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Elster Cycle Path

© Copyright by K. Nerling
Tour dates

medium

238.4 km

16:25 h

81 m

730 m

1522 m

2143 m
 
Height profile

Description:

The Elsterradweg leads from the source near Asch (Czech Republic) to the mouth of the river Saale.

In the lower reaches, the cycle route runs close to the river through the varied Elster floodplain; this section (130 km) from Wünschendorf to the mouth of the Saale near Halle is particularly family-friendly. The upper reaches cannot always be taken close to the river because of the narrow river valleys. Not all road sections are asphalted and
The Elsterradweg leads from the source near Asch (Czech Republic) to the mouth of the river Saale.

In the lower reaches, the cycle route runs close to the river through the varied Elster floodplain.

This section (130 km) from Wünschendorf to the mouth of the Saale near Halle is particularly family-friendly. It is asphalted almost throughout and has a low gradient.

The upper reaches cannot always be kept close to the river because of the narrow river valleys. Not all sections of the path are asphalted and, due to the existing topography, some meters of altitude have to be overcome, so that this section can be characterized as sportive. The beautiful landscape, the interesting Elster viaducts and the interesting towns, such as Bad Elster, Plauen and Greiz, compensate abundantly for the effort.

Intensive work is being done on the extension of the Elsterradweg in the lower reaches, so that significant improvements have already taken place in recent years.

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  • Difficulty: medium
  • Condition: medium
  • Suitable for cycling
  • Multi-day tour
  • Signage
Directions: Asch - Adorf - Oelsnitz - Plauen - Greiz - Berga - Gera - Crossen - Zeitz - Pegau - Leipzig - Schkeuditz - Halle

  • always open

Tour itinerary:

Contact:

Saale-Unstrut-Tourism e.V.

Pot market 6
06618 Naumburg
Phone: +49 3445 / 23379 - 0
E-mail: info@saale-unstrut-tourismus.de
website: http://www.saale-unstrut-tourismus.de/

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