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The Orbit360 Gravel Series 2020

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The Orbit360 Gravel Series 2020

Collection by Orbit360

16

Tours

339:20 h

2,587 mi

133,200 ft

Welcome to Orbit360 – Germany’s 1st Gravel Series with 16 routes – one for each state in Germany. From 04.07.-06.09.2020 the race is on – whenever you want! Collect points for each route, whoever collects the most points will become “Germany’s 1st Gravel Series” champion. Or simply just ride to have fun, join the big community and support Orbit360.We like racing, but most of all we love just riding bikes. That’s why we organised 16 Orbits – created by the gravel community – to experience great tracks all over the country. So whether you race or if you just go for the gentle jaunt – it’s your adventure. Either way, the real question remains: How many Orbits will you ride this season?For more information and registration go to: orbit360.cc

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    23:12
    162 mi
    7.0 mph
    10,725 ft
    10,700 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    We recommend starting the tour in the north to see as much of the mountains as possible in daylight.

    

    Below the "Großhesseloher Brücke" railway bridge you start directly at the beautiful Isar. Only a few meters away from the route are the Isar trails, a well-known and popular place for

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  • Difficult
    21:34
    159 mi
    7.4 mph
    13,175 ft
    13,200 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    The Baden Württemberg Württemberg Orbit takes you through the most beautiful forests of the Schönbuch and deep into the Northern Black Forest.

    

    Along the way you will always find small fountains from which you can drink the best Black Forest water.

    The signs "No drinking water" are usually

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  • Difficult
    19:30
    141 mi
    7.3 mph
    4,125 ft
    4,125 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Above Summt, the route takes you through the forest, along beautiful single tracks to two lakes with a bathing place. Then it goes on a long gravel road, where lying on and accelerating is really worth it. At full speed it's all about the beautiful nature reserve Schönower Heide.

    The next 15 km the track

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  • Difficult
    24:49
    192 mi
    7.7 mph
    4,725 ft
    4,725 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Route description:

    

    The route can be started at any point. There is no fixed start and end point.

    

    The route leads to the Biesenthal basin via imposing riverside paths along Lake Liepnitz. The bog and its flora give the feeling of being in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. Then it goes over asphalted

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  • Difficult
    23:27
    200 mi
    8.5 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,375 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Route description:

    

    One third gravel, one third headwind and one third headwind gravel. Elevation gain will at least not be a problem here. In the flat land of the dikes, the Bremen orbit strikes the North Sea at its northernmost point and gives you a unique view into the distance on the outer dike. Theweserfaehre.de/fahrplan/)

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  • Difficult
    18:25
    133 mi
    7.2 mph
    4,325 ft
    4,300 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route descriptions:

    

    Since the ferry in Hamburg influences the total time of the route to a not insignificant extent, this is no longer a compulsory part of the route. We recommend starting at starting point A (Övelgönne) and finishing the orbit in Finkenwerder (point B). This is only a recommendation

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  • Difficult
    23:43
    178 mi
    7.5 mph
    9,575 ft
    9,550 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    The almost northernmost point of this round is reached via gravel, meadow trails, fields and mystical forest sections shortly after the Michelnau quarry museum.

    

    From here you board past the Hillersbach reservoir, parallel to the volcanic cycle path, down the Vogelsberg in a northerly

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  • Difficult
    17:02
    152 mi
    8.9 mph
    3,550 ft
    3,575 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Route description:

    

    Which region do you choose if you want to cycle extensively, enjoy a varied nature and want to be constantly accompanied by the sea? Of course, Germany's largest island: Rügen.

    

    The route description starts directly after the bridge to Stralsund from where it turns left through a small

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  • Difficult
    26:34
    190 mi
    7.2 mph
    6,425 ft
    6,400 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    The route can basically start at any point, but the description starts in Buchholz, at the Suerhop station. The route runs clockwise.

    

    A few general words: restaurants, supermarkets etc. are rather rare. Sufficient water is important because rivers, streams etc. are rare. Churches with

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  • Difficult
    21:29
    155 mi
    7.2 mph
    9,300 ft
    9,275 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    You start at one of the most important places of pilgrimage for most of Cologne: the RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne, home of 1. FC Köln and the Cologne lifestyle. Without much detour, however, you move through the green belt (the lungs of Cologne) out of town, pass the Otto-Maigler

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  • Difficult
    21:47
    140 mi
    6.4 mph
    13,650 ft
    13,650 ft
    Ferry
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Route description:

    

    Hunsrück, Westerwald, Taunus - Rhein, Mosel, Lahn - castles, rocks, Wingerte - bike paths, forest paths, single trails. You can find all that and much more on the orbit in Rhineland-Palatinate, which is rounded off with a small excursion to the Hessian side.

    

    The description begins at

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  • Difficult
    24:24
    169 mi
    6.9 mph
    13,175 ft
    13,100 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Routenbeschreibung:

    

    Die Routenbeschreibung beginnt am Bahnhof/ZOB von Türkismühle, von wo aus ihr zum lockeren Aufwärmen Richtung Staumauer des Bostalsee fahren. Nun ein kurzer Sahne-Trail und ihr befindet euch schon im Anstieg zum Momberg. Dort am „Energieberg” erwartet uns die erste spektakuläre Aussicht

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  • Difficult
    22:36
    172 mi
    7.6 mph
    8,275 ft
    8,275 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    The waterway cross: a colossus made of concrete that leads one river over the other. A start to an adventure couldn't be more impressive. From here you go on the well-known Elbe Cycle Path, which winds its way towards Magdeburg and past it on changing surfaces. In the south it goes

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  • Difficult
    21:51
    174 mi
    8.0 mph
    4,950 ft
    4,950 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Route description:

    

    Starting from the northernmost point and following the route clockwise, you are at Bungsberg, at 167 m the highest elevation in Schleswig-Holstein, in the middle of the so-called "Holstein Switzerland". From there it is mostly about technically simple forest paths, paths and roads.

    

    Along

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  • Difficult
    18:47
    137 mi
    7.3 mph
    15,100 ft
    15,075 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.

    Route description:

    

    From the “Caravanpark Schwarzatal” camping site, you head over the Saalfeld heights on a route that is peppered with short, toxic climbs and crisp single trails towards Saalfeld. In Saalfeld you will reach the well-known "Saalfeld fairy grottoes" - a huge disused mine that has been

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  • Difficult
    10:12
    132 mi
    12.9 mph
    9,850 ft
    9,825 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Route description:

    

    The route starts and ends in Dresden Neustadt. So if you start in Dresden, you can arrive and depart by train very relaxed. Shortly out of the city traffic and you're in the middle of the Dresden heath and rolling along the Prießnitz towards the city limits. After you have left the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    2,587 mi
  • Duration
    339:20 h
  • Elevation
    133,200 ft

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