The eastern Fichtelgebirge has been on my list for a long time and so this morning I made a spontaneous decision over to Bad Berneck, where the start should also be.
So straight into the incline on the first railway cycle path on the former Neuenmarkt-> Bischofsgrün route. Finally the first 400 meters of altitude at the apex near Grassemann then descends through Fleckl, past Bullhead House. Then through Fichtelberg where you come directly to the German Vehicle Museum on the Fichtelnaab cycle path (sometimes also used to be a railway line). In the first part beautifully unpaved and completely in gravel-style down the Naab valley. When you reach Erbendorf, you should now continue on the Steinwald cycle path before changing the course directly through the nature park up to the Marktredwitzer Haus for a short rest. A decent increase, at the displayed 28 ° C rather currently still unfamiliar temperature range but quite exhausting 🥵
A cool cyclist later, Marktredwitz was targeted in order to come to the bridge cycle path shortly afterwards (partly former. Railway line Holenbrunn-> Selb). Shortly before Selb then another change of direction to roll to Weißenstädter See on the finely split 4th railway cycle path (formerly Kirchenlamitz-> Weißenstadt). Once briefly cut into the lake and then over to Gefrees where I made a change of route at short notice to test the Jean-Paul-Weg through the Ölschnitztal valley 😁
At the end of the tour through the spa gardens and beautiful Bad Berneck, all that remains to be said is:
Idyllic rivers, rugged heights - the mix makes it, as so often, I can only recommend it ☺
5 days ago
With wonderfully mild temperatures ☀️ I had to do a spontaneous evening round today ... 😊
So get on your bike 🚲 and via Weißenbrunn and Küps to the Hutweidsee 🏖 near Redwitz. Beautiful trails run along here near the shore. Continue between the Schwürbitzer quarry ponds and the Main meadows to Schney. A quick forest passage through the Neuensorger Forest 🌲 was then on the route to Weidhausen. After Trübenbach the Steinach 🏞 was crossed before Kronach was now targeted. Then back to Seibelsdorf via bike paths.
April 28, 2021
Today we went to the Dünenweg in the Nürnberger Land together with Marko.
The best weather with lots of sun could not have been more suitable for the tour.
Entry was shortly after Diepersdorf and then rolled along the stream of the sandy Röthenbach on flowing trails 🚴🏼♂️
After crossing Feucht, we went a bit along the old locks on the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal and then turned right into the absolute highlight of the tour - the Schwarzachklamm
The sandstone rocks and the passages there are just awesome 👌🏻
After a few kilometers on fine trails and a short rest with ice 🍦 in Altdorf, then on to the climbs with a fun descent 👍🏻😁 into Entenberg, then over the Nonnenberg up to the Moritzberg ⛰ and over a sharp downhill ↘️ the meters in altitude again to reinvest.
Later, a piece along the beautiful Pegnitz Valley, among other things, Diepersdorf was reached again.All in all, the round packs many facets together for MTB and that especially in terms of landscape 🖼
➡️ a real recommendation 👍🏻😊
April 24, 2021
After the weather today with significantly more sun ☀️ offered much more pleasant conditions for biking than yesterday, a gravel lap was made on epic paths and trails around the Edersee.
The start was below Waldeck Castle, where it should go counter-clockwise 🔄.
After I had left the promenades behind me and had taken the first loop on the bank on asphalt, I went off-road from Scheid up to the Urwaldsteig and then over the Knorreichensteig.
Just wonderful to drive over the ridge up there 👌🏻🤩
Arrived at the bottom of the bank, continue on level hiking trails and display boards to the sunken village of Asel, over to the westernmost town of Herzhausen - the turning point ↩
Then on asphalt to Asel-Süd until it was back on the Hessian long-distance cycle route R5️⃣ through the deciduous forest 🌳🌳🌳 close to the bank. Continue through the Camping-Bogen 🏕 in Bringhausen on the paved bike path to Rehbach and then off-road around the Eschelberg where the treetop path and climbing forest 🧗🏻♂️ are popular excursion destinations ...
