The Oder-Havel cycle path leads along the 400-year-old Finow Canal to the ship lift in Niederfinow. At times, the path is also referred to as the Treidelweg. This is connected with the reference to the old tradition of towing. In earlier times, barges were "towed" along the Finow Canal by muscle or horse power. Today, the Finow Canal is the oldest navigable artificial waterway in Germany and tells the story of industry. In addition to the 12 historic locks, which are still operated by hand, you will find evidence of the industrial past, especially in the area around Eberswalde. Some of these have already been restored and are open to visitors, such as the Eberswalde Family Garden or the Finow Water Tower in the Messingwerksiedlung.
There are numerous tips and maps available for download for cycling in the Finow Canal region, which we would like to refer to here:
New cycle tours in the Barnim are available in the new booklet "Erlebnis Barnim Radtouren" for the current 2021 season. This brochure invites you to discover new tours and excursions by bike. The maps are available for download at: