【DE】CMT 2023: Stuttgart outdoor fair shifts up a gear

A good dozen exhibitors present themselves for the first time at the bicycle and hiking trips as part of the CMT 2023

Hiking and biking are still one of the most popular holiday activities among Germans*. In general, the need to spend time in nature is more pronounced than ever. If you are still looking for inspiration for the active year 2023, you have come to the right place on the cycling and hiking trips in Stuttgart. On the first CMT weekend – from the 14th to the 16th January 2023 – new destinations can be discovered here, bikes and equipment tested, tips can be obtained from experienced experts or the next trip can be booked directly. In total, more than 200 exhibitors present themselves on these three days in Stuttgart, including around a dozen newcomers. Here is a small foretaste of the premiere exhibitors:


Made in Germany: E-bikes from the Black Forest

The two friends and amateur cyclists Fabian Huber and Vincent Augustin have been enthusiastic pedalists since childhood. On hours of trips, the duo has repeatedly forged ideas on how cycling and earning money can be combined. The result: In 2018, they turned their common hobby into a profession and launched a whole range of different e-bikes with myvélo. “We rely entirely on quality from Germany and have our bikes produced in the heart of the Black Forest,” explains Fabian Huber. “This creates jobs, shortens retail chains and guarantees fast and safe delivery.” It all started with functional e-clap preders, which are still among the top sellers. They have hit a nerve with this, because there is now a solid fan base and the wheels of myvélo have already proven their skills on numerous trips. But that’s not all: “In addition to our e-flap preders, we have now continuously expanded the myvélo model range with e-trekking bikes, e-mountain bikes and lifestyle bikes such as the e-bike cruisers and the e-fixie,” says Vincent Augustin.


Discover Luxembourg on foot and by bike

Located in the heart of Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg impresses above all with its diversity on an area of only 2,586 square kilometers. Thanks to an excellent network of hiking trails, active nature lovers will get their money’s worth here. Due to the geological conditions, the country can be divided into five tourist regions with different landscapes. Bizarre rock formations, for example, are promised by the 112-kilometer-long Mullerthal Trail in the Mullerthal region, wooded gorges await active holidaymakers in the Luxembourg Ardennes and connoisseurs of fine wines are guaranteed to get their money’s worth while hiking through the vineyards on the Moselle. Former open-cast mining areas with red earth form an extraordinary hiking backdrop in the former iron ore mining area in the south of the country, while in the west a particularly idyllic hiking trail in the Guttland leads through enchanted meadow landscapes and the “Valley of the Seven Castles”.


In addition to excellent hiking trails, Luxembourg is also a paradise for cyclists: Over 600 kilometers of cycle paths and an additional 700 kilometers of mountain bike trails are waiting to be discovered. Over perfect roads for road cyclists, through disused railway lines and tunnels, along rivers or on designated mountain bike slopes – the five holiday regions can also be experienced close to nature on two wheels. Convenient side note: Public transport is free of charge in the Grand Duchy. If you are tired while hiking or cycling, you can change to the bus or train at any time.


Travel trend railway hiking

Ameropa is the specialist for short breaks and city trips in Germany and Europe as well as rail adventure trips in Switzerland and worldwide. Especially great: The travel provider from Bad Homburg im Taunus now also has cycling and hiking trips in its repertoire. For example, the eight-day North Sea coast cycle path from Hamburg to Sylt, the also eight-day individual bike tour from Bolzano to Venice or an Alpine crossing. If this is not yet convincing, you should try railway hiking. This is the name of the trend towards decelerated travel – on hiking trails and rails. It is the ideal combination of hiking and cycling in the most beautiful regions. And railway hiking makes a green conscience, because those who travel by train and on foot do something for their ecological footprint and collect karma points for their personal sustainability account. Railway hiking is particularly suitable for people with different levels of fitness or interests. Hikes can be omitted or shortened, but instead we continue by train.


Confidence in emergency braking

No question: Whether eMountain bike, eTrekking, eCity or eCargo bike – the eBike is one of the most sustainable and healthiest means of transport of our time. In order to be as safe as possible, especially in road traffic, it is important to use the brake correctly. Because incorrect braking behavior is one of the main causes of bicycle accidents. Under the motto “Brake your bike, not your flow”, Bosch will present its new product at Fahrrad- und WanderReisen 2023: The Bosch eBike ABS now allows cyclists to brake more safely and confidently. The front brake is crucial for a short braking distance for the bicycle. However, many cyclists avoid them because they are afraid of falling because of the high braking effect, says Claus Fleischer, Managing Director of Bosch eBike Systems. “The Bosch eBike ABS counteracts this in a targeted manner by significantly reducing the risk of falls and rollovers” – whether on a relaxed tour of the city, in leisure time, on the trail or during transport. Interesting: According to a study by Bosch Unfallforschung, 29 percent of all pedelec accidents per year could be mitigated or completely prevented if all pedelecs had reliable ABS. The Bosch eBike ABS is currently available from many well-known brands such as Cube, Riese & Müller, KETTLER, KTM, Kalkhoff, Focus and many more.


Interested parties can find more information at: https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/fahrrad/. A list of all exhibitors – new and well-known – can be found here: https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/fahrrad/besucher/ausstellerverzeichnis#/.



The CMT 2023

CMT, the world’s largest public fair for tourism and leisure, will take place from the 14th to the 22nd. January 2023 at the Stuttgart exhibition center. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; admission from 9 a.m. The holiday fair is supplemented by its daughters bicycle and hiking trips, golf and wellness trips as well as cruise and ship trips. The cycling and hiking trips will be extended to three days for the first time and includes Monday (14th to 16th to 16th in addition to the first CMT weekend. January). Premiere also for the international diving fair “Interdive”, which takes place on the second weekend (19th to 22nd January) will take place. In the caravanning area, the novelty show at the beginning of the season, more than 1000 vehicles from all well-known brands and manufacturers are waiting for visitors. https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/cmt/

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