Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Oder-Neisse Cycle Route follows the two rivers along the German-Polish border. The German Cyclists’ Federation has given it a four-star rating in recognition of its excellent signposting and low traffic volumes.
The river Neisse rises in Nová Ves in the Czech Republic. Almost all of the cycle route runs along the German-Polish border, all the way to its final destination in Szczecin Bay. Attractions along the way include the old quarter in Görlitz and Prince Pückler’s country park at Bad Muskau. The town of Guben in Germany and Gubin in Poland were a single entity until 1945, when the border was established between them. From here, the route continues to Eisenhüttenstadt and Frankfurt an der Oder, before crossing the Oderbruch marshland and the Lower Oder Valley National Park. Near Mescherin, the Oder proceeds into Poland, while the cycle path in Germany veers off towards Ueckermünde.
Terrain: mainly asphalt route along the banks of the Neisse and Oder rivers, mostly car free. You can cross into Poland at many points along the way.
Scenery: riverscapes, shady forests and hills along the Neisse river, meadows along the Oder river, nature conservation areas, the Lower Oder Valley National park and Szczecin Bay.
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