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Salm Cycle Trail

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  • Family on the cycle trail
    / Family on the cycle trail
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Moseleifel Touristik e.V.
  • / Mill in Dörbach
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Moseleifel Touristik e.V.
  • / Rad-Erlebnis Salm
    Video: Verbandsgemeinde Wittlich-Land
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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.
easy
16.5 km
3:30 h
163 m
212 m
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: Church
  • Esch: Mill
  • 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

Author’s recommendation

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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Updated: April 14, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
170 m
Lowest point
119 m
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Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.mosellandtouristik.de 

 

Tourist Information Wittlich Stadt und Land
Marktplatz 5
54516 Wittlich
Telefon: 06571 – 4086
info@moseleifel.de
www.moseleifel.de

 

Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße 
Brückenstr. 46 
54338 Schweich 
Tel: 06502-9338-0 
mosel@touristinfo-schweich.de 
www.roemische-weinstrasse.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).

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Start

Dreis (170 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.940053, 6.820692
DMS
49°56'24.2"N 6°49'14.5"E
UTM
32U 343627 5534242
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Destination

Klüsserath

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Source and additional information: www.radwanderland.de

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Salmtal railway station: Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz

Getting there

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.

Coordinates

DD
49.940053, 6.820692
DMS
49°56'24.2"N 6°49'14.5"E
UTM
32U 343627 5534242
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Radwandern im Moselland: Guter Rat für`s Rad: In dieser Broschüre finden sich attraktive Arrangements für Radwanderer, ausgewählte Bett+Bike-Gastgeber, zahlreiche Radverleihstationen, die Termine der autofreien Erlebnistage sowie ausführliche Beschreibungen der Radwege im Moselland.

Author’s map recommendations

www.radwanderland.de (verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung)


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
163 m
Descent
212 m
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