- ORBIT 360
Starting from the northernmost point of the route, following clockwise, you are in Bergnassau an der Lahn. A short, relaxed stretch along the Lahn leads to the Arnstein Monastery, where the first highlight awaits you: the Jammertal! Usually you only come across mountain bikers here, but the single trail is mostly suitable for gravel bikes. Only when it has rained for a longer period of time does the name become part of the program.You leave the valley again over a longer ascent and meet the Limes cycle path above Singhofen. You can experience history up close on the well-maintained bike path along the former Roman border wall with many Roman excavations. But not only Roman fans will be enthusiastic, because the wavy profile and the good flooring make engraving a very entertaining affair.In Holzhausen there is a petrol station directly on the orbit - a good point to refuel, because for the next 25 kilometers you have to go back to the forest. A few kilometers behind Holzhausen, the route then leads you to the Holzhausen Fort, one of the best-preserved Limes forts in Germany. A zigzag profile is more downhill than uphill to the Aartal cycle path - pure nature along the Aar.Now it will be exhausting again, because you have to overcome the Taunus ridge one more time. The path climbs steeply, past the Taunus Wonderland to the Hohe Wurzel, the roof of the Orbit. Now you can relax briefly on the descent before you head over long, gently sloping straights to the Jagdschloss Platte. Here it is advisable to take a short breath and enjoy the view over the Rhine valley to the south, because now it's time to buckle up! The roller coaster ride takes you over the finest, very easy-to-ride single trails through the Taunus wonderland. Via the Nero valley you can reach the Hessian state capital Wiesbaden, which is also very suitable as a starting point for the tour.If you like, you can quickly go "all in" at the chic Kurpark in the casino (provided that fine evening wear is in the ass in the bag as hand luggage). Leaving Wiesbaden you now drive through the gently hilly Rheingau and always have great views of the Rhine Valley. In addition, you will cross some of the top vineyards in Germany over the next few kilometers: You can remember names such as Vogelsang, Johannisberg Castle, Schlossgarten, Mönchspfad, Berg Rottland or the Assmanshausen Höllenberg for a stop after the tour to start the day after the strenuous orbit to look back over a good glass of wine.But so that the wine-related noble rot does not spread in you and so that you do not end up like the famous late reading rider, you better keep pedaling now. We continue through the sun-drenched vineyards of the upper Middle Rhine Valley. Unique views and perfect paths make engraving an absolute pleasure here. After Lorch there is another longer, but very manageable ascent with a water source (tested by the Scoutin) right on the edge of the path. Once on the plateau, you follow the tracks of the Nassau small railway from Bogel. For the most part, the finest gravel motorways ensure that the average speed is compensated for after the meters in altitude covered. This is followed by a rapid descent with a great view of the Lahn valley, after which you will arrive back at the starting point in Bergnassau.
April 7, 2021
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Nice and quick coffee trip, is there also cocoa and cake? Because I don't like coffee
On our bike tour yesterday I had to combine cocoa and bratwurst. 🙄🙄
They didn't sell us any milk.My young training partner really wants to cycle to Hamburg with me.
Maybe you can meet us a little bit
Cocoa and coffee Cyclist greetings from the youthful, spring-like Franconia.
March 29, 2021
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Actually I wanted to go a wider;) loop and go back on the other side of the Elbe, but then the bridge in Wittenberge was closed and I had to go back the same way.Otherwise it was a very nice route: for the most part hardly any traffic and good, wide roads, hardly any vertical meters, perfect for shooting. Highly recommended, even if you want to go on to Berlin :).
March 27, 2021
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