With a little fitness, the tour could be done in one day, but why? There is so much to see along the way that it is worth making long stops. The culinary refreshment stops tempt you to take your time.
The start is at the source of the Ahr, in Blankenheim. The river meanders to Sinzig. The tour is also suitable for less experienced cyclists, as the route runs over long distances over former railway lines. Several bridges are crossed and a tunnel is crossed. Nine viaducts cross the path.
Insul is one of the places where cyclists should definitely stop. The impressive Prümer Tor natural monument, with its impressive width of 6 to 8 meters and a height of 12 meters, was created solely by the power of the water. The feudal people of the Ahrgau once drove their tithes on carts through the Prüm Gate. At the “gold hole”, visitors immerse themselves in the world of mining. It was abandoned in the 1930s, but the population continued to use the tunnels. During World War II it was a refuge and later an adventure playground for the children.
The theme of wine accompanies the tour in many places; for example at the Marienthal monastery ruins. The Augustinians founded the monastery in the 12th century; today the church ruins are often used for concerts. Next door is a winery with a bar. The route also leads through wine villages such as Altenahr. So there is plenty of variety. In the evening, the stage can be wonderfully ended in one of the ostrich taverns. Cyclists can review the tour over a glass of wine - everyone has probably discovered a different, very special favorite place for themselves.
Bike adventure day "Tour de Ahrtal". Bike adventure day between Blankenheim, Hillesheim, Müsch and Altenahr ”. www.tour-de-ahrtal.de
Safety informationThere is no winter service on the Ahr cycle path.
Tips and hintsSuggestions, anomalies or defects? Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description)
Further information from Ahrtal Tourism at or www.ahrtal.de
Getting thereLine 832 continues from the center of Blankenheim to Reetz, Freilingen, Lommersdorf, Ahrhütte, Uedelhoven and Ahrdorf. You can get to the other districts from Blankenheim bus station Monday to Friday until 7 p.m. and Saturday until 2 p.m. also with TaxiBus connections on lines 824/825 and 833
ParkingParking is possible in all villages along the Ahr cycle path. Please inform in advance whether the parking facilities are free of charge
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