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Grafschafter Tälerweg - mountain bike tour in Moselhunsrück

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  • Ortsmitte Veldenz
    / Ortsmitte Veldenz
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  • / Villa Romana in Veldenz
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  • / Burgen im Moselhunsrück
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Der Fronbach in Burgen
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  • / Brücke in Burgen
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Touristinformation in Burgen
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  • / Mountainbiken im Hunsrück: Gornhausen
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  • / Kirche in Gornhausen
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Förster Kleinmann Hütte
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  • / Schloß Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Radfahren im Urlaub: Schloß Veldenz
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Round trip through the Mosel-Hunsrück and the former county of Veldenz. 23.5 kilometres, past Veldenz, Burgen and Gornhausen.
moderate
Distance 23.5 km
2:29 h
593 m
593 m

The cycle tour leads through the former county of Veldenz and hence its name.

From the possible starting point in Veldenz, the tour first heads for Burgen. Tourists like to call this place, appreciated by walkers and cyclists, "Little Venice of the Middle Moselle" because of its 19 bridges.  Via the district of Hirzlei you will reach the Klara Mill. Here a water treading pool offers the perfect refreshment for your feet. Through meadow and forest landscape we go via Gornhausen back to Veldenz. From the path you can also see Veldenz Castle, the ancestral home of the Counts of Veldenz, which still reminds us of the great history of the former county. The partially preserved buildings give an idea of how imposing this largest castle complex of its kind on the Middle Moselle once was.In general, the tour leads through the impressive landscape of the "County of Veldenz" with little demand on driving technique.

Please note that this tour is not signposted.

Author’s recommendation

The former count's castle Veldenz is definitely worth a visit.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Update: December 01, 2020
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Haardtkopf, 649 m
Lowest point
172 m
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Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Please note that the tour is not signposted.

Tips and hints

Tourist information Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531-50019-0

info@bernkastel.de

https://en.bernkastel.de/

Start

possibilities: Car park Veldenz at the end of the village in the direction of Thalveldenz; Gornhausen; Burgen (187 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.885811, 7.027904
DMS
49°53'08.9"N 7°01'40.5"E
UTM
32U 358335 5527799
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Destination

respective starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Right at the beginning of the tour, from the starting point at the end of Veldenz, in the direction of Thalveldenz, the view up into the Hinterbach valley is worthwhile. Wild rock formations in the dense forest of the steep slopes frame the imposing Veldenz Castle.

To the start, the route runs through Veldenz in the direction of "Burgen". The county is a former, important principality on the Moselle. Headquarters of the counts was Schloss Veldenz in the village of the same name. Next to Veldenz, which is in no way inferior to the Moselle villages in terms of romantic beauty, lies "Burgen" in a wide landscape of meadows and vineyards.You leave Veldenz on a field path above the district road K 89 and follow this field and meadow path below the forest to "Burgen". You will pass through "Burgen" and cycle steadily along the Frohnbach stream and then take a field path, slightly uphill at the bottom of the valley, to the Hirzlei district. Through the Hirzlei you follow the forest path on the right side of the brook and after a few kilometres you reach the Klara Mill. A stopover for a cyclist or a glass of wine and a freshly caught trout is ideal in this beautiful place and is highly recommended. From the Klaramühle you cycle quite steeply uphill to Gornhausen. Gornhausen is a village worth living in between the valleys of the Moselle and the heights of the Hunsrück. At this point there are two possibilities to continue your journey: either you follow the very lightly trafficked, asphalted road or you take a small diversion via forest roads and pass the Barbelley viewing rock on your way up to Gornhausen.

You will pass through the village of Gornhausen at the foot of the Haardtkopf mountain and then cycle steadily uphill towards the transmitter tower. This is the highest point of the tour and also the highest elevation of the Haardtwald forest in the Hunsrück, the summit of the Haardtkopf (658m above sea level). Immediately behind the transmitter mast you turn off to the east. On well-maintained forest paths you now drive steadily downhill, crossing the K88, past the Heinzerather Kreuz, to Annenberg in the Hinterbachtal. Cross Annenberg and follow the brook, changing sides from time to time, on forest paths at the bottom of the valley, past several historic mills and the Hinterbach to our starting point in Veldenz.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Getting there

To Veldenz: Coming from Bernkastel-Kues on the B 53: through Mülheim, continue on L 158, turn right onto Hollandstraße

Parking

e.g. In Veldenz at the end of the village direction Thalveldenz.

Coordinates

DD
49.885811, 7.027904
DMS
49°53'08.9"N 7°01'40.5"E
UTM
32U 358335 5527799
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

https://www.bernkastel.de/bernkastel/en/brochure/list?customHeader=true

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

Trekking bike or MTB or a robust eBike are necessary.

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
23.5 km
Duration
2:29 h
Ascent
593 m
Descent
593 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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