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Hunsrück-Radweg (Hunsrueck Cycle Route)

Bicycle Rides · Hunsrück
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  • Schiffsanleger mit Blick auf Saarburg
    / Schiffsanleger mit Blick auf Saarburg
    Photo: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Stausee bei Kell
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Hunsrückhaus am Erbeskopf
    Photo: Hunsrückhaus, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Unterhalb der Windklangskulptur am Erbeskopf
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Schild unterhalb des Erbeskopfes
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Wasserburgruine Baldenau bei Morbach-Hundheim
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Baumallee bei Morbach-Hinzerath
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Marktplatz in Kirchberg
    Photo: Tourist-Information Kirchberg, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Schinderhannesturm in Simmern
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Bacharach
    Photo: Rhein-Nahe-Touristik Bacharach, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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The Hunsrück Cycle Route is the best way to discover this area by bike, taking you straight through the middle and connecting the Saar with the Rhine.

 

difficult
156.3 km
13:00 h
2,329 m
2,409 m
Climbing out of the Saar Valley and continuing along the northern edges of the High Black Forest, the Hunsrück Cycle Route takes you along steadily rising forest paths almost all the way to the top of the Erbeskopf mountain before you gently roll downhill towards Morbach. Gently does it as you skirt around the northern side of the Idar Forest, passing through Büchenbeuren, Sohren and Kirchberg. By following the old Roman road, you will reach Simmern before eventually arriving at Rheinböllen near the Soonwald Forest, your last stop before the Rhine hills. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a swift downhill ride into the Rhine Valley.

Author’s recommendation

Der Radweg führt auch über die höchste Erhebung von Rheinland-Pfalz, der 816 Meter hohen Erbeskopf.
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
779 m
Lowest point
74 m
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Safety information

Suitable for experienced, frequent and occasional cyclists. The gradient of the climb out of the Saar Valley and the Rhine Valley reaches 10% on some short sections – the inclines on the way up the Erbeskopf are shorter and not so steep. All uphill stretches follow forest and farm roads, far away from and undisturbed by motor traffic.

Tips, hints and links

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Gebäude 663, 55483 Hahn-Flughafen
Tel. 06543 507700, www.hunsruecktouristik.de

Anregungen, Auffälligkeiten oder Mängel?
Kontaktieren Sie per Mail: radwege@lbm.rlp.de
www.radwanderland.de  (verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung)

Start

Saarburg (Saar) (154 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.608530, 6.553857
DMS
49°36'30.7"N 6°33'13.9"E
UTM
32U 323281 5497980
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Destination

Bacharach (Rhine)

Turn-by-turn directions

1. Saarburg – Kell, 30 km: ‘Saar Valley and Hunsrück hills’:
there is a good 350 m difference in elevation between the Saar and the Hunsrück hills near the River Ruwer in Kell, most of which come during the approx. 5 km uphill climb between Irsch and the Speiner Bildchen Chapel.  

2. Kell – Hermeskeil – Morbach, 45 km: ‘Erbeskopf stage’:
running almost exclusively through thick forests with occasional glimpses of the view beyond the trees, this stretch takes you within a kilometre of the Erbeskopf summit.

3. Morbach – Kirchberg – Simmern, 45 km: ‘Hunsrück plateau’:
the flattest stage of the route heads straight across the Hunsrück over its level plateau. 

4.  Simmern – Rheinböllen – Niederheimbach – Bacharach, 35 km: ‘Hunsrück hills and Rhine Valley’: 
starting from the Hunsrück plateau, heading across the ridge of the Rhine hills and down to the Rhine, this downhill stretch provides compensation for the climb beginning at Saarburg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Saarburg: Saar-Strecke der DB - Hbf Sarburg
Bacharach und Niederheimbach: Mittelrheinstrecke der DB
www.bahn.de

 

 

 

Coordinates

DD
49.608530, 6.553857
DMS
49°36'30.7"N 6°33'13.9"E
UTM
32U 323281 5497980
w3w 
///nephews.swiftly.mitigates
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

www.radwanderland.de

(verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung)

Equipment

Vor allem für Tourenräder geeignet. Eingeschränkt für Rennräder, da auf mehr als 20 km kein Asphalt, sondern wassergebundene beläge. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
156.3 km
Duration
13:00h
Ascent
2,329 m
Descent
2,409 m
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