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Biking in the Harz Mountains

For a wonderful feeling of freedom

Whether relaxed bike tours along the hilly Harz rim with its gentle valleys or an exciting mountain bike tour in the mountains – our Harz offers versatile possibilities for cyclists. In addition to the mountain panorama, the landscape impresses with extensive spruce and beech forests, wild river courses and waterfalls, idyllic moors and clear reservoirs. Ideal for your next cycling trip in the Harz Mountains!

You bring the bike, we provide the service
  • Locked bike room for your carried bikes
  • Bike racks anchored in the floor and wall anchors for connecting the bikes in the bike room
  • Charging possibility for your eBike in the bike room
  • Arrangement of rental bikes through a partner
  • Healthy lunch packages for your day tour
  • Tips on where to stop for refreshments during your bike tour
  • Maps with route suggestions and insider tips
  • Cleaning facilities for your bike
  • Public transport timetables information about the most beautiful sights and excursion destinations
  • Tips for alternatives in case of unfavorable weather conditions

Along the excellently developed bike path network, breathtaking scenery, numerous historical sights and a nice selection of cafes and restaurants await you. Legendary castles, palaces, picturesque half-timbered towns and an exciting mining world want to be discovered by you during your bike tour in the Harz Mountains. We give you tips for unforgettable bike tours.

Fahrräder vor dem Hotel
Fahrräder vor dem Hotel

Our tip:

Use the BlankenBike app for bike tours in the Harz Mountains

  • Overview of our bike path network

  • Numerous excursion destinations in Blankenburg (Harz) and surroundings

  • Determination of the personal CO2 balance and the savings compared to a car trip

If you want to create your own beautiful tours depending on fitness level and length, we also recommend the Komoot app.

Route suggestions for your bike tours in the Harz Mountains

Kleiner See im Wald bei Blankenburg im Harz

Round trip around Blankenburg (Harz)

18 km – about 1:40 h – moderately difficult

Starting at the Schlosshotel Blankenburg, the trail leads past the fountain in the Thie, the sandstone caves, the Mönchemühlenteich pond, the Hubertusquelle spring, the Michaelstein monastery and back to the hotel via the Schlossberg. The caves and the monastery are worth a stop. With a small detour, you can even include a climb to the ruins of Regenstein Castle in the tour.

Blick von der Teifelsmauer am großvaterfelsen auf Blankenburg und das Schloss

Round trip along the Devil’s Wall to Quedlinburg

44 km – about 3,5 h – difficult

The route takes you from our hotel along the Devil’s Wall in the direction of Timmenrode, via Warnstedt and Thale to Quedlinburg and back via Westerhausen and Börnecke. On the way you will see the most beautiful rock formations of the famous Teufelsmauer. We recommend a photo stop at the Hamburg coat of arms as well as a stay in Thale (Hexentanzplatz) and in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Quedlinburg.

Park vom Kloster Michaelstein in Blankenburg

Mountain tour towards Elbingerode

32 km – about 3,5 h – difficult

This demanding, hilly tour leads westward over the castle hill of Blankenburg via the Michaelstein monastery. Past beautiful highlights, such as Volkmarskeller and mine Büchenberg, over meadow and forest paths it goes to Elbingerode. Here in Elbingerode a stop is worthwhile and the show mine Büchenberg is worth seeing.

Wernigerode Platz mit historischem Rathaus

Round trip to Wernigerode

38 km – about 3,5 h – difficult

This bike route runs via the fish breeding ponds, the Michaelstein monastery, the Eggerode fountain and the Christianental game park directly to the old town of Wernigerode. On the way back it goes via Benzingerode with fantastic Harz views past the Birkental. A visit to the game park is worthwhile at any time of year and the old town and the castle of Wernigerode are well worth seeing.

Dom von Halberstadt im Harz

Round trip to Halberstadt

50 km – about 4 h – difficult

The route starts at our castle hotel and leads The route starts at our castle hotel and leads first in the direction of Benzingerode. Then the route passes Derenburg to Halberstadt – the gateway to the Harz Mountains. The way back leads via Harsleben and Börnecke. Tip: In Derenburg it is worth stopping at the Harzkristall glass manufactory and in Halberstadt you should definitely visit the medieval cathedral and the cathedral treasury.

Blick auf die Blankenburger Altstadt vom Schlossberg aus

Blankenburg as a stopover

We are located directly on the Europaradweg R1

The R1 leads in Saxony-Anhalt from Lutherstadt Wittenberg via Dessau, Köthen, Bernburg, Staßfurt, Ballenstedt, Blankenburg and Wernigerode. If you are planning a continuous tour of several days, you will find an ideal domicile in our castle hotel in the blossom city of Blankenburg. Your bike is safe with us!

Downhill Radfahrer im Wald

Downhill at the Bikepark Bodetal

Driving fun on a total of 7.6 kilometers

The “Brunhildenritt”, an enduro trail that is easy in the upper part and moderately difficult in the lower part, offers varied riding fun. Beginners can try out the easy “Harzer Roller” trail or the winding “Bodopass”. Very daring mountain bikers get the right adrenaline kick on the fast-paced “Rosstrappendownhill”.

Radlenker im Wald

Mountain biking in the Volksbank Arena

74 MTB routes with 2.300 km length and 50.000 altitude meters

The Harz mountains are an Eldorado for mountain bikers. The Volksbank Arena offers a huge network of trails for this purpose. From Blankenburg starts the EL 3 route “Harte Wald-& Wiesentour”, an exciting uphill and downhill tour through an extensive forest and meadow landscape, mostly on gravel and forest roads. Starting point is our hotel parking lot. The moderately difficult route runs for 52.7 km and can be completed in 4.5 hours.