North Sea Cycle Route Stage 14 - Büsum to St. Peter-Ording




40.85 km long
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
Great panorama
  • 02:45 h
  • 18 m
  • 19 m
  • 9 m
  • 40.85 km
  • start: Büsum
  • destination: St. Peter-Ording
Impressive nature and infinite expanses accompany you on the tour.
The route continues from Büsum up north always along the North Sea coast. You pass dyke meadows with grazing sheep and with the fresh salty breeze filling your lungs, the trail leads along the Westerkoog and the district of Heringsand to the large Eider barrage. It is at this point that the River Eider flows into the North Sea. The barrage was built to provide protection against storm surges and also acts as a lock for shipping traffic. The 236 metre long structure can be traversed by bike and affords fantastic views of the Eider and the west coast. It is one of the largest coastal defence structures in Europe.

You continue along the dyke with the Katinger Watt behind it, offering a unique natural habitat for many animal species, towards St. Peter-Ording. Small harbours such as Ehstensiel will captivate you along the way.
The term "vastness" takes on an entirely new meaning on the incredible sandy beach of St. Peter-Ording. This is where sporty types, bathing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike meet over a length of twelve kilometres and a width of two kilometres. St. Peter-Ording is a fantastic place to recharge your batteries after a long stage.


Best season

depending on the weather


Büsum - Westerkoog - Ehstensiel - St. Peter-Ording

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 Büsum. These can be found here.  
If you are travelling by public transport, we recommend Büsum 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 3
Teil 3: Schleswig-Holstein. Von Hamburg zur dänischen Grenze. Mit den Inseln Pellworm, Amrum, Föhr und Sylt
Verlag Esterbauer
ISBN: 978-3-7111-0007-8

Contact person

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


Round off the day on your bike with a walk along the never-ending beach of St. Peter-Ording with its special pile dwellings.

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 14 - Büsum to St. Peter-Ording
25761 Büsum