This 37 km musical tour makes a great day out for the more active visitor, and is suitable for young and old alike. A signposted route takes cyclists out of the city centre to sites of musical interest along scenic waterways and into open green meadowland.
The tour starts in the centre of Leipzig and leads through the Gründerzeit neighbourhoods, past parks and gardens, through the species-rich Auenwald woods and past manor houses, and finishes at the Neue Gewandhaus. Along the way there are memorials to famous composers, their houses, churches and museums.
For tourists who are keen cyclists it is possible to include the Leipzig Music Ride in a bigger tour of Central Germany, for example the Saale cycle trail or the Elster and Pleiße cycle trail.
The Music Ride can also be shortened to 17.5 km if a shorter tour is preferred, but some of the sites will be left out. (Sites on the "short" Music Ride: St. Thomas Church, Kleinzschocher Manor, the Schiller House, the Zöllner Memorial, St. Thomas Church)