Gö Feldweg Omloop 40km

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The short Feldweg Omloop – 40.76km


We miss out both the eastern Bremke and southern Friedland sections.

The total distance of the tour is 40.76km of which approximately 6.2km is ridden on public roads open to motor cars, the rest consists of asphalt field roads, concrete Betonweg, gravel, cobbles, Ribinou and cycle paths. Much of the Betonweg is also a cycle path.

Feldweg Asphalt – not open to general motor traffic and may also be a cycle path.
Feldweg Betonweg – concrete and as above.
Cobbles (4 – 2.2km) – some may argue they are not, 2 are very mild.
Cycle path – a cycle path shared with pedestrians with an asphalt surface.
Feldweg Gravel (5 – 2.3km) – mild with loose stones, mostly hardpacked & hopefully not a mudbath. 
Public Road – Asphalt and open to cars etc (6.2km).
Ribinou (1 – 0.4km) – a Breton word for a green farm road. 

Gravel/Cobble categories (this is purely subjective & made up by us)
We have graded the gravel 1 to 5 with 5 being the roughest (there is also an Hors Cat for very extreme).

Cat 1 – mostly hard packed and rideable on almost all bikes.
Cat 2 – often hard packed, a little rougher, potholes and challenging.
Cat 3 – loose surface, more ruts & potholes, gradient changes, bigger stones with greater caution required. (may include downhill or a turn)
Cat 4 – very rough, loose with larger stones and deep ruts/potholes.
Cat 5 – as 4 but may also be downhill, maybe tight turns or with single track and ruts.
HC – Mind bogglingly hard.

Please bear in mind that roads may at times be closed because of farm or forestry workings, please be considerate to all.

Many smooth asphalt or concrete field roads can be heavily compromised by detritous.

GPS Ride: Gö Feldweg Omloop 40km – April 6 2022 ´Road´Ride´

Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8591375637
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/6940393159
Komoot: https://www.komoot.com/tour/729454446

The tour is divided into stages and stated are the types of sections you will ride per stage.

Villages on route are included and at what distance they come.


Stage 1 – Velodrome/Rosdorf @ 0 KM

After riding one lap of the velodrome we join a shared path almost at once and this section can be busy with other users so be watchful and be friendly!

We pass the Dreckwarte monument and go over the Leine Dam adjacent to the newly created wetlands.

The first gravel sector here also features on the Gö Strade Bianche.

SECTIONS – Cycle path, 2 Gravel (0.5 & 0.7 km – Cat 1), Public Road

Stage 2 – Rosdorf Cobbles

We ignore the asphalt cycle path and instead we ride the cobbles which run alongside the railway. 400 metres of pure pleasure!

SECTIONS – Cobbles (0.4 km – Cat 2)

The adjacent cyclepath is verboten in line with being a cool cyclist !

Rosdorf Railway Crossing @ 4.7 km

Stage 3 – Rosdorfer Warte/Heinrich-Sohnrey Straße

We cross the railway and head onto Betonweg with the now lost medieval Rosdorfer Warte above us.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Cycle path, Public Road

Stage 4 – Heinrich-Sohnrey Straße/Sieboldhausen

The following four stages inspired the Feldweg Omloop, and these farm roads are often heavy with detritus.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Cycle path

Sieboldhausen @ 10.6 km

Stage 5 – Sieboldhausen/Volkerode

Via Lemshausen @ 13.2 km

We ride towards Lemshausen and travel back almost the same way.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Gravel (0.2 km – Cat 1), Public Road

Volkerode @ 15.3 km

Stage 6 – Volkerode/Hauptstraße

Note: The 78km version of the ride continues up through the village onto the high ground above Volkerode, whilst on this route and all others we go left and head toward the wind turbines although we turn away before them.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Public Road

Stage 7 – Hauptstraße/Sieboldhausen

This is a lovely stage crossing the Autobahn featuring a flowing descent but which can be tricky when wet (mud).

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Sieboldhausen @ 18.8 km

Stage 8 – Sieboldhausen/Sieboldstraße

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Stage 9 – Sieboldstraße/Obernjesa

You are obliged by all that is cool not to ride on the asphalt, but to stick to the cobbles.

