Jacob Thibodeau

City, countryside, coffee cup — seven road rides to enjoy

Road Cycling Collection by
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Road bikes and a good cup of coffee — they somehow belong together, don't they? The ceremonious coffee at the end of a ride has become apart of cycling culture, as long as it's a good brew. Then, simply add in some passion, craftsmanship and a cozy ambiance, and the post-ride coffee stop becomes the perfect way to end any good ride. That's exactly why the seven Tours in this Collection don't end just anywhere: They all end in a cozy café that does a great cup of joe. Here, you can smell, taste and discover the love of the barista. With a bit of luck, you can also see live how the green beans turn black and unfold their full aroma slowly.

Apart from coffee, each of our rides offers tons of other stuff for cyclists of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. The concept here is simple: Get out of the city and into nature as fast as humanly possible. That's why we have preferably opted for small country and side roads or quiet (railway) cycle paths. Our focus during our planning of these rides was consistently on enjoyment, not performance.

All of our Tours start from large German cities and end at a great coffee stop. Therefore, if you're local, on vacation or just passing through, you're guaranteed to find something worthwhile here. For a stress-free journey, we've planned all of our rides to start at the main station. However, with our route planner you can easily set a different starting point so that you are flexible in your journey. The rides are mostly of medium length so that you still have enough energy to ride home from the cafe afterward. Some routes also offer the possibility to shorten the route — so you can decide for yourself how long you want to ride.

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The Tours To The Coffee Roastery

  • Difficult
    04:08
    53.6 mi
    13.0 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This beautiful tour offers you double delights. Not only the destination in Bochum leads you directly into the café of a small roasting house, also half way you can insert a stylish break with pastries and espresso.It starts at the main station in the middle of Bochum, from where we take you out of the city and into the green on the quickest way. Through the quiet Lottental you come to the Kemnader lake, which you leave to the right, to take quiet sidewalks course on Schwelm. There you can enjoy a first coffee break in the middle of the tranquil old town in Café Rabenschwarz.On the way back, pure racing pleasure awaits you again. In the Wodantal you enjoy an eight-kilometer descent, before you are challenged on a small dangling direction food again. If you notice in Nierenhof that it is enough for you, you can easily shorten the tour by turning right at the exit of the Wodantals instead of turning left and follow the coal road for about two kilometers to the branch Tippelstraße, where you meet again on the regular route , This will save you about 15 kilometers and a good climb.The rest of the tour takes you over the idyllic Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, from where you can watch the river, the many waterfowl and sometimes even the odd rowers, until you take course in Bochum Dahlhausen on the Springorum Cycle Path. It takes you away from the traffic back to Bochum, where in the middle of the city a fresh coffee in the "Röstbar" is waiting for you.

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  • Difficult
    05:28
    82.4 mi
    15.1 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is relatively long, but also rather flat, so you can still master the 133 kilometers as an extended day tour. It's best to take it easy and enjoy the long drive. There are plenty of opportunities.From Leiziger main station we lead you directly out of the city, after about ten kilometers you leave any car noise behind you. Because then the route leads over an old railway line, dead straight and on the very best asphalt. Shortly after the end of this dreamlike way you steer already on the Saale, where another delicacy waits for you. In the following, you drive on one of the most beautiful sections that the Saale Cycle Path has to offer.Where the Unstrut flows into the Saale, you leave the second longest tributary of the Elbe again and then follow the Unstrut on the Unstrut bike path, which is also very idyllic and makes the road bike a lot of fun. He leads you directly to the culinary highlight of this tour. Halfway there is the coffee roaster Moness. Here, with some luck, you can watch the roast master go about his work and, of course, enjoy your break for coffee and fresh cake.And you can already look forward to the way back, which is also beautiful. You drive partly through former open pits, which have now become really beautiful lake landscapes and provide a beautiful backdrop for this road bike tour. Shortly before you get back to Leipzig, you will meet the Weiße Elster and a beautiful bike path along its shore, which you will follow for a while before slowly but surely returning to the bustling center of the largest Saxon city.

