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Who needs the Alps? 8 great climbs around Germany

Stephan Peters

Who needs the Alps? 8 great climbs around Germany

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

8

Tours

27:44 h

314 mi

22,775 ft

In this Collection, we present you some seriously strenuous rides with a lot of altitude difference—but without the usual suspects. Instead of looking at the Alps or the Black Forest, we looked around in the rest of Germany and created strenuous mountain stages for all wannabe mountain men. From now on there are no more excuses: get on your bike and get everything out of the hill in front of your door.

Now, we don't want to discourage you from heading to beautiful Alpine passes. But let's be honest: when do you have the time outside of your holiday to travel to the Alps and make your calves burn? The Tours in this Collection are suitable for your weekend ride or can be done in an evening—and we've planned a colorful mix. Some Tours start at the outskirts of metropolitan areas or near large cities. We have made sure that the starting points are easily accessible by car or train so that your journey is quick and uncomplicated. Two Tours actually start in the middle of the city. We were surprised ourselves how many meters of altitude difference you can squeeze out of Hamburg and Berlin and would like to see how you are surprised to rub your sweaty eyes when you see the collected altitude meters on your bike computer after work is done. Have fun mountain training!

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  • Difficult
    02:45
    36.3 mi
    13.2 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    If you live in Berlin, you have many things. Only no altitude. That's why we grabbed our mountain training bag of tricks and put together a crisp round, which gives rise to a hint of low mountain feeling with their climbing. And in the middle of the city. Do not you think? Then watch ...

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    30.9 mi
    11.7 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Admittedly, with a height of 98 meters, the Aschberg hill is rather a hill, but it is a lot higher than any dune in the far north. And this short tour revolves around just this hill, which at least covers 410 meters in altitude on around 50 kilometers.

    

    It starts in a car park on the outskirts of Eckernf

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    43.6 mi
    11.4 mph
    3,875 ft
    3,875 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    1180 vertical meters at a distance of just 70 kilometers - that's how steep Ruhrpott can be. And still so beautiful. This is not a tour constructed around a few steep streets, but a really attractive lap on the edge of the Ruhr area, which once again proves how peaceful and green it can be here.

    

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  • Difficult
    03:34
    35.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    3,525 ft
    3,525 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Bingen is a beautiful starting point for a road bike tour, which is easily accessible from the Rhine / Main conurbation. The beautiful location on the Rhine, at least in good weather, immediately for holiday mood. This tour here as well, you will forget that you pedal just half an hour's drive from the

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  • Difficult
    03:33
    40.0 mi
    11.3 mph
    3,375 ft
    3,400 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the gates of Cologne lies the Bergisches Land to the east, whose name does not derive from its topography, but goes back to the Duchy of Berg. Nevertheless, it is extremely hilly here and you can easily earn a lot of vertical meters. And that in a beautiful environment. In Bergisches Land there are

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  • Intermediate
    01:40
    20.8 mi
    12.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Hamburg and meters, there will be one or the other Berglandbewohner probably just tired smile about it. Nevertheless, Hamburg has to offer a real mountain classification, which has gained not least because of the Cyclassics race a certain cult status. After all, the Waseberg is waiting with 16 percent

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  • Difficult
    04:12
    51.1 mi
    12.2 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    If you drive north through Germany, it will eventually become very shallow. Until he comes suddenly, quite unexpectedly. And want to know it again. The Teutoburg Forest is not a high mountain, but you can still earn any amount of altitude. The Teuto delights all northern lights from Osnabrück to Hanover

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    55.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    4,675 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Thanks to its central location, the Harz is a haven for all nature lovers from the flatlands, from Hanover to Magdeburg. On the edge of the Harz is Clausthal-Zellerfeld, ideally suited as an easily accessible starting point for our sporty and mostly on quiet roads leading tour, although the Hochharz

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    314 mi
  • Duration
    27:44 h
  • Elevation
    22,775 ft

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