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Thüringer Fernradwege - 08 - Elster-Radweg

Long distance cycling · Vogtland
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  • / Stadtmuseum - Gera
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  • / Markt und Rathaus - Gera
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  • / Otto-Dix-Haus - Gera
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  • / Naturhotel Etzdorfer Hof
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moderate
Distance 67.3 km
5:00 h
296 m
480 m
404 m
170 m

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Author
Lisa-Maria Neuvonen
Update: June 28, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
404 m
Lowest point
170 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Pub "Peanuts"
Restaurant "Stadtmühle"
Restaurant und Schlosscafe "Harmonie"
"pm lounge"
Restaurant Waldmeisterei und Hotel Sonnengut- Gera
Naturhotel Etzdorfer Hof - mit Restaurant, Hofschenke, Hofladen und Hoffleischerei
Gasthof und Hotel "Weißes Roß"

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Cossengrün (402 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.573769, 12.143175
DMS
50°34'25.6"N 12°08'35.4"E
UTM
33U 297722 5606325
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Destination

Crossen (Elster)

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.573769, 12.143175
DMS
50°34'25.6"N 12°08'35.4"E
UTM
33U 297722 5606325
w3w 
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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
67.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
296 m
Descent
480 m
Highest point
404 m
Lowest point
170 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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