1. From Markkleeberg: Full-Day Guided Cycling Tour by the Lakes
Cycle through Neuseenland and the rural surroundings of Leipzig, the ideal way to tour the Saxon lowlands. Choose to bring your own bike or collect a rental from your starting point in Markkleeberg. Stop at lakes like Zwenkauer, Cospudener, Hainer, Kahnsdorfer, and Rötha reservoir. Follow flat paths on riverbanks and through fields and forests with a mix of dedicated cycling routes as well as small roads. Ride at a relaxed pace to take in the scenes and sounds of rural Germany. Cover a total of 30 - 40 km with plenty of opportunities to rehydrate and catch your breath. Take breaks at the Artists' Village Dreiskau-Muckern, the Seehaus Leipzig juvenile correctional facility, the Bistumshöhe observation tower, and more. Pass by resorts at the Hainer and Kahnsdorfer lakes, the canoe park at Markkleeberger Lake, and Church Vineta floating in Störmthaler Lake. See where history meets nature by noticing the uneven landscape shaped by former open-cast mines, slowly being reclaimed by forests. Learn from your guide about the efforts to fill in the holes and give a new image to the Saxon lake district.