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

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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!

 

Ahr-Radweg: Die Quelle der Ahr in Blankenheim, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Ahr Cycle Route

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

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Kyll-Radweg: Idyllische Radtour an der Kyll, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Kyll Valley Cycle Route

Lenght: 121.4 km
Route: Losheimergraben to Trier
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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Erft-Radweg: Bad Münstereifel, © TI Bad Münstereifel

The Erft cycle route

Lenght: 108.3 km
Route: Nettersheim-Holzmülheim to Neuss
Difficulty: easy

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RurUfer-Radweg: Altstadt Monschau, © vennbahn.eu

The Rur Bank cycle route

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

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