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  1. MonacoTrail and 14 others planned a hike.

    May 18, 2020

    Christian S., Scout Jens and 27 others like this.
    1. MonacoTrail

      Liebe Stadtstreuner und Wanderenthusiasten in und um München! Die Berliner waren wieder einmal schneller, aber sei’s drum: Frank Meyer, komoot.de/user/42689717614 , und das komoot-Communitymanagment hatten eine brilliante Idee, wie man in diesen eingeschränkten Zeiten ein Zeichen setzen kann für Zusammenhalt und Unternehmungsgeist. In der Berliner komoot-Szene haben sich schon etliche Wandergruppen etabliert, die derzeit nicht mehr in der gewohnten Form unterwegs sein können. Deshalb entstand die Idee zu einer „virtuellen Wandergruppe“, die eine Staffeltour in Etappen absolviert. Wie das dort aktuell abläuft, könnt ihr hier anschauen: komoot.de/collection/935601/-virtuelle-komoot-staffelwanderung-grossraum-berlin-potsdam-mai-2020 .Mich fasziniert diese Idee auch jenseits des Gruppen-Gedankens, weil sie uns die Möglichkeit gibt, gemeinsam eine Linie oder ein Netz von Touren über unsere Stadt zu legen, wo jede*r, der/die dabei sein möchte, sein/ihr „München“ erwandern und den anderen zeigen kann. Am Ende haben wir zusammen ein hoffentlich sehr buntes Bild unserer Stadt „gestrickt“. - Frank Meyer und Saskia von komoot haben mich nun dazu angestiftet, euch dieses Vorhaben für München vorzuschlagen - es hat mich sofort elektrisiert und ich möchte euch einladen und ermuntern, daran teilzunehmen.+++ Folgender Plan:
      - Ich wandere am 24.05. die erste Etappe von A nach B.
      - Die nächste Person beginnt ihre Tour bei B und wandert nach C, die nächste von C nach D usw.
      - Für jeden Teilnehmer ist nur der Startpunkt (= Endpunkt des Vorgängers) fix, Verlauf und Schlusspunkt bestimmt man selbst und hat dazu alle Freiheiten - einen vorgegebenen Streckenplan gibt es nicht, die Tour entwickelt sich beim Gehen!
      - Ziel ist, im gegebenen Zeitraum eine möglichst lückenlose Tour zu realisieren, eine Weitwanderung durch die Stadt sozusagen.
      +++ Folgende Regeln:
      - Start- und Endpunkt müssen mit ÖPNV gut erreichbar sein, damit alle die gleichen Chancen haben.
      - Die Tourlänge ist beliebig, Minimum 3 km, aber bitte keine MegaMärsche, kein Kräftemessen, weniger ist in diesem Fall mehr. Wer wenig Zeit hat, kann auch eine kürzere Tour zum gemeinsamen Ergebnis beitragen.
      - Nur Streckenwanderungen, keine Rundtouren.
      - Die Tour muss nicht auf das Stadtgebiet beschränkt sein, auch das nähere Umland kann einbezogen werden, aber nicht zu weit raus, damit die gute Erreichbarkeit gegeben bleibt und die Anfahrt nicht zu lang wird.
      - Nach Erreichen des Endpunkts die Etappe schnellstmöglich bei komoot freischalten, damit die nachfolgende Person genug Zeit zum Planen der eigenen Etappe am nächsten Tag hat.
      ***Wichtig: mich als Teilnehmer markieren, damit die Tour in meinem Profil erscheint und ich sie in die Tourcollection einpflegen kann. Für Bildbearbeitung usw. ist später noch genug Zeit.***
      +++ Zur Organisation:
      Ich habe ein Doodle aufgesetzt unter: doodle.com/poll/ydrnku6u3gyuqb64
      Wenn ihr Interesse an dieser Aktion habt, tragt euch dort bitte ein. Ihr braucht nur eure komoot-Userkennung „xxxxx“ eingeben (komoot.de/user/xxxxx), damit ich euren Account eindeutig identifizieren und verlinken kann, weitere Daten brauche ich nicht. Sucht euch euren Wunschtag aus und sendet das Formular ab. Dabei gilt: wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst und hat die freie Auswahl. Bitte schnappt euch nur einen freien 'Slot', wenn ihr auch tatsächlich vorhabt, an dem Tag eure Etappe zu wandern. Ich beginne am 24.05. ihr könnt dann vom 25.05. bis zum 06.06. fortsetzen. Bei großer Nachfrage können wir die Aktion eventuell auch verlängern. Solltet ihr euren festgelegten Termin dennoch nicht wahrnehmen können, schickt mir eine Mail an mail@monacotrail.de, damit ich den Tag wieder für andere Interessenten freigeben kann.
      Die Reihenfolge der Teilnehmer gebe ich hier bekannt, so weit die Tour steht:
      24.05. MonacoTrail, komoot.de/user/monacotrail
      25.05. Alex, komoot.de/user/1007543637976
      26.05. kathrinsworld, komoot.de/user/583871343078
      27.05. Jackie_Catkin, komoot.de/user/692483061350
      28.05. HorstAP, komoot.de/user/727881249982
      29.05. Susi, komoot.de/user/623899528283
      30.05. Andrea, komoot.de/user/86573966670
      31.05. Gerhard Mauerberger, komoot.de/user/696191953357
      01.06. bex1328, komoot.de/user/605248692442
      02.06. offen
      03.06. Pia, komoot.de/user/511857037539
      04.06. Scout Jens, komoot.de/user/710845246278
      05.06. Chris124, komoot.de/user/121679597849
      06.06. NiTe, komoot.de/user/431536806047
      +++ Zur Dokumentation:
      Ich habe in meinem Profil eine öffentliche Collection angelegt, in der die Touren von euch fortlaufend dokumentiert werden: komoot.de/collection/941437/-komoot-community-staffelwanderung-muenchen-2020 - auf das wachsende „Spinnennetz“ freue ich mich schon!
      Jetzt bin ich gespannt auf euer Feedback und hoffe, dass sich zahlreiche Teilnehmer einfinden. Einigen von euch, denen ich folge und die in München wandernd unterwegs sind, schicke ich die Einladung direkt. Alle anderen, die hier mitlesen, sind natürlich ebenfalls herzlich eingeladen. Kommentare, Fragen, Anregungen sind wie immer willkommen! Und ansonsten: kurzes Signal, ob ihr dabei seid!

