Routes from Ilfeld

The MTB routes wind through the undulating South Harz karst landscape and on up through mixed forests at middle altitudes to the point where three federal states meet (Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony) and to viewpoints from which one can enjoy a grandiose panorama of the southern Harz foothills.

The GPS data for all the routes starting from this location can be found here [5 KB] [ZIP: I1, I2]. In the description of each of the individual mountain bike routes you will also find a link to the GPS data for that route.

I 2 Poppenberg Fitness Rou...

20 km / 681 hm

Easy tour with long climb to the Poppenberg (view over the Harz foothills). | Between the solar-heated forest swimming pool and the Netzkater railway station the tour runs parallel to the Harz Narrow-Gauge Railway.

I 1 Sophie's big South Har...

59 km / 1438 hm

Difficult full-day tour with steep climbs and occasional tricky descents. The first kilometres go in the direction of Lower Saxony with connections to the South and Upper Harz network of routes.