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From gravel trail to mulled wine

LHD/Sylvio Dittrich

From gravel trail to mulled wine

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

7

Tours

23:46 h

192 mi

7,400 ft

The Christmas season, with all its cosiness and sweet temptations, confines your bike to a season in the shadows all too often. Mulled wine or sports drink? This Collection combines both: Take yourself out on a short, chilly Tour and treat yourself to a sweet reward at some of Germany's most popular Christmas markets.

These Tours are not too long and not too short, taking between two to four hours to complete on average. While you’re on them, you can choose between ploughing along nearby cycle paths, gravel roads or singletracks—surfaces that make these routes especially suitable for cross or gravel bikes—and you and your bike will truly be spoilt for choice: Seven great Tours and seven extraordinary markets in Cologne, Dortmund, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich are waiting for you.

If you still don't succeed in mobilising your training partners, you can simply meet them afterwards at the Christmas market: they are all easily accessible by train. That way, nobody needs to miss out on the delicious mulled wine. Only one thing you should bear in mind: The Tours are going to be wet and muddy. So that you can get a little cosier after you’re done, bring a change of clothes.

In this sense: happy Cross-Mas!

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    Kölner Dom Cross – kreuz und quer durch den grünen Gürtel

    Difficult
    03:04
    26.2 mi
    8.6 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The surroundings of Cologne, especially in the direction of Bergisches Land, are predestined for the Gravelbike. You do not have to go far to experience real driving pleasure. Cologne itself has the reward ready for you in December at the big Christmas market at the cathedral.

    

    You start directly at the

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  • Difficult
    06:06
    48.8 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    If you are in Berlin for the first time, you will not believe it is serious when someone invites you to a Gravel Tour and the meeting point is in the middle of the city. If you live in Berlin, you know it better: it is also without roads, but with many remote bike paths, lots of water and a lot of green

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  • Difficult
    02:58
    19.1 mi
    6.4 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Stuttgart is not exactly known as the German bicycle city number one. Nevertheless - or just because - it is worth swinging on the bike. Get out of the fine dust muff, into nature. On this short tour with lots of ups and downs you will plow a few beautiful forest trails and singletrack trails, lull you

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  • Difficult
    03:16
    24.9 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Dortmund is a city with many faces. Social hotspots, the BVB, Germany's largest Christmas tree and gaaaanz many great country roads, dirt roads and trails that invite you to enjoy the reflective winter time outside the big city hype. Go on a Dortmund tour that you would not expect.

    

    You start at the Dortmund

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    28.5 mi
    9.9 mph
    550 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hamburg and Radcross? But something of: In Hamburg, there is even a permanent cross-training track. And exactly this route is the first milestone of this not so short Hamburg-Gravel-Tour. The second goal is the eco-Christmas market in the Museum der Arbeit, but more on that later.

    

    It starts at the Hamburg

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  • Difficult
    02:32
    17.7 mi
    7.0 mph
    850 ft
    875 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this high-contrast tour, you will rediscover the Saxon capital. From the bustle of the city, you can quickly move away and enjoy a few meters along the Elbe, before heading straight for the Dresdner Heide, the huge recreational area on the northern outskirts of the city and perfect for a short, crisp

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    26.7 mi
    9.0 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you straight out of the bustling center of the Bavarian capital: you start at the station and steer partly on a discarded tram route on the Isar shore. When crossing, you can briefly enjoy a great view before you reach the Perlacher Forst.

    

    Here, the route initially leads along a quiet

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    192 mi
  • Duration
    23:46 h
  • Elevation
    7,400 ft

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