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Mountainbike Route Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Mountainbike route from Clausthal-Zellerfeld to the Hochharz and back via various paths at the UNESCO World Heritage 'Oberharzer Wasserregal' The tour starts with easy forest tracks through the dark green spruce forests of the Oberharz to the water reservoir Okertalsperre near Altenau. From here it goes uphill on a moderate ascent through a valley into the Hochharz. Once in the Nationalpark Harz, the route continues uphill to the small settlement of Torfhaus. Here is the opportunity to stop in a restaurant and having a beautiful view of the Brocken. After a short descent, there is a short uphill on a demanding trail that leads to a scenic path along a canal of the UNESCO World Heritage 'Oberharzer Wasserregal'. The highest point of the route is reached here. The track continue through untouched nature towards Sonnenberg and then through a valley to the Acker mountain. From here the route leads downhill and then with a great panorama on narrow paths along canals of the 'Oberharzer Wasserregal' back to Clausthal-Zellerfeld.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge50,0 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter927 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt421m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt830m(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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