Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Drive up to a place with the hauntingly beautiful name of Todenfeld... seriously? Yes, but! The Col, which is just before the state border with Rhineland-Palatinate, has established itself as a popular entry point into the Ahrgebirge of the Eifel or as a southern turning point for exits from Cologne. Part of the reason for this is the Permanente, who collects almost 190 vertical meters here every week during winter training.
Behind Rheinbach, turn left at the Waldhotel and then straight up through the Rheinbach Forest with a moderate incline percentage. A first striking feature of the ascent is the forest chapel. The beech log cast in silver, which had given the place of pilgrimage ecclesiastical importance, had to be replaced by a replica after it was stolen, but the further ascent is uphill
February 18, 2021
From Todenfeld heading north, I find the descent more pleasant than the other way around because it is a freshly paved road that is easy to see. Here you can really let off steam or, as Werner already said, "luckily it's only downhill to the construction site".
May 26, 2022
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