The most beautiful themed bike rides in the heather region of Uelzen

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Heideregion Uelzen

Picturesque heath landscapes that stretch between enchanted forests. Idyllic lakes and rivers glistening like precious jewels in the sun. Colorful fields, fragrant meadows and unique nature reserves where you can observe rare birds. Traditional heath villages and historical mills that welcome you on your bike rides and give you an insight into past days - this is the heath region around Uelzen.

In the ADFC-RadReiseRegion Heideregion Uelzen you will find an approximately 550-mile (900-kilometer) long network of cycle routes which take you on exciting day trips. This Collection presents the eleven most beautiful theme bike tours in the Heidereigon Uelzen. The rides are between 15 and 35 miles (24 and 55 kilometers) long and mostly flat. Depending on the bike tour, you can immerse yourself in the wonderful unspoiled nature, pass bird sanctuaries where you can observe cranes and other bird species, or cycle from one charming heath village to the next and learn something about the way of life and history of the region.

You can easily get to the individual themed bike tours in the Heideregion Uelzen by public transport, such as the train or the free bicycle buses, which run from June to the beginning of October on weekends. There will also be food and drink on the way. Various small cafés and inns invite you to take a break along the routes or at the starting points of the Tours. Here you can spoil yourself with regional delicacies such as heather potatoes. All your senses will be addressed when cycling in the Heideregion Uelzen and you can already now prepare for an unforgettable time.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    01:27
    15.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour takes you on a 24 kilometer route through the beautiful landscape of the Uelzen basin, shaped by the ice age, which is made up of fertile fields, terminal moraines, heaths and pine forests. Highlights are on the way the namesake of the tour: the Rundlingsdorf Lübeln and the "giant of Lüder".Let's start the tour in Bad Bodenteich. From here you cycle through the flat landscape of the Uelzener basin towards the south. It goes past sprawling fields and lush meadows. You can let your gaze wander in the distance while cycling to small villages and picturesque woodland. Then you reach the Rundlingsdorf Lübeln. Here you can admire the special form of settlement while rolling through the village and strengthen yourself in one of the inns.Afterwards you continue past the Elbe-Seitenkanal and the nature reserve Schweimker Moor / Lüderbruch, where you may be lucky enough to see cranes. Shortly before you reach Bad Bodenteich again, you drive through Lüder. Here stands in front of St. Bartholomew's Church the "giant of Lüder" - a huge boulder. After having a look around the church, you drive back to the other side of the Elbe-Seitenkanal, where the starting point is Bad Bodenteich.

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    22.7 mi
    10.6 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The open-air museum Suhlendorf is the focus of this 36-kilometer round trip. Past old mills, you will cycle to the museum, where you can discover workplaces and workshops of various craft trades.The starting point of the bike tour is Bad Bodenteich. From here you drive along picturesque forests and wide fields north. On the way to Suhlendorf, you will pass old watermills surrounded by shrubs and trees on sparkling waterways. About halfway you then reach the open-air museum in Suhlendorf, which focuses on mills and miller craft. But you can also find exhibitions there on other trades, such as shoemaker, potter, blacksmith or saddler. In the baker's bakery you can buy fresh baked goods to fortify you.After a long visit to Suhlendorf it goes back to Bad Bodenteich. On an almost flat stretch you cycle comfortably past colorful fields and green meadows. You can let your eyes wander over the wide landscape. Back at the starting point, it is worth visiting the Bodenteich castle to round off the day.

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    29.1 mi
    10.4 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike ride takes you 46 kilometers past farmhouses and potato-makers, where the tasty heather potatoes are grown. This thrives particularly well in the loamy sandy soils of the heath region Uelzen.Let's start the round trip in the small heather village Rosche. From here you cycle southwest through a wide open landscape. On the left and right side of the road are potato fields and every now and then little woodland. On a largely flat stretch, you drive on pleasant paved roads to the Elbe side channel and finally cross it. On the other side of the river you follow the playful runs of small rivers, like the Ilmenau, which brings you to Uelzen. Here, on about halfway the bike ride, you can take a leisurely break, stroll through the old town and stop in peace.Rested and freshly strengthened, you then make your way back: After you have crossed the Elbe side channel again, you dive back into a wide field and meadow landscape, which is characterized by the cultivation of heather potatoes, and cycle through this backdrop back to the starting point Rosche.

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    29.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Past colorful fields, wide meadows and through shady forests, this almost 48-kilometer cycle tour takes you to the garden of 800 trees, where you can take a leisurely break and let the variety of plants affect you.In Ebstorf it starts. From here you cycle into the vast country idyll of the Heideregion. On almost completely flat route you drive south. You pass the nature reserve Mönchsbruch, where you can enjoy playful streams and untouched nature. At the southernmost tip of the round and halfway you reach Suderburg. Here you can take a break and relax.Strengthened you step on the way back, which leads you first along the Hardau and then brings you across wide fields and meadows to Melzingen. Here you can be enchanted by over 800 species of plants from around the world in the arboretum. Finally, the accompanying café invites to a relaxing break with coffee and cake. With unique impressions from the large garden and with new forces you cycle the last few kilometers comfortably back to the starting point of the tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    28.8 mi
    9.9 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 46-kilometer cycle path takes you through a wide landscape of fields and meadows and finally into the magnificent Süsing. The wild and romantic forest is the centerpiece of the round trip.From Wessenstedt you cycle to Ebstorf, where you can take a first break at the monastery. From here, head north over the Heathed Heath I to Süsing. The vast forest area welcomes you with untouched nature. On forest trails you cycle in the shade of tall trees and listen to the rustle of the leaves. After crossing the forest area, you will drive over Velgen and Barum past wide fields and green meadows. Before you reach the starting point again, you can take a leisurely break in Oldendorf II in the meadow café and spoil yourself with delicious cake and delicious coffee.

