Etappe 2: Von Wiesmoor nach Barßel – Deutsche Fehnroute
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
69 yd in total
Includes a movable bridge
Check opening times.
1 in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Hannah planned a bike ride.
April 21, 2020
On your second stage, you drive about 43 kilometers from Wiesmoor to the community of Barßel, through which the Aue and Soeste flow. Your tour begins at the Nordgeorgsfehnkanal, along whose banks you cycle for the next 20 kilometers. Once an important transport route for bog colonies for peat and other goods, the canal is now mainly used by pleasure boats. About halfway along the route you cross the Uplengen canal community, where you can see East Frisian Gulfhöfe, a traditional type of farmhouse, some of which are even listed. You can also marvel at the St. Martin's Church from the 13th century and three windmills.When you have looked around enough, you continue cycling along the canal and let the fresh country air blow your nose. After about ten kilometers, the Fehn route turns east towards Augustfehn. You are now cycling on the bank of the Südgeorgsfehnkanal and enjoy a wonderful panorama with the Südgeorgsfehn windmill on the horizon. You will soon reach the tranquil village of Augustfehn, where the rustic ironworks right on the Augustfehn Canal invite you to take a break. The canal guides you on, past a bascule bridge worth seeing, over the Aper Tief and on to the Nordloherkanal. Follow this channel to its mouth in the Nordloher Tief, which belongs to the lower reaches of the Aue. After you have crossed the low, you will already reach your stage goal Barßel.In this community you can expect maritime harbor flair, idyll and pure relaxation. The tour ends at Barßeler Hafen, which is already subject to the tides of the North Sea. You can marvel at the restored "Angela von Barßel", a Dutch motor sailing ship from 1896, take a trip on the MS Spitzhörn, climb the lookout tower and enjoy the all-round view, or simply stroll across the harbor area.There are great opportunities for spending the night in this area. In Barßel there are wonderful holiday apartments with a farm atmosphere, such as the Ferienhof Röttgers with riding ponies, cats, dogs and cows. The nearest campsite Elisabethfehn is very cheap and not far away. Something very special awaits you in the Harkebrügge barefoot park: Here you can spend the night in a tree tent at a height of two meters. The diverse accommodations in the region can be found at barssel-saterland.de/uebernachten.
April 23, 2020