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Radtouren Eifel: Auf Flussradwegen unterwegs - wie hier auf dem Sauer-Radweg. Entspannt durch die Flusstäler der Eifel radwandern., © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Cycle routes along rivers

The natural landscape of the Eifel is criss-crossed by a large number of rivers and streams, such as the Kyll, Ahr, Erft or Rur - to name just the largest of them. 
Over millions of years, these river routes have cut deep into the landscape of the Eifel uplands. They leave bizarre rock formations or broad water meadows. 
There are  cycle routes running directly alongside many of the “blue veins” of the Eifel, allowing this unique landscape to be explored.

Alongside the usually comfortable cycling in the river valleys, while at the same time situated far away from roads, they offer another advantage for relaxed cycling in the Eifel: it’s easy to stay on the right path, even without cycle maps, by simply following the natural signpost, the course of the river or stream!
Some routes, such as the Kyll, Ahr or Erft routes, also run close to a railway line. This means that you can comfortably return to your starting point, or leave out one or the other hill. Bicycles can be taken free of charge on most train routes!


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Kyll-Radweg, Mürlenbach mit Bertradaburg, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz

Kyll Valley Cycle Route

Lenght: 121.4 km
Route: Losheimergraben to Trier
Difficulty: medium

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Heimbach am RurUfer-Radweg, © Grünmetropole e.V., Dennis Stratmann

The Rur Bank cycle route

Lenght: 160.7 km
Route: Signal de Botrange (Belgium) to Roermond (Netherlands)
Difficulty: medium

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Der Erft-Radweg führt durch Bad Münstereifel mit seinem City-Outlet, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The Erft cycle route

Lenght: 111 km
Route: Nettersheim-Holzmülheim to Neuss
Difficulty: easy

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Die Ahrquelle in Blankenheim ist Start der Radtour auf dem Ahr-Radweg, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH / D. Ketz

Ahr Cycle Route | Ahr-Radweg

Lenght: 75.3 km
Route: Blankenheim to Remagen-Kripp
Difficulty: easy

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Sauer-Radweg, Dillingerbrück, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Sauer Valley Cycle Route

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

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