Ich wohne strategiesch gelegen in Oerlinghausen von wo man alle Möglichkeiten hat entweder sportlich aktiv durch den Teutoburger Wald zu gehen/fahren oder in die andere Richtung flach und entspannt Richtung SHS.Ich fahre leidenschaftlich gerne Mountainbike (ca.2500km/Jahr). Wobei das Bike mehr als Universallrad bei mir gilt. Ich fahre mit dem Mtb Straße, Radwege und durch den Wald. Wobei Downhill für mich nicht in Frage kommt.Ansonsten wandere ich ganz gerne, bei dieser Aktivität gehe ich meiner nächsten Lieblingsbeschäftigung nach, nämlich der Fotografie (vornehmlich Landschaftsfotografie).
Attentive followers know that I was in Oer Erkenschwick last year. There is a fairly large forest area: Die Haard (no, not "die hard" in English).
A true trail paradise (even if that doesn't necessarily come across in the photos). But it's worth it.
Even if the highest elevation is approx. 160m high and the lowest approx. 50m you think what height meters should come together.
But that's wrong!
The whole area constantly has quite shallow climbs (but can also have 15%) and then it goes down again accordingly.
This creates a real flow.
Extremely long descents tend to be less common, but a lot of rather shorter trails. Most of the time the trails are S1 level.
A top trail corner that is definitely worth visiting.
April 18, 2021
Do you know that: The tour starts with "I'll take a short drive" and before you know it you are actually where you originally didn't want to.
The tour started quite nicely and then ended abruptly because of a "particularly friendly and considerate dog owner" (that was sarcasm if you haven't noticed it yet - but I won't go into detail here.
After this great encounter, my mood was in the basement for the first time and so the Mtb tour became a bike tour. At the very end we went back to the forest.
March 31, 2021
Well next to the sun there is only one luring .... Rrrr right Hermann - Nothing like up there, wasn't there this year - and yes something has changed (no, no sword change 😇) but beautiful red local animal figures with learning boards. Very nice
However, there was also a lot of light and shadow again - there are probably no longer a few great trails - there was again a lot of clearing (including trail) 😢. Hopefully new ones will emerge soon
March 30, 2021
Nice weather that makes you feel good again after a long time to get on your bike and cucumber a bit through the forest.
Was fun. 😁
Be careful: this tour is not suitable for young people (see picture 2 😉)By the way: The Mtb route above the Schopketal is also broken now, it is still mobile but well, try it yourself ...
March 29, 2021
This time a hike went to Wuppertal.
To be more precise, in the Gelpe Valley.
The start or the search for a parking space in the starting area turned out to be a bit difficult (pretty full parked as everything).
The entry path is also not immediately recognizable, it is more of a beaten path that then goes over a meadow.Soon you come to the Gelpe valley where the stream of the same name meanders. You then follow the stream for a long time.Then there is a crisp ascent and the paths continue trail-wise.Up on the plateau you always have wonderful views of the Bergisches Land.Every now and then you come across beautiful little houses which are completely lined with slate.The next highlight is the Ronsdorf dam, which is not particularly large but is quite beautiful.The last few kilometers are back through the Gelpe Valley, which, as mentioned at the beginning, is very beautiful.Conclusion: very nice tour, probably even nicer in spring. Therefore 4 out of 5 stars.
March 7, 2021