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Holiday in Germany – Discover Saxony-Anhalt by bike

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Holiday in Germany – Discover Saxony-Anhalt by bike

Bike Touring Collection by Reiseland Sachsen-Anhalt

8

Tours

18:08 h

174 mi

3,100 ft

Ancient cultural landscapes, countless bathing lakes, lush, green nature, and a dense network of cycle paths – Saxony-Anhalt is an excellent destination for your next cycling holiday. Despite all these highlights, the region in the east of Germany is still a real insider tip among touring cyclists. But since this summer is all about adventuring closer to home, now is the perfect opportunity to discover this corner of Germany, and the best way to do that is by bike.

In addition to its wild and romantic nature, Saxony-Anhalt boasts a wealth of cultural and historical sites from all eras of the last millennium. You will discover thousand-year-old castle ruins, pretty Renaissance palaces, and imposing steel remnants from industry which had a lasting impact on Saxony-Anhalt’s landscape.



We have put together two bike Tours for you, which you can ride in up to four stages per Tour (if you're ambitious, you can do them in less). The KOHLE | DAMPF | LICHT (coal, steam, light) cycle route follows the tracks of the coal industry from the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Lutherstadt Wittenberg to close to Leipzig. The Milde-Biese-Aland Tour takes you along the river of the same name in the northwest of Saxony-Anhalt.

The starting and finishing points of the Tours can be easily reached by public transport, so you can travel home comfortably by bus or train at the end of your adventure. On the way, you will find numerous guesthouses, inns, and campsites as well as restaurants and beer gardens, which are looking forward to your visit. At the end of both Tours, you can switch onto European Cycle Paths to continue your cycling adventure.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:12
    21.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    350 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the first stage of the COAL | STEAM | LICHT cycle route you travel through time. You start the section in the historic factory settlement Piesteritz, the largest car-free factory settlement in Germany. Your path then leads you through the old town of Wittenberg, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers insights into Martin Luther's time and some of its buildings are over 500 years old.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    25.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    550 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From the Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen you can reach the second stage of the KOHLE | STEAM | LICHT cycle route first to Zschornewitz, where you can see another typical factory …

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    34.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    575 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Also on the third stage of the KOHLE | STEAM | The LICHT cycle route alternates between wildly romantic nature and idyllic bathing lakes - with the glorious exception of …

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    27.0 mi
    9.5 mph
    750 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the fourth and last stage of the COAL | STEAM | The LICHT cycle route meanders you one last time through the deep, water-filled wounds of coal mining and …

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  • Intermediate
    01:16
    10.9 mi
    8.6 mph
    200 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the first stage of the Milde-Biese-Aland tour there is the former Hohenzollernschloss Letzlingen, old manor houses, pretty village kiches and a few historical mills that were once driven by …

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  • Intermediate
    01:12
    11.9 mi
    9.9 mph
    100 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the second stage of the Milde-Biese-Aland tour, you continue to drive along the enchanting Milde towards Kalbe. Along the way you will always find old buildings from different eras, …

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  • Difficult
    01:25
    12.1 mi
    8.6 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The third stage of the Milde-Biese-Aland-Tour leads past a marine radio station from World War II through a large bird sanctuary where many migrants and winter guests stay. But the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    30.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    300 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The fourth and last stage of the Milde-Biese-Aland tour leads from Brunau to Beuster, where you can either continue your journey on the Elbradweg or return to Letzlingen by public …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    174 mi
  • Duration
    18:08 h
  • Elevation
    3,100 ft

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