Anyone who knows more about Koblenz and the surrounding area will surely find alternative cycle paths for the start of the tour. For my taste it was too much commercial area on the first kilometers.We have connected the bike tour with a visit to the cemetery Remagen (or the visit with a bike ride). To make a trip more beautiful with more Andernach, more Bad Breisig, Peace Museum Remagen (currently 07/2019 - special exhibition in the Stadthalle) and possibly with the ferry over to Linz.Gladly someone can give me a tip, where to eat well in Linz. The last attempts were unfortunately not so successful.With the bike for dinner in Bad Neuenahr has unfortunately not worked. Therefore, the tour ends this time already at the station Remagen. (If you want to drive in accordance with the regulations, you can hide the last km - it may be that "Cyclists like (also) in the opposite direction in one-way streets" in Remagen not (yet) applies ...)
July 22, 2019
In the district of St. Wendel it goes through many beautiful little villages and also through forest area. And everywhere references to any small museums. Because it rained in between and we could not estimate how long we needed, we did not look at each other, but there was some choice.Incidentally, the Höcherberg is not just an observation tower, but also a restaurant.In Jägersburg was just a fair or another folk festival. I found it surprisingly big, stands around the pond and two stages for live bands. (But they just had a break.) Because of the folk festival and the changeable weather, we stubbornly followed the path, but actually it is worthwhile to make a round around the pond.Unfortunately, a piece of the track is missing on the track, because I have forgotten after the toilet break again to press again on start.An acquaintance from Lower Saxony once told me that asking Saarland for directions is really scary. It may be that one does not get an answer to the question, and to admit, if you just do not know, is rather uncommon. But honestly, I like the stories that people tell.
Who does not like stories, can be happy: The route is well signposted, yellow Saarland logo against a green background.
July 7, 2019
Unfortunately, the GPS recording between Faha and Weiten is missing, there is unfortunately only a straight line in my record. If you just follow the main path, you can follow the tour well. There are hardly any branches there. The Saarland cycle path with the yellow Saarland logo is also well marked with signs.
The route contains many climbs (and descents). If you have a lot of luggage or a child seat with a child on your bike, you need a lot of power and good brakes.
Note to sun or rain protection: The part of the distance between Hemmersdorf and Perl leads mostly over free field with little shelters or shady places.
June 30, 2019
There are numerous attractions that are located near this section of the Saarland cycle path.Here is a small (certainly not final) selection with a focus on "Coal & Steel":People who are interested in the coal mining past on the Saar, the adventure mine Velsen in Klarenthal is on the German side of the heart, which is located very close to the route. About the exact offer and guides you can u.a. inform on the website: erlebnisbergwerkvelsen.de
On the French side - a bit further from the bike path, but easy to reach "by bike" - in Petite-Rosselle there is the former pit Wendel with museum, guided tours and program of events: musee-les-mineurs.frIf you cycle the way in the direction of Saarbrücken and prefer the highlight at the end of the tour, a visit to the industrial monument World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte can be appealing, whose old blast furnaces can be seen from afar.
Tip: If you are not sure whether the current exhibition is suitable for your group and does not have a long journey, you can make an impression on the Tuesday afternoon special (free admission from 4 pm).
Between Saarbrücken and Völklingen the Saarland cycle path is without significant height differences, so that "the last few meters" after the interruption to the finish are likely to be handled well.
"Plan B": Völklingen station is located "around the corner" of the World Cultural Heritage, connections in both directions approximately every half hour.
June 26, 2019
Römermuseum Schwarzenacker is very close to the route. If interested, please plan separately by card. (My tour does not lead right past it.)If you do not want to complete the tour, Blieskastel also has the option of taking the bike with you on the bus. For trips within the Saarpfalz district plus Kleinblittersdorf, they offer a day ticket for up to 5 persons for € 6.50 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (but only bus, as of 06/2019). If you want to use the train, not far from the tour in the district Blieskastel-Lautzkirchen connection.
June 20, 2019
If someone wants to follow the tour: Between Roden and Dillingen we have missed the driveway on the bike path - but there is one that leads past the busy road.
The view of the Saarschleife is displayed in Komoot, but if you follow the cycle path along the Saar, you are on the way in the valley - so you do not get to see this view, which is known from numerous photos and tourist information. If you would like to, you can plan a detour to the Mettlacher Ortsteil Orscholz to the viewpoint Cloef. There is also the treetop path (baumwipfelpfade.de/saarschleife).
June 3, 2019
I was on the tour only outdoors to explore a short route for morning exercise - whether the passages are open overnight, I do not know.
I have placed a photo of the bakery Kleinert, if someone likes to combine excursions with regional specialties: There you will find "Leipziger Lerchen" (shortcrust cake with marzipan filling).
November 10, 2018