Arrive early to Cottbus, it's worth it. So you have time to explore the idyllic Branitzer Park with Pückler Castle in the afternoon and take a stroll through the beautifully restored Cottbus old town. Overnight stay in the center.
After a few kilometers you will already feel a change in the landscape, because you are in the Spreewald. Look forward to Burg, which is considered the center of Sorbian culture. Due to the remoteness of the region, old customs have kept surprisingly alive. You cycle to Vetschau on the well-signposted Gurken cycle path. Take a break here at the German-Sorbian double church and visit the information center about white storks. Past the imposing Slavic castle Raddusch, built of wood, you roll on the most beautiful bike paths through the Spreewald forest, which exudes its own fascination with its multitude of water arms. There is a lot to discover today and a lot to experience. The photogenic lagoon village of Lehde with its open air museum, the cucumber museum and the pretty town of Lübbenau are waiting for you.
Lübbenau is the tourist center of the Spreewald region. Take your time and let one of the many wooden Spree boats drive you through the imposing Spreewald early in the morning, try the famous Spreewald mustard cucumber and taste the mild horseradish. Today you cycle comfortably along the Spree to Lübben, where even the city center is criss-crossed by numerous watercourses. Marvel at the old castle and take a leisurely break. Then you leave the Oberspreewald and follow the Spree on quiet paths to Schlepzig to the most beautiful village in the Unterspreewald. From here you can individually take a round tour through the Unterspreewald or cycle to the Tropical Island (indoor waterpark). Overnight in Krausnick or Schlepzig.
Through a beautiful landscape riddled with ponds you cycle on new paths back to Lubben, where the magnificent castle is waiting for you. Look forward to the bike route, enjoy the peace and beauty of nature and look forward to Straupitz, with its famous Schinkel church and the beautiful Dutch mill. Burg, one of the 3 main locations in the Spreewald forest awaits you today. This remarkable scattered settlement offers much to see. In the afternoon visit the local history museum that is located in an idyllic reets covered typical spreewald cabin and provides deep insight into the historic site. Also you should visit the aromatic and medicinal plant garden with over 600 medicinal plants, spices and old crops.
Before leaving Burg, be sure to visit the 27-meter high observation tower at the legendary castle hill, a prehistoric and early historic ramparts. From the top of the tower you enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the unique Spreewald countryside. On a disused railway line you cycle with pleasure to the Spree. Visit the absolutely worthwhile Museum of Folklore in the stork village of Dissen. An interesting exhibition informs about the lives of the Sorbian/ Wendish farmers and their festivals and customs. Dissen would actually be a normal village, if there were not so many storks (8 to 10 occupied nests), the beautiful half-timbered church and lovingly maintain museum of local history. After this break you cycle along the natural paradise Peitzer ponds to the old fortress town of Peitz and through the brown coal mining back to Cottbus.
After breakfast this tour ends back in Cottbus. Our recommendation: if you are already in the Spreewald, book in advance a extra night in Lübbenau Schlepzig or Burg.
Prices / Dates
- Accommodation incl. breakfast in the booked category
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- personal tour information on the location (2023)
- Admission and tasting at the Lehde Gherkin Museum (Gurkenmuseum)
- Detailed route description (only available in German)
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- GPS-data available on request
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Spreewald round trip. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
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.
Parking facilities at the hotel
You can park your car for the duration of the trip in the underground car park of the hotel or in a public underground car park (approx. 6 - 20 euros per day), no advance reservation possible, payable on site.
You will receive detailed information about the parking possibilities about two weeks before arrival with your travel documents.
Available rental bikes
There are 8-speed bikes (men and women) with hub gears and 24-speed bikes (men and women) with derailleur gears available. The electric bikes (all with unisex frames) have either freewheel or coaster.
Condition of cycle paths
The quality of bike paths in Spreewald region 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.
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.