North and south circuit
The 250km-long circular route follows the course of the River Wümme. Today, most of the Wümme’s surrounding lowlands are conservation areas – from the river’s source at Wulfsberg near Wilsede to its mouth on the Weser north of Bremen. The route comprises a northern and a southern trail.
Suggested route for a one-day tour: 32km from Rotenburg to LandPark Lauenbrück via Scheessel
From Rotenburg train station, take the southern route to Scheeßel, where the open-air museum with its Meyerhof and local heritage centre offers insights into the old crafts. After cycling through vast geest landscapes to Lauenbrück, the local LandPark invites you to take a break and enjoy the wild and domesticated animals that accompany you through the park. The northern route leads you past the Scheeßel water mill and back to Rotenburg on the Wümme.
In a nutshell
- Length of route: 250 kilometres in total
- Sights: A vast expanse of floodplains • dykes • moors • forests • heath and fields with diverse flora and fauna • idyllic villages • charming towns
- Trail conditions: The Wümme Cycle Route runs along low-traffic stretches and through level to slightly hilled landscapes. Within the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve there are only few hilled or sandy stretches.
- Signage: The entire route is indicated in both directions with the ADFC signposts and the blue-and-white logo. The respective sections of the route, i.e. northern, southern and alternative routes, are displayed on the logo.
- Special features: From August to September: Heather in full bloom between Wilsede and Schneverdingen • between May and October: Refreshments at Melkhus dairy farms • Bremen-Vegesack: The 'Deutschland' training ship offers berths for overnight stays • free brochure with a selection of cyclist-friendly accommodation