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Scary beautiful moorland tours

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7

Tours

30:01 h

244 mi

11,825 ft

"Oh, it's creepy to go across the moor when the reeds crackle in the breath!" Annette von Droste-Hülshoff wrote about this gruesome beautiful landscape, which has lost nothing of its mystical magic even though moorland is becoming increasingly rare.

On this tour you dive into the humid world of the moors. It goes over lonely paths through idyllic lake landscapes and swampy plains, where plants and animals live that you can't see anywhere else. Maybe it'll be foggy, maybe a little scary. It's sure to get wet. And beautiful. We have picked out some of the most valuable moorland landscapes and put out great tours through these protected biotopes - of course in harmony with nature and on official paths.

The routes are easy to drive but vary in length - after all, there are large and small moors. So there is something for every taste. You can take a normal touring bike or go on tour with the Gravelbike. The main thing is that you are open to the beauty and tranquillity that you will encounter in the bog - then you will experience a quite strenuous but also wonderfully relaxing time on the bike.

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  • Difficult
    08:06
    60.1 mi
    7.4 mph
    4,300 ft
    4,300 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The high Venn lies on the German-Belgian border and is with 5.300 hectares Belgium's largest nature reserve. The high Venn is a so-called high moor and this is exactly where this beautiful but conditionally challenging bike ride leads you. You will traverse 95 kilometers of uniquely beautiful scenery

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  • Difficult
    03:54
    34.1 mi
    8.7 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Dubringer Moor is the largest preserved moor in Upper Lusatia. In the extreme east of the Republic, you can enjoy the original beauty of a landscape that is very rare today. You will hear unfamiliar sounds of rare animals, and if you stop and open your eyes, you may not only see the source of the

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  • Difficult
    04:03
    30.6 mi
    7.6 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Usually you can find bogs in the plain. This one is different. The nature reserve Ebbemoore is located in the middle of the Ebbegebirge on the edge of the Sauerland - a densely wooded and almost uninhabited natural jewel between Meinerzhagen and Attendorn.

    

    The harsh and rainy climate here is favorable

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  • Difficult
    05:47
    52.6 mi
    9.1 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Such an area can only be experienced so close to the bike. Because only with this you come first on these quiet paths on dikes, on the birch-lined dams, past old farms and quaint economies and certainly not in the middle purely in the fascinating landscape of the Teufelsmoor. All this invites you to

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    23.2 mi
    8.4 mph
    475 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At first glance, there is not much here, somewhere in the northwest of Brandenburg between Elbe dike and nowhere. Really spectacular we have not to offer you on this tour. But that's exactly where her charm lies. Embark on a tour of tranquility, nature and contemplation. Welcome to Rambower Moor.

    

    The

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  • Difficult
    03:01
    22.3 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The black bog is a raised bog at the border triangle of Hesse, Thuringia and Bavaria in the Bavarian Rhön. Since the bog has been protected since 1939 and has been completely spared from peat extraction, it is now one of the most important raised bogs in Central Europe and belongs to the UNESCO Biosphere

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    21.4 mi
    9.0 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Actually, the Wurzacher Ried is the main protagonist of this beautiful bike tour around the largest still intact bog area in Europe. However, the area around the Allgäu spa town of Bad Wurzach offers so much more - so it can hardly be avoided to incorporate one or the other culinary and local history

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    244 mi
  • Duration
    30:01 h
  • Elevation
    11,825 ft

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