Flow Rider — trail fun for everyone

Mountain Biking Collection by
komoot

All bikers love flow trails - that's what we say cheekily. They are easy enough to offer the bike rookie a lot of fun without risk, but they also offer enough possibilities for experienced riders to let off steam. In that sense, they appeal to the enduro racer in search of the perfect descent, as well as people of all ages enjoying a family weekend in the outdoors.

And flow trails look pretty darn good. Everyone can understand their curves and waves. Bikers push themselves intuitively into each curve and surf along each wave of the trail. Other visitors also seek to enjoy their features, with hikers, residents and outdoorsy people of all kinds traveling along them however they see fit. This kind of trail promotes harmony between bikers and other forest users, something many cities all over Germany have recognized and now support through the introduction of flow trail projects.

In this Collection, we have put together Germany's most beautiful, longest and most impressive flow trail projects, and we've included them in really beautiful rides which guarantee a great day on the bike. Most of the rides start and end at a railway station, so you can travel stress free and without the need for a car—and enjoy your hobby in full harmony with nature.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:06
    24.3 km
    11.6 km/h
    450 m
    450 m
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The "TrailGround" Brilon is a cool flowtrail project right on the edge of the small town in the eastern Sauerland. Brilon is a popular holiday destination and with the TrailGround it is a real highlight for mountain bikers.The idea behind the trailground is fully in line with the Flowtrail philosophy. The trails are designed to be fun for everyone. Flowing waves, good bivouac neighbor curves, never crass steep or blatant downhill. Nevertheless, just such trails offer fun potential for both beginners and experienced bikers.The TrailGround offers plenty of trails, all of which are marked and can be combined very well in three different lengths of tours. The marked tours are seven, eleven or 17 kilometers long and therefore there is something for every fitness level. And for the eye: Again and again you will be rewarded with a great view over the hills of the Sauerland, before continuing on a fun and flowy downhill.This tour starts and ends at the Brilon train station, with regular connections to, for example, the Ruhr area. In addition, at the end of the round, we added the market square of Brilon, which is the perfect place to refresh and strengthen you after the tour.The TrailGround is a public project. There are a few rules and there are times when the trails are closed. More information can be found here: trailgroundbrilon.de

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  • Intermediate
    01:40
    17.3 km
    10.4 km/h
    410 m
    410 m
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Trail Park Winterberg is located in the immediate vicinity of the city and next door to the famous Bikepark Winterberg. Optimal prerequisites for a perfect mountain bike experience. There are endless accommodations, lots of parking and you can also easily travel by train.That's why our tour starts and ends at Winterberg station. From here you cycle through the city on a moderate slope and a bike path along the road first warm, before the trail fun starts properly.Then it goes around. In the Trail Park are signposted 40 kilometers of route network, about 20 kilometers of which are right singletrack. Most of them have been specially created for bikers and their use is free. Some of them were kept natural and lead you over roots, stones and through small depressions. However, some of them are also built, lead over small wooden bridges and through flowing berms.Speaking of flow: It always comes first. All routes are designed so that even beginners can have fun. But even as an advanced biker you will not get enough, because with the speed of the claim. So you see, there is something for everyone.If you are ever in Winterberg, you should at least take a look in the bike park. That's why our tour ends at this point, before we take you down to the base station of the Bikepark Lifts, from where you drive back to the city via an idyllic railway path and spit directly onto Winterberg's "boulevard" , which is full of bistros and restaurant.

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  • Expert
    03:43
    32.4 km
    8.7 km/h
    1,130 m
    1,130 m
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. The starting point of the Tour is accessible with public transport.

    In the footsteps of the bike legends. That's the way to call this tour. Because it leads from the train station in Triefenried straight to MTB Bikezone Bischofsmais - one of the oldest bike parks in Europe, built and operated by track legend Diddie Schneider.Part of this bike park is also the Flow Country Trail, which we have made the main player of this tour. For this trail a legend is not enough. Because he was designed by Diddie in collaboration with one of the most famous bikers ever. No one else is responsible for the idea and the course of the route than mountain bike trial and freeride legend Hans Rey. A little "Wow" and off you go to the fun.The Flow Country Trail is the name of the program. Flowig through the Bavarian forest. Wide curves, gentle waves but always laid out so that beginners and professionals have a lot of fun. Just let it go the way you want it and you'll arrive at the bottom with a big smile on your face.Now you have the choice. Of course you could stay in the bike park, take the lift back to the Geißkopf and ride the trail (or one of the many others of the park). Or you follow our route and complete it to a long bike tour, which spits you satisfied and exhausted again at Triefenrieder station.

