The vintage cycling event on Sylt

The Routes

The starting point of the approx. 65 kilometer and the approx. 100 kilometer tour is the promenade in Wenningstedt-Braderup. From there, take the cycle path along the dune in a southerly direction. With a bit of luck, even with the warming Sylt sun on your face. Both routes run through the island metropolis of Westerland and on to Rantum. To the east, on the Hörnum approach, stretches the Wadden Sea, known and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To the west is the North Sea, which can cause quite a few waves depending on the wind direction. Passing the legendary restaurants Samoa and Sansibar, we reach Hörnum, where the first of three refreshment points awaits. From Rantum, the route follows the harbor and Rantum basin through rural Archsum and Morsum to the captain’s village of Keitum. Past traditional Frisian houses, geese and Galloways around the easternmost tip of the island. Against a breathtaking backdrop of meadows and mudflats, Sylt continues to be circumnavigated on the most beautiful paths. From the church of St. Severin in Keitum, the Cycling Paradise routes continue via Munkmarsch and Barderup in the direction of Kampen or back to the starting point on the Wenningstedt promenade.

Vintage Cycling Event
Vintage Cycling Event

100 & 65 KM Tour around Sylt

If you have decided in advance to take the long route, you will cycle to List surrounded by heath and natural landscape. On the way there, it is worth keeping an eye out for the famous shifting sand dunes. The northernmost island village is explored in an anti-clockwise direction along the harbor and the Weststrandhalle before the route takes you along the historic island railway line past the Klappholttal valley, the Kampener Uwe Düne and the famous Whisky Mile to the home stretch. A total of three refreshment points offer suitable refreshments in between.

Requirements

What is a vintage bike anyway?
The older, the better! For our ride, this meant all bikes built before 1990 and older. Everything that is modern should not be on it. For example, clipless pedals, brake/shift lever combinations or motorized drives.

Where can you find a vintage bike?
Vintage bikes are currently available in all price ranges. From the mass-produced goods of the time to classic collector’s items.
Vintage bikes are often offered on Ebay at affordable prices, but they usually have to be refurbished. If you are not a mechanic, there are also many specialized online stores. In large cities, you can find inspiration and advice in vintage bike stores. We have already selected a few addresses for you here.

But maybe you still have an old bike in the garage?
Then it’s time to get it out and spruce it up. The recommended contacts will also help you with this.

What size frame do you have?
The size calculator at Steel-Vintage.com can answer this question for you. Here you will find a guide to determining your frame size. Because for a vintage bike to be really fun, the frame size should definitely be right.

Cycling Paradise Bike Check

Selected Vintage Bike Stores

VINTAGE VÉLO BERLIN

VINTAGE VÉLO BERLIN

Petersburger Platz 2, 10249 Berlin

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STEEL VINTAGE BIKES

STEEL VINTAGE BIKES

Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin

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Classic Cycles Hamburg

Classic Cycles Hamburg

Neuer Kamp 30, 20357 Hamburg

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Superfiets

Superfiets

Müggenkampstraße 38, 20257 Hamburg

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Outfitcheck

Our aim is to make you not only feel like a part of history, but also look like one. So grab your bike, put on your best vintage outfit and get ready to take a ride through the past on Sylt.

No suitable outfit in your closet? No problem! In our online store, you’ll find a hand-picked selection of authentic vintage clothing that’s perfect for the occasion. From retro cycling jerseys to nostalgic accessories, we have everything you need to complete your outfit and take you back to the golden era of cycling.

We look forward to seeing you at the Vintage Cycling Event!

Female cyclist