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Unlimited freedom over 900 kilometres

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Longest cycle route in the world

Covering around 7,050 kilometres through nine countries along the North Sea, the North Sea Cycle Route is a record-breaker!

The long-distance cycle route is known in Germany under the route name "Nordseeküsten-Radweg" or D-Route 1 and is part of the German cycle network. The German stretch runs for around 930 kilometres through Lower Saxony to Schleswig-Holstein via Hamburg, offering you the chance to experience diverse nature and culture on a predominantly flat route. The sea is your constant companion and always in sight. Familiarise yourself with the German section of the North Sea Coast Cycle Route!


  • Route & stages

  • Regions & highlights

  • Catering along the way

  • Tips for the perfect cycle tour



932  km

of endless expanses, the Wadden Sea and the dyke hinterland are waiting to be discovered

60  hours

of pure cycling time plus a whole host of special experiences along the way

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You will not only encounter diversity on the route, but also as you pass through the regions.

Experience culture in the thick of it all

Historische Altstadt Stade


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Pilsumer Leuchtturm

Krummhörn Pilsum

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Ostfriesisches Teemuseum Norden


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Find your favourite excursion destination in just a few clicks!

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Nothing beats a fish sandwich on the North Sea! However, delicious fruit from the Altes Land region is also one of the regional delicacies along the coast.

The Meyer family from Berlin

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