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!