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Feldweg Omloop Eastern leg – 53km Route Revised (September 7, 2022)

Volkerode/Obernjesa/Stockhausen/Wendebachstasse/Reinhausen/Appenrode/Diemarden.

The Southern leg to Bisenhausen via Friedland is visited on the 60 and 70km routes.

This version of the Omloop has been revised with a new route out from the velodrome featuring a section of gravel and importantly more kopfsteinpflaster. Although we still head East we have cut out the public roads via Bremke and instead we climb up through Appenrode by a more straight forward route.

The total distance of the tour is 53.79 km of which approximately 12.6 km 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.

Sections
Feldweg Asphalt – not open to general motor traffic and may also be a cycle path.
Feldweg Betonweg – concrete and as above.
Cobbles (5 – 1.4 km) – 2 are very mild.
Cycle path – a cycle path shared with pedestrians with an asphalt surface.
Feldweg Gravel (7 – 3.5 km) – mild with loose stones, mostly hardpacked & hopefully not a mudbath. 
Public Road – Asphalt and open to cars etc (12.6 km).
Ribinou (1 – 0.4km) – a Breton word for a green farm road. 

Climbs: 3, elevation 355 metres

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.

At Gelliehausen a model of the two Gleichen Castles

GPS Ride: https://veloklubhaus.com/2022/09/07/go-feldweg-omloop-53km-september-7-2022-road-ride/

Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/9560639567
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/7770020321
Komoot: https://www.komoot.com/tour/918793832

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

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

Stage/Title

Stage 1 – Velodrome Exit @ 0 KM

If you wish you can ride a lap of the velodrome at the start or finish and this will add approx 800metres to the tour.

We join a gravel path almost at once and this section can be busy with other users so be watchful and be friendly!

SECTIONS – 1 Gravel (0.5 km – Cat 1/2), Feldweg.

Stage 2 – Kiessee Kopfsteinpflaster

SECTIONS – Cobbles (0.3km Cat 2), 1 Gravel (0.1 km – Cat 1), Public Road

Stage 3 – Kiessee/Rosdorf

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

The second gravel sector or more akin to a stone road and also features on the Gö Strade Bianche.

SECTIONS – Betonweg, 2 Gravel (0.5 & 0.7 km – Cat 1/2), Public Road

Stage 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 @ 10.3 km

Stage 7 – Sieboldhausen/Volkerode

Lemshausen @ 13.1 km

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

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Gravel (0.2 km – Cat 2), Public Road

Volkerode @ 15.3 km

Stage 8 – Volkerode/Hauptstraße

We go left by the wonderful tree and head toward the wind turbines although we turn away before them.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Public Road

Stage 9 – Hauptstraße/Sieboldhausen

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

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Sieboldhausen @ 18.6 km

Stage 10 – Sieboldhausen/Sieboldstraße

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Stage 11 – 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 @ 25.0 km

Obernjesa Railway Crossing @ 25.4 km

Stage 12 – Obernjesa/B27

Unlike the 61 and 78km Gö Feldweg Omloop we cross over the railway and like the 40km we ride to Reinhausen excluding the Southern stages.

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

WARNING

We are revising this route and intend to exclude this section because it is confusing. Do ride it if you wish or simply miss it out and continue directly to Stockhausen.

In a nutshell a short section of single track links the cobbles with the gravel. This link which looks like you are entering a bush, is narrow, with plenty of branches at head height and on the exit be aware of the metal barrier at ground level to your left (You may wish to walk through).

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

Stockhausen @ 26.7 km

SECTIONS – Public Road

Stage 13 – B27 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 chilled manner.

In Summer there is a stall selling food and drink.

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

Wendebachstasse @ 28.6 km

Reinhausen @ 31.5 km

The village of Reinhausen is notable for the wall of amazing geology which lines the main road.

Stage 14 – Reinhausen/Appenrode Climb

We go East to the Gleichen Hills.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

*Stage 15 – Appenrode Climb/Gleichen Hills

We begin the climb of 2.1km through Appenrode. The gradient hits a peak of 7% up to the village where you get a little respite before the final short sharp effort at nearly 15% takes you to the highest point.

At Appenrode look out for the memorials to the Knights of the Gleichens on your right.

SECTIONS – Public Road

Appenrode @ 36.7 km

Stage 16 – Gleichen Hills/Gelliehausen

At the highest point of the asphalt public road there is a great view looking toward the Harz Mountains and to your left are the ruins of the Gleichen Castles atop the hill.

The long descent through to Benniehausen on public roads begins!

SECTIONS – Public Road

Stage 17 – Gelliehausen/Benniehausen

Gelliehausen @ 38.9 km

SECTIONS – Public Road

Benniehausen @ 40.7 km

Stage 18 –Benniehausen/Steinmuhle

We ride along on or adjacent to the defunct Gartelbahn.

The concrete Betonweg here is rough.

SECTIONS – Betonweg, Gravel (1.1 km – Cat 1/2), Public Road

Garetal/Steinmuhle @ 43.6 km

At the Steinmuhle/Gartetal is the Historic Spinnerei (from May each Sunday through to October there is a cool outdoor cafe here). 

Stage 19 – Steinmuhle/Klein Lengden/Diemarden

We continue to ride along or adjacent to the defunct Gartelbahn.

SECTIONS – Cycle path, Public Road

Klein Lengden ´Station´ @ 44.8 km

There is a Backhaus at Steinslieth 2, 37130 Gleichen-Klein Lengden. Mo.–Sa. 8.00–18.30 (next to Rewe on the hill).

Diemarden @ 46.6 km

Stage 20 –Diemarden/Gartelbahn/B27

The 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.

This section of Ribinou can get very muddy and you may wish to make a premature exit (its OK in summer, but there is big hole). It is also rough and you can instead ignore it completely and ride 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 3)

A27-Garteschenke @ 50.1 km

Stage 21 – B27 to the Velodrome

Be very careful crossing the busy B27.

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

Velodrome @ 53.79 km (Does not include a lap of the track at start and at ride end)

Way Points
Velodrome Exit @ 0 KM
Rosdorf Railway Crossing @ 4.7 km
Sieboldhausen @ 10.3 km
Lemshausen @ 13.1 km
Volkerode @ 15.3 km
Sieboldhausen @ 18.6 km
Obernjesa @ 25.0 km
Obernjesa Railway Crossing @ 25.4 km
Stockhausen @ 26.7 km
Wendebachstasse @ 28.6 km
Reinhausen @ 31.5 km
Appenrode @ 36.7 km
Gelliehausen @ 38.9 km
Benniehausen @ 40.7 km
Garetal/Steinmuhle @ 43.6 km
Klein Lengden ´Station´ @ 44.8 km
Diemarden @ 46.6 km
A27-Garteschenke @ 50.1 km
Velodrome @ 53.79 km (Does not include a lap of the track at start and at ride end)

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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