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Mountain bike tour 9 (Bad Bergzabern)

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Easy mountain bike tour around the spa town of Bad Bergzabern. Easy, long trails and a spectacular rock passage are the highlights of this tour!
moderate
Distance 42.1 km
4:00 h
1,059 m
1,059 m
447 m
168 m
Easy mountain bike tour around the spa town of Bad Bergzabern. Easy, long trails and a spectacular rock passage are the highlights of this tour!

 

This tour is characterised by constant ups and downs on different surfaces. From the spa town of Bad Bergzabern, the tour rolls along side roads towards Böllenborn, where our first long climb on a paved road follows. At the top, we take a nice flowing single trail down. The route continues alternating between short as well as longer trail sections on paved and forest roads.

 

Then we cycle directly below the Lindelbrunn castle ruins, past the Cramerhaus inn. It is advisable to take a break there. Afterwards, it's a relaxed climb first on a road, then on a forest path to the highlight of our tour: The single trail that now follows begins on the right with a narrow rock passage and moves onto a very long stretch down the slope.

 

Once at the bottom, another ascent awaits over the Silzer Linde to Blankenborn before biking down a very long and flowing single trail. Back in Bad Bergzabern, the route undulates along a variety of wide and narrow paths back to the starting point.

OUR SCOUT RULES

"Get out of the daily routine and into nature!" A few basic rules help to make the MTB tour a sustainable experience for people and nature.

 

  • Ride only on permitted routes. According to the Rhineland-Palatinate State Forest Act, cycling is not permitted on pavements and footpaths, with the exception of the trails on our tours.
  • Do not leave any traces. Take your rubbish home and protect our trails with your riding style. Avoid braking with locked tyres. Do not take shortcuts across hairpin bends.
  • Keep your bike under control. Stay in your comfort zone, adapt your speed to the situation, you must be able to stop within your range of vision! Do not underestimate the technical and physical demands of our tours. Inform yourself in advance.
  • Respect other path users. Announce your arrival in good time, gladly with our scout bell! Do not ride on certified hiking trails. Be considerate on paths shared by hikers and mountain bikers. Hikers have priority. Let other path users pass.
  • Be considerate of animals in the forest. We move within their habitat. Allow them to rest and do not disturb them when they are feeding. Therefore, avoid riding at dusk or during the night.
  • Do not construct illegal trails. Use the existing approved routes and courses.
  • Set a good example. Show with your behaviour how mutual consideration works and that it leads to good coexistence in the forest for all forest users. Help by living by these rules.

 

These rules are based on the Trail Rules of the German Mountain Bike Initiative (Deutschen Initiative Mountainbike, www.dimb.de) and the #LoveTrailsRespectRules campaign of Bike Magazine.

 

Author’s recommendation

Just before the Cramerhaus, make sure to turn left up to the Lindelbrunn castle ruins. From there, you can see a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape.
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Stephan Marx
Update: August 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
447 m
Lowest point
168 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.99%Dirt road 12.50%Forested/wild trail 53.56%Path 16.43%Road 12.50%
Asphalt
2.1 km
Dirt road
5.3 km
Forested/wild trail
22.5 km
Path
6.9 km
Road
5.3 km
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Rest stops

Südpfalz-Therme spa
Lindelbrunn Castle ruins
Cramerhaus Lindelbrunn
Kellerfelsen

Safety information

The trail descents are mostly very flowing and easy, but sometimes with larger roots and narrower sections.

 

The rider's own abilities and condition must be assessed in real terms.

 

The tour is always undertaken at the participant's own risk and responsibility.

 

Dangers typical of forests, such as trees/branches lying across the path, etc., must be expected.

 

Please be considerate of other forest users/hikers. Stop and dismount if necessary: those on foot have the right of way!

 

The entire tour is marked with Mountain Bike Park Pfälzerwald signs.

 

This tour is also suitable for e-mountain bikes.

Tips and hints

Free tour map and further information can be ordered from:

http://web4.deskline.net/zpfwaldmtb/de/brochure/list

Start

Bad Bergzabern railway station (167 m)
Coordinates:
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49.102923, 8.003497
DMS
49°06'10.5"N 8°00'12.6"E
UTM
32U 427264 5439375
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Destination

Bad Bergzabern railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

First, take the route from the railway station along the road and side streets through Bad Bergzabern to Böllenborn. Shortly before Böllenborn, there is a long ascent on asphalt. Don't take the road all the way up, turn right onto the single trail beforehand. The trail is not too difficult and is very flowing.

