About Axel Gehrbrandt
Ich fahre alles was 2 Räder hat, am wohlsten fühle ich mich aktuell aber auf meinem Gravelbike. Am liebsten fahre ich lange Tagestouren um die Welt zu entdecken und um überall Kaffee und Kuchen zu probieren 👌Euch erwartet auf meinem Profil eine Sammlung von knackigen Hausrunden bis hin zu Mehrtagesabenteuern, gespickt mit dem ein oder anderen Radrennen.
- ORBIT 360
Route description:Starting from the northernmost point of the route in a clockwise direction, you are in the Eckertal and follow the eastern edge of the Harz to Blankenburg in a southbound direction. On the way there, you cross numerous small forest sections on the finest gravel and gentle forest paths, cycle past meadows and mountains and discover one or the other structural highlight such as the castle in Wernigerode. When you arrive in Blankenburg, the route spits you out on a stunning road, on which it goes really uphill for the first time longer, only to plunge back into the thicket and a rapid descent at the rest area at the top. From now on you are on a fast single trail, which is peppered with one or the other root and gives you a constant up and down. Shortly after Wienrode there is a really steep section on the top of which a refuge invites you to spend the night. After a short descent, the orbit meets a small and very rough mountain road again. This leads you up briefly before you can plunge into a longer descent into the Bodetal to Treseburg. Shortly after Treseburg you will reach a rest area where you can discover the fairytale houses of the Hotel Bodeblick on the opposite side. Here the small river crossing to the other side invites you to take a footbath on hot days, on the other side I recommend you to order an alcohol-free wheat in the beer garden of the Sternschnuppe guesthouse and to park yourself on the meadow by the stream, provided you are not hunting the best time. Just as you left the Bodetal in Altenbrak, it goes on wide gravel paths in the gravel paradise of the southern Harz, in which you can really immerse yourself at the latest from the stairs. The only inconveniences you will encounter here are the approx. 500m long dirt road at km 55 and the numerous trees that have fallen victim to the bark beetle, but that will be with you permanently from now on - huge piles of felled trees. After around 72 kilometers you will reach the idyllic Stierbergsteich. This cozy place invites you to take a break and I strongly recommend it, because if it only goes on wavy on wide gravel slopes and the descent down to Zorge chisels a big grin on your face, you will be waiting 18 kilometers later in Again a real board from a mountain on you. Well rested you come from a longer piece of asphalt and shoot into a wide forest path, which comes up with well over 10% right at the beginning, but it quickly becomes a bit flatter. Once at the top you have a breathtaking view down to the Bodetalsperre and you will find yourself next to a large refuge, which offers good protection from the weather in bad weather or can again serve as a night camp. Now more than halfway through and in Bad Lauterberg, shortly after the Oder dam, a land of milk and honey awaits you in terms of catering. From the southernmost point of the route, the orbit leads along a beautiful little paved mountain road, which is closed to car traffic and later changes to a beautiful gravel road. Arrived in Sieber you can expect the longest ascent of a good 10 kilometers in length and especially in the lower area with a gradient of 15%. This hammer ends on the Harzhochstraße, which you can then whip down towards Dammgrabenweg, speeds of up to 90 km / h are common here with the racer, so have fun, because the road is new and really nice and wide. The Dammgrabenweg will do you good, especially on warm days, because it is mostly in the shade, provides spring water (be careful, it contains very iron) and is almost flat as a wider forest path. In some places it briefly turns into a trail, which should, however, be passable without any problems. This is followed by a short descent, attention! This ends with a small stream crossing or, alternatively, with a small bridge, before a wide gravel path screws you up into the sky one last time. If you have crossed the B4 at the Kalbetal, you have made it, because from now on it is almost downhill, one or the other wave is still waiting for you, but at the latest from the Eckertalsperre you can let yourself roll to the finish or just shoot. Have fun!
April 22, 2021
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