If you want to push yourself and confront your boundaries and at the same time experience overwhelming natural beauty, then Roland Stauder’s Stoneman is the right track for you. The Stoneman Miriquidi as the German Stoneman is a well signposted, diverse mountain bike circuit conquering the highest peaks of the Ore Mountains. Along the way, bikers will experience the cultural, historical and geological highlights of the characteristic landscape on both sides of the German-Czech border.
Every mountain biker finishing the trail in one day will be rewarded with the handmade Stoneman trophy in gold as an official finisher, likewise with the trophy in silver and bronze for finishing in two, respectively three days. All starters are officially listed on www.stoneman-miriquidi.com .
Three trail variations:
One-day gold tour
Two-days silber tour
Three-days bronze tour
It’s possible to start the trail at any point. The circuit is only signposted and open in one direction. On each summit, bikers will find information boards as well as punch presses in order to punch their starter cards. The entirely punched starter card serves as proof for having successfully completed the STONEMAN-MIRIQUIDI.
Starter packs can be booked with the Stoneman partners.
Registration at https://www.stoneman-miriquidi.com/mountainbike-tour/starterpakete-mountainbike/
The route is open every year from 1st May to 31st October.
The technical driving requirement ranges predominantly from S0 to S1 with a few S2 passages. Do not underestimate it anyway! Gold is feasible only for technically savvy and fit mountain bikers. If you doubt, give yourself enough time for your first ride and try silver or bronze first.