Two-day MTB round trip with backpack from Sebnitz through Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland and the Zittau Mountains. The perfect start to the season or as a short trip out into nature. Immerse yourself (once again) in the Bohemian culture.

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Kilometres
139
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Ascent
2250
schedule
days
2

Highlights

  • Natural landscape
  • Shady river valleys
  • Border paths in the Zittau Mountains
  • Tannenberg / Jedlová 774 m
  • Lausche / Luž 793 m
  • Malevil (trails of the MTB race)
  • Rock formations in Saxon Switzerland
  • Root trails along streams
  • Of course one or the other Bohemian beer :-)

Details

  • Departs: Sebnitz
  • Arrives: Sebnitz
  • Region: Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland, German-Czech border region
  • Duration: 2 days (Arrival the evening before)
  • Best travel time: May - September
  • Distance: 139 km
  • Ascent: 2.250 m
  • Fitness Level: Level 2
  • Skill Level: Level 2
  • Recommended Bike: Hardtail, Full suspension trail bike, also as an e-bike
  • Multi-day round trip with changing accommodations
  • You will usally receive further details 14 days before start
  • Multi-day round trip with changing accommodations
  • You will receive further tour details usally 14 days before start

Bohemian short trip - From Sebnitz to the Zittau Mountains

Who does not like to drink a freshly drawn Czech beer after an eventful and demanding mountain bike tour, which dives into our neighbouring country. The Budweiser circuit offers a wonderful opportunity – two days of mountain biking on the heels of the » TransOst Klassik.

After the breakfast in Sebnitz we start over easy paths and gentle climbs into Saxon Switzerland. Our intermediate stations open up far-reaching views of the fragmented landscape. Shady river valleys connect sleepy villages with lovingly restored Upper Lusatian houses. Time stands still here – stress and hectic pace are not only due to foreign words. Via one or the other ascent we reach the partially cultivated peaks of striking mountains. Driving fun on the trails downhill guaranteed! A long border path forms the crowning conclusion. We end the evening in a typical Bohemian restaurant. Garlic soup, goulash with dumplings and pancakes as well as Czech beer or Kofola are a must have on this tour.

The second day we start with an equally relaxed rolling in before we dive back into the endless forests. Playful paths along streams provide variety. Unnoticed we are back in the Bohemian Switzerland, where we collect a few height meters. After a refreshment in the national park we cross the national border and enjoy the good rolling cycle paths of Saxon Switzerland along the river Kirnitzsch. A ridge separates us from our starting point in Sebnitz. The ascent rewards us with a panoramic view over the city of artificial flowers.

The tour is planned with a small backpack and does not require a support vehicle or luggage transport.

Stage overview

1 ✶ Sebnitz - Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ) ✶ ca. 77 km ✶ 1,600 m

2 ✶ Heřmanice Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ) - Sebnitz ✶ ca. 62 km ✶ 650 m

Natural landscape

Itinerary

1 Sebnitz (DE) - Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ)

77 km

1600 m

2 Heřmanice v Podještědí (CZ) - Sebnitz (DE)

62 km

650 m

Arrival details

directions_carArrival by car: Via Autobahn 4 to junction 87 Burkau. Continue on the B98 towards Neustadt and continue according to the signs to Sebnitz.

trainArrival by train: Via Dresden and Bad Schandau to Sebnitz.

airplanemode_activeArrival by plane: To Dresden Airport (DRS). Continue by train via Bad Schandau to Sebnitz.

Border trails in the Zittau Mountains

Remarks

The subsoil is approximately 15% asphalt, 65% forest and field roads and 20% trails. Several climbs and descents have to be mastered daily. The trip is technically and conditionally demanding.

Note for guided tours: The tour is guided by a certified guide. Overnight stays are in simple, country-specific guesthouses in double, twin or shared rooms including breakfast. Sometimes we have lunch in good middle-class restaurants or huts. In addition to a lunch break, a coffee stop is usually also planned. Dinner can be in the accommodation or a few minutes walk away. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. Your vehicle and unneeded luggage can remain at the accommodation in Sebnitz. For the one-night tour, a small backpack with minimal change of clothes and reduced cosmetics is sufficient.

Note for closed groups: The services are compiled on request. An escort vehicle is also possible, as well as the wellness package with overnight stay in upscale guesthouses or hotels with sauna and single rooms.

Note for supported tours: Accommodation is the same as for guided tours. On the basis of the GPS data, you will lead the tour yourself.

Rock formations of Saxon Switzerland

Available services

Supported

hotel 2 Accommodations in double room with breakfast

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Optionally bookable:

spa Accommodation with wellness

hotel Overnight stay before or after the tour

from 117 €

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Individual

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from 39 €

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