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Saxon Towns' Route

Long distance cycling
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  • Schloss Nossen
    / Schloss Nossen
    Photo: Schloss Nossen
  • / Karl May Museum
    Photo: Karl-May-Museum
  • / Weingut Hoflößnitz
    Photo: Thomas Adler
  • / Festsaal im Weinbaumuseum Hoflößnitz
    Photo: Thomas Adler, Dresden Elbland
  • / Saurierpark Kleinwelka
    Photo: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • / Blick-vom-Scharfenweg
    Photo: Michael Bierke, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • / Lessing-Museum-Kamenz
    Photo: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
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Attractive route through magnificent cities
Distance 210.8 km
14:55 h
1,379 m
1,371 m
Discoveries along the route
  • wonderful old towns, architectural evidence from the Middle Ages to Classicism
  • Görlitz with the "Flüsterbogen" ("whispering arc"), jewish bath and the "local mountain" Landeskrone
  • Dinosaur Park Kleinwelka
  • Friedrich-August-Tower in Löbau
  • Cistercian abbeys St. Marienstern in Panschwitz-Kuckau
  • Meißen - the town of porcelan and wine
  • Exhibition mine "Altes Kalkbergwerk" Militz

Author’s recommendation

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Dresden Elbland Redaktion
Update: September 30, 2021
Highest point
335 m
Lowest point
97 m
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Rest Stop

Burghotel Landeskrone Görlitz
Campingplatz - Am Badesee Coswig-Kötitz

Tips and hints

Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
Phone +49351/ 49 17 00 | www.sachsen-tourismus.de

Dresdner Heidebogen e.V. Regionalmanagement
Phone +4935208 - 34781 | Mobil 0178/ 2911709 | www.heidebogen.eu | info@heidebogen.eu

Start

Görlitz (185 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.157643, 14.993280
DMS
51°09'27.5"N 14°59'35.8"E
UTM
33U 499530 5667355
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Destination

Glauchau

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Görlitz can be reached by train from Zittau,Cottbus,Dresden and Zgorzelec

Getting there

Approach via the A4 from Dresden

Parking

Coordinates

DD
51.157643, 14.993280
DMS
51°09'27.5"N 14°59'35.8"E
UTM
33U 499530 5667355
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Broschüre: 35 Radrouten Genuss- Radwandern Herausgeber: Dresden Marketing GmbH;

© Tourismusverband Elbland Dresden e.V.

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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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Distance
210.8 km
Duration
14:55 h
Ascent
1,379 m
Descent
1,371 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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