• University of Leipzig
  • Cycling through Körlitz and Kühnitzsch
  • Picnic in the Dahlener Heide
  • Leipzig-Elbe cycling route
  • University of Leipzig
  • Cycling through Körlitz and Kühnitzsch
  • Picnic in the Dahlener Heide
  • Leipzig-Elbe cycling route

Leipzig-Elbe Cycle Route – Saxon Countryside at its Best

Level

medium

Route

83.8km

Duration

5:35h

Ascent

155m

Descent

172m

GPS Track

Best season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Details

Starting point of the tour

Leipzig

Ending point of the tour

Schirmenitz

Short description

Idyllic spots, lakes and mills line this a little less known cycle route between Leipzig and the Elbe.

Description

The Elbe Cycle Route is the most popular one in Germany. And you can get there from Leipzig too, on the Leipzig-Elbe track that is a bit of an insider tip and can easily keep up with its ‘big brother’. Along the route, pretty villages alternate with the idyllic countryside. Meadows, forests, ponds and river wetlands dominate the scenery. Some further highlights are the landscape park of Machern Palace that was designed in 1782, numerous Saxon village churches and the old town of Wurzen, featuring mills whose towers can be seen from afar. Overall, the region is full of mills and also offers many opportunities to take a dip in natural ponds and lakes.

Directions

The starting point of the bike route is in Leipzig. The route continues in the direction of Brandis, where the Grüner Ring Leipzig and the Parthe-Mulde cycle route are crossed. Via Machern, the cycle route leads to Wurzen. In Wurzen, there is a connection to the Mulderadweg between Grimma and Muldenstein. The route continues via Lossatal and Dahlen to Schirmenitz. On the way, the Dahlener-Heide cycle route crosses the Leipzig-Elbe cycle route in Schildau.

 

Route condition: asphalt surface / road / gravel

Safety information

Please make sure you have good lighting on your bike.

Equipment

Pack enough drinks!

Don't forget sunscreen!

Tips from author

The cycling route leads past the Kirchbruch Beucha, which provided the basic material for the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig.

By the way, a clear heart shape can be seen from a bird's eye view.

More information / links

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 7104260
Mail: region.leipzig@ltm-leipzig.de
Internet: www.leipzig.region.travel

 

Exploring the Leipzig region by bike

Author

Abteilung Region

Source

Logo LEIPZIG REGION

Arrival

Public transport

Leipzig: Leipzig Central Station: Train and S-Bahn

Wurzen: S-Bahn station

Parking

Leipzig: Augustusplatz

Wurzen: Train station

Map

Elevation profile