Short, light MTB tour with a tough downhill around Oybin.

The tour starts this time at the 'Haus am See' hotel. The route takes you past the Zittau-Vorstadt narrow-gauge train station towards the mountains. Since this mountain bike tour returns along the same route, you can use the train to come back if you prefer to. Take the Mittelweg up until Napoleonslinde. Things should go like clockwork after 200 meters, since this is where the clock museum awaits you with a collection of old factory and train station clocks. Otherwise, continue straight in the direction of the mountains, reaching the Stadtwald forest. The path continues up gently until and island-shaped fork. At this point, you'll cross over the starting path on the way back. After a short flat section, the MTB route passes by a refuge tower. Now the flat path continues 500 m towards the mountain, then a section of hiking trail follows, taking you to an uphill forestry trail. Past a refuge tower, you'll reach a short technical passage of single trail towards the Scharfensteinsattel. Here's your chance: park your mountain bike, catch your breath, and scramble up the former climbing wall. These days there's a ladder to take you up; that's why it's a former climbing wall. The reward: a fantastic panorama of the Oybin basin.

Trail length
27 km
Altitude min.
237 m
Altitude max.
591 m
Total ascending altitude
586 m
Total descending altitude
410 m
Degree of difficulty
1 h 31 min
Höhenprofil MTB Tour Oybin

A rocky downhill section follows, likely the toughest 300 meter of this exciting tour. The path goes on horizontally and then crosses the Mönchsfelsen. Pay attention! Master the difficult section first, then take a look at the climbing walls! (Emergency help on the upper cliff) Continue downhill towards the Oybintal valley, turn off to the left shortly before entering the town onto a single trail. Ride gently uphill, pass by the Vetters Müh rest area, follow the Ankerweg in the direction of the Hain area of town. Hungry yet? In the Kammbaude lodge, enjoy a typical meal from the region and take a deserved short break from your cross-country tour. In order to save yourself the climb, the route continues through Czech territory for 85 meters. You have reached the highest point of the tour - the 590-meter high Johannisstein (with kiosk). A single trail crosses downhill across a meadow, past some refuge towers, and then you will approach the Jonsberg (653 meters). Ride along Leipaer Strasse now, an old commercial road, in the direction of Niederoybin. Behind a refuge tower on the left, you can see the Luthereiche and Brotstein ??? a plaque there will explain the names to you. Next you'll reach the Teufelsmühle, an inn in a former mill. This is your opportunity to take the train back home, but you can also continue the route along the Biersteig to the island-shaped fork at the start of the tour.

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