Leine-Heide Cycle Path: through the heart of the heathland

    The Leine-Heide Cycle Path winds its way through a variety of different landscapes. Starting in Schwarmstedt, the path takes cyclists along the Alller-Leine valley before reaching the heart of the heathland – the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve.  



    Schwarmstedt – Ahlden/Hodenhagen – Walsrode – Bad Fallingbostel – Soltau – Neuenkirchen – Schneverdingen – Wilsede – Undeloh – Buchholz i.d. Nordheide – Ehestorf - Hamburg


    Total length: about 138 km


    Recommended legs:

    The ‘comfort’ tour: 4 days, legs of 35 km

    The ‘athletic’ tour: 3 days, legs of 50 km


    Route profile:

    The cycle path primarily comprises dedicated off-road paths, as well as agricultural paths and roads through farming areas.



    The cycle path is signposted throughout with the Leine-Heide Cycle Path logo.


    Rail connections:

    Schwarmstedt, Hodenhagen, Walsrode, Bad Fallingbostel, Soltau, Schneverdingen, Buchholz/Nordheide: Connection to the Heide line (Hanover-Soltau-Buchholz/Nordheide);

    Soltau: Connection to the regional line Bremen-Munster-Uelzen.





    The cycle path begins in Schwarmstedt, makes its way along the picturesque Aller-Leine valley at the heart of the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve and ends in Hamburg. Cyclists get to ride through a diverse range of natural and cultural landscapes.


    Recommended hotels:

    See below.




    General map: 1:550.000, 1 cm = 5.5 km,

    Detailed maps 1:100.000, 1 cm = 1000 m

    each represented on one A4 page, not to scale

    Cartography and layout:  Lüneburger Heide GmbH

    All information correct to the best of our knowledge. All rights reserved.

    You can download detailed maps as pdf files as well as GPS data for the route below.



    Nach dem Download übertragen Sie die GPX-Datei einfach auf Ihr GPS Navigationsgerät.