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    24.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The slightly hilly Sunday tour takes you on 39 kilometers through the terminal moraine landscape of the Heideregion Uelzen. On the way you always have the opportunity to take a break in small farm shops and cafes.Let's start the round trip in Ebstorf. From here you cycle through the wildly romantic Bobenwald, which spoils you with its shady trees and the proximity to nature. After you have crossed the forest, you dive into an idyllic field and meadow landscape. Finally, you underpass the Elbe side channel and can take a break on the other side at Jastorfer See. In the bird sanctuary you have the opportunity to observe rare animals with a little patience.A few kilometers later, you will again cross under the Elbe side canal, pass the Lohn nature reserve and cycle comfortably back to the starting point Ebstorf. Here you can visit the monastery at the end of the Sunday tour.

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  • Easy
    01:38
    17.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 27-kilometer circular tour takes you to the nearly 70-acre Ellerndorfer juniper heath. This highlight of the bike tour is an experience and worth a long break at any time of the year.Let's start the easy bike tour in Ebstorf. Through colorful fields and wide meadows you cycle southwest. In doing so, you will always come across shady tree groups and pass through traditional heathland such as Linden or Ellerndorf. Shortly after Ellerndorf you reach the juniper heath. Here it is worthwhile turning off your bike and exploring the heathland on the narrow sandy paths. Afterwards you can stop in the old sheepfold, which is used as a café during the summer.Then you continue on and reach the small settlement Bode, where you can pay a small visit to the remains of the castle Bode. Via the heath village Hanstedt I you cycle back to the starting point to Ebstorf, where you can conclude the day with a visit to the monastery Ebstorf.

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    34.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 55-kilometer circuit takes you on a largely flat route from Uelzen past nature conservation and bird sanctuaries, where you may be lucky enough to see cranes.From Uelzen you cycle under the Elbe side canal and dive on the other side of the river into a wonderfully wide field and meadow landscape. In Hanstedt II you have the chance to observe cranes for the first time, because here you will find a NABU breeding habitat for cranes. Shortly after you reach Molbath, where you can let your gaze wander from an observation platform over the wetland. Here live on the one hand, the rare moor frog, whose males in the mating season in April and May turns blue, and on the other hand, the crane has here his breeding ground. At the bird sanctuary Ostheide it then goes back to the Elbe side canal, which you cross again to get to the starting point for Uelzen.In Uelzen it is worthwhile to visit the station for a comprehensive visit at the end of the day. It was redesigned according to the specifications of the well-known artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, which makes it one of the most beautiful stations in the world today.

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  • Easy
    01:39
    17.6 mi
    10.7 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Old churches, pretty chapels and historic farmhouses can be found in the innumerable small villages of the Heideregion Uelzen. The 28 kilometer bike tour takes you through the most beautiful of these heath villages.From the starting point Suhlendorf it goes to wide fields and fragrant meadows over towards Rosche. On the way you can observe moor frogs, nightingales and cranes in a small biotope in the heath village Molbarth with some patience. Behind Rosche you reach Dalldorf, where a historic stone chapel with a wooden tower invites you to take a break. Incidentally, this chapel used to be in the neighboring town of Göddenstedt and was later moved to its current location.At the end of the trail, you return to the starting point Suhlendorf, where you can end the day in the open-air museum, which focuses on mills and miller crafts.

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    25.9 mi
    10.3 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    As the name implies, this cozy round trip leads you across the country. In addition to wide fields and fragrant meadows, you will cycle along the 41-kilometer bike tour through charming little villages, where one or the other break is worthwhile.Start of the tour is in Bad Bevensen. From here you drive across the Elbe side canal and immediately dive into a beautiful country idyll on the other side. Without noticeable inclines you cycle comfortably past colorful fields and shady trees. Again and again you come through small heath villages, some of which have more than 1,000 years of history.In Himbergen you can make a stopover and visit the small private museum in the water tower. By appointment at 05828-206, Mrs. Elke Dreyer will be happy to show you the collection of paintings. Even a few miles away is worth a break in Altenmedingen to marvel at the small St. Mauritius Church. Afterwards we return to Bad Bevensen via the Elbe-side canal, where you can relax or spend the day in the spa park.

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  • Intermediate
    02:54
    28.5 mi
    9.8 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the 45-kilometer bike tour you will experience pure nature. The round worked out by NABU leads you through small nature reserves and the bird sanctuary Jastorfer See. So do not forget your binoculars to observe the beautiful nature and its animal inhabitants.The tour starts in Bad Bevensen at the Neptunbrunnen. From here you cycle past the nature reserve and flora-fauna-habitat area Lohn, under the Elbe-side canal and on the other side you reach the Jastorfer See. On the shore, you can pull out your binoculars and watch the many birds, such as cormorants and gray herons, who have found a safe home here.You cycle past the small villages of Testorf and Himbergen past the bird sanctuary Ostheide and the nature reserve Almstorfer Moor. In both areas you can take breaks and observe rare birds such as lark and Ortolane or just enjoy the beautiful nature. Then you drive back to the starting point Bad Bevensen via the Elbe side canal.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    274 mi
  • Duration
    27:00 h
  • Elevation
    6,400 ft

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