There is a baker in Obernjesa. (Bäckerei Könnecke, Dramfelder Str. 8)

SECTIONS – Betonweg, Cobbles (0.3 km – Cat 2), Public Road

Obernjesa @ 24.6 km

Obernjesa Railway Crossing @ 25.4 km

Stage 10 – Obernjesa/A27

Unlike the 61 and 78km Gö Feldweg Omloop we echo the 56km route and cross over the railway and head East to Reinhausen excluding the Southern stages.

Redundant Sugar Beet silos overlook our route and cobbles remain of what once the Obernjesa Zuckerfabrix.

A short section of single track links the cobbles with the gravel, I hope it doesn´t get too overgrown in the Spring etc. On the exit be aware of the metal barrier to your left.

SECTIONS – Cobbles (0.2km – Cat 2), Feldweg Asphalt, Gravel (0.4km – Cat 1), Public Road.

Via Stockhausen @ 26.6 km

SECTIONS – Public Road

Stage 11 – A27 Cyclepath/Wendebachstasse (Lake)/Reinhausen

The lake can be very, very busy with bathers being a popular spot for Göttingers. Please take care and ride in a cool chilled manner.

In Summer there is a stall selling food and drink.

SECTIONS – Betonweg, Cycle path, Feldweg Asphalt, Public Road

Wendebachstasse @ 28.8 km

Reinhausen @ 31.3 km

NOTE: The 56km/78km version of this ride heads to Bremke at Reinhausen, but on this tour we go left (as does the 61km) and climb toward Diemarden.

Stage 12 – Reinhausen/Diemarden

The third hill on this tour followed by a fast descent.

SECTIONS – Cycle path, Feldweg Asphalt, Public Road

Diemarden @ 33.0 km

Stage 13 –Diemarden/Gartelbahn/A27

This stage features one section of Ribinou a Breton word for farm or a green road. Although this section is stated as also featuring cobbles the narrow cycle path is in fact very mild, but it can be very busy with other users.

Due to heavy mud at the end of the Ribinou we make a premature exit (its OK in summer, but there is big hole).

Or miss out the rough stuff and go to the left onto the mild cobbles of the Gartelbahn.

Note: There are plans to widen the cycle route and this may see a temporary closure, but as ever in German local politics there is now a big argument about it, therefore it could take a long time before it happens.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Cobbles (1.3 km – Cat 1), Public Road, Ribinou (0.4 km – Cat 2)

A27-Garteschenke @ 36.5 km

Stage 14 – A27 to the Velodrome

Be very careful crossing the busy A27.

The gravel sector here also features on the Gö Strade Bianche.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Cycle path, Gravel (0.5 km – Cat 1), Public Road

Velodrome @ 40.76 km (including a lap of the track at the start and finish)

A slightly dirty road bike

Way Points
Velodrome/Rosdorf @ 0 KM
Rosdorf Railway Crossing @ 4.7 km
Sieboldhausen @ 10.6 km
Lemshausen @ 13.2 km
Volkerode @ 15.3 km
Sieboldhausen @ 18.8 km
Obernjesa @ 24.6 km
Obernjesa Railway Crossing @ 25.4 km
Stockhausen @ 26.6 km
Wendebachstasse @ 28.8 km
Reinhausen @ 31.3 km
Diemarden @ 33.0 km
A27-Garteschenke @ 36.5 km
Velodrome @ 40.76 km (including a lap of the track at the start and finish)

Attention/Take Note

The Gö Feldweg Omloop is a suggested cycle tour route and not a race or a contest, you should choose to follow our description or a GPS of the outlined route you do so at your own risk.

It is your responsibility to ride in a safe and in a comfortable manner suited to your own estimated skill or fitness level.

Die Gö Feldweg Omloop ist ein Routenvorschlag für eine Fahradtour und kein Rennen oder Wettkampf. Solltest Du Dich dafür entscheiden, unserer Tourbeschreibung oder einem GPS der beschriebenen Route zu folgen, tust Du dies auf eigene Gefahr.

Du bist selbst dafür verantwortlich, entsprechend Deinem Können und Fitness-Niveau, so zu radeln, wie Du es Dir zutraust.


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