The specifics of the tour

The alternative route, which runs straight across the Lüneburger Heide Nature Reserve from Wilsede, takes cyclists to Wilseder Berg, the highest point on Lüneburger Heide at 169 m above sea level, and then to the Walderlebniszentrum Ehrhorn (Ehrhorn Forest Visitor Centre).

At the Kuhsiel lock near Lilienthal, visitors can take a detour to the centre of the Hanseatic city of Bremen by following the Radfernweg Hamburg-Bremen (Hamburg-Bremen Long-Distance Cycle Path). Cyclists can also visit Bremen from Bremen-Vegesack by crossing the Weser river on the ferry and following the Weserradweg cycle path.