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Brocken Mountainbike Route Harz

Demanding mountainbike route over the two highest mountains in the Harz mountains - Brocken (1,142m) and Wurmberg (971m) The tour begins behind Torfhaus with a single trail in the beautiful landscape of the Hochharz and views to the Brocken. After a short descent, it goes over the Acker mountain to the water reservoir Sösetalsperre, where wonderful views to the regions of the Oberharz are possible. In the Oberharz itself, the route goes along several ponds of the UNESCO World heritage 'Oberharzer Wasserregal', on an old railway line and along the dark blue water reservoir Okertalsperre. The long climb to the Brocken begins after about half of the route. Wide views to the Harz foreland are possible before the 1,142-meter-high summit of northern Germany's highest mountain is reached. The ascent is rewarded with an approximately 15-kilometer descent before a final steep ascent to the highest mountain in Lower Saxony (Wurmberg) follows. The route leads downhill through the untouched nature of the Nationalpark Harz back to Torfhaus.

Altitude chart of this mountainbike-route:

Details from the GPS-track:

  • GPS-Track Länge99,0 kilometers
  • GPS-Track Höhenmeter2.608 vertical metres
  • Tiefster Punkt334m(üNN) lowest point
  • GPS-Track Höchster Punkt1.142m(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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