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Cycling around Leipzig’s lake district – Neuseenland

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Cycling around Leipzig’s lake district – Neuseenland

Bike Touring Collection by Leipzig Travel

6

Tours

09:51 h

105 mi

1,700 ft

In Leipzig, former open-cast mines are being transformed into countless lakes in an area known as Neuseenland – Leipzig’s lake district. You can cycle along these new lakes and beyond on a network of well-developed cycle paths. The landscape may be flat, but you are treated to wonderful views of mixed forests and lakes. When you need a break, you can relax on a sandy beach or take a dip at one of the many bathing spots. Beautiful marinas and lively lake promenades on the water’s edge ensure you feel the maritime flair.

It’s very easy to explore this interesting region thanks to the junction system. In Neuseenland, you will come across junctions made up of signposts with green numbers that serve as your orientation aids. Decide which route you want to cycle and plan it using the junctions then you simply check off each one.

In this Collection, we show you how this works in practice. We’ve put together six great Tours through the Leipziger Neuseenland based on the junctions. The routes are between 13 and 58 kilometres (8 and 36 miles) long and all start and end at a train station so you can easily arrive by public transport from Leipzig. Once you've completed all of our bike Tours, you can use the junctions to create your own Tour through this fascinating region – easily, flexibly, and creatively.

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    Easy
    00:47
    8.31 mi
    10.7 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short tour is about the smallest, but deepest lake in Leipzig New Lakeland: the Markkleeberger See. It starts at the Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz station, where the S-Bahn lines S3, S5 and S6 take you from Leipzig.From the train station you drive east. Here you cross the Pleiße and ride on the coal-steam-light cycle route through a young forest to the Störmthaler Canal. The canal connects the Markkleeberger See with the Störmthaler See.

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  • Easy
    01:44
    18.8 mi
    10.8 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you cycle once around the winding Störmthaler See. The starting point of the tour is at Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz train station. With the S-Bahn lines S3, S5 and S6 you can arrive from Leipzig in a relaxed manner.At the beginning you roll east and cross the Pleiße. You continue through a young forest to the Störmthal Canal, which you cross. Shortly afterwards you will reach the east bank of the Störmthaler See.

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  • Intermediate
    00:49
    8.77 mi
    10.7 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The round trip around the Cospudener See, which is also affectionately called Cossi, begins in Markkleeberg. The S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S5X and S6 bring you there comfortably from Leipzig.From the train station you cycle west to start. Shortly before you reach the lake, you can take a break in Brot & Kees and strengthen yourself there. But you will pass it again on the way back.

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  • Easy
    01:37
    17.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful round tour takes you around Lake Zwenkau. It is the largest lake in the Leipzig New Lakeland. The tour starts at Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz train station. The S-Bahn lines S3, S5 and S6 bring you here from Leipzig.To start off, head west through the Neue Harth, a beautiful mixed forest area where you can enjoy the wonderful nature around you.

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    36.0 mi
    10.7 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This big round tour takes you around all four lakes of the Leipziger Neuseenland. It starts at the train station in Markkleeberg. From Leipzig you can get here with the S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S5X and S6.From the starting point you roll to the Pleiße and cross it. A little later you will reach the first lake on your …

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  • Easy
    01:33
    15.8 mi
    10.2 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the Leipziger Neuseenland there are not only lakes, but also beautiful rivers and you will discover them on this tour. It starts in Böhlen, where you can get there with the S5, S5X and S6 from Leipzig.From the train station you cycle north, where you will soon come across the Pleiße. On the Pleißeradweg you always follow the river along the bank. You can enjoy great views of the river.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    105 mi
  • Duration
    09:51 h
  • Elevation
    1,700 ft

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