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Saale cycle path

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Tour dates

medium

403.8 km

04:28 h

49 m

740 m

3225 m

3914 m
 
Height profile

Description:

The Saale cycle path experience

Stage 1
From Zell via Schwarzenbach a. d. Saale to Hof. Through the Saale meadows to the Saale bridge in Hof. Through the Theresienstein community park along the Saale out of town.

Stage 2
Through hilly landscape to Fattigsmühle, then to Joditz and to Untertiefengrün. Past Rudolphstein Castle into the valley, on towards Pottiga. Downhill to Blankenberg, ascent in Blankenstein.
The Saale cycle path experience

Stage 1
From Zell via Schwarzenbach a. d. Saale to Hof. Through the Saale meadows to the Saale bridge in Hof. Through the Theresienstein community park along the Saale out of town.

Stage 2
Through hilly landscape to Fattigsmühle, then to Joditz and to Untertiefengrün. Past Rudolphstein Castle into the valley, on towards Pottiga. Downhill to Blankenberg, ascent in Blankenstein.

Stage 3
From Blankenstein through the Thuringian Slate Mountains along the Saale reservoirs. Via Harra and through the Lemnitzhammer railway viaduct on the banks of the Bleiloch reservoir to Saaldorf. Further in the direction of Saalburg, via Gräfenwarth to Burgk. From Walsburg to Ziegenrück.

Stage 4
To Paska, then departure to the Linkenmühle. The mill ferry takes you to Altenroth. Continue to the Hohenwarte dam, then to Kaulsdorf.

Stage 5
From Saalfeld to Rudolstadt. From Rudolstadt past the Weißenburg to the rafting village of Uhlstädt. Continue via Freienorla towards the Leuchtenburg and the historic old town of Kahla. Then to the university town of Jena.

Stage 6
From Jena over the Kunitzer Hausbrücke to Dornburg. From there on towards the wine village of Kaatschen. Past the Saale castles of Saaleck and Rudelsburg to the spa town of Bad Kösen and on to Naumburg.

Stage 7
From Naumburg in the direction of Schönburg, then to Weißenfels and from there to the service station Bad Dürrenber, from there to Halle.

Stage 8
Through the nature park "Unteres Saaletal" past Wettin in the direction of Alsleben. Through the alluvial forest between Plötzkau and Bernburg, the latter is the stage destination.

Stage 9
To the destination Barby. Via Wedlitz and Wispitz to Tippelskirchen and Gottesgnaden in the direction of Calbe. Through the Aue via Trabitz in the direction of Groß Rosenburg. From Groß Rosenburg cross over with the Gier ferry. Continue to Barby or as far as Schönebeck - the railway station offers an ideal connection to rail transport.

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Start: Zell im Fichtelgebirge
Point of origin:
destination: Barby - mouth of the Elbe
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Condition: heavy
  • Culinary interesting
  • Family friendly
  • Culturally interesting
  • Refreshment stop
  • Multi-day tour
  • Accommodation
  • Signage
Author's Tip: Numerous connection possibilities, e.g. at Blankenstein the Rennsteig cycle track, in Jena the long-distance cycle track Thüringer Städtekette or at Naumburg the Unstrut cycle track.

More info / links: Bike repair station on the Saaleradweg in Halle (Saale)

At the Pfälzer Ufer you will find a red tool column with tools for quick repairs, an air pump with adapter valves for different types of tyres and bikes as well as a tourist cycle route map. Via a mounting bracket, you can easily repair your bike at a practical working height with seven different tools in common sizes*, such as changing a tube, pumping up air or tightening loose parts.
If you do need to mend your tyre, you can get tyre repair kits at the catering facilities on the banks of the Palatinate.

*The tool set consists of a screwdriver, a set of angle spanners, a TORX wrench, a wrench and rolling fork, pliers and a tyre lever.

Further information:
Tourist Information Halle (Saale) in the small market castle
Marketplace 13, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: 03 45-122 99 84
e-mail: touristinfo@stadtmarketing-halle.de
www.halle-tourismus.de

  • always open

Tour itinerary:

Contact:

Saaleradweg e.V. c/o City of Jena

At the village green 15
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 36601 / 905206
E-mail: info@saaleradweg.de
website: http://www.saaleradweg.de/

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