Off road GPX files for anywhere in Europe

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East' started by redwineracing, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. redwineracing

    redwineracing Adventurer

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    Hello I am planning on spending 6 months exploring Europe. I am looking for GPX routes for off-road, unpaved roads etc.
    Thanks Martin
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  2. voorfrank

    voorfrank n00b

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    Have a look at Wikiloc.com and you will find all kind of routes in GPX format
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  3. redwineracing

    redwineracing Adventurer

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    Thanks
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  4. Phil

    Phil ADV Rider

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  6. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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    In central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, my guess also Netherlands and Belgium) you will have a hard time finding unpaved roads which are legal for motorized traffic. In Germany almost all logging and forest roads are closed for public traffic. The general rule is: the further east you go (former DDR) the more unpaved public roads you will find. If you get caught in Germany on a closed forest road by the local forester or people having hunting rights you will probably learn what angry Germans can be like - maybe even get in contact with the police!

    Best riding on unpaved roads offers Scandinavia, were you will find tens of thousands of kilometers of gravel. HOWEVER: you are NOT allowed to drive offroad = anything that is not purpose build for vehicular traffic, including hiking/riding/cycling trails, straight through the woods, etc.

    The Baltic states also have a large network of gravel roads, but be aware that sometimes the distance to the next gas station is also unexpectedly long. I needed experienced this in May, when I ran basically on fumes the last of 450km on my KTM 1050, to get to the next gas station. The previous one was over 150km away!
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  7. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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