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In the middle of Germany — biking in the Odenwald Geo-Nature Park

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In the middle of Germany — biking in the Odenwald Geo-Nature Park

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

7

Tours

19:26 h

129 mi

15,650 ft

In the middle of Germany, there lies a region full of beauty, natural splendor, and small villages home to half-timbered towns, castles and palaces. Welcome to Odenwald, the home of the UNESCO geo-nature park—and the home of over 1,000 kilometers (630 miles) of epic mtb trails. To help you experience the best of the region, we have put together seven wonderful rides that will give you the best trail pleasure, perfect for a weekend visit or a longer trip.

We present you with seven particularly beautiful rides, which are limited to the outer part of the Odenwald (the Oden Forest) around the towns and communities of Fürth/Odenwald, Grasellenbach and Wald-Michelbach. Each ride is relatively short in itself and easy to do if you possess an average level of fitness and average riding technique. If that's too easy for you, you can raise the bar by combining the rides: The various routes often cross each other, allowing you to combine numerous rides or stages of rides into a larger Tour. For the same reason, you can also shorten rides should they prove too difficult. Therefore, from a relaxed afternoon trip with a break in the forest café or beer garden to a demanding day trip, everything is possible in the Odenwald.

Each of the seven towns and communities that serve as starting/end points are small pearls of the Odenwald in themselves. Here you can really switch off and enjoy the peace and quiet. That being said, these villages are fairly popular tourist destinations, so consider booking your stay(s) in advance. The culinary options in each of the villages is also a real treat, with the rustic and hearty delicacies of the Odenwald being something you shouldn't miss.

And that's it: The Odenwald is ready. All you have to do is pack your bike, hit the trails and enjoy the nature.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:49
    18.5 mi
    6.6 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In Grasellenbach this "Tour of the Nibelungen" starts. Do not worry there are no dragons and nasty warriors. Grasellenbach is the epicenter of the Nibelungs, so to speak, the Nibelungensteig is well known among hikers. This short bike tour leaves the trail to the left but leads you to the Siegfried fountain

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  • Difficult
    04:00
    26.4 mi
    6.6 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 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.

    1100 vertical meters on 42 kilometers - this tour through the Odenwald offers you not only great trails and beautiful views, but also challenges you quite nicely. Here is the first climb past the county forest high on the Juhöhe only the warmup program. If you've forgotten your breakfast this morning

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    15.9 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This short bike tour is a great match for nature and local history. It is technically and conditionally quite simple, you can do it easily with normal basic fitness in two to three hours. There is time to find out a bit about the beautiful Odenwald, which you can do right at the starting point of the

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  • Difficult
    02:55
    18.2 mi
    6.3 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    In contrast to the Middle Franconian city of Fürth, the municipality of the same name in the Odenwald, with just over 10,000 inhabitants, is a tranquil resort, where you can live well and have a great time around the city. This community is today the starting point for a short but crisp mountain bike

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    13.8 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Although Hammelbach has only 1340 inhabitants, but still offers everything that needs a decent starting point for a nice bike tour. There are several restaurants and pubs to keep you hungry, a bakery, a supermarket and even an outdoor swimming pool - perfect for cooling off in summer. But most of all

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  • Intermediate
    02:53
    18.9 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This approximately 30-kilometer tour through the Odenwald around Rimbach is characterized by the wonderful views that you have from different heights of the surrounding area. In good weather you can even see the Vosges from the foot of the Himmelsleiter (New Irene Tower). So it's worth taking a break

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  • Intermediate
    02:25
    17.0 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour around Wald-Michelbach has some demanding climbs and a lot of beautiful trails in the program. It starts in the center of the small community directly in front of the "Überwälder Einhaus", one of the most important sights of the community. Maybe after the tour you have time to see this typical

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    129 mi
  • Duration
    19:26 h
  • Elevation
    15,650 ft

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