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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
Stoneman Miriquidi Road season 2022: 28. 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