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Oder-Neiße-Radweg (D-Route 12)

Bicycle Touring · Germany
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    Photo: Tourismuszentrum Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge, oberlausitz.
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • / Berzdorfer See, Görlitz
    Photo: Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
  • / Neiße-Viadukt, Görlitz
    Photo: Mario Kegel, CC BY, oberlausitz.
  • / Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz
    Photo: Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
  • / Dicker Turm (Frauenturm), Görlitz
    Photo: Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
  • / Waldeisenbahn Muskau
    Photo: Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH, oberlausitz.
  • / Bad Muskau, Fürst Pückler Park
    Photo: Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
  • / Schloss Penkun
    Photo: Tourismusverband Vorpommern e.V.
  • / Aussichtsturm am Neuwarper See
    Photo: tvv-bock, tvv-bock
  • / Heimatstube in Rieth
    Photo: TVV/Bock
  • / Eisenbahnhubbrücke Karnin
    Photo: TMV / Bernd Fischer, TMV / Bernd Fischer
  • / Nordseite von Schloss Stolpe
    Photo: TMV/S.Fischer, TMV/S.Fischer
  • / Vom Aussichtsturm des Baumwipfelpfades bietet sich ein herrliches Panorama über die Ostseeküste, aber auch über das Hinterland der Insel.
    Photo: Erlebnis Akademie AG/Baumwipfelpfad Usedom, Erlebnis Akademie AG/Baumwipfelpfad Usedom
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easy
Distance 583.3 km
40:00 h
827 m
1,063 m
246 m
-1 m

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Author
Wiebke Hillen
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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Tips and hints

Start

Zittau (243 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.858355, 14.818918
DMS
50°51'30.1"N 14°49'08.1"E
UTM
33U 487254 5634089
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Destination

Ahlbeck

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.858355, 14.818918
DMS
50°51'30.1"N 14°49'08.1"E
UTM
33U 487254 5634089
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
583.3 km
Duration
40:00 h
Ascent
827 m
Descent
1,063 m
Highest point
246 m
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