Day 1. Arrival in Stralsund
Arrival in Stralsund, one of the Baltic Sea's old Hanseatic towns with many beautiful and carefully restored churches and trading houses, cozy sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the town's beautiful squares and lively harbour promenade. We also recommend a visit to the newly opened marine museum "Ozeaneum". The museum deals with how the oceans impact the world's population, and it contains more than 40 aquariums. Overnight in Stralsund.
Day 2. To Putbus/Granitz. 45-65 km.
Through Southern Rügen, you cycle up and down through idyllic villages, small forests and lush agricultural land to the coast of the Baltic Sea. From Putbus you can choose to take the vintage train. In Sellin you have the opportunity to explore the fish and plant life in the Baltic Sea, without getting wet even. In a diving bell at the end of the 384 meter long and famous pier, you are lowered to a depth of 4 meters. Overnight in or around the seaside towns of Sellin and Binz.
Day 3. To the Jasmund Peninsula. 30-40 km.
Through forests to the Hunting Castle Granitz. Then back to the coast, which you'll follow until reaching Binz with the famous bathing jetty. You'll continue on to "der Koloss von Prora ", a 5 km long holiday resort located right by the finest beach. Hitler began the building of this complex in the late 30's, having intended for it to be used as a holiday resort for 20,000 people. But it was never taken into use. For many years, the complex remained unused and stood as a reminder of a dark time in history. However today, some of the buildings have been taken into use. An example is Block 5, which have been converted into the world's longest youth hostel, extending over 150 meters in length. The hostel opened in July 2011.
Overnight on the Jasmund peninsula, in or around Sassnitz.
Day 4. To the north of Jasmund/Wittow area. 35-50 km.
Excursion to Königsstuhl, Rügen's highest point and biggest tourist attraction. Enjoy the stunning view of the Baltic Sea. Later, you'll come through Northern Jasmund along the sea and coastal lagoons. If you're up to a small detour, you can cycle by the famous lighthouse at Cape Arkona, where you can still see remains of the Wendish fortress, which Bishop Absalon and his troops conquered in the 1100s and burned the cruel Svantevit. Overnight in northern Jasmund around Glowe or in Wittow around Breege and Juliusruh.
Day 5. To Stralsund. 25 km.
By ferry from Wittow to Hiddensee, Rügens "little sister". You'll cycle from north to south, through the beautiful heathland with cozy little fishing villages. In the afternoon, take the ferry (incl.) to Stralsund, where you'll stay overnight.
Day 6. Departure Day
Departure after breakfast.