CyclingUp: Schauinsland-southwest







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Region: Black Forest
Climbing effort: 687 points
Elevation meters: 825
Steepest kilometer: 12.7%

Steepest 250 m: 14%
Foot: 375 m    Top: 1200 m
Mean slope: 6.1%
Length: 13.5 km

From: Münstertal
Road conditions (2015): good
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 30-60 per hour
Scenerie and road: (4/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Due to the slope of the road and the scenery, this is one of the best climbs in the Black Forest. Part of the ascent takes place on the so-called Stohrenstrasse, of which the lower part is one of the steepest stretches in the Black Forest. Along a distance of two and a half kilometers the average gradient measures 12.1%. The steepest kilometer has a gradient of 12.7%. The ride begins at the junction of the L123 and the L130 in the Münstertal. The first six and a half kilometers through that valley are a piece of cake (maximum 6%). Striking is a large, former convent (St. Trudpert) on the right side of the road. After Spielweg we turn left onto the Stohrenstrasse (K4957) in the direction of Schauinsland. Here stands a traffic sign, warning about an extreme slope (18%). In the next couple of hundred meters one would believe that this is an exaggeration but then the real party begins, as already described above. In two inner bends those 18% are certainly exceeded. Moreover, the steep, wooded valley is beautiful here. When we leave the forest and drive into an open landscape with meadows, cycling becomes easier with a kilometer of 4%. I found this the most beautiful section of the route, also because of the views of the Belchen and the Vosges. In Gießhübel we turn right and climb again steeply (one kilometer slopes 8.5%). After one and a half kilometers we turn left onto the Panoramastraße to finish the ride leisurely (3%).




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