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Mosel-Radtour in die Vergangenheit

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  • Radurlaub an der Mosel in Bernkastel-Kues
    / Radurlaub an der Mosel in Bernkastel-Kues
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  • / Radurlaub im Mosel-Hunsrück
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  • / Ort Gornhausen
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  • / Radfahren im Mosel-Hunsrück bei Gornhausen
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  • / Fachwerkhäuser in Burgen
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Villa Romana in Veldenz
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  • / Andel an der Mosel
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60 km long cycle tour from Bernkastel via the Graach sheep farm into the Hunsrück. Via the archaeology park Belginum, Gonzerath and the Haardtkopf back to the Moselle.
Distance 50.9 km
7:30 h
880 m
838 m
613 m
105 m

The round tour can be started either from Bernkastel-Kues, the Graach sheep farm, Mülheim or Veldenz. Bernkastel-Kues, one of the possible starting points of the cycle tour, is considered the centre of the Middle Moselle. The historic old town with its numerous half-timbered houses is particularly worth seeing.

Insights into the cycle tour:

From Bernkastel, the tour leads via the Graach sheep farm into the forests of the Hunsrück. A particular highlight is the Belginum archaeology park - well worth a stopover. The route then continues through picturesque Hunsrück villages to the stage destinations of Longkamp and Monzelfeld and on to Veldenz. Here, in one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Moselle, the former county of Veldenz, which consisted of several villages along the Moselle and Hunsrück, had its headquarters. This is followed by Mülheim, the home of the famous Zeppelin wine, and downstream on the Moselle - just before Bernkastel-Kues - the "golden" Andel, whose gold-digger well is a reminder of times past.

Author’s recommendation

Refreshment stops are available in all towns along the route. The romantic old town of Bernkastel is particularly worth seeing.
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Lisa Willems 
Update: December 01, 2020
Highest point
613 m
Lowest point
105 m
Best time of year

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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.

Tips and hints

Tourist information Bernkastel-Kues GmbH
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0


Bernkastel-Kues (108 m)
49.916743, 7.074535
49°55'00.3"N 7°04'28.3"E
32U 361773 5531151



Turn-by-turn directions

If you choose Bernkastel-Kues as your starting point, the route takes you steadily uphill from the Moselle valley, up 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. 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 you to Longkamp with a steady ascent. Via the small village of Kommen you cycle on less frequented roads to the archaeology park Belginum. Here a longer break is worthwhile. The tour continues along the old Roman road via Gonzerath and through meadows and forests to Elzerath, from where you can climb the highest point of the tour, the Haardtkopf. Over well-built forest paths you will drive steadily uphill to its crest.After leaving the forest above Gornhausen, you are greeted by a magnificent view of the Eifel. On well-maintained field paths you now ride continuously downhill to Burgen and on to Veldenz. From Veldenz the path leads you through rather flat vineyards to Mülheim. From there 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-Kues


Parking is available in the villages along the route.

e.g. Bernkastel-Kues:car park on both banks of the Moselle

Graacher Schäferei: Hiking car park "Iron wine list

Mülheim: 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

Alle Radwege im Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues gibt es im "aufgestattelt". Diese Broschüre gibt es allen Touristinformationen des Ferienlandes. Außerdem online: 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 bike guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues (only in German)


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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Jürgen Sander 
April 24, 2019 · Community
Start und Ziel war bei uns Bernkastel. Wir fuhren mit eBikes (Klappräder) Akku 10 Ah Wunderschöne Streckenführung, Länge ca. 60 km. Viele Steigungen (800 Höhenmeter) Wenn man fit ist und sich etwas anstrengt kommt man mit 1 von 4 Balken am Ziel an. Besonders anstrengend sind einige Steigungen auf Schotterstrassen, aber auch das ist machbar. Keine der Einkehrmöglichkeiten war an diesem Tag geöffnet. Besucht man allerdings das an der Strecke liegende Archäölogiemuseum, so ist zumindest das Toilettenproblem entschärft und ein Besuch lohnt wirklich.
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When did you do this route? April 23, 2019
Winfried Lamberti
August 19, 2018 · Community
Nachtrag: Ich kann die Tour grundsätzlich empfehlen. Beachten sollte man, dass eine gewisse körperliche Grund-Fitness vorhanden sein sollte.
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Winfried Lamberti
August 19, 2018 · Community
11.08.2018 Tour abgefahren Es war sonnig, ca. 28-30 Grad, windig; Start und Ziel: Rachtig/Mosel Gesamtstrecke: sehr schön und abwechslungsreich Anmerkungen: - Das Stück von den Graacher Schanzen bis Longkamp trübt das Radvergnügen wegen des derzeitigen Straßenbaus (B50 Neu). - Ein eBike mit 400er Ackukapazität schafft diese Strecke wegen der häufigen Steigungen nicht. Zudem ist der Wind, wie an diesem Tag, nicht zu unterschätzen. Mein 500er Acku war in Gornhausen platt. Ich fuhr dann auf direktem Weg nach Veldenz und absolvierte die restlichen KM bis Rachtig mit „Normalbetrieb“. - Negativ fiel mir auf, dass A) unterwegs die Einkehrmöglichkeiten sehr begrenzt sind. Hier gilt es sich vorab über die Öffnungszeiten zu informieren. Und B) Öffentliche Toilletten gibt es in den kleinen Hunsrückgemeinden nicht. - Wichtig: ausreichen Flüssigkeit mitführen!
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50.9 km
7:30 h
880 m
838 m
Highest point
613 m
Lowest point
105 m
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