Cyclists reach the UNESCO World Heritage city of Wismar via dreamy hilly landscapes in the town Klützer Winkel. In Wismar Bay lies the picturesque fishing island of Poel, which serves as a rest stop for thousands of water birds. We continue over the hilly cooling towards the Baltic seaside resort Kühlungsborn. A little later, Heiligendamm, the white city by the sea, is reached. Soon the steep bank begins, which accompanies cyclists until they get to the port of Warnemünde. On the other bank of the Warnow, the route leads through the Rostocker Heide. This large forest area connects the Baltic seaside resorts Markgrafenheide and Graal-Müritz.
The city of Wustrow is already getting in the mood for the wildly romantic Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, where colourful captain's houses are lined up and rustic Zeesboote rock in the harbour. Shortly afterwards, the artists' colony of Ahrenshoop is reached. Typical thatched houses duck here into the gentle dune landscape. In spring and autumn, cranes can be observed on the passage, especially on the section behind the city of Zingst.
Near Stralsund, the UNESCO World Heritage town on the Strelasund, cyclists reach the gateway to Germany's largest island. Rügen impresses the most with its untouched nature. The cycle path leads around the island. It passes the impressive steep banks of Cape Arkona, the legendary chalk rock called Königsstuhl and the nearby flintstone fields as well as the sophisticated bathing villas in the cities Binz, Sellin and Göhren.
After a visit to the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald, we soon reach the sunny island of Usedom. Here, one Baltic seaside resort follows the next. Long promenades and traditional spa architecture invite you to explore. Dreamlike beaches, gentle hills and cheeky headlands make the island a true natural paradise.
Worth seeing: Wismar: medieval town centre, UNESCO world heritage, water art on the market square │ Rostock-Warnemünde: seaside resort with a lot of port romance │ Ahrenshoop: artistic town │ Stralsund: UNESCO World Heritage, Ozeaneum, town houses, panoramic view from Marienkirchturm, Dänholm Island │ Jasmund National Park: world-famous chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer, 117 m high Königsstuhl with national park centre│ Binz: 4 km beach promenade, pier │ Göhren: Kleinbahn "Rasender Roland" │ Greifswald: Pommersches Landesmuseum (Pomeranian State Museum), fishing village Wieck with bascule bridge, 15 stations of the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg │ Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck: Imperial baths with sophisticated villas and lodgings in the style of spa architecture, magnificent promenades, piers
Current bypass information (status: April 2017): A severe storm surge led to coastal disruptions. For this reason, the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route is closed for the following sections: Börgerende-Nienhagen, district of Rostock: Please follow the signs for the Western Brick Route.Protective area Lanken, Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald: Please drive from Schloss Ludwigsburg (castle Ludwigsburg) via the village Loissin Dorf to the camping site Loissin Siedlung. The detour is indicated. Please take the detours seriously. Due to invisible undermining, further interruptions may occur.
Stages │ Contact │ Accommodation:
Region Baltic Sea coast Mecklenburg: Stages Wismar, Rerik, Rostock-Warnemünde
Verband Mecklenburgischer Ostseebäder e. V.
Konrad-Zuse-Straße 2 | 18057 Rostock
phone: +49 (0) 381 80892670 | fax: +49 (0) 381 80892671
email@example.com , www.ostseeferien.de/en
Region Fischland-Darß-Zingst: Stages Ahrenshoop, Barth
Tourismusverband Fischland-Darß-Zingst e. V.
Barther Straße 16 | 18314 Löbnitz
phone +49 (0) 38324 64 00 | fax +49 (0) 38324 6 40 34
firstname.lastname@example.org , www.fischland-darss-zingst.de/en
Region Rügen: Stages Gingst, Cape Arkona, Sassnitz, Sellin, Putbus
Tourismuszentrale Rügen GmbH
Heinrich-Heine-Strasse 7 |18609 Binz
phone +49 (0) 38393 689000 | fax +49 (0) 38393 689019
email@example.com , www.ruegen.de/en
Region Vorpommern: Stages in Stralsund, Greifswald
Tourismusverband Vorpommern e. V.
Fischstraße 11 | 17489 Hanseatic City Greifswald
phone +49 (0) 3834 89 11 89 | fax +49 (0) 3834 89 15 55
firstname.lastname@example.org , www.vorpommern.de/en
Region Usedom: Stages Wolgast, Ahlbeck
Usedom Tourism GmbH
Hauptstraße 42 |17459 Koserow
phone +49 (0) 38375 244144 | fax +49 (0) 38375 244144
email@example.com , www.usedom.de