Arrive early or even plan an extra night - it's worth it! Zittau in the border triangle awaits you with a historical old town worth seeing. The "culture path" will lead you to the town hall, the stables, the flower clock, the famous Zittau Lenten cloth in the Kreuzkirche and other sights. From the train station you can take a trip to Liberec (Reichenberg) with the Czech "Bimmelbahn" or ride the narrow-gauge steam train to the spas in the Zittau Mountains.
In the morning the rental bikes are adjusted and off we go! After a few kilometers through the woods along the Neisse River, the baroque monastery of Marienthal, romantically situated on the river, appears behind a bend. The energy-ecological model town Ostritz (part of the EXPO 2000) is also too interesting to simply drive by. Finally, Görlitz crowns the day. The wonderfully restored old town is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in Germany and offers a variety of historic buildings from different eras.
Today you cycle along the river Neiße through forest and moorland to Bad Muskau. Look forward to the old town with its old and new castle, orangery and especially to the Fürst-Pückler Park, one of the largest landscape parks in Europe, which is located on German and Polish territory.
A colorful day is ahead of you. First you cycle through a wonderful and varied forest landscape and then always on the Oder dike to Forst to the East German Rose Garden. On two river islands 40,000 roses bloom here! Just a few kilometers further on, you will discover huge craters in the landscape - evidence of open-cast lignite mining, which are now being recultivated. Overnight stay in Guben.
Today you change the course of the river, because at Ratzdorf the Neiße flows into the Oder. The cycle path continues to lead you mainly on the Oder dike to Frankfurt on the Oder. However, we recommend a short detour to the Neuzelle Monastery with its baroque collegiate church and the famous black beer brewery. You should also take a break in Eisenhüttenstadt to visit the St. Nikolai Church and get an impression of the first 'planned city' of the DDR....
Today after breakfast the beautiful cycling tour along the Oder and Neisse rivers ends.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
Below you will find specific information about this bicycle tour. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Zittau can be reached by train via Dresden or Berlin and Cottbus.
Detailed timetable information and price information is available at www.bahn.de
Parking facilities at the hotel
Public parking is available near the hotel for a fee. The cost is about 30 to 40 euros per week (as of 2023). You will receive detailed information about the parking possibilities with the detailed travel documents about 3 weeks before arrival.
Condition of the cycle paths
Mainly very good, independent bike paths, asphalted or paved surfaces, routing on long stretches along the Oder dike, partly quiet side roads, rarely (at city entrances) roadside bike paths or main roads. The route is mainly flat. Smaller climbs only on the first two stages.
Available rental bikes
Women's and men's bikes with 7-speed hub gears (coaster) or 21-speed derailleur gears (freewheel), some with saddle and suspension forks. The bikes are equipped with a waterproof luggage bag, a tool kit and a lock. Odometer on request.
Extra costs, which are not included in the travel price
A possible tourism tax is not included in the travel price and has to be paid on site at the hotel.
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises are waiting for you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organize help as quickly 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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