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Mountainbike Rundweg 7 Hegkopfrunde - Unterleichtersbach - Rhön

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    Mountainbiken in der Rhön
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A basalt lake, panoramic views and a protected river valley with numerous old mills - all these sights are on the short mountain bike trail.
moderate
Distance 28.1 km
3:00 h
395 m
395 m
484 m
249 m
The mountain bike circuit 7 Hegkopfrunde starts in the beautiful village of Unterleichtersbach. Starting from the hiking car park opposite the Aspenmühle. From there the path leads through the original valley of the Schondra River, where there are numerous species of flora and fauna that are worth protecting. For this reason, part of it was placed under special protection in 1983 - in the "Untere Schondra" nature reserve. 

Along the course of the river you will come across numerous old mills on the tour. These accompany us especially during the first half of the tour.

In the second section of the tour, the path changes from the river valley to a forest area. This leads to the hilltop of the Hegkopf and the local Hegkopfsee. The basalt lake was created from a former basalt quarry, which is now filled with water. In the beautiful biotope you will find beautiful water lilies, especially in June.

Shortly behind the mountain lake you leave the forest and you have an impressive view of the surrounding villages. Now it is soon done and the starting point is reached again. The legs can then be cooled directly in the water treading pool there.

Author’s recommendation

Crossing the Schondra over stepping stones not far from the Heckmühle is a special experience.
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Katharina Happel
Update: July 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
484 m
Lowest point
249 m
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Track types

Asphalt 16.81%Dirt road 52.61%Nature trail 25.71%Path 3.91%Road 0.93%
Asphalt
4.7 km
Dirt road
14.8 km
Nature trail
7.2 km
Path
1.1 km
Road
0.3 km
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Safety information

The tourist routes of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, riders, cross-country skiers, etc.)

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. The same applies, of course, to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, therefore, nature sports should only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

  • In the Rhön, the paths are shared. With mutual consideration, nobody has to be angry;
  • Stay on trails and paths. Please don`t leave those.
  • Take your memory and your rubbish with you!
  • Never drive faster than you can stop.
  • At night (and in winter) the forest belongs to the animals.

We recommend that you only ride the mountain bike trails in the summer season (May-October).

Start

Aspenmühle next to Unterleichtersbach (356 m)
Coordinates:
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50.257482, 9.818780
DMS
50°15'26.9"N 9°49'07.6"E
UTM
32U 558365 5567580
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Destination

Aspenmühle next to Unterleichtersbach

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is a bus stop in Unterleichtersbach. A bus line from KOB Bus stops there:
  • Line 8058: Schondra - Oberleichtersbach - Bad Brückenau

Getting there

The starting point of the Mountainbike Rundweg 7 Hegkopfrunde can be approached via the A7. The motorway is left at exit 95 Bad Brückenau / Wildflecken in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Immediately afterwards you turn off in the direction of Oberleichtersbach. In Oberleichtersbach, turn left onto the B27. At the end of Unterleichtersbach, turn into Waldstraße. Opposite the Aspenmühle can be saved.

Parking

Parking lot near Aspenmühle, Waldstraße, 97789 Unterleichtersbach | Google Maps

Coordinates

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50.257482, 9.818780
DMS
50°15'26.9"N 9°49'07.6"E
UTM
32U 558365 5567580
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

There are numerous recommendations for the right equipment on a mountainbike tour. We recommend that you take a look at the BIKE BOOKLET. This was written for you by mountain bikers and technical experts. Among other things, the following is recommended for the equipment:
  • Helmet / gloves / (sun) glasses
  • Matching backpack with rain cover
  • Tools and spare parts
  • Warming / cooling clothing
  • First aid kit
  • Orientation aids such as a map or navigation system
  • Security (cell phone, money, ID, debit card, sunscreen)
  • Provisions

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Lukas Liebel
July 05, 2022 · Community
Sehr nette Tour durch nette Täler und über schöne Hügel. Außerdem kommen ornitologen auf ihre Kosten. Was mir nicht bewusst war ist, dass die Tour auch ausgeschildert ist. Eine lästige Navigation anhand GPS kann also entfallen.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
28.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
395 m
Descent
395 m
Highest point
484 m
Lowest point
249 m
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