Mittelland Route - Discover local history by bike

The D4 long-distance cycle route offers ambitious cyclists regional insights on the final part of the route from Heidenau to Zittau.

The D4 cycle route, also known as the Mittelland Route, is part of Germany's national network of long-distance cycle paths. It travels across Germany, connecting Aachen to Zittau, as well as the Elbe Cycle Route with the routes on the Spree and Oder-Neiße rivers.

An exciting mix

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The D4 offers an exciting mix of magnificent mansions, castles and quaint "Umgebinde" houses. Pretty front gardens alternate with lush meadows, shaded woods and cool lakes. Discover old crafts and precious museum treasures.

Challenging and diverse

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The 130-kilometre-long stretch from Dresden to Zittau via Saxon Switzerland is signposted throughout and in both directions. The section is relatively challenging and requires some conditioning. The route consists mostly of concrete paths, narrow village streets or reasonable paths. There are only a few short sections of unsurfaced path.   

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