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Boat mooring in Lübeck

Baltic Sea Cycle Path I, Lübeck – Flensburg

From Lübeck to Flensburg

8 Days / 7 Nights
Boat mooring in Lübeck

Cycling is especially delightful in the flatlands of northern Germany, and with the Baltic Sea in sight, pedaling becomes even more enjoyable. This eight-day cycling tour leads you from the historic Hanseatic city of Lübeck to the Danish border in Flensburg, renowned not only for its traffic offense data bank. Charming old towns alternate with picturesque nature reserves and, of course, fantastic beaches. Be sure to plan plenty of breaks to dip your feet in the sand and savor the sight of an authentic windmill.

Step into history in Lübeck and immerse yourself in the beauty of the city with its bustling bars and shops. En route to Neustadt, you'll cycle along the coast and make stops at the renowned Baltic seaside resorts of Travemünde and Timmendorfer Strand. The route then leads you to the charming towns of Heiligenhafen and Schönberg, where the magnificent manor houses are sure to capture your attention.

On day 5, you'll start cycling, but soon switch to the ferry to Friedrichsort. After spending the night in Eckernförde, you'll pedal through untouched meadows and forests to Kappeln, where the famous "Amanda" mill awaits. On the final day of this leg, you'll explore the Geltinger Birk nature reserve and visit the moated castle of Glücksburg.

  • The view from the pier in Grömitz: The pier extends nearly 400 meters into the Baltic Sea. Take your time and stroll out onto the sea. Once you reach the end, turn around and revel in the magnificent views of the Bay of Lübeck—an ideal spot to relax and unwind!
  • The beautiful, historic “Amanda” mill was built in 1877 and was originally used to grind grain. The Amanda Mill is a classic gallery windmill featuring a rectangular floor plan and a rotating hood that adjusts according to the wind direction. Nowadays, it serves as a popular destination for visitors eager to delve into the traditional craftsmanship of millers.
  • The moated castle of Glücksburg, situated near the town of Glücksburg on the Flensburg Fjord, stands as one of the most remarkable examples of Renaissance architecture in Northern Europe. Constructed in the 16th century, the castle initially served as a residence for the ducal family of Schleswig-Holstein.

The flat terrain along the coast makes cycling in this region especially enjoyable for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. There are some slightly hilly stages in the Holstein hinterland. You'll cover between 45 and 60 kilometers each day, and the itinerary includes various boat excursions.

There, where the wind ruffles your hair and the views of the sea nourish the soul, the Baltic Sea Cycle Route offers beautiful cycling holidays. Expansive beaches, picturesque harbor towns, and breathtaking nature await you—so hop on and ride with us!

Itinerary at a glance

Lübeck is worth a leisurely stroll through the city, and in Grömitz, you can enjoy the view from the pier overlooking the Lübeck Bay. Salt marshes and sand dunes await you in the Geltinger Birk Nature Reserve, and in Kappeln, you'll find the windmill "Amanda."

You start the tour in the magnificent old Hanseatic city of Lubeck which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

You are offered splendid views of Lubeck and the Neustadt bay. On your way you pass the seaside resorts of Timmendorfer Strand and Scharbeutz and also Germany’s oldest lighthouse in Travemunde.

Along the Mecklenburg Bay to the coastal resort of Gromitz with its 400 m long pier and 8 km long sandy beach. The pretty old town of Heiligenhafen and the remarkable salt storehouse are worth an evening stroll.

Via Oldenburg, passing old mansions and ‘Knicks’, Schleswig-Holstein’s traditionally grown hedges. Through untouched nature and former salt marshes to Schonberg.

From Laboe you take the ferry to Friedrichsort. Along the fjords through the „Schwedeneck“ (the Swede‘s corner) through meadows and small forests to Eckernforde.

You cycle north via the „Schwansen“ peninsula to Kappeln, through cute little villages and the Baltic resort of Damp. Visit the great smock mill, the „Heringszaun“ (hering fence) and the harbour.

Through „Angeln“, the land between the „Schlei“ and Flensburg and further along the Flensburg fjords to the Renaissance castle in Glucksburg. From there you take the boat to Flensburg.

Departure or extension

Route information


Mainly on level ground, sometimes slightly hilly, mostly on quiet country roads, cycle paths, field and forest trails, occasionally on sandy tracks, concreted paths and on cobblestone. The route is not always along the coast but takes frequent swings into the varied countryside further inland.

Prices & Dates

Category A: hotels on a 3***- and 4****- level

Category B: Hotels, Inns and Guesthouses on a 2**- and 3*** level

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch, French)
  • 1 Boat trip Laboe – Falckenstein/Friedrichsort incl. bike
  • 1 Boat trip Glücksburg-Flensburg incl. bike
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer to Lübeck by minibus every Saturday and Sunday EUR 89 per person, extra EUR 39 for your own bike, reservation necessary, to be paid for in advance

Arrival / parking / departure

  • Lübeck train station
  • Hamburg airport
  • Public multi-storey car park at Lübeck EUR 10 per day, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Detailed Information

  • Boat ride Glücksburg - Flensburg probably not running on Mondays in April, May and September.
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