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Circular tour Malerweg Trail (sportive tour)

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If you like longer and more challenging hikes, then this tour along the entire Malerweg Trail may appeal to you. On six stages, between 17 and 22 kilometres long, you can spend your sportive walking holidays where famous painters such as Caspar David Friedrich once found inspiration. Discover the fascinating, wildly romantic nature of Saxon Switzerland on both sides of the Elbe!

Pirna is the starting point of your walking trip into the unspoilt flora of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its peculiar rock formations. Enjoy breathtaking views after hiking up to the famous Bastei Bridge, the Schrammsteine and the Königstein Fortress

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival in Pirna
After your arrival in Pirna, also known as the ‘gateway to Saxon Switzerland’, we recommend a walk through the medieval alleys. The city is also located close to Dresden and can be reached conveniently by public transport from there.

Day 2: Pirna-Liebethal – Rathen (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
In the morning, you will take the bus to the starting point of the Malerweg trail. During your first hiking stage you will walk through three wild and romantic ravines with lush and diverse flora. Continuing via the town Wehlen, calmly situated on the Elbe River, you will reach the probably most famous viewpoint of Saxon Switzerland – the Bastei Bridge. Then you will descend into the Amselgrund to Rathen, today’s destination.

Day 3: Rathen – Hohnstein – Altendorf/Kirnitzschtal (approx. 22 km, walking time: approx. 6 – 7 hrs)
The first highlight of today’s hiking tour is the Hockstein rock from where you have a wonderful view to Hohnstein with its castle. Climbing down through the Wolfsschlucht gorge you will reach the lovely Polenztal. After a short ascent you will continue along the Malerweg Trail and reach the second highlight of the tour – the Brand viewpoint, also called the ‘Balcony of Saxon Switzerland’. Take a moment and enjoy the phenomenal panoramic view. After walking down roughly 800 steps into the ‘Tiefen Grund’ gorge and passing Waitzdorf you will soon arrive in Altendorf or continue along the Panorama trail to the Kirnitzschtal valley.

Day 4: Altendorf/Kirnitzschtal – Schrammsteine – Neumannmühle (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 6.5 hrs)
One of the highlights today is the Schrammstein massif, an elongated and heavily ragged rock formation offering stunning views. After passing the Schammtor gate, a steep ascent via steel ladders leads you to the Schrammstein view point and you will cross the Schrammstein massif along the Gratweg, a ridge path. Following the Affensteinweg trail you will reach Lichtenhain Waterfall and then continue to the Kuhstall Cave, a natural rock arch. After a descent into the Kirnitzschtal valley, you will soon reach today’s destination the Neumannmühle, a technical monument. The bus will take you through the Kirnitzschtal valley to your accommodation.

Day 5: Neumannmühle – Schmilka – Krippen (approx. 22 km, walking time: approx. 7 – 8 hrs)
You start the day taking the bus back to Neumannmühle to continue the hiking tour along the Malerweg Trail. Explore the region called ‘Hintere Sächsische Schweiz’ with Zeughaus and Goldstein view point before climbing up to Großer Winterberg, with 556 metre the second highest mountain in Saxon Switzerland. On the descent to Schmilka we recommend a short detour to the Kipphorn view point. After crossing the Elbe River by ferry in Schmilka (additional costs) you walk up steps to Schöna. Now enjoy the view of the Schrammstein massif from the other side of the Elbe River while walking to Krippen, today’s destination.

Day 6: Krippen – Gohrisch – Königstein (approx. 21 km, walking time: 7 hrs)
Today’s stage is characterised by the climb of three rock massifs and the walk through vast plains. You will start with the Papststein, followed by the Gohrisch and then the Pfaffenstein. The three tops offer different breathtaking views of the landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Your hiking stage ends in Königstein and if you still have time, we recommend you to visit the impressive fortress, enthroning above the town.

