• Mining Technology Park
  • Neuseen bridge
  • Bucket wheel Gerbisdorf on the coal I steam I light cycle route
  • COAL | STEAM | LIGHT cycle route
  • Mining Technology Park
  • Neuseen bridge
  • Bucket wheel Gerbisdorf on the coal I steam I light cycle route
  • COAL | STEAM | LIGHT cycle route

Coal I Steam I Light cycle route

Level

medium

Route

91.3km

Duration

7:00h

Ascent

198m

Descent

142m

GPS Track

Best season

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

Details

Starting point of the tour

Bitterfeld-Wolfen

Ending point of the tour

Markkleeberg

Short description

Discover the history of this region’s industrial culture.

Description

The first stage of the Coal I Steam I Light cycle route begins in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and ends in the southern Leipzig Neuseenland. Lake Großstolpen offers a well-deserved cool-down after a long bike ride. Along the route, tangible milestones of industrial history, such as the Zschornewitz power plant or the Mining Technology Park, are strung together. If you want to spend a little longer in the region, you can cycle around the mining lakes, which almost doubles the distance.

The Coal I Steam I Light cycle route is very varied and consists mostly of asphalted cycle paths. On some short stretches, the route also takes you along natural paths.

Directions

From Bitterfeld-Wolfen, the cycle route leads along the shore of Lake Neuhäuser in the direction of Delitzsch. Passing Lake Werbelin and Lake Schladitz, the route continues to Hayna, where there is a connection to the Äußerer-Grüner-Ring cycle route. The route now continues in the direction of Leipzig. Here you can change to the Parthe-Mulde cycle route as well as the Elster and Pleißer cycle paths. The cycle path finally leads to Markkleeberg, where there is a connection to the Neuseenland cycle route. Further highlights await visitors on the way to Groitzsch. Past the Mining Technology Park, the route continues to the Lippendorf power plant with its information center. Those interested can see what an active open pit mine looks like at the viewing platform. The tour ends at Lake Großstolpen in Groitzsch and offers connection opportunities to the Neuseenland cycle route.

Equipment

The numerous bathing lakes invite you to cool off. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear!

More information / links

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

 

Explore the Leipzig region by bike

Author

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

Source

Logo Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

Arrival

Public transport

Bitterfeld train station (Bitterfeld-Wolfen)

Markkleeberg train station: S2, S4, S5

Approach

To Bitterfeld-Wolfen or Markkleeberg

Parking

  • Bitterfeld-Wolfen (parking near “Pegelturm“ tower / “Großer Goitzschesee“ lake and “Villa am Bernsteinsee“ / “Großer Goitzschesee“)
  • Markkleeberg (parking at “Cospudener See“ lake / Brückenstraße (Leipzig) and “Cospudener See“ / “Hafen Zöbigker“)

Map

Elevation profile