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Moselhöhenradweg - Die Sonnenuhrtour

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  • Startpunkt Bernkastel-Kues
    / Startpunkt Bernkastel-Kues
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  • / Radfahren an der Mosel durch Weinberge & entlang des Ufers
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  • / Graacher Tor
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  • / St. Josefs Kapelle
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  • / Aussichtsplattform oberhalb von Bernkastel
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  • / Ausblick auf Graach und die Weinberge
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  • / Ausblick auf Wehlen und die Hängebrücke
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  • / Radfahren inmitten der Weinberge
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  • / Radfahren inmitten der Weinberge mit Blick auf die Mosel
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  • / Rastplatz gegenüber von Wehlen
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  • / Ausblick entlang des Weges aufs Moseltal
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  • / Oberhalb des Sortengartens in Zeltingen-Rachtig
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  • / Zeltingen-Rachtig an der Mosel
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  • / Wassertretbecken
    Photo: Comcept
  • / Blick auf den Ort Lösnich und die Weinberge
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  • / Kelteranlage in Erden
    Photo: Arnoldi
  • / Moselradweg bei Ürzig
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  • / Weinort Ürzig
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  • / Kloster Machern Barockkapelle
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  • / Spielzeugautos aus früheren Jahren
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  • / Kloster Machern an der Mosel
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  • / Fahrt entlang der Weinlage Wehlener Sonnenuhr
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  • / Hängebrücke bei Wehlen
    Photo: Herzmann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Mosel-Radweg bei Graach
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Pure cycling fun for those who want to climb to the top of the steep slopes of the Moselle vineyards and gently cycle along the banks of the Moselle - a combination of high-altitude cycling route and Moselle cycle path (main or secondary route).
Distance 28.5 km
2:20 h
231 m
232 m
302 m
103 m

A cycling tour for e-bikers or sporty touring cyclists - with the opportunity to discover the landscape from different angles - from a bird's eye view in the steep slopes and a frog's eye view from the banks of the Moselle!

Insights into the tour:

The bike tour starts at the Graacher Tor in the old town of Bernkastel and leads steeply up into the vineyards. It offers breathtaking panoramas with great views of Bernkastel-Kues, the Moselle and the vineyards. Along the way, themed trails such as "Lizard Loves Riesling" or the Zeltingen "Variety Garden" provide information about the flora and fauna of the Moselle region.  It passes twice under one of the highest road bridges in Europe. At a height of around 160 metres, the structure spans the Moselle valley for 1.7 kilometres. On the way back, you cycle along the banks of the Moselle, passing pretty wine villages and sights such as a Roman wine press, a former Cistercian monastery, a suspension bridge and a Moselle barrage.

Author’s recommendation

Stop off at Machern Monastery and visit the Toy, Doll and Icon Museum.
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Lisa Willems 
Update: January 10, 2022
Highest point
302 m
Lowest point
103 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Please note that the tour is not signposted.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6 

54470 Bernkastel-Kues 

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0


Bernkastel-Kues, Graacher Tor (114 m)
49.915328, 7.068375
49°54'55.2"N 7°04'06.1"E
32U 361327 5531005



Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in the old town of Bernkastel at the only preserved town gate, the Graacher Tor.  Past the St. Josef Chapel and individual stations of the "Lizard Loves Riesling" theme trail, the route leads through the "Badstube" vineyard up to the small skywalk on the uppermost Wingertsweg. We continue on it, then up the steep section to the Bernkastel Jewish cemetery and on to the Graach district of "Schäferei". Once there, we follow the panorama road on the left and then the signs to the "Auf'm Hahn" hikers' car park for a short distance.  Then, however, we turn off again onto a vineyard path, which again opens up the highest vineyards. We cycle through the vineyard "Graacher Himmelreich" in the direction of Zeltingen-Rachtig and enjoy a particularly scenic section. Above Zeltingen-Rachtig we reach the "Sortengarten", where many Mediterranean and exotic bushes and trees have been planted alongside native shrubs and useful trees on a former vineyard area of approx. 4000 m².  The tour continues through Zeltingen-Rachtiger and Erden vineyards, under the "Hochmoselbrücke" bridge and at medium slope height on the "Panorama-Radelstrecke" to the road feeder of the "Hochmoselbrücke" bridge.  Follow the feeder road towards the Moselle and cross the Moselle bridge at the roundabout between the wine villages of Erden and Lösnich.  On the other side of the Moselle, we start our return journey on the cycle path that runs parallel to the B 53 in the direction of Ürzig. We pass the Roman wine press in Erden and the Ürzig rock world. At the entrance to Ürzig, the "Mönchshof" vineyard is still known to older people as the filming location for the TV series "Moselbrück", which was broadcast in the 70s.  After Ürzig, the route passes under the "Hochmoselbrücke" bridge again and continues to Machern Monastery. The former Cistercian monastery houses a toy and icon museum as well as various restaurants.  Machern Monastery is also known as the venue for the "Moselle Festival Weeks". At the Moselle bridge in Zeltingen-Rachtig, you can decide which side of the river to cycle back to Bernkastel-Kues. You can either cycle over the Moselle bridge to Zeltingen-Rachtig and return along the main route of the "Moselle Cycle Path", or choose the secondary route via Bernkastel-Wehlen, past the visitor platform of the Moselle barrage.


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 facilities are available in Bernkastel-Kues on both banks of the Moselle


49.915328, 7.068375
49°54'55.2"N 7°04'06.1"E
32U 361327 5531005
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find a large selection of cycle paths in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region 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)


E-bike recommended

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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28.5 km
2:20 h
231 m
232 m
Highest point
302 m
Lowest point
103 m
Circular route Scenic


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