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Coal I Steam I Light cycle route

At a glance

  • Start: Bitterfeld-Wolfen
  • Destination: Markkleeberg
  • Medium
  • 91,30 km
  • 7 hours
  • 198 m
  • 152 m
  • 74 m

Discover the history of this region’s industrial culture.

The first stage of the Coal I Steam I Light cycle route begins in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and ends in the southern Leipzig Neuseenland. Lake Großstolpen offers a well-deserved cool-down after a long bike ride. Along the route, tangible milestones of industrial history, such as the Zschornewitz power plant or the Mining Technology Park, are strung together. If you want to spend a little longer in the region, you can cycle around the mining lakes, which almost doubles the distance.

The Coal I Steam I Light cycle route is very varied and consists mostly of asphalted cycle paths. On some short stretches, the route also takes you along natural paths.

Tour dashboard


  • Unknown (38%)
  • Street (4%)
  • Tarmac (29%)
  • Gravel (21%)
  • Hiking trail (2%)
  • Path (4%)


General information

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