Day 7: Königstein – Pirna (approx. 20 km, walking time: approx. 7.5 hrs.)
Passing Thürmsdorf and Weissig, the last hiking stage on the Malerweg trail leads you to the Rauenstein massif. From the top you can catch sight of the Bastei Bridge on the other side of the Elbe River. The descent along the ridge will lead you to Pötzscha, via Naundorf and Obervogelgesang you will return to the starting point of your hiking tour – Pirna.

Day 8: Individual return journey
After six sportive walking stages with unforgettable moments along the Malerweg Trail, you will start your journey back home. You are very welcome to prolong your journey and treat yourself to an additional relaxing day in Pirna or the nearby Dresden – ‘Florence on the Elbe’. We will be happy to book additional overnight stays for you so do not hesitate to ask us. 

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

[services] =>
  • Welcome surprise
  • 7 x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Bus/Train tickets according to the tour programme
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your walking tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your walking holidays

Bookable value-added services for these walking holidays along Malerweg trail

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your sportive walking holidays on Malerweg trail: 

  • Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description as well as in Dresden

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes". 

Further advice on the hiking tours along the Malerweg trail

Please note that in certain cities in the Elbe Sanstone Mountains compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Level of difficulty: demandingCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)Sportive tour with long-distance legsAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

8 days | approx. 120 km | from 569 €

Overwiev of all walking holidays for ambitious amateur athletes and long distance walkers

Circular tour Malerweg Trail (sportive tour)

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If you like longer and more challenging hikes, then this tour along the entire Malerweg Trail may appeal to you. On six stages, between 17 and 22 kilometres long, you can spend your sportive walking holidays where famous painters such as Caspar David Friedrich once found inspiration. Discover the fascinating, wildly romantic nature of Saxon Switzerland on both sides of the Elbe!

Pirna is the starting point of your walking trip into the unspoilt flora of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its peculiar rock formations. Enjoy breathtaking views after hiking up to the famous Bastei Bridge, the Schrammsteine and the Königstein Fortress

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

[ettappen] =>

Day 1: Individual arrival in Pirna
After your arrival in Pirna, also known as the ‘gateway to Saxon Switzerland’, we recommend a walk through the medieval alleys. The city is also located close to Dresden and can be reached conveniently by public transport from there.

Day 2: Pirna-Liebethal – Rathen (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
In the morning, you will take the bus to the starting point of the Malerweg trail. During your first hiking stage you will walk through three wild and romantic ravines with lush and diverse flora. Continuing via the town Wehlen, calmly situated on the Elbe River, you will reach the probably most famous viewpoint of Saxon Switzerland – the Bastei Bridge. Then you will descend into the Amselgrund to Rathen, today’s destination.

Day 3: Rathen – Hohnstein – Altendorf/Kirnitzschtal (approx. 22 km, walking time: approx. 6 – 7 hrs)
The first highlight of today’s hiking tour is the Hockstein rock from where you have a wonderful view to Hohnstein with its castle. Climbing down through the Wolfsschlucht gorge you will reach the lovely Polenztal. After a short ascent you will continue along the Malerweg Trail and reach the second highlight of the tour – the Brand viewpoint, also called the ‘Balcony of Saxon Switzerland’. Take a moment and enjoy the phenomenal panoramic view. After walking down roughly 800 steps into the ‘Tiefen Grund’ gorge and passing Waitzdorf you will soon arrive in Altendorf or continue along the Panorama trail to the Kirnitzschtal valley.

Day 4: Altendorf/Kirnitzschtal – Schrammsteine – Neumannmühle (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 6.5 hrs)
One of the highlights today is the Schrammstein massif, an elongated and heavily ragged rock formation offering stunning views. After passing the Schammtor gate, a steep ascent via steel ladders leads you to the Schrammstein view point and you will cross the Schrammstein massif along the Gratweg, a ridge path. Following the Affensteinweg trail you will reach Lichtenhain Waterfall and then continue to the Kuhstall Cave, a natural rock arch. After a descent into the Kirnitzschtal valley, you will soon reach today’s destination the Neumannmühle, a technical monument. The bus will take you through the Kirnitzschtal valley to your accommodation.

Day 5: Neumannmühle – Schmilka – Krippen (approx. 22 km, walking time: approx. 7 – 8 hrs)
You start the day taking the bus back to Neumannmühle to continue the hiking tour along the Malerweg Trail. Explore the region called ‘Hintere Sächsische Schweiz’ with Zeughaus and Goldstein view point before climbing up to Großer Winterberg, with 556 metre the second highest mountain in Saxon Switzerland. On the descent to Schmilka we recommend a short detour to the Kipphorn view point. After crossing the Elbe River by ferry in Schmilka (additional costs) you walk up steps to Schöna. Now enjoy the view of the Schrammstein massif from the other side of the Elbe River while walking to Krippen, today’s destination.

Day 6: Krippen – Gohrisch – Königstein (approx. 21 km, walking time: 7 hrs)
Today’s stage is characterised by the climb of three rock massifs and the walk through vast plains. You will start with the Papststein, followed by the Gohrisch and then the Pfaffenstein. The three tops offer different breathtaking views of the landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Your hiking stage ends in Königstein and if you still have time, we recommend you to visit the impressive fortress, enthroning above the town.

Day 7: Königstein – Pirna (approx. 20 km, walking time: approx. 7.5 hrs.)
Passing Thürmsdorf and Weissig, the last hiking stage on the Malerweg trail leads you to the Rauenstein massif. From the top you can catch sight of the Bastei Bridge on the other side of the Elbe River. The descent along the ridge will lead you to Pötzscha, via Naundorf and Obervogelgesang you will return to the starting point of your hiking tour – Pirna.

Day 8: Individual return journey
After six sportive walking stages with unforgettable moments along the Malerweg Trail, you will start your journey back home. You are very welcome to prolong your journey and treat yourself to an additional relaxing day in Pirna or the nearby Dresden – ‘Florence on the Elbe’. We will be happy to book additional overnight stays for you so do not hesitate to ask us. 

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

[preisinfo] =>

Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

[services] =>
  • Welcome surprise
  • 7 x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Bus/Train tickets according to the tour programme
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your walking tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your walking holidays

Bookable value-added services for these walking holidays along Malerweg trail

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your sportive walking holidays on Malerweg trail: 

  • Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description as well as in Dresden

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes". 

Further advice on the hiking tours along the Malerweg trail

Please note that in certain cities in the Elbe Sanstone Mountains compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Ansprechpartnerin

Team AugustusToursTeam AugustusTours
0351 - 563 48 20
aktiv@augustustours.de

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Level of difficulty: demandingCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)Sportive tour with long-distance legsAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

8 days | approx. 120 km | from 569 €

Individual walking holiday offers for amateur athletes

Our sportive walking tours are the perfect offer for all who would like to cover many kilometres along their walk instead of having lots of breaks and a slow travel speed: Day's stages with up to eight hours of walking time guarantee you vast hiking tours on which you can discover many things. Thus, you can explore many interesting stage locations within a short period of time and you even get to know a main part of the hiking trail of your choice.

How do we understand a sportive hiking tour?

  • Path characteristic: We can organizse you sportive hiking tour offers on basically any hiking trail. The tours' demand is primarily influenced by the length of the day's stages instead of the elevation profile. So far do we only offer sportive tours in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, but of course wen can do this as well along other walking routes.
  • Length of the day's stages: Our walking tours for amateur athletes provide daily stages with six up to eight hours of walking time. Occasionally does the elevation profile of the respective stages provide reason for shortening the daily tours.

Further information on our hiking tours for long-distance ramblers

In our section "Sportive walking holidays", we have compiled hiking tours that comply with the criteria of demanding walking tours. If you have not yet found your dream tour in our repertoire, we would like to create a tailor-made offer for individual walking holidays for you. PleaseĀ use our request form for individual hiking tour programmes. We are delighted about your interest on our walking tour service and are looking forward to your request!

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