Radtour über das Viadukt Reichenstein
Photo: Dominik Ketz, StädteRegion Aachen, vennbahn.eu
Radfahrer auf der Vennbahn
Photo: Dominik Ketz, vennbahn.eu
Radfahrer vor der Burg Rode
Photo: Dominik Ketz
Bike rides in the Eifel
In total there are about 779 bike rides for you to discover within the region of Eifel. To get a first glimpse of what’s awaiting outdoor enthusiasts like you in Eifel, we created a short highlight list:
This 26.5 km tour is a three-hour journey along the idyllic course of the Inde river course to Stolberg, a medieval town with a castle and a history of copper mining. Along your way, you will pass numerous copper manors from days gone by.
The Border Route starts from centuries-old Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade. After only a few minutes you cross the border into Germany where you follow the twists and turns of the border river, the Wurm, for miles.
With the former railway station in Raeren as your starting point, you cycle via Roetgen, repeatedly crossing backwards and forwards between Belgium and Germany. The route ends in the picturesque town of Monschau.
Half the tour leads through the High Fens, where forest areas alternate with expansive peat bogs. The other 20 km takes you past open pastures around the Warche and Robertville reservoir, which you cross twice.
This route follows the picturesque valleys of the four streams Ulf, Braunlauf, Hasselbach and Our. So you don't just get the sporting enjoyment afforded by a hilly landscape. You also get some beautiful panoramas.
This cycle route stretches between the Belgian town of Eupen and Roetgen in Germany. You ride along the Vennbahn cycle path for 9 km. You are surrounded by broadleaf woodland in the High Fens-Eifel Nature Park for a good three quarters of the route.
To the south of St. Vith, you make your way down deeper into the Our valley through small river meadows and Lommersweiler tunnel. The ruins of Reuland Castle are a worthy and imposing end to this leg of the journey.
Almost 40% of the route follows the Vennbahn itself, affording an unexpected panoramic view of the valley across the German Eifel-Ardennes region. You cycle through dense forests and along the untouched peatland of the High Fens.
On the former Venn-Querbahn you ride relaxedly past Bütgenbach with its viaduct and lake. Via Büllingen and Losheimergraben you reach the connection to the Kyll cycle path, which runs all the way to Trier via Jünkerath and Gerolstein.
Cycling across borders, discovering new landscapes, learning new languages – nothing simpler! If you’ve ever thought the grass is greener on the other side, why not pay our Dutch neighbours a visit on this tour.