Itinerary at a glance
Dense forests and the waterways of the Spree accompany you along the Gurkenradweg (Cucumber Cycle Path). Visit the White Stork Center in Vetschau and explore the municipality of Burg. Cottbus shines with plenty of green spaces, such as in Branitz Landscape Park.
The "green city" of Cottbus awaits your visit with the world-famous landscape park Branitz of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, the Spreeauenpark and the zoo.
Today's cycling stage takes you to Lübbenau, where you can explore an old town worth seeing. On the way in Vetschau, a detour to the white stork center is worthwhile. In Lehde, a listed Spreewald village, you will learn interesting facts about the tradition of cucumber cultivation in Germany's unique cucumber museum. Also worthwhile is a visit to the open-air museum Lehde, which is dedicated to life in the Spreewald in the 19th century. Afterwards you cycle to Lübbenau, where a worth seeing old town awaits you.
You cycle the Gherkin cycle path from Lübbenau first to Lübben and then into the western Lower Spree Forest. A loop via Golßen finally leads you back to Lübben - today's destination. In Golßen, a stop at the farm store of the Spreewaldhof gherkin factory is worthwhile.
Experience nature and enjoy active recreation on a round trip through the Lower Spree Forest. Via Lubolz, northwest of Lübben, the trail leads you to Krausnick with its Kreuzkirche church. The nearby Wehlaberg is with 144 m height the highest elevation of the Krausnick mountains. From the wooden lookout tower you have a comprehensive panoramic view over the vastness of the Spreewald. Passing the Köthener See and Groß Wasserburg, you will finally pass various groups of ponds and reach Lübben again.
At the end of your bike tour, explore the idyllic Spree Forest community of Burg. It originated as a scattered settlement in the 6th century and represents the largest village in Germany in terms of area. Try "cottage cheese and flax oil ice cream" or "cucumber ice cream", to which we are happy to invite you in Burg.
On this stage you cycle through the Peitzer Teichlandschaft back to Cottbus. Covering 1,000 hectares, the pond area is home to numerous animal and plant species, some of which are endangered species.
This tour is mostly flat on very well maintained, mostly asphalt bike paths.
Prices and dates
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation as indicated
- Luggage transfer
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- 1 entry to the Gherkin museum in Lehde
- 2 scoops of Spreewald ice cream in Burg/Spreewald
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Cottbus train station
- Berlin or Dresden airport
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!
- This tour is a partner tour.
- Minimum number of participants: 2