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    Best riding in Germany?

    Was wondering where the best mtb trails are in Germany.

    I know this is subjective, but I was hoping to get a big selection or responses from people in different areas of riding, from XC to FR and DH.

    Pictures are welcome!

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    For sweet XC singletrack Rodalben and the nearby areas rock!!! The F trail is very sweet!

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    Good job!

    Hi, I'm from ilmenau. that's in the middle of germany. We have very nice hills to ride. For XC are the best conditions, but where are also good spots for Downhill activities. Ilmenau itself has its own DH-Track. here is a link to my homepage:http://mtb-ilmenau.de
    In the south of germany, in the german alpes are also very good trails. technical trails, flow-trails and panorama-tours you can find everything where.
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    http://www.mtb-ilmenau.de

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    Where is some good riding around Kaiserslautern? I heard around the Vogelweh area but I wanted to see if anyone else had any other input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX2ning
    Where is some good riding around Kaiserslautern? I heard around the Vogelweh area but I wanted to see if anyone else had any other input.
    Rodalben is not that far.... let me know what you find... KL is not that far away from where I am at..

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    There are some

    marked trails in the Plazerwald Mountain bike park. They number 1-5 and all are marked and depending of how familiar you are with the forrest you can ride anywhere from 30-80k. Some of it is good, some not so good, some just kind of is there to ride. It is mostly forest road, and fire road mixed in with singletrack. If you need anymore info do a google search for the Pfalzerwald park and there are, I believe, downloadable maps. Not the greatest, but as most of the trails are marked you really don't need much else. Rodalben is "off limits" to bikes, but be nice and friendly, give way to hikers and normally they are happy to see you. If get on the email list you will get notice about the RACC rides. Show up and ride, normally a friendly ride, although depending on who arrives a bit quick. They are no drop, meaning someone will wait at the turns for the last rider so no one gets lost. Hope to see you, Ed

    I will try to post when the next ride in on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarkinsmel
    marked trails in the Plazerwald Mountain bike park. They number 1-5 and all are marked and depending of how familiar you are with the forrest you can ride anywhere from 30-80k. Some of it is good, some not so good, some just kind of is there to ride. It is mostly forest road, and fire road mixed in with singletrack. If you need anymore info do a google search for the Pfalzerwald park and there are, I believe, downloadable maps. Not the greatest, but as most of the trails are marked you really don't need much else. Rodalben is "off limits" to bikes, but be nice and friendly, give way to hikers and normally they are happy to see you. If get on the email list you will get notice about the RACC rides. Show up and ride, normally a friendly ride, although depending on who arrives a bit quick. They are no drop, meaning someone will wait at the turns for the last rider so no one gets lost. Hope to see you, Ed

    I will try to post when the next ride in on this thread.
    Here's the link to the park's site
    http://www.mountainbikepark-pfaelzer...e/en_index.php

    Yeah, I had heard that Rodalben is off limits, but as you say if you are courteous and avoid high traffic (like afternoons on weekends), nobody will complain.

    Good tip on the RACC rides.. i will check that out..

    Cheers

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    Come on, there has to be more German riders out there! Let's see some pics, too!

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    Just a quick update

    For those interested and in the area the Ramstein Area Cycling Club will be meeting on Vogelweh air base 1300 in building 2039. After the meeting there will likely be a short mountain bike ride. The building is behind the bowling alley. Have a good day, Ed

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    Lots of Bike Parks worth looking at in D-land. Todtnau by Stuttgart has a killer DH course probably the gnarliest ive ever ridden...ever. Winterberg is also definitely something to check out, really nice designed stuff DH, FR, north shore, six cross etc. (opens in 5 weeks!!!!!) Those are the only two i have ridden so far. This summer ill be making the 5 hour drive to Sallbach and Leogang in Austria, im stoked. Oh almost forgot, theres Burg Frankenstein by Darmstadt. Its got some nice FR trails.
    Wait until Spring Bandini

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    todtnau is near freiburg, not stuttgart. bad wildbad is near stuttgart. both are top dh tracks, but i like more riding in the alpes. parks like oberammergau or livigno (italy) are my favourite. also the arlberg region in austria. at the sonnenkopf ski resort (www.sonnenkopf.com) are some nice trails and the season card is very cheap (36eur).

