Starting point of the tour
Ending point of the tour
Idyllic spots, lakes and mills line this a little less known cycle route between Leipzig and the Elbe.
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.
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
Please make sure you have good lighting on your bike.
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
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Leipzig: Leipzig Central Station: Train and S-Bahn
Wurzen: S-Bahn station
Wurzen: Train station