Gelato Riding Club

GELATO – Grand Tour Challenge

Gelato Riding Club

GELATO – Grand Tour Challenge

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 our sport. The Grand Tour is our challenge – completed alone but yet still together. Ride our most beautiful and demanding routes. Here’s how it works:

One collection, 15 Tours: save the routes from our GELATO Grand Tour Collection and ride as many as possible from 1st May - 31st July!

Upload your Tours with beautiful photos and highlights to komoot. Show them during your next visit to Piecycle in Frankfurt am Main and you’ll get a stamp for each Tour.

What’s in it for you:

5 stamps = After it reopens, you can pick up 1 free coffee at Piecycle

10 stamps = Pick up a komoot goodie at Piecycle

15 stamps = 1-year subscription to komoot Premium awaits you

On The Map

Tours & Highlights

  • 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 Bar), which should definitely be visited, because shortly afterwards the next long climb from Schmitten to Sandplacken is on the plan. Then the Kanonenstraße follows as the last descent and a couple of nice flat dirt roads back to the Piecycle bike and drinking culture. Here you can then indulge in the necessary recovery feast.

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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.On the other side you will reach the Main again. On its banks you can accelerate well on the following flat section or just enjoy. But be careful: save your strength, because afterwards it is again crisp through the Habichtstal up to the Englishman. As a reward, the forest house is waiting for you with delicacies. Then it rolls back to Offenbach almost by itself. A long day on the bike ends on the piecycle.

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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. The climbs are shorter here, but at least as steep. It gets really fast on the time trial route along the Rheindamm. Some passages invite you to the lactate party. A clear recommendation on our part!

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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 a deep breath. The Apfelkind café in Wehrheim is highly recommended. Here you can replenish your carbohydrate storage so that you can defy the headwind on the way home.

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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 drive past various beer gardens and many forest restaurants. The Sonnenhof with its milk machine is also on the way. Just try the wonderful organic specialties!

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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 more grains up your sleeve, because after the hollow hump there are a few unexpected climbs awaiting you. At the end, the Hohe Straße brings you back to the Piecycle in Offenbach, slightly wavy.

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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 can be seen. The summit house invites you to have a snack. The way back is mostly downhill on the volcano bike path.

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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. The ascent via the south route through the woods is really fun again. The climb is not particularly long, here you can really attack before it goes flat back to Offenbach via Dieburg and Rödermark.

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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 inspires you even more to enjoy the views. The last 30 kilometers back to the Main are flat again. It is allowed to shoot. As with all rounds of the Grand Tour, the goal is in the Piecycle, where you can refill your energy stores.

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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 interval and push your pulse up. Once the climb has been mastered, it goes downhill to Ronneburg. Attention: On the descent, there is a sharp left onto a farm road.Those who are particularly motivated can press up to the Ronneburg on an 11% incline. In Eckartshausen there is delicious coffee and cake in the afternoon. Behind Rommelshausen there is a long stretch through the forest to Ostheim. Here, too, you can really pedal again.

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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 battle and the long descent from Sandplacken, you will get rid of them in Bad Vilbel at the latest. The last few kilometers you roll flat to the My Piecycle and treat yourself to a well-deserved nightcap.

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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 top it off, Antjes Pfannkuchenhaus in Babenhausen has a well-deserved refreshment and then it's easy and flaky for the last 25 kilometers back to the Piecycle.

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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 probably the best café. The owners will greet you kindly with the words “Ai die Offebächer sin again doa” and you can treat yourself to french fries and juicy cakes.Back it gets windy again over lonely dirt roads and hardly used roads. In the My Piecycle, an isotonic drink will be waiting for you, just like after every ride.

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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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