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.
Rest stopsSüdpfalz-Therme spa
Lindelbrunn Castle ruins
Safety informationThe 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 hintsFree tour map and further information can be ordered from:
Getting thereBy 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.
- Mountain bike in a technically perfect condition
- Bike goggles/gloves
- Bike clothing suitable for the weather
- Protective equipment for knees and elbows
- Drink/energy bar
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints