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Sieben Teiche Altenau Clausthal Mountainbike Harz

Beautiful mountainbike route starting in Altenau along historical places in the Oberharz, scenic mountain meadows and seven lakes The route starts with a short climb with a view of the town Altenau. The tour continues with a slight incline on a track on which a railway line ran between Langelsheim and Altenau until 1972. Several historical bridge structures are crossed. Once at the top, the tour leads along ponds and canals of the UNESCO World Heritage 'Oberharzer Wasserregal' through dark green forests and along mountain meadows in the Oberhharz. A highlight of the tour is the Sperbehaier dam. The dam is an aqueduct built in the 18th century and was used to transport water for the mining industry from one of the largest canals in the Harz over a valley to the plateau around Clausthal-Zellerfeld. After crossing the dam, the route leads down a valley back to Altenau. There are many opportunities for a break as well as an opportunity to stop for lunch on the tour.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge30,0 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter535 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt423m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt638m(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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