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Gravel bikes

My partner and I are soon to pick up a new set of gravel bikes and we are eager to find some places to ride.

Gravel bike rides, defined by me: Dirt roads, Dirt paths, some elevation gain and drop.
I am not looking for a hard-core mnt bike ride, where I'll need front and rear suspension.
I liken gravel bikes closely to Cyclocross bikes withOUT getting off and jumping logs and jumping back on the bike.

I'm located in Zurich (and have a car so I'm OK with driving to some great places)
The bikes are expected to arrive by month's end and I'm super excited to get out on them and put in some workouts....
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Re: Gravel bikes

That's great! We have really enjoyed having gravel bikes as well -- I think they are the perfect type of bike for enjoying a large part of the trails and paths around here....and a great way to experience beautiful Switzerland!

I haven't been organising rides for a while but maybe we can get one together for this type of riding - Would be fun.
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Re: Gravel bikes

Have a look on the Swiss Mobility app, the smaller the road on the map the more likely a road bike would struggle and a gravel bike will be fine.

This route near me for example takes in some concrete farm tracks and and a gravel path yet is listed as a road route. You may find something closer to you that is similar.
https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/cycli...ppe-01347.html

Generally speaking, if the path on the map is a single black line it will be anything from a small tarmac road to a muddy track
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Re: Gravel bikes

a simple quick start to take your new pride and joy for a spin - along the limmat to Baden or beyond..perfect mix of surface to try out the capabilities
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Re: Gravel bikes

With or without motors?

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All gravel bikes need motors, My gravel bike uses legs.
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Re: Gravel bikes

Swiss Mobility App is a great source (as already mentioned). Personally, I havce found the Zürichberg area to offer exactly what you are looking for. If you plan your route well, then you can possibly also end at a restaurant (the view form the Zürichberg hotel restaurant is unmatcheable).
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Re: Gravel bikes

Hi,

Ive only just spotted this thread. I hope you are enjoying riding gravel.

I Live in Ragensdorf, Just north of Zurich and have founds some nice trails, but really need to explore more.

I use my gravel bike to commute and also for fitness when possible but would love to put some longer rides together with other people. If this sounds like something you (or anyone reading this) would like to do, please let me know.

also, trailforks.com is a useful website. Its linked to the Pinkibike.com mountainbiking site which is also good.

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Re: Gravel bikes

Found some nice routes in the Bremgarten/Sina area along the Reuss river, mixture of road with more cycle path and gravel
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