On a gravel bike in the Düben Heath

Gravel tour through the Düben Heath

A round trip to Lake Goitzsche as far as FERROPOLIS and through the Düben Heath Nature Park, which is best ridden on a gravel bike.


On a gravel bike in the Düben Heath
Goitzsche Wilderness
View of the villa on Lake Bernstein on the Great Goitzsche Lake
Düben Heath Nature Park
View of Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen
SUP on Lake Gremmin
Heath guardians in the Düben Heath Nature Park
On a gravel bike in the Düben Heath


Route direction

You won't be disappointed on the first few kilometers. From Bad Düben, you cycle along the Mulde cycle path past the large Goitzsche Lake, where you will find your first swimming opportunity - so make sure you pack your swimming gear in summer. Shortly afterwards, you pass the Muldenstein pipe works, an interesting lost place directly on the Mulde. The route then continues along the cycle path and through smaller villages to FERROPOLIS, a centerpiece of industrial culture. Be sure to plan some time for this, there is a lot to see! The cycle paths around FERROPOLIS are also well developed and highly recommended for racing cyclists.

After that, it's time to let off some steam and head into the forest. The Düben Heath is an experience at any time of year; in summer, the shade is very welcome, but in autumn, it is a magnificent blaze of color. The route follows the well-signposted Berlin - Leipzig cycle path for a while, and gravel lovers will now get their money's worth. (Depending on the weather and tire width, it is better to stay on the main paths here). If you want to jump into the cool water again, you can do so shortly before the finish at the Hammermühle natural swimming pool, before returning to Bad Düben for ice cream or fries at the latest.

In fall or winter, the Heide Spa in Bad Düben is a great alternative to warm up and relax.


On the Mulderadweg from Bad Düben to Bitterfeld.
The Coal | Steam | Light | Lakes cycle route leads from the Goitzsche to Gräfenhainichen
Shortly after Bad Schmiedeberg, the Berlin-Leipzig cycle route reliably leads back to Bad Düben


Data & Facts

Startpunkt der Tour

Bad Düben

Zielpunkt der Tour

Bad Düben

Saison Informationen








6 Stunden
85,0 Kilometer
Höchster Punkt
168 m
Niedrigster Punkt
76 m
202 m
202 m

Bike tour
botanical highlights
Refreshment stop
faunistic highlights
Field path
geological highlights
cultural / historical
Round trip

Further information


With the bike

  • Berlin cycle path
  • Mulderadweg
  • Coal | Steam | Light | Lakes - cycle route

By car

  • Take the B2 or B183 to Bad Düben
Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

With the train

  • BHF Bitterfeld

By bus

  • Hourly connection from Leipzig to Bad Düben
Tipp des Autors

The tour is challenging and is recommended for gravel bikes, mountain bikes or possibly trekking bikes.

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