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Ski-Skatingstrecke Gebaplateau - Geba - Rhön

Cross-country skiing · Rhoen
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  • Rhön-Kultur Garten Hohe Geba
    / Rhön-Kultur Garten Hohe Geba
    Photo: Christoph Friedrich, Rhön GmbH
  • / Panoramablick Gebaplateau
    Photo: Christoph Friedrich, Rhön GmbH
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At 2.7 km, the ski-skating route is a great way to start a winter day on the Hohe Geba. Enjoy the winter day on your skis with wonderful views from the Geba.
Skating
easy
Distance 2.7 km
0:15 h
35 m
35 m
On the 751m high Gebaplateau you can reach the skating trail with a total length of 2.7 km at the entrance to the Rhön Culture Garden in the winter months. It is a rolled track, which is ideal for hobby athletes with slopes and inclines. Located on the highest point of the Gebaplateau, you already have a unique panoramic view of the Rhön mountain ranges, with Kreuzberg, Heidelstein, Wasserkuppe, Ellenbogen and Weidberg when you enter the route. You skate along the lower lying coniferous trees covered with snow and enjoy the expanse of the plateau. When you arrive at the starting point, the Bergstübchen offers a place to stop for refreshments to recharge your batteries and start on one of the more demanding tours.

Author’s recommendation

The Hohe Geba beckons with its views. So always have a camera with you to capture them.
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Author
Christoph Friedrich 
Update: June 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
744 m
Lowest point
708 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Most of the Rhön cross-country ski runs are intended for use by skiers / cross-country skiers. Should a walker "get lost" on the route, information that routes are (partly) reserved for winter sports enthusiasts should be passed on with mutual understanding and consideration.

Tips and hints

Hiking hut with simple meal options: Bergstübchen Hohe Geba (in German)

Start

Gebaplateau (743 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.589344, 10.269442
DMS
50°35'21.6"N 10°16'10.0"E
UTM
32U 589858 5604929
w3w 
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Destination

Gebaplateau

Note


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Public transport

A bus line reaches Geba from Monday to Friday. Geba is just below the Geba plateau. You can walk from the bus stop to the Gebaplateau.

Before you arrive, please contact the bus service provider to find out whether you can take your skis on the bus

Getting there

The Gebaplateau can be approached by car. To do this, leave the A71 at exit 21 Meiningen-Nord and continue on the B19 to Walldorf. Now you continue to Stepfershausen, which can be reached via Herpf or Rippershausen. From Stepfershausen you reach Geba via Träbes, from which the parking lot at the Gebaplateau is signposted.

Parking

Car park on the Hohe Geba | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.589344, 10.269442
DMS
50°35'21.6"N 10°16'10.0"E
UTM
32U 589858 5604929
w3w 
///dust.ovary.cultivation
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sun protection
  • First aid kit
  • GPS navigation device or map
  • Sufficient drinks and provisions

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating
Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
0:15 h
Ascent
35 m
Descent
35 m
Circular route Skating Refreshment stops available

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