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1981 Mosel-Radtour Gravel Tribute

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1981 Mosel-Radtour Gravel Tribute

Collection by erwinsikkens_com

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06:09 h

70.3 mi

6,650 ft

De vondst van een oude route- / stempelkaart van de 'Mosel Radtour' uit september 1981 in een van de kasten van het huis van mijn grootmoeder, werd al snel de deur naar een nieuw avontuur. Van fietsen wilde ik tot mijn studententijd nooit iets weten... maar mijn familie zat daarentegen al ver voor mijn geboorte massaal op de fiets. Zo ook tijdens deze tocht uit '81. Van vergeeld aandenken uit het verleden... tot hedendaagse graveltocht.
Het routekaartje van een bijna vergeten tocht - ooit verreden door mijn ouders en grootouders - toverde ik in Komoot om tot een volwaardige 2021 gravelroute en eerbetoon aan die tocht van toen. Samen met mijn vrienden van Schwalbe werd de tocht niet alleen een eerbetoon aan mijn fietsfamilie... het werd ook nog eens een van de mooiere gravelritten van 2021!
In deze collectie mijn avontuur en verhaal...
Meer achtergrond bij het verhaal - en een heel leuk persoonlijk interview met mijn oma - in onderstaande video en Pumped podcast!
PODCAST: schwalbe.com/pumped/enVIDEO:

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  • '1981 Mosel-Radtour' Gravel Tribute

    06:09
    70.3 mi
    11.4 mph
    6,650 ft
    6,575 ft

    '1981 Mosel-Radtour' Gravel Tribute

    

    

    

    

    When my grandparents were younger, they were diehard cyclists, just like my parents. I don't get my own love for the bicycle from a stranger ;-)

    

    While cleaning out one of my grandmother's closets, a stamp card from the 'International

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    Vineyard gravel with beautiful views

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    One of the many beautiful gravel roads around the Moselle river.
    The gravel is occasionally stony, but hardpack and therefore perfect for gravel bikes. Very quiet road that is only used by local winegrowers or the occasional cyclist or walker.

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    Steep Gravel Climb

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    Nice steep gravel climb as an alternative to the busier highway up. You will have to stand on the pedals for a while, but with a good gravel resistance on your bike it is certainly doable. Nice challenge ;-)

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    Aussichtspunkt Dhrönchen

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    Beautiful view over the green wooded valley. A little further on the climb you get a beautiful view over the Moselle and the river valley. Wonderfully quiet place.

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    Idyllischer Weg durch die Weinreben

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    Beautiful hard gravel road at a height that along the steep wall gives beautiful views over the valley below and the Moselle river.

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    Gravel in and out of town

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    Rural gravel road that is sometimes a bit rough, but always good for cycling. The gravel road is at the top of a short steep climb from the center of Hetzerath.

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    💚 BEAUTIFUL Gravel Climb 💚

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    Stop looking... this is the place to be!The southern Eifel and Moselle region is full of beautiful gravel roads, each more beautiful than the other. But this road was the biggest surprise during my bike ride here. In a beautiful open forest, this hard wide gravel road meanders gently up to the top. Wonderfully quiet and great for cycling with your gravel bike. At the bottom of the climb (or descent) you cycle past Föhren Castle.There are a lot more of these beautiful gravel roads around this road that feel like you are cycling through a park.
    All in all, a huge recommendation!

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  • Tours
    1
  • Highlights
    6
  • Distance
    70.3 mi
  • Duration
    06:09 h
  • Elevation
    6,650 ft

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