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Beach chairs at low tide, horse-drawn carriages on the mudflats in the background

North Sea coast cycle path

From Emden to Cuxhaven

8 Days / 7 Nights
Beach chairs at low tide, horse-drawn carriages on the mudflats in the background

On this journey, the North Sea shows itself from its most beautiful side. You start in Emden and cycle along the coast of East Frisia. Here you will experience a wide, rustic landscape by the sea, the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park as well as East Frisian culture and sights during beautiful cycle tours. Of course, the North Sea beckons for walks along the beach and sometimes for a swim. And in Bremerhaven it presents itself with fascinating harbour facilities and giant ships. Your destination is the North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven with its charming beaches, fishing harbours and a possible excursion to the island of Neuwerk. Experience marvellous days by the sea.

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Itinerary at a glance

Along the North Sea coast, you'll witness the Wadden Sea, the giant ships in Bremerhaven, and relax on the beaches of Cuxhaven. During a trip to Neuwerk Island, the extraordinary lighthouse particularly catches the eye.

Welcome to Emden. Emden's harbour, the Kunsthalle and the Otto Haus invite you to visit.

Cycle to the romantic fishing village of Greetsiel, the largest shrimp cutter harbour in the Weser-Ems region. Treat yourself to a short break before the journey continues northwards, past the Leybucht bay, where you may be lucky enough to spot seals.

First, you head to the North Sea coastal resort of Nessmersiel before reaching the North Sea resort of Dornumersiel. It is located directly on the North Sea coast with a breathtaking panoramic view of the offshore islands of Baltrum and Langeoog. Many colourful sailing boats line the jetties in the harbour of Bensersiel from spring to autumn, creating a pretty maritime picture. Esens describes itself as the East Frisian chieftain's town.

With its 3 harbours, Carolinensiel-Harlesiel is unique on the East Frisian North Sea coast. The museum harbour, with its historic flat-bottomed sails and diverse gastronomic offerings, attracts guests and locals alike, and not just in summer. With around 1 million overnight stays a year, Horumersiel-Schillig is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Germany and is affectionately referred to by guests as the Cape of Good Rest. The seafaring and fishing tradition of the seaside resort of Hooksiel on the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea goes back over 700 years. Wilhelmshaven was founded in 1869 by King Wilhelm I of Prussia as a naval garrison due to its unique and protected location, and the town is still Germany's largest naval base today.

Today you cycle along the Jade Bay to Blexen, where a ferry will take you to Bremerhaven (on your own). The Emigration Centre, the Climate House and the extensive harbour facilities await you here. From June to August, it is also possible to take a ferry (on your own) from Wilhelmshaven to Eckwarderhörne, thus shortening the route by 30 kilometres.

You travel through the Land Wursten with its coastal towns on the "Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park" and reach Cuxhaven with sights such as the Kugelbake and Hamburg lighthouse.

Today you can take a day trip by ferry or covered wagon (depending on the weather conditions) to the island of Neuwerk. The island's most impressive building is the lighthouse of the same name. Alternatively, you can stay in Cuxhaven or enjoy a mainland cycle tour by the sea.

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Route information


The North Sea Coast Cycle Path is an ideal area for cycling. All routes are mostly flat! Cycling is mostly on tarmac or paved farm tracks, occasionally on small side roads. The routes are particularly suitable for beginners and cycle groups.

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Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels, guest houses and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Emden (from 4 persons), costs per person EUR 150, for own bike additionally EUR 39, reservation required, payable on site

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Emden train station
  • Hamburg or Emden airport
  • Car park in Emden approx. EUR 35 per week, no reservation possible, payable on site
  • Free car park near the hotel, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Ferry trip Wilhelmshaven - Eckwarderhörne on your own, approx. EUR 12 per person incl. bike (only runs daily from 01.06. to 31.08.)
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.


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