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  • Difficult
    05:26
    74.3 mi
    13.7 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft
    Ferry
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    If you think about Hamburg, you probably think of a lot. The neighborhood, the FC St. Pauli, rain, headwind and long, flat roads. But did you know that Hamburg is a real coffee city? This is because Hamburg is the most important German import port for the fresh beans, which is why there are a lot of roasting companies right in the Hanseatic city. And that's exactly what ends this nice round. On the way you will be surprised how varied the environment of Hamburg can be.It starts right in the city at the main station. First you drive right through the impressive harbor area and cross the Elbe for the first time. Industrial and harbor charm, which can be excellently discovered by road bike. Hardly out of the city, this round presents a completely different side. About Harburg you head to the Harburger mountains, which you can master on a beautiful country road with some highly passable bike path - a whopping 150 meters in total. By the way, the north is flat!Continue to Buxtehude. From here you reach an idyllic moor and meadow landscape, the "Alte Land". Did you know that this is Northern Europe's largest contiguous fruit growing area? And that's exactly where the route takes you. You pedal along narrow streets again towards Elbe, where you have a great view of the airport area at Finkenwerder Airbus Airport. Directly behind is the ferry dock, which brings you back to the other side of the Elbe. Think about some change for the crossing.Then you have the choice: If you follow our route, we lead you through a wonderfully quiet moorland in the west of the city to a real Hamburg classic, the Kösterberg, which is also part of the well-known Cyclassics race and where your legs to glow again can bring. If you have enough in advance, do not turn left after the ferry, but follow the Elbuferweg to the right. Shortly after the Café Engel you come to the left to the Elbchausee, which you cross and follow a stretch of Baron Voght Street, which leads you back on our route. That saves you about 34 kilometers.Back in the Hanseatic city, you now head for the destination. Just a few more kilometers through the busy streets of Hamburg (we tried to make the route as calm as possible) and you reach the beautiful Speicherstadt, where you really deserve a fresh coffee from the barista.

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    86.5 mi
    14.5 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In Berlin, there is pretty much nothing that does not exist. And what is only halfway popular, there are in tens of copies. So it is with the coffee roasters. If you want to rummage through all the cafes in Berlin with home-roasted beans, you're probably out and about all day. For the small coffee thirst in between a great thing. For this tour we wanted to get out of the city, into the green. That's why we start this tour in the center of Berlin and drive straight on in the direction of the southeast. The destination is the Scharmützelsee or Bad Saarow, where the Kaffeerösterei Bad Saarow is located not far from the shore, where you can enjoy a very fine coffee stop halfway.For the way there and back we have come up with a route that offers the best possible compromise of rest and progress, after all, you want to make a few kilometers on the road bike. We lead you through parks, cycle paths and narrow country roads and only move, if there is no other, on busy main roads, but of course this can not be avoided in a million metropolis.If you do not want to travel that far or you want to save the ride through the city, you can just take a ride on the S-Bahn. For example, to Berlin-Schöneweide, which takes about 30 minutes from the main train station. By the way: The early bird is clearly in Berlin's advantage. The sooner you open, the empty the streets are. A road bike ride to the sunrise through the still sleeping city is a great experience! And the coffee comes along very well afterwards.

