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Werratal — on the streets of Hessian Switzerland

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Werratal — on the streets of Hessian Switzerland

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

7

Tours

37:06 h

459 mi

29,875 ft

River valleys and mountain ranges alternate in the Fulda-Werrabergland, a region where everybody can find precisely what they’re looking for. Enjoy a riverside picnic as you roll over well-developed bike lanes, cruise over flat kilometer after flat kilometer or quickly collect some well-needed elevation by pedaling up one of the thickly wooded hills. Your prize for the effort? Stunning views of gently rolling hillsides as far as the eye can see.

On the edge of the Tours there is a lot to see: Numerous castles and chateauxs tower over the river valley, while the surrounding towns play host to hundreds of beautiful timbered houses. And so you can better appreciate the ground over which you roll, here, on the former inner-German frontier, testimony of recent history is still very evident—and still waiting to be explored.

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    Intermediate
    02:42
    34.8 mi
    12.9 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    To curl up, it goes on a trip to the Eichsfeld. First, it goes flat along the Werra to Wanfried. On a little busy and newly tarred road, you will manage the first ascent and drive into the Eichsfeld. The gained altitude meters are immediately lost again at the upcoming descent and you roll in the slight

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  • Difficult
    05:50
    67.1 mi
    11.5 mph
    5,825 ft
    5,825 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Today you collect altitude meters. Along the Werratal, you bump uphill and downhill on the surrounding hills. Attention, the low mountain ranges wait with crisp climbs. They compensate with great views and fast descents.

    

    As a first test, the increase in the nature reserve Hessian Switzerland is on the

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  • Intermediate
    04:01
    54.4 mi
    13.6 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    To get the already collected altimeter from the legs, it goes today on a shorter leg to the manor Besenhausen. You drive along the Werra past many castles and palaces. The tour is mostly flat, but offers two crisp high mountain ranges. The beginning is Castle Fürstenstein at Albungen. Further down the

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  • Difficult
    06:08
    80.9 mi
    13.2 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today it goes into the valley of the Fulda. From Oetmannshausen you follow the Wartburg-Herkules cycle path along the weirs to Hessisch Lichtenau. Behind Hessisch Lichtenau follows a steep climb to the sky mountain. From here it goes through a beautiful valley always downhill to the intermediate destination

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  • Difficult
    06:03
    70.9 mi
    11.7 mph
    6,975 ft
    6,975 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From the forecourt of the Landgrafenschloss Eschwege it goes on the king stage in northern Hesse, because finally the high Meissner is climbed. This massive mountain towers over the other mountains in northern Hesse. He is also given the home of Mrs. Holles. First, you leave Eschwege in the direction

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  • Difficult
    05:42
    63.7 mi
    11.2 mph
    3,775 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It goes on in the castle and castles program, because during a trip to the Werratal you can of course not miss a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg. You leave Eschwege in the direction of Wanfried and follow the course of the river Werra to Mihla. From here wait for flat kilometers a few gradients

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  • Difficult
    06:40
    87.7 mi
    13.2 mph
    4,475 ft
    4,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the end it goes over the Hohen Meißner in the documenta city Kassel. You leave Eschwege in the direction of Langenhain and turn behind the Blue Hill to Reichensachsen. After Reichensachsen, the climb to Meißner starts, at first leisurely via Vierbach and Germerode, until at the end of the village

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    459 mi
  • Duration
    37:06 h
  • Elevation
    29,875 ft

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