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The route of the lower section has largely been chosen to run alongside the bank of the Elster, and offers paths with different types of surface.

Some parts of this exceptionally attractive cycle trail are still being developed. Its upper section is characterised by hilly stretches, making it suitable for experienced touring cyclists. Families with children are recommended to start their cycle tour in Gera and ride downstream.

Length
240 km

Route (from the source to the estuary)
Asch - Adorf – Oelsnitz - Plauen - Greiz - Berga - Gera - Crossen - Zeitz - Pegau - Leipzig - Schkeuditz - Halle 

Profile
From Gera: near-natural and asphalted surface, easy; from Wetterzeube / Zeitz: connects with the Saale-Radwanderweg (River Saale Cycle Trail) via the “Saale-Unstrut-Elster-Rad-Acht”

Transport connections
- Eger-Plauen Railway

Elster Cycle Trail website

GPS data and map view