Rund um die Rurtalsperre – ein Wochenende in der Eifel
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
Includes a very steep uphill segment
You may need to push your bike.
Includes a segment that goes up or down a series of steps
You may need to carry your bike.
komoot planned a mountain bike ride.
March 16, 2018
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 only leads downhill for the next four kilometers, takes you to Rurtal. And that is not a spelling mistake. In fact, the eponymous river is just like the famous colleague from the Ruhr area. To avoid confusion, they once let the "h" away. If you want to play it safe, you better say "Eifel-Rur". And all of that is quite interesting, once you get there, you will not have a head for it, because the trails are just too good for that. A little bit up and down, quite demanding (both in terms of slope and technical) and you're at the Rurtalsperre.The Rurtalsperre is quite large, in terms of volume, it is the second largest reservoir in Germany. And the path that goes along it is really beautiful. We choose the quieter option (with fewer walkers) in the east, which is again associated with a crisp rise. Followed by a great descent that spits you right on the dam wall. Take a deep breath and just enjoy - the view of the lake is really impressive.A last climb and the final descent on the historic Kalltrail - you're back at the starting point in Hürtgenwald.Tip: If this tour is a bit too demanding for you, we have put together the "Short Rursee Round" for you.
April 4, 2018
Yesterday drove the lap in good weather and good ground.The landscape is great. But the trails are more likely to go in the wrong direction. Right at the beginning you start up a nice one. Then shortly before the Rursee again a high.I can't judge the climb after Schmidt hoch because Komoot then used a different trail when copying the route. Just 500m after the dam, it went up to the right and then through 500m bushes, in which there was hardly any way to be seen.Up to less than 5 km you can ride the whole route with a gravel bike, depending on your condition and skill level. Only the trail down to Einruhr (approx. 500m) and the Kall trail are interesting for MTB. The climb to the Urft dam is a short force unit that should not be missed
May 22, 2020