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Mosel-Radtour Graacher Schanzen

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    Graacher Tour - Start der Radtour
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This almost 30 km long circular route follows the Moselle cycle path from Bernkastel-Kues to Wolf, returning through the forest, past the Koppelberg settlement and the Graacher Schanzen.
moderate
Distance 29.3 km
3:30 h
414 m
413 m
428 m
102 m

Magnificent views of the Moselle, Eifel and Hunsrück!

Insights into the cycle tour:

From Bernkastel-Kues the tour leads over the Graach sheep farm into the deep forests of the Hunsrück, offering a first-class Moselle panorama. Through the Graacher Schäferei (the mountain half of the Moselle town of Graach), the tour goes up to the height of the Graacher Schanzen. The Graacher Schanzen are remains of an 18th century defensive structure. Prussian and Austrian troops fortified themselves here against invading French revolutionary armies. In the Hunsrück region, the towns of Longkamp and Monzelfeld are among the "milestones" and the progress of the B50 bridge construction project can be admired anew. Wolf on the Moselle is a district of Traben-Trarbach. The ruins of the former convent, high above the town, is an ideal place to take a break, the view over the Moselle is magnificent. Along the Moselle cycle path the tour leads via Lösnich, Zeltingen-Rachtig and Graach back to Bernkastel-Kues.

Author’s recommendation

Roman press in Erden: Viticulture in the old days ...Stop for a walking holiday along the Moselle and in the Graach sheep farm with a fantastic view of the Moselle valley.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Update: December 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
102 m
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Safety information

Please note that the tour is not signposted. Except for a short stretch at the level of the Mosel spur, everything is asphalted. In the Graach sheep farm there is a short stretch of about 30 metres on which the bike should be pushed - due to the steepness and the narrow path.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6 

54470 Bernkastel-Kues 

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0

https://en.bernkastel.de/

info@bernkastel.de

Start

Bernkastel-Kues or the villages along the Moselle cycle path: Graach, Zeltingen-Rachtig, Erden, Lösnich (104 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.917270, 7.073757
DMS
49°55'02.2"N 7°04'25.5"E
UTM
32U 361719 5531211
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Destination

Bernkastel-Kues or the villages along the Moselle cycle path: Graach, Zeltingen-Rachtig, Erden, Lösnich

Turn-by-turn directions

The Moselle foothills in Bernkastel-Kues are an ideal starting point. If you choose Bernkastel-Kues as your starting point, the route takes you steadily uphill from the Moselle valley to the Moselle spur between Bernkastel and Trarbach. The ascent is considerable and long, but it is also the only one on the whole tour. During the ascent through the vineyards there are great views of the Moselle valley and Bernkastel-Kues to enjoy. History is not forgotten either: you will pass the "Bulles" (the former prison) and the St. Josefs chapel, among other things.  Then you leave the vineyards in the direction of the Graacher Schäferei.Drive through the Graach sheep farm (the mountain half of the Moselle village of Graach) - with a short push at the end of the village. Continue on a well-maintained road up to the height of the Graach hills. The Graach redoubts are the remains of an 18th century defence system. Once you reach the top, you have an excellent view of the Eifel and Hunsrück. Then you cycle continuously downhill, back along the Moselle to Wolf. There you continue on the Moselle cycle path, upstream towards Bernkastel. On the Moselle cycle path you will pass the Moselle villages of Kinheim, Lösnich, Erden, Zeltingen-Rachtig and Graach, where there are numerous places to stop for refreshments directly on the cycle path.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.moselbahn.de, www.vrt-info.de, www.bahn.de

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Getting there

https://en.bernkastel.de/visitor-information/transportation/

Parking

Parking facilities in Bernkastel-Kues on both banks of the Moselle

Coordinates

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49.917270, 7.073757
DMS
49°55'02.2"N 7°04'25.5"E
UTM
32U 361719 5531211
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

aufgesattelt - the bike guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues (only in German)

Author’s map recommendations

aufgesattelt - the bike guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues (only in German)

Equipment

The tour should be easy to manage with an eBike (full battery) despite the considerable ascent from the Moselle valley up. A trekking bike is ideal for sporty cyclists.

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Bernd Schlenker 
July 23, 2022 · Community
Oben auf dem Graachen ist die Prärie
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When did you do this route? July 22, 2022

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
29.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
414 m
Descent
413 m
Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
102 m
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