Pick n Pick Vol. 8

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Not sure where to visit this week on FulGaz?

Here’s a tasty selection of routes from around the globe as we travel to Australia, Slovenia, England, Scotland, Belgium, Austria, and the USA.

There’s flat scenic routes for the trainer tourists, there’s killer climbs for the fitness fanatics amongst you and there’s something in between for everyone else.

We’d also like to welcome first time contributor Ian Clark for their great route from Hale near Liverpool.

Enjoy!

EXPLORING ULURU

Our first ever ride from the Northern Territory, a mostly flat 16km route gives you a stunning sunrise view of Uluru. Uluru is a sacred site to the Anangu of Central Australia, the indigenous peoples of the Western Desert, who still perform traditional ceremonies and pass down the knowledge and stories of their ancestors. The Anangu have lived and inhabited the area for more than 30,000 years and still remain to this day. FulGaz pays its respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people, the traditional landowners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park people and recognise their elders past, present and emerging. This route was filmed with permission of the traditional owners.

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16.29km
DISTANCE
00:50:00
DURATION
39m
ELEVATION

AKUNA BAY TO WEST HEAD 2021

Ride one of the most visually stunning rides in New South Wales, Australia. Located in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase national park, Akuna Bay is a favourite spot amongst cyclists looking to up in the quiet roads of the park. You can expect fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, Pittwater and Palm Beach! We acknowledge the Darramuragal people as the traditional owners of the land. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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24.46km
DISTANCE
01:05:02
DURATION
524m
ELEVATION

MIDWAY POINT TO HOPE BEACH

Join Mike and Klem on a perfectly sunny Tasmanian summer’s day, riding from Midway Point down towards to South Arm. Start with classic water views crossing McGee's Bridge before exploring the flat, quiet roads around the back of Hobart Airport and Seven Mile Beach. The second half follows the outward leg of the Friday Hook Spin, a regular amongst Southern Tassie’s road cyclists! You’ll tackle Clifton Hill (a short 1.7km climb averaging 4.5%) before descending towards Hope Beach, over a final 9.5% kicker and finishing just short of the “Hook” where you can soak in the view across the bay. We pay our respect to the traditional and original owners of this land the Mumirimina people, to pay respect to those that have passed before us and to acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are custodians of this land.

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35.17km
DISTANCE
01:06:24
DURATION
250m
ELEVATION

THE OLD COAL RAILROAD AT PARK MIDDEN LIMBURG

This ride starts at the Circuit of Zolder next to the Albertcanal, in the Provence of Limburg. You'll ride along an ancient railroad that has been is transformed into a car-free cycle route. These cycle paths once started in Limburg but now connect the whole of Flanders and Holland. A lot of them are car-free. In this ride we go to De Teut in Zonhoven. Together with Ten Haagdoorn in Houthalen-Helchteren, it is a protected area (more than 1700 hectares) and is the largest part of heathland in the Provence of Limburg.

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49.09km
DISTANCE
1:41:57
DURATION
240m
ELEVATION

SHALEY

The ride begins just before the village of Hale near Liverpool on a late sunny winter morning. The route moves through this semi-rural area into a number of more populated residential areas before finally reaching a more rural setting and the well-known climb Shaley Brow. The climb starts off easily before increasing to a 14% gradient and kicks up briefly to 18%. Winding around in and out of a few more residential areas there are a few other short sharpish climbs before finally descending back down Crank Road.

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48.52km
DISTANCE
1:43:39
DURATION
477m
ELEVATION

CADILLAC MOUNTAIN - ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

This ride travels from the Hulls Cove Visitor Centre, travels along the Park Loop Road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point of land within 25 miles of the coast line from Nova Scotia to Mexico. Acadia National Park in Maine is the USA’s 8th most visited National Park, having over 2.7 million visitors a year. We filmed this before the tourist season starts up, otherwise it would have been a bumper to bumper car experience. Enjoy the frequent views of the rugged Maine coastline and the steady climb to the summit.

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39.73km
DISTANCE
01:54:32
DURATION
905m
ELEVATION

CADILLAC MOUNTAIN - ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

This ride travels from the Hulls Cove Visitor Centre, travels along the Park Loop Road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point of land within 25 miles of the coast line from Nova Scotia to Mexico. Acadia National Park in Maine is the USA’s 8th most visited National Park, having over 2.7 million visitors a year. We filmed this before the tourist season starts up, otherwise it would have been a bumper to bumper car experience. Enjoy the frequent views of the rugged Maine coastline and the steady climb to the summit.

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39.73km
DISTANCE
01:54:32
DURATION
905m
ELEVATION

WEST FIFE CAFE RUN

Passing through the historic town of Culross with it’s cobbled streets and sightseers. Those who've watched the TV series Outlander may recognise some buildings as some scenes were filmed there. We carry on to Clackmannan where we turn inland for some rolling roads through farmlands and finish with a short steep ramp up to the café with views over the hills. As a bonus for those wanting a longer run or are just curious as to where the road goes you can end your ride at 18.75 miles/30 kms and start Saline to Knockhill Clockwise as it starts along the same road from the same point

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31.35km
DISTANCE
01:13:14
DURATION
279m
ELEVATION

KUFSTEIN TO BAYRISCH-ZELL VIA TATZELWURM

Starts on the local bike path along the majestic river "Inn" in Kufstein on a beautiful sunny day. After cycling along local roads the not too steep climb up the "Tatzelwurmstrasse" (Tatzelwurm is ancient German for a Drake) starts with always nice views of the surrounding mountains. Watch out for the cows ("Almabtrieb" = the ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley)! Enjoy the fast descent down to Bayrisch-Zell and a last view of the "Wendelstein" at the cable car station.

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32.60km
DISTANCE
01:20:09
DURATION
725m
ELEVATION

TEGERNSEE TO SPITZINGSEE

Cycle from the shores of the lake "Tegernsee" up to the beautiful lake "Spitzingsee". It's one of most popular tourist places in Southern Bavaria - explore why! On the way to the Spitzingsee the road passes through the "Valepp-Tal (Valley)" on mostly closed roads with very restricted traffic. Due to forest work we even take a little detour over MTB gravel paths.

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20.77km
DISTANCE
00:57:25
DURATION
538m
ELEVATION

BAYRISCHZELL TO KUFSTEIN

"Kennst du die Berge, die Berge Tirols, das Städtchen Kufstein, das kennst du wohl..." - a famous-notorious 70s local song inevitably comes to your mind when you are from Germany. From Bayrischzell, Bavaria, we cycle on the local road with the raising sun towards Austria. Watch the tourists preparing their hiking trips to the local mountains. Once we cross the border, the sun always accompanies us along smaller, undulating roads and along the very scenic "Thiersee" lake. We finally arrive in Kufstein, Tyrol.

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25.99km
DISTANCE
00:56:00
DURATION
350m
ELEVATION

PREBOLT COTTAGE UNDER RESKA PLANINA PODMEJA PREBOLT

This tour is circular, a gentle 4km climb gives way to a slightly 6km steeper climb, at the top you'll be rewarded with a very nice view of the Zasavska valley. To cool down, you'll get a lovely descent to the finish.

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22.33km
DISTANCE
01:03:25
DURATION
523m
ELEVATION

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