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6 stages through Brandenburg free to Theodor Fontane

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6 stages through Brandenburg free to Theodor Fontane

Bike Touring Collection by Reiseland Brandenburg

6

Tours

20:56 h

214 mi

2,475 ft

Wherever you are in Brandenburg this year, Theodor Fontane is not far away. The poet, who comes from Neuruppin, set out 150 years ago to travel the country around Berlin: on foot, by coach, and by train. What he experienced during his expeditions he described in his five-volume work "Wanderungen through Mark Brandenburg". We are taking his 200th birthday as an opportunity for you to dust off Fontane and bring his rotten bones back to life - by bicycle on six daily stages.

For the tours of our collection, you don't have to buy Fontane's books - much too heavy for your luggage! And cycling with Fontane isn't a heavy fare for the hardcore culture freaks either. The beautiful nature in the land of 3,000 lakes is the focus of our tours.

If you like, you can start in the Fontane town of Neuruppin. Picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Ruppin, a cycle route runs around Brandenburg's longest lake and always offers beautiful views of the water - don't forget your swimsuit! On the cycle route to the historic town centers on the section from Neuruppin to Wittstock (Dosse), where this year's Landesgartenschau takes place, you will experience flower dreams. The route leads past the beautiful Kyritzer Seenkette, which invites you to swim. If you are looking for nature by the water and would like to combine cycling and swimming on hot days, then the route around the Potsdam Havel lakes is just right for you. Not only Fontane but also Albert Einstein found his summer paradise here. The cycle route "Mit Ribbecks Birne auf Du & Du" to Ribbeck in Havelland is a perfect example of Fontane's famous pear poem. Get off the bike and search for the legendary pear tree. The "Königstour im Oderbruch" is a royal pleasure for nature lovers. This easternmost part of Brandenburg unfolds its austere charm and spreads out under a wide sky. If you want to experience the fascination of the Spreewald and discover picturesque villages and towns, cycle along the Spreeradweg in southern Brandenburg from Cottbus via Peitz, Burg, and Lübbenau to Lübben.

All the routes are independent of each other and well connected to the regional rail network, so you can arrive and depart easily.

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    Easy
    01:43
    16.9 mi
    9.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour leads on 26 kilometers around the longest lake of Brandenburg in the footsteps of Fontane through idyllic landscapes. Do not forget your bathing suit in the summer!On the Seedamm you cross the Ruppin lake and cycle to Wuthenow. Once there, you should take a look at the village church designed by Baumeister Schinkel. Inside, she guards a painting depicting Neuruppin's oldest cityscape.

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  • Intermediate
    04:44
    50.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    675 ft
    625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour combines nature with history (s), as it leads you through beautiful rivers and lakes between the historic city centers in Neuruppin and Wittstock (Dosse).On this 74-kilometer day tour you will discover small rivers, lake, meadow and forest landscapes and the interesting old towns of Neuruppin, Wusterhausen, Kyritz and Wittstock. You can also drive the route in the opposite direction and start in Wittstock (Dosse).

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    21.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The 34-kilometer round trip around the Potsdam Havel lakes makes good mood right off the bat: in addition to many cultural highlights, there are also bathing spots and beautiful views of nature, which already made Einstein and Fontane happy.From Potsdam central station you cycle out of town via the Leipziger and Templiner Straße. The Waldbad am Templiner See already …

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  • Easy
    01:39
    17.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Havelland old legends come to life: on this 28-kilometer tour through the heath, forests and the Havelländische Luch you will discover a lot of Märkische history, especially that of Herr von Ribbeck from Fontane's famous poem.The round trip begins and ends at Nauen station, which you can reach several times per hour from Berlin using the regional express …

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  • Difficult
    06:04
    60.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Without the Old Fritz today would be a bike ride in the Oderbruch not to think at all, but the former King of Prussia but for the drainage of this wetland. Anyone who is on the eastern edge of Brandenburg today will be fascinated by the flat landscape under the wide sky. That's what makes the 98 kilometer-long "royal tour" a royal pleasure.

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  • Difficult
    04:35
    47.5 mi
    10.4 mph
    350 ft
    450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Who does not think about cucumbers and boat trips at the Spreewald? The water labyrinth, unique in Europe, has so many faces with its rivers and canals, meadows and forests: magical light moods, rare plant and animal species, quiet nature, customs and traditions.On the Spreeradweg from Cottbus to Lübben you can experience much of the fascination of this legendary …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    214 mi
  • Duration
    20:56 h
  • Elevation
    2,475 ft

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