 

It now meets the main road again before turning back into the forest and following the next ascent. The route is then towards Birkenhördter Linde, always alternating between paved roads and trails. This is followed by another crossing of a district road. Now ride in the direction of Vorderweidenthal and follow another easy single trail until you reach Vorderweidenthal. There ride briefly on side roads before turning right again before the cemetery into the forest. The following short trail section ends on the main road which we follow for a few metres and turn left. The route now continues on a forest road to below the Lindelbrunn castle ruins, where we turn right and ride directly past the Cramerhaus, again climbing slightly.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bad Bergzabern has its own railway station, and the towns of Barbelroth and Kapellen-Drusweiler are stops on the Winden-Bad Bergzabern line that runs on the Rhineland-Palatinate timetable. The towns of Steinfeld and Schweighofen are located on the Neustadt-Winden-Wissembourg line that also runs on Rhineland-Palatinate timetable. The Bad Bergzabern bus services are linked to the trains in Landau, Bad Bergzabern and Wissembourg.

 

The Neustadt and Karlsruhe long-distance railway stations are easily accessible by regional trains that run every hour or half-hour. From Saarbrücken, we recommend travelling via Landau or Neustadt/Weinstraße.

 

We belong to the Rhine-Neckar Transport Association (www.vrn.de) and the Karlsruhe Transport Association (www.kvv.de/en). You can therefore get to almost all destinations cheaply – all the way to Strasbourg – by bus and train.

Getting there

By car:

 

From the east and south: From Karlsruhe via the A65 towards Neustadt/Ludwigshafen to the Kandel-Nord/Bad Bergzabern exit. Continue on the B427 to Bad Bergzabrn and Bad Bergzaberner Land.

 

From the north: From Ludwigshafen/Neustadt via the A65 to the Landau-Süd exit. Continue on the B38 to Bad Bergzabern.

 

From the west: From Saarbrücken/Pirmasens via the B10 to Hinterweidenthal, turn south onto the B427 and via Dahn to Bad Bergzabern.

Coordinates

DD
49.102923, 8.003497
DMS
49°06'10.5"N 8°00'12.6"E
UTM
32U 427264 5439375
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Mountain bike in a technically perfect condition
  • Helmet
  • Bike goggles/gloves
  • Bike clothing suitable for the weather
  • Protective equipment for knees and elbows
  • Drink/energy bar

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Julia Hill
November 03, 2021 · Community
Die Tour ist für einmal fahren ok, ein paar Singletrails sind dabei. Schade dass sich der Mountainbikepark Pfälzerwald nicht dafür stark macht, dass alle Wege und Pfade weiterhin mit dem MTB befahren werden dürfen. Statt dessen steht im Werbeprospekt, es ist das "Radfahren auf Fußwegen und Fußpfaden nicht erlaubt, mit Ausnahme der Singletrails auf unseren Touren". Gleichzeitig wird mit aber „Naturtrails“ geworben. Das erscheint mir als Widerspruch, da eben diese Naturtrails nicht befahren werden dürfen, außer sie liegen auf den paar km einer Strecke des Moutainbikepark. Das ist bestimmt nicht nur mir viel zu wenig. Touristen lassen sich damit bestimmt einmalig locken. Dass hier Verbote gesetzt und beschildert werden ist mir völlig rätselhaft. Wer will das und warum, wem nutzt es?
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Jasper Thomas
June 12, 2020 · Community
Die Runde ist gut beschildert und ein offizieller Rundweg. Es gibt einige Singeltrailabschnitte die eher etwas für Allrounder und Hardtailer sind - auch Asphalt aber insbesondere normale Waldwege sind hier Hauptuntergrund. Die Ruine und das Cramerhaus sind nett. Für Fullyfahrer und technische Herausforderungen bieten das Felsenland viel bessere Touren - somit sollte man hier keine hohen Erwartungen haben. Für MTB Hardtailer und Flowtrailliebhaber ist's ne nette Tour.
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Alaska Biber
August 31, 2019 · Community
Ok Runde mit ein paar netten Trails und schönen Aussichten aber durchaus viel Forstwege und auch ein paar Stücke auf Landstraßen die teilweise vermeidbar wären (bin einmal aus Versehen falsch gefahren, habe dann aber über mein Navi festgestellt, dass man parallel zur Landstraße den normalen Forstweg auch fahren kann). Ich habe auch deutlich länger gebraucht wie die angegebenen 3h obwohl ich am Ende abgekürzt habe, war heute für mich einfach zu heiß (~32 °C), sprich sehr langsam & viele Pausen.
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When did you do this route? August 31, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
42.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,059 m
Descent
1,059 m
Highest point
447 m
Lowest point
168 m
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