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    Sauerland (including the Dam Busters)

    The first part of this ride report may be helpful ...

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    Some suggestions, cut from a post in another section:

    https://www.sauerland.com/erleben/Mo...n-im-Sauerland

    https://translate.google.com/transla...nd&prev=search

    The GPS routes for these download in Pocket Earth, just fine on an iPad. From there you could probably get them into BaseCamp or onto a phone.

    This is workable, too:

    http://www.kurvenreich-sauerland.de/krs_s/krs_s.html

    http://www.kurvenreich-sauerland.de/krs_t/krs_t.html

    The routes would be easy enough to copy into a GPS or onto a paper map. In post #14 below I have saved the PDF’s into iBooks and then taken screen shots. All or any of them would work well if you are based in Arnsberg.


    A little bit away from Arnsberg, is Winterberg / Medebach which also has some suggestions:

    https://www.winterberg.de/aktivitaet...d/tourentipps/

    As does this site:

    https://www.bikers-world-sauerland.d...llen-gps-daten

    And this:

    https://bikerszene.de/touren/Motorra...land/Sauerland


    The more I look, the more comes up. The trick I think is to Google it in German, which I don’t speak but it happens to be similar to English: Sauerland Motorrad Touren or just Sauerland Motorrad, which lead me to this:

    https://www.hennesee-sauerland.de/fi...2._Auflage.pdf

    And this:

    https://www.willingen.de/motorrad.html

    Again, it would be easy to copy the routes.

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    Visit the town Neheim *, the hardest hit by the massive wall of water that travelled down the river. Many of the 800 killed were Russian women, slave workers on behalf of the Germans. On hearing the air raid alarm, most had headed to the underground shelters, inevitably drowning.

    https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/3...ery-Neheim.htm


    * Now Neheim-Hüsten, very close to Arnsberg

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    Cut from another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by squibb34 View Post
    Last time we visited the Sauerland, we stayed at Sorpesee (the Dam 617 didn't manage to breach), the Hotel Seegarten - they chucked in an excellent room upgrade, just a shame we didn't have time to use the roof-top pool. Weekends see the area swarming with bikers & some interesting old classics get an airing too if the weather is right.

    There are some lovely rides available from there - north takes you to the Mohnesee, via Arnsberg. OK, check out the Dam, but the east end of the see is more attractive TBH, if a tad busy when the sun's out. However it's more rewarding IMHO to head south down the west shore of the Sorpesee which takes you to Finnentrop, then Attendorn & the Biggetalsperre (the largest lake/see); carry on along the west shore & at the southern end of the see turn east onto the 55; Next you come to the Hohe Bracht, a highpoint with a viewing tower. Then carry on east to the 236 towards Winterberg, until you reach the Kahler Asten, another viewing tower. Then south to Bad Berleberg to pick up the Eder river which winds it's way NE to Battenberg, Frankenberg & finally onto the 3rd Dam at the Edersee. Then repair as you will to Sorpesee or wherever you choose to stay. Now that is a great ride as long as the weather plays ball.

    Do watch the old SatNav around here though. The nature of the terrain means you need to plan routes thoroughly, not just stick in a destination (unless you enjoy riding around in circles).

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    I pulled this from the Biker Betten website.





    If you zoom in, you can work out where the suggested routes’ roads go.



    This might work better perhaps. I have saved the PDF into Dropbox:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hogkiaaohx...%29-2.pdf?dl=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Some suggestions, cut from a post in another section:

    https://www.sauerland.com/erleben/Mo...n-im-Sauerland

    https://translate.google.com/transla...nd&prev=search

    The GPS routes for these download in Pocket Earth, just fine on an iPad. From there you could probably get them into BaseCamp or onto a phone.
    I bought, via Amazon Germany, the 10 routes the tourist office suggests, all bound up in a tidy ring bound book. Ordered on Sunday, it arrived today. Recommended.

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    Did the Mohne dam a few years ago and stopped in Wissen.

    My brother managed to come along for a few days too and we all had a great time for the most part.

    Stayed in a place called Vine Cottage in Wissen.

    Anybody else stayed there?
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    Vine Cottage.

    Google says, permanently closed.

    Website still live.

    All very strange but an adventure in itself. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Vine Cottage.

    Google says, permanently closed.

    Website still live.

    All very strange but an adventure in itself. Thanks for sharing.
    The owner, let's call him Bob was/is a bit of a character.

    If the old reviews are still there there are veiled references to him being a bit of a marmite character however the people who reviewed either loved him, hinted he was a head the ball or didn't leave a review

    Anyroad up we went there for a few days and in many ways it's a lovely place, an old place, rebuilt by the owner, honesty bar, 1970's jukebox and a good location for touring the area.

    My brother had got there first and innocently imparted that I'd worked as part of the management team of a big financial services organisation that had dispensed with the owner's services many years ago.

    To say that the owner bore a grudge even though I hadn't a clue who he was nor he me would be an understatement.

    I've no idea whether this contributed to his penchant for wandering around the village with a tshirt emblazoned with a goose stepping John Cleese with the caption 'Don't mention the war!' but we did end up at loggerheads on a few occasions as I tried to deal with this head the ball on my own bloody holiday that I'd paid the the silly fucker for!

    As we left he did cast his glance downwards, genuine or perhaps fearing negative reviews I don't know, and avoiding eye contact, he apologised but by then it was really a bit too late.

    An interesting character and one that some in here might warm to as long as you fit his idea of a guest
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    I am now tempted to go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    I am now tempted to go....
    Quite an experience I tell ee.
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