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Mountain Bike Tour Harz

Mountain biking in the Harz Mountains


Mountainbike Tour Harz: In the northern part of Germany nature attracts. The tourdates for the 5 most beautiful MTB tours in the Harz you can find as GPS Download at the end of this article. Versatile routes and facilities like the Bikepark Hahnenklee (Links to the bike parks can be found at the end of this article) make mountain bike tours in the Harz a real highlight in the outdoor scene. Narrow paths lead uphill and downhill through the dense forests, and again and again dreamlike views open up over the low mountain range landscape of the Harz mountains. Summit climbers conquer the Brocken on winding paths, downhill fans chase down steep paths into the valley. From beginners to marathon riders, every mountain biker will find inviting, well signposted trails through the green National Park with its breathtaking natural landscape.

East Harz tour: On the dream trail Schindelstieg to Plessenburg

The view sweeps far over the green hills of the Eastern Harz Mountains. On the Schindelstieg, the wheel rolls through the Ilsetal, between beech trunks towering candle-grade, over gnarled roots and stony paths, occasionally over stable wooden planks. The Schindelstieg to Plessenburg offers many vantage points where bikers like to get off their bikes for a break in front of the impressive panorama. Narrow paths lead past the Ilsefällen. Dense beech woods surround the steeped island rock of reddish granite, it is one of the most beautiful vantage points in the entire Harz National Park. Some believe to recognize the image of a praying monk kneeling at the altar in the Paternosterklippen enthroned above the valley. At the southern end of the valley the challenging trails start on the Brocken up. Medium and difficult paths lead through the narrow Ilse gorge. Relax and master undemanding flowtrails in the direction of the village of Elend. If you love not only mountain biking but also spectacular views, the Schindelstieg is the right place for you.

Mountainbike Tour Harz: Braunlage over the Hexenstieg to Schierke

The Harzer Hexenstieg is one of the best known routes through the low mountain range, a southern variant leads through Braunlage. Steep descents on stony ground and gravel paths are just as much a part of the route as narrow paths over hill and dale. The Bikepark Braunlage attracts beginners as well as professionals with a varied route network, natural paths and steep descents down the Wurmberg. From the starting point at the Wurmseilbahn in Braunlage we start. The Harzer Hexenstieg follows the course of the Bode river through narrow valleys and dark coniferous forest sections, light beech forests and ash groves. The spring rivers flow effervescently down granite rocks Bodefälle. Thick wafts of fog pass through the dark tree trunks until the first rays of sunlight lighten the forest and provide clear visibility again. Narrow trails follow the course of streams and rivers. The Harz Mountain Bike Experience – an unforgettable trip into the great outdoors!

Mountainbike Tour Harz: Via Hexenstieg at Wurmberg to Schierke

In the forests at Hexenstieg imposing boulders characterize the landscape. A dense network of hiking and biking trails runs through the terrain, into deep valleys or up the Ilsestein. For summit climbers, there are longer routes up to high mountain peaks or into the flatter Harz foreland. The village down in the valley can be approached from all sides, fans like to call the area “Mountain Bike Swing”. Demanding drivers will find steep slopes and blocked routes here, which are a real challenge. Gravel roads and large tree roots demand a lot from even experienced drivers, gnarled root paths are typical for the roads in the Eastern Harz. Long climbs lead up to the surrounding peaks. Then it goes downhill in wild speed: On the steep slopes you have to be careful especially when the ground is wet. If you are in good shape and have a safe driving style, you will face the downhill challenge and be rewarded with panoramic views of the low mountain range. The adventure trip with the mountain bike in the Harz in its wildest form becomes reality on these routes.

Experience the Harz Mountains: Fun and variety in the Bikepark Hahnenklee

In the middle of the wild and romantic Harz National Park, mountain bikers will find the northernmost bike park in Germany. From the relaxed beginner’s route to the rapid downhill route with numerous jumps a varied route network is offered. Freeriders can test their skills at 1200 meters full of challenges. This natural path challenges the riders and their mountain bikes above all with gnarled roots and muddy sections, which are not uncommon in a humid climate. The Northshore-Parcours is equally exciting for beginners and advanced skiers, beginners can first try their hand at a practice course. The starting point for all routes is on the Bocksberg, where the riders are immediately greeted with a magnificent view. A total of seven descents wind their way down the slopes of the Bocksberg. The bike park combines all levels of difficulty with variety, fun and a grandiose backdrop, it is the ideal starting point for a beautiful mountain bike tour in the Harz Mountains.

Mountain biking Tours & Riding Technique

The Harz Club Goslar offers an extensive range of guided mountain biking tours and riding technique courses.

Here you can find the current dates

Downhill – Bikeparks in the Harz

There are several bike parks in the Harz mountains, which make the heart of downhill mountain bikers beat faster. In Hahnenklee short but crunchy trails invite you to a fast ride. The Bikepark Braunlage offers a wide range from the heavy downhill with North Shore elements to the natural single trail. In Thale the keyword is “Downhill”. You won’t find any flowing single trails there. Light trails with North Shore elements distinguish the Bikepark St. Andreasberg.

Braunlage Hahnenklee Thale St. Andreasberg

Mountainbike Tour Harz – the 5 best MTB tours

Trails Ost Steinerne Renne: Braunlage – Wurmbergstieg – Mauseklippen – Schierke – Beerenstieg – Steinerne Renne – Schierke – Elendstal – Ulmer Weg – Braunlage
Download GPX Tourdata – Trails_Ost_Steinerne_Renne
Trails East Plessenburg: Parking lot Wurmbergseilbahn Braunlage – Königskrug – Kaiserweg – Scharfstein – Heinrich-Heine-Weg – Plessenburg – Zeternklippen – Brockenplateau – Goethe Weg – Grenzweg – Dreickiger Pfahl – Bodefälle – Braunlage
Download GPX Tourdates – Trails Ost_Plessenburg
Trails North Harz: Parking Bad Harzburg – Torfhaus – Wolfswarte – Eckerstausee – Molkenhaus – Bad Harzburg
Download GPX Tourdates – Trails_North
Roundtrip Brocken: Parking Wurmberg cable car Braunlage – Wurmbergstieg – Mauseklippen – Schierke – Zeterklippe – Schafstein – Eckerstausee – Torfhaus – Bodefälle – Braunlage
Download GPX Tourdates – Tour of the Brocken
Trails Braunlage Elend: Parking lot Wurmbergseilbahn Braunlage – Three-pile pole – Schierke – Elendstal – Ulmer Weg – Braunlage
Download GPX Tourdates – Braunlage – Elend

Note on mountain bike tours in the Harz Mountains: please note the road closures in the National Park.

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