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Mountainbike Harz Altenau GPS Route

Demanding mountainbike route starting in Altenau with lakes, waterfalls, cliffs, Wurmberg mountain and valleys of the Nationalpark Harz The route starts with an ascent to the Schwarzenberg mountain near Altenau and then leads through the Nationalpark Harz to the scenic water reservoir Eckertalsperre. From here the tour goes through the Ilse valley along the wild course of the Ilse river past the 'Ilsefälle' waterfalls. Along cliffs in the Hochharz, the route continues through the small town of Schierke and from there to the Wurmberg, which is the highest mountain in Lower Saxony. After a descent, the route crosses the Oder Valley near Braunlage, leads past St. Andreasberg through the Siebertal valley and then over the Acker mountain plateau through untouched nature. It goes downhill into the Sösetal valley and from there through the Oberharz back to the town Altenau.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge97,5 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter2.690 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt329m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt964m(üNN) highest peak

File for GPS devices

The route can be downloaded as a .gpx file and transferred to a GPS-enabled device (e.g. Garmin or smartphone). The route starts near a larger parking place. The route is planned so that it can be used all year and in any weather condition. Nevertheless, it can happen that forest work in the forest temporarily closes paths or parts of the route have to be walked. Have fun on the tour!

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