L499 Schwarzbach - Frankeneck

Star Rating Graphic (3.5) 22 kms
Walrond | December 14, 2006 | Europe > Germany Motorcycle Roads > Saarland/Rheinland-Pfalz

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June 7, 2010 - Star Rating Graphic

Another part of my ride. A little more traffic on this road so got stuck a few times unable to pass the logging trucks. You do hit a few towns along the way so you will do some curves then have to slow it up then over again. There was one part I did not like was on a few curves here were potholes all along the curve sometimes on the inner part of the lanes sometimes the outer. Would rather do the 48 or the 39 than this one again.

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December 14, 2006 - Star Rating Graphic

***THIS ROAD IS CLOSED TO MOTORCYCLES ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS*** And you will see signs on each end to the effect. Starting from the B48 (see Review) at Johaniskreuz / Schwarzbach and heading East towards Frankeneck you will be going downhill the whole way. The road is in pretty good shape and passed through about 5 villages with only two that make you really slow down. It is full of tight sweeping corners and a few very sharp corners because if follows a stream from top to bottom. You really don't see a lot of motorcycles on the route due to the fact that you can only ride during the weekdays and I have never seen the police. It's easy to keep a good pace and while there are very few straight-a-ways, there are several opportunities to pass if you get behind a slower vehicle. The roads on either end of the L499 are both fantastic rides. If you head down towards Frankeneck be sure to take a left at the B39 towards Frankenstein for another really good twisty road (but with heavier traffic).

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