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Long distance cycling recommended route

Elsterradweg

Long distance cycling · Vogtland
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  • Elsterquelle bei Aš (CZ)
    / Elsterquelle bei Aš (CZ)
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, S. Prelec
  • / Elsterradweg am Unteren Schloss Greiz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, Christoph Beer
  • / Kind zeigt Göltzschtalbrücke im "Klein-Vogtland"
    Photo: Archiv Tourismusverband Vogtland, T. Peisker
  • / Freiberger Tor und Museum Adorf
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV / S. Theilig
  • / Außenansicht Hotel König Albert
    Photo: Archiv HKA, Jan Hesse
  • / Elsterradweg an der Gösselbrücke in Plauen
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, M. Daßler
  • / Blick auf die Greizer Schlösser
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, M. Daßler
  • / Weiße Elster Nähe Bretmühle im Thüringer Vogtland
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, M. Daßler
  • / Elsterradweg zwischen Gera und Bad Köstritz
    Photo: CC0, Archiv TVV, M. Daßler
  • / Logo Elsterradweg
    Photo: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
m 1000 800 600 400 200 200 150 100 50 km Schafbrücke Theater Gera MS Cospuden Talsperre Pirk Waldbad Zwenkau Seeteufel Pulverturm Malzhaus Bistumshöhe Strandcafé Kräuterschuppen Bisonweide Markkleeberg
difficult
Distance 239.6 km
16:40 h
814 m
1,403 m
718 m
82 m

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
718 m
Lowest point
82 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Speisegaststätte "Schöne Aussicht"
Konditorei & Bäckerei Müller
Gaststätte "Zum grünen Thal" Kürbitz
Stadtstrand Plauen
Gasthaus "Edelweiß"
Café Knottenmühle
Gasthaus Zum Klosterhof
Hotel & Gasthof "Elsterperle"
Café Gasthaus Hotel "Collis am Gessenbach"
Restaurant Waldmeisterei und Hotel Sonnengut- Gera
Restaurant Ferberturm - Gera
Waldgaststätte Kuckucksdiele - Gera
Kräuterschuppen
Gasthof und Hotel "Weißes Roß"
Naturhotel Etzdorfer Hof - mit Restaurant, Hofschenke, Hofladen und Hoffleischerei
Gutsherrnschänke im Rittergut Nickelsdorf
Jugendherberge Kretzschau
Wasserwirtschaft am Pier1
Biergarten am Hafen Pier 1
Seeteufel
Hotel-Restaurant Zwergschlösschen

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Asch/CZ (714 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.198415, 12.269963
DMS
50°11'54.3"N 12°16'11.9"E
UTM
33U 305165 5564259
w3w 
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Destination

Halle/Sachsen-Anhalt

Turn-by-turn directions

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.198415, 12.269963
DMS
50°11'54.3"N 12°16'11.9"E
UTM
33U 305165 5564259
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf den Seiten des Tourismusverbandes Vogtland unter www.vogtland-tourismus.de oder unter 03744/188860 sowie in den Tourist-Informationen entlang der Route. Die Broschüre "Raderlebnis Vogtland" enthällt weitere Routen.

Author’s map recommendations

Informationen zu weiteren Wegen und Aktivitäten finden Sie auf den Aktivseiten des Tourismusverbandes Vogtland unter www.vogtland-tourismus.de 

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • 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
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • 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
difficult
Distance
239.6 km
Duration
16:40 h
Ascent
814 m
Descent
1,403 m
Highest point
718 m
Lowest point
82 m
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