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Dragon’s Cycle Route – Tracing the Dragon

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  • Vor allem kleinere Radfahrer lassen sich bestimmt von dieser Radtour begeistern.
    / Vor allem kleinere Radfahrer lassen sich bestimmt von dieser Radtour begeistern.
    Photo: Archiv TVV/ Christoph Beer
  • / Drachenhöhle Syrau
    Photo: Eigenbetrieb Drachenhöhle Syrau
  • / Drachenhöhle Syrau
    Photo: EB Drachenhöhle Syrau
  • / Windmühle Syrau
    Photo: EB Drachenhöhle Syrau
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The Dragon’s Cycle Route features magnificent views and leads through a region where time seems to have stood still.
open
moderate
Distance 45.3 km
3:20 h
479 m
485 m
Syrau, not far from Plauen, features a picture-perfect wind mill, a pretty baroque church and a dragon’s cave with colourfully lit stalactites. Legend says that the Dragon of Syrau was killed by the local miller’s apprentice. While cycling this circuit which starts at the cave it becomes clear why the Vogtland region is home to so many mythical figures. Between forests and fields, time seems to have stood still here. Mehltheuer, one of the small towns along the way, features the worldwide smallest museum of musical instruments. Wettinhöhe“ then could compete for the most beautiful view in the world. From this elevated spot you can see up to the ridge of the Fichtelgebirge mountains. Bad Linda with is mineral springs provides a welcome rest in the local Eckardtspark, as does the park of Leubnitz Castle. 

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
545 m
Lowest point
353 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthof Teichmühle
Café Syrau
Drachenhöhle Syrau

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V.
Tel: +49 (0) 3744 188 860
info@vogtlandtourist.de
www.vogtlandtourist.de

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Coordinates:
DD
50.542440, 12.083510
DMS
50°32'32.8"N 12°05'00.6"E
UTM
33U 293361 5603006
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Coordinates

DD
50.542440, 12.083510
DMS
50°32'32.8"N 12°05'00.6"E
UTM
33U 293361 5603006
w3w 
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Author’s map recommendations

Eine Broschüre zu den Radwanderwegen rund um die Drachenhöhle & Windmühle Syrau sind erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Vogtland e.V. 

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
45.3 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
479 m
Descent
485 m
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