Hiddensee, Rügen and Usedom Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £629 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Enjoy the astonishing buildings in Prora
• Cycle along the Baltic Sea Coast to Lubmin
• Visit great beaches and a pine forest
Cycle Route profile
Discover three islands in one go: the car-free island of Hiddensee, Rügen with its well-known chalk cliffs and Usedom with its imperial seaside resorts. Explore the white sand beaches, numerous sights and charming countryside. Often on level ground, sometimes hilly, mostly along quiet country roads, cycle paths, field and forest trails and occasionally along sandy tracks, paths with concrete slabs and on cobblestone.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Stralsund
Travellers are responsible for their own transportation to Stralsund, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The many points of interest in Stralsund make it a very rewarding starting point for this tour.
The Gorch Fock, a German three-mast barque originally built as a school ship in 1933, sits majestically in the Stralsund harbour. Spend the night in the beautiful city of
Day 2: Stralsund – Hiddensee – Wittow, app. 25-40 km
Take the ferry in the morning to Hiddensee.
Explore the quiet island. No cars allowed.
The gorgeous residential area was once home to the late poet and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, G. Hauptmann. From the Dornbuscher Leuchtturn, a lighthouse, you can see North Rügen, Granitz and Stralsund. Take in the scenery on foot or by bike. In the afternoon take the ferry to Rügen. Stay overnight on the peninsula Wittow or in Glowe.
Day 3: Wittow – Bergen, app. 35-55 km
Cycle along the spit of land called der Schaabe to the peninsula Jasmund. There are several routes to choose from for your tour to Bergen. You can cycle from the promontory Königsstuhland Sassnitz, through resort towns to the middle of the island), or go from Glowe past Sagard to Bergen (shorter). Stay overnight in or near Bergen.
Day 4: Bergen – Greifswald, app. 45 km
Cycle across South Rügen to the Glewitz Ferry (payable on-site, approx. 2,40 Euro).
On your way there you can go through Putbus which was founded by Prince Wilhelm-Malte zu Putbus as his town of residence. Its orangery and stables survived the war and are situated in a beautiful park. The town is also notable for the small theatre and the Crown Prince’s residence. Take the shady avenue and narrow banks to Greifswald, birth city of C.D. Friedrich, a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter. Greifswald is also the home to the Monastery Ruins of Eldena, a university, pubs, a harbour. It is a Western Pommeranian City of Culture. Spend the night in or near Greifswald.
Day 5: Greifswald – Imperial Baths, app. 60 km
In the morning, take the train to Anklam, the birth place of Otto Lilienthal, a pioneer of human aviation who became known as the German Glider King. You may want to visit the Lilienthal Museum. A glorious tour awaits you today as you cycle over the Peene River to the Karniner Eisenbahnhubbrücke, a railway lift bridge.
Continue to the small city Usedom and over secluded paths on the island of Usedom to the Lagoon of Stettin. Reach Kamminke and resort towns Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin. Stay the night in one of the resort towns.
Day 6: Imperial Baths – North-Usedom, app. 35 km
The Imperial Baths with their gorgeous architecture await you on the Baltic Sea Coast. Cycle north from resort to resort along the steep, forested coast. The Peenemünde Technical Museum exhibits Von Braun Ferry Rockets, a concept design for a shuttle spacecraft in the early 1950´s and much more. Stay overnight in or near Zinnowitz or in Karlshagen.
Day 7: North-Usedom – Stralsund, app. 50 km
Today, you will cycle through Wolgast, or Peenemünde, along the bay, through pine forest and along the coastline (3-6 m / 10-20 ft high) to Greifswald. (There you can visit the State Museum and its art gallery.)
Take the train (departs every hour) to Stralsund where you can visit the Gorch Fock, the Rathaus (town hall) with its brick Gothic architecture, the Deutsches Meeresmuseum/Ozeaneum (a very large public aquarium and one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe), the Marienkirche, and much more. Return your bicycles and spend the night in Stralsund.
Day 8: Departure Stralsund
Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation home.
An easy cycle tour around Germany’s popular holiday island. The terrain is mainly flat, however it can be quite windy. This cycle tour takes you mostly along flat and surfaced paths, occasionally along unsurfaced forest and field paths.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Hiddensee, Rügen and Usedom Tour tour stays in carefully chosen hotels for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and service hotline.
• Accommodations for 7 nights incl. breakfast
• Luggage transfer service to each hotel
• On-site tour presentation
• 7-Day Service Hotline
• 1x Tour information packet per booked room, incl. maps and route descriptions
• Ferry rides Stralsund – Hiddensee – Rügen (incl. bike)
• Glewitz Ferry to Stahlbrode (incl. bike)
• Train Greifswald – Anklam (incl. bike, train tickets on-site)
We also have a selection of various size 24-speed freewheel men’s and unisex bicycles with derailleur gears and 28” wheels.
They are top-quality brand bicycles made by Kettler and Kalkoff.
Accessories with each bike includes a bicycle pannier bag with a 10L capacity, repair kit, lock, key, and air pump.
Hiddensee, Rügen and Usedom, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 21.04. – 17.05.2018 | 24.09. – 30.09.2018
Season 2: 18.05. – 22.06.2018 | 10.09. – 23.09.2018
Season 3: 22.06. – 09.09.2018
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £929 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £949 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £209
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £629 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £699 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £719 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £299
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Hotel Category Description
Category A: 3* Level Hotels
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £629
Single Supplement: £209