Those hidden havens for cyclists, away from busy roads, still exist here. One such El Dorado is the ”RadReiseRegion Uelzen“ in the eastern part of the Lüneburg Heath.
From the Hundertwasser train station to the iodine-saline spa and from the museum village to the working animal safari park, there is much to discover on 1000 km of cycle paths around the towns of Uelzen and Bad Bevensen. The landscape is surprisingly diverse, with wonderful areas of heathland, wide floodplains, extensive woodlands and nature reserves to explore. 40 signposted circular tours (mostly away from other traffic), special facilities for racing cyclists and numerous bike-related services will meet every need.

Cyclists are drawn to the Uelzen area of the Heath for the following reasons:

  • attractive bike paths
  • smart signposting
  • lots of sights and refreshment stops along the way
  • rental and repair services
  • overnight accommodation with a focus on cyclists
  • between four and eleven starred bike tours through the Lüneburg Heath from each overnight stop

The cycle route network offers 40 starred cycle tours to meet every taste, including “Paths into nature” – seven round trips, developed jointly with the German Association for Nature Conservation (NABU), tours for families, for e-bikes and racing cyclists. Some tours have even been successfully tested on a hand bike.

More information about cycling in the Heideregion Uelzen can be found on this website.

Off to the Uelzen area of the Heath!

Uelzen area of the Heath

Many people know the heathland region of Uelzen for its famous Hundertwasser train station or its iodine-saline spa in Bad Bevensen. But the district in the east of the Lüneburg Heath has a lot more to offer. Situated some 100 km from the major cities of Hamburg, Hanover and Braunschweig, the region’s scenic diversity holds a number of surprises.
Rolling hills, moorland, floodplains, beech woods, meadows and fields shape the landscape. There is much to discover in the little towns and villages – but if you prefer, you can spend the entire day out in the countryside without encountering a single settlement or any real traffic.

Tourist-Information Uelzen
Herzogenplatz 2
29525 Uelzen
Phone: +49 581 800-6172

More information about the Heideregion Uelzen is available on the website and of course also on Facebook or Instagram.

photo credit: HRUE Clauß / BBM Markus Tiemann / LHG Ketz / HRUE Gerlach