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GELATO Grand Tour – Epic road rides around Offenbach

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GELATO Grand Tour – Epic road rides around Offenbach

Road Cycling Collection by Gelato Riding Club

15

Tours

88:04 h

1,418 mi

79,050 ft

We live for adventure and we’re always on the lookout for new experiences. We love a challenge – the steepest climbs and the most epic descents. But, for us, it’s not the competition that counts, it’s about sharing the same love for the sport. In this Collection we present to you 15 of our most beautiful and most challenging routes. These classics show you the prettiest places and roads in our huge backyard.

In Offenbach we’re lucky to have some of the most beautiful hills at our doorstep. We’re riding deep into mysterious woods of the Spessart mountains, up to the heights of Vogelsberg, through the dreamy Odenwald and across the fairytale-like Taunus. We conquer epic summits such as Großer Feldberg, Hoherodskopf and Katzenbuckel, but also many secret summits that you will fall in love with. If you feel more like riding in the flatlands, take on the Hohenaue and hammer through the low-lying Hessian Ried.

Whether with a couple of friends or alone: Discover the tracks of the Gelato Riding Club and ride the routes around Offenbach and Frankfurt that we truly care about. Like all our rides, these have been put together with a lot of love and care, tested and approved by the community. You can be sure that we only guide you along the finest roads of the area.

All loops start and end directly at My Piecycle, the cycling cafe with vintage flair. My Piecycle is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Here you’ll find sustenance and refreshments before or after your ride and meet like minded riders. So download the routes, enjoy the stoke and we’ll see you later at My Piecycle.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    06:27
    105 mi
    16.3 mph
    6,725 ft
    6,725 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Via the ascent at the Bundeswehr Depot Köppern you dive into the Taunus, then one highlight after the other is waiting for you. The loop through the Weiltal is fantastic and rarely used. Suddenly unexpected ramps appear with 18% in places. A gelato stop in Weilburg is practically a must.In Neuweilnau there is a Paninibar (Espabar - Espresso Panini …

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  • Difficult
    07:46
    129 mi
    16.5 mph
    7,650 ft
    7,650 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    An extensive loop from Offenbach through the wooded Spessart to the Bavarian side. It leads over fantastically empty and very well paved roads. You cross the Main and roll along roads well hidden in the forest into the seemingly endless Hafenlohr valley. Here it goes gently downhill for kilometers - a wonderful place to switch off your head and let the lactate plummet.

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  • Difficult
    08:59
    150 mi
    16.7 mph
    7,125 ft
    7,125 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Altitude meters, speed and enjoyment all come together here. It goes over lush climbs and through deep, impressive valleys. First flat along the banks of the Main, then across Wiesbaden and over the Hohe Wurzel and Bad Schwalbach into the magical Wispertal, where it rolls almost by itself.Take the ferry over to Rheinhessen, where orchards and vineyards are waiting. …

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  • Difficult
    04:11
    66.3 mi
    15.8 mph
    4,525 ft
    4,525 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The loop is insidious. It starts with the first easy climbs through Lorsbachtal, immediately followed by Ruppertshainer Berg, which can be really painful upstairs. As a punch line - or cream on the sundae, depending on the case - there is the Feldberg as the last summit.

    From there it goes downhill for a long time and you can take …

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  • Difficult
    07:07
    115 mi
    16.2 mph
    7,500 ft
    7,500 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The greenest of all tours. It goes deep into the Spessart Forest and on the way back across the Wetterau, where everything blooms and sprouts.
    Fantastically quiet streets, hardly any traffic and epic asphalt await you on this excursion.
    The route is so magical, in the Kahlgrund a unicorn can just pass by. The catering is not a problem: You …

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  • Difficult
    04:31
    76.5 mi
    16.9 mph
    3,850 ft
    3,825 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The hollow hump is a fairly steady climb and the gateway to the Spessart. On the way there and back, many highlights await you and there is really little traffic here - that's what the Spessart is known for and that's why we like to drive here so much.But you shouldn't underestimate the tour and definitely have a few …

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  • Difficult
    07:29
    103 mi
    13.8 mph
    4,875 ft
    4,875 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    First it goes past the Niddastausee, then over the dam and up to the Hoherodskopf. The climb is crisp. On the last kilometers up to the summit, an average of 10% goes up. The legs like to start steaming.Arrived at the summit, there is a break with an epic view of the Taunus. In good weather, the Frankfurt skyline …

