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E03 Von Oberhof nach Hörschel – 3 Tage Rennsteig

66.2 km
11.4 km/h
930 m
1,530 m
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
9.93 km

Schöne Aussicht

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17.7 km
33.0 km

Großer Inselsberg

Mountain Biking Highlight

51.8 km


Mountain Biking Highlight

66.2 km


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Singletrack: 61.9 km
Cycleway: < 100 m
Path: 167 m
Street: 1.99 km
Road: 2.00 km
State Road: < 100 m


Natural: 12.7 km
Unpaved: 3.82 km
Gravel: 44.6 km
Paved: 1.21 km
Asphalt: 3.31 km
Unknown: 592 m

Extra Tips

  • Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden

    You will have to dismount and push your bike.

Weather Forecast

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  • komoot

    The third leg of our Rennsteig tour from Blankenstein to Hörschel tends to be downhill. At least as far as the altitude you are working on today compared to the departure meters. 930 high, 1530 down - that's a fair deal and bring you lots of downhill fun!Speaking of departure: We would have arrived at today's daily highlight. Because today we go to the big island mountain. If you've been paying close attention to the subject of mountain bike history, you can smile tiredly at our little tutorial. On Inselsberg took place 25 years ago, the first mountain bike downhill race in Germany. At the top of the transmission towers was the start. From there it went over "breakneck" trails down to the center of Tabarz. Today, you casually roll off these trails with your touring and wonder if anything about what used to be awesome.The Great Inselsberg is the last significant increase of this tour. From now on it goes downhill. On the whole. Again and again, small, nasty climbs interrupt the approximately 30-kilometer descent past Eisenach to Hörsel. If all of this seems exhausting to you, it could also be because you still carry this stone with you that you fished out of the hall in Blankenstein. Good thing you think: In Hörsel, it requires the tradition that you flop the good piece into the Werra and help to give the geologists of the distant future an exciting riddle.The Rennsteig is done! Time to go home. In Hörschel there is not much that could lure you to linger. A little detour to the nearby Eisenach for more. There are lots of events and sights in Lutherstadt. From here you can return to the starting point Blankenstein in about three hours by train. Until the train leaves, the time is still sufficient for an original Thuringian specialty such as roast with dumplings, sour cream cake or a piece of delicious Wartburg cake.

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    • 12/03/2018

  • Kiezpirat

    Was a beautiful tour did the tour 2015 in the opposite direction. I started in Kassel at the Hercules and to the Wartburg on the Herkules-Wartburg cycle path as the first stage.

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    • 03/05/2018

  • Je

    In August I drive the Rennsteig again. But the 2nd stop is on the eberts meadow not in oberhof. 🙂

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    • 03/05/2018

  • Ich

    But it is worth a detour to Brandenburg on the outskirts of Lauchröden. From there you have a beautiful view of the Werratal and its meanders. Also you can still see some remnants of the former border. And if you do not have enough of the biking, drive a few more km on the Werratalradweg.

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    • 21/05/2018

  • André

    Hello, I have a question. I only have a hardtail CC bike, is the terrain so demanding that you absolutely need a fully? I can ride relatively well, I drove around 6 years ago in bike parks. I ask, because I do not want to push my bike permanently. Thank you very much for your information.

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    • 04/06/2018

  • Helmut Jung

    I drive the Rennsteig with the cyclocrosser (where it fits, I drive the original Rennsteig, otherwise the bike path). However, the bike path has the disadvantage that it sometimes deviates very far from the Rennsteig. Already done several times.
    But if you want to drive consistently on the hiking trail, you get around if the many pieces of root around a Fully not around. As you come with the hardtail quickly to its limits.

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    • 05/07/2018

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