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The Ahr cycle path — through the Eifel in 3 stages

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The Ahr cycle path — through the Eifel in 3 stages

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3

Tours

05:13 h

50.4 mi

1,975 ft

From the source in Blankenheim, the Ahr cycle path winds its way through the Eifel to the Rhine. Following the river the entire way, it goes through a charming landscape of wooded hills and green meadows. As you pedal, you'll ride by picturesque vineyards, spectacular rock formations, pretty castles, charming towns, cozy wine villages, old bridges — and you'll experience the true variety of this region.

The 46-mile (75-kilometer) long Ahr cycle path begins in Blankenheim at the source of the Ahr, which bubbles out of an old half-timbered house. From its source, it accompanies the river to its mouth into the Rhine near Kripp, a district of Remagen. Taking you downhill the entire way, the cycle path is very easy to ride, and it's best completed over three stages. If you only have one weekend, however, you can also combine the last two stages and complete the ride a little more quickly.

As you go, you'll find comfortable overnight accommodation options at all stage destinations. You'll also find numerous restaurants and cafes en route. On your ride along the Ahr, you will also pass through Germany's largest red wine growing area, where you will find many wineries that also invite you in for a quick break.

You can easily reach the start and finish of the Ahr cycle path by train. The approximately three-mile-long (five-kilometer-long) stretch from Blankenheim (Wald) station to the source of the Ahr is included in the first stage so that you can simply start cycling. At the end of the cycle path, there are two railway stations that can be considered for departure: Sinzig or Linz on the Rhine.

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    22.9 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    2,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ahr cycle path starts in Blankenheim at the Ahrquelle. So that you can get there easily, we have you the way from about five kilometers away Blankenheim (forest) station built into this first stage. From the train station, you cycle slightly uphill just before Blankenheim, after that it almost all

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  • Easy
    01:18
    12.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    450 ft
    725 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today it's almost downhill again, so you can roll yourself comfortably on this easy leg. Ideal conditions to enjoy the varied route and its exciting highlights to the fullest.

    

    The wonderful to ride Ahr bike path follows again directly to the river. It leads you through the Ahr Valley, which is bordered

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  • Easy
    01:24
    14.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    325 ft
    700 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    As spectacular as the previous stage has stopped, the last leg of the Ahr cycle path continues today. From Mayschoß you cycle through an exciting, old railway tunnel, which leads through the middle of the huge rock on which the castle stands.

    

    On the other side, you will drive past an old railway line

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    50.4 mi
  • Duration
    05:13 h
  • Elevation
    1,975 ft

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