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  1. da_max and 3 others went cycling.

    May 30, 2021

    04:07
    66.8 mi
    16.2 mph
    4,875 ft
    4,750 ft
    Jan Verbücheln 🤠, Marlon Rando and 92 others like this.
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      Hats off!! 💪🏻😳

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      • June 1, 2021

  2. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 16, 2021

    Marko Schmitz likes this.
    1. Giant Deutschland

      The Flandersbach lime works is located in Wülfrath. It is the largest lime works in Europe, which has been mining limestone around Wülrath since 1903 and processing it into lime in huge rotary kilns. But not all of the rock can be used for this. Material that cannot be burned is sold as gravel, among other things. If you will, this tour will take you around the birthplace of our beloved Gravel! Incidentally, two huge quarries are currently still in operation in Wülfrath. You actually don't get a lot of them on this tour. But for this you drive past some former mining sites, which are now filled with water and provide idyllic views.The tour begins at the Essen Kettwig S-Bahn station, which can be reached quickly from Essen Central Station. You roll briefly through the beautiful old town of Kettwig, cross the Ruhr and turn right onto the first part of the panorama cycle path, which leads over a former railway line and takes you directly to Wülfrath. This path alone is a real highlight, but it doesn't have much to do with gravel as it is paved. It is definitely a top warm-up program.Once in Wülfrath, the off-road fun begins. Roughly speaking, you walk around the premises of the lime works. Just the fact that you've been busy with it for a while gives a good idea of how huge the quarries are here. However, you don't get much of them - at most you can catch a glimpse at a few vantage points. Instead, you can look forward to quiet back roads, fast gravel paths and isolated trail deposits. This round is definitely something special and it ends as it began: on the beautiful panorama bike path or in the old town of Kettwig, which is definitely worth a visit.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 16, 2021

  3. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    03:35
    28.0 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
  4. Giant Deutschland planned a Tour.

    May 11, 2021

    1. Giant Deutschland

      There is the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, which follows the Ruhr on mostly paved paths from its source in Winterberg to its confluence with the Rhine near Duisburg. Inspired by this, the gravel bike magazine "lifeCYCLE" opened up and created a version of the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path on unpaved roads that is made for gravel bikes. This tour describes the third stage of this "Ruhrtal Gravel", which leads from Wetter an der Ruhr to the "Rheinorange" in Duisburg. At more than 96 kilometers, it is quite long, but you can shorten it without any problems: The route repeatedly leads very close to train stations that you can reach quickly from anywhere in the Ruhr area (e.g. Witten, Bochum or Essen). The train is also ideal for the return trip after the one-way tour.The route follows the Ruhr more or less directly. However, it almost completely ignores the touristic Ruhr Valley Cycle Path. It can get pretty crowded on nice days. Not so on this tour: It takes you on unpaved roads over the hills to the left and right of the river and ensures that you get to know the Ruhr area from a completely different perspective. Only now and then do you come across the original Ruhrtalradweg, which is the case, for example, in Bochum Dahlhausen, Essen Werden or Essen Kettwig. Here you can plan small breaks to stock up on provisions. We can highly recommend a refreshment stop, especially in the beautiful old town of Essen Kettwig. You can treat yourself to a piece of cake in one of the small half-timbered cafés or a delicious ice cream here.The last part of the tour is particularly impressive. It is hard to believe that the Ruhr gushes out of the ground as a small trickle a little more than 200 kilometers away. The port facility of Duisburg is the largest inland port in Europe and offers space for considerable transport ships. You can see the destination of this tour from afar: The Rhine Orange is a 25 meter high sculpture that was erected exactly at the confluence of the Ruhr with the Rhine.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 16, 2021

  5. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    sladdy likes this.
    1. Giant Deutschland

