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Saar Cycle Trail

Long Distance Cycling · Moseltal
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  • Die Saar bei Serrig
    / Die Saar bei Serrig
    Photo: Richard Seer, Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.
  • / Saar Cycle Trail in Saarburg
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Saarburg
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Auf dem Saar-Radweg in Saarburg
    Photo: Richard Seer, Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.
  • / Ayler Kupp
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.
  • / Konz-Hamm
    Photo: Elke Janssen, Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.
  • / Saar Cycle Trail next to Konz-Könen
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Zusammenfluss von Saar und Mosel in Konz
    Photo: Elke Janssen, Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.
m 250 200 150 100 80 60 40 20 km Lauschpunkt am Saar-Radweg (Schoden) Lauschpunkt am Saar-Radweg (Saarburg) Lauschpunkt am Saar-Radweg (Serrig)
A river with French flair - family-friendly, completely flat 4-star quality bike route.
easy
Distance 111.1 km
7:40 h
174 m
106 m
In the far west of Rhineland-Palatinate, enthusiastic cyclists will find the Saar Cycle Trail, an attractive cycle path set in charming surroundings, with expanses of woodland, unusual rock formations and sun-drenched vineyards. About 25 km of this route is located within Rhineland-Palatinate. Join this section of the route in Konz, at the confluence of the Saar and the Moselle.

At this point on the route you need to decide whether to cycle along the left or right bank of the Saar. If you go left, you cycle along the Saar Canal; go right and you follow an unspoilt riverside path past Kanzem and on to Wiltingen. These wine-growing villages, with their romantic vineyard setting, offer plenty of chances to rest. In Schoden, you reach the fork in the river which, along with the weir, was created during the building of the Saar Canal. From Schoden, the route continues to Saarburg. The town of Saarburg, with its romantic old town complete with market place and mill museum, and the ruins of Saarburg Castle, are sure to make an impression on you. And lastly, don’t miss the Leukbach waterfall right in the middle of the town.

Next, it’s on to Serrig, a little wine-growing community that has been dubbed the ‘Saar Wine Gateway’. The cycle route continues past the Klause memorial on an escarpment to the left of the Saar and then on to Taben-Rodt. Taben-Rodt’s most notable landmark is St Michael’s Chapel, which lies on a hill and offers charming views of the idyllic Saar Valley.
If you like, you can continue your tour along the Saar via Mettlach to Saarbrücken.

Author’s recommendation

Get to know the Saar region via a series of listening stop-off points. The “Lauschtour” audio tour app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Update: December 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
195 m
Lowest point
129 m
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Tips and hints

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.visitmosel.de

 

Suggestions, something you have noticed or deficiencies? Email us at: radwege@lbm.rlp.de (www.radwanderland.de - responsible for infrastructure and route descriptions of the Rhineland-Palatinate section).

 

Start

Sarreguemines (France) (128 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.700332, 6.564650
DMS
49°42'01.2"N 6°33'52.7"E
UTM
32U 324391 5508160
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Destination

Konz (mouth of the Saar into the Moselle)

Turn-by-turn directions

Signposting:
The cycle route is signposted throughout by green signs with white lettering. These signposts are being replaced with new, standardised signposts (white with green lettering), meaning that you may come across either of these two types of sign.

Terrain:

The Saar Cycle Trail begins in France and continues through the Saarland to Rhineland-Palatinate. The path is flat throughout and is therefore suitable for children and even for bicycles with a child seat attached, or for tandems. The cycle route consists predominantly of tarmac paths, with some paved and some gravel paths.

Difficulty:

Suitable for all, no restrictions.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Railway lines: 

Trier railway line, Trier – Konz – Saarbrücken. Trains run hourly, every day. Bicycles are allowed on the train.

In Konz, Upper Moselle line, Trier – Konz - Perl

Coordinates

DD
49.700332, 6.564650
DMS
49°42'01.2"N 6°33'52.7"E
UTM
32U 324391 5508160
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Bikeline cycle tour planner "Saar-Radweg" (published by Esterbauer)

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • 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
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
111.1 km
Duration
7:40 h
Ascent
174 m
Descent
106 m
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