Adventurous themed ride in picturesque Cuxland

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Cuxland

With wind in your hair and salt on your skin, you cycle along the North Sea coast, past lively harbors and sleepy villages. You follow rivers through the endless expanse of the north, passing flowering meadows and wide fields. With the scent of nature in your nose, you drive through enchanted moors with unique flora and fauna, past large lakes, idyllic heathland and wild romantic forests.

In Cuxland, between the North Sea, Elbe and Weser, this unique idyll awaits you. You can experience the whole diversity of Cuxland on a 930-mile (1,500-kilometre) cycle path network. Twelve varied theme cycle paths lead you on 23 to 48 mile (38 to 63 kilometer) long circuits through the picturesque region, which the German Cyclists' Association included into their brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken". The routes can all be easily reached by public transport such as trains, buses or ferries.

In this Collection, we present you all twelve themed cycle paths, which — with their Low German names like "De Wusten", "De Utsicht" or "De Hoben" alone — make you want to go on a day trip through Cuxland. Each cycle path is dedicated to a specific theme, such as the coast, the view, the moors or the Geestland. With so much choice and variety, you can look forward to exciting rides and discover the Cuxland again and again.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:30
    24.0 mi
    9.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This approximately 36-kilometer bike ride takes you on mostly flat route through the lively port of Cuxhaven and the beautiful surrounding Cuxhaven.It starts at the station in Cuxhaven, at the level of the old fishing port. From there you cycle past the water tower through the city and out into the beautiful nature of the Cuxhaven surroundings. On flat paths you circle the idyllic nature reserve Küstenheide. When you cross the old ammunition depot, which is located in a quiet forest, you can finally pedal a bit, because it is slightly uphill. On the other side you reach Fanzenburg, where you can take a leisurely break in one of the local cafés.Freshly strengthened, the tour leads you through wide fields and meadows back to the starting point Cuxhaven. Here you will pass the New Fishery Harbor and the Fish Mile on the last few meters, where you will find countless fish stalls where you can indulge in culinary delights at the end of the tour.

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  • Intermediate
    03:33
    36.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the approximately 58-kilometer circuit you cycle along the Wadden Sea and the Elbe estuary. You have on many sections a magnificent view of the sea.The bike tour starts in Cuxhaven at the fish mile. From here you drive past the jetties and along the Elbe to its mouth in the North Sea. At this point you can stop briefly, because you have a great view of the Wadden Sea, the Elbe estuary and the wooden navigational mark Kugelbake. After enjoying the view, you will cycle along the dikes through the Duhner Heide and the Wernerwald. Spieka-Neufeld and Dorum-Neufeld await you with maritime fishing ports, where you can take a leisurely break and eat fresh fish.From Dorum-Neufeld you then cycle inland at the airship and naval aviation museum in Nordholz back to Cuxhaven, where you can end the day at the jetties as the "Old Love" while watching the ship.

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    33.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    High on the 54 kilometer long circular route, at least for North German conditions. On the bike tour you can always enjoy beautiful views, including the lookout tower Deutscher Olymp.The starting point of the bike tour is in Otterndorf. From here you cycle north to the Elbe, accompany them a bit and then follow the course of the Oste to Oberndorf. Here you turn west and head for the Wingster Forst. In the forest rises the German Olympus, a 62 meter high hill, on which stands the observation tower of the same name. A detour to it is worthwhile, because from the tower you can enjoy a magnificent view to the sea.Afterwards you cross the forest and finally dive back into the flat field and meadow landscape, which accompanies you back to the starting point Otterndorf. Here you can end the day comfortably in the historic old town with a delicious piece of cake.

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  • Intermediate
    03:07
    30.7 mi
    9.8 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This circular route takes you on almost 50 kilometers through the beautiful moor landscape of the Cuxlands. You will pass high moors, bog lakes and interesting information points around the moors.It starts in Otterndorf. From here you cycle south through the flat landscape. Shortly after the small town Wanna you will pass the train station of the Moorbahn. With this fun track you can discover the Ahlenmoor. Afterwards you continue cycling to Flögelner See, an idyllic moorland lake, where you can take a leisurely break.After you have rounded the foothills of the Ahlenmoors, the route leads you back north, past small villages and the pig head mill back to the starting point Otterndorf, where you can stroll through the beautiful old town at the end of the day.

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    36.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    700 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On long stretches of this 58-kilometer tour, you ride along the idyllic banks of the Oste. You can always enjoy the view of the glittering waters of the river.Starting point of the bike tour is in Oberndorf directly on the Oste. From here you cycle first away from the river through a beautiful field and meadow landscape. On the edge of the Wingster forest, you will head south, where you can make a detour to the Kreissesee Hemmoor in Westersode, which is very popular with divers.Through the nature reserve Westerberg, it finally goes to the banks of the Oste, which you meet in the south of the round. From here you follow the river back to the starting point in Oberndorf. You cycle along the water, sometimes through wide meadows a bit away from the river and once you drive behind the dead straight green dyke.

