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Kyll Valley Cycle Route


Length:
130 km
Elevation:
547 m Grafik: Pfeil nach oben., 915 m Grafik: Pfeil nach unten.
Starts:
Quelle am Losheimer Graben
Ends:
Trier


Overview:


Graphic: full view altitude profile.
Graphic: full view route.

Bike&Rail in the Kyll Valley
The Kyll Valley Cycle Route extends the whole length of the Eifel region from Dahlem to Trier, the oldest town in Germany. Because it runs parallel to the Cologne-Trier railway line, there is an easy way for you to return to where you started. The long-distance route passes numerous castles as it follows the twists and turns of the River Kyll through the various parts of the region. Beginning in the northern Eifel, you cycle past reservoirs, lakes and those that fit both descriptions, such as the Lake Kronenburg. It's then on through the ancient volcanic landscapes of the Vulkaneifel, followed by the meadow orchards and rugged rock formations in the southern Eifel and the countryside outside Bitburg. A real insiders' tip is the Limestone Eifel Cycle Route, which runs 20 kilometres from Hillesheim to Ahrdorf and links the Kyll Valley Cycle Route with the Ahr Valley Cycle Route.

Click here for a detailed description of the entire route: (Kyll Valley Cycle Route, 2.3MB)

Recommended for families: the new Kids' Cycle Route is a short (approx. 20km) section of the Kyll Valley Cycle Route with virtually no uphill or downhill stretches. Along the way, Biggi Biene, Elli Eule, Freddi Fledermaus and Willi Basalt serve up fun and adventure at numerous playgrounds and rest areas.
www.kinderradweg.de

Alternative routes and shortcuts:

The Limestone Eifel Cycle Route links the valleys of the River Kyll and the River Ahr. It crosses the watershed of the Rhine and Moselle along the way and opens up a much larger region for extended or circular tours. The cycle path runs predominantly along a disused railway line and is almost completely level as a result; there is only one short climb to negotiate as you leave Hillesheim.

Links to the wider cycle network:

The Kyll Valley Cycle Route is the major north-south connection through the Eifel region. You can break off towards North Rhine-Westphalia at Hallschlag, switch routes to Luxembourg at Bitburg-Erdorf or make your way to Koblenz and the Saale Cycle Route from Ehrang – where the Kyll flows into the Moselle.

Signposting:

Standardised signposting throughout

Foto:

Einheitliche und durchgängige Ausschilderung.


Terrain:

This 115km cycle route is particularly suitable for families because of its level to gently rising profile. The section between Kyllburg and Erdorf is the only one with a steep ascent, and even this can be avoided by taking the train. The altitude variation is 547 metres from north to south (towards the Moselle) and 915 metres in the opposite direction (towards North Rhine-Westphalia).

The route at a glance:


Kilometres
Stage
Length (km)
Uphill (metres)

Downhill (metres)
Summary of the terrain
00 - 13
Hallschlag - Jünkerath
13
41
115
Route can be accessed from various train stations on the Jünkerath-Trier line
13 - 24
Jünkerath - Hillesheim-Bolsdorf
11
78
98
In Bolsdorf, you can break off towards the River Ahr via Hillesheim
24 - 34
Hillesheim-Bolsdorf - Gerolstein
10
57
104

34 - 49
Gerolstein - Densborn
15
23
67

49 - 60
Densborn - Kyllburg
11
25
59

60 - 66
Kyllburg - Erdorf
6
146
186
Reasonable level of fitness required; section can be avoided by taking the train
66 - 72
Erdorf - Hüttingen
6
87
98
Option to switch to the Nims Cycle Route in Erdorf
72 - 81
Hüttingen - Speicher (Bahnhof)
9
13
60

81 - 96
Speicher (Bahnhof) - Kordel
15
52
98

96 - 104
Kordel - Ehrang
8
14
26
Option to continue along the Moselle Cycle Route.
104 - 115
Ehrang - Trier
11
11
4


Stop off and refuel in one of the many taverns along the route, then stay the night in a hotel or guesthouse.

Please choose your preferred form of accommodation:

Hotels and guesthouses

Holiday apartments and holiday homes

Quality assured: cyclist-oriented accommodation providers and restaurants work together in teams along the routes.

The German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) has certified a number of hotels, restaurants, farmstays and cycle hire points in the Eifel region as "cyclist-friendly" with specialist facilities and proven quality. Those that are located along the same cycle route work closely together in teams to enhance the service they offer.

