David Niederkofler

About David Niederkofler

Ich bin der David aus Südtirol..
Immer auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern bin ich mit dem Rad in den Alpen und international unterwegs.
Hier mein Buch zur Fahrradreise von Italien nach Nepal:

Distance travelled

8,777 mi

Time in motion

981:16 h

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  1. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 29, 2021

    60.8 mi
    44.5 mph
    3,400 ft
    3,600 ft
    Wiebke Lühmann, Dieter and 4 others like this.
    1. David Niederkofler

      The detour to Kufstein saves you a few meters in altitude through Germany.
      From here it goes past the Walchsee back to Germany and Ruhpolding. Here you can easily replenish supplies before a short and easy climb leads to Bad Reichenhall. From there it is not far to Salzburg and the border is crossed one last time. It goes through the suburbs to the center of the train station to take the train to Amstetten.

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      • August 19, 2021

  2. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 29, 2021

    34.3 mi
    12.2 mph
    2,375 ft
    1,250 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      When you arrive in Amstetten, you have to cover another 55km to Lunz am See. On this route the road climbs slightly until it gets steeper and steeper towards the end. Driving is mainly on the road.
      After Gaming you have two options to come to Lunz am See. The nicer and less traveled variant is the one on the right in the direction of travel.

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      • August 19, 2021

  3. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 28, 2021

    50.5 mi
    15.1 mph
    3,400 ft
    4,350 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      The section from Sylvensteinsee to Tegernsee is pleasant and not steep.
      From there the gravel adventure begins and the section to the Austrian border is almost entirely gravel. Some of the slopes are crisp, but never too steep so that you would have to push. There is no way to buy food in a shop here, so you should have enough snacks with you.
      From the border, the main road leads to Kufstein. Here you are always on the busy road.

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      • August 19, 2021

  4. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 27, 2021

    87.7 mi
    14.1 mph
    5,225 ft
    5,300 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      One of the highlights of the entire tour is stage 15.
      Past Sonthofen it goes back to Austria via the Jochstraße. On the way there is a nice, not too steep road to the border.
      Once at the top, cyclists in Austria are greeted by a beautiful sight with mountain walls.
      In the direction of travel you should then drive past the Haldensee on the right. The gravel road is heavily frequented by hikers, but the view of the lake and the mountains in the background are worth it.
      After a short downhill to Reutte you come to the Plansee. The road here is always paved.
      If you don't want to do the entire stage in one day, you could stay overnight here. The emerald green lake definitely invites you to do so.
      If you move on, you will pass the Zugspitze and Garmisch Partenkirchen and have to step to Wallgau to get to the Sylvensteinsee along the Isar.
      The paved road is a toll road, which is why the traffic is limited. However, this was blocked and you had to follow the gravel road on the other bank. This is easy to drive on with a gravel bike. This road and the entire area are particularly recommended at sunset. A wonderful sight! Definitely look back again and again!
      The area is a nature reserve and you are not allowed to camp here. There is a night parking lot for campers at the Fall location - in the middle of trees. Putting up the tent here was very nice and pleasant.

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      • August 19, 2021

  5. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 26, 2021

    39.2 mi
    5.6 mph
    4,425 ft
    3,175 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      The train skipped the route between Friedrichshafen and Bregenz and left Germany. In the Austrian Vorarlberg it goes through the hilly landscape (road) into the German Allgäu. At the roadside immediately greets the sign with "Free State of Bavaria".
      To get to Sonthofen you have to climb a four kilometer long and ten percent steep incline. The downhill is rewarding afterwards.
      The actual route would lead to Sonthofen, but a storm thwarted the plan.

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      • August 19, 2021

  6. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 26, 2021

    16.6 mi
    60.9 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      The ferry goes from Konstanz to Meersburg and also takes cyclists with it. From there it goes over the flat bike path along Lake Constance to Friedrichshafen to the train station.

