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A long trail weekend in the Northern Eifel

Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH – Dominik Ketz

A long trail weekend in the Northern Eifel

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

4

Tours

15:37 h

113 mi

10,525 ft

In the Northern Eifel, you'll find unspoiled nature, a beautiful landscape, breathtaking views and an awesome mix of relaxed enjoyment and sporty challenges. And all this is only a stone's throw away from cities like Cologne and Aachen, as well as all of the hustle and bustle of the Ruhr area. This, then, makes Northern Eifel the perfect destination for an adventurous weekend away—a weekend full of biking action set amongst an idyllic landscape where nature can still be nature.

In this Collection, we bring you that perfect adventurous weekend. We bring you two days to swap stress for singletracks and to get lost in the great outdoors. And if you can't afford to spend the whole weekend here, you can also choose any of the individual rides for a great day out on the bike. If you do have the time, however, and are able to spend two, three or even four days in Northern Eifel, we suggest making Hürtgenwald-Simonskall your base camp for the trip. The small community in the middle of the beautiful Hürtgenwald not only offers various inns to stay overnight, but with its new mountain bike park Hürtgenwald is the new bike epicenter of the Northern Eifel. From here, we have selected three great rides that will reveal to you all the secrets of the region, including epic cultural and natural must-sees. In fact, more than 2,000 rare animal and plant species live in the Eifel National Park around Lake Rursee, which means there's plenty to discover however long your trip!

The journey to the Eifel is also quite an easy one. If you plan to arrive by car, you can drive directly to Hürtgenwald. If you fancy an extra portion of adventure, we have a special suggestion for you: The first ride of this Collection starts at Düren train station and takes you along the finest trails to Hürtgenwald. Düren is almost perfectly connected by train and allows you to make a car-free journey—one in which daily stresses are truly left behind the moment you leave your front door.

Whichever variant you choose, fun on the bike is guaranteed! And thanks to the ever-flowing nature and the extent of the trails, every type of rider will have a great time in Northern Eifel.

Further information
Bike park: mtb-park-huertgenwald.de
Accommodation: simonskall.de

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    04:56
    36.9 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour starts directly at the Dürener station. From here, you can quickly reach beautiful trails - after all, Düren is not for nothing called the "Gateway to the Eifel". Through the Meroder Wald, where you come past the ruins of the Schwarzenbroich Monastery, you head for the Wehebachtalsperre, which

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  • Difficult
    03:50
    28.2 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The tour starts in the northwest direction and thus in the direction of Aachen. Beautiful trails through the Hürtgen and the Rotterwald will inspire you, from time to time there is even something to marvel at. For example, in the "Kluckensteinen", an impressive array of rock pillars that were previously

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  • Difficult
    04:38
    32.3 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is quite demanding and will occupy you for a few hours. But do not worry: Of course, all challenges are just the very best. You start through Kalltal up to Simmerath, the highest point of the tour and a first good opportunity for a little break.

    

    From here we continue. A wonderful trail, which

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    15.2 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The short Rursee round is much shorter and shorter, but it is no less beautiful: all sorts of scenic and cultural highlights are waiting to be discovered by you on the edge of the trails.

    

    There are, for example, the Imperial Rocks, an impressive collection of sandstone pillars that form a meter-high canyon

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    113 mi
  • Duration
    15:37 h
  • Elevation
    10,525 ft

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