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Map of the Oder-Neisse cycle path

Cycling holiday on the Oder-Neisse cycle path

It doesn't get any more easterly! Decide on a cycling holiday on the Oder-Neisse cycle path to get to know and love a very special region in Germany. On the saddle you travel from the Czech border in the south through Lusatia to the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Enchanted natural Eldorados, enchanting historical towns and always a soothing view of the river - what more could a cyclist's heart desire?


  • Most easterly river cycle path in Germany
  • Awarded as an ADFC quality cycle route
  • Traveling between 3 countries
  • Well signposted and mostly flat profile
  • Varied natural and cultural experiences over 550 km
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Exciting bike tours on the Oder-Neisse bike path

The Oder-Neisse Cycle Path at a glance

Pedal riders can go into raptures during a multi-day cycle tour along the Oder and Neisse rivers. And that both on and off the well-signposted cycle path, which mostly runs at river level. Unlike most of the major long-distance cycle paths in Germany, the Oder-Neisse cycle path is still considered an insider tip.

Cyclists will quickly notice this when they get on their bikes at the foothills of the Jizera Mountains and cycle past the historic Saxon pearl of Görlitz, through upper and lower Lusatia, the eastern metropolis of Frankfurt (Oder) and through the Uckermark to Ueckermünde on the beautiful Szczecin Lagoon . The highlight: a ferry ride to the sunny island of Usedom. There are fewer crowds of pedalists on the way, but impressive river landscapes, uniquely preserved old towns and world-class locations cause hustle and bustle. An example? The Upper Sorbian gem of Bad Muskau is not only home to a castle worth seeing, but also to the prince and landscape artist Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. With the Muskau Park, he created a unique cultural asset that is now even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you want to experience the full range of the Oder-Neisse cycle path, you should ideally allow 11 days for the approximately 550 km long cycle path. Then, in addition to the daily stages on the saddle, there is still enough air for one or the other rest on the picturesque river bank and exploration of museums, parks and churches. Consistently good signage guarantees that you can always find your way back quickly: A green triangle with the lettering "Oder-Neiße" guides cyclists on their journey towards the Baltic Sea coast.

There is an overview of the route of the cycle path on our Oder-Neisse cycle route map

Which cities and towns are on the Oder-Neisse Cycle Path?

The Oder-Neisse cycle path leads past the towns of Zittau, Görlitz, Bad Muskau, Guben, Eisenhüttenstadt, Frankfurt an der Oder, Küstriner Vorland, Bad Freienwalde, Schwedt, Stettin and Ueckermünde.

How many stages does the Oder-Neisse Cycle Path have?

Beginners can easily cycle the Oder-Neisse cycle path in 9 daily stages. The stage lengths are then around 50 to 80 kilometers per day. If you plan more time for sightseeing, the tour should be extended by 2 to 3 days. A cycle tour on the Oder-Neisse cycle path takes at the Mecklenburger Radtour 11 days in total.

These are the connecting cycle paths to the Oder-Neisse cycle path

They want more? No problem. The Oder-Neisse cycle path crosses or touches the following cycle paths: Spreewald Cycle Path, Oder-Spree-Dahme Cycle Path, Frog Cycle Path, Berlin-Usedom Cycle Path, Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

Would you like to find out more about cycle tours in the Oder-Neisse region and on similar cycle paths?

The best thing to do is to explore our new 2022 cycling and hiking catalogue. Here you will find all the routes and information clearly presented. Plus lots of other tips for cycling holidays in Germany and Europe. Or order a freshly printed copy to your home free of charge:

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Where the Oder-Neisse cycle path is at its most beautiful

The Oder-Neisse cycle path enchants right at the beginning of your cycle tour with a best-of of the upcoming stages. It is about 44 km from Zittau, which comes up with a well-preserved historic city center, down to the no less historic Görlitz. On romantic paths, surrounded by the mountains of Upper Lusatia and the extensive river landscape of the Lusatian Neisse, you cycle from the old trading town, which developed from a small hamlet many hundreds of years ago, to the magnificent European town on the Polish border. In Görlitz, you should definitely give your bikes a short break and take a walk and take a look at some of the more than 4.000 listed buildings. For example, the late-Gothic St. Peter's Church, which not only houses two majestic towers, but also a sun organ from the 18th century. By the way: did you know that Görlitz was located on one of the oldest and most important west-east traffic routes of the Middle Ages? Go on a search for clues!

 

On the second day on the saddle, after a few kilometers on natural paths, the idyllic park and spa town Bad Muskau reached. How good that on a bike tour with the Mecklenburger Radtour an overnight stay is planned here on the Oder-Neisse cycle path. So you can stroll through the world-famous city in the evening after about 70 km of pedal work. First of all: It's worth it! What Prince Pückler has put together around the impressive castle is really something to be proud of. Of the Prince Pückler Park, a masterful landscaped garden, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Endless park paths, on which you can stroll, always provide new perspectives on the landscape art. You will then receive the theoretical substructure directly in the princely halls, where the exhibition “Pückler! Pückler?!” the extraordinary life of the prince is presented. If you are already in the castle, it is essential to conquer the viewing platform of the castle tower. From here, the work of the writer and globetrotter Prince Pückler can be viewed as a whole.

