The 125km long Kyll Cycle Route goes from Weywertz in Belgium to Trier.
By closing the gap between Jünkerath and Weywertz, you can connect the Vennbahn Cycle Route with the Kyll Cycle Route. The route leads on the Belgian side from Weywertz, along the Bütgenbach reservoir, via Büllingen, Zitterwald, Honsfeld, and Buchholz all the way to Hellenthal-Losheim on the German-Belgian border.
Highlights along the route
Ardenner Cultural Boulevard
We recommend a stop at the Ardenner Cultural Boulevard in Losheim where you can visit the exhibitions: ArsKRIPPANA, ArsMINERALIS, ArsFIGURA, ArsTECNICA, and also a Belgian supermarket and a café.
Kronenburg Castle village
Further along the route you will have a view of the picturesque Kronenburg, castle vil lage which was first mentioned documented in 1277 . Kronenburg is well worth a detour. On a stroll along the narrow alleys you can admire the picturesque medieval houses and walk around the “Burgbering” which surrounds up to 400 year old houses.
Where once knights, castle men, farmers, and artisans had their home, you will now find art galleries and craft shops. Many well-preserved half timbered houses are still present. An architectural work of art is the parish church of St. John the Baptist, which was built in the 15th century, its vaulted roof is supported by a single central pillar. If you climb to the top you can enjoy a beautiful of the landscape and Lake Kronenburg.
The Kyll Cycle Route also leads you past Lake Kronenburg. Sailors, rowers, surfers, and swimmers enjoy the 27 hector lake, further opportunities for leisurely activities await you at the foot of the dam (playground, miniature golf, roller skating rink, and much more).
Eifel cycle and hike bus (line 771)
The Eifel cycle and hike bus is in operation again from April 10. 2020 to October 25. 2020 on weekends, long weekends and on statutory holidays. The bus is on route between Schmidtheim train station - Kronenburg - Losheim - Weißer Stein - Hollerath and Hellenthal.
You have the option to hop on and hop off three times a day with starting and finishing points at Kyll-Cycle Route and the Eifel Heights Route. The trailer of the cycle and hike bus can accommodate up to 16 bicycles or e-bikes.
Hikers are also welcome on the bus and find numerous hiking opportunities along the route such as the Eifel Loops & Eifel Traces, and the path to the wild narcissus in Hollerath. In Kronenburg and Hellenthal you have connections to the EifelSteig partner trails Eifel Source Path and Castle Route.
The fare complies with the VRS rate. In addition to your single ticket you will need to purchase the bicycle ticket in order to use the bus. You will need an adult ticket, price level 1b/2a, a set of 4 adult ticket, price level 1b/2a, or a bike day ticket for unlimited travel in NRW. Different regulations may apply if you own a VRS-pass.
If you bring a dog, you are required to follow the transportation rules of the VRS.
Bicycle bags must be removed from to bicycles in advance of loading the bicycle onto the trailer.
A reservation for a ride on the Eifel cycle and hike bus is not possible.
Further information is provided in the folding map “tourist lines 2020”. Exact travel times can be found on the timetable.
Other tourist lines
There are several options to get to the starting points for your hikes. In addition to the Eifel cycle & hike bus (line 770) you have the options for bus line SB 82 from Kall train station - via Gemünd to Vogelsang IP and line 829 from Kall train station - via Gemünd - Olef - Schleiden - and Hellenthal as a shuttle.
The EifelSteig hiking bus and the Eifel cycle & hike bus connect the stages of the premium hiking trail EifelSteig and its partner trails.
Plan your trip on the Eifel Heights route or the Kyll Cycle Route online.
Cycle events day
“Boundless Kyll cycle route”
The cycle events day “Boundless Kyll cycle route” takes place every year in August between the villages of Jünkerath and Büllingen. A diverse program awaits young and old on the event points in Glaadt, Stadtkyll, Kronenburg, Hallschlag, Losheim, and Büllngen. The hosts along the way look forward to your visit.
The route leads you through varied open highlands to Stadtkyll and Jünkerath. You continue through the volcanic Eifel toward the southern Eifel where “Bitburger Gutland” is located.
The Kyll Cycle Route ends in the roman city of Trier.