source in the centre of Blankenheim or the North Rhine-Westphalia border at Dorsel (466 m)
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Blankenheim – North Rhine-Westphalia border at Dorsel, 17 km
55 m uphill, 195 m downhill
From the source in the historic centre of Blankenheim, the cycle route runs predominantly along a former railway through the Ahr Valley. You will have a few short, but noticeable, climbs and downhill slopes to contend with on your way to or from the railway embankment.
North Rhine-Westphalia border – Ahrbrück, 28 km
90 m uphill, 230 m downhill
In the Ahr Valley, which is by turns narrower or wider, the cycle route continues mainly along the former railway through peaceful, wooded countryside, passing through the towns of Müsch, Fuchshofen, Schuld and Ahrbrück.
Ahrbrück – Ahrweiler, 17 km
20 m uphill, 105 m downhill
This spectacular section of the route passes through the rocky region of the Ahr. Thanks to several bridges and a former railway tunnel, the route continues comfortably and without incline past rocky overhangs and through vineyards.
Ahrweiler – river mouth, 16 km
10 m uphill, 60 m downhill
In its lower course, the Ahr is very wide and flows close to the cycle track, first through the centre of Bad Neuenahr, with its spa facilities, then through the Ahr Valley, which is wider here, and finally into the Rhine Valley.