komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

Border adventure along the Ridgeway - Kammweg Erzgebirge

Hagbard_ (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Border adventure along the Ridgeway - Kammweg Erzgebirge

Mountain Biking Collection by Martin Donat

3-5

days

3-5 h

/ day

120 mi

12,575 ft

13,200 ft

In search of micro-adventures I often come across lesser known paths compared to your typical weekend excursion. One such path is the Kammweg, which runs right through the Ore Mountains, along the German-Czech border and offers the perfect mix of adventure, culture and beautiful nature. The Ridge Trail, which is actually a hiking trail (komoot.com/collection/260/kammweg-path-in-the-ore-mountains-step-in-and-relax), was the basis for the planning of this stage trip through the Ore Mountains, which I then spiced up with a few additional off-road detours. The result is a wonderful adventure close to nature, which also offers mountain bike beginners an ideal opportunity to get to know the Erzgebirge.

This Collection takes you on flowing trails and fast tracks across the Erzgebirge from Altenberg to Klingenthal. The Tours that await you over the five stages are relatively easy, leaving you with plenty of time to discover the numerous Highlights along the way — watch the traditional craftsmanship of Seiffen (locally known as Toy Village, ‘Spielzeugdorf’), treat yourself to delicious (and inexpensive) Czech specialities and simply relax in your cosy accommodation after each Tour, far away from the hustle and bustle of typical tourist destinations.

Thanks to a mostly well-maintained network of trails, this Collection is not just of interest to experienced mountain bikers but leisure cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy this traffic-free cycling adventure. If you want more of a challenge, you can, of course, also aim to tackle the 193 kilometers in fewer days. There are train connections both at the start and finish of this stage ride, so you can easily travel without a car and the adventure begins right on your doorstep. The stage destinations are each located in a town with plenty of options regarding accommodation or, in same cases, I have made a specific accommodation the end point of a Tour. This route is as much about comfort and relaxation as it is about adventure. Enjoy discovering the Erzgebirge!

If you’ve now got the taste for it and would like to experience the Ore Mountains in a more traditional trail-riding kind of way, I can definitely recommend the Miriquidi Stoneman Trail: komoot.de/collection/501/der-stoneman-trail-im-erzgebirge.

On The Map

loading
loading

Do it yourself

Ready to get going? Create and customize your own version of this adventure using the full Tour below as a template.

Auf dem Kammweg durchs Erzgebirge

117 mi

12,475 ft

13,125 ft

Last updated: November 10, 2021

Plan your own version of this adventure in the multi-day planner based on the stages suggested in this Collection.

Learn More
komoot premium logo

Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:39
    29.0 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,375 ft
    3,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The journey through the Ore Mountains begins in the picturesque spa town of Altenberg, where you can immediately get into the right mood: peace and just the right amount of seclusion will accompany you over the coming days.

    

    You leave the cozy town center and set off. You can expect a relaxed ride on quiet

    translated byView Original

    by Martin Donat

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:18
    21.5 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,475 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The second stage along the Kammweg continues - more or less - to follow the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. If you ask yourself a look at the map, why it winds through the valley like serpentine lines - the answer is very simple: The border here largely follows the course of the Natzschung

    translated byView Original

    by Martin Donat

    View
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Intermediate
    03:16
    24.4 mi
    7.5 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,700 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Even if the goal of this stage is almost in the middle of the forest, the name of the next larger town will make many mountain bikers' mouths water: it is not for nothing that the spa town of Oberwiesenthal is a popular destination for a really good bike holiday. Because apart from the beautiful trails

    translated byView Original

    by Martin Donat

    View
  • Intermediate
    02:50
    19.1 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From the accommodation directly into the forest: If you have decided to sleep in the youth hostel, you will be greeted by the peace and idyll of the Fichtel Mountains immediately after breakfast. To warm up, it goes uphill for a while. No wonder, after all you are heading to the health resort of Oberwiesenthal

    translated byView Original

    by Martin Donat

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:33
    25.8 mi
    7.3 mph
    2,625 ft
    3,650 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    If you feel like it, you can start the fifth and last stage of your tour through the Ore Mountains with a real trail firework. After all, you start in the middle of the Rabenberg Trail Center. It is therefore a good idea to take a few small detours and take a trail or two under the tunnels here before

    translated byView Original

    by Martin Donat

    View

Like this Collection?

Questions and Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    120 mi
  • Duration
    16:36 h
  • Elevation
    12,575 ft13,200 ft

You Might Also Like

Six full-throttle single trail day rides in and around Dresden

Mountain Biking Collection by GIANT Germany

Supertrails — the long way down

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

On your bike and out of the cauldron – racing bike fun around Stuttgart

Road Cycling Collection by Diana Grodnick

Flat lanes & green fields – Cycling the NCN 1 from Fakenham to Harwich

Bike Touring Collection by Amy

Discover

Border adventure along the Ridgeway - Kammweg Erzgebirge

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint