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Exciting cycle routes in Eckernförde Bay

Get to know one of the most beautiful cycling regions by the Baltic Sea on your bicycle and discover the beauty of Eckernförde Bay! Pedal away and be happy. Eckernförde Bay offers a diverse landscape which is perfect to explore by bicycle.

Shady woods, blooming meadows, calm lakes, low mountains, and wonderful views on the routes between Eckernförde and Kiel will make any cyclist’s heart beat faster. Whether you’re on your own bicycle or you’ve rented one, cycling becomes a pleasure, far from the busy streets in the Dänischer Wohld, by the coast, and in the Hütten Hills.

Use the new online map service from outdooractive now!

We have compiled all the information about our 19 wonderful coastal tours and inland tours in the Dänischer Wohld and in the Hütten Hills, including lots of detailed information, and published it online via outdooractive.

Simply select the routes online and download them as you wish. The cycle routes described here, which are also designed as circular routes, are suitable both for those who cycle for pleasure and sportier cyclists. For lots of the routes, we also show you ways to take shortcuts.

Long-distance cycle paths

Whether it’s dream ships on the Kiel Canal (NOK route) or blooming fields of heather in August by the Ochsenweg route, the area is uniquely diverse. Schleswig-Holstein offers numerous long-distance cycle routes, including some which go beyond state borders. The Baltic Sea coastal cycle path travels through Eckernförde, and there are many other cycle paths which are not far away.

Baltic Sea coastal cycle path

Well-known and well-loved: You really should try the Baltic Sea coastal cycle path! It begins near Flensburg, almost at the Danish border and continues to Lübeck-Travemünde. It extends over a total of 267 miles and leads past various highlights, including castles, museums, and of course various Baltic Sea beaches.

Kiel Canal route

A special way to sightsee: 202 miles along the Kiel Canal (from Brunsbüttel to Kiel) and through the charmingly scenic backcountry of the international maritime shipping route. Side by side with freighters and dream yachts.

Ochsenweg route

The Ochsenweg route begins in Wedel (to the northwest of Hamburg) and travels across 152 miles to the Danish border. From that point, it continues under the name “Haerveien” for approx. 130 miles through Denmark and ends in Viborg.

Wikinger-Friesen-Weg route

The Wikinger-Friesen-Weg route runs from St. Peter-Ording by the North Sea to Maasholm on the Baltic Sea. Follow the path of the Vikings and ride through water meadows and idyllic villages straight through Schleswig-Holstein.

Bicycle rental

If you’ve left your own bicycle at home and feel the urge to go cycling, near or far, there are options to rent a bicycle around every corner in Eckernförde Bay. Alternatively, you can simply try out the new e-bikes which make it easier to cycle against headwinds and up hills.