As you stand in front of a cliff carved out of sandstone—a feature so typical here in the Palatinate Forest—you can't help but feel impressed. Jumping back on the bike, you wind your way ever deeper into the trail network, riding past numerous stone structures that'll take your breath away. And you're truly glad you came. Welcome to the Palatinate Forest, a varied landscape that hosts a ton to offer, ranging from beautiful forest landscapes, idyllic splashing streams and varied trails, perfect for newbies and veterans alike.
Here, fun is guaranteed. Due to the undulating nature of the landscape, you will pedal uphill and roll downhill, over and over again. You'll collect a ton of elevation without ever really exhausting your legs too much—and the views from each highpoint are incredible, especially when that's enjoyed from one of the numerous castles in the region. In this sense, the Palatinate satisfies both the eyes and the stomach, with the numerous rustic castle taverns offering the perfect fare for some end-of-ride re-energizing. Speaking of which: If you want to order something local, we recommend trying the pig's stomach or liver sausage with sauerkraut. Or, as a vegetarian alternative, go for the delicious steamed noodles. At the end of your ride, indulge in a glass of locally made Reisling—the perfect way to discover the last delight of the region.
The Palatinate Forest is known for its characteristic sandstone formations. Especially around Rodalben you won't be able to escape the wonder. Conversely, the numerous trails which meander idyllically alongside small brooks are especially enjoyable. And the beauty doesn't end at the border: The trails continue through into the northern Vosges in France, an area that is nationally protected as a biosphere reserve. Nevertheless, all trails shown are officially approved, so you are always welcome. Many of the rides are designed to resemble a figure of eight. This way, you can shorten them and customize them according to your own wishes.
Rodalben is located on the western edge of the Palatinate Forest and you could say that this town is "a bit off the beaten track". The mere fact that Rodalben's landmarks are two sandstone cliffs suggests that you're unlikely to come here for a weekend of cultural highlights. But how about a weekend full of trail highlights on a mountain bike?
Ricevi consigli su singletrack, vette e tante altre avventure imperdibili!
This tour begins chivalrous, it continues sporty and can end it with pleasure. Variety is guaranteed on these 50 kilometers and whether you are more motivated or enjoyably chilled, you will get your money's worth.This tour combines great views with really nice singletrack and always offers the option to take a break. Whether up high in the Burgschänke, on the idyllic bathing lake or in the hearty tavern is entirely up to you.
"Three Hills Tour" is also called this round. Guess why. One of these hills got the charming name "Frankensteiner Monstertrail". And even if it all seems a bit scary to you, be sure: you will have a lot of fun here today. For the round is indeed conditionally demanding but each earned altitude brings you a piece of great descent in the wonderful terrain of the Palatinate Forest.
Schopp is a historic place for all mountain bikers. Not only that top-class cross-country races are held here regularly - Schopp also has two real veterans of German cycling: Hardy and Udo Bölts. Above all, Udo was very successful as a multiple Tour de France participant in the 1990s. Exactly in this place starts the today's tour, which is completely in the sense of the sportsman with 64 kilometers quite day-filling program.