 

It's not far to the "Green Border" at the gate to Brandenburg. Plan a stop in the city during your cycling holiday on the Oder-Neisse cycle path Forest where not only more than 800 types of roses are native, but also where numerous cloth makers were at work for a long time. Presented on 17 hectares in the East German rose garden tens of thousands of fragrant rose bushes that have been planted and grown here over the past hundred years, especially during the cycling season. Cyclists inevitably pass the beautiful trees when they do so House of the cloth makers or the Brandenburg Textile Museum. By the way: You can also discover traces of the cloth producers in Guben, around 30 km north of Forst.

 

The village new cell not to be missed. A short rest at the monastery complex and a guided tour through the "Baroque wonder of Brandenburg" are undoubtedly highlights of a bike tour on the Oder-Neisse cycle path. That Neuzelle Monastery is one of the few completely preserved monastery complexes of the Cistercian monks in Europe. It was donated by Heinrich III, Margrave of Meissen, almost 800 years ago and rebuilt in the magnificent Baroque style around 1650. You have the choice between idyllic moments at the crystal-clear monastery pond, a walk through the orchard or a view of the monastery's own vineyard. Of course, the outstanding architecture inside can also be viewed. Cyclists are greeted by real Cistercian monks, who still celebrate their devotions here and look forward to every curious guest.

 

North of Frankfurt (Oder) one of the last wilderness landscapes in Germany awaits cyclists. Of the Oderbruch is a unique river delta that lets active holidaymakers merge with nature in a fabulous way. Cyclists mostly ride on paved paths, partly on dykes, which promise a wide view of the lowland and river polder landscape. The partly fallow land was dried up and settled by Old Fritz almost 300 years ago - the cultural landscape of nature and technical progress are correspondingly closely linked here. Those who pass the Oderbruch during the cycle tour can take a long rest in the beautiful harbor town of Groß Neuendorf before the Oder-Neisse cycle path leads directly into the national park "Lower Oder Valley“ - a natural paradise of rare plant and animal species. Due to annual flooding, the Lower Oder Valley is an important breeding and resting area. Go stalking!

 

The last few kilometers towards the coast are tranquil. Cyclists on the Oder-Neisse cycle path get their first real taste of sea air in Ueckermünde on the Szczecin Lagoon. It gets really maritime after you join the rental bikes Mecklenburger Radtour crossed the lagoon on a ferry and the Sunny island of Usedom achieved. From here you can almost always walk through the historic imperial spas of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin, which line the seemingly endless promenade like a string of pearls, with sea views. An afternoon at the beach with a bathing intermezzo in the Baltic Sea should not be missing on the last days of the trip, nor should walks over the longest piers on the Baltic Sea coast. The most modern and at the same time most unusual is the Bansin pier, which opened in 2021 and regularly invites you to free performances in the amphitheater floating on the water.

Perfectly summarized: the Oder-Neisse cycle path as an e-book

Get to know Germany's easternmost cycle path. The Oder-Neisse cycle path meanders from Zittau to the Baltic Sea right on the border with Poland. On its way, the family-friendly cycle path passes numerous excursion destinations, which we would like to introduce to you in this free e-book.

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E-book of the Oder-Neisse cycle path

Additional services included - for a relaxed Oder-Neisse bike tour

With our exclusive bike tours we offer you convenient additional services at no extra cost to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We take care of your physical, physical and mental well-being and ensure that you experience an unforgettable holiday.

Comfortable accommodation on the Oder-Neisse cycle path

Allhotels are clean and well-groomed and have one shower or bath. In all accommodation you will receive a rich breakfast. So you start the day well nourished and can look forward to your daily excursions.

All hotels offer a rich breakfast.
All hotels offer a rich breakfast.

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

So that you can travel freely throughout the day, we transport your luggage from hotel to hotel. So you don't have to worry and you can enjoy the fantastically beautiful nature of the Baltic Sea coast.

We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.
We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.

Individual cycle tour along the Oder-Neisse cycle path

All bike tours are individual trips without a guide. So you have no stress and cycle the stages at your own pace. Take breaks according to your taste. This gives you the opportunity to stay longer in certain places and to stroll through the numerous towns. Enjoy your bike tour to the fullest!

Fürstenwalder Spree with a small wooden boat

Travel documents with tips for daily planning

In our extensive travel documents you will find detailed suggestions and tips for planning the day. Of course, you can also completely deviate from it and plan something of your own. The only important thing is that you arrive at your destination or your accommodation in the evening.

You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.
You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.

Rent bikes and on the spot in case of breakdown

Of course you have the possibility Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented from us for a fee. In the event of a flat tire or other complications, we are always happy to help and advise you. You can reach us via our service hotline + 49 (0) 3831 30676-0.

Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!
Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!

Questions and answers about the Oder-Neisse cycle path

Short trip or long bike trip?

