Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
Includes a segment that may not be rideable
You may need to dismount or even carry your bike.
Planned by komoot
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.