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Finest trails, pure nature — the best of the Harz Mountains

Rosstrappe Downhill Thale | Martin Donat

Finest trails, pure nature — the best of the Harz Mountains

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

7

Tours

19:58 h

121 mi

15,750 ft

In Germany's northernmost low mountain range, you will find a collection of the awesome trails that are second to none. One bike park next to the other, miles of great enduro trails and an infrastructure designed to meet the needs of adventurous bike fans. Whistle on the Alps - welcome to the Harz mountains!

When you consider the Harz in comparison to the Alps, many might consider them to be some sort of mid-German compromise. The mountains are anything but, however—especially when it comes to the density of trails and special offers aimed at mountain bikers. The 5 bike parks, all centrally located in the Upper Harz Mountains, offer all you need for an action-packed bike weekend and impressively prove our assertion that Harz are worth a visit. As well as mountain bikers, however, the area offers a stunning experience for cross-country skiers and trail runners, no matter whether they be beginners or professionals. And the best thing about all this: The Harz Mountains are easily accessible for the whole of Central and Northern Germany.

Here we show you some really fun rides, all of which take place centrally in the Oberharz. Of course, the classic - a ride up to the Brocken - is not to be missed. All of the other rides are arranged around the bike parks of the Harz Mountains. This results in a "win-win" situation when it comes to fun: first you can take a great mountain bike ride on action-packed trails before you are spat out into a bike park. From here, you can shred to your heart's content - or until you just can't shred anymore.

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  • Difficult
    04:05
    25.8 mi
    6.3 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,100 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.

    At the Walpurgis Night, the witches saddle their brooms and ride with their pitchfork and sacrificial animal to their dance ground, where they celebrate their wedding with the bubbling mood of the devil. Thale is, so to speak, the epicenter of mystical transmissions from the gruesome hustle and bustle

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  • Difficult
    03:05
    18.8 mi
    6.1 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour offers everything that makes mountain biking so great: from the relaxed, idyllic single trail in the midst of beautiful nature on rustic, warm hospitality to the sporty downhill descent is all there. Boredom is the last thing that gets you here.

    

    Let's start in Schulenberg, the small village

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  • Intermediate
    01:25
    8.04 mi
    5.7 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This short tour takes you around St. Andreasberg, a small town in the Harz, which has much to offer. Not only is it the highest city in the Harz Mountains, it also has the latest bike park. And that is exactly the linchpin of the tour. Here you start and here you come back after work.

    

    In the meantime

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    17.4 mi
    6.1 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,475 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Granted, a ride on the Brocken is certainly not one of the most creative destinations in the Harz. But let's face it - Harz without chunks is like a beach holiday without beach and sea. And that's why this tour leads you right through the Harz National Park up to the highest mountain in northern Germany

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    14.9 mi
    5.0 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Braunlage is located south of the Brocken in the middle of the Harz National Park and is one of the mountain bike hotspots of the northernmost low mountain range of Germany. Due to its central location in the Harz mountains, it's high up here: the highest point of this tour is 971 meters high. The is

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    18.0 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,275 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This single-track tour starts and ends at the valley station of the Hahnenklee Bike Park. This means: At the end of the tour, a really good descent awaits you. This also means: After that, the tour does not have to be over yet. If you still feel like it, just grab your bike, let it lift you up again

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  • Intermediate
    02:49
    18.3 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    For the wedding of the mining industry there was the so-called mountain freedom, which was to promote the mining industry and granted the miners certain privileges. A rather bizarre privilege was in some areas the right to brew their own beer. And that meant that there were once many breweries in the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    121 mi
  • Duration
    19:58 h
  • Elevation
    15,750 ft

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