Radtouren Eifel: Bahntrassenradwege führen über Viadukte wie hier bei der Vennbahn., © vennbahn.eu

Cycle routes along disused railway lines

CYCLING AS THOUGH YOU’RE ON RAILS

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In the Eifel, viaducts many metres high bridge deep valleys, while illuminated tunnels cross through the mountains and every so often the sides of the routes are decorated with sculptures. Where steam engines once puffed along the tracks, cyclists can now enjoy touring through fascinating scenic panoramas in the Eifel, with comfortable routes far away from road traffic. The cycle paths are asphalt-covered almost throughout, with a standard width of 2.5 meters, and in most cases with ascents of less than 2.5 percent. 
The dense network of railway track routes guarantee a great cycling experience in the heart of the natural landscape for families with children and cyclists looking for a more leisurely tour. The beauty of the Eifel can be experienced in an active and relaxed way, with routes passing the maars of the Volcanic Eifel, the fairytale rock landscapes in the South Eifel National Park, the view over the border to our neighbours in eastern Belgium and Luxembourg, and a wealth of cultural and natural treasures.

 

Eifel-Ardennen-Radweg: Optimal für eine Radtour mit Kindern, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/intention

Eifel-Ardennes Cycle Route

Lenght: 36.2 km
Difficulty: intermediate

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Viadukt am Maare-Mosel-Radweg, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Maare-Mosel-Cycletour

Lenght: 58.5 km
Route: Daun to Bernkastel-Kues, Busbahnhof Forum
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Nims-Radweg: Blick auf die Nims, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH

Nims Valley Cycle Route

Lenght: 61.9 km
Route: Weinsheim (close to Prüm) to Irreler Mühle
Difficulty: intermediate

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Hopfenfelder am Prüm-Radweg bei Holsthum, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Prüm Valley Cycle Route

Lenght: 96.8 km
Route: Stadtkyll to Minden
Difficulty: intermediate

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Radtour auf dem Sauer-Radweg, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Sauer Valley Cycle Route

Lenght: 61.2 km
Route: Wasserbillgerbrück/Wasserbillig to Ettelbrück (Luxemburg)
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Kalkeifel-Radweg: Der Nohner Wasserfall lohnt einen Zwischenstopp, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

The Chalk Eifel cycle route

Lenght: 21.4 km
Route: Ahrdorf am Ahr-Radweg to Hillesheim-Bolsdorf am Kyll-Radweg
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Radtour auf dem Enz-Radweg, einer alten Bahntrasse, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

The Enz cycle route

Lenght: 44.1 km
Route: Pronsfeld to Holsthum
Difficulty: easy

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Maifeld-Radweg: Münstermaifeld ist bereits von Weitem zu sehen, © VG Maifeld/A. Schweitzer

The Maifeld cycle route

Lenght: 18.9 km
Route: Mayen to Münstermaifeld/Ochtendung
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Ein Höhepunkt der Radroute: Das Reichensteiner Viadukt der Vennbahn, © vennbahn.eu

The Vennbahn

Lenght: 128.2 km
Route: Aachen central station to Troisvierges
Difficulty: easy

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