Other routes in Central Germany

‘It's the calm before the stormingly good roads'

One of the biggest culture shocks is the number of trees you’ll find yourself riding between

One of the biggest culture shocks is the number of trees you’ll find yourself riding between

26 Mayen ring ride

A stellar ride (recommended by German bike testers) that passes conveniently close to the Nürburgring – whether you want to watch or have a lap.
Start/finish: Mayen
Distance: 130 miles
Riding time: 4 hours
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27 Mainz attraction

Either Mainz or Weisbaden makes a great base for the visiting rider, with loads to see or do. Our route runs from Weisbaden, as it’s fractionally closer to the finest riding, high on the hills above the Rhine.
Start/finish: Weisbaden
Distance: 180 miles
Riding time: 5.5 hours
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28 Trier & Saarland

This route does follow the gently flowing Moselle for a while, but that’s just the calm before the stormingly good roads that cross the quiet land away from the river. It’s a full day in the saddle.
Start/finish: Trier
Distance: 180 miles
Riding time: 5.5 hours
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29 Dresden down

From the rebuilt baroque marvel of Dresden, this route heads out to the hills along the Czech border, looping back round to the city in a flourish of easy-going curves. A wonderful, relaxed ride.
Start/finish: Dresden
Distance: 145 miles
Riding time: 4.5 hours
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30 Gardelegen overdrive

A real mix of roads – from the open and sweeping to the tighter and technical – before this route picks up a stretch of the Romantic Road through Werferlingen. You’re sure to fall in love with it.
Start/finish: Gardelegen
Distance: 140 miles
Riding time: 4 hours
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