Potůčky – Ryžovna // Czech Republic

The Ore Mountains are a playground for cyclists. There are plenty of roads less ridden. Potůčky is a small Czech town right on the border to Germany. It greets its visitors with a small market place, where tourists can purchase lots of colorful clothing, toys and and any kind of jumble.

Leaving the town towards Bozí Dar the road continues straight for a fair few hundred meters. The surface is rather poor and doesn’t really get any better once one enters the forest. From here on the road follows a small creek. A fair amount of boulders covered in moss and lichens add a rather wild feel to it.

The forest opens up after around 4 kilometers into this spot. On the right side of the road a couple of old and houses mark Luhy, a small settlement which was abandoned around 50 years ago.

The next 2 kilometers seem like a lumpy appetizer for the final stretch. With more than 1.5 kilometers in length this last part kicks up steadily and dead straight. At all this road offers an elevation gain of 247 meters over 8.1 kilometers.

Facts

Distance: 8.1 km at 3 % avg. gradient
Highest Point: 956 m
Lowest Point: 709 m

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