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

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 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. 

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

Author

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

Source

Logo Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

Map

Elevation profile