North Sea Cycle Route Stage 08 - Bremerhaven to Cuxhaven




50.94 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 03:25 h
  • 12 m
  • 5 m
  • -2 m
  • 13 m
  • 15 m
  • 50.94 km
  • start: Bremerhaven
  • destination: Cuxhaven
Travelling along the North Sea coast to the northernmost point of Lower Saxony in Cuxhaven.
The stage starts in the heart of Bremerhaven's Havenwelten. Apart from the famous Klimahaus Climate Experience Centre, the route also leads through the large container terminals in the harbour and therefore to the gates of the city. The route continues along the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park towards the Wurster North Sea coast, where you can get a glimpse the Oberversand lighthouse, which once steered shipping traffic through the fairway, from a distance.

There's something very special in Spieka-Neufeld: the first crab shelling machine. Invented by Alwin Kocken, the machine made it possible to immediately process the fresh North Sea crab without having to transport it abroad to be peeled.

Heading towards Cuxhaven, the route distances itself a little from the sea and you cycle through the Wernerwald forest before returning to the water. With views overlooking the island of Neuwerk, the route then takes you through the districts of Duhnen and Döse directly to the Kugelbake (ball beacon), marking the northernmost point in Lower Saxony. The three well-known long-distance cycle routes - the Elbe Cycle Route, Weser Cycle Route and North Sea Cycle Route - all meet at this special place.


Best season

depending on the weather


Cuxhaven - Berensch - Spieka-Neufeld - Dorum-Neufeld - Wremen - Bremerhaven

Tour information

  • Bathe

  • 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 Bremerhaven. These can be found here
If you are travelling by public transport, we recommend the city of Bremerhaven 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 RE (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 Wadden Sea Visitor Centre in Cuxhaven-Sahlenburg is not to be missed. Learn everything there is to know about the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site here.

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 08 - Bremerhaven to Cuxhaven
27568 Bremerhaven