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Iron Curtain Gravel Trail

Markus Stitz

Iron Curtain Gravel Trail

Collection by Markus Stitz

8

Tours

60:13 h

427 mi

37,075 ft

The Iron Curtain Gravel Trail spans 687 km from the Drei-Länder-Stein in the Harz Mountains to the Dreiländereck on the border of Germany and the Czech Republic.Incorporating parts of the former Kolonnenweg and the EV13 cycling route, this route offers a great off-road adventure with stunning landscapes, breathtaking views and the chance to explore an important chapter of European history on two wheels.The Iron Curtain Trail was mapped by Markus Stitz, who was born in the small town of Heiligenstadt in former East Germany. Markus has circumnavigated the world on a singlespeed bike, and is the founder of Bikepacking Scotland and Dirt Dash Events.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    04:26
    35.6 mi
    8.0 mph
    2,200 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
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  • Difficult
    07:04
    50.6 mi
    7.2 mph
    5,125 ft
    4,825 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • Difficult
    09:01
    64.2 mi
    7.1 mph
    5,950 ft
    6,400 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • Difficult
    08:14
    56.9 mi
    6.9 mph
    5,475 ft
    4,900 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • Difficult
    10:32
    73.0 mi
    6.9 mph
    5,975 ft
    6,025 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • Difficult
    08:37
    63.3 mi
    7.3 mph
    4,500 ft
    4,625 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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  • Difficult
    06:21
    37.6 mi
    5.9 mph
    4,875 ft
    3,625 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
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  • Difficult
    05:58
    45.9 mi
    7.7 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    427 mi
  • Duration
    60:13 h
  • Elevation
    37,075 ft

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