Cycling in the Eifel National Park
In the Eifel National Park you have a 104km long network of cycling paths at your dis-posal. The trails are specially marked for cyclists and offer cycling adventures for fami-lies with children, pedelec cyclists and those preferring leisurely cycling.
It is important for hikers and cyclists to be considerate of each other so that everyone can enjoy the Eifel National Park. The shared paths in the protected areas are inten-ded for leisurely cyclists. For Mountain bike tours we recommend the “Eifel Free Ride” and the MTB network in Bad Münstereifel.
One 42km long day tour leads you from the National Park Gate in Gemünd along the Urft, via Vogelsang IP, the Dreiborn plateau, Einruhr, Rurberg, and Urft dam back to Gemünd. (see tour no. 2 “Through the Eifel National Park) in the pocket guide “15 cycle paths in the North Eifel).
You can find further tour suggestions on the Eifel National Park homepage where you can download GPS data for multiple cycling round trips. Using the data and a navigati-on system you will be shown the right way.
With the GPS data, you receive fully described routes with background information about the Themed- Tour- Books such as “Narzissengebiet Monschauer Land”, “Vo-gelsang and the Dreiborn plateau” and “Cycling through the Eifel National Park and its region”.
Please follow the rules and stay on the shared paths even if your navigation system tries to send you another way because of obstructions.
Eifel Heights Route
Up and down through the Eifel
The 230 kilometre long multi- day stretch passes 3 reservoirs and rough rock forma-tions around the Eifel National Park. It offers challenging altitude profiles and fantastic panoramic views. Starting points are at the railway stations in Mechernich, Kall, Urft, Nettersheim, Blankenheimer-Wald, Dahlem and Heimbach. These options make arrival and departure environmentally friendly.
Eifel National Park & Water
Along this route you will come past Rurtalsperre which is the located in the Eifel Natio-nal Park and is the second largest reservoir of its kind. From there you cycle past Heimbach toward Mechernich. There you can visit the LVR Kommern Open-Air Heri-tage Museum. Or alternatively, you can take the short cut via the Kneipp spa town Gemünd.