Saxony’s reputation as a mountain biking paradise is gaining pace in the MTB scene with the Ore Mountains no longer the mountain bikers’ best kept secret. We asked Ronny Schwarz, in charge of active tourism product development for the Ore Mountains Tourism Association what is behind the success.
We recently created attractive MTB offers throughout the Ore Mountains. As a low mountain range, the “Erzgebirge” offers great biking action, breathtaking nature and great freedom. We have an exceptional offer in the MTB sector with the Stoneman Miriquidi, the TrailCenter Rabenberg and the Bikerevier. We are now working on the “8,000 Blockline” – a mountain bike highlight linking the “toy city” Seiffen and the winter sports resort of Altenberg.
What is behind the Blockline?
The Blockline will be a mountain bike trail for sporty families with children from the age of eight. We are creating a 140-km long biking experience in the Seiffen/Mulda/Altenberg triangle. On three exciting loop trails, bikers will discover the pristine nature of the Eastern Ore Mountains.
Why is the Blockline so special?
Along the Blockline, we installed huge wooden portals which give information about our region and point the way to impressive panoramas, curious rock formations, lush meadows and serene streams. There is a panoramic view of the Schwartenberg and water mills along the Gimmlitz, with occasional stops at wooden handicraft stalls. The trail should be launched this European spring.
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Photo: Ronny Schwarz, Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.