Etappe 4: Von Osten nach Neuhaus (Elbe) – Der Oste-Radweg
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
0.35 mi in total
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Bike Touring Highlight
Hannah planned a bike ride.
March 22, 2020
Today you start your fourth and last stage of the Oste cycle path. On the remaining 25 kilometers to the mouth of the Elbe, the influence of the tides on the Oste is becoming increasingly clear. The route always leads you along dyke paths along the shore so that you can watch the water as it rises and falls.In the small community of Oberndorf an der Oste you can admire many listed buildings. You cycle on idyllic dike paths through the lush green Osteland and let the North Sea breeze blow your nose. About ten kilometers further you cross the Oste near Geversdorf and cycle through the small patch of Neuhaus, which is already in the estuary to the Elbe. Neuhaus was an important trading center in the Middle Ages. You can find out more about its exciting history in the local museum there. Then you drive past the idyllic, small harbor and you will soon be at the mouth of the Elbe. You will find the Niederelbe Natureum right at the barrier, where you can learn about the ecology of the coastal region in a playful way. The Oste cycle path ends at the bird watching point. Here you can review your journey along the Oste, from the source to the full-fledged river, in the middle of the meadows and wadden world of the Elbe coast. From here you have great options to continue your journey by bike. For example, the Elberadweg takes you only 25 kilometers west to the North Sea pearl Cuxhaven. On the other hand, if you cross the Ostesperrwerk and drive southeast along the Elbe, then the endless expanses of the Elbe dyke wave and you reach the Elbe ferry between Wischhafen and Glückstadt after about 30 kilometers. If you want to end your bike tour here, you will find the nearest regional train station in Cadenberge or Otterndorf, here trains go towards Cuxhaven and Hamburg.
March 28, 2020