      This quite long gravel tour starts right outside the gates of Düsseldorf, but it does not contain any notable gradients, so that you can make good progress. It takes you to the southern outskirts of Duisburg and although you are never far away from urban areas and traffic routes, it feels like a little gravel holiday on the way!You start at Düsseldorf Gerresheim train station, which you can easily reach by bike or by S-Bahn. From here it doesn't take long until you feel the first gravel path under your tires. You roll along the edge of the Gerresheimer Wald, you will soon reach the Grafenberger Wald and from there take a course along the A44 and A52 motorways to Düsseldorf Airport. Does that sound stressful? Don't worry: you will be amazed at the remote paths you “sneak past” this junction.When you have passed the airport, it will be quieter again. Through various small forest areas you will soon reach the northern turning point of the tour: the Duisburg 6-Seen-Platte. In good weather there is certainly a lot going on here, but it is still worth taking this promising, varied area with you. Then the way back is already waiting for you, which leads you through beautiful stream valleys alternating with open meadows back to the starting point of the tour.Tip: More or less parallel to the course of this tour, a railway line connects Düsseldorf with Duisburg, so that you can easily shorten the route if you don't have that much time. With the S1, for example, you could drive from Düsseldorf HBF to Duisburg-Buchholz and start the tour right at the turning point.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 16, 2021

  6. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    Firat likes this.
    1. Giant Deutschland

      South of the Ruhr between Hattingen, Wuppertal, Sprockhövel and Velbert lies Elfringhauser Schweiz, which, with its hilly, green landscape, is an excellent place for extensive gravel tours. The starting point of the tour is the beautiful Ruhrpottstadt Hattingen. It is easy to reach (by S-Bahn) and a great destination for after the tour: Hattingen has a super beautiful historic old town with many restaurants and bars in ancient half-timbered houses.But now let's get on the bike! Right at the beginning it goes steeply uphill, past the Schulenburg and up to the Hansberg. And you're in the middle of gravel paradise! From now on it goes up and down, sometimes on real trails - no wonder that mountain bikers also feel comfortable here. In any case, there is no lack of variety on this tour.With more than 1,000 meters of altitude on less than 50 kilometers, the route is pretty tough. So better plan a little more time than usual. If the tour is too long for you, you can easily shorten it: It is almost in the shape of an eight - at kilometer 13.7 (waypoint 16) you can turn left and simply shorten it. Then you will soon be at the Bergerhof, which you should definitely plan for a break. In summer you can find drinks, delicious cakes and real beer garden flair here. A few more gravel paths, then you will reach the old coal railway. You can roll back to Hattingen in a relaxed manner via the railway cycle path. Shortly before you reach your destination, there is even a little highlight waiting for you: the Schulenberg tunnel.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 15, 2021

  7. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    1. Giant Deutschland

      This tour takes you to the famous Neandertal. But the memory of our ancestors is by no means the only highlight that awaits you on the beautiful gravel circuit with only a few meters of altitude ...You start in Erkrath at the S-Bahn station, which you can reach very quickly from Düsseldorf (8 minutes by S-Bahn). But you can also start in no time from Cologne or Wuppertal - even without a car. After less than two kilometers you will drive under the A3 and a little later you will pass the German GIANT headquarters. If you're on a GIANT gravel bike: Here it comes from! It continues: a short stretch of road, then the route bends into the Neandertal and follows the course of the Düssel on beautiful forest paths and isolated trails. This passage is really a gravel dream! It spits you out in the tranquil town center of Gruiten, where you can treat yourself to a coffee in the midst of the idyllic half-timbered house.You will also find out in the further course of the tour that the area here is ideal for graveling: Whether the Hilden city forest, the Ohligser Heide or the beautiful paths that connect the Oerkhausee, Schlupkotensee and Elbsee - this is where you really get what you're looking for Costs. Through the Eller Forest and finally along the Düsselauen you come back to Erkrath and can relax and take the S-Bahn home.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 12, 2021

  8. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    Firat likes this.
    1. Giant Deutschland

