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Cycle tour around Trier - Tour 3: Round trip on the Mosel and Saar Cycle Path via Saarburg to Trier

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  • Blick auf die Saar bei Kanzem
    / Blick auf die Saar bei Kanzem
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Blick auf Saarburg
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  • / Saar-Radweg bei Saarburg
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Saar-Radweg bei Konz-Könen
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
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In the westernmost part of the Rhineland-Palatinate cycling enthusiasts find a charming cycling route amid large forests, peculiar crags and sunlit vineyards. The former towpaths grant the joy of exercise free from any traffic. 
easy
Distance 43.2 km
3:00 h
30 m
29 m
153 m
125 m
The cycling tour starts on the Moselle bank in Trier from where you continue upstream on the Mosel Cycle Path to Konz. There you change to the Saar Cycle Path on the right river bank following the unspoilt course of the river, embedded in vineyards, until Kanzem.  In Schoden you reach the river fork, which - together with the weir - was created to extend the Saar to a large shipping lane. From Schoden onwards you travel until Saarburg. The picturesque town is characterised by its eponymous ruin and the romantic old town with its town square and milling museum. A special attraction in the centre of the town is the Leukbach waterfall with a height of 20m, which plunges into the valley among the timber-framed houses and baroque buildings powering the mill wheels of the former Hachenberger mill. After a stopover, you follow the Saar Cycle Path on the left side of the river, along the Saar Canal, heading back towards your starting point. In Konz, where Emperor Valentinian once resided during the summer, you cross the Saar shortly before it flows into the Moselle and return to the Mosel Cycle Path, which takes you back to the Roman city of Trier.

Author’s recommendation

Du solltest dir auf jeden Fall den 20 m hohen Wasserfall in Saarburg anschauen, dessen Rauschen sich schon von Weitem bemerkbar macht und eine große Attraktion darstellt.
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Update: February 09, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
153 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Tips and hints

www.visitmosel.de

www.trier-info.de

www.saar-obermosel.de

 

Start

Trier (126 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.751470, 6.627820
DMS
49°45'05.3"N 6°37'40.2"E
UTM
32U 329125 5513699
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Destination

Trier

Turn-by-turn directions

Completely on your own paths and cycle tracks, almost exclusively in flat terrain. The track is mainly tarmacked, in some places paved or gravelled. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Viele Wege führen an die Mosel. Ob mit Bahn oder Auto/Wohnmobil, die Mosel ist immer eine Reise wert. Die folgenden Informationen können dir nützlich bei deiner Reiseplanung sein. 

Getting there

https://www.visitmosel.de/services/reiseninfos/anreise

Parking

Du kannst kostenlos am Messepark parken oder gegen Gebühr in einem Trierer Parkhaus.

Coordinates

DD
49.751470, 6.627820
DMS
49°45'05.3"N 6°37'40.2"E
UTM
32U 329125 5513699
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Du solltest an genügend Getränke sowie an fahrradtaugliche Kleidung denken.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
43.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
29 m
Highest point
153 m
Lowest point
125 m
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