      • May 18, 2020

  2. komoot planned a mountain bike ride.

    December 11, 2019

    04:34
    45.1 mi
    9.9 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,950 ft
    Klaus, Paulo and 38 others like this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      The final day of this North to South Wales off road route tackles one of the Brecon Beacons’ classic MTB routes; the Gap. This is the pass between Fan-y-Big and Cribyn and tops out at about 600 meters (2000 feet). From here it’s plain sailing down the Taff Trail and some roads into Cardiff, mostly trending downhill.The first three miles of the 43 mile (70km) route is on lanes, steadily climbing, before you pass through the gateway onto the rocky track. You can see the way before you, climbing relentlessly to the lowest point between these prominent peaks. Depending on your fitness, gearing and determination, you might find yourself walking parts or all of this tricky climb, but that’s all the better for taking in the view!It’s often rough at the top of the Gap, so don’t spend too long before descending over the other side on the much more rideable double track to Pontsticill Reservoir. It’s a beautiful area so make sure you stop to take in the beauty before you join the Taff Trail in the village.Follow this largely traffic free cycle and walking route into the heart of Cardiff, passing through Treharris, Pontypridd and Taffs Well as you track the river Taff. It’s all gentle downhill which will be a large relief after four hard days on the bike!The route here finishes at the central train station for connections to travel home, but why not stay a while or even add an extra night onto your trip to take in the sights of Wales’ capital city?

      • January 30, 2020

  3. komoot planned a mountain bike ride.