A riverside path directly on the water led me directly to Edersee, where the mighty dam 🧱 was also visited. At the start of the tour back, a bike path meandered directly on the road with a little increase.
➡️ CONCLUSION: A round to my liking ... 😊
The Edersee offers the finest terrain for every type of bike 🚲
Whether MTB, racing bike or gravel - everyone gets their money's worth here 👍🏻😁
April 10, 2021
Today we went on a tour to the Weserbergland 🚵🏻♂️, the highest point in the middle part of it was approached - the 496m high Köterberg ⛰
From the start, first along the Weser to Höxter, and then to Albaxen at Corvey Castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here on, the river 🏞 was left and the altitude difference was gradually made in order to aim for the transmitter masts baren, which can be seen from a distance. The last few meters to the summit were tough with a 15% gradient,, but this made up for the great view 🔭. Without cooling off too quickly with the "cozy" 4C ° 🥶 and the gusty wind 🌬, we went to the next stage destination - the hunger tower. Shortly before that, the Marienmünster Abbey was visited. Incidentally, the 30th telegraph station of the optical telegraph line Koblenz-Berlin was located on the Hungerberg in the 19th century. Then a fine piece of the European cycle path R1 down to Höxter and then on the Weser cycle path with a short rest on the beach of the Godelheimer See 🏖 back to the starting point of the tour.
April 8, 2021
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Today was the best bike weather again ☀️ and so we went on an evening round over the Görauer Anger to the Niesten castle ruins.
Before that, the Mainz confluence lag near Melkendorf was on the route before I rolled over trails along the Main,
then through Bechtelsreuth and Lopp up to Zultenberg am Anger was reached. Really a mega panorama up there 👌🏻
Behind Görau then the Felsensteig, which has a lot of fun potential for MTB enthusiasts 😁, when the Niesten castle ruins appear afterwards.
Great view from there paired with the evening sun 🌅 - what more could you want 😊
Then the steep descent to Niesten and then along the Krassach mills on the route, before going from the entrance to Bärental up to Wunkendorf, in order to immediately invest the altitude gain in a fast descent down to the Weißmaintal. Again past one or the other mill, of which the Schrepfersmühle should be the best known, the Sahne Trail led me through the Kleinziegenfelder valley, past some huge rock formations, until finally the so-called juniper slopes were reached.
Now I went back by night ride 🔦, it took me through a piece of Bärental back up to Zultenberg with a subsequent descent on the Frankenweg down to Lindenberg.
Here Komoot apparently had brief difficulties with tracking,
until it then went back to Proß on the railway cycle path to the start in Melkendorf.
April 1, 2021
Today just a little after-work round in wonderful weather according to the tried and tested,
the legendary classic near Kulmbach ...
➡️ Patersberg with a look-around tower.
The Veitlahmer waterfall 🏞 and the Schwedenschanze were of course also on the circuit,
before it went towards the evening sun at the flood basin 🌅
March 30, 2021
Take a round of the numerous castles around and further west of Coburg, it should be today,
especially since I didn't know the Veste Heldburg any further ...
After reaching Coburg, Ahorn Castle and then Hohenstein Castle were on the route,
before I rolled through the picturesque Seßlach.
Then continue on the Werra-Obermain cycle path towards Heldburg, directly to the fortress of the same name,
Which of course it went up right away ...
Then it should actually go back via Bad Rodach,
a not entirely inconspicuous ridge was spotted in the spacious plain 🧐
Nothing like it was then to Gleichamberg,
where from there a forest path winds up to the 679m high Großer Gleichberg. There were around 350 meters of altitude in front of me, which after the kilometers I had driven up to then, mostly with a headwind, demanded pretty much everything from me 😁
Once at the top, there was a breathtaking view 🔭 over the lowlands to Coburg,
even if twilight is already beginning. After a short while it was high time for the return journey,
of which the descent on beautiful trails despite the lighting 🔦 with the narrow tires demanded a lot 😬
On the way there was still Rosenau Castle in the night ride,
although it would still not all be in the Coburg region ... 😅
March 29, 2021