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Mosel-Radtour Graacher Schanzen

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  • Graacher Tour - Start der Radtour
    / Graacher Tour - Start der Radtour
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf die Mosel bei Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Kirche in Lösnich
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Moselufer bei Erden
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf die Weinberge gegenüber von Erden
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Ortsansicht Rachtig
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Kloster Machern bei Zeltingen-Rachtig - einen Abstecker wert!
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Ortsanischt Zeltingen
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Radfahren an der Mosel in Wehlen
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Hängebrücke bei Wehlen
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Radweg am Moselufer bei Graach
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Mosel bei Graach
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Karlsbaderplatz in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Der perfekte Abschluss: ein Abstecher zum historischen Marktplatz in Bernkastel
    Photo: Lisa Willems, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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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.
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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Update: December 01, 2020
Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
102 m
Best time of year

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


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


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.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport,,

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

Getting there


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


49.917270, 7.073757
49°55'02.2"N 7°04'25.5"E
32U 361719 5531211
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)


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.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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29.3 km
3:30 h
414 m
413 m
Highest point
428 m
Lowest point
102 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route


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