Das Extrem-Hochwasser Ende Juli 2017 hat in Goslar, Bad Harzburg und den Wäldern am Nordharzrand verheerende Schäden angerichtet.
Die Forst ist dabei, die stark ausgespülten Wege zu reparieren, aber es kann sein, dass in dieser MTB-Saison viele Routen im Bereich Nordharz nicht mehr wie gewohnt befahren werden können.
The Harz mountains are the biggest bike paradise in Northern Germany: the VOLKSBANK ARENA HARZ consists of 74 routes totalling 2,200 km in length and with 59,000 vertical metres of climbing.
The Harz mountain bike routes are accessible from the 31 starting points. In most of the towns and villages a map with an overview of all the Volksbank Arena Harz routes in the area can be found at a centrally located starting point. In other places such as Wildemann or Hahnenklee you can join MTB round-tours, even though their listed starting point is actually somewhere else. Details can be found in the individual route descriptions.
You can set off on one of the MTB routes from over 31 towns in the Harz between Bad Grund and Neustadt, Goslar and Bad Sachsa. Here you will find plenty of service for cyclists, mountain-bike-friendly accommodation, exciting MTB race events, bike parks and MTB guides who will take you on a tour. Have fun in the Harz!!
In 25 Harz towns and villages your hosts will know what mountain bikers need. They all display the sign "Mountainbiker willkommen" (mountain bikers welcome).For example, you will get lots of vitamins and carbohydrates for breakfast, lunch packs and ...
Safety for mountain bikers is of paramount importance here in the Harz. You can help by having the right clothing and well-maintained equipment. Always keep your bike under control - there could be an unexpected hazard around the next corner! Just in case something does happen, the forestry offices in the Harz have set up a comprehensive network of numbered emergency location points so that the rescue services can find you quickly and easily.
In many places, bike shops, tour guides or training courses complement the Harz mountain bike region and what it has to offer for this wonderful outdoor sport. In the cycling season from April to October it is also possible to rent mountain bikes and eBikes (pedelecs) at many locations – in some places even fat bikes for biking fun in winter.