General information

This route, divided into four circuits and best explored by bicycle (available for hire), is a great way to find out about dairy farming past and present, whilst taking in plenty of healthy North Sea air on the way through the Altes Land am Elbstrom and Cuxland regions.

Fuelled by the occasional bar of dairy milk chocolate, cyclists will find the level flat and easy going. There are plenty of opportunities to stop off at one of the route's many dairy parlours for a spot of cheese or yogurt tasting, or some other tasty treat. While the kids are in the petting zoo, the adults can get the full low down on all things milk-related, including calf-rearing, high-tech dairy farming and how that lovely white stuff gets inside our milk cartons – or even take a crash degree course in the dairy arts.

So what are you waiting for? Just look out for the mischievous cow-on-wheels signs and you'll be on the right track.