"Bike Tours Through Chemnitz" Top 5 Page for this destination Biking Tip by King_Golo
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Here are two interesting tours that I enjoyed in my time in Chemnitz and that you may want to try out:
1. Chemnitz - Zeisigwald - Chemnitz. Leave the train station through the main entrance and go on for some 250m, turn left and cross the bridge. Turn left immediately again and right at the next traffic lights. Cycle up the hill to the third next traffic lights and down left again until the end of the road. Turn right there and you'll already smell the fresh air of the forest (Zeisigwald). Because of the multitude of paths in there, I'd recommend to just choose anyone yourself and start cycling. If you are in the mood for some refreshments, stop at Zeisigwaldschänke in the middle of the forest which has a nice beer garden but also is a very good restaurant. The chef has already cooked for the famous German TV host Günther Jauch! Going back from there is pretty easy - there are several signs indicating the correct way back to the train station. Time: roughly 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Distance: ca. 10km. Difficulty: quite hilly in the forest, but possible if one is not completely untrained.
2. Chemnitz - Rabenstein - Chemnitz. Leave the train station through the main gate and go towards the centre (always straight on). Cross the centre and follow Zwickauer Straße for 1.5km. When it turns left in a slight bend you can finally leave the big street to go right on some smaller roads. There are usually quite many cyclists around there, most of them going towards Rabenstein. Thus, just follow the paths straight on for about 5km. Eventually you will reach a small mall called Rabenstein Center. Follow the road behind it to the right up the hill until you reach the top of the hill - there's quite a lot of traffic in summer times, so cycle carefully. On the hill is Lake Oberrabenstein, a wonderful place to spent an afternoon swimming. Go back the same way or turn left immediately after you started back down on the road. At the end of this road you should somehow be able to find Limbacher Straße (it's the biggest road around, but not too heavily frequented by cars) which you have to follow to its very end in order to reach the centre again. Time: 3 hours without a swimming break. Distance: ca. 20km. Difficulty: a very steep and long hill shortly before the end - but you can go swimming afterwards.
Lots of other tours are detailed on the website of Chemnitzer Stadtfahrrad. Alternatively, the tourist information should be able to give you tips. As the area around Chemnitz is quite hilly - the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) are close - you will have to be trained in order to do some longer tours. It's definitely worth it, particularly if you spend more time in the area, but don't tell me I haven't warned you about the hills!
Address: Hauptbahnhof - 9 other rental places are available throughout Chemnitz, Chemnitz
Directions: Get your bikes at the train station or at one of the other 9 rental places
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