Please choose your preferred form of "cyclist-friendly" accommodation:

Hotels and guesthouses

Holiday apartments and holiday homes

Cycle service stations on the Kyll Valley Cycle Route

Place
Name and address

Steffeln
Ferienhaus Luise Blum
Brunnenstraße 11
54597 Steffeln
Tel.: 0049 65 93 85 07
Fax: 0049 65 93 98 97 58
E-Mail: luise-blum@t-online.de

Info
Stadtkyll
Landal Ferienpark Wirfttal
Wirftstraße
54589 Stadtkyll
Tel.: 0 65 97 9 29 20 
Fax: 0 65 97 9 29 50


Hillesheim
Fahrradfachgeschäft Willi Pfeil
Kölner Straße 1
54576 Hillesheim
Tel.: 0049 65 93 2 64


Birresborn

Bike-Sport Clemens
Neustraße 2a
54574 Kopp
Tel.: 0049 65 94 18 03 46
Fax: 0049 65 94 18 03 46
E-Mail: info@bike-sport.info
Internet: www.bike-sport.info


Pelm
Fahrradverleih und -reparatur Zbigniew Folta
Hauptstraße 28
54570 Pelm
Tel.: 0049 65 91 8 11 54
mobil: 0049 1 60 95 71 87 84


Gerolstein-Müllenborn

Radikal-Bikes & more Sports
Hillstraße 23
54568 Gerolstein-Müllenborn
Tel.: 0049 65 91 98 49 94
E-Mail: info@radikal-bikes.de
Internet: www.radikal-bikes.de


Kopp

Wolffhotel
Birresborner Straße 8
54574 Kopp
Tel.: 0049 65 94 9 20 90
Fax: 0049 65 94 92 09 27
E-Mail: info@wolffhotel.de
Internet: www.wolffhotel.de

Info



Radmagazin Eifel

Radmagazin 2010  
(ab Januar 2010)
Radmagazin Eifel 2010
kostenlos erhältlich bei der
Eifel Tourismus GmbH
und bei allen Verkehrsämtern in der Eifel.

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Radatlas Süd- und Nordeifel

Foto: Radatlas Vulkaneifel.  

Radatlas "Südeifel"
- zwischen Ardennen und Vulkaneifel -
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Foto: Radatlas Vulkaneifel.  

Radatlas "Nordeifel"
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Reihe bikeline
Radtourenbuch, 160 Seiten mit Karte,
Maßstab 1:75.000
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Tourist-Information Oberes Kylltal
Burgberg 22
54589 Stadtkyll
Tel.: 0049 65 97 28 78
Fax: 0049 65 97 48 71
E-Mail: info@obereskylltal.info
Internet: www.obereskylltal.de

Urlaubsregion Hillesheim / Vulkaneifel e. V.
Graf-Mirbach-Straße 2
54576 Hillesheim
Tel.: 0049 65 93 80 92 00
Fax: 0049 65 93 80 92 01
E-Mail: touristik@hillesheim.de
Internet: www.hillesheim.de

TW Gerolsteiner Land
Brunnenstraße 10
54568 Gerolstein
Tel.: 0049 65 91 94 99 10
Fax: 0049 65 91 94 99 119
E-Mail: touristinfo@gerolsteiner-land.de
Internet: www.gerolsteiner-land.de

Tourist-Information Kyllburger Waldeifel
Hochstraße 19
54655 Kyllburg
Tel.: 0049 65 63 93 02 43
Fax: 0049 65 63 12 38
E-Mail: info@ti-kyllburg.de
Internet: www.ti-kyllburg.de

Tourist-Information Bitburger Land
Im Graben 2
D - 54634 Bitburg
Tel.: 0049 65 61 94 34 0
Fax: 0049 65 61 94 34 20
E-Mail: info@eifel-direkt.de
Internet: www.eifel-direkt.de

Deutsch-Luxemburgische Touristinformation/
Ferienregion Trierer Land e. V.
Moselstraße 1
54308 Langsur-Wasserbilligerbrück
Tel.: 0049 65 01 60 26 66
Fax: 0049 65 01 60 59 84
E-Mail: info@lux-trier.info
Internet: www.lux-trier.info

By train/bus
Arrive in comfort at one of the 18 train stations along the Kyll Valley Cycle Route between Dahlem and Trier. If you are travelling with a bike, we recommend the following stations because all trains stop there: Jünkerath, Gerolstein, Kyllburg, Bitburg-Erdorf, Kordel and Ehrang (services usually depart every 30 minutes).

Local bus and rail services with timetables

By road
Falk route planner
WEB.DE route planner

You can also download a PDF version of the latest copy of Radmagazin Eifel (the Eifel region cycling magazine).

In the literature section, you can request a free copy of the magazine by email from Eifel Tourismus GmbH.






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