    December 11, 2019

    herbert köster, Peter Neff and 11 others like this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      After brewing up some breakfast and leaving the delights of Claerddu bothy behind, the start of today’s route is absolutely golden. Rejoin the road that soon turns into a gravel rider’s dream - wide rocky doubletrack, flowing and fast down to the river crossing. During drier months you can certainly ride it! The trail continues on to the head of Claerwen Reservoir, tracing the edge of the water up on the hillside around every valley nook, undulating and spectacular until you reach the impressive dam. You’re now in the heart of the Elan Valley, known for its network of reservoirs and dams.Today’s route is a modest 40 miles (65km), but the next section may take some time, depending on the terrain. Trust the GPS as you follow the gravel road over Gorllwyn which turns into little more than a sheep track across the hillside. You’ll find yourself back on a forest track before long, descending to the main road at Beulah.The second half of the route to Brecon is main on roads, which makes up for the time spent on more challenging terrain before! Head through Garth and follow the river Honddu all the way to Brecon. There’s one big climb of two and a half miles, but after that it tends downhill all the way to the town that sits as the gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park.

      • January 30, 2020

  4. komoot planned a mountain bike ride.

    December 11, 2019

    RolanD, Schnurrer and 6 others like this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      The second day covers 50 miles (78km) from Dolgellau to Claerddu Bothy, a definite highlight as one of the best bothies in the UK! Head out of town on a road climb up a single narrow lane, before joining the remote traffic-free cycleway. This thin strip of tarmac shared with the sheep leads you up the next pass avoiding the main road and cars to Aberliefenni, before following the Afon Dulas river to Machynlleth town. It’s a large town with plenty going on, so make the most of the range of great shops and cafes there if you need to stock up on anything.Next up is a long paved lane climb up into a very remote area, and perhaps one of the best points of the whole ride. Reaching into the forest, leave the tarmac behind as you climb to the edge of the Nant-y-Moch reservoir on rocky doubletrack that’s as challenging as it is exciting. Be aware of the puddles along here though, which can get pretty deep in winter!After the technical riding along the reservoir edge, take the smooth-as-silk road down to Ponterwyd, where there’s a petrol station which sells lots of different snacks if you need to restock. Climb up and soon off road into the forest again on wide tracks, past Hafod’s arch, down the lanes and into the Hafod Estate. It’s not far from here to Ffair Rhos, where you turn off onto one of the most picturesque roads you’ll ever ride.Climb up the hillside and pass the glorious Teifi Pools. You’re nearly done for the day, so why not take a dip?! You’ll find the track to Claerddu bothy on your left, a short off road ride and bridge crossing to the welcoming front door. There’s an outside flushing toilet and many bunk spaces, as well as well stocked kitchen and wood burner. Make sure you sign the visitor’s register and enjoy your stay in one of the poshest bothies out there!

      • January 30, 2020

  5. komoot planned a mountain bike ride.

    December 11, 2019

    07:56
    62.4 mi
    7.9 mph
    6,400 ft
    6,475 ft
    HDK, HB and 4 others like this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      You’ll start the route from the train station in Bangor, although the official start of the WalesDURO route is from the lane under the Menai Bridge. From here, the route out of Bangor mainly follows quiet leafy cycleways. Brace yourself for the first and biggest climb of the day up to 550 meters, after 15 miles of the total 63 mile (101km) stage. It’s on roads all the way on very quiet back lanes until you enter the slate mines of Dinorwig. Enjoy the long, blue-grey switchbacks on loose slate past the disused mining buildings as you look up across the beautiful valley, dropping into Snowdonia National Park.Down to the valley bottom, take the Llanberis Pass to Pen-Y-Pass and over on slick, easy roads. Pass Capel Curig and take the back road onto Pont-Cyfnyg. From here the rocky track leads you over into the next valley South, descending through fast forestry roads to Dolwyddelan.Follow the main road to Blaenau Ffestiniog, another mining hub, past Llyn Trawsfynydd reservoir, and from there onto a quieter back lane leading to Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike trail centre. This takes in some brilliant forest roads between the more serious downhill and enduro trails, and after a few lanes you’ll descend down to the lively town of Dolgellau for the night.Here you’ll find a plethora of accommodation and eatery options, but do make sure you book ahead as it’s a really popular access town for exploring what North Wales has to offer.

