What does the region have to offer cyclists?
The Lusatian Lakeland is a unique water landscape where visitors will discover something new around every corner. The best way to explore the birth of this new waterworld is by bike. An extensive network of cycle paths together with numerous marked routes for longer tours offers cyclists the perfect blend of leisurely pedalling and good exercise. There are well-maintained asphalt paths throughout this emerging holiday region. Almost all are closed to motorised vehicles. The paths are broad and predominantly flat and so are suitable for all-comers. Loops around individual lakes offer a variety of options for days out.
A total of seven long-distance and themed cycle routes run through the Lusatian Lakeland. On the 191km Seenland Route, cyclists can witness the emergence of Europe’s biggest man-made waterscape at close hand. Time after time, breathtaking views of the emergent lakes open up along the newly created shorelines. Along the way, you will see lakes at various stages of being flooded and experience a landscape in the midst of change where ragged shorelines are slowly being flooded to become lakes with swimming beaches and marinas. The Lower Lusatia Mining Route is an exciting journey of discovery through more than 150 years of mining history and uncovers the origins of the Lusatian Lakeland. Spanning more than 500 kilometres, this long-distance cycle route offers a blend of industrial heritage, interesting villages, impressive opencast mines and post-mining landscapes that have been renatured. The Frog Route and the Spree Cycle Route connect the Lusatian Lakeland with regional cycle networks across the whole of Lusatia.
Variously themed single-day cycle routes offer a great way to explore the many facets of the Lusatian Lakeland. Ranging in distance from 20 to 60 kilometres, most are designed as circular routes and so are perfect for a day out.