This journey of discovery along the Baltic Sea coast begins in Flensburg and the sea will be ever-present from here until the island of Usedom. Along with sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and plenty of maritime charm in coastal towns along the way.
Alongside the Kieler Förde, the route heads towards the island of Fehmarn to start with. The seaside resorts in the Bay of Lübeck have been restored to their former glory and visitors can watch the ferries head out to sea from Travemünde. The centres of the Hanseatic towns of Wismar and Stralsund are UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are simply not to be missed. There is plenty of chance for rest and relaxation in the glamorous seaside resort of Heiligendamm, which is famed for its white building fronts. After the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula, the route carries on to Rügen, Germany's largest island, which is renowned around the world for its chalk cliffs. The last few kilometres are on the mainland, heading towards the island of Usedom and its elegant imperial baths. There is the option to keep on pedalling alongside the Baltic Sea in Copenhagen and Gdańsk. After all, the Baltic Coast Cycle Route runs parallel to the EuroVelo Route 10, which is set to be extended all the way to St. Petersburg.