The 9th and 10th stage should actually be called, and that was the planning. We wanted to spend the last night of our trip through Brandenburg in Havelberg, but we did the bill without the hosts, because they could no longer accommodate us at such short notice. So we pulled through to the starting point in Wittenberge and rounded off the "little loop around Berlin".
On the Brandenburg tour, we rode through the river landscape of the lower Havel valley, also on the Havel cycle path, which we rode years ago, and memories came up in some striking places. In the western Havelland, the river meanders leisurely through marshy meadows and untouched nature. The Westhavelland Nature Park and the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, the largest wetland in Central Europe, is a fascinating natural paradise. A remarkable variety of birds, insects and plants are native here. A bit of sadness arose when we said goodbye to the big river at dusk, ending our little loop around Berlin after 950 kilometers.
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July 20, 2021
Headwind and blazing sun were our companions from the start at the Springbachmühle in Bad Belzig to Plaue an der Havel. Here, in the beautiful Havel landscape, where the river mainly forms lakes and is hardly recognizable as a river, there is a holiday feeling. The city of Brandenburg was very busy, everyone wanted to go to the water this Sunday, and we hurried to leave the city behind.
We end the day on the banks of the Wendsee, in the shade of old trees, strengthened and compensated for the loss of fluid.
July 18, 2021
Today we deviated from the given route of the "Tour Brandenburg" and took the route from Beeskow to Luckenwalde. On the one hand, this has time reasons and then we wanted to ride a piece of the Spreeradweg. Again a completely different, natural river landscape here, often used by canoeists. On perfectly developed bicycle roads through the forest and meadow landscapes of the Fläming, also on cobblestones and along busy streets, we have now landed in our accommodation just before Luckenwalde.
July 16, 2021
Today's line on the map looks like a circling worm. We pedaled on very well-developed bike paths through natural areas until we came to the Spree in Fürstenwalde. Here we strolled through the old town, looked at the town hall and the cathedral. Now on the Spreeradweg we roamed through the woods on the banks of the river until we reached today's destination Beeskow. Continuation tomorrow - same place, same wave .....
July 15, 2021
A quarter of an hour of rain right after the start in Joachimsthal was announced and so the rain jackets came out of the depths of the bike bags into the air, then they disappeared again and were no longer needed today.
Our first highlight was the Chorin monastery, an important building in early Gothic brick construction.
Through hilly forest area we came to the Finow Canal and finally to the imposing Niederfinow boat lift. 36 meters difference in altitude between the Oder-Havel Canal and Niederoderbruch can be overcome with this. The path led through the fascinating nature of the Oderbruch to the Oder, the border with Poland. Just drove over there, took a few photos and left here again. Märkische Schweiz, with its lush climbs, robbed us of our last strength, we had the feeling that we were barely making any progress and it took us forever until we reached Strausberg, our destination for today.
July 14, 2021
No mercy for the calf! The calves were challenged right from the start, today was the mountain classification! There were some poisonous inclines on our track and so we quickly got up to operating temperature.
The urban highlights today were undoubtedly Rheinsberg with its castle directly on the lake and the water town of Fürstenberg. In general, the route today led past numerous lakes and the beautiful nature for which the Uckermark is known. The deep beech forests gave us welcome shade and so we rolled up and down the whole day. A memorable place of horror that we couldn't drive past carelessly, the former Ravensbrück concentration camp. As a memorial and memorial to the largest concentration camp for women in the German Reich, this place commemorates the victims of fascist terror. On lonely paths through the forest along the Lübbesee, we then drove through the area of the Schorfheide biosphere reserve to Joachimsthal, where we will spend the night today.
July 13, 2021
- 06:5066.9 mi9.8 mph2,150 ft2,025 ft
I don't want to brag too soon, we only drove two stages out of ten, but this Tour Brandenburg already gets five stars from me. It is a real delight to cycle on these comfortably developed cycle paths, which almost always take you away from the streets, through untouched nature, through small villages that reflect the charm of the former GDR. Old Fontane already knew why he was wandering through this lovely landscape.
Miles and miles through pine and beech forests, we enjoyed the refreshing coolness and the steady up and down of the hilly terrain. Well accommodated in Rheinsberg with a view of the Ruppiner Heide, we review the day and are curious what awaits us on the next stage.
July 12, 2021
A day like in a picture book today, on the first stage of our "Tour Brandenburg". The sun accompanied us from the start in Wittenberge to the finish in Perleberg. In between, we first cycled a bit on the Elbe dike through the beautiful river landscape, the Elbe Valley floodplain biosphere reserve. Pure nature all around, a treat for the senses. We visited the historic town center of Lenzen, then through the untouched forest and meadow areas of the Prignitz to the charming town on the Stepenitz to reach our destination for today's stage.
July 11, 2021
Six kilometers northeast of Bramsche, in the Osnabrück region, is the Malgarten monastery on the banks of the Hohe Hase. A yellow gatehouse and cobblestone pavement lead to the grounds of this old monastery, which is privately owned and a place for art and culture. The near-natural outdoor area, in which the individual buildings are embedded, is lovingly and creatively cared for by the people who live and work here. The overgrown garden is an attractive place to stand for sculptures. Harmoniously integrated into nature and complementing it in an appealing way, these art objects are definitely worth a look. Every now and then I visit this peaceful place to enjoy the peace and nature in the changing seasons.
June 23, 2021