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Rund um die Rurtalsperre – ein Wochenende in der Eifel

Expert
04:43
50.7 km
10.8 km/h
1,120 m
1,140 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
90 m
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Simonskall

Hiking Highlight

18.5 km
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Rur-Singletrail

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

20.2 km
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Singletrail Dedenborn

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22.9 km
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Einruhr am Rursee

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26.7 km
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Singletrail Urft

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

30.8 km
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Singletrail Hohenbach

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38.7 km
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Rurstaumauer

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46.6 km
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Kalltrail

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

50.7 km
Destination

Elevation Profile

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Waytypes

Singletrack: 35.1 km
Cycleway: 4.30 km
Access Road: < 100 m
Path: 3.14 km
Street: 4.69 km
Road: 3.44 km

Surfaces

Natural: 3.57 km
Unpaved: 22.5 km
Gravel: 10.2 km
Paved: 6.78 km
Asphalt: 7.28 km
Unknown: 431 m

Extra Tips

  • Includes a segment that may not be rideable

    You may need to dismount or even carry your bike.

Weather Forecast

Planned by komoot

16/03/2018

Comments

  • komoot

    This tour is quite demanding and will occupy you for a few hours. But do not worry: Of course, all challenges are just the very best. You start through Kalltal up to Simmerath, the highest point of the tour and a first good opportunity for a little break.From here we continue. A wonderful trail, which only leads downhill for the next four kilometers, takes you to Rurtal. And that is not a spelling mistake. In fact, the eponymous river is just like the famous colleague from the Ruhr area. To avoid confusion, they once let the "h" away. If you want to play it safe, you better say "Eifel-Rur". And all of that is quite interesting, once you get there, you will not have a head for it, because the trails are just too good for that. A little bit up and down, quite demanding (both in terms of slope and technical) and you're at the Rurtalsperre.The Rurtalsperre is quite large, in terms of volume, it is the second largest reservoir in Germany. And the path that goes along it is really beautiful. We choose the quieter option (with fewer walkers) in the east, which is again associated with a crisp rise. Followed by a great descent that spits you right on the dam wall. Take a deep breath and just enjoy - the view of the lake is really impressive.A last climb and the final descent on the historic Kalltrail - you're back at the starting point in Hürtgenwald.Tip: If this tour is a bit too demanding for you, we have put together the "Short Rursee Round" for you.

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    • 04/04/2018

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