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Long distance hiking trail

Plzen-Marienbad-Franzensbad-Selb

Long distance hiking trail · Fichtelgebirge
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Distance 168.9 km
45:22 h
2,440 m
2,176 m
Highest point
919 m
Lowest point
308 m

Tips and hints

Start

Bahnhof Plzen (315 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.744552, 13.386960
DMS
49°44'40.4"N 13°23'13.1"E
UTM
33U 383789 5511478
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Destination

Bahnhof Selb

Turn-by-turn directions

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

DD
49.744552, 13.386960
DMS
49°44'40.4"N 13°23'13.1"E
UTM
33U 383789 5511478
w3w 
///sigh.hopeless.values
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Sehr gute Wanderkarte findet man auf der Seite: www.mapy.cz.

In der gleichen Qualität mit markierten Wanderwegen gibt es Wanderkarten 1:50 000 in Tschechien zu kaufen.

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

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 Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Distance
168.9 km
Duration
45:22 h
Ascent
2,440 m
Descent
2,176 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Linear route

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