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Zwei-Schanzen-Tour - Mountain biking on the Moselle

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  • / Tour across the Mountain
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  • / Mountain biking with Moselle panorama
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  • / Signage
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  • / Single Trails
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  • / Forest track
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  • / Mountain bike tour in the forest
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  • / Downhill
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The tour certified according to the criteria of DIMB is very demanding and ideal for the ambitious Mountanibiker!
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29.1 km
5:35 h
1044 m
1044 m
This mountain bike route along the Moselle is a must for bikers who want to spend a sporty holiday. The demanding tour with a high proportion of single trails is certified according to the criteria of the DIMB, is marked throughout and can also be easily divided into two stages.

Insights into the bike tour:

The demanding premium bike tour takes you through the forest between the two Moselle towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach. The towns are connected by the Moselle and separated by the mountain. Bernkastel-Kues is famous for beautiful half-timbered houses, Traben-Trarbach is the art nouveau town par excellence. The biker is rewarded along the route by numerous magnificent views of the Moselle valley. On the way - and in both towns - there are various places to stop for refreshments.

Author’s recommendation

Situated high above the Moselle, the castle ruins of Landshut are an ideal place to rest and to look around.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Updated: September 25, 2020
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
416 m
Lowest point
106 m
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Rest Stop

Burg Landshut
Eiserne Weinkarte

Safety information

The tour must be driven in a clockwise direction, as described here. Please show consideration for other road users and hikers.  Shortly before the parking lot Bärenhalde you have to cross the B50

Tips, hints and links

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone 06531/50019-0
https://en.bernkastel.de/

Start

As a starting point of the tour there are several possibilities: Bernkastel, Graach sheep farm, Moselle thermal bath in Trarbach (108 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.916708, 7.074633
DMS
49°55'00.1"N 7°04'28.7"E
UTM
32U 361780 5531147
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Destination

The respective starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour must be driven in a clockwise direction, as described here.From Bernkastel, the tour leads you uphill through the vineyards, past the "Waldschenke mit Herz", up to the Bernkastel plateau and the viewpoint "Maria Zill". From here you have a great view of the Moselle valley with Bernkastel-Kues. On a flat route you cross the plateau until you reach the start of the ant trail. On this single trail you ride (technically demanding) down into the Kautenbachtal valley towards the Moselle thermal bath in Trarbach.  Steadily ascending, you work your way back up the slopes of the Kautenbach Valley to the plateau. After a short flat stretch you now descend on the Förster-Schell-Trail towards Bernkastel and Kallenfelstal, which you cross with the help of a small bridge. If you would like to shorten or break off the tour here, you can now roll down the Kallenfelstal valley to Bernkastel. For all others, the route now leads - with easy up- and downhills - above Bernkastel to the hiking car park "Bärenhalde". Immediately before the small car park you have to cross the B50. From now on you work your way up to the Olympus again, steadily ascending. The mountain above Bernkastel offers again a great view over Bernkastel-Kues and the Moselle. On a single trail, you now descend again to the car park of the former Bernkastel-Kues youth hostel. Now you climb up to Wilhelmshöhe and from there to the Andeler Refuge. There you will again be offered the finest Moselle panorama. Enjoy the view - and then join the next trail. Once again through the beautiful forest, before you roll down into the Moselle valley and Bernkastel on fun trails, past the St. Anna Chapel.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

www.moselbahn.de , www.vrt-info.de , www.bahn.de

 Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: 06531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: 06531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: 06531 - 6455

Getting there

Journey to Bernkastel-Kues

Parking

Parking is available in the towns along the route.

e.g. Bernkastel-Kues: On both banks of the Moselle

Graacher Schäferei: Hiking car park "Eiserne Weinkarte"

Hiking car park "Bärenhalde" on the B50 between Bernkastel and Longkamp

Trarbach: Parking lot at the "Moseltherme"

Coordinates

DD
49.916708, 7.074633
DMS
49°55'00.1"N 7°04'28.7"E
UTM
32U 361780 5531147
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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 the "aufgegestattelt". This brochure is available at all tourist information offices in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues and online: https://www.bernkastel.de/bernkastel/de/brochure/list?customHeader=true (only in German)

Author’s map recommendations

aufgesattelt - the bike guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues (only in German)

Equipment

Mountain bikes and appropriate safety equipment are necessary.

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Reviews

4.5
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Martijn Krutzen
September 15, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour, die Trail-Strecken sind toll (eher S1/S2 als S3)
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Done at September 14, 2019
Achim Göhlen
October 03, 2017 · Community
Ach ja, zum Kommentar von Joachim Mayer: die Beschilderung an der Umfahrung "Sankt-Anna-Kapelle" ist mittlerweile da, hängt aber als Erklärung oberhalb der Absperrung bevor´s links runter geht. Also einfach grade aus den kurzen Stich hoch, danach geht´s munter runter bis zur Mosel.
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Achim Göhlen
October 03, 2017 · Community
Also: den "Ameisentrail" vom Graacher Plateau "Maria Zill" runter nach Traben-Trabach/Kautenbach gibt's schlicht und einfach nicht mehr, jedenfalls nicht bis nächstes Jahr im Frühling. Den haben die Wildschweine regelrecht "gefressen", will sagen: so zerwühlt das man in grossen Teilen kaum noch erkennt wo der Pfad mal war. Und da wo er nicht so tief aufgewühlt ist das die Reifen bis über die Felge im Matsch stecken bleiben ist der blanke Schiefer in den Kehren frei, und der ist, wenn er nass ist, ähnlich griffig wie Seife. Dafür kann aber keiner was, am wenigsten der Autor der Tour. Die ist nämlich ansonsten "SUPER", gut ausgeschildert, schöne Pfade rausgesucht, nicht zu anspruchsvoll was Technik und Kondition angeht. Ein bißchen aufpassen muss man auf die Wanderer da die meisten Wege auch gleichzeitig Teile vom Moselsteig oder Nebenwege davon sind und entsprechend vor allem an Wochenenden und in den Ferien frequentiert sind. Alle Begegnungen waren aber ausgesprochen freundlich, gemeckert wurde nie, auch nicht nach Schrecksekunden nach ner zügig gefahrenen Kurve. Die gesamte Strecke ist aber, ohne Pause, in gut 3,5 Stunden zu schaffen ohne sich total zu verausgaben. Wenn´s geht fahrt die Tour nicht grad im Regen oder nach nem Regentag, wie gesagt geht´s oft über Schiefer, teilweise ist´s wurzelig, die fahren sich einfach besser wenn´s trocken ist.
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Done at October 03, 2017
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Difficulty
S3 difficult
Distance
29.1 km
Duration
5:35h
Ascent
1044 m
Descent
1044 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Single trail/Free ride

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