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. Spend the night in Cottbus.
Day 2: Cottbus – Burg
Distance: approx. 41 km
Pass several ponds on your way to the fortress town of Peitz. Visit the Peitz Hut & Fishery Museum there. Cycle along the Spree to the rural settlement of Burg. Or take the alternative route on the ‘Gurkenradweg’ (the ‘Cucumber Bicycle Trail’) to Dissen. Visit the local museum for information on Sorbs and storks. Spend the night in or near Burg.
Day 3: Burg – Lübbenau
Distance: approx. 17 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. Theodor Fontane described it as “Pocket-sized Venice”. Relax in one of the many quaint pubs or restaurants. There’s plenty of time for an enjoyable boat ride. Stay overnight in or near Lübbenau.
Day 4: Lübbenau – Lower Spree Forest
Distance: approx. 28-32 km
Follow the major distributary of the Spree to Krausnick. But before you do that, spend some time at the harbour or on the castle island. Cycle on Schlepzig, the most beautiful village in the Spree forest. There are many points of interest there. An excursion to the Krausnick Mountains (hills) or the Tropical Islands (a tropical swimming and holiday paradise), is a great way to round out today. Spend the night in Krausnick or Schlepzig.
Day 5: Lower Spree Forest – Beeskow
Distance: approx. 51-55 km
Today’s destination is the small city of Beeskow with its historic city centre. The city wall has been wonderfully preserved. The lakes Neuendorf and Schwieloch are great for an afternoon swim. There is a local history and culture museum is the castle in Beeskow. The Marienkirche is one of the largest churches in Mark Brandenburg. Stay overnight in Beeskow.
Day 6: Beeskow – Fürstenwalde
Distance: approx. 36 km
Cycle along the river bends to Fürstenwalde. Today’s leg of the tour takes you through one of Brandenburg’s most beautiful forests, between the Spree and the Oder-Spree Canal. Enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants near the river lock in Kersdorf. Take a walk on a nature path or visit the stag monument. Take in the peaceful surroundings before entering the metropolis of Berlin. Stay overnight in Fürstenwalde.
Day 7: Fürstenwalde – Berlin / Köpenick
Distance: approx. 56 km
The last stage of your tour takes you along the edge of the Spree forest, through Erkner, past Lake Müggelsee, and to the ‘Captain of Köpenick’. The Gerhard Hauptmann House in Erkner is quite interesting. The Lake Müggelsee area has great bicycle trails. Get a good view of the surroundings from the 30 m / 98 ft high tower, Müggelturm. Enjoy a stroll through the old town of Köpenick and shake ‘the captain’s’ hand on the market square. Spend the night in Köpenick or on Lake Müggensee. There are very good bus connections from there to the city.
Day 8: Departure from Berlin / Köpenick
Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their homeward transportation. If you want to return home from Cottbus, be sure to reserve your return transfer at time of booking.
|Preis in € pro Person *||Cat. I|
From 04.05.2019 to 30.06.2019
- 66.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
From 01.07.2019 to 01.09.2019
- 46.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
From 02.09.2019 to 15.09.2019
- 66.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
- Elektro-Leihrad mit 2 Gepäcktaschen - 190.00 €
- Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 80.00 €
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