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Kulturweg der Vögte: Plauen-Weischlitz-Schloss Voigtsberg

Long distance cycling · Vogtland
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Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Johanniskirche Komturhof
    / Johanniskirche Komturhof
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Sebastian Theilig
  • / Malzhaus Plauen
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Tino Peisker
  • / Salvatorkirche und Elsterbrücke
    Photo: Andreas Geißer
  • / Altes Gut und Elsterbrücke in Weischlitz
    Photo: Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
  • / Rastplatz am Abzweig Pirk (Elsterradweg)
    Photo: Vogtland - Sinfonie der Natur
  • / Boote an der Talsperre Pirk
    Photo: Archiv TVV, T. Peisker
  • / Schloß Voigtsberg
    Photo: Archiv Oelsnitzer Kultur GmbH
m 450 400 350 300 25 20 15 10 5 km Elsterbrücke Kürbitz Schloss Voigtsberg Campingplatz Talsperre Pirk Malzhaus Talsperre Pirk Altes Gut Weischlitz Kirche Straßberg Pension Fischer
moderate
Distance 26 km
2:00 h
186 m
94 m
452 m
332 m

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
332 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Best Western Hotel Am Straßberger Tor
Schloss Voigtsberg
Stadtstrand Plauen
Judith´s Brückenstüb´l
Gaststätte "Zum grünen Thal" Kürbitz

Tips and hints

Start

St. Johanniskirche Plauen (344 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.492957, 12.137490
DMS
50°29'34.6"N 12°08'15.0"E
UTM
33U 296973 5597356
w3w 
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Destination

Schloss Voigtsberg

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.492957, 12.137490
DMS
50°29'34.6"N 12°08'15.0"E
UTM
33U 296973 5597356
w3w 
///gift.elated.vital
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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
moderate
Distance
26 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
186 m
Descent
94 m
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
332 m
Public-transport-friendly Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route

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