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Der Esel

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Recommended by 327 out of 349 road cyclists

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  • Martin Donat

    Why is that called "on the donkey" here? The answer is: There used to be not this beautiful road here, but a steep path that the carters had to climb. The path was so steep that a donkey always had to be ready here to be harnessed to the carts because otherwise they would not get up here. In addition, there was always a saddled donkey waiting here in case the Baroness von Nesselrode felt the need to go to the forest.

    Today there is a road that winds up in serpentines - quite remarkable for the Ruhr area. Not an inhuman challenge but a nice change. ;)

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Andreas Platzl

    Short but fierce. In only two turns, your thighs are properly demanded here.

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    • September 13, 2016

  • Reinhold
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    • May 9, 2016

  • Radi

    Nice climb on serpentines

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    • April 2, 2017

  • Oliver

    But also downhill fun .......... ;-)

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    • June 9, 2017

  • Gravel Martin

    If you want to train your legs, then the way from Kettwig is south of yours! Already pretty steep and not exactly short - I recommend doing this 3x per tour, then it's even better at night! :-) :-) :-)

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Nici He

    Great to train a small mountain, even better if you have arrived at the top :)

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    • July 19, 2018

  • RAdler07

    Now sprint, but yes, torture yourself

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Ben

    Classic road bike climb that can be used for sporty driving

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    • October 30, 2016

  • Urug Sigil

    Good place to workout for 3-4 minute increases.

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    • May 6, 2019

  • Maxe

    Great descent, always a pleasure to take the serpentines.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Maxe

    Great descent.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Urug Sigil

    Especially if, like me, you only arrive there towards the end of the tour, another nice 9% to squeeze the rest of the glycogen out of the muscles or, as in my case, to bring yourself to the limit of giving up due to too little food on the way.

    As a disadvantage, I find the not so well paved bike path and the alternatively narrow, curvy road, so it is more of a double-edged thing.

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    • June 9, 2018

  • RAdler07

    Gutfahrbar and the width allows the faster sometimes overtaking.

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Urug Sigil

    Double highlight. The highlight "The donkey" describes almost the same section.

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Kevin

    Great driveway, down is also fun

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    • October 1, 2018

  • Michelangelo

    Either as a nice descent towards Kettwig and a break there or as a small mountain stage towards Ratingen / Düsseldorf.
    However, you are rarely alone here :-)

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    • April 9, 2019

  • Jumpas

    The donkey is always worth it

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Björn

    The turns make up and down fun!

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Andreas ⚒🌲

    When I get past this sign, I always have to think of Anthony Quinn dancing in the film Alexis Sorbas .... and in a good mood it goes up the slope ....

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    • March 8, 2020

  • Björn

    The whole corner is worthwhile

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Koonga

    Fast passage from Breitscheid to Mühlheim.

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    • September 10, 2020

  • Fellusch

    The legendary donkey - if you feel good, it is your friend, it is your fine, you are too weak.

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    • February 18, 2021

  • Fellusch

    Nice ascent or descent with serpentine flair.
    Must ride!

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    • February 18, 2021


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Location: Ratingen, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Distance0.68 mi
  • Uphill175 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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