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Cycle route 3 - to Eschenbach and Gunzen

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Demanding circuit in the Schönecker districts Eschenbach and Gunzen with their typical village character, but also wonderful views of the upper Vogtland.
moderate
Distance 15.7 km
1:16 h
355 m
359 m
779 m
560 m
From the "Alter Söll" lookout rock in Schöneck, the start runs below the church, on the left in the direction of Eschenbach. Passing the atonement cross from the 30 Years War, you pass two beautiful half-timbered houses at the entrance to the village. After a few meters, turn right uphill, where a first view of Schöneck opens up. The district of Gunzen is on the opposite side of the forest. But before the next destination is reached, the path leads through Eschenbach. On the right hand side, further and further uphill, wonderful views over the upper Vogtland open up again and again. The route runs on varied forest paths to the left into the valley of the Zwota (crossing of the railway tracks). Keeping to the left at the Oberzwota sign tree (connection to the cycle path), take the Wolfsbachweg back to Schöneck.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
779 m
Lowest point
560 m
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Tips and hints

Sights: Lookout rock "Alter Söll", St. Georg zu Schöneck church, Schöneck cigar and local history museum. More information on our website: schoeneck-vogtland.de

Start

Bike route entry Bikewelt Schöneck roundabout Kärrnerstraße (774 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.389722, 12.349665
DMS
50°23'23.0"N 12°20'58.8"E
UTM
33U 311610 5585321
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Destination

Bike route entry Bikewelt Schöneck roundabout Kärrnerstraße

Turn-by-turn directions

Length: 16km, difference in altitude: 220m, degree of difficulty: demanding, route characteristics: changing ground, little-traveled road sections, forest paths, sometimes steep climbs and descents

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Vogtlandbahn line RB 1 from the direction of Zwickau to Kraslice (CZ) or the bus line 90 from Oelsnitz, Plauen, or the line 22 from the direction of Tannenbergsthal all go to the stop at the IFA holiday park. This is where the hiking and cross-country ski run house is located, in which there are changing rooms, sprinting, shower & toilet and also the tourist information.

Getting there

Via the AB 72 to the Plauen Ost or Süd exit and continue to Schöneck. In Schöneck, follow the signs to Parkhaus, Skiwelt, IFA Ferienpark.

Parking

In the multi-storey car park or in the outdoor car park at the IFA holiday park and the tourist information.

Coordinates

DD
50.389722, 12.349665
DMS
50°23'23.0"N 12°20'58.8"E
UTM
33U 311610 5585321
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tour guide Schöneck, available from the tourist information office SchöneckRad and hiking map

"Vogtland Music Region", Verlag Dr. Barthel, scale 1:35 000, ISBN: 978-3-89591-022-7, hiking and cycling map no. 66,

"Ferienregion Schöneck - Klingenthal - Eibenstock", Saxony cartography, scale 1:33 000, ISBN: 978-3- 86843-066-0

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Equipment

Bikes can be rented from the local bike rental shop. Contact here

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
1:16 h
Ascent
355 m
Descent
359 m
Highest point
779 m
Lowest point
560 m
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