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  • Christian Busche

    The Ruwer-Hochwald-Radweg uses the route of the former Ruwer-Bahn for more than 90% of its route and is one of the most distinctive railway cycle paths in Rhineland-Palatinate, along with the Maare-Moselle and Schinderhannes cycle paths.The first 2/3 of the route run in a steady, gentle ascent completely in the winding, narrow and absolutely quiet valley of the Ruwer through many cuts, dams and over newly built or renewed bridges. Between Waldrach and Niederkell (26 km) the route is away from local locations and only now and then a few houses flash through the green of the forest. The highest point is reached on the watershed between Kell and Reinsfeld. The last 10 km to Hermeskeil lead through a plateau-like landscape at the foot of the high forest.
    Hunsrück: Popular bike tour
    The Ruwer-Hochwald cycle path is suitable for everyone, albeit with a clear difference depending on the direction of travel: From the Moselle valley in the Hunsrück to the highest point, around 400 m have to be overcome after approx. 38 km, which is an average ascent of only 1, 1%, but is an endurance challenge for inexperienced cyclists. Conversely, it rolls from the heights into the valley by itself. The "RegioRadler" Ruwer-Hochwald "serves as a" climbing aid ".
    Route character: Route: completely on the former railway lineSurface qualities: completely paved routeThe route in the cycle path network: The Ruwer-Hochwald cycle path is the most important connection between the Hunsrück and the Moselle in the western part of the Hunsrück.Source:

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    • August 28, 2020

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Location: Zerf, Trier-Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


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