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Family bike tour - for little forest and meadow explorers

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  • Start an der Bikestation Schöneck
    Start an der Bikestation Schöneck
    Photo: André Wagenknecht, Schöneck Tourismus
m 900 850 800 10 8 6 4 2 km Imbiss-Gaststätte Meilerhütte Tennisplatz am Hotel Tannenhaus Quelle der roten Mulde Restaurant im Ferienhotel Haus am Ahorn Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus Hotel Haus am Ahorn Café Campus Dorfplatz Kottenheide Hotel | Restaurant Tannenhaus
Our family bike tour leads over shady forest paths to the small mining town of Kottenheide. There is all sorts of things to discover and experience along the way.
easy
Distance 11.6 km
0:50 h
65 m
65 m
798 m
764 m
Ready, steady, go! Start your bike tour at the “dream castle playground” of the IFA holiday park. At the kiln you can take a break for a little snack by the ponds. Then it goes on through shady forests and on wide paths to the day's destination Kottenheide. Once there, you can swing, climb and romp around on the village square as you wish. You will be strengthened for the way back in the Hotel Haus am Ahorn with a delicious lunch or a cozy coffee break. Then it goes back to Schöneck where the exciting day began.

Author’s recommendation

To make the path mobile for the very young, you can simply cover both routes on the Kirchsteig to Kottenheide.
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Author
Sandra Engelbrecht
Update: July 15, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
764 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 9.83%Dirt road 63.22%Forested/wild trail 22.66%Bike pushing needed 0.87%Road 0.06%Unknown 3.34%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Dirt road
7.3 km
Forested/wild trail
2.6 km
Bike pushing needed
0.1 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Winter Garden Cafe
hotel
Restaurant in the holiday hotel Haus am Ahorn
Snack bar Meilerhütte
Cafe Campus

Start

tourist-information office Schöneck (766 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.389129, 12.346955
DMS
50°23'20.9"N 12°20'49.0"E
UTM
33U 311415 5585262
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Destination

village square in Kottenheide

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our family tour at the tourist information office in Schöneck and drive towards the roundabout. Shortly before, we turn left into a small path, follow this and cross the street to get to the Meiler area. There is a snack bar, the Muldenquelle and several ponds that invite you to take a short break. The path continues towards the Tannenhaus, left before the paddock we turn into the forest, ignoring the first fork in the road and turn left on the main path.

For about 1 km we follow this path to a covered seating group on the left appears. Here we turn right, after about 500m we turn left again and follow the path to a small wood yard near the road to Kottenheide. From here it is another 1000m until we turn right again and finally arrive in Kottenheide. We keep to the left and already see the village square with benches, swings and a small climbing frame. Following the road, shortly afterwards we reach the Hotel Haus am Ahorn, our destination for the day.

After a well-deserved break and a small or large refreshment, we drive back to Schöneck. We keep to the left and have to drive about 300m next to the main road in the hard shoulder. This goes very well one after the other and soon the "correct" path appears on the left. If you are traveling with a bike trailer, you can of course stay on the road. Shortly afterwards we turn right and follow the "Kirchsteig" parallel to the road, always slightly downhill to Schöneck. Here we cross the road again and drive back over the Meilergebiet to the start.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

Getting there

Via the AB 72 to the Plauen Ost or Süd exit and on 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
50.389129, 12.346955
DMS
50°23'20.9"N 12°20'49.0"E
UTM
33U 311415 5585262
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
65 m
Descent
65 m
Highest point
798 m
Lowest point
764 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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