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Fit & Active in the Erzgebirge
Hiking, winter sports, Nordic walking & cycling
If you don’t want to give up fitness during your holiday, you will find all sorts of opportunities for being active and sportive in the Erzgebirge holiday region during the most special days of your year. So the Erzgebirge are not only known as a popular destination for winter sports. Even when they aren’t blanketed in snow, Saxony’s uplands invite you to take discovery tours. They may involve hiking on one of the many hiking trails, bicycling, or engaging in the quite athletic activity of Nordic walking. It doesn’t matter how you wish to explore and experience the Erzgebirge – you can look forward to ever-changing landscapes, appealing tours and a wonderful holiday feeling.
Hiking in the Erzgebirge
Lace up your hiking boots and let’s go! More than 5,000 km of well-marked hiking paths make it fun to exercise outside in nature. It doesn’t matter whether you are planning a day hike or a multi-day excursion. Major long-distance hiking trails, both national and trans-European cut across the region. For example, you can hike the E3 from the Atlantic to the Ardennes, on to the Erzgebirge and continue via the Carpathian Mountains all the way to the Black Sea. Alternatively, you can hike a section of the German Reunification Hiking Trail that crosses the Erzgebirge.
Cycling in the Erzgebirge
Anyone who wishes to explore the Erzgebirge region by bike will encounter no (athletic) barriers. There are cycling tours and routes at all levels of difficulty, from a leisurely family excursion to a multi-day tour.
Nordic Walking in the Erzgebirge
Nordic walking, a kind of strenuous activity in the fresh air, is becoming very popular. You can spend entire weekends in the Erzgebirge experiencing this endurance sport.
Winter Sports in the Erzgebirge
Winter sports lovers find themselves especially at home during the winter on Erzgebirge's peaks, which are guaranteed to have snow. From the west to the east, ski areas with trails ranging from the blue to black categories offer optimal conditions for lovers of Alpine skiing and snowboarding. The region is also among the best for cross-country skiing – from the most meticulously groomed cross-country ski trails to back-country ski hiking trails, everything is there. It goes without saying that the opportunities for tobogganing are also excellent here.