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  • Expert
    04:26
    47.2 km
    10.6 km/h
    1,030 m
    1,030 m
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In the middle of the partly strictly protected biosphere reserve in the Rhön there is a really great and above all legal mountain bike tour, which comes up with a superlative. Because it contains the longest flow trail in Bavaria, which keeps its promises. The Supertrail Kreuzberg is probably the longest of its kind north of the Alps.And that's not all. Also, the Flow Trail Kreuzberg - a section on this tour - is quite unique and will inspire you. Take five to six hours and fight this mega ride with almost ten kilometers downhill in one go.Three quarters of the route consists only of trails. Your smile at this feeling you will not be able to lay it off for days. What can a biker's heart ask for more? On to Kreuzberg in Bavaria and have fun!

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  • Expert
    02:12
    24.6 km
    11.2 km/h
    360 m
    360 m
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    The Vogtland is known for being a great bike area. Not so innocent of it is the bike world Schöneck, a bike park, which enjoys growing popularity and has built in addition to various downhill routes, Jumplines and practice course now also a flow line with 1350 meters in length.And that is exactly the highlight of this beautiful bike tour, which starts in the village of Schöneck, leads you over beautiful trails once around the dam Muldenberg and culminating in the bike world ends, where you will have fun again on the flow trail.You do not have enough yet? Then just spin a few more rounds through the bike park. The use of the trails is free, only if you want to use the lift, a ticket is due. If you wish, it will bring you back up in a relaxed mood so that you can end the day with pure bike enjoyment.

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  • Expert
    03:48
    35.5 km
    9.3 km/h
    1,130 m
    1,130 m
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Freiburg is one of the sunniest and warmest cities in the republic. That alone does not qualify the southernmost city in Germany, of course, as a mountain bike Eldorado. Nevertheless, one can do that with justification. The partly over 1200 meters high mountains just outside the city contribute to their part, but much more so the efforts of the locals and the city to create here legal, environmentally friendly and conflict free possibilities for bikers.This has succeeded all involved in a way that is second to none. Meanwhile, there is a really great and varied offer for mountain bikers in Freiburg, ranging from the pump track in the city over technically demanding downhill trails to insanely beautiful flow trails - which is what this tour is about.You start at the Freiburg train station and are directly spoiled for choice. Because there are so many possibilities here, we could not resist it and included the Roßkopf and the legendary "Boarderline Downhill" in the tour, the first, official route of the Mountainbike Freiburg eV This loop brings about 15 extra kilometers and makes this tour to a pretty big chunk. You can abbreviate easy by just following the trident until you hit our track again.Now it's uphill for a while. Reasonably easy on a good mobile side street. Your destination is the 1284 meter high Schauinsland. From here starts your flow deluxe trail program. Two beautiful singletrack now lead you mostly downhill back to the outskirts of Freiburg.Let's go with the "Badish Moon rising", one of the youngest trail projects of the Freiburg MTB club. This nature trail leads directly into part two of the descent, into the "Canadian Trail". This is a pure Flowtrail. Built by Canadian trail construction professionals who know what they are doing and have put an awesome bike rollercoaster in the forest here, which is easy to drive by anyone and that will just spit you out of luck on the outskirts of Freiburg ausspucken. Satisfied and exhausted, you can follow the track back towards the train station and look forward to your next visit to the German Bike Eldorado.

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    39.7 km
    10.8 km/h
    820 m
    820 m
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Flowtrail Stromberg is one of the oldest "Flow Country" projects in Germany. It was created in 2013 in honorary work of the members of Flowtrail Stromberg e.V. and is still based on the commitment of the members. A great project that you can appreciate through responsible use.This tour starts at the station of Bingen, idyllically located directly on the Rhine. We invite you to a beautiful tour with the Flowtrail Stromberg as a highlight. But you should plan for about four hours for these almost 40 kilometers. Alternatively, you can take the Regio bus 230 from the station (bike ride from 9 clock for free) and can bring you directly to the trail or travel by car.After the approximately twelve kilometers long Warmup Ride to Stromberg you can enjoy the different flow trails in the bike park. If you're looking for the challenge, the "No Jokes" Trail is even a challenging downhill that lures you with jumps and drops and requires good riding skills.Did you run away? Then it's back to Bingen. The highlight of the return trip is a single trail parallel to the Rhine, which offers you an amazing panoramic view of the river and the opposite shore.

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