Leipzig is surrounded by a wide, open landscape with countless lakes that are perfect to swim and relax. Big and small rivers meander in playful loops in and around the city, carving through wide fields, colourful meadows and ancient forests. With a multitude of well-developed cycle paths, the region around Leipzig is best explored on two wheels. In Leipzig, you can ride through wonderful nature during the day and enjoy the vibrant city at night – a perfect mix.
In this Collection, we show you the seven most beautiful bike Tours around Leipzig. Varying in length from 32 to 65 miles (52 to 105 km), the routes are ideal day rides. If you want to relax and take a whole weekend, you can split the longer tours into two stages. On the way, you will find plenty of places to stay overnight and stop for food and drink. In addition, you can easily reach all the cycle paths by public transport from Leipzig.
The Tours introduce you to the well-known Elbe and Elster cycle paths, as well as great themed routes in the Leipzig area. You will immerse yourself in the largest contiguous fruit-growing area in Saxony and learn more about the transformation of the former open-cast mining landscape. With wonderful spots to relax in nature, which is reclaiming the region, Leipzig makes for a perfect cycling destination.
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The starting point of the bike path is on the banks of the Elbe in Torgau. With the S4 or the Regional Express you can be in Torgau in half an hour from Leipzig.To start, you cycle through the historic center and then leave the city to the west. Past wide fields, meadows and romantic ponds you cycle into the Presseler Heidewald and moor area. Surrounded by fabulous nature, you drive here under shady trees.
The Obstland route takes you through the largest contiguous fruit growing area in Saxony. The circuit starts in Leisnig. The Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (RB 110) takes you from Leipzig Central Station to the starting point in just under an hour.From Leisnig train station you cycle along the Freiberger Mulde and follow the river out of the village. After you have crossed the water, you drive past wide meadows, fields and the first fruit tree plantations towards the northwest.
The Elster Cycle Path passes Leipzig, which is ideal for a section of the day. The Erfurt train takes you from Leipzig Central Station to Profen in half an hour, where you board the Elster cycle path.On a slightly downhill route, you cycle on beautiful paths near the Weißen Elster and the Schwennigke, which flows in parallel here. In Pegau you can take a first break and continue to follow the course of the Weißen Elster with new strength.