TRIPLE SHOT - Liepnitzsee BIKE + SWIM + PICNIC
INTRODUCING ADVENTURE SATURDAY'S - GET OUT OF THE CITY TO THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF LIEPNITZSEE FOR CYCLING + WILD SWIMMING (do it yourself special!)
START: Central Berlin.
STOP: At Liepnitzsee, Wandlitz.
FINISH: Berlin (a.k.a. home).
U - BAHN: (starting in Mitte)
U2: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz to S + U Pankow
S2: S + U Pankow to S Karow Bhf
RB27: S Karow Bhf to Wandlitz
Walk (approx 35 minutes) from Wandlitz station to Liepnitzsee.
THE WORKOUT: TRIPLE shot it and get your endorphin exercise fix by cycling there and back. It's a long, but pretty flat bike-ride to and from the lake. Cool down when you arrive with a swim in the lake. If you have enough energy then swim to the island in the middle (plus there's a tarzan rope you can hop on and swing off into the lake) or take a walk around water's edge. Be warned the cycling option is not for the faint-hearted - its around 3.5 - 4 hours moving time there and back (and your legs will definitely feel it by the end!).
THE FOOD: We recommend bringing you're own picnic along to feast on during the day. In the summer there are also little shacks and restaurants around the water where you can pick up a selection of snacks and drink - but don't expect anything too healthy. Versions of vegan gyros and chips are your options, so best to bring you're own if you want to get your five a day (fruit and veg).
THE PRICE: FREE if you cycle and €22 one way if you take public transport.
BEST FOR: Getting out of the hot city and into nature.