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Cycle route 5 - Geigenbachtalsperre Werda

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Varied round tour through shady forests, past mysterious rocks to the high altitude health resort Grünbach. From here it goes to Werda, from where a detour to the Geigenbachtalsperre is highly recommended. Following the route, you pass the former Haselmühle quarry and shortly afterwards you reach the town of Schöneck again.
moderate
Distance 25.6 km
1:46 h
401 m
401 m
Starting at Klingenthaler Straße, turn left into the Meiler area. The tour leads past the Muldenquelle along the Muldenbrandweg. Passing the Rehhübel and the Affensteine, you reach Grünbach, where you continue further into town via Poppengrün in the direction of Bergen. About 2km before entering the village, turn left onto a small forest road in the direction of Werda. From here it is worth taking a detour to the Geigenbachtalsperre. The round trip then runs from Werda through the forest back to Schöneck.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
795 m
Lowest point
512 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Meilerhütte Schöneck
Bayerischer Hof Grünbach
Zur Brauschänke

Tips and hints

Sights: small and large rock group of Affenstein, Rehhübel, Wendelstein, Geigenbachtalsperre Werda

Start

MTB route entry Bikewelt Schöneck roundabout Kärrnerstraße (774 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.389847, 12.349663
DMS
50°23'23.4"N 12°20'58.8"E
UTM
33U 311610 5585335
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Destination

Bikestation Bikewelt Schöneck (parking garage Hohe Reuth)

Turn-by-turn directions

Length: 24km, difference in altitude: 280m, level of difficulty: medium-difficult, route characteristics: changing ground, forest paths and sections on roads with little traffic

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 parking garage at the IFA holiday park.

Coordinates

DD
50.389847, 12.349663
DMS
50°23'23.4"N 12°20'58.8"E
UTM
33U 311610 5585335
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tour guide Schöneck, available from the tourist information office Schöneck:

Rad 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

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
25.6 km
Duration
1:46 h
Ascent
401 m
Descent
401 m
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