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Cycle longer on your e-bike – day Tours from Leipzig to the Saale Valley

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Cycle longer on your e-bike – day Tours from Leipzig to the Saale Valley

Bike Touring Collection by GIANT Germany

8

Tours

28:30 h

302 mi

13,125 ft

The days are getting longer again, tree branches are showing their first flashes of green and you can ride your bike again without gloves and a winter jacket – now is the time to go exploring! To help you start right away, we’ve put together a Collection of eight extensive day Tours for you from the Leipzig Bay to the densely wooded slopes of the Saale Valley in the Thuringian Forest. With a distance of more than 60 kilometres (37 miles) and some metres of climbing (especially in the Saale Valley), these Tours are great for an e-bike adventure. Of course, they’re also a perfect choice to put your new touring bike or gear through its paces.

There are eight routes to choose from: through the Leipzig Riverside Forest with its small rivers and canals, around the Leipziger Neuseenland lakeland, into the Ore Mountains on river cycle paths and up and down through the Saale Valley in the Thuringian Forest. The extra power of an e-bike really comes into its own in the Thuringian Forest, so you’ll manage the climbs with ease.

Are you eager to get going, but still don’t have the right bike or gear? Take a look at our GIANT stores in Leipzig and Rudolstadt. Here, you can find the right two-wheeled companion, panniers and tools for your adventures.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Durchs Schwarzatal zur Lichtetalsperre – Tagestouren von Leipzig bis in Saaletal

    03:56
    41.5 mi
    10.5 mph
    3,225 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Schwarzatal is one of the many hidden gems in Thuringia and is definitely worth an extended bike tour. You follow the course of the river on mainly well-paved paths up to the Lichtetalsperre, where you can let your gaze wander over the beautiful landscape and imagine that there is an entire village

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  2. 03:26
    39.4 mi
    11.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this day tour you ride part of the really enchanting Saaleradweg, which has long been a fixture on the must-have-cycled list for long-distance cyclists. You will also be whisked away to the beautiful hinterland of Thuringia, where the Orlaradweg will reveal a less touristy but no less idyllic side

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  4. 03:36
    36.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This ride is something for tight calves - even with an electric drive. More than 1,000 meters of altitude await you on this almost 60-kilometer round trip through the southern Ore Mountains - and most of it in one go. In any case, the effort is worth it: the view from the Auersberg is phenomenal and

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  5. 03:59
    38.4 mi
    9.6 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Your e-bike is required on this tour: A lively up and down, which adds up to a total of 900 meters in altitude over 61 kilometers, means there is no chance of boredom. The beautiful nature of the Mulde valley in the Ore Mountains also contributes to this.

    

    You start in Bad Schlema at the train station

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  6. 04:02
    45.2 mi
    11.2 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Water rats, beach lovers and sun worshipers will find everything their hearts desire on this extended tour of the Leipzig New Lake District. The Cospudener, Zwenkauer and Störmthaler See are relatively close together and are waiting for you to cycle. Also on site: cafes, kiosks and various water sports

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  7. 04:20
    44.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Auwald is one of the most beautiful local recreation areas in Leipzig and it goes without saying that cycling is excellent here. This tour takes you over a small loop to the Connewitzer lock, but then in a northwesterly direction to the Raßnitzer See. You're on the road for a total of 71 kilometers

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  8. 02:26
    26.5 mi
    10.8 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This trip can hardly be surpassed in terms of versatility. Not only exciting architecture like the mountain church in Beucha await you, but also the impressive Westbruch with its sensational view, the idyllic Grillensee and the historic Gut Mölkau.

    

    Let's start at our GIANT Store in Leipzig. On the way

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  9. 02:44
    30.5 mi
    11.2 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is something for bathing enthusiasts: three lakes in the north of Leipzig invite you to take a dip. The tour itself has no particular difficulties or altitude - only the sometimes quite brisk headwind can be a bit difficult. In summer temperatures, however, it is also a blessing.

    

    You start directly

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  10. GIANT Store Leipzig

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Whether it's a downhill-capable MTB, an elegant city bike or a touring bike for globetrotters - you're sure to find the right dream bike at the GIANT Store in Leipzig - if you like, even with an extra portion of e-power. In addition to the two-wheelers, there are also accessories, clothing and spare parts.

    Opening hours can be found here: giant-leipzig.de

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  11. GIANT Store Rudolstadt

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the GIANT Store in Rudolstadt you will find a wide selection of bikes - from city bikes to trekking bikes suitable for cycling tours to racing or gravel bikes and everything with optional e-support. There are also plenty of accessories and suitable clothing - if your beloved bike bag broke on your trip on the Saale Cycle Path, you will definitely find a replacement here. Of course you will also find tools and spare parts.

    You can find opening times and offers at giant-rudolstadt.de.

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    Tip by Sebastian Kowalke

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Highlights
    2
  • Distance
    302 mi
  • Duration
    28:30 h
  • Elevation
    13,125 ft

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