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Harzcross Mountainbike Route GPS

Physically demanding mountainbike crossing of the Harz mountains with steep climbs, fast descents and plenty of vertical metres For warm-up, the route starts with small ascents and descents over Dietrichsberg-mountain and Polsterberg-mountain towards the Sösetal-valley. Along the water reservoire Söse-Talsperre, the route goes down the Sösetal-valley to the town of Osterode am Harz on the southern edge of the Harz. In Osterode the first long ascent begins with good percentages and leads from deciduous and mixed forests back to the spruce forests of the Oberharz. The Oberharz will bring more meters of altitude around the Innerstetal-valley near Wildemann and Lautenthal. Then it goes up to the highest peak of the day: The 726 meter high Bocksberg near Hahnenklee offers beautiful views to the Harz foreland. Down the mountain it goes now to the northern edge of the Harz to the city of Goslar. With views of the deep Okertal valley, there is a demanding last ascent before it goes downhill back to Schulenberg.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge99,0 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter2.440 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt223m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt724m(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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