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Thorough preparation is the key to your road bike Adventure on the Stoneman Miriquidi Road.

Whether in one, two or three days – the Stoneman Miriquidi Road is an extraordinary road bike experience in any case

You decide where to start – whatever suits you best. You are entirely free to choose the date for your ride within the season.

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The Stoneman Miriquidi Road is located in the south of Saxony and crosses the north-west border of the Czech Republic.

The Stoneman Miriquidi Road is "the new A and O for road cyclists". A for Altenberg, the easternmost city on the route, and O for Oberwiesenthal, the westernmost.

  • north-south spread: approx. 30 km
  • east-west spread: approx. 70 km

The Stoneman Miriquidi Road is quickly and easily accessible from the surrounding regions via Autobahn A4, A17 and A72 in Germany as well as the motorways D7 and D8 in the Czech Republic.

Arrival by train is also possible at any time: Four stations on German (Annaberg-Buchholz, Olbernhau-Saigerhütte, Holzhau, Altenberg) and Czech (Litvínov, Chomutov, Klášterec nad Ohří, Perštejn) sides connect easily to the route.

Stoneman Miriquidi Road/Rennrad Erzgebirge

The Stoneman Miriquidi Road runs clockwise and consists of 13 checkpoints. The entry to the route is possible at any point.

Important: The route runs on the public road network. Therefore, unlike the Stoneman Miriquidi Mountainbike, it is not signposted.

About three days before the ride every registered starter receives the current GPS track. Also all lodging partners have the current GPS track available upon check-in. The app "Erzgebirge Erleben" is well suited for utilizing the GPX.

In addition, a detailed, 36-page Roadbook (DIN A6) is included with each starter bag, showing the current route and the characteristics of the individual stages.

Stoneman Miriquidi Road/Rennrad Erzgebirge: Schwartenberg

All roads lead to Stoneman Miriquidi Road. The best way to reach it by car:

  • From Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin via the A 13 to Dresden and on to the desired starting point.
  • From Saxony-Anhalt, Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein to Leipzig and then via the A 72 to the desired starting point.
  • From Hesse, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, take the A4 to Chemnitz and continue on to your desired starting point.
  • From Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg via the A 72 to Chemnitz and then on to the desired starting point.

A demanding 290 km distance and 4.900 meters  elevation gain.

The Stoneman Miriquidi Road is tough. Not only is the route 290 km long, but it includes 13 steep, winding ascents of up to 18 percent gradient which require strength and endurance. Gold is therefore only achievable for experienced and fit road cyclists. If in doubt, give yourself enough time for your first trip and try for the Silver or Bronze on your first go.

The best starting points for your Stoneman Miriquidi road bike experience are the official offices for the starter package and our lodging partners.

 Asphalt
Stages of the original route Distance Ascent
The official start is in Oberwiesenthal at the valley station of the Fichtelberg cable car:
Oberwiesenthal › Bärenstein
14,8 km 220 Hm GPS & Map
Details for those who do not start in Oberwiesenthal:
Fichtelberg › Bärenstein
21,6 km 220 Hm GPS & Map
Bärenstein › Drei-Brüder-Höhe
32,8 km 490 Hm GPS & Map
Drei-Brüder-Höhe › Saigerhütte
29,9 km 320 Hm GPS & Map
Saigerhütte › Schwartenberg
13,5 km 340 Hm GPS & Map
Schwartenberg › Holzhau
21,3 km 240 Hm GPS & Map
Holzhau › Bärenfels
18,4 km 330 Hm GPS & Map
Bärenfels › Zinnwald
13,6 km 360 Hm GPS & Map
Zinnwald › Litvínov Zamek Valdstein
30,5 km 230 Hm GPS & Map
Litvínov Zamek Valdstein › Nová Ves v Horách
11,9 km 490 Hm GPS & Map
Nová Ves v Horách › Zoopark Chomutov
32,3 km 460 Hm GPS & Map
Zoopark Chomutov › Klášterec nad Ohří
30,8 km 190 Hm GPS & Map
Klášterec nad Ohří › Klínovec
26,3 km 1070 Hm GPS & Map
Klínovec › Fichtelberg
6,5 km 150 Hm GPS & Map

Ready for the Stoneman Miriquidi?

Here you will find all the information, tips and stage suggestions for your road ride on the original track of the Stoneman Miriquidi Road – whether in one, two or three days.

If you ride silver or bronze, we offer an additional luggage transfer. Your luggage will be brought straight to your following lodging partner and awaits you before you arrive.

You prefer to stay at a central basecamp? No problem at all. For all Silver- and Bronze starters there's the possibility to stay at a fixed accommodation and be driven back to it by shuttle service.


Any inquiries concerning your Stoneman Miriquidi Road experience?
Please contact us – via facebook, e-mail oder phone.

Stoneman Miriquidi Road-saison 2020: 30. April to 31. October

It was intense, demanding and very beautiful. Lots of nature, many views, many small roads, landscape very, very great - the route planners have put a lot of effort. Really recommended. I definitely want to ride again in 2018.
Michael R. · 6/2018 · gold

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2 Länder, 13 Stiche, 4.900 Höhenmeter
–Stoneman Miriquidi Road: the new A and O for road bike fans.–
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