Individual arrival to Lüneburg to the starting point of a varied bike tour through the Lüneburg Heath. In the late afternoon, a personal welcome awaits you combined with a briefing (German) and the issue of the rental bikes (if booked). The evening will be at your free disposal. Stroll through the characteristic streets of Lüneburg, with its historic architecture that contrasts sharply with the otherwise lively, young university town.
Pink, red, purple? The typical moorland landscape will accompany you once more today! Uelzen is proud of its numerous medieval churches and chapels and make a stop at the "Hundertwasser-train station Uelzen". It is one of the most beautiful ones in the world. In the context of the Expo 2000 it was rebuilt in the style of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
The never-ending width of the moorlands, the forests, juniper bushes and moors lead you to Celle. 480 remodeled half-timbered houses can be seen in the Old-town, the castle in the style of the Weser-renaissance is just as worthwhile.
Today you will cycle through the natural park of the Southern Moorlands. Along the romantic little river Örtze small wooden bridges invite you to linger. Look forward to Hermannsburg, which has more than 1000 years of history. From here missionaries were sent to various parts of the world. To this day, the place is shaped by this section of history. Visit the Ludwig-Harms-Haus, as an exhibition conveys impressions from the work of the Hermannsburg Mission in many countries of the world. Overnight in Hermannsburg / surroundings.
Through the natural park of the Southern Moorlands you cycle further on to Soltau. The inhabitants call Soltau "the heart of the heath". If you are out for action today a visit of the Heide-Park will be just perfect! More than 40 attractions and breath-taking shows will arrange for your entertainment. The thermae however invites to relax, it is one of Northern Germanys nicest adventure pools. Anyone crazy for toys should visit the toy museum where 350 pieces from 4 decades are displayed.
Through small villages like Wiedeholz, Möhr and Wolterdingen today you cycle back to the state-approved health resort Schneverdingen. Visit the Peter and Paul Church, which has been the city's landmark since 1746 and the Heidegarten. In this unique in Germany garden you can admire the variety of different heaths. Completed in 1990, the heather garden has grown steadily. Climb the observation tower and admire the large, circular main bed with the four cardinal points as well as the Schneverdingen coat of arms. You will be astonished how exactly the presentation with the heather plants succeeded.
Through impressive moorland you cycle to Lüneburg. Heaths, pine forests and heathlands characterize the vastness of the landscape here. They ride the Wilseder mountain by bike and roll through small romantic hamlets. Look forward to Lüneburg, discover this young university town with its baroque town hall, the picturesque center and the numerous beautiful brick buildings.
Today it is time to say goodbye to the colors of the heath. We would be happy to book an extension for you.
Prices / Dates
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Personal welcome and information talk de/en
Things to know about your trip
Below you will find specific information about the Lüneburg Heath and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Lüneburg is easily accessible from Bremen by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Lüneburg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Parking facilities at the hotel
You can park your car in the underground garage for the duration of the journey. The cost is about 12 euros per day. Reservation is not possible, parking is subject to availability. Free parking is available in the surrounding area. Detailed information about the parking facilities is available with the travel documents approx. 2 weeks before arrival.
Condition of cycle paths
Easy to moderate. The route runs mostly on farm roads and small roads and bike paths. On the way, you will sometimes encounter slightly hilly, unpaved forest roads, occasionally sand paths.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between unisex and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake (not recommended due to the route) or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel as well al electric bikes (unisex). You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Tourinformation and bike rental
On the day of arrival the information meeting (2023: only in German, 2024: in German and English) takes place in the start hotel. Here also rented bicycles are handed out.
Individual departure dates
From at least 4 persons special dates are available on request.
Costs which are not included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and has to be paid in the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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