Mecklenburger Radtour enjoy the Oder-Neisse cycle path on 11 days. You should also take that much time to experience the diversity of the path. The long-distance cycle path finally traverses the entire eastern half of Germany - the foothills of a mountain range, unique old towns, places steeped in history and even the Baltic Sea are touched on around 550 km.

 

Where is the arrival and from where is the departure?

It is best to take the train to Zittau (Zittau train station) in the border triangle. Here you can pick up your rental bike and, after a relaxed stroll through the old town, set off on the Oder-Neisse cycle tour the next day.

You can also take the train back home from the island of Usedom. the Usedom bathing railway controls almost all larger towns on the island, including Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf, Bansin, Zempin and Ückeritz.

 

What is the elevation profile of the Oder-Neisse Cycle Path?

The Oder-Neisse cycle path begins in the Jizera Mountains, which are a few hundred meters above sea level. However, since the cycle path mostly runs directly along the Neisse and later along the Oder, cyclists hardly notice any inclines or inclines. The only exceptions: A small climb at the exit of the European city of Görlitz and just before Frankfurt (Oder), as the course of the river is abandoned for a few meters at these points. However, these small hills are easy to master, even for beginners and families.

 

Paved strips, dirt roads or paved roads: what is the quality of the Oder-Neisse cycle path?

Good news: the Oder-Neisse cycle path is almost completely paved. From time to time there are a few forest paths that are well paved. Cars are rarely found along the long-distance cycle path - on the one hand, this is due to the fact that you are consistently traveling in sparsely populated areas, and on the other hand, because the sections of the route are often free of cars.

 

E-bike or touring bike: Which bike for the Oder-Neisse cycle path?

Due to the flat altitude profile, you are well equipped with touring bikes with hub gears for a bike tour on the Oder-Neisse cycle path. If you like it more comfortable or are planning longer stages, you can also choose an e-bike.

 

In case of emergencies: are there many bike service shops along the cycle path?

Where nature shines, man is rightly left behind. Accordingly, there are few bicycle shops and service stations along the Oder-Neisse cycle path. For guests of Mecklenburger Radtour it's not a problem at all. Concentrate completely on the beautiful landscapes and the cycling during your bike tour. After all, for everything else, there is ours roadside assistance.

 

For more variety: Can the Oder-Neisse cycle path be combined with other cycle paths?

Numerous other long-distance and circular cycle paths connect to the Oder-Neisse cycle path. It is worth continuing a cycle tour along the Neisse and Oder in Brandenburg with the change to the Spree and cycling from Zittau to Berlin. Another special bike tour that is worth a combination is the 3-river tour Spree-Oder-Neisse through Cottbus, Burg, Fürstenwalde and Bad Muskau.

 

 

Where are you going? You can get maps here

Anyone who wants to go on a cycle tour on the Oder-Neisse cycle path with the Mecklenburger Radtour book, will be provided with extensive map material. In addition, cyclists receive free GPS data for easy navigation.

You can get a good overview of the route and further information on the route on our map of the Oder-Neisse cycle path.

Oder-Neisse cycle route map

The entire route at a glance: map of the Oder-Neisse cycle path

In our Map of the Oder-Neisse Cycle Path gives you a good overview of the course of the long-distance cycle path and the individual stages.

There is more information about the route of the Oder-Neisse cycle path.

Map of the Oder-Neisse cycle path

All bike tours on the Oder-Neisse
 

Fürstenwalder Spree with a small wooden boat
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3 rivers circular tour Oder-Neisse-Spree (10 days)

Along the three rivers Spree, Oder and Neisse, one of the most beautiful and varied bike tours through southern Brandenburg and northern Saxony awaits you. This tour impresses above all with its scenic and cultural diversity and…

Duration
10 days
Length
approx. 0 - 463 km
travel code
BR 99

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3 rivers circular tour Oder-Neisse-Spree (8 days)

Along the three rivers Spree, Oder and Neisse, one of the most beautiful and varied bike tours through southern Brandenburg and northern Saxony awaits you. This tour impresses above all with its scenic and cultural diversity and…

Duration
8 days
Length
about 330 km
travel code
BR 09

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Oder-Neisse cycle path

The Oder-Neisse cycle path is Germany's easternmost long-distance cycle path. From the Zittau Mountains you follow the course of two German border rivers between Germany and Poland on their way to the Szczecin Lagoon. In Brandenburg, the Oder takes the place of the…

Duration
11 days
Length
approx. 487 - 536 km
travel code
BR 05

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From €379

Sterntouren Or Neisse

Welcome to Bad Muskau, the idyllic spa and park town on the Lausitzer Neisse. The birthplace of Hermann von Pückler-Muskau is the ideal starting point for cycling tours to neighboring Poland, through the Muskau Arch or along the…

Duration
6 days
Length
about 230 km
travel code
ST SPR 55

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From Zittau to Berlin

From the tri-border region in Saxony we head to the capital Berlin. The bike tour is a combination of the Oder-Neisse bike path and the Spree bike path. Both long-distance cycle paths are connected by the Oder-Spree-Tour through the beautiful Schlaubetal. Waiting at the Neisse...

Duration
8 days
Length
about 368 km
travel code
BR 08

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