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Mosel-Radtour hoch zum Hunsrück

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  • Radfahren im Urlaub mit Moselpanorama
    / Radfahren im Urlaub mit Moselpanorama
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Hunsrücklandschaft bei Monzelfeld
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Ortsmitte von Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Radtour durch die ehemalige Grafschaft Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Schloss Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Felderlandschaft im Husnrück
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Mülheim an der Mosel
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Mülheim im Herbst
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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Round trip from the Moselle to the Hunsrück. Almost 30 km, almost exclusively on traffic-free cycle paths, forest and field paths.
Distance 28.7 km
3:30 h
522 m
525 m
445 m
105 m
This round trip starts at the Moselle. Cyclists can start in Bernkastel-Kues, the Graacher Schäferei, Mülheim or Veldenz.Insights into the cycle tour:From Bernkastel, the tour leads - past famous vineyards such as the "Bernkasteler Doctor" - away from the Moselle, via the Graach sheep farm, into the deep forests of Hunsrück, including a first-class Moselle panorama. In the Hunsrück, the towns of Longkamp and Monzelfeld are among the stage towns. From Longkamp, the progress of the bridge construction project "Hochmoselübergang" can be observed very well. Veldenz lies in one of the most beautiful side valleys of the entire Moselle and is - after the smaller town of Thalveldenz - the next destination on the tour. Mülheim an der Mosel, home of the famous Zeppelin wine, follows. Down the Moselle - shortly before Bernkastel-Kues - the "golden" Andel awaits cyclists. In the past, one or the other piece of gold was found here. The gold digger well in the middle of the village is a reminder of this today.

Author’s recommendation

Refreshment stops are available in all towns along the route. The Veldenz Castle and the Villa Romana in Veldenz are particularly worth seeing.
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Update: September 29, 2021
Highest point
445 m
Lowest point
105 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Eiserne Weinkarte

Safety information

Please note that the tour is not signposted. In the Graacher Schäferei there is a short stretch of about 30 metres on which the bike should be pushed due to the steepness and the narrow path. In the Hinterbachtal valley it can be a bit slushy on the unpaved sections of the path during the cold season and after long periods of rain.

Tips and hints

Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0


Bernkastel-Kues, Wanderparkplatz "Eiserne Weinkarte" (Graacher Schäferei), Mülheim, Veldenz. (108 m)
49.916743, 7.074535
49°55'00.3"N 7°04'28.3"E
32U 361773 5531151


The respective starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The Gestade in Bernkastel is 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 gradient is considerable and long lasting. During the ascent through the vineyards you can enjoy great views of the Moselle valley and Bernkastel-Kues. Then you leave the vineyards in the direction of Graacher Schäferei.Through the Graacher Schäferei, with a short push at the end of the village, you continue on a well constructed road up to the plateau. Along the route of the B50n, which is currently under construction, the tour leads steadily uphill to Longkamp. You cycle through meadows and fields and on well-built farm tracks to Monzelfeld. From there the tour leads you on well-maintained but unpaved forest paths down to Hinterbachtal and through it to Thalveldenz. This section can be a bit muddy in the cold season and after long periods of rain. From Thalveldenz, the tour takes you back along well-paved farm tracks to Mülheim, from where you take the Moselle cycle path back to Bernkastel.


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

Journey to Bernkastel


Parking is available in the villages along the route.e.g. Bernkastel-Kues: car park on both banks of the MoselleGraacher Schäferei: Hiking car park "Iron wine listMülheim: Town centreVeldenz: Leave the town (direction Thalveldenz)


49.916743, 7.074535
49°55'00.3"N 7°04'28.3"E
32U 361773 5531151
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

All the cycle paths in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region can be found in "Aufgestattelt". This brochure is available at all tourist information offices in the holiday region. Also online:

Author’s map recommendations

aufgesattelt-the cycle guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues. With description and map.



The tour should be easy to manage with an eBike (full battery) despite the considerable ascent from the Moselle valley up. For sporty cyclists a trekking bike or mountain bike is a good option.

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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28.7 km
3:30 h
522 m
525 m
Highest point
445 m
Lowest point
105 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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