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Experience art, culture and handicrafts – Germany’s Mulde Cycle Path

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Experience art, culture and handicrafts – Germany’s Mulde Cycle Path

Bike Touring Collection by Leipzig Travel

6

Tours

14:45 h

126 mi

2,775 ft

Three routes, two sources, one destination – the Mulde Cycle Path winds its way 400 kilometres (250 mi) through the Mulde River’s varied landscape in Germany. You ride through spectacular scenery, passing towns steeped in history with castles, palaces and monasteries. This adventure is a real experience.

The Mulde is formed by the Freiberg and Zwickau Mulde rivers which flow together in Sermuth to become the Mulde River. Because of this geography, the Mulde Cycle Path forms the shape of a Y. The Freiberg Mulde rises in the Bohemian Ore Mountains and flows via Freiberg and Döbeln to Sermuth. The cycle path along the Zwickauer Mulde begins in Schöneck, the highest town in the Vogtland region, and leads through Zwickau and Glauchau to Sermuth. Both parts of the Mulde are a little demanding due to the altitude differences.

From Sermuth, where the united Mulde begins, the landscape changes. You leave the hills behind and enter the flat floodplains through which the river loops.

The Mulde Cycle Path is suitable for beginners, families and experienced cyclists alike, depending on the section. There’s something for everyone, not just in terms of scenery. The Leipzig region is surprisingly rich in culture and the lovingly restored medieval towns are wonderful places to explore.

Around Leisnig, Colditz and Grimma, you can visit countless castles and palaces: search for the ‘treasure of the one-eyed man’ at Mildenstein Castle’s interactive escape room, watch a concert at Colditz Castle’s ‘Colditz Classic’ event or marvel at the historic Pöppelmann Bridge in front of Grimma Castle.

Children will also be happy here – playgrounds, ferries and mills ensure they’ll be kept entertained.

In this Collection, we show you a few sections of the Mulde Cycle Path. The start and end points of the Tours are all accessible by train so you can leave your car at home. If you want to cycle the entire Mulde Cycle Path, take a look at this Collection: komoot.com/collection/1116903.

What are you waiting for? On your saddle, get set, go!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Leisnig to Grimma – fun and games for children along the Mulde Cycle Path

    Intermediate
    02:13
    18.6 mi
    8.3 mph
    550 ft
    575 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The route from Leisnig to Grimma not only offers well-developed cycle paths in a beautiful meadow landscape, but also runs along the railway line, which means that the length of the route can be adjusted at any time as desired.

    

    The tour starts in Leisnig. On the market square, next to the town hall, the

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  • Difficult
    02:23
    20.9 mi
    8.8 mph
    550 ft
    625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The cycle tour from Döbeln to Großbothen not only has something to offer in terms of landscape, but also leads past cultural centers that stand for a wide variety of events:

    

    - the monastery book arranges art workshops, readings, exhibitions and farmers' markets.

    klosterbuch.de/veranstaltungen/index.php

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  • Intermediate
    02:10
    18.3 mi
    8.4 mph
    650 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route takes you back in time - to the time of castles and palaces.

    

    Rochlitz Castle with its two towers "Lichte Jupe" and "Finstre Jupe" was built to secure the victory over the West Slavs. Learn more about the history of the castle on a guided tour or by visiting the permanent exhibition.

    schloss-rochlitz.de

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  • Intermediate
    01:54
    16.7 mi
    8.8 mph
    350 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The route from Grimma to Wurzen leads along a disused railway line, far away from roads, which is why this tour is ideal for family trips.

    

    The starting point of the tour is the train station in Grimma. Passing Grimma Castle, you can cross the Pöppelmann Bridge to the other side of the bank, where the

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  • Easy
    01:42
    14.6 mi
    8.6 mph
    200 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route takes you along the beautiful meadow landscape to places of German literary history, parks and beautiful vantage points.

    

    As the birthplace of the poet Joachim Ringelnatz, Wurzen also bears the unofficial nickname of Ringelnatzstadt. In the footsteps of Ringelnatz you can walk along the "Ringelnatz

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  • Intermediate
    04:21
    36.5 mi
    8.4 mph
    475 ft
    575 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The route from Eilenburg to Gruna runs along the merged Mulde. Here you can take the ferry to the other bank and follow the cycle path to Bad Düben. faehrhaus-gruna.de/unsere_faehre

    

    In Bad Düben it is worth stopping at the historic Obermühle. The watermill is the oldest of its kind in the region. With

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    126 mi
  • Duration
    14:45 h
  • Elevation
    2,775 ft

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