      • January 30, 2020

  6. komoot planned a gravel ride.

    December 10, 2019

    Eyles, 🌀Dietrich🌀 and 6 others like this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      Having finished the official Peddars Way trail near Hunstanton, the third day’s ride is a much shorter one at 19 miles (30km) to reach the nearest train station in King’s Lynn, seeing as Hunstanton’s train station was closed in 1969.Although only a short ride, there’s still plenty to do and see as you mostly follow the National Cycle Route 1 (Dover to the Shetlands), which means that today’s route is almost exclusively on roads rather than off-road. After less than 3 miles (five km) you could make a little detour to look around Norfolk Lavender, where you can walk around the lavender farm, check out the farm shop for some local goodies to take home or even get breakfast (or second breakfast) in the cafe there. After passing through Snettisham and Ingoldisthorpe onto smaller lanes, you cycle through the heart of Sandringham Estate, the country residence of choice of HRH Queen Elizabeth. The great news is that a large part of the Estate is open to visitors, including a dedicated visitor centre and tearooms! Why not stop whilst your passing through to find out more about the private lives of our unique British monarchy. There’s yet more history before you reach King’s Lynn, passing through the castle at Castle Rising. Yes, the village is called Castle Rising and that’s Castle Rising Castle! Maintained by English Heritage, entry fees are modest and offer a really fascinating and educational exploration around the castle and ruins. The final five miles takes you into King’s Lynn from the North directly to the train station. Just as you’re leaving the market town, don’t miss the opportunity to wander around this historical place, if only for a short time before catching your ride home.

      • December 19, 2019

  7. komoot planned a gravel ride.

    December 10, 2019

    03:45
    30.8 mi
    8.2 mph
    925 ft
    1,100 ft
    1. Katherine Moore

      The second day completes Peddars Way, from the centre of the county to the North Sea at Hunstanton. Retrace your steps, or rather tyre tracks, out of Swaffham back to Peddars Way to the East. Back onto tracks and lanes, your first stop of the day should be at Castle Acre at the English Heritage site of the castle ruins. If you’re into history, you’ve hit gold here with a perfectly preserved footprint of a motte and bailey castle.There’s also a couple of shops and pubs in Castle Acre, so why not stay a while and enjoy this quaint village?Next head North on the very straight Massingham Road, a small single carriageway lane flanked by lush green high hedges. After crossing the Fakenham Road, the way turns into a dirt track, descending a little into Sedgeford. Finally, the Peddars Way takes you onto back road paths towards the coast, hitting the end of the Peddars Way just North East of Old Hunstanton near the marshes that host some of the birds that make Norfolk such a haven for birdwatchers. After toasting the end of the trail, head into Hunstanton via Old Hunstanton which sees the end of the day’s ride. Make sure you visit the old lighthouse here. It was built in 1840 but is now available for hire as a holiday home - why not extend your trip and stay in this iconic tower for a few days?

      • December 19, 2019

  8. komoot planned a gravel ride.

    December 10, 2019

    04:31
    38.9 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    925 ft
    1. Katherine Moore

