The pleasure tour for all cucumber lovers! Along the cucumber cycle path, 14 stations await you all about the Spreewald's number 1 vegetable. How about a "flight" on the cucumber plane over the cucumber fields or sweating in a cucumber sauna? At Gurken-Paule, try 8 different types of cucumber and discover other delicacies along the way, such as delicious cucumber ice cream, cucumber bread or cucumber spirit. You can find out interesting facts in the only cucumber museum in Germany, on a tour of the Rabe cucumber factory or in the humorous cucumber seminar at Spreewald-Christl. So off to the Spreewald and follow the "Bicycleelnden Gurke" - your constant companion when "rumgurken"!
- Good value for money
- Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
- Extensive route booklet & GPS data
- Top brand rental bikes bookable
- Over 30 years of experience
Day 1: Arrival in Cottbus
During the day you travel to Cottbus on your own. With its large parks and gardens, the Lusatian metropolis on the edge of the Spreewald is one of the greenest cities in Germany. The old town around the Altmarkt invites you to stroll and enjoy a pleasant end to the day.
Overnight stay in the center of Cottbus.
Day 2: Cottbus - Lübbenau, approx. 47-52 km
Burg, the gateway to the Oberspreewald, is quickly reached, where delicious cucumber ice cream awaits you as a reward in Cafe Urban. In the Bicycledusch farm shop you can stock up on Spreewald delicacies before you cycle on one of the most beautiful sections of the trail through the high forest to Lehde, the "pocket-sized lagoon city" (Fontane). In Germany's only cucumber museum you will learn interesting facts about the tradition of cucumber cultivation. Finally, in Lübbenau, the secret capital of the Spreewald, you can plunge into the colorful hustle and bustle of the market at the Great Harbor and taste your way through the different varieties of gherkins on the gherkin mile.
Overnight stay in Lübbenau and the surrounding area.
Day 3: Lübbenau - Burg, approx. 45-77 km
You should start today with a tour of the Spreewald Rabe gherkin factory. The dam path takes you to the Paul Gerhardt town of Lübben. The castle with the castle island, one of the 5 boat ferry ports and Gurken-Paule invite you to take a break. We continue via Straupitz to Burg, optionally via Schlepzig. Straupitz greets you with its well-known Schinkelkirche and the Dutch mill, which has 3 mills. Among other things, the healthy linseed oil is produced here, which is indispensable for the Lusatian national dish of potatoes with quark. From the small harbor you have the opportunity for individual boat trips far away from mass tourism and then the old granary invites you to coffee and cake. Finally, Burg awaits you, which is also known as the "Venice of the East" with over 200 bridges and tiles
Overnight stay in the castle.
Day 4: Burg - Cottbus, approx. 44 km
After breakfast, how about a cucumber wellness program in the Spreewaldtherme? Well rested, you cycle from the Bismarck Tower along the old Spreewaldbahn route to the stork village of Dissen, where around 8-12 pairs of storks breed every year. In the local history museum you will learn everything you need to know about the Sorbs and Master Adebar. From the old fortified town of Peitz it goes through the largest contiguous pond area in Germany. The traditional excursion restaurant Maustmühle offers a beautiful view of it and delicious Plinse. Afterwards, at Lakoma, it is worth taking a look at the former lignite opencast mine, from which the Cottbus Baltic Sea is to be created in the next few years.
Overnight stay in Cottbus.
Day 5: Departure from Cottbus
After breakfast, journey home on your own or with an extension.
• 4 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
• Luggage transport from hotel to hotel (9am-18pm)
• 7-day service hotline
• 1x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
• Personal tour information on site
• individual bike adjustment
• Admission to the Lehde cucumber museum with tasting
• incl. 1 Spreewald souvenir
• GPS data on request
Note: All prices are per person.
Double room (DR)
Single room (SR)
Spreewald gherkin gourmet tour
- 5 days
- Overnight stays
- 4 nights
- Overnight stays
- about 144 km
Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Train: Cottbus train station
Parking: public underground car park or at the hotel approx. 6-16 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site)
• Rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet
• Category I: middle-class hotel or guesthouses with 2-3 stars
• Category II: Comfort and first-class hotels with 3-4 stars
NOT INCLUDED: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.