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Old 01.07.2011, 10:12
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Hahnenmoospass?

Has anyone cycled the Hahnenmoospass from Adelboden over to Lenk? If so, is it more a mountain bike, or road bike route? I thought MTB, but looking at mountainbikeland.ch, they seem to suggest that nearly all of it is on road.

Thoughts anyone?
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Re: Hahnenmoospass?

Hi there

I've not ridden it yet but it's on my list to try with a cyclocross bike. I found the following which gives a few clues as to what the tracks may be like:

http://activityworkshop.net/hiking/a...oden-lenk.html

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Re: Hahnenmoospass?

I've ridden the Hahnenmoospass once, going from Lenk to Adelboden. On the Lenk side, it is paved until around 1600m, and then is unpaved for the last few kms. I was on my cyclocross bike with tires that were about 32mm wide and had a light tread - that was ideal for the surface. The unpaved section is extremely steep, averaging 15% for long stretches, so it would be hard to keep enough traction with regular road tires on those parts, although some of it would certainly be rideable. You also need seriously low gears - I was only just able to keep my 24x28 gear turning (with 700c tires, so a 23 inch gear). As far as I remember, it was paved all the way from the top down to Adelboden.

Another great little pass in the same region goes from Zweisimmen to the northeast to Zwischenflueh, in the valley that joins the Simmental at Oey. I believe that one was paved the whole way, I certainly did it with my regular road bike without any trouble.
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