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    29.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At 48 kilometers, this circuit takes you through the beautiful green nature of the Geestland. You cycle through beautiful forest and moor areas.It starts in Bad Bederkesa, where you can visit the old grain windmill right at the beginning. From the mill you have a magnificent view over the village with its lake embedded in nature. Then you leave the city and dive into a picturesque landscape of wide fields and meadows, until you reach the Großhainer wood, at the edge of which you cycle in the shade of large trees. Afterwards you drive around the nature reserve Langes Moor and cross the idyllic villages Armstorf and Ankelohe.Back in Bad Bederkesa you can end the day with a visit to the castle Bederkesa or let it end comfortably in the nature on Lake Bederkesaer.

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    31.1 mi
    9.5 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    50 kilometers of variety await you on this cycling tour. The tour takes you past moors, numerous waters and of course through the idyllic forests of the Geestland.Starting point of the bike tour is Bad Bederkesa. From here you will cycle west and shortly after leaving the city you will dive into the first woods of the route. After crossing, turn north where the tour will take you past glistening lakes and other woodland. In the far north of the bike tour you circle the tip of the Ahlenmoor and drive past the bog lakes Dahlemer See, Halemer See and Flögelner See. Around the lakes you can enjoy beautiful forest, heath and moorland. Through the enchanted nature you cycle then on the last kilometers back to the starting point.Here, the Bederkesaer Lake awaits you amidst picturesque nature and the highlights of the city, such as the castle Bederkesa or the old corn mill.

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  • Intermediate
    03:22
    34.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the approximately 55 kilometer long cycle path you cycle along various terps. These settlement mounds are typical of the shallow coastal area and have been used as an effective protection against storm surges ever since. In addition to the mounds, you can look forward to many self-service stands along the way, where you can buy local and partly homemade delicacies such as jam.The circuit starts in the small town of Wremen on the North Sea. Along the coast you cycle north. At the height of Dorum-Neufeld you drive into the interior, past wide meadows and fields of flat marsh. A small wooded area provides for short cooling on hot days. But at the latest at the Sieverner lake you can refresh yourself extensively with a bath in the cool water.Rested and cooled, it continues after. Via Langen you cycle back to the starting point to Wremen, where you can end the day at the harbor with a view of the lighthouse Kleiner Preuße.

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  • Difficult
    04:03
    39.1 mi
    9.7 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Almost 63 kilometers lead you around the Geestland. The tour takes you through wild and romantic forests, enchanted bogs and fragrant meadows.Let's start in Bad Bederkesa. From here you cycle through idyllic meadows, wide fields and small woodland to Lake Spadener See. On its shore, you can take a leisurely break and swim on warm days. The water quality of the lake is excellent. Refreshed and relaxed, it continues through beautiful nature. From the bike path you can enjoy the view of the flora and fauna of the nature reserve Sellstedter See and Ochsentriftmoor.A little later you cross the Geeste on a wooden walkway, which brings you safely over the river and the soft bog floor and continues your bike ride towards the starting point. Back in Moerbeurort Bad Bederkesa you can end the day comfortably with a visit to the moated castle or the lake.

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    38.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The circular route takes you on 62 kilometers through the wonderfully natural landscape of the nature reserve Bülter See and Randmoore. Of course you will pass many lakes.Starting point of the bike tour is Loxstedt. From here you cycle through sleepy villages, over wide fields, fragrant meadows and the Lune to the Stoteler lake. Here you can take a first break and refresh yourself on hot days in the cool water. Afterwards, head north, where you will reach the foothills of Bremerhaven. If you feel like it, you can make a detour from here to the fishing port in Bremerhaven, where you can have a great time.Then it goes past the Apeler Lake and in a sweeping loop to the east around the silver and Bülter Lake around. The route will not take you right past the two lakes, but of course you can take a detour there before cycling back to the starting point in Loxstedt.

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  • Intermediate
    03:41
    35.9 mi
    9.8 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Around the Lune through sleepy villages, beautiful scenery and of course over the Lune it goes on the almost 58 kilometer long circular route.The starting point for the bike tour is Beverstedt, from where you cycle a short way north and then turn west. Beautiful nature in the form of lush green meadows, shady woodland and wide fields awaits you along the cycle path. In the sleepy villages that you pass through on the way, you can take small breaks and provide snacks in bakeries or cafés.Half way there you cross the Lune, which you have avoided in a wide arc on the tour so far. From the bridge you can enjoy a great view of the river and its pristine shores. Afterwards you will cycle to the south in another arc around the river, which will take you back to Beverstedt through the relaxed rural area along heathlands and small forests. Here, the many listed buildings invite you to a final stroll through the city.

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    30.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On long stretches of this 48-kilometer circular route you will accompany the Weser on its way north. You cycle along the dikes, very close to the water or through the march of the Osterstade.The starting point of the bike tour is Hagen in Bremen. From here you drive through a flat field and meadow landscape to the southwest to the Weser. On more than twelve kilometers you cycle along the Weser dyke, where you can enjoy smooth bike paths and always a great view of the river.At the height of the Lunemündung you say goodbye to the Weser and cycle back into the interior. Through the picturesque marsh landscape of the Osterstade you drive past bogs and heathlands back to the starting point Hagen in Bremen. Here you can visit the castle of Hagen at the end of the day.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    400 mi
  • Duration
    40:38 h
  • Elevation
    5,550 ft