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Putbus & South coast

Page Type: Trail

Location: Rügen, Germany, Europe

Lat/Lon: 54.33815°N / 13.52966°E

Trail Type: Paved, Touring

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Easy

Layout: Lollipop

Length: 30.0 Mi / 48.3 Km

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Nov 12, 2010 / Feb 18, 2011

Object ID: 279747

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Overview

 
Break in Lancken
Team job
 
Crossing the river :)
Crossing a river !
 
Lauterbach
German sea chairs
 
Neuendorf
Neuendorf
 
A beach in Goor natural reserve
Common sight on the south coast


Since we explored the seasides of almost each part of the Rügen island, we had to do so for the south coast, the one facing the mainland of Germany.

This ride had the advantage not to require any preliminary drive, as we started from Sellin. And for the destination, Putbus, the "white town", private spa of Kaiser Wilhelm II, local attraction was all obvious.

The South coast allowed us to visit a couple of pretty harbours, unusual grassy sea-sides without beaches, marshes and polders, and sights to the small Vilm island.
Putbus city centre
Putbus

Trail Description

 
Lancken
Lancken-Granitz
 
Groß Stresow
Groß Stresow
 
Vilm island
Vilm island
 
A break
Stressower Forest
 
Muglitz
Muglitz
 
Dorota riding
Trail
 
Break in Goor natural reserve
Goor reserve
 
Marshes in Goor natural reserve
Goor reserve
 
Lauterbach
Lauterbach
 
Lauterbach harbour
Lauterbach
 
Break in Groß Stresow
Beach in Groß Stresow
 
Deers in Putbus
Deers in Putbus
 
Neuendorf
Neuendorf
 
Flat tire... not ours but the wheel of Nicolas !
My son just got his first flat !
 
Bridge to Seedorf
Bridge to Seedorf
 
Over Seedorf hills
Over Seedorf hills
 
Baaber Boolwerk
Baaber Boolwerk
 
Baaber Boolwerk
Baaber Boolwerk
 
The ferry in Baaber Boolwerk !
Baaber Boolwerk ferry
 
Selliner See
Selliner See
 
Granitz castle ahead
Granitz in the distance
 
Moritzdorf
Moritzdorf

As a start, knowing that there would be the opportunity to make a loop for this part, I decided to show a part of the Granitz Forest to Dorota and Nicolas, using the south route, and reaching eventually Lancken-Granitz southwards. The ride with a trailer turned to be tricky in sandy sections, and the cobbled road to Lancken-Granitz too bumpy, which made an opportunity for our son to walk a bit. Definitely we had to avoid it on the way back.

Our route catched the coastal trail a bit further south near the Stressower forest, in which are located menhirs and dolmens. As we leave the forest, we cross fields and reach the seaside in Groß Stressow which is, contrary to what its name tells, a small village. With one of the only sandy beaches we saw.

The route then goes SW, near the seaside but this one hidden behind a hedgerow of forest. We do not really see it but we are overlooking some cliffs: Muglitzer Ort, a cape that was well visible from the Reddewitz peninsula.
Beach in Muglitz
Beach in Muglitz

Soon later, we cross again a forest area classified as a reserve : Goor reserve. In the middle of it, forest gives places to a wild area of marshes, and at one point is located a fine viewpoint to the sea where cyclers can make a break.

Lauterbach is reached next. First, we pass in front of a huge white building hosting a spa. Then we enter a pretty harbour with a large bay and many boats.
Lauterbach spa
Lauterbach spa

Further on, some picturesque houses are seen in Neuendorf. Wreechen is the furthest location on the sea side we've been till. As we were south from Putbus and very close to it, we reached the "White town". We first meet a wide park where deers are wandering free.

The city centre is reached, and we discover a nice square-shaped city-town hall square, and then a large roundabout where luxuous houses are set as a circle, a quite original urbanism. As we ride out of Putbus, we reach Lauterbach via a large avenue, then the white house where we've been earlier.
Putbus city centre
Putbus centre

I am not going to describe the same route again backwards, I'll skip until the point where we reached the Stresower forest, where our way back differs. We were not sure wether we could cross a couple of sea-channels separating polders, but after asking some locals, it turned out that yes thanks to a bridge and a "ferry", a quite puzzling information knowing how this channel is small...

We crossed some flatlands with the hamlets of Burtevitz and Preetz, and then reached the channel that flows from a bay named "Neuensiener see". According to the plans we found a little pedestrian bridge, reaching Seedorf, a little photogenic harbour with few boats.
Seedorf harbour
Seedorf harbour

A huge slope to climb followed Seedorf, a large dune covered with dwarf vegetation, heather and gorse in yellow flowers. After the descent, Moritzdorf, another harbour located on the next sea channel is reached. There, we see a little pier where a man is loading bikes on a little barque moved with oars ! This man works on his own and earns a couple of Euros for each bike/passenger, makes up to 80 traverses per day, summer and winter, and earns his life like this ! No need to mention it was one of the most picturesques moments of the ride.

Few seconds and few strokes later, we are on Baaber Boolwerk, the harbour of the opposite shore, and we get back to Sellin crossing mashy polders the same way than we did for both of our rides in the Mönchgut, the large peninsula on which we are. Then we cycle back to Sellin along the main road.

Sellin-Putbus map
Sellin-Putbus map

Getting There

 
Forest ride
Signs
 
Putbus
Putbus house
 
Eating in Putbus
Putbus lunch
 
Park in Putbus
Putbus park
 
Park in Putbus
Putbus park
 
Tannen dolmens
Menhirs
 
Sheep in Groß Stresow
Sheep
 
Groß Stresow
Groß Stresow

Putbus is best reached via Garz-Rügen than via Bergen. For reaching the start of our ride, Sellin, one can drive through Lancken-Granitz.

This little map shows the situation of Putbus and the trail. For more indications about orientation on the Rügen island, refer to the parent page.


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Putbus museum
Putbus museum

When to Bike

 
A well deserved break
All year long I tell you !
 
Little walk along Selliner See
Walking the polders

All year long !
Putbus city centre
Putbus

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