From source to mouth
The route is characterised by a varied heath and geest landscape and takes you from the source of the river to its estuary leading into the Ilmenau near Stöckte. The Luhe Cycle Route ends in Hoopte, north of Stöckte, and from there you have access to the Ilmenau Cycle Route.
Suggested route for a one-day tour: 50 km from Bispingen to Winsen (Luhe)
Route for the period from 15 July to 15 October: Arrive in Soltau by train from Hamburg, you can take the Heide-Shuttle Ring 4 to Bispingen (the Heide-Shuttle is a free bus service available between 15 July and 15 October). Cycle along the Luhe Cycle Route to Winsen on the Luhe, where your only companions will be small villages and the sound of nature. In Oldendorf on the Luhe you can visit the Oldendorfer Totenstatt, a group of megalithic tombs typical of the Lüneburg Heath. You can return to Hamburg by train from Winsen.
In a nutshell
- Length of route: Approx. 58 kilometres in total
- Sights: Heidekastell 'Iserhatsche' • Oldendorfer Totenstatt • the source of the Schwindebach • Necropolis of Soderstorf • Winsen Castle • Hoopte ferry landing • varied heath and geest landscape • Luhe canal
- Trail conditions: Depending on weather, some of the trails may be somewhat difficult to ride along. Therefore, the route is recommended for sturdy touring bikes, mountain bikes and trekking bikes.
- Signage: The entire trail is signposted with the 'Luhe-Radweg' logo.