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Mountain biking in the Spessart – Awesome trails in Germany

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Mountain biking in the Spessart – Awesome trails in Germany

Mountain Biking Collection by Spessart Tourismus

10

Tours

26:55 h

183 mi

20,350 ft

Tucked away in the middle of Germany between the states of Bavaria and Hesse, is a true jewel for mountain bikers. Here, you can ride through endless forests, enjoy refreshing springs, and marvel at wide views over meadows and fields. Flowing trails lead through the action-packed and varied terrain, with plenty of historic villages en route where you can recharge your batteries. So where is this mountain bike paradise, we hear you say? The Spessart, forested low mountains that stretch between the cities of Main, Kinzig and Sinn. In this Collection, we reveal our top 10 favourite bike routes to guide you around this region’s untouched nature, rich culture and awesome trails.

Located about 34 miles (55 km) to the south-east of Frankfurt, the Spessart is bordered by the Odenwald low mountains to the south and the Rhön mountains to the north. The 10 routes in this Collection will take you through the western and northern part of the Spessart, around the town of Aschaffenburg, the mountain bike epicentre around the town of Bad Orb, and to the wild and romantic Sinntal Valley bordering the Rhön mountains.

The region is well set up for mountain bikers with an expansive network of trails. You can also conveniently reach most of the start points by train from Frankfurt, meaning you can leave your car at home. Although you won’t regret spending a long time exploring Spessart, you can also just stay for a weekend break thanks to the good transport connections. At the end of each stage, you’ll find plenty of bike-friendly accommodation to round off your mountain bike holiday.

The routes that we present in this Collection are suitable for all abilities. You follow traffic-free paths and trails through forests and meadows meaning you can fully enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature. If you want to challenge your mountain bike skills, check out the Flow Trail in Bad Orb. You can really let loose and test your skills here, and even book a training session to improve your technique.

If you enjoy riding your bike, you are guaranteed to have fun on two wheels in the biking paradise that is Spessart.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:26
    22.4 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,625 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The name says it all: Although this tour is not exceptionally long, it is definitely a challenge. Which is no wonder, after all, it more or less follows the course of the Spessart Challenge, which has enriched the sports program of the spa town of Bad Orb for 16 years. The challenge consisted of running

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    16.7 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This medium-length tour awaits you with all sorts of highlights and shows you what the Spessart has to offer: idyllic ponds, a wildly romantic valley, high altitudes with great views, a historic trade route and, of course, many action-packed trails. In around 2.5 hours you drive through the forests in

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    13.5 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This short tour is really varied: You drive through cozy villages, past a romantic chapel, a mystical high moor and of course on really beautiful trails and paths that alternate with paved forest paths and isolated side roads.

    

    It starts at the village community center in Roßbach, from where you first

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    18.9 mi
    7.2 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    A varied up and down on farm tracks, beautiful forest paths and flowing trails await you on around 30 kilometers. You start in Flörsbach and warm up your leg muscles with a nice climb to the Wiesbütt. An idyllic reward awaits you above. Although Wiesbütt-Moor and Wiesbütt-Teich are remnants of human

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  • Intermediate
    02:42
    17.3 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is not particularly long, but there is a lot going up and down, so you collect a few vertical meters. In terms of fitness, it is a bit demanding, but the beautiful landscape and varied forest and meadow paths ensure a really good time on the bike.

    

    You start in Oberndorf in the beautiful Jossatal

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    15.0 mi
    7.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is not 25 kilometers long, but still wonderfully close to nature and varied. It runs mostly on easy-to-drive forest trails, but also integrates many of the numerous trails that are here. As a highlight, you can expect views from a lookout tower and insights into a former quarry, which is now

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    21.1 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,575 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Even if your mouth is already watering: This tour has nothing to do with a hearty stew, even if it leads over the soil of the municipality of Linsengericht and through the associated court forest. Rather, the name of the place goes back to a historical place of execution and is possibly a modification

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  • Difficult
    02:53
    18.6 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The name of this tour says it all: "Sources and heights" perfectly characterizes what awaits you on this 30 km long round: Today you will overcome some of the highest elevations around Bad Orb and pass several sources, of which there is a whole Amount there. In between, wonderful views and great trails

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    17.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    For many years, a duathlon consisting of a running and a mountain bike route started from Bad Soden-Salmünster. This tour largely corresponds to the mountain bike route, which you can follow at any time - even without an event. It is almost 28 kilometers long and mostly leads along forestry and forest

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  • Intermediate
    03:12
    22.5 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In the extreme north-east of the Spessart in the transition to the Rhön lies the beautiful Sinn valley through which this tour takes you. Here you can expect a varied mix of shady forest areas and an open meadow landscape. You drive through idyllic nature reserves where you can find rare plants and animals

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    183 mi
  • Duration
    26:55 h
  • Elevation
    20,350 ft

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