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      • August 19, 2021

  7. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 25, 2021

    73.3 mi
    11.8 mph
    5,250 ft
    5,250 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      As on the way from Bern to Zug, you follow the signposted bike paths on the way to Constance. Veloroute 41 is a beautiful route.
      Before you can drive onto it, you have to take the ferry to cross Lake Zurich. From Horgen this leaves every quarter of an hour and brings cars and cyclists to Meilen.
      After the lake, there is a short climb to conquer before it becomes increasingly flat. This route is almost entirely asphalt.
      The entrance to Constance is interesting. In the middle of the city you have to drive through a border post that divides the two cities of Kreuzlingen and Konstanz.
      Spending the evening by the lake is a must.

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      • August 19, 2021

  8. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 24, 2021

    85.2 mi
    14.5 mph
    4,800 ft
    5,275 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      From Bern to Zug, it goes step by step. The mountains are behind us and for the beginning it is only hilly. It's fun to drive through the fields and forests. The roads are mostly asphalted and you are on roads with little traffic. The easiest way to get to Zug is to follow the cycle paths. Switzerland has a very well developed network of cycle paths. The Veloroute 94 leads over 140km to Zug on Lake Sempach.
      There is a campsite on Lake Zug. However, this is right next to the train tracks and trains pass by every 5 minutes.

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      • August 19, 2021

  9. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 22, 2021

    54.2 mi
    12.4 mph
    5,375 ft
    7,100 ft
    1. David Niederkofler

      An off-road route leads from Jaun to the Schwarzsee. At first the road is still paved, but after a farm at kilometer 20 it turns into gravel. It goes on to the Pouta Tchivra Hof, from where you have to descend a few meters on a tractor path. If you are not sure, the people there are happy to help. Shortly after the courtyard, the path splits.
      On the right is an iron gate, on the left the path leads a few meters along the meadow. We decided on the right variant.
      Suddenly the meadow path becomes just a narrow hiking trail and becomes very difficult to drive until after a few hundred meters it is no longer drivable. The bike has to be pushed and carried. There is also a small river crossing. If you like to dig in the mud and don't shy away from having to push and carry your bike, this route is just right. For everyone else, the left variant via the S1 Trail is probably better (no guarantee).
      After the hike a bike you come back on a wide but steep gravel road before the downhill to the Schwarzsee begins.
      If you want to come to Bern on the same day, you have to take on the ascent to the Gurnigel Pass. This is pleasant because there are always short, flat pieces to rest on. Local farmers sell local specialties such as sausage, cheese, jam, ... in publicly accessible refrigerators.
      Those who are lucky with the weather can see the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from the top of the Gurnigel Pass.
      From here it's almost all downhill and can follow the cycle path to Bern. You pass many villages and you can always find something to fortify yourself.

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      • August 18, 2021

  10. David Niederkofler went gravel riding.

    July 21, 2021

    54.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    8,625 ft
    9,500 ft
    Roberto Costa and Raphael like this.
    1. David Niederkofler

      The Sanetsch Pass is a highlight in Valais. With its 25km it is not exactly short. At the beginning you find yourself between mountains and forest and cannot see exactly where the pass will end.
      There are signs on the side of the road showing the gradient and the remaining kilometers to the top of the pass.
      Here, too, a look to the rear is highly recommended. In good weather you can see the snow-capped mountain range that separates Switzerland from Italy.
      The further you go up, the more flower-covered meadows appear, but more and more glaciers can be seen all around.
      Once at the top, the Sanetschsee awaits racing cyclists and gravel bikers with a dead end. From here there is only a narrow and steep hiking trail in the direction of the Bernese Oberland.
      But there is a cable car here that you can take to go down to the valley and bring your bike with you.
      At the well-known and wealthy Gstaad, it goes on to Jaun. German is spoken briefly here before there is again a mix of French and German in the Jaun area.

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      • August 18, 2021

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