The river Salm winds from the Himmerod Abbey to its confluence into the Moselle near Klüsserath, exclusively through the Moseleifel region. The Salm Cycle Trail is a route that faithfully follows the course of the river through meadow valleys and villages steeped in history, with the river always remaining in sight.
The Salm Cycle Trail connects the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail in Wittlich and the Moselle Cycle Trail in Klüsserath. It runs through the geological formation “Wittlicher Senke” and includes sections of the Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail. It continues to follow the Salm Valley up to Klüsserath, past fields and meadows, and from Rivenich, it runs through the vineyards of the Moselle region. As a route that embraces rural culture it includes the castle in Dreis, churches and mills well worth seeing, farmhouses in the style of Trier “house block” and other regional characteristics such as e.g. wineries in the wine region.
Places of interest along the route:
Dreis: The Baroque church of St. Martin
Dreis: Dreis Castle
Salmtal: Salm mill, Dörbach village
Sehlem: Village square
Sehlem: Parish church
Sehlem: Old school
Esch: Village square
Rivenich: Church and rectory
Rivenich: Wine Museum
Klüsserath: former Electorate of Trier Castle
Klüsserath: Echternacher Hof
Klüsserath: Village square
Klüsserath: Parish church
Salm cycle adventure day: Cycle between Dreis and Klüsserath and experience authentic country life complete with farmhouses, artist studios, churches, mills, wine cellars and the Dreis Castle, which will be open on this adventure day. The perfect way to satisfy your craving for exercise and your curiosity about the region in one go. On the last Sunday in September.
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Dreis (170 m)
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Requirements: The Salm Cycle Trail is - at last from Dreis to the Moselle - suitable for everyone and is only a little demanding from the Moselle Valley up to the top.
Profile: The route mainly runs through level terrain along the Salm; there is a short ascent (150 m long / 50 m ascent) directly after Rivenich. The cycle trail is also suitable, with a few limitations, for children and for bicycle trailers and tandems.
Course: Outside of towns, on farm roads; inside of towns, on roads without cycle lanes.
Surface quality:All paths are paved.
The route in the cycle trail network: The Salm Cycle Trail is a regional network addition between the Moselle Cycle Trail and the Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail.
Salmtal railway station: Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz
Via the A 48/A 1 Koblenz-Trier motorway, exit Salmtal (127). Via the A 60 Belgium-Bitburg motorway, exist, exist Wittlich-Weste (10) in direction Salmtal/Dreis.
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