
Detailed information on parking at the hotel booked for you, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
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.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle on well-developed cycle paths and barely driven secondary roads, partly also on hiking, field and plate trails, which can also be bumpy. Also, passages on cobblestones should not frighten you.
The route runs alternately along the Baltic Sea, as well as through forests and fields, also short ascents provide variety. The route is consistently good and uniformly signposted.
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
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 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.
St. Johannis Monastery
The peculiarity of this monastery is the historically evolved side-by-side and interrelatedness of various architectural periods, the individual phases of the dominant Gothic, Baroque and Classicism. The chapter hall with its cross vault and its gothic wall paintings offers a fascinating atmosphere for concerts and lectures.
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.
Sea Museum Stralsund
The sea museum in Stralsund's old town has its domicile in the former Dominican monastery St. Katharinen with marine scientific exhibitions as well as aquariums of the tropics and the Mediterranean.
Kap Arkona Rügen
Cape Arkona is a 45-meter-high cliff, consisting of chalk and schists, on the Wittow peninsula in the north of the island of Rügen. Cape Arkona, often referred to as the "northernmost point of Ruegen", is home to two lighthouses, a peaked tower, two military bunkers and the Slavic Jaromarsburg.
Hunting Lodge Granitz
The hunting lodge Granitz was built between 1837 and 1846 in the middle of a large contiguous Buchenwald area in the southeast of the island of Rügen.
From the Ostseebad Binz the castle is the fastest with the Rügenschen Kleinbahn or the Jagdschlossexpress to reach.
National park Jasmund
The Jasmund National Park is located on the peninsula Jasmund in the north-east of the island of Rügen.
The most striking feature of the national park is the 118-meter-high Chalk-rock royal chair. The platform of this chalk cliff, which rises out of the coast line, reaches an average of 300,000 people annually to see the Baltic Sea and the neighboring imposing coastal sections.
Der Rasende Roland
The steam-powered narrow-gauge railway is a main attraction on the island and connects Putbus to Binz, Sellin and Baabe with Göhren. On a distance of 24.1 kilometers, a regular operation is maintained with historic steam locomotives and wagons, which are almost 100 years old.
The Wilhelmstraße with its magnificent houses from the origins of the bath architecture leads up to the 30-meter-high steep coast, where you descend via a steep staircase or the lift to the Sellin pier or the promenade on the south beach. Sellin now has the longest pier on Rügen with a length of 394 meters. Other points of interest are the Hartwig Gallery in the old fire station, the Bernstein museum, the workshop and the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary