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Dammgraben MTB Tour Harz

Mountainbike tour with a start in Torfhaus, a long descent and insights into the UNESCO world heritage Oberharzer Wasserregal The tour circles the area around Torfhaus and leads down to the water reservoir Okertalsperre with a relaxed descent. After a short ascent, it goes on top of some hills through extensive spruce forests near Altenau. A highlight of the tour is the Sperbehaier Damm, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage 'Oberharzer Wasserregal'. The dam is an aqueduct built in the 18th century and was used to transport water from one of the largest leat system canals of the Harz mountains over a valley to plateau around Clausthal-Zellerfeld. The tour then leads uphill with wide views to the Sösetal on the Acker mountain. Along the Bruchberg (927m high) it goes through the untouched nature of the Hochharz in the Nationalpark Harz back to Torfhaus.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge47,0 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter823 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt421m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt833m(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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