THE ELSTER CYCLE TRACK
It follows the Elster from its source in Ǎs (Asch, Czech Republic) to the mouth of the Saale south of Halle. The cycle track leads through Bad Elster in Saxony, then through Thuringia, between Wetterzeube and Profen. It goes through Saxony-Anhalt, then again through Saxony, to return to the west of Schkeuditz to Saxony-Anhalt. It connects the cities of Oelsnitz, Plauen, Greiz, Gera, Zeitz, Leipzig and Halle.
In the Saxon lower course (52 km, from Gera), the route is largely flat and independent of other roads. Here the path is well signposted. (Wheel train component 93%). The upper reaches (63 km) are characterised by mountainous sections. It is mostly driven on public roads, partly with heavier sections. The path is only partially signposted.
0 km Elsterquelle, 22 km Adorf, 39 km Oelsnitz, 65 km Plauen, 90 km Greiz, 105 km Berga, 126 km Gera, 144 km Crossen, 158 km Zeitz, 181 km Pegau, 208 Leipzig, 222 km Schreuditz, 240 km – Mouth in the Saale
The White Magpie
With a length of 257 km, it rises in the Elstergebirge west of the Kapellenberg at a height of 724 m above sea level. Its source lies at Vyhledy southeast of Ǎs, where it is called “Bélý Halštrov”.