Etappe 1: Von Sankt Wendel zum Erbeskopf – Bikepacking im Hunsrück
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
314 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
Martin Donat planned a mountain bike ride.
April 9, 2020
Sankt Wendel is a very well-known place among mountain bikers, because marathons, cross-country world cups and even the cross-country European championships have been held here. The district town in the northeast of the Saarland is a worthy starting point for a mountain bike adventure through the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. If you have a little more time, you could use it to try out a few of the marked mountain bike routes around Sankt Wendel in advance.The goal of today's stage is another mountain bike hotspot in the region: the Erbeskopf trail park, which is located directly at the highest point of the Hunsrück and therefore also this tour. Before that you drive past the beautiful Bostalsee and straight into the national park. Here you will find peace, idyll and beautiful nature, which has been left to its own devices for several years. And here you can expect a lot of trails that are really fun with the bike.Since you drive up to 816 meters from the start to a height of around 300 meters and the terrain is hilly, more than 1,100 meters of altitude await you, which are mainly distributed over the second third of the stage, i.e. the area that leads you straight through leads the national park. There are no shops and hardly any refreshments here, so you should make sure you have full bottles and a little provisions beforehand. In return, pure natural idyll awaits you. And in the end a big reward: fine trails in the trail park and a long descent down to the stage goal, the idyllic natural camping site Massingsmühle. You can find information about the campsite here: camping.info/de/campingplatz/outdoorcampingplatz-massingsmuhle.
April 11, 2020
Attention: The tour in the national park partly leads via paths that are explicitly blocked for biking!
June 28, 2020