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  • Difficult
    06:56
    112 mi
    16.1 mph
    7,350 ft
    7,350 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Katzenbuckel is considered to be the highest peak in the Odenwald. On the way there are numerous switchbacks and lots of hills that have to be conquered. In Michelstadt, Café Siefert is an absolute must for a stop, because it serves world champion waffles.On the way back, the last idyllic climb to Frankenstein Castle is on the plan. …

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  • Difficult
    04:56
    79.5 mi
    16.1 mph
    4,800 ft
    4,800 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Eschbacher Klippen are a highlight for climbers and adventure mice. Our route leads through Eschbach and with a little dangling the cliffs can be visited / climbed.Then it goes over wavy knolls and new asphalt to Bad Nauheim. There is the Café Mirwald as a recommendation. In autumn they make the best onion cake ever! Then it goes relatively quickly past the castle in Friedberg via Wöllstadt and Nidderau back to My Piecycle.

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    70.6 mi
    13.8 mph
    3,775 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    We like to tackle the warrior group at the end of the day. It's flat and fast to Darmstadt and then over the hills of the northern Odenwald. After the first ascent to Frankenstein Castle, there are endless views and the finest paved dirt roads.A constant up and down through the small Odenwald villages either pulls the plug or …

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    46.8 mi
    17.6 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On a slightly undulating circuit with a good 500 meters of altitude it goes to the Wetterau. The route is perfect for an evening lap during the week. After the first short but lush climb up to Bergen, the popular Hohe Straße is the first highlight.The next small ascent follows behind Hammersbach. Here you can build in a small …

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  • Difficult
    05:46
    88.6 mi
    15.4 mph
    6,800 ft
    6,800 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Through Frankfurt City you go straight to some of the nastiest ramps in the Taunus.Mammolshainer.
    Ruppertshainer.
    Emsbach valley.
    Feldberg.
    Heilsberg.
    These are all synonyms for lactate!
    It just hurts wonderfully here. Of course, there are also fast descents, because where it goes up, it goes down again at some point. If you have any grains left after the altitude …

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  • Intermediate
    04:00
    71.0 mi
    17.8 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Hohenaue Tour to Hessian Ried is the fastest lap in the Grand Tour Collection. Here you can really accelerate and always stay on the big sheet. There are no inclines, only straight lines. So have fun shooting!For the first 60 kilometers or so, you always cycle along the Main and Rhine on many well-developed cycle paths. But be careful: On the way back there are some busy roads in the area around Mörfelden, which unfortunately cannot be avoided.

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  • Difficult
    07:41
    127 mi
    16.5 mph
    8,150 ft
    8,150 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Here it is Spessart and Odenwald in one day. Definitely pack enough bars because the tour will hurt!
    Almost all highlights are combined here. It goes up the Hohlen Buckel to the Engländer, through the Hafenlohrtal past the idyllic Haßloch and over the Main into the Odenwald.
    There the next tough climbs are waiting to be climbed by you. To …

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  • Difficult
    04:27
    77.8 mi
    17.5 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    We have been doing this tour unchanged for a good 2 years now. On the way to Munzenberg you can expect quiet roads, unexpected climbs over narrow forest paths and beautifully paved roads for shooting.The last dirt road in front of Munzenberg Castle really pinches your legs again. There is always headwind here, coupled with anticipation for what is …

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    My Piecycle Rad und Trinkkultur

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Anyone who likes to get around on their beloved two wheels in the Rhine-Main area should know this pearl in Offenbach. The My Piecycle impresses with its charming interior, authentic flair and, of course, professional expertise. There is a complete package of cycling pleasure here. Next to the café is the bike workshop.

    The Gelato Riding Club starts and organizes its rides from here. In summer the racing bike is used more, in winter and autumn the gravel bike. In addition, some bike tours start from the wonderful Mathildenviertel, for example to France.

    After a euphoric ride, you can have a good time in the best of surroundings. With coffee, cake and other delicacies, the joint ride can be evaluated in a relaxed way and new ideas come to life. In the nice shop you can currently find Muc-Off, Fingers Crossed, Gelato Haute Couture and Biehler. If you haven't been there, you should change that if possible.

    Rad Café with a vintage flair.
    Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    15
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    1,418 mi
  • Duration
    88:04 h
  • Elevation
    79,050 ft

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