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Coal I Steam I Light cycle route

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  • Mining Technology Park
    / Mining Technology Park
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  • / Neuseen bridge
    Photo: Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
  • / Bucket wheel Gerbisdorf on the coal I steam I light cycle route
    Photo: TV LN, LTM GmbH
  • / COAL | STEAM | LIGHT cycle route
    Photo: Dennis Kummer
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Discover the history of this region’s industrial culture.
moderate
91.7 km
7:00 h
150 m
88 m

The first stage of the Coal I Steam I Light cycle route begins in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and ends in the southern Leipzig Neuseenland. Lake Großstolpen offers a well-deserved cool-down after a long bike ride. Along the route, tangible milestones of industrial history, such as the Zschornewitz power plant or the Mining Technology Park, are strung together. If you want to spend a little longer in the region, you can cycle around the mining lakes, which almost doubles the distance.

The Coal I Steam I Light cycle route is very varied and consists mostly of asphalted cycle paths. On some short stretches, the route also takes you along natural paths.

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
152 m
Lowest point
74 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

LEVANTE im Camp David Sport Resort by ALL-on-SEA

Tips, hints and links

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0)341 7104260
Mail: region.leipzig@ltm-leipzig.de
Web: www.leipzig.region.travel

 

Explore the Leipzig region by bike

Start

Bitterfeld-Wolfen (78 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.625142, 12.337250
DMS
51°37'30.5"N 12°20'14.1"E
UTM
33U 315692 5722705
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Destination

Markkleeberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From Bitterfeld-Wolfen, the cycle route leads along the shore of Lake Neuhäuser in the direction of Delitzsch. Passing Lake Werbelin and Lake Schladitz, the route continues to Hayna, where there is a connection to the Äußerer-Grüner-Ring cycle route. The route now continues in the direction of Leipzig. Here you can change to the Parthe-Mulde cycle route as well as the Elster and Pleißer cycle paths. The cycle path finally leads to Markkleeberg, where there is a connection to the Neuseenland cycle route. Further highlights await visitors on the way to Groitzsch. Past the Mining Technology Park, the route continues to the Lippendorf power plant with its information center. Those interested can see what an active open pit mine looks like at the viewing platform. The tour ends at Lake Großstolpen in Groitzsch and offers connection opportunities to the Neuseenland cycle route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bitterfeld train station (Bitterfeld-Wolfen)

Markkleeberg train station: S2, S4, S5

Getting there

To Bitterfeld-Wolfen or Markkleeberg

Parking

  • Bitterfeld-Wolfen (parking near “Pegelturm“ tower / “Großer Goitzschesee“ lake and “Villa am Bernsteinsee“ / “Großer Goitzschesee“)
  • Markkleeberg (parking at “Cospudener See“ lake / Brückenstraße (Leipzig) and “Cospudener See“ / “Hafen Zöbigker“)

Coordinates

DD
51.625142, 12.337250
DMS
51°37'30.5"N 12°20'14.1"E
UTM
33U 315692 5722705
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Unterwegs mit dem Rad, 21 Touren rund um Leipzig Region, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

PublicPress Rad- und Wanderkarte Leipziger Neuseenland - Südlicher Teil

Doktor Barthel Wander- und Radwanderkarten, Leipzig und Umgebung, Grüner Ring Leipzig

Fahrradkarte Leipziger Neuseenland, grünes Herz

Equipment

The numerous bathing lakes invite you to cool off. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear!

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
91.7 km
Duration
7:00h
Ascent
150 m
Descent
88 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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