During the day you will receive your touring bike which opens up the possibility to discover the idyllic Branitzer Park and castle Pückler. It is worth to go for a stroll through the beautifully restored Old Town. Parking site at the hotel.
On the first cycling day the route leads you along the nature paradise Peitzer Teiche to the old fortress town Peitz. A visit of the mining museum is highly recommended, before you go on cycling along the Spree to Burg. Burg is known as a centre of sorbian culture, which has been kept vivid through the seclusion of the region.
It is worth visiting Vetschau today, where you can discover the German-Sorbian church or the information centre on white storks. You will continue your tour along many rivers and canals through the high forest to Lübbenau. With its numerous flow-lines the forest has its own fascination. Meeting point of many visitors is the lagoon village Lehde near Lübbenau.
Destination of the tour today is Beeskow with its medieval town wall. Along the way you come past the Neuendorfer- and Schwieloch lakes, which are picturesquely located in moraine hills.
The castle in Beeskow shows an exhibition on the homeland and culture history of this region.
The tour continues quite relaxed along the bends of the Spree to Fürstenwalde. Wide floodplains and luxuriant nature form the picture of this stage.
This day you will cyle via Erkner and the Müggelsee to the Hauptmann von Köpenick (a German impostor who masqueraded as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as the Captain of Köpenick -Hauptmann von Köpenick). In Erkner pays off a visit to the Gerhard Hauptmann house. Climb up the 30 meter high Müggel tower, from this tower you will have a fantastic view. Finally make a ramble to the old town of Köpenick. Overnight stay at Köpenick or directly at the Müggelsee.
After breakfast you bicycle journey ends just in front of Berlin. It is possible to go from Berlin back to Cottbus by train (duration 2 hours).
Prices / Dates
- 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
- Admission to the Lehde cucumber museum with tasting
Below you will find specific information about the Spree bike trail. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Parking facilities at the hotel
There is parking in the garage of the Spree River Gallery (630 pitches, video surveillance) - costs about 6 - 16 € per day.
Arrival by train
Cottbus is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Condition of cycle paths
The quality of bike paths along the river Spree is generally very good. The surface changes specifically between asphalt, concrete, cobblestones, good passable dirt roads and well-developed cycle paths and side roads. The largest part of the cycle path runs along newly paved bike paths and roads.
Available rental bikes
There are 8-speed gear shift touring bikes with coaster brake, or 24-speed gear shift freewheel touring bikes available, also Ebikes.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
Return transfer is provided by minibus (min. 4 persons). Also it is possible to go by train, cost about 65,- EUR per person.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally. The use of the rental bikes during additional nights is possible for a surcharge. Please state this request when booking.
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.