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Long distance cycling

Spree Cycle Route – From the River’s Source to Local Lakes

Long distance cycling · Upper Lusatia
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On 120 kilometres, this route along the river Spree features attractive and varied sceneries.
easy
122.9 km
8:20 h
289 m
641 m
One of the three sources of the Spree is right in the middle of a beech grove in Kottmar, and this is where the Spree Cycle Route starts. The track winds its way through the picturesque hills of the “Lausitzer Bergland“ to the fascinating UNESCO protected heathland and pond landscape of the Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia) region. After 120 kilometres, the route ends in a lakeland featuring “Bärwalder See“ as a successful example of regenerating a region that used to be dominated by open pit mining. A number of other cycle routes cross the Spree track, offering attractive detours. However, the Spree Cycle Route features enough sights as it is: There’s the region’s traditional architecture to be seen in the Schirgiswalde area, the towers of Bautzen, Bärwald lake for a swim or the blissfully deserted open spaces between the Oberlausitz‘ ponds.

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
474 m
Lowest point
99 m
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Marketing Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH
Telefon: +49 (0) 3591/48 77 -0
E-Mail: info@oberlausitz.com
Internet: www.radwandern-oberlausitz.de

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Coordinates

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51.009387, 14.648763
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51°00'33.8"N 14°38'55.5"E
UTM
33U 475358 5650927
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bikeline-Radtourenbuch und Karte Spreeradweg Esterbauer Verlag GmbH, ISBN 978-3850000703 Radwanderkarte Spreeradweg Verlag Publicpress ISBN 978-3899205923 Oberlausitz /Niederschlesien: Übersicht der Wander- und Radwanderregion Sachsen Kartographie GmbH ISBN 978-3932281075 Radtourenführer Spreeradweg Sachen-Kartographie GmbH ISBN 978-386843-072-1

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
122.9 km
Duration
8:20h
Ascent
289 m
Descent
641 m
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