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Leipzig-Elbe Cycle Route – Saxon Countryside at Its Best

Cycling · Region Leipzig
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Idyllic spots, lakes and mills line this a little less known cycle route between Leipzig and the Elbe. 
moderate
83.8 km
5:35 h
155 m
172 m
The Elbe Cycle Route is the most popular one in Germany. And you can get there from Leipzig, too, on the Leipzig-Elbe track that is a bit of an insider tip and can easily keep up with its “big brother“. Along the route, pretty villages alternate with idyllic countryside. Meadows, forests, ponds and river wetlands dominate the scenery. Some further highlights are the landscape park of Machern Palace   that was designed in 1782, numerous Saxon village churches and the old town of Wurzen, featuring mills whose towers can be seen from afar. Overall, the region is full of mills and also offers many opportunities to take a dip in natural ponds and lakes. 
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
183 m
Lowest point
94 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Leipzig (110 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.344139, 12.375658
DMS
51°20'38.9"N 12°22'32.4"E
UTM
33U 317230 5691365
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Destination

Schirmenitz

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Coordinates

DD
51.344139, 12.375658
DMS
51°20'38.9"N 12°22'32.4"E
UTM
33U 317230 5691365
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
83.8 km
Duration
5:35h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
172 m
Point-to-point Family friendly

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