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    i always mix those two up...damnit!
    Wait until Spring Bandini

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    Best riding in Germany

    Like was said earlier, it is all up to interpretation. I live in Schweinfurt and have riden here and Wuerzburg. Haven't had much time to check out other destinations in the past and transporting the bike was always a pain without a proper rack. There are nice trails in both towns. Towards the end of last year I also went to Steinach (Thuringen), to the Silbersattel Mountain www.silbersattel-bikepark.de/. The people there are friendly and me and my friend were the only two on the mountain when I went, what a blast. It is a new downhill park and I had a blast there. It is scheduled to open on 6 Apr. The lifts are adequate and prices are good. I think it was like 10 euro for three hours or something. It didn't matter because they let us stay there the whole time they were open. I am just getting into DH/FR and it's me new love. There are some pics of Silbersattel on their site, but they ain't that good. Anywho, enough babble, here are some pictures from area's around here.







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    Looks beautiful out there. I get the impression that just about everywhere one goes in Germany, there's decent elevations to ride through, even on the most basic trails.

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    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.
    Not bad at all (My German is not that good either )

    Sorry I have no experience in that area

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    What time are you thinking?

    I rode there last Thursday. The trails are in excellent shape. If you want some company, either PM me or just post here. Have a good day, Ed

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    Um, well, I haven't decided yet. However, it occurred to me that since friday is good friday, the place is probably going to be crawling with hikers and other assorted slow-moving objects. I usually try to hit the F-trail when it's a holiday for me, but not the germans.

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    if the weather is nice

    it will be packed. I think I may be going to Hberg to do a ride with a couple of friends. We will hopefully have a local guide to show us the "hidden" trails. If you have any interest I will post ride time here. I will be heading out to the PflazerWald today to ride trail 2 and maybe parts of 3. I need to get ready for the Kellerwald Marathon, better late than never.

    A link to races here in Germany and some other places:
    http://www.mountainbike-marathon.com/

    Hope it works. Enjoy the day, Ed

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    Hmm, if you're coming to heidelberg, there's definitely things afoot. A guy I ride with now and then has a buddy coming into town to do a singlespeed tour of H'berg. Say, that's not you is it?

    I haven't decided if I'm going along yet, but I'd sure like to find some of that hidden singletrack.

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    I believe it would be me

    But don't be surprised by my massive lack of fitness. I think Marty has a local guy for a tour through the area around the Castle. Last time I rode there it was far from what I had expected. It is rocky, fast and steep, pretty good riding. Hope you make it out, I think it will pretty mellow, I hope. Ed

    Also not sure how "hidden" the trails are, but they are marked hikers only. Last time the hikers seemed to know there would be bikes and were friendly to us on the trails.
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    There are a couple of sweet sections across the river from the castle, but most of the single track on the Konigstuhl side is unimpressive to me. I don't like riding uphill for an hour to go down for 20 minutes I'm looking for nice rolling terrain like Virginia. The Kellerwald certainly looks promising.

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    Ist gute fahrrad Pfads in die Westen? Nahe Hamm/Koln/Dusseldorf?

    Mein Deutsche ist nicht gute, sorry.
    You have the same problem that most americans have with German-Direct translation. The sentence structure is diff. Anyway I live around wuerzburg. I ride the M trai Mainwandernweg. It goes all the way to frankfurt. Real kick ass singletrack. I live in GŁntersleben-right on the trail!

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    Hey trailsnail you ride in Schweinfurt? I didn't know there were any trails. I live in Guentersleben right by the M trail. Zell in Wuerzburg has some really great trails. Are you racing in the Armed forces mtb race series?

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