- Anyone ridden Freiburg/Germany?
Took my gravel bike there last summer. Lots of nice trails in the forest, most of which are fine on a gravel bike. I did a good ride from Freiburg up to the top of Feldberg on a mix of minor roads and tracks (there are mountain huts on the tracks, some open in the summer for drinks). Take your trunks up to Schlusee or Titisee and go for a dip. There were loads of classic mercedes climbing up Schauinsland, nice to see but not the best for air quality when slaving up a long hot climb. Nice descent on the other side.Posted 1 month agochippsSubscriber
Cannondale’s R&D centre is in Freiburg… I’ve ridden there from town and there was a ton of fantastic riding. There are even some Canadian trailbuilders there who’ve been making some trails.
Posted 1 month agojameswilliams54Subscriber
I was there 4 weeks ago riding the local trails in 30+ Deg C heat.
We did the canadian and borderline trails.
Not sure if there is a couple of days of riding locally but my local colleague noted a few bike parks close by also.
Both tons of fun, hired a nukeproof mega from https://www.rad-ikal.com/ which was well priced, set up well and in really good condition.Posted 1 month ago
3 days of fantastic riding – here’s the debrief:
Friday – Ride 1/rode Mollau area in Alsace and rode the ‘Les 2 Cols’ trail and finished on Marathon line. Les 2 Cols was fantastic – you are riding on a ridge through trees with singletrack twisting through rocks and down drops. It’s a brutal climb to get up there but worth it and reminded me of some of the off-piste trails around PDS/Morzine area. Marathon line was a bit disappointing – it’s not maintained and it breaking up in many places. Ride 2 was at the La Bresse-Hohneck bike park – fantastic little park and got 6 runs in thanks to the lift.
Saturday – Todtnau bikepark – 2 trails down from the top and got 9 runs in. Nice little park to keep you entertained for half a day plus a swim in lake Titisee on the way back.
Sunday – Rode from Freiburg and first ride was down Canadian trail then second ride down Borderline. Great trails with dedicated uphill routes to reach them.
Freiburg was fantastic and is very geared up for cycling as a whole with a vibrant mtb scene. I would definitely go back but you have to be prepared for climbs to reach the trails. Some may hate the following but I now get the e-bike thing in that they alow you to do the climbs and then feel good for the downs AND allow you to do more. Example – I met a rider on a Spec Levo at Mollau/Alsace who was riding a 60km circuit – that’s a real mission there and an e-bike just opens up so much more potential. Also yet again TrailForks app proved indispensable and just makes scoping trails so much easier.
Thanks yo everyone who gave me tips and advice beforehand 🙂Posted 1 month ago
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