Wooden bridge in Spreewald Forrest
Gherkin Cycle path
a boat in Spreewald along the cycle path
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Gherkins Cycle Path

Spree Forest romantic on the Gherkins Cycle Path.

Explore the Upper and Lower Spree Forest. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the quiet Spree River from the towns of Lübben or Lübbenau.

Easy
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Individual arrival. The metropolitan city in the Lausitz region is one of Germany’s greenest cities with several parks. The Branitz Park, laid out by Prince Pückler, the castle, the pyramids, and the old town with its fortress and fascinating architecture are definitely worth seeing. There are many restaurants to choose from to round out your evening.

Burg, the gate to the Spree Forest is reached quickly. A short sidetrip to the museum of white storks is recommended. The route brings you to Lehde, the famous village in Spree Forest with his origin character. Many farm houses are reachable only by pedestrian bridges or by boat. The most important transport vehicle still is the boat. The open air museum is worth a visit.

You leave Lübbenau but not before enjoying the varied shops at one of the little ports. In Lübben you reach the Lower Spree Forest. You have now to decide to cycle via Golßen or taking the route via Köthener See. An excursion to the Tropical Island (to be organized by your own) would be worth it

The lakes Neuendorfer and Groß Leuthener See offer lots of bathing fun before you cycle to the most beautiful village within the Lower Spree Forest – Schlepzig. Here many attractions are waiting – a regional Museum of farmers, a private brewery, the information center Spree Forest and some nice locations to drink and eat something. Passing the wonderful landscape of lakes you cycle back to Lübben.

If you want you can have a paddle tour with a canoe to experience the Spree Forest from the river side (organized by yourselves) for one or two hours. With your bike you cycle then till Burg. You may want to take a small detour through Alt Zauche to Straupitz and visit the church conceptualized by the late architect, Schinkel. The linseed oil mill is also a great point of interest.

You cycle on the former Spree Forest train trail. You pass the stork village Dissen with the interesting museum of local history. You experience the successful renaturation of the Spree between Dissen and Maiberg. Then you arrive in Peitz an old fortress town and cycle through the lakes of Peitz. Before reaching Cottbus you should take a look into the brown coal mining Lakoma.

Tour character

Easy to cycle. Route without gradients in mostly flat areas.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Cottbus
  Season 1
24.04.2021 - 15.05.2021
13.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

Daily
Season 2
16.05.2021 - 12.09.2021

Daily
Gurken-Cycle Path, 7 days, cat. A, DE-BERCC-07A
Base price
599.00
669.00
Surcharge single room 220.00 220.00
Gurken-Cycle Path, 7 days, cat. B, DE-BERCC-07B
Base price
469.00
519.00
Surcharge single room 220.00 220.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 2** and 3*** hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Daily
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Daily
Gurken-Cycle Path, 7 days, cat. A, DE-BERCC-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Gurken-Cycle Path, 7 days, cat. B, DE-BERCC-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
599.00
220.00
469.00
220.00
669.00
220.00
519.00
220.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 2** and 3*** hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Cottbus A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Cottbus B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
80.00
125.00
62.50
100.00
80.00
125.00
62.50
100.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Cottbus
  Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Daily
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021

Daily
Cottbus A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 80.00 80.00
Extra night sgl/bb 125.00 125.00
Cottbus B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 62.50 62.50
Extra night sgl/bb 100.00 100.00
Filter
Rental bike 8-gear
Rental bike 24-gear
Electric bike
70.00
70.00
160.00

Services and infos

Services

Inluded:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers, Travel guide only in German)

 

  • 1x Spree Forest souvenir
  • 1 Entrée Pickle museum Lehde incl. tasting
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Cottbus train station
  • Berlin or Dresden airport
  • Public Multiy-storey car park costs approx. EUR 7 to 12 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Manfred Prüfer DE | 15.07.2020
Spreewald / Gurkenradweg
Schöne Radwege, gute Ausschilderung, romantische Orte und gute Hotels mit (trotz Corona) reichhaltigen Frühstück.
Marcella Manzl
Marcella Manzl answered:
Was kann man sich als Reiseveranstalter noch mehr wünschen, also so eine tolle Bewertung!? Haben Sie vielen Dank dafür, Herr Prüfer!

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