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Blockline – the bike adventure for the whole family

Mountainbiking · Ore Mountains · Open
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  • Blockline Blockhausen
    Blockline Blockhausen
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On 140 kilometres, the bike adventure attracts adventurers of all ages, inviting them on an expedition into the beautiful, untouched nature of the Eastern Ore Mountains. 
Open
moderate
Distance 141.8 km
15:20 h
2,771 m
2,827 m
900 m
434 m
Start and finish line is in Holzhau. However, you can access the track at any point of your choice. From Holzhau, the trail leads you along the railway embankment and the Czech border through the Hemmschuh nature reserve to Rehefeld. Wooden portals show you the way into a land full of breathtaking panoramic views, unique rock formations, dams, lush mountain meadows and idyllic streams. The tour goes on via the overlook on Kahleberg Mountain following the raised bogs of Georgenfeld to Altenberg. Afterwards, the route meanders past the town of Schellerhau, via the Stephanshöhe overlook to Blockhausen, Frauenstein, Lichtenberg, and Mulda. You will see sculptures created with a chain saw, and an amazing adventure playground before the BLOCKLINE ushers you on through little towns like Dorfchemnitz and Sayda. Past the museums in Neuhausen, our tour leads you to Seiffen, the “town of toys”, via the Schwartenberg overlook, and finally along the border back to Holzhau.

Author’s recommendation

  • Visitor mine Zinnwald-Georgenfeld
  • Summer Toboggan Run in Altenberg
  • Neuhausen: Nutcracker Museum
  • Seiffen: Ore Mountains Toy Museum
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Ronny Schwarz 
Update: September 27, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
900 m
Lowest point
434 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
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Track types

Asphalt 24.04%Dirt road 18.47%Forested/wild trail 51%Path 2.87%Road 2.89%Unknown 0.70%
Asphalt
34.1 km
Dirt road
26.2 km
Forested/wild trail
72.3 km
Path
4.1 km
Road
4.1 km
Unknown
1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Frauensteiner Hof
Altsächsischer Gasthof Kleines Vorwerk

Tips and hints

The track is open from May until October.

Start

Holzhau (598 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.733655, 13.577016
DMS
50°44'01.2"N 13°34'37.3"E
UTM
33U 399581 5621172
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Destination

Holzhau

Turn-by-turn directions

On the side of the track:

 

  • Neuhausen: Ore Mountains Museum Glashütte
  • Huthaus Mining Museum
  • Altenberg Mining Museum
  • Sayda: Ore Mountains Museum of Local History
  • Dorfchemnitz: Technical Museum “Eisenhammer”
  • Blockhausen: "Sauensäger” (artist sawing hog sculptures out of wood)

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

In the west, all stations between Mulda (Saxony) and the Holzhau ski lift are suitable for accessing the Blockline route. Geising and Altenberg are the stations in the eastern part of the trail.

Getting there

The BLOCKLINE lies in the Eastern Ore Mountains – between Seiffen, famous all over the world for its wooden art, and the winter sports centre of Altenberg. Dresden is only a 45 minutes’ drive away. Behind Prague, it’s 90 minutes, behind Leipzig 1h 45m. Bayreuth and Erfurt are 2.5h away, Berlin and Magdeburg 3h.

Coordinates

DD
50.733655, 13.577016
DMS
50°44'01.2"N 13°34'37.3"E
UTM
33U 399581 5621172
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Equipment

Mountain bike or trekking bike, rain protection, sunscreen

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
141.8 km
Duration
15:20 h
Ascent
2,771 m
Descent
2,827 m
Highest point
900 m
Lowest point
434 m
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