2024
Der Gurken-Radweg im Spreewald

Cycling Holiday through the Spreewald

The classic bike tour just outside of Berlin

Cottbus – Burg – Lübben – Cottbus

  • Boat trip included!
  • River meadows and moors
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
7

Ø km per day
45

The Spreewald is a unique natural and cultural landscape that is protected as a biosphere reserve. The Spree forms a branched river system here, which was extended by the West Slavic Sorbs through canals. River meadows and moors with a rich variety of flora and fauna characterize the region in Brandenburg, which is also used for agriculture. The best-known agricultural product is certainly the Spreewald gherkin, which you will get to taste on your Cycling Holiday through the Spreewald.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    NO-BRCC6
  • Start / Destination
    Cottbus
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 50 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map for the cycling holiday through the Spreewald

Day 1: Individual arrival in Cottbus

Welcome to Cottbus, the second largest city in Brandenburg. The market square with its baroque town houses and the oldest movie theater in Germany, built in Art Nouveau style, are particularly worth seeing. It is also worth visiting Branitz Park, designed by Prince Pückler, with its castle. An original Spreewald snack at the start of the trip will get you in the mood for the days ahead on your cycling holiday through the Spreewald.

Spremberg Tower in Cottbus

Spremberg Tower in Cottbus

Day 2: Cottbus - Burg, approx. 45 km

You cycle into the Spreewald, also known as the green Venice. First you cycle through the Peitz pond landscape. Carp have been bred in this largest contiguous pond area in Germany for centuries. You can discover what it's like to work in an open-cast mine at various viewpoints. The local history museum in the stork village of Dissen, which provides information about the life and customs of Sorbian farmers, is also on the route.

 

Canal in the Spreewald

Canal in the Spreewald

Day 3: Burg - Lübben, approx. 45 km

You can make your first stop today in Straupitz. The small community has two sights to offer. The white Schinkel church with its two flat towers is an unusual sight. The wings of the Dutch windmill turn slowly in the wind and you can sample the linseed oil that is produced here. Continue on to Lübben, where you can wander through man-made islands and waterways.

 

Idyllic living in the Spreewald

Idyllic living in the Spreewald

Day 4: Excursion to Schlepzig in the Lower Spreewald, approx. 40 km

In the less-visited Lower Spreewald, you will come across a primeval forest-like, almost untouched nature reserve. On your journey, you will pass a brewery. Why not try one of the beer specialties produced there? Afterwards, you will reach Lübben again along a kilometer-long lake district on the main Spree river.

Schlepzig

Schlepzig

Day 5: Lübben - Burg, approx. 50 km

The Spreewald near Lübbenau has largely been preserved in its wild, original state. Around 300 natural watercourses run through green meadows and fields like shimmering blue and white threads. On your journey, you will pass many well-preserved farmsteads. In Lehde, you can visit the Spreewald gherkin museum or the open-air museum, which gives an impression of life in the 19th century.

Lehde

Lehde

Day 6: Burg - Cottbus, approx. 30 km + boat trip

The typical scattered settlement of Burg lies in the heart of the Upper Spreewald. Today you have the opportunity to explore the individual farmsteads in the three districts of Burg-Dorf, Burg-Kolonie and Burg-Kauper by bike. A two-hour boat trip is one of the highlights of the day. Well rested, the trip back to Cottbus is twice as much fun. At the end of the day take a stroll through the town with its magnificent Art Nouveau buildings.

Cottbus

Cottbus

Day 7: Individual departure

After breakfast, your Cycling holiday through the Spreewald is unfortunately already over. We are also happy to extend your stay.

Cottbus

Cottbus

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 15.04.2024 to 13.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
15.04. - 30.04.
23.09. - 13.10.
from659 €
Season B
01.05. - 22.09.

from689 €

Category A

Season A
15.04. - 30.04.
23.09. - 13.10.
from719 €
Season B
01.05. - 22.09.

from759 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level, category B (NO-BRCC6b)
  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level, category A (NO-BRCC6a)
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • 2-hour boat trip
  • "Get One" the cult gherkin in a can
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 15 years

-25%

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From 16 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

179 €

239 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Cottbus / Burg
 DBL

69 €

79 €

 SGL

99 €

119 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
159 €

Rental bike types

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with coaster brake
  • 21-gear women's / men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Features

Pannier, bike lock, repair kit
On request: handlebar bag, mileometer, water bottle holder, map holder

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7- or 21-speed rental bike

75 €

E-Bike / Pedelec

159 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    NO-BRCC6
  • Start / Destination
    Cottbus
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 50 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Trail conditions
    Well-maintained, mostly paved cycle paths.
  • Parking information
    Free parking is available at the arrival hotel.
    No reservations possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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days
7

Ø km per day
45