CyclingUp: Brandenkopf-east

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Region: Black Forest
Climbing effort: 702 points
Elevation meters: 645
Steepest kilometer: 11.3%

Steepest 250 m: 15%
Foot: 300 m    Top: 945 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 9.0 km

From: Walke
Road conditions (2016): moderate
Other race bikers: 1-5 per hour
Motor vehicles: <10 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes



The Brandenkopf is an attractive destination for the true climber. This mountain can be climbed on paved roads from three sides. All variants are steep to very steep. The last one and a half kilometers up to the summit, from a crossing named Bettelfrau (beggar woman in English) is identical for the three ascents. This final is even steeper than the profile below shows because it contains an almost horizontal part, which does not appear in the profile. The road surface of this part is miserable but as a reward for the effort there is a "Wanderheim" with terrace at the end. Among the three ascents to the Brandenkopf the eastern variant described here, beginning in Walke in the Wolftal, is the easiest one. However, even this ascent incorporates, apart from the difficult final to the summit, a two-kilometer section of 10%. I found this variant the most beautiful one, because of the first four kilometers. where one rides along a brook (Erzenbach) through a landscape with beautiful farms and meadows. In addition, this variant is characterized by the narrowest road with the worst tarmac and the least traffic.

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