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Bike Arena Sauerland – mountain biking in the land of 1000 mountains

Bike Arena Sauerland – mountain biking in the land of 1000 mountains

Mountain Biking Collection by Sauerland-Tourismus

12

Tours

43:20 h

294 mi

33,875 ft

Rolling hills and mountains stretching as far as the eye can see; fresh air, idyllic heathlands, thick forests and picturesque villages and towns – the Sauerland in North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany is beautiful. Countless paths and trails lead between cozy villages and beautiful landscapes, making it easy to explore the region by bike. Bike Arena Sauerland has great routes on their almost endless network of trails. In this Collection, we’ve put together the most beautiful mountain bike routes through the Sauerland for you.

Whether you are a touring cyclist, marathon pedaler, downhill rider, or if you are hitting the trails with your whole family, you will find a great route in this Collection. We’ve included a few long rides that will test your muscles as well as some relaxed routes and “taster rounds” for the whole family. You can also extend our Tours by checking out the region’s bike parks and trail centers, for example in the towns of Winterberg, Willingen, or Brilon. When you are done biking, you can indulge in local culinary delights, discover the region’s diverse culture, or relax in your cozy accommodation.

Sauerland has another great reason to visit – it’s located in the centre of Germany and is easy to reach from almost anywhere. Many of the routes’ starting points can be reached by train so you can plan your holiday without a car.

Accommodation is also abundant in the region. You can find a range of places to stay in the popular holiday resorts of Winterberg and Willigen, as well as in the surrounding small villages.

It’s up to you how long you take to the trails and whether you prefer to stay in a buzzing city or quiet village. Sauerland is looking forward to welcoming you for your next biking holiday.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Panorama Tour – Bike Arena Sauerland

    Difficult
    03:34
    25.1 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 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.

    The Kahle Asten is probably the most famous mountain in the Sauerland, if “only” the third highest: With its 841.9 meters, it is still the undisputed “highlight” of this tour, which bears its name perfectly. Again and again you enjoy wonderful views of the Sauerland - the view from the Kahler Asten is

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  • Difficult
    06:03
    38.6 mi
    6.4 mph
    4,950 ft
    4,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    62 kilometers and more than 1,500 vertical meters - this tour has it all and offers you the full pack of Sauerland, including three unique high plateaus. Great views and impressive landscapes as well as many beautiful trails and paths are certain on this tour to the Westphalian Sauerland.

    

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  • Intermediate
    04:04
    26.4 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In the 12th century, the noblemen of Gevore (later called noblemen of Bilstein) had a lot to report in the Sauerland. Of course, they didn't live in normal real estate - something more representative was needed. A small castle, for example. Or three of them? But, as is well known, nothing lasts forever

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    17.5 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This relatively easy bike tour takes you to two striking points in the Sauerland: the wayside shrine on the Big Picture and the High Bone, a mountain range between Westfeld and Kahler Asten. There are two silent highlights, which may seem unspectacular, but which stand for exactly what the Sauerland

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    31.6 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    At around 51 kilometers in length, this tour is not that short. But the name says it all: The “mountains” are left out today, instead you can enjoy a wonderfully relaxed journey through various valleys around the small Hanseatic city of Medebach in the Sauerland region, which is known for its wonderful

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  • Intermediate
    01:29
    9.59 mi
    6.5 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    "Short and crisp" - that is the motto of this tour, which starts from Hallenberg with a demanding climb to the Heidkopf. There is wonderful peace, wonderful nature and great views. In addition, after the first climb on the pastor meadow, it continues relatively relaxed, true to the second motto of the

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  • Difficult
    04:08
    23.5 mi
    5.7 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,575 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.

    The name says it all: This tour takes you through the Valmetal to the Hunau and back. A lot of trails and a stop in the cozy half-timbered town of Bödefeld await you.

    

    The tour starts at a hiking car park directly on Valmestrasse. Nearby is the campsite Valmetal, which would also be an ideal starting point

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    20.5 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this moderately difficult bike tour you embark on a small historical journey of discovery. On the way you will always come across quiet witnesses who tell little stories about times gone by in this part of the Sauerland.

    

    The first historical highlight awaits you right at the start. Only the description

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  • Difficult
    04:26
    28.1 mi
    6.4 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is perfect for experiencing a good time on the bike and getting to know the Sauerland in all its facets. At around 44 kilometers, you will find that there is much more here than bare forest roads - numerous, really varied highlights and great trails make this tour a real journey of discovery

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  • Difficult
    04:34
    29.6 mi
    6.5 mph
    3,625 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    SKS pumps and mudguards are familiar to almost every cyclist. But why is a mountain bike tour named after it? The answer is relatively simple: this tour starts in Sundern and that is where the SKS production facilities are located. In addition, a lot of beautiful highlights await you: wonderful landscape

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  • Difficult
    04:56
    31.7 mi
    6.4 mph
    4,250 ft
    4,250 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is beautiful in terms of landscape and also has a lot to offer you in terms of driving technique and condition. So get ready for a challenging ride that's a lot of fun!

    

    It starts on the outskirts of Brilon, directly at the camping and holiday park, where you can do a few laps to warm up on the

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  • Intermediate
    01:39
    11.7 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    With a length of 18.5 kilometers and only 370 meters of altitude, this is the perfect “trial tour” through the Sauerland region, perfectly suitable for beginners and families, including the next generation of mountain bikes. You can still experience the beautiful landscape of the Sauerland on easy-to

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    294 mi
  • Duration
    43:20 h
  • Elevation
    33,875 ft

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