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Lakeland Route – Landscape in development

Cycling • Upper Lusatia
  • Tourismusverband Lausitzer Seenland,  Foto: Nada Quenzel
    / Tourismusverband Lausitzer Seenland, Foto: Nada Quenzel
    Photo: Christina Czach, Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH
  • Radlerinnen vor Großräschener See, Foto: Nada Quenzel
    / Radlerinnen vor Großräschener See, Foto: Nada Quenzel
    Photo: Christina Czach, Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH
  • Lausitzer Seenland, Foto: Nada Quenzel
    / Lausitzer Seenland, Foto: Nada Quenzel
    Photo: Christina Czach, Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH
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Between Dresden and Berlin, a spectacular water world with more than 20 new lakes is in the making. The Lakeland Route (186 kilometres) leads through the Lausitz Lakeland and cyclists can witness how the largest artificial water landscape in Europe is being created. A landscape that was once dominated by brown coal mining, is being turned into a water paradise by flooding the former open pits. In a few years‘ time, ten lakes will be interconnected via navigable canals. 
easy
187.7 km
12:41 h
293 m
293 m
The route starts at Großräschener See“ lake in the north and ends at “Bärwalder See“ lake in the south of Lausitz Lakeland, leading past 16 lakes altogether. Along the way, cyclists will get a glimpse of lakes in the making and see the different stages of flooding, thereby experiencing the landscape‘s transformation. In some parts, the stadium between open pit mining and lake is still very visible, in others the lakes have been created decades ago and feature beaches, marinas and amphitheatres. A lot of the lakes also offer water sports including jet skiing and sailing.

Look-outs such as „Rostiger Nagel“ (rusty nail) open up great views on the impressive transformative process taking place. Be it industrial culture, garden cities or the customs of the Sorbs, there’s a lot to see along this route. Numerous B&Bs are happy to welcome cyclists and the signposted route is mainly paved with only very few climbs. 

Author’s recommendation

Cycling holiday services:

Numerous B&Bs along the Lakeland Route specifically cater for cyclists.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Christina Czach
Updated: 2016-11-07

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Tips, hints and links

Tourismusverband Lausitzer Seenland e.V.
Schlossergasse
102977 Hoyerswerda
Tel. +49 (0)3571 / 456810
Fax +49 (0)3571 / 456819
info@lausitzerseenland.de

Getting there

  • By car: via A4, A13 and A15
  • By train: from/to Großräschen, Senftenberg, Hoyerswerda, Spremberg 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
187.7 km
Duration
12:41 h
Ascent
293 m
Descent
293 m
Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly

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