The Baltic Coast Cycle Path

Experience the sea on a 430 km route

The Baltic Coast Cycle Path in Schleswig-Holstein stretches across 430 kilometres, and will take you from Kupfermühle in Flensburg to Travemünde in Lübeck, all the while revealing the many fascinating faces of this diverse region. Here you will find everything you need for a stress-free cycling holiday on the Baltic coast, from GPS tours to overnight accommodation!

The entire route of the Baltic Coast Cycle Path offers “astonishing sea views”. The 430-kilometre-long cycle path leads from the Flensburg Fjord on the Danish border, to Eckernförde Bay, Hohwacht Bay, and to the Bay of Lübeck. Families and sports enthusiasts alike will discover a fascinating and varied coastal landscape along the route. If you do not want to bring your own set of wheels, (electric) bikes can be hired from the region’s many rental shops. This cycle path along the Baltic coast is one of the most popular in Germany.            

There are rest points and shelters along the route for short stops. You will pass several stalls selling maritime delights such as fresh fish sandwiches. Restaurants and cafés invite you to relax. Depending on your mood, you can stay in a hotel, guesthouse or youth hostel, or camp at one of the numerous campsites. Booking in advance is recommended in the main season. See www.bettundbike.de for more information and lists of accommodation options.

GPS data

You can download route plans in various formats. These are compatible with GPS devices, Google Earth or digital maps. There are route plans for the entire route, and for the following stages:

Etappe 1: Flensburg – Glücksburg
Etappe 2: Glücksburg – Gelting
Etappe 3: Gelting – Kappeln

Unique natural treasures and cultural places of interest make the route an experience for all the senses. The route starts in Flensburg, where a visit to the historic harbour or the Schiffahrts- und Rummuseum (sailing and rum museum) is recommended. Your onward journey takes you to the holiday paradise of Dam, where you can indulge in massages and other treatments to your heart’s content. The white sandy beaches, dreamy old town and charming harbour of Eckernförde will give you a true holiday feeling. Indulge your palate with a fresh fish sandwich. Then it’s on to the Bay of Kiel. The art gallery in Heikendorf, the U-boat in Laboe and the maritime atmosphere of the harbour are just some of the highlights that await you.

With a view of the sea, continue to the sunny island of Fehmarn. The island’s circular route takes you past the Meereszentrum Fehmarn aquarium and the NABU Waterbird Reserve. Back on the mainland, relax in the Grömitzer Welle water park, or spend a carefree day of fun and thrills at the Hansa Park amusement park in Sierksdorf.

Before you reach the gates of Lübeck, the famous ship the “Passat” will welcome you to Travemünde. The tour reaches its worthy conclusion in the Hanseatic city. Immerse yourself in the historic flair and pulsating life of the city.

cycle route planner

In addition to the Baltic Sea Cycle Path, there are several long-distance cycle routes and themed routes in your preferred region. The route planner can be found at www.sh-radroutenplaner.de

reading suggestions and maps

Reading suggestions and maps
Kompakt-Spiralo Ostseeküsten-Radweg
Flensburg-Travemünde
Guide book with cycling maps
Scale 1:75 000, BVA
€9.95
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bikeline Ostseeküsten-Radweg Part 1 – from Flensburg to Lübeck
Guide book with cycling maps
Publisher: Esterbauer – scale 1:50.000
€13.90
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