Riders © W.Siesing

Riders © W.Siesing

Charabanc ride © Siesing

Charabanc ride © Siesing

Carriage tour © Walter

Carriage tour © Walter

Horseback riding & carriage rides

After extensive work, the inter-regional 290-km network of bridleways was opened for use in the district authority of Leipzig. The concept was developed by the Leipzig New Lakeland Tourism Association [Tourismusverein Leipziger Neuseenland e.V.] in cooperation with the district administration, local communities and the Saxony State Forestry Service. Two larger trails now run through the countryside of the district authority of Leipzig. The westward long-distance riding trail passes by Groitzsch, Elstertrebnitz, Pegau, Kitzen and Markranstädt towards Leipzig, and the eastward long-distance riding trail runs from Geithain to Kohren-Sahlis, Frohburg, Eulatal, Borna, Kitzscher and Espenhain, finally reaching Grosspoesna. Of course, riders can choose from a variety of horses to ride and discover local points of interest in the Leipzig New Lakeland.

On the western trail, there are distinctive points such as the appealing landscape of the Elsteraue, the enchanting baroque castle at Wiederau and Lake Zwenkau. The eastern trail features interesting stopping points, such as the unique Gnandstein Castle, the picturesque Priessnitz village and the Oberholz Grosspoesna forest area, spanning over 600 hectares.

Both main trails are complimented by and connected to regional riding trails, which also serve to connect 74 certified tourist riding establishments (horse ranches, rest and service areas for horses and riders, tourist destinations) to the riding trail network in the Leipzig New Lakeland. There are also many things to discover on the way. Whether it's around the Halde Trages (highest elevation in the Leipzig New Lakeland), from Frohburg to Borna, around the Göseldörfer or from Haselbacher to Lake Grossstolpen, each area has its own unique charm.

In addition, there are inter-regional connections to the riding trail network of the Muldentalkreis and towards Thuringia via Regis-Breitingen. The signposting on the riding trails includes 10 informational signs, with facilities to tie up your horse.