Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 242 out of 253 road cyclists


  • Jonas Wind

    Extremely beautiful, narrow road right through the Palatinate Forest. Perfect in conjunction with the Kalmit increase. Fortunately for motorcycles locked in the summer but she can be quite busy at the weekend. On not so nice days you really have your peace here. Dry pine forests alternate with dense, moss-covered beech trees, while on the way a red sandstone lolls through the vegetation and some hairpin bends and curves over steep slopes are also in there. Last but not least, the road then follows a small, wild stream, where it slowly runs flat.

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    • April 21, 2017

  • Fk

    Very narrow streets, beautiful nature

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Olaf

    Great and quiet road through the Palatinate Forest. Wonderful nature. Part of one of my new favorite tracks.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Thorsten

    a super nice section between departure Kalmit and Totenkopf hut down to the Elmsteiner valley. On the weekend little traffic, as no motorcycles are allowed to drive and a small side trip to the Totenkopf hut is definitely recommendable.

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    • July 19, 2019

  • Andreas 🚴🏻‍♂️ 🚵‍♂️

    Fantastic descent from Kalmit, roll smoothly into the valley. Hardly any cars on the road during the week.

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Fabian

    The Totenkopfstraße runs along steep hills with long ascents and descents, narrow streets (on which motorists cannot overtake badly) and a few switchbacks. Really fun driving down here!

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    • March 20, 2021

  • Mats777

    Super climb. Unfortunately very busy in summer.

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    • June 28, 2021

  • Routier

    Horny lonely and continuously rising mountain road for accelerating. Unfortunately, too short.

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Mangold Jonas

    There is a refreshment stop on the route - pwv-maikammer.de/totenkopfhuette

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    • July 9, 2018

  • Christian

    Great road to drive up; great asphalt and great landscape!

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Genuss-Tourer

    cool route. Recommendation from me. That's fun. But maybe better during the week, on weekends a lot of cars.

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    • May 3, 2021

  • stetho

    Beautiful racing bike track in the Palatinate Forest

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Boris Schneider

    Every increase counts ;-)

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    • October 24, 2019

  • Pfalz-Graveller

    The Totenkopfstraße is an approx. 14 km long pass road in the Palatinate Forest.
    It connects the Elmsteiner Tal with the Vorderpfalz.
    The Totenkopfstraße leads directly past the Totenkopfhütte - roughly the highest point on the street.

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    • July 7, 2021

  • Jan

    Splendid. Streets without a median make the heart beat faster

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    • August 8, 2021

  • Der Wandermichel

    The Totenkopfstrasse can be approached from the west via the Elmsteiner Tal or from the east either via Maikammer or alternatively Sankt Martin. The west ramp starts comfortably with an incline of around 3% but then increases to a 10% incline after a few kilometers. At the top it ends with a 7% gradient to the Totenkopfhütte. The east ramp of Maikammer has a fairly constant gradient of around 8%. The east ramp of St. Martin is a double super street, so I prefer to drive from Maikammer.

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    • September 25, 2021

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Location: Maikammer, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Distance5.23 mi
  • Uphill1,125 ft
  • Downhill150 ft

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