Baltic Sea

Cycling, hiking and canoeing in Timmendorfer Strand

Have you always dreamed of holidaying by the Baltic Sea? With Euroaktiv you can turn that dream into reality. Once you’ve had a holiday in one of the most beautiful places - Timmendorfer Strand - you’ll never want to go anywhere else again! It is not only home to the most famous beach in Germany, but also the most beautiful! The sea is always peaceful, there is a soft tide and the white beaches seem endless. Grab your family and feel the flair of the Baltic Sea lifestyle up close!

Details of the family holiday by the Baltic Sea

The sea is crystal clear and the wonderful nature in the Eastern Holstein hill country stretches far and wide. Deep green forests, sparkling lakes and picturesque bays are waiting for you and your loved ones. Active holidays include a variety of sports – wander through the Aalbeek-Niderungen nature reserve on foot and take the bike around the island of Fehmarn. Parents can enjoy the evenings, when the kids are asleep, by taking in the silence of the Baltic Sea.

Highlights of the family holiday at a glance:

  • Bicycle tour on the island of Fehmarn: Take the train to the Baltic Island of Fehmarn. The cycle path begins at the train station, which travels across former railway tracks in the south towards the beach. Tip: Be sure to pack your camera and take pictures of the thousands of beach chairs with their typical blue and white stripes!
  • Canoeing through the old town of Lübeck: The Hanseatic city’s old townscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and promises a historic experience. The unique part? You can take in the city from a canoe! No matter which direction you paddle, the low current makes the journey a leisurely one for every ability level.

Useful information about the family holiday by the Baltic Sea

The six-day adventure tour in northern Germany offers everything your heart could desire. Beautiful, white sandy beaches with typical dunes and striped deck chairs make your holiday perfect. For this holiday good basic fitness, as well as cycling and swimming skills are necessary. The cycle paths are ideal for families and are mostly on low-traffic side roads.

Have you always been a fan of the Baltic Sea and want to show your family this pearl in the north of Germany? Then book your holiday with the Euroaktiv team!

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • No minimum number of participants
Stefanie Wenger
Stefanie Wenger
+43 6219 60888 190 Contact


Arrival at the Baltic Sea to Timmendorf beach and move into your accommodation. The travel documents and rental bikes (if booked) are at your hotel. Today you have got time to check out the large range of activities offered incl. free sport and recreational activities.

The first day is well suited for exploring the area on a leisurely walk. You shall head towards the beach promenade and Niendorf harbour. You stroll along the promenade and dive into the modern Baltic Sea lifestyle. Then you will walk along the Aalbeck to Niendorf bird park, where there are around 1,000 species of birds for you to see. You continue walking to the Herman-Löns Turm. On one of the long wooden bridges via the Aalbeck, you can admire the many species of birds in the wild. You walk past Lake Heemelsdorf where you can find Germany’s lowest point. You will return back to Timmendorf beach and your accommodation through the beautiful nature protection area, Aalbeek-Niderungen.      

approx. 3 hours

Today you take the train (organised by yourself) for about 1.5 hours to the Baltic island, Fehmarn. As soon as you have crossed the impressive Fehmarns bridge, you get the island feeling straight away. You start the tour from the station, Burg auf Fehmarn, on the cycle path that has been built on the old train tracks towards the South and to the South beach. Here you can grab your swimming things and relax in one of the many thousands of deck chairs. If the weather were to be bad the gigantic swimming pool ‘FehMare’ is a great place to spend the time. You will then continue on your way along the bike path network to Puttgarden running along the length of the East coast. There are lots of lidos along the way where you can cool down. Enjoy the beautiful cliff views! You then continue cycling to the Niobe monument and from there you head back to where you started through the inland island areas. Those who would like to spend longer swimming can do the shorter cycle ride. You can then head back to Timmendorf beach by train. 

approx. 25 - 40 km

Lübeck, the hanseatic town is worth a visit: the old town has been well maintained and has therefore become a UNESCO world heritage site. Culture is abundant here and there is a lot for children to explore ranging from Lübeck’s harbour to a history adventure area, ships and play areas. You shall explore Lübeck’s old town from a very unique and active standpoint - from a canoe! After a short train ride and a walk you will receive your equipment and get into your canoe. It doesn’t matter which direction you choose as the light current means that paddling around the old town is a leisurely tour that is manageable for every ability. You can paddle around in a relaxed manner and observe the town’s hustle and bustle from the water. You will slowly go through the ‘Strecknitzfahrer’ quarter and past the museum harbour. After your canoe tour, you will take the train back to Timmendorf beach. Particularly sporty families can cycle the route both to and from Lübeck.   

approx. 2 hours

Today you get back on your bike. You cycle along the promenade towards the North past the SEA LIFE Timmendorf beach where there are over 2,500 animals in over 38 tanks and aquariums. Then continue to  Scharbeutz and Haffkrug. The Baltic Sea and its sandy beaches will lure you to take a break and to go for a dip or alternatively maybe you fancy an ice cream and a little stroll along the promenade? You then continue your cycle ride to Sierksdorf. The large Hansa park is located here. It has over 125 attractions and 35 rides. Fun is guaranteed here! You then continue along the bike path to the Lübeck bay and to the Neustädt harbour. From there you go via  Pönitz am See and then back to Scharbeutz. From there you will recognise the last few kilometres back to your hotel.

approx. 40 km

Having spent the last days in the nature and being adventurous, it is time to go back home. Or would you like to extend your holiday and spend a few more days on the beach?

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 5, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020
Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Apr 12, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Aug 16, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 14, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Multi activity holiday Baltic Sea, 6 days, DE-MBATS-06X
Base price
Base price 0 - 12 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 4x (3-course menu)
Surcharge half board evening meal 4x children 7-12 years (3-course menu)
Surcharge single with child
Surcharge sea view

Category: 4 **** - Hotel

Children's prices valid in the extra room.

Children sharing a room with 2 full-paying guests pay € 0.

Children sharing a room with 1 full-paying person € 0 + surcharge single with child.

Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
Child bike
Child trailer

Services and infos


  • 5 overnight stays in Maritim ClubHotel Timmendorfer Strand****, breakfast included
  • Welcome drink and one bottle of water in the room
  • 1x dinner as set menu or buffet on arrival day
  • 1x coffee and cake at the golf club’s bistro
  • 1x coffee in Karls adventure village
  • 6x bottle of water on the room
  • Rent for canoe incl. boat transport (canoe)
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course from the buffet)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Train to Fehmarn costs approx EUR 28 per person and bike, payable on site. Not applicable if you will have a car.
  • Train to Lübeck approx. EUR 14 per person and bike, payable on site. Not applicable if you will have a car.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!


  • Fly to Hamburg and then take a train for about 2 hours to Timmendorf beach, or you can take the shuttle to Timmendorf beach, which costs about € 120 per journey. To be paid for at the time.
  • Once you have arrived at Timmendorf beach by train, take a taxi for a few minutes to the hotel. Costs about € 7 per journey. To be paid for at the time.
  • Parking: free outdoor parking near the hotel, no reservation required or Parking places available in the hotel garage for about € 12 per day, payable on site, no reservation necessary.
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: basic fitness, cycle and swim skills. Canoeing is suitable for novices and children.
  • Easy routes and cycle tours well-suited for families, which can be shortened by public transport if necessary. Bike routes mainly go on bike paths or very quiet side roads. Very short sections are on busier roads.
  • Swimming in the sea possible every day.


Stefanie Wenger
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Stefanie Wenger, Customer service

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