Etappe 2: Von Gerolstein nach Philippsheim – Kyll-Radweg
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Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Jesko von Werthern planned a bike ride.
February 1, 2021
Before you leave the glamorous Gerolstein behind you, you can fill up your water bottles at the Helenenquelle. Mineral water straight from the rock, it really doesn't get any fresher. The Kyll leads you out of the village on the second stage. To the left and right are impressive slopes that frame the valley and provide shade in summer. The cycle path here is very well paved throughout.If you need spare parts or repairs to your bike, I can recommend Bikesport Clemens in Birresborn. The specialty shop is right on the way and the friendly owner has already helped me out of a mess.The legendary Bertradaburg lies above Mürlenbach. The eponymous Bertrada was the mother of Charlemagne, who is said to have been born here in the 8th century. You are in the geographic center of what was then the Merovingian Franconian Empire.Just a few kilometers further, the St. Thomas Monastery, another attraction with a time-honored history, awaits you.The ride through the Dechentunnel is a different kind of experience. The cycle path divides the tunnel with the railway line, only separated from each other by a fence. At the other end of the tunnel is the tranquil town of Kyllburg.Kyllburg is located on one of many impressive river bends. The railway line disappears again in a tunnel, but this time a sporty challenge awaits cyclists. So it is a good idea to strengthen yourself in Kyllburg and maybe take a rest. Several loops of the river are shortened over a ridge. The so-called Kyllberg is the hardest climb on the entire route. The percentages are consistently in the upper single-digit range. But like every ascent, this one also has a reward: At the top there is a bench with a wonderful view and, not to forget, a descent back to the river near Erdorf.In the middle of Hüttingen there is a really unusual spectacle to marvel at. The village stream flowing towards the Kyll forms a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the village at the church.Always along the railroad tracks, it is now wavy towards the next stage destination in Philippsheim. There is only one place to stay overnight in this small town. So if you want to stay here, it is not a bad idea to book in advance. Otherwise there are several options in memory a few kilometers away.
February 9, 2021