The 240 km Eider-Treene-Sorge cycle route leads through the largest lowland areas in Schleswig-Holstein. Rivers, meadows, forests, moors and canals characterise the landscape of this region. The route winds between the cities of Husum, Heide, Schleswig and Rendsburg, through intact and undisturbed nature, along river banks that offer rare animal and plant species an ideal habitat. In the small villages with their thatched half-timbered houses, the time appears to have stood still. Here, in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, you will find peace and quiet and can experience a fascinating natural setting from your bicycle.
Interconnections and “feeder roads” to Husum, Schleswig, Rendsburg and Heide enable you to take small detours into the towns and the surrounding areas. In Bargen and Hohn, you can be transported on summer weekends across the river Eider in a traditional way on a small bicycle and passenger ferry. Take a stroll through narrow alleyways in Friedrichstadt or visit the school house museum in Hollingstedt. In May, towards the end of the breeding season, stork enthusiasts can observe the hatching of the chicks and how they grow live on a monitor at the NABU Institute in Bergenhusen. The falconry Schalkholz is also worth a visit for animal lovers. Here, in accordance with old tradition, birds of prey such as falcons, owls and eagles are trained to hunt. Visitors can admire their skills. If you would like to know more about the origins of the Eider-Treene-Sorge river landscape, you should not miss a visit to the NaTourCentrum Lunden. Families should definitely pay a visit to the newly-opened Nature and Environmental Centre in Hohn. Here, you can watch the daily feeding of furry animals in the otters’ outdoor enclosure.
Arrival and departure
You will find travel connections to the rail network Deutsche Bahn in the cities of Husum, Heide, Schleswig and Rendsburg as well as Lunden and Friedrichstadt. Trains run every hour and can accommodate bicycles.
Route conditions and degree of difficulty
- The Eider-Treene-Sorge cycle route leads across well-maintained rural roads and cycle paths away from traffic.
- In the lowland areas as well as the North Frisian and Dithmarsch marsh in the west, the route is largely flat. Gradients are to be expected in particular in the Geest landscape on the eastern part of the route.
- The cycle route is fully signposted with this sign.
- Numerous information boards on the side of the road provide information on the region, the river landscape, as well as flora and fauna.
- The route is easy to cycle and suitable for beginners, families with children and long-distance cyclists.
Rest stops and overnight accommodation
Along the Eider-Treene-Sorge cycle route, you will find cosy restaurants and romantic farm cafés, where tired cyclists can regain new strength for the onward journey. Round-trippers will find a wide range of offers for overnight stays. According to your wishes, you have the choice between private rooms and hotels, camp sites, youth hostels and holiday apartments. Or perhaps a “holiday on the farm” or a night in a hay barn is just the thing for you? Here, you can find overnight stay options in the region: www.bettundbike.de.