Frankfurt – Hohe Strasse
40km - 430m / 25mi - 1310ft - Weekly Rides - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - From April 2016
- Region EMEA
- Country Germany
- City Frankfurt
The Hohe Strasse ride starts with 5 km/3 miles of bicycle lanes to reach the highest point in Frankfurt, the Lohrberg. The Lohrberg is the only vineyard in Frankfurt that produces and sells wine to this day. A little further down our journey we will reach the old medieval trades route from Frankfurt to Leipzig which is called “Hohe Strasse”. This lovely route has a panorama of views to the south you can take in the sights of the “Odenwald”, the “Spessart” in the east, the “Vogelsberg” in the north and finally the “Taunus” in the West.
Following this route we do encounter some sharp and tight corners and an increasing amount of decline on which you can reach a max. speed of 50 km/h+ /31 mph+. On this path you will come across a several Strava segments with rising levels of difficulty to test your fitness. On reaching “Schoeneck” we have an opportunity to re group. After that we cycle through three local towns with many half timbered houses. We will follow a bicylce lane to Bad Vilbel, a little city just outside of Frankfurt. In Bad Vilbel we have two return options. One way is a ride over the “Heartbreak Hill” which is part of the cycle route for the yearly Ironman held in Frankfurt. Taking this route will shorten the journey by 2 km/1.25 mile but will add an extra of 100 metres/ 330 feet of altitude. The other option would be to cycle around the hill and back to Frankfurt.
Once we have left Frankfurt the traffic has died down a lot which will ease our journey and allow us to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view.
The 10 Peaks Ride is also a great way to enjoy the fantastic cycling further out of town.
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 40km - 25mi
Altitude: 430m - 1310ft
Difficulty: Cat 3 - Moderate
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday,|
|Departure Time||Arrive 6am - Ride 6:30 am - Return 8:30 am - Cafe|
|Duration||1.5 hrs ride time|
|Departure Location||The ride departs from the south of the city near the river. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know||After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.|
Volker – FrankfurtBorn into a cycling family, Volker's father, brother, uncle and cousin were all passionate cyclists he started his race cycling career when I was only 5 years old. A committed Mountain Biker for many years he did guided charity rides, “Alpencross” and had numerous exciting MTB adventures, but he's been back on a road bike since 2012. Volker is fortunate to have “Skoda” as his sponsor & he has enjoyed a number of professional training sessions by Hans-Michael Holczer - the former team manager of “Katjuscha” and “Gerolsteiner”. As the founding member of the “Strava Frankfurt” club Volker has seen the clubs steady growth. He loves the team events, rides, KOM hunts & meeting new people with a passion for cycling.
Scott – FrankfurtScott has been cycling since he was a boy, but it was when he joined a team in Washington. that he got interested in racing and long club rides. He enjoyed the racing scene for about 5 years and won a few races. He's ridden in a few fundraisers, in particular the Courage Classic that raises money for children in need.The ride involves 3 mountain passes in 3 days in Washington State. Now living in Frankfurt, Germany he has around 6,500 km of riding in Germany this year so far and hopes to reach 10,000km by the end of the year. He's in awe of all the greenery that Germany has to offer and is loving the variety and beauty of the rides.
Frankfurt Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes.
FUJI Roubaix 1.5 Shimano 105
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.