      Start at the Southern tip of Peddars Way, the most inland point. In fact, this route starts at the closest train station at Thetford, to give you a safe route out of the Norfolk town to the official start of the trail. This first stage is the longest at 34 miles (55km), including the ride out from Thetford, which covers the first seven miles (eleven km) on quieter roads. Join the start of Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath near Rushford, seeing the distinctive and well marked signs which will guide you along this very straight route. It starts out on small lanes and soon joins the National Cycle Route 13 which links Tower Bridge in London to Fakenham in Norfolk. Ride through the plantation on sandy trails and over the River Thet, leaving NCN13 and heading through Bridgham and out on Bridgham Road, which soon turns into more off road trails through wood plantations. Trace the edge of Stanford Training Area to the West as you pass Thompson Water. It’s a remarkable area for wildlife with a series of pools formed by glacial activity, now home to hundreds of species of water dwelling plants and invertebrates like dragonflies, butterflies and beetles. Reaching the Brandon Road outside of Watton, make sure you take a short diversion to see Little Cressingham Wind and Water Mill. It’s one of its kind in Norfolk, so well worth seeing and admiring, although that’s as close as you can get as it’s not open to the public.Rejoin Peddars Way on the Pilgrim’s Way through Little Cressingham and along Caudle Hill, but fear not - it’s anything but hilly! Here the route follows the way of the River Wissey, before crossing the water into North Pickenham.It’s just a short, flat stretch of unpaved cycleway from here to Swaffham, the first overnight stop. It’s a pretty Breckland Town with a large market square thanks to its prosperous sheep and wool trade in the 14th and 15th centuries. There’s a good selection of hotels, and B&Bs in the centre of the town, as well as a campsite to the North West a short cycle or walk away.

      • December 19, 2019

  9. komoot planned a mountaineering Tour.

    December 6, 2019

    T. M.🌷 likes this.
    1. komoot

      Your tour to the white alpine flower starts right in front of the landmark of Nauders - the parish church of St. Valentin. A look into the gothic halls pays off, then the path takes you to the first altitude.Route number 14 is your best friend for now. He guides you past beautiful viewpoints to the Parditschhof. If hunger greets you here, your palate will be delighted by the typical Tyrolean dishes that are served here. Otherwise it goes from here further towards Bazahler head.And then you see him in front of you - the entrance to the Edelweißsteig. Attention, from here it gets trickier. Over twelve steps, it's over the mountain edge up to the escape wall. A steel cable will stop you, but of course you can not miss out on the 500 meter long and 130 meter high climb.Once at the top of the escape wall, it is time to breathe deeply and enjoy the view. The one or the other edelweiss you have probably discovered so far. But the nature and the surrounding panorama are so breathtakingly beautiful.Back on the rustic cozy Labaunalm in the direction of the valley. If you have missed it before, on the way back you have another chance to strengthen yourself in the Parditschhof.I hope you came across one (or more) edelweiss on the way and if not: Come on, maybe even try the other variant. And who knows what other nature spectacles await you up there in the heights of Tyrol?

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      • December 6, 2019

  10. komoot planned a mountain bike ride.

    December 4, 2019

    02:50
    23.3 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,925 ft
    Ren Dei likes this.
    1. Katherine Moore

      The final stage of the Sandstone Way is a shorter one at 21 miles (34 km), which will probably be good news for weary legs! With some extra time today, why not visit Bellingham Heritage Centre before you depart the town?Head out on the country lanes, firstly climbing Dunterley Fell and over Ealingham Rigg Common. After crossing the tops on roads, enjoy the off road cycleway descent, crossing over Hoxty Burn waterway before climbing back up the other side of the river valley up Wark Common. The route once again follows the border of the Northumberland National Park, Wark Forest never far from view to the West. Take a short diversion off the official trail to check out Ravensheugh Crag, an impressive fell sandstone outcrop which is very popular with climbers, with over 134 routes! If you fancy some hike-a-bike, why not walk to the top for some incredible views over the surrounding farmland. It’s a good reminder to the name of this long distance mountain biking trail, following this very seam of sandstone down the length of the county.Descend from the crag on tracks and a short section of lanes to Simonburn, where you’ll find an excellent Tea Room for a spot to eat and drink. Now onto the last 10 miles (16 km) of the tour, climb out of Simonsburn and cross the Military Road on gravel roads, before descending down to Fourstones, where you join the Hexham Cycleway into Hexham. This follows the River North Tyne and the old railway line to deliver you through the Tyne Green Country Park directly to the train station. Do take some time to explore Hexham before you go, especially the iconic Abbey that draws so many to this place.

      • December 18, 2019

komoot’s Tour Stats

Distance25.3 mi
Time01:54 h