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Rocks, forests and hospitality — trail paradise in the Palatinate

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Rocks, forests and hospitality — trail paradise in the Palatinate

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

7

Tours

33:33 h

220 mi

22,975 ft

As you stand in front of a cliff carved out of sandstone—a feature so typical here in the Palatinate Forest—you can't help but feel impressed. Jumping back on the bike, you wind your way ever deeper into the trail network, riding past numerous stone structures that'll take your breath away. And you're truly glad you came. Welcome to the Palatinate Forest, a varied landscape that hosts a ton to offer, ranging from beautiful forest landscapes, idyllic splashing streams and varied trails, perfect for newbies and veterans alike.

Here, fun is guaranteed. Due to the undulating nature of the landscape, you will pedal uphill and roll downhill, over and over again. You'll collect a ton of elevation without ever really exhausting your legs too much—and the views from each highpoint are incredible, especially when that's enjoyed from one of the numerous castles in the region. In this sense, the Palatinate satisfies both the eyes and the stomach, with the numerous rustic castle taverns offering the perfect fare for some end-of-ride re-energizing. Speaking of which: If you want to order something local, we recommend trying the pig's stomach or liver sausage with sauerkraut. Or, as a vegetarian alternative, go for the delicious steamed noodles. At the end of your ride, indulge in a glass of locally made Reisling—the perfect way to discover the last delight of the region.

The Palatinate Forest is known for its characteristic sandstone formations. Especially around Rodalben you won't be able to escape the wonder. Conversely, the numerous trails which meander idyllically alongside small brooks are especially enjoyable. And the beauty doesn't end at the border: The trails continue through into the northern Vosges in France, an area that is nationally protected as a biosphere reserve. Nevertheless, all trails shown are officially approved, so you are always welcome. Many of the rides are designed to resemble a figure of eight. This way, you can shorten them and customize them according to your own wishes.

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  • Difficult
    04:12
    26.0 mi
    6.2 mph
    3,250 ft
    3,250 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Rodalben is located on the western edge of the Palatinate Forest and you could say that this town is "a bit off the beaten track". The mere fact that Rodalben's landmarks are two sandstone cliffs suggests that you're unlikely to come here for a weekend of cultural highlights. But how about a weekend

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  • Difficult
    05:07
    34.8 mi
    6.8 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this tour you drive through the beautiful Palatine woodland. This gets its name from its high-quality and closed forest, which is still remarkable today - despite mining and charcoal burning. Did you know that the most noble and expensive sessile oak is here?

    

    Where there are so many trees there are

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  • Difficult
    05:01
    34.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour begins chivalrous, it continues sporty and can end it with pleasure. Variety is guaranteed on these 50 kilometers and whether you are more motivated or enjoyably chilled, you will get your money's worth.

    

    This tour combines great views with really nice singletrack and always offers the option

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    19.4 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    "Three Hills Tour" is also called this round. Guess why. One of these hills got the charming name "Frankensteiner Monstertrail". And even if it all seems a bit scary to you, be sure: you will have a lot of fun here today. For the round is indeed conditionally demanding but each earned altitude brings

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  • Difficult
    05:51
    39.9 mi
    6.8 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Schopp is a historic place for all mountain bikers. Not only that top-class cross-country races are held here regularly - Schopp also has two real veterans of German cycling: Hardy and Udo Bölts. Above all, Udo was very successful as a multiple Tour de France participant in the 1990s. Exactly in this

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  • Intermediate
    03:03
    20.3 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Hochspeyer Tour of the Mountain Bike Park Palatine Forest has been certified by the DIMB ("German Initiative Mountain Bike") as a Premium Bike Trail Tour, an indication that a real gem awaits you here. So that you can really enjoy it, we have allowed ourselves to split the big round of about 65 kilometers

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  • Difficult
    07:19
    45.1 mi
    6.2 mph
    5,800 ft
    5,800 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This exit was driven in one piece is a very nice board - 72 kilometers and neat meters have already official marathon character. But the good thing is: this tour consists of three laps to each other. So if it's too long for you, just leave a lap of honor or two and you'll have a much easier haul.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    220 mi
  • Duration
    33:33 h
  • Elevation
    22,975 ft

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