Cycling Tour: Spree Forest – Sportive

7 Days / 278 km (173 m) / from 459 €

The Spree Forest is situated 100 km south-east of Berlin and was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991. It is known for its traditional irrigation system which consists of more than 200 small channels within the 484 km²/187 mi² area. Nowhere else in Europe do you find so many rivers, canals, and streams flowing through farmsteads, villages, meadows, and fields. The forest has been so well preserved, that it is practically the same today as it was before people settled there. Its flat landscape and the numerous, well marked trails make it a favourite cycling destination in Germany’s “New States”.


Day 1: Arrival in Cottbus

Travellers are responsible for their own transportation to Cottbus. The metropolitan city in the Lausitz region is one of Germany’s greenest cities with several parks. The Branitz Park, laid out by Prince Pückler, the castle, the pyramids, and the old town with its fortress and fascinating architecture are definitely worth seeing. There are many restaurants to choose from to round out your evening. We look forward to welcoming you in Cottbus and answering any questions you may have regarding your tour. You can pick up your rental bike before 5 pm. Spend the night in Cottbus.

Day 2: Cottbus – Vetschau

Distance: approx. 45-58 km

Leaving Cottbus, cycle through Branitz Park. Today’s destination is Vetschau located on the edge of the Spree Forest. The unique Wendish-German “double-church” is a great point of interest in Vetschau. The Protestant church consists of two naves standing side by side, with a common tower and vestry. Spend the night in or near Vetschau.

Day 3: Vetschau – Lübben

Distance: approx. 48-77 km

Today’s leg of the tour takes you through the green labyrinth of the Spree forest. Pass innumerable streams as you cycle through the forest to Lübbenau. Plan an excursion to the small village Lehde with its beautiful lagoon. Many farm houses are reachable only by pedestrian bridges or by boat. Relax in one of the many quaint pubs or restaurants. The open air museum is worth a visit. After reaching Lübbenau, cycle directly to Lübben via the Spree dam. There will be ample time for a boat ride or for an excursion to the castle where you will find interesting information about Niderlausitz and the Spree Forest. If you prefer to cycle a bit more, you can take the alternative route to the small island of Wotschofska or through the ‘Schlabendorf Fields’, formerly used for mining, and visit the moated castle in Drehna. Spend the night in or near Lübben.

Day 4: Lübben – Lower Spree Forest

Distance: approx. 61-64 km

Cycle leisurely through tranquil surroundings on less travelled trails. Today’s destination is Krausnick or Schlepzig. From there you can make an excursion to Lake Neuendorf or the Krausnicker Mountains (hills). Stay overnight in Krausnick or Schlepzig.

Day 5: Lower Spree Forest – Burg

Distance: approx. 35 km

Cycle along the Spree, through fields, and past fishing ponds. After reaching Lübben, continue through the serene forest and meadows of the biosphere reserve. You may want to take a small detour through Alt Zauche to Straupitz and visit the church conceptualized by the late architect, Schinkel. The linseed oil mill is also a great point of interest. Spend the night in or near Burg.

Day 6: Burg – Cottbus

Distance: approx. 44 km

Pass the Bismark Tower on your way to the Spree River and follow the course of the river to Cottbus. Take a break in the old fortress city of Peitz, widely known for its carp ponds and local history museum, ‘Hüttenmuseum’. Stay overnight in Cottbus.

Day 7: Departure from Cottbus

Turn in your rental bike and depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their homeward transportation.


Preis in € pro Person *Cat. IICat. I
Double Room589.00459.00
Single Room799.00679.00

Season Prices

From 16.05.2020 to 12.09.2020

  • 50.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 70.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

Additional Services

  • Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 70.00 €
  • Elektro-Leihrad mit 2 Gepäcktaschen - 160.00 €

Children's Discount

Children under 4 travel for free

Children (5-15 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 50% discount per child
  • Up to two children in their own room (w/two adults paying for a double): 15% discount per child
  • One child sharing a double room with an adult: 15% discount for child

Children (from 16 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 10% discount per child



Preis in € pro Person*Cat. ICat. II
Single Room89.00119.00
Double Room55.0069.00


Spree Forest – Sportive
5 / 5 (4 Bewertungen)


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* Achtung: Es können Zusatzkosten entstehen, die nicht im Reisepreis enthalten sind.

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Spree Forest – Sportive
7 Days / 6 Nights
Daily, 27 April- 22 September 2014
blocked dates: 18.06.-21.06.

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Room589459
Single Room799679

Achtung: Diese Reise ist nicht für Personen mit Mobilitätseinschränkung geeignet.

By train - To Cottbus. You can take the public bus or a taxi to the hotel. The fee is payable on-site.

By car – City parking costs approx. € 7,50/day. All parking depends on availability. Reservations not accepted, and fees are payable on-site.

All costs subject to change


Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

  • Accommodations for 6 nights (according to booking category)
  • Breakfast included
  • incl. "Spreewald"-souvenir
  • Luggage transfer service to each hotel
  • 7-Day Service Hotline
  • On-site tour presentation
  • 1x Tour information packet per booked room