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    58.7 mi
    11.6 mph
    4,950 ft
    4,950 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    "Good things take a while" - this could be the motto of this wonderful tour, which leads you from the "Gate of the Black Forest", Offenburg, directly into the Black Forest. There are long driveways to complete in peace, beautiful views for a while to interact, to master the subsequent, long descents and to enjoy - at the very end - the best coffee in the area in peace and quiet.It starts at the station of Offenburg, the largest city in the Ortenaukreis, which is located at the exit of the Kinzig Valley between Freiburg and Strasbourg and is a great starting point for versatile road bike tours. You can drive long, flat endurance tours from here. But as soon as you are heading east, like today, it becomes mountainous, because we will take you directly into the Black Forest.First, it's a gentle uphill, when you roll over St. Wendel to Oberkirch and enjoys the beautiful view of the vineyards and the castle Staufenberg. Along the Rench to Oppenau it still remains loose. But when you see the "Stop-O-Mat" launch box, you know: Now it's getting mountainous! The Stop-O-Mat is a cool thing: With the stamp card you can stop your time and compare yourself later with other racing cyclists online. The driveway to the Rossbühl is quite challenging: 655 vertical meters spread over 7.2 kilometers and a maximum gradient of 18 percent will make you sweat. Incidentally, there are two ways to get to the top. If you want to take your time, just follow the main road. If you are more after a low-traffic route, you prefer to take the branch line, which we have integrated into our tour. It is no less demanding, but a lot quieter.No matter which driveway you take - a great view awaits you at the top and the start into a breathtaking downhill ride to Bad Peterstal. After a breather at the Rench, there is a short climb up the Lochberg. Above is the opportunity to reward you with a small snack, before it goes completely relaxed through the Kinzigtal back to the center of Offenburg. There you can round off the tour with coffee, cake, good mood and a great atmosphere in Arnolds Kaffeemanufaktur.

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    50.8 mi
    14.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    That Münster is a good place for cyclists, we probably do not have to tell you. This short road bike tour combines all the beauty the area has to offer and ends right in a cozy café with its own roasting house. A bit of culture, coupled with sports and a nice reward - that's a really good combination!The tour starts at the central station of Münster, where you will be amazed for the first time, if you have never been here before. The huge bicycle parking garage at the station entrance is really impressive. If your bike is not quite clean, you should roll into the bicycle garage: There is a bike wash!So it starts with sparkling rims. After a few meters you come to the "Promenade", the old fastening ring of Münster, which once leads to the city center and pedestrians and cyclists car-free locomotion allows. If you are in Münster, a ride on the promenade is just a part of it.It leads you directly to the Aasee, from where you slowly but surely leave the city. Past the well-known all-weather zoo, we will now lead you on quiet country roads in a westerly direction, where with the Westerberg the highest point of the Münsterland awaits you. Here is a 32 meter high lookout tower - if you want to go a little higher. The view is worthwhile in any case.Past Nottuln and Billerbeck you come to the bike train Münsterland. This is a 40-kilometer railway track cycle path that runs from Coesfeld to Rheine. But today you are content with six kilometers of the finest, car-free asphalt. In the old Darsfelder station you can still take a short break before it goes on the way back. Back in Münster you can enjoy this beautiful road bike tour with freshly roasted coffee and delicious cake.

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  • Intermediate
    03:57
    56.0 mi
    14.2 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Franconia is well known for its culinary specialties. At first one thinks more of dumplings, Sauerbraten and beer. But the culture of cycling includes a fresh espresso, which is why we took a look around in the South of the Republic.Our tour starts in Nuremberg and leads you out into the beautiful rural west just outside the city. It goes steadily up and down, usually moderate and without really long climbs. At the end of the 91-kilometer tour there are just 530 vertical meters on your bike computer, so that you have enough energy left over to spend the rest of the day comfortably in the Franconian metropolis. But before you pedal along quiet country roads, roll through idyllic valleys, enjoy the beautiful view of orchards and pass one or the other cozy village with a typical Franconian atmosphere.From Herzogenaurach it will be urban again. Nevertheless, you rarely need to share the asphalt with cars, because back to Nuremberg many beautiful bike paths, which are also passable on the road bike. Especially the last part along the Regnitz is really nice and brings you to the very shortest destination. A few more streets through the city and you are already in front of the coffee roastery Machhörndl. Thanks to its central location in the middle of the city, there is nothing wrong with exploring the delicious old town after a tasty espresso.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    462 mi
  • Duration
    33:35 h
  • Elevation
    16,850 ft

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