The Flemish people settled here between the Elbe, Havel and Spree rivers in the 12th and 13th centuries, giving the region its name. Today, the area is more popular with cyclists and skaters who come to enjoy traffic-free fun on the broad asphalt paths. At the heart of the route is a circular tour covering just under 100 kilometres. It also has several shorter circuits, which are perfect for a tour divided into one-day stages. The swimming lakes and outdoor pools en route are great in the warm weather. There's also plenty of variety on offer in the medieval towns and villages. Terrain: the 'Flaeming Skate' Bike & Skate Route runs along several circuits away from traffic on high-quality asphalt paths for cyclists and skaters. The tracks are between two and three metres wide and there are only a few steep inclines. Scenery: the route runs through a predominantly flat landscape with sandy dunes, the sparsely populated Baruther glacial valley and the Lower Fläming region. Typical features of the landscape include fields and deciduous and coniferous forests.