Etappe 2: Von Heeslingen bis Bremervörde – Der Oste-Radweg
Includes an off-grid segment
Navigation instructions may be limited.
0.54 mi in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Hannah planned a bike ride.
March 22, 2020
Today you cycle from Heeslingen on about 35 kilometers to the resort of Bremervörde, through which the Oste flows. The route takes you on beautiful forest and field paths through the idyllic Zeevener Geest landscape. The area is very rural, sparsely populated and you cycle through wonderful farmland. So take some provisions with you if you have a picnic in the country on the banks of the Oste. Next, you cross the one-hundred-soul community of Godenstedt and arrive at the idyllic Eitzer mill, where you can take a break in the café. From here you cycle through the Zeven Geest and reach Ober Ochtenhausen. On site you can marvel at the traditional Lower Saxony houses, also called hall houses, which were widespread until the 19th century and combined agricultural functions with living. The small horse head decorations on the gable tips are a particular eye-catcher.For the remaining 15 kilometers you drive along an interesting orchard with insect hotel, nesting boxes and information board. The path continues to Sandbostel, where there is a memorial and documentation center for a prison camp from the Nazi era that you can visit. Then you cycle past the charming Sabine windmill and on about ten kilometers through the wide fields and small forests to your destination in Bremervörde. The Bremervörde resort is an exciting destination for various reasons. The Oste, which you have so far seen as a cute meadow river, meets the Ostewehr. From here, the Oste turns into a ferry route that is now dependent on the ebb and flow. The North Sea is no longer far away. Your tour ends at the Bremervörder Hafen, where you can already see the first boats that are now sailing on the Oste. There is still a lot to discover in Bremervörde, such as the Bachmann Museum with exhibits on the geology and archeology of the region. Here you will find numerous pretty holiday apartments as well as the youth hotel “Ostel” with a forest in the middle of the city.
March 25, 2020