Pickle Cycle Path in Spreewald

Round Trip from Cottbus in 7 days/6 nights from 389,- €
Pickle Cycle Path in Spreewald

The Spreewald is a unique natural and cultural landscape, which is protected as biosphere reserve. The river Spree forms a branched out river system, which was enlarged with several canals by the Sorbish population. River meadows and moors with the typical flora and fauna characterize the region, which is also used agriculturally for special crops. The most famous are probably the Spreewald Pickles (Spreewald Gurken), which gave this round trip their name. The pickle cycle path is very well suited for families with children.

This tour is available in the following varieties:

Category B: Overnight stay in family run guesthouses and hotels of the national 2*/3* category.
Category A: Overnight stays in specially selected hotels of the national 3*/4*category.

Day 1 Individual arrival in Cottbus

Cottbus

Cottbus is the cultural centre of the Sorbian minority in Lower Lusatia. The market square, with its Baroque town houses, the Branitzer Park of Prince Pückler - an enchanting piece of landscape gardening and the oldest German cinema, built in the Art Nouveau style, are worth seeing. The town was shaped by the immigrated French Huguenots.
Overnight stay in Cottbus

Day 2 Cottbus - Burg, approx. 50 km

What a beautiful start to your day - you will explore the green Spreewald forest by bike. Today you can also get an insight into the world of open-cast mining. From several vantage points you will have an opportunity to look inside active open-cast mining sites. The Peitz pond landscape is Germany's largest connected pond area. Carps have been bred here for a long time- they are mainly sold to Berlin.
Overnight stay in Burg

Day 3 Burg - Lübben, approx. 45 km

Straupnitz has two very special attractions to offer: the white Schinkel church presents an unusual sight with its two flat towers. The mill wheels of the Dreifach mill (combining three mills) turn slowly in the wind and you will have the opportunity to sample the linseed oil, which is extracted at Europe's last functioning mill.
From here you will cycle to Lübben, the main town of the Spreewald, where one can see artificially created islands and streams.
Overnight stay in Lübben

Day 4 Lübben - Burg, approx. 45 km

The magic spell nature casts upon a landscape is sometimes incredible. The Spreewald near Lübbenau is mainly preserved in its wild originality. 300 natural streams run through  green meadows and fields, like blue and white glittering threads. On your tour you will cycle past many well-preserved farm yards. In Lehnde you can visit the open-air museum, which gives visitors an insight into the everyday life of the 19th century. The Pickle Museum is also highly interesting.
Overnight stay in Burg

Day 5 Burg - Cottbus, approx. 30 km

tourist ark on a Spreewald canal

Burg is a typical scattered settlement, which is located in the heart of the Spreewald. Today you will have the opportunity to explore the individual farmsteads in the districts Burg-Dorf, Burg-Kolonie and Burg-Kauper by bike. A two-hour boat trip is a special highlight today - you can lean back, relax and watch the landscape roll past. Utterly relaxed, the trip back to Cottbus will be even more fun. Stroll through the town with its many beautiful Art Nouveau buildings.
Overnight stay in Cottbus

Day 6 Excursion Spremberger See/Branitzer Park, approx. 60 km

The Spree cycle path is easy to cycle and takes you through a romantic landscape. Soon you will reach the large Spremberg reservoir. A little bit further to the east you will reach the Bagenzer pond. Take a relaxing break or dive into the refreshing water at the beautiful beach. On the way back be sure to visit the Branitzer park with its grass-covered pyramids. The park was commissioned to copy the English style by Prince Pückler in the 19th century.
Overnight stay in Cottbus

Day 7 Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycle tour on the Pickle Cycle Path in Spreewald ends unfortunately. If you wish, we can extend your stay.

Booking Information

Arrival daily from 24.03.2014 to 20.10.2014

season A   24.03.2014 - 17.04.2014 and 15.09.2014 - 20.10.2014
season B   18.04.2014 - 14.09.2014

Non-bookable dates are shown in the booking form. For pricing purposes, the season is dictated by the arrival date.

Prices Category B

All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A389,- €
Additional fee season B40,- €
Additional fee single room90,- €
Additional fee half-board90,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear50,- €
Unisex bicycles, 21 gear50,- €
E-bike100,- €
Extra night in double room (B&B) per person40,- €
Extra night in single room (B&B)55,- €
Booking codeBR-CC6b

Prices Category A

All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A459,- €
Additional fee season B40,- €
Additional fee single room180,- €
Additional fee half-board120,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear50,- €
Unisex bicycles, 21 gear50,- €
E-bike100,- €
Extra night in double room (B&B) per person50,- €
Extra night in single room (B&B)85,- €
Booking codeBR-CC6a

For our younger cyclists

The following discounts or fixed prices apply to children and adolescents sharing a room with two full-paying adults (with regard to basic price and seasonal charges):
to an age of 6100 %
from 6 years to an age of 1250 %
from 12 years to an age of 1625 %
from 16 years to an age of 1810 %

Rental Bikes

Comfortable 7 gear hub bikes with backbedal brake, or 21 gear derailleur, equipped with saddlebag, repair kit and bicycle lock.

Arrival

  • by train:
    Cottbus train station
  • by car:
    There are free-of-charge parking spots available at the start hotel.
  • by plane:
    Dresden and Berlin airport. Good train connection to Cottbus, approx. 2,5 hours

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