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Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail

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  • "Oil Mill" in Bruch
    / "Oil Mill" in Bruch
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Fotograf: Herbert Billen
  • The Baroque church of St. Martin in Dreis
    / The Baroque church of St. Martin in Dreis
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Moseleifel Touristik e.V.
  • Roman villa next to Wittlich
    / Roman villa next to Wittlich
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Moseleifel Touristik e.V.
Track Sign - Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail
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The geological formation of the Trier Senke (Trier depression) continues from Schweich to Wittlich with a final ridge parallel to the Moselle to the North East. The Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail runs right through it on its own paths with beautiful views. The trail is not entirely even because it first has to overcome the watershed between the rivers Moselle and Salm. Thereafter, it continues through the Salm Valley, before the trail branches to Wittlich.
easy
30.5 km
2:00 h
274 m
236 m
The cycle trail is an attractive connection through the Wittlicher Land between the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail from Wittlich to the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail towards Trier. Enjoy cycling 30 km through the light sloping landscape of the Wittlicher Senke (Wittlicher depression). The Wittlicher Senke is the north-eastern continuation of the Trier Valley, which is bordered by the Meulenwald to the north-west and by the Moselle Hills to the south-east. 

Thanks to this protected location, even tobacco can be cultivated here. The cycle trail takes you past small villages such as Hetzerath, Esch, Salmtal or Dreis, until you finally reach the town of Wittlich. The route from Esch to Dreis is identical to the Salm Cycle Trail.

Places of interest along the route:

  • Wittlich: historical market square, turrets, St. Markus parish church, synagogue
  • Dreis: The Baroque church of St. Martin
  • Salmtal: Salm mill, Dörbach village
  • Sehlem: Village square, parish church, old school
  • Esch: Church, mill, village square
  • Hetzerath: Church and rectory, Wine Museum
  • Schweich: Synagogue, St. Martin church, Stefan-Andres fountain
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Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Updated: 06 23, 2016

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
208 m
125 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.mosellandtouristik.de 

 

Moseleifel Touristik e.V.
Neustraße 18 
54516 Wittlich 
Telefon 06571/4086
info@moseleifel.de 
www.moseleifel.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

Schweich (126 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.815553, 6.751231
UTM
32U 338228 5520549

Destination

Wittlich

Turn-by-turn directions

Requirements: Suitable for everyone, no steep ascents.

Profile: Level to light sloping route, mainly on own paths, paved throughout with excellent signage, profile: easy to cycle, maximum ascent of 4%.

Course: 24 km of forest and farm roads or cycle paths; 6.5 km roads through towns without cycle lanes; 0.5 km outside of towns without cycle lanes.

Surface quality: All paths are paved.

The route in the cycle trail network: The Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail is a northern connection running straight through the Moselle Valley between the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail and the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail.

Source and additional information: www.radwanderland.de

Public transport

Railway lines and RegioRadler:
  • Schweich railway station: Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz as well as to the RegioRadler Moselle Valley (Line 333), May to October, route: Trier - Bernkastel - Bullay.
  • Wittlich main railway station (= Wittlich-Wengerohr, 5 km away): Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz.
  • Wittlich: Connection to RegioRadler MaareMosel (Line 300), May to October, route: Bernkastel - Wittlich - Daun.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
30.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
274 m
Descent
236 m
In and out With refreshment stops Family friendly

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