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Between knights, industry and rivers – cycling in Salzgitter in Lower Saxony

Between knights, industry and rivers – cycling in Salzgitter in Lower Saxony

Bike Touring Collection by Tourismus Salzgitter

7

Tours

14:35 h

127 mi

3,650 ft

In Lower Saxony in Germany, lies a hidden gem for cycle touring – the Salzgitter region. With beautiful landscapes, impressive industry, a rich history marked by feuds between rival knightly families, and the so-called ‘white gold’, the town and the surrounding region have heaps to explore.

It’s easy to spend a few peaceful hours in and around the water of the idyllic Salzgitter Lake, the Heerter Lake European reserve, and the Fuhse River, especially in summer. In addition, you can visit numerous historical manors and castles which are ideal destinations for a bike ride. The region’s more recent industrial history is also interesting to see by bike. The disused collieries, imposing smelting works, and sprawling industrial estates make the town the third-largest industrial hub in Lower Saxony today.

Here, we present seven Tours around Salzgitter that showcase different sides of the region. We’ve included something for everyone, from short adventures under 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) to 40-kilometre (25-mile) rides that include lots of exciting stops and refreshments. You can ride all Tours with a touring bike problem-free as the paths are asphalt or dirt track and always bike-friendly.

Have fun exploring!

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    Intermediate
    01:07
    7.13 mi
    6.4 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the very south of Salzgitter, this short pleasure tour keeps what its name promises. For conquering a small ascent, the Schäferstuhl rewards you with equally great views over Salzgitter-Bad and the Harz Mountains. Especially on weekends you can watch gliders and motorized planes at the airfield.If your feet and calves need to cool down afterwards, after a short …

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  • Easy
    01:14
    11.2 mi
    9.0 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On just 18 kilometers, the southwest loop of Route 31 offers a lot to look at and linger. You can also discover a lot of educational information about the origins of the city of Salzgitter along the way.The brine spa town of Salzgitter-Bad is the ideal starting point. Across the historic old town, we continue to lattice to the …

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  • Difficult
    02:24
    20.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The southeast loop of Route 31 leads mostly through small villages and rural areas over dirt roads and unpaved ground. You can ride the tour well with normal trekking bikes or mountain bikes.On the way, a manor, a castle and the Lobmachtersen water tower are waiting to be discovered by you, as is the small but fine St. Mary's Church. The focus, however, is on an undisturbed experience of nature.

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    20.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The effort of pedaling rewards this 30-kilometer route with a variety of highlights. Along the Salzgittersee, which offers numerous opportunities for recreational activities and breaks in the large pirate playground, the tour leads to Lichtenberg Castle and the Salder Castle Museum with its Stone Age garden.On the northwest loop of Route 31 you will get to know Salzgitter from …

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    25.1 mi
    9.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Pure industry - on this route, small villages alternate with the large industrial sites of Volkswagen, Salzgitter AG, MAN and Alstom. On this northeast loop of Route 31 you will get impressive insights into the large industrial landscape of Salzgitter, the lock and the Konrad shaft.The constant change between industry and rural idyll is what makes this bike tour …

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  • Intermediate
    01:55
    16.7 mi
    8.7 mph
    125 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Fuhsetour leads from the source in the Oderwald to behind the Salzgittersee to Broistedt on large sections directly along the Fuhse. On the way you can enjoy both the beautiful nature and some cultural highlights.Start is the western edge of the Oderwald. From here it goes past Groß Flöthe to Flachstöckheim. The old manor there is idyllically located …

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    26.3 mi
    8.9 mph
    925 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This bike tour from the Oderwald to the Bodensteiner cliffs offers a lot of variety. The start is in Dorstadt, a place in the Wolfenbüttel district, where you can admire an old manor and monastery with an eventful, almost thousand-year history.Via many small villages, past beautiful views and many refreshment stops, you reach the Hainberge Mountains via Salzgitter, where …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    127 mi
  • Duration
    14:35 h
  • Elevation
    3,650 ft

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