      From Cologne, Essen or Düsseldorf you can quickly reach Wuppertal by train and thus on the edge of the Bergisches Land, where the finest gravel is already waiting for you. This tour starts at the “Zoologischer Garten” train station and takes you up and down around Remscheid. "Exotic" highlights are included as well as impressive buildings and wonderful valleys.You don't just start at the stop of the same name, you drive right through the middle of the Wuppertal Zoo: The so-called "Samba race" leads over the bridge of a former railway line, from which you can look directly into the animal enclosures. If you stop for a moment, there is a high probability that you will spot a tiger. Then it's relatively relaxed, but steadily uphill over the route up to Wuppertal Cronenberg.When you arrive at the end of the Samba Race, a great mix of trails and paths awaits you, which will lead you to the valley of the Wupper, where you can marvel at an architectural highlight. The Müngsten Bridge from the late 19th century is Germany's highest railway bridge and is still regularly used by the S7, which commutes between Wuppertal and Solingen. You should really stop here and take a look back at the imposing structure.The route now leads over winding trails into the Hammertal and from there to the Eschbachtalsperre. Past the Remscheid districts of Lennep and Lüttringhausen and through the beautiful Zillertal you now make your way back to the tour, which ends in the Samba terrace in Cronenberg. From now on you roll back to the start in Wuppertal in a relaxed manner over fine gravel.The perfect bike for this tour:
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 12, 2021

  9. Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

    May 11, 2021

    Michael Seifert likes this.
    1. Giant Deutschland

      This tour starts in the middle of Essen at the main train station and is therefore ideal for you if you are not from Essen and still do not feel like traveling by car. So from the train you switch directly to your bike and if you like, you can pay a visit to the Giant dealer Fahrrad Schlitzer. This would only require a small detour from the Grugaradweg.The first kilometers run through the middle of the city and therefore mostly over asphalt. But that's not bad at all, so you can warm up in peace and quietly "experience" that a lot has happened in terms of bike infrastructure in the Pott. For example, you drive a good bit over the "RS1", the rapid cycle path that later runs through the entire Ruhr area.After a short stretch on the Gruga cycle path, the Gravel finally comes. On quiet paths you drive down to the Ruhr, through Essen Werden and into the gravel paradise in and around the Oefter Tal nature reserve. It's great to drive here and again and again you have a wonderful view of nature - hard to believe that you were just in the middle of the city!After a crisp descent to the Ruhr, a detour to the old town of Essen Kettwig is worthwhile. Then you tackle the way back, which leads you along the Ruhr meadows and under the famous Mintarder Bridge towards Mülheim. Through the beautiful Forstbachtal south of the city you come back to Essen, where you turn back onto the Gruga cycle path and drive back to the main station via the same route as on the way there. Shortly before you reach your destination, you shouldn't miss a stop at Café Radmosphäre.The perfect bike for this tour?
      GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced
      giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021

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      • May 11, 2021

  10. Giant Deutschland planned an e-mountain bike ride.

    March 16, 2021

    01:45
    15.7 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    1. Giant Deutschland

      The tour around the Lainzer Tiergarten is very popular and always worth a trip. It is not too long, but it does present one or the other technical challenge on the descents. The tour goes clockwise around the Lainzer Tiergarten, a nature reserve on the outskirts of Vienna. The starting point is the train station in Hütteldorf. So you can get to the starting point by subway or S-Bahn.You complete the first few meters on the street until you reach the zoo. Now it's basically always along the wall, which doesn't make orientation too difficult. Over the first ten kilometers, there is always a great view of Vienna. It goes ahead on beautiful forest trails, here and there there are also short trail sections. The longest ascent begins about halfway through the round and takes you over several hairpin bends up to the Dreihufeisenberg. At the end of the ascent, there is a great view to the south of the Vienna Woods.The descent from Dreihufeisenberg down into the Wiental is rather flat at the beginning, but then becomes a little steeper. Without any trailer experience, you will prefer to push one or the other piece. However, the trail is well suited to train your downhill technique. The last piece then runs along the zoo wall again and then you have already reached the starting point in Hütteldorf again.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Stance E + or Liv Embolden E +giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-stance-eplus-2021
      liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-embolden-eplus-2021

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      • March 19, 2021

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