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“Mittellandroute“ – Picture-Perfect Treasures

Bicycle Touring · Upper Lusatia
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  • Das Rathaus in Neustadt.
    / Das Rathaus in Neustadt.
    Photo: Schmidti (Diese Datei wurde unter der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation veröffentlicht.), Outdooractive Editors
  • Blick auf Neustadt in Sachsen.
    / Blick auf Neustadt in Sachsen.
    Photo: Schmidti (Diese Datei wurde unter der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation veröffentlicht.), Outdooractive Editors
  • / Märzenbecher
    Photo: Ronald Schneider (www.elbsandsteinfotografen.de)
  • / Der Marktplatz bei Dämmerung.
    Photo: Lohse, oberlausitz.
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This cycle route leads through the Zittau mountains and continues on the Spree Cycle Route to Dresden, also called “Florence on the Elbe“.
moderate
Distance 69.6 km
4:50 h
431 m
654 m
487 m
234 m
The “Mittellandroute“ cycle route starts in Zittau and leads through Sachsen and Thuringia before ending in the very west of Germany in Aachen. Zittau is a small town featuring baroque buildings and a special treasure: The Zittau Lenten Cloth dates back to the 15th century and is one of the most beautiful and significant in Europe. On its way to Dresden, the cycle route runs through the mellow hills of the Zittau mountains and past Ebersbach. This picture-perfect small town features a number of houses in the traditional building style of the region. Furthermore, one of the three sources of the river Spree is to be found here. After following the Spree Cycle Route for a bit, the trail continues on to Dresden where magnificent cultural treasures await visitors. 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
487 m
Lowest point
234 m
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Tips and hints

Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH
Tel: +49 (0) 3591 4877-0
info@oberlausitz.com
www.radwandern-oberlausitz.de

Start

Coordinates:
DD
51.067091, 14.293415
DMS
51°04'01.5"N 14°17'36.3"E
UTM
33U 450490 5657523
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Coordinates

DD
51.067091, 14.293415
DMS
51°04'01.5"N 14°17'36.3"E
UTM
33U 450490 5657523
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Oberlausitzer Bergland, Zittauer Gebirge, Nordböhmen – Wander- u. Radwanderkarte Sachsen-Kartographie GmbH ISBN 978-3868430196 Zittauer Gebirge – Wander- und Radwanderkarte mit Wintersportangaben Sachsen-Kartographie GmbH ISBN 978-3932281396 Oberlausitz-Naturpark Zittauer Gebirge – Rad- und Wanderkarte Verlag Publicpress ISBN 978-3899204889

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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
69.6 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
654 m
Highest point
487 m
Lowest point
234 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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