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Cycling along the German-Polish border

Fabian Huester

Cycling along the German-Polish border

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6-12

days

3-6 h

/ day

394 mi

7,425 ft

9,525 ft

The Oder-Neisse cycle path takes you from the Czech Republic along the German-Polish border to the Baltic Sea. First you cycle along the Neisse through wild and romantic forests, past beautiful meadows and colorful fields. Wide, green meadows, wonderful nature reserves and the unique Lower Oder Valley National Park await you on the Oder and provide unforgettable highlights in untouched nature. Finally, you reach the mouth of the Oder with the Szczecin Lagoon, the island of Usedom and the Baltic Sea.

You cover almost 400 miles (650 kilometers) on the Oder-Neisse cycle path, which you can cycle in nine stages. The starting point is at the Neisse spring near Nová Ves nad Nisou in the Czech Republic. The regional train from Liberec takes you to Smržovka, about 1.8 miles (three kilometers) from the source, or Jablonec nad Nisou, about three miles (five kilometers) from the source. The destination of the long-distance cycle route is Ahlbeck on the Baltic Sea. From the Baltic seaside resort you can easily travel home by train to Stralsund or Poland.

On the way you can enjoy the fascinating and untouched nature along the very well developed cycle path. But you can also look forward to a lot of history along the German-Polish border as well as pretty old towns and romantic little villages in wonderfully rural surroundings. In these villages you will always find places to stop for refreshments. You are also well taken care of in the stage destinations, even if they are villages. You have a good choice of accommodation and food everywhere. In summer and on weekends, however, it is worth reserving accommodation so that you can look forward to a safe place to sleep in the evening and the bike tour will be a great experience.

There are also stations along the route and in some stage towns, so you can shorten the tour by train if the weather doesn't play along or you just want to ride a few stages. But whether you're driving the entire route from the source to the Baltic Sea or just parts of it, the Oder-Neisse cycle path will make you rave.

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Oder-Neiße-Radweg

393 mi

7,500 ft

9,600 ft

Last updated: January 5, 2022

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All stages of the bicycle route along the German-Polish border

  • Difficult
    03:17
    32.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,750 ft
    3,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Starting point of the Oder-Neisse Cycle Route is on the Neisse source at Nová Ves nad Nisou (Neudorf) in the Czech Republic. You can reach us by public transport to Smržovka, which is about three kilometers from the source, or to Jablonec nad Nisou, from here it is about five kilometers to the starting

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  • Intermediate
    04:07
    41.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    725 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The second stage of the Oder-Neiße cycle path begins, as the first stage on the previous day has stopped: flat, slightly sloping paths lead you past colorful fields and lush meadows. After ten kilometers, you dive into the wild and romantic monastery forest, where you follow the loop of the Neisse and

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  • Intermediate
    04:05
    44.4 mi
    10.9 mph
    875 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Even today it is mostly downhill, although there are some minor counter climbs waiting for you on your journey along the Neisse. The first kilometers of the third stage you cycle straight past the Rothenburg / Görlitz airfield and then reach the banks of the Neisse. From now on the route will be a bit

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  • Intermediate
    03:53
    39.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    375 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fourth stage along the Neisse is almost slope-free in the style of a river bike path and even slightly sloping on long stretches.

    

    After the start you will be greeted by fields and meadows behind the forest, which are interrupted here and there by small wooded areas. The bike path usually runs directly

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    47.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    675 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From the center of Eisenhüttenstadt you cycle to the bank of the Oder at the beginning of the fifth stage. On the smooth asphalt of the Deichradwegs you roll comfortably along the wide stream. From the sublime dike you can enjoy beautiful views over the water and wide meadows.

    

    After a small climb you

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  • Difficult
    05:05
    55.1 mi
    10.9 mph
    375 ft
    425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    After spending the night in Poland, you cycle back to Germany at the beginning of the sixth stage and continue your cycle tour on the Oderdeich Cycle Path. The pleasant flat route leads you directly along the Oder and past its picturesque meadows. This magnificent nature is occasionally adorned by small

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  • Difficult
    05:21
    53.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,100 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Schwedt you drive directly back to the Alte Oder and thus into the unique National Park Lower Oder Valley. If you do not just want to admire the wonderful polder landscape from the bike, make a stop at one of the observation huts or towers. With a little patience, you can also watch birds.

    

    Finally

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    50.8 mi
    9.8 mph
    800 ft
    850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The eighth stage of the Oder-Neisse Cycle Path begins slightly hilly. You cycle from Blankensee past picturesque fields in a steady up and down and then dive into a romantic landscape of quiet forests and vast meadows. Through the tranquility of nature you drive past the Neuwarper See and on to the Stettiner

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    29.4 mi
    10.3 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last leg of the Oder-Neisse Cycle Route, you can really take your time to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. The stage is relatively short and therefore a wonderful end of the bike ride.

    

    Right behind Anklam you will find the Peenetalmoor Nature Reserve, where lookout towers give you the opportunity

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    394 mi
  • Duration
    38:27 h
  • Elevation
    7,425 ft9,525 ft

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