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Rivers, fortresses and fantastic cycle paths – the Venn-Eifel-Moselle-Runde

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Rivers, fortresses and fantastic cycle paths – the Venn-Eifel-Moselle-Runde

Bike Touring Collection by Venn-Eifel-Mosel-Runde

6

Tours

18:34 h

176 mi

9,575 ft

The Venn-Eifel-Moselle-Runde is the ideal bike ride to explore the treasures of the Eifel. There is a lot to discover in the well-known low mountain range: gentle hills, rushing streams, innumerable castles and bubbling mineral springs. The untouched nature and the charming mix of medieval villages, castle ruins, and exciting museums offer you everything you need for a relaxing and delightful cycling holiday.

The infrastructure of the Venn-Eifel-Mosel-Runde is outstanding. About half of the distance of the route consists of former railway lines, which were exemplarily planned and free from traffic. This means you will also only find a few steep climbs as the route is relatively flat. And if it goes up a long hill, you are rewarded with a spectacular view over the hilly landscape of the Eifel and the Ardennes.

The round trip begins and ends in Trier, which you can easily reach by train from all directions. We divided the 176 miles (284 kilometer) lap into six medium-difficult routes. You can find suitable accommodation on all routes. You can often find these along the way which makes it easy to extend a route by one or two days, making it easier.

The route takes you along rivers like the Kyll, which have carved deep ravines in the low mountain range, creating a unique landscape. Two stages also lead through Belgium: on the Vennbahn and the Vennquerbahn, you will cycle through the countryside of the Ardennes in eastern Belgium. Back in Germany, you follow the Enz and the Prüm until the mouth of the rivers in the Sauer. Along the border with Luxembourg, you will now follow the Sauer to the Moselle, which will take you back to Trier.

The Venn-Eifel-Mosel-Runde is rated by the ADFC as a quality bike route with 4 stars.

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Venn-Eifel-Mosel-Runde

175 mi

9,025 ft

9,025 ft

Last updated: December 20, 2021

Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    04:07
    33.5 mi
    8.1 mph
    3,175 ft
    2,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start your journey on the Venn-Eifel-Mosel-Runde in the lively city of Trier on the Römerbrücke, the oldest bridge in Germany. You follow the Moselle to Pfalzel, the historic district of Trier with its famous ramparts and the oldest inhabited stone house in Germany.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    26.2 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you continue your journey in the valley of the rushing Kyll, the longest and most water-rich river in the southern Eifel.

    

    The valley widens and there are many cultural treasures left and right of the river. These include the former Cistercian monastery in Stankt Thomas or the mighty Bertradaburg

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    24.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,325 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your day begins with a ride on beautiful cycle paths through the Kyll Valley, past small villages and castle ruins. After 13 kilometers you reach the Kronenburger See. Above the lake towers the tiny medieval old town of Kronenburg. The townscape has hardly changed for over 400 years and is dominated

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    26.1 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your stage today is all about the Vennbahnradweg. It is a model railway track in the border area between Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. At the track there are always relics and buildings from the railway past to admire. These include viaducts and train tunnels.

    

    Some former stations were not only restored

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    36.8 mi
    10.7 mph
    1,400 ft
    2,275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your day starts with an idyllic drive through the Alfbachtal. The bike path meanders through a beautiful and natural landscape, in which you can see the one or the other beaver with a bit of luck.

    

    In Pronsfeld the Alfbach flows into the Prüm. At the former station of Pronsfeld old wagons and locomotives

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  • Difficult
    02:54
    29.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The last leg of your journey begins with a drive through the narrow valley of the wild Prüm, past the Irrel waterfalls. Then you follow the Prüm, until it flows into the Sauer.

    

    You are now on the border with Luxembourg. Here it is worth a short detour to Echternach with its beautiful old town.

    

    Then you

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    176 mi
  • Duration
    18:34 h
  • Elevation
    9,575 ft

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