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by King_Golo

Here are two interesting tours that you may want to try out:

1. Chemnitz - Zeisigwald - Chemnitz. Leave the main 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. 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 German TV host Günther Jauch! Going back from there is pretty easy - there are several signs indicating the correct way to Chemnitz main station. Time: Roughly 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours. Distance: ca. 10km Difficulty: Quite hilly in the forest, but possible if one is not completely untrained.

2. Chemnitz - Rabenstein - Chemnitz. Leave the main station through the main gate and go towards the centre (always straight on). Turn left onto Zwickauer Straße and follow it for 1,5km. Then it turns left in a slight bend and 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 roughly 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 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.

Address: Hauptbahnhof
Directions: There used to be a place to rent a bike in the building of the main train station, but I'm not sure if it still exists. As the main station is pretty central, my recommended bike tours start from there.

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2012
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