Charles’s path connects the towns of Aue and Karlovy Vary via the Ore Mountains ridge. It is a beautiful cycling experience.
The Charles Trail connects the cities of Aue and Karlovy Vary via the Ore Mountain Ridge and at the same time the Mulderadweg with the Ohře Cycle Path (Egerradweg). With a total length of 160 km, the Karlova stezka, including four secondary routes, offers a royal cycling experience in the Saxon-Bohemian Western Ore Mountains.
The difficulty of the route ranges from the easiest to the hardest, so everyone will find something for themselves. The routes are not paved along their entire length, and are therefore mainly suitable for mountain and trekking bikes. Thanks to the existing railway line Aue-Johanngeorgenstadt-Karlovy Vary, it is possible to comfortably combine the hike with the use of the train.
The main route leads from Karlovy Vary via Nova Roli to Nejdek and Novy Hamr to the former settlement of Jelení and further across the border to Wildenthal and Aue. On the Czech side, there is an interesting side circular route from Hamrů to Potůčké, Hřebečná, Abertam and back to Hamrů (35 km).
On the German side, you can extend the route by circuits around the lake at Carlsfeld (18 km) or around the Sosa valley dam (18 km).
The main route between Karlovy Vary and Aue is 60 km long.