North Sea Cycle Route Stage 07 - Varel to Bremerhaven




79.45 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 05:20 h
  • 23 m
  • 32 m
  • -1 m
  • 14 m
  • 15 m
  • 79.45 km
  • start: Varel
  • destination: Bremerhaven
Once around the Jade Bight and including a ferry trip, you will reach the seaside city of Bremerhaven.
Leaving Varel behind, this stage takes you further north towards Bremerhaven. The Jade Bight acts as a beautiful backdrop for the stage. The shoreline passages alternate with wide fields and small settlements along the way. The route continues from Varel through the villages of Diekmannshausen and Norderschweiburg to Seefeld, where the Seefelder Mühle windmill with its café is a great place to take a short breather.

Returning to the Jade Bight, the route also leads to Eckwarderhörne, from where you can see as far as the Jade-Weser Port on the other side if visibility is good. From this point on, you continue through the green landscapes of the Butjadingen peninsula. Among other places, you pass through Langwarden and Burhave, from where you can already see the Bremerhaven container terminal. The Weser ferry awaits cyclists in Blexen to take them across the Weser to Bremerhaven. Exciting museums and the maritime lifestyle turn a visit to the city into an experience.


Best season

depending on the weather


Varel - Diekmannshausen - Norderschweiburg - Seefeld - Eckwardersiel - Tossens - Ruhwarden - Langwarden - Fedderwardersiel - Burhave - Blexen - Bremerhaven

Tour information

  • Suitable for Bike

  • Cultural Interesting

  • Stop at an Inn

  • Possibility of Accommodation

  • Labelling

Emergency infos

Ambulance/fire brigade: 112
Police: 110


We recommend wearing a cycle helmet.

Please make sure you have enough fluids and snacks with you on the bike tour.


If you are travelling by car, there are various parking options in Varel. These can be found here
If you are travelling by public transport, we recommend the city of Varel as your starting point. Bicycle transport is possible from various German cities. 

Information on route connections:

Taking bikes on the ICE, IC and EC (long-distance trains):

Taking bikes on the (regional trains): Bicycle day passes for local transport - Deutsche Bahn

Additional information


bikeline Radtourenbuch (German language)
Nordseeküsten-Radweg 2
Teil 2: Niedersachsen. Von der Ems nach Hamburg
Verlag Esterbauer
ISBN: 978-3-85000-974-4

Contact person

Cuxland-Tourismus | Koordinierungsstelle Nordseeküsten-Radweg
Kapitän-Alexander-Str. 1
27472 Cuxhaven


A visit to the Havenwelten Harbour Worlds in Bremerhaven is absolutely recommended.

Safety guidelines

Beware of cars and agricultural vehicles.

Some sections of the route are on gravelled stretches. There may be restrictions after prolonged rainfall.

You may have to dismount briefly along dykes in order to pass sheep fences.


The GPX Track for route guidance using a digital tour planner can be downloaded by clicking on the "Download GPX" button on this page.    


Getting there
North Sea Cycle Route Stage 07 - Varel to Bremerhaven
26316 Varel