Gö Feldweg Omloop 56km

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Not the shortest Feldweg Omloop – 56km Route

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

We exclude the Southern leg to Bisenhausen via Friedland.

The total distance of the tour is 56.2km of which approximately 14.8 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 (4 – 1.3 km) – some may argue they are not, 2 are very mild.
Cycle path – a cycle path shared with pedestrians with an asphalt surface.
Feldweg Gravel (6 – 3.4 km) – mild with loose stones, mostly hardpacked & hopefully not a mudbath. 
Public Road – Asphalt and open to cars etc (14.8 km).
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: https://veloklubhaus.com/2022/03/24/go-feldeg-omloop-mmkm-march-24-2022-roadride/

Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8517008121
Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/6876016255
Komoot: https://www.komoot.com/tour/715870971

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/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, instead 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.

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 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 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 @ 26.7 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

The village of Reinhausen is notable for the wall of stone that lines the main road.

Stage 12 – Reinhausen/Bremke

We go East to the Gleichen Hills following the 78km route.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Bremke @ 37.0 km

In Bremke there is a shop and café, open most mornings (we think) – Bremker Dütt & Datt, 37130 Gleichen.

Stage 13 – Bremke/Appenrode

Look out for the memorials to the Knights of the Gleichens and on the highest hill the ruins of the Gleichen Castles can be found.

SECTIONS – Feldweg Asphalt, Betonweg, Public Road

Appenrode@ 38.5 km

Stage 14 – Appenrode/Gelliehausen

Sections of public roads offer long descents after some climbing from Appenrode via Gelliehausen to Benniehausen. To your left the Gleichen Hills overlook you where two castles once stood.

At the highest point of the asphalt road there is a great view looking toward the Harz Mountains.

SECTIONS – Public Road

Gelliehausen @ 40.8 km

Stage 15 – Gelliehausen/Benniehausen

The descent on public roads continues.

SECTIONS – Public Road

Benniehausen @ 42.7 km

Stage 16 –Benniehausen/Steinmuhle

We ride along on or adjacent to the defunct Gartelbahn.

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

Garetal/Steinmuhle @ 45.5 km

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

Stage 17 – Steinmuhle/Klein Lengden/Diemarden

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

SECTIONS – Cycle path, Public Road

Klein Lengden ´Station´ @ 46.7 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 @ 48.4 km

Stage 18 –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 it out 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 @ 52.1 km

Stage 19 – A27 to the Velodrome

Be very careful crossing the busy A27.

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

Velodrome @ 56.2 km (includes a lap of the track at start and at ride end)

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 @ 26.7 km
Wendebachstasse @ 28.8 km
Reinhausen @ 31.3 km
Bremke @ 37.0 km
Appenrode@ 38.5 km
Gelliehausen @ 40.8 km
Benniehausen @ 42.7 km
Garetal/Steinmuhle @ 45.5 km
Klein Lengden ´Station´ @ 46.7 km
Diemarden @ 48.4 km
A27-Garteschenke @ 52.1 km
Velodrome @ 56.2 km (includes 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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