Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Emsland Tourismus planned a bike ride.
November 8, 2019
On this bike tour, you will experience ancient cultural landscapes and unspoiled nature, which leads from Lathen first on the southern loop of the former Transrapid test track to the north. To the left of the trail then extends the nature reserve Tinner Dose-Sprakeler Heide, the largest preserved moor area in the region. One reason is that it is almost untouched: It is completely within the shooting range of the Defense Technology Department for Weapons and Ammunition.Enjoy the wide views over the heathland on the onward journey, where numerous woolly helpers participate in their preservation: Sheep graze in the area and ensure with their appetite that neither tree nor shrub can overgrow the typical broom heath vegetation.The Tinner Loh is also a nature reserve. Here is one of the few well-preserved Hudewälder preserved, which were once typical of the northwest. Among the sometimes ancient beech trees and oaks once cattle grazed. Therefore, the word "Hude", which means the place in Middle Low German, where you "guard" something. The old Hudewälder were thereby used in floors: on the ground floor the livestock grazed, on the first floor Laubheu for the winter feeding "geschneitelt" and from the second floor came the fattening feed for the pigs: acorns and Eckern. Even for wild animals, the forest is a paradise. Thus, numerous woodpecker caves can be found in the old trees.On the way back you will discover the Hilter Mill, a 200-year-old Erdholländer perched on a 34-meter-high hill at the edge of the forest. From here you can enjoy a wide view over the Hilter Moor and towards Ems.
November 27, 2019