Vulkaaneifel: bicycles on the Eifel-Schiefer-Radweg

Entertainment SenorBotches August 8, 2016 0 6
Those who love to jump on the bike during his holiday in the volcanic Eifel can set off on the Eifel Schiefer Cycle Path. These nine twenty-kilometer bike ride brings you has stood by many small German villages where it seems time. The start is in the city Kaisersesch and leads through Masburg, Hauroth, Kalenborn, Bermel, Monreal and Umersbach. Who wants to be a piece of tack and ten kilometers to Whirl ride. LegendaA Kaisersesch
B Masburg
C Hauroth
D Kalenborn
E Bermel
F Monreal
G Urmersbach
H Kaisersesch - Römerturm
I Hambuch
J Settlements
K Kaifenheim
L Brachtendorf
M Roes


For those who like a quiet bike ride along beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages, the Eifel Schiefer cycle path is a dream route. You can find the Eifel Schiefer cycle path in the German Eifel. Start and finish are at the city of Kaisersesch. This town is located 15 kilometers south of Mayen and about 20 km west of Cochem on the Mosel. The Eifel-Schiefer-cycle path is a cycle tour of about 29 kilometers. Experienced cyclists do here about three hours. Who is riding slowly, regularly getting off to enjoy the scenery or to take pictures, there will be slightly slower. The landscape is hilly and you will have to pedal a little harder at some points to get up. Because the ride is not too long, he's still doable for everyone. Who after this tour has pep, can then still an extension of ten kilometers. This additional bike ride brings you to Roes.

Cycling in Schieferland

The Eifel-Schiefer-bike tour takes its name from the Schiefer, the slate. The region around Kaisersesch is Schieferland. This region was once won a lot of slate. Now slate is mainly used for making decorative items such as mats and decorative hearts to hang. But there are still slate roofs on some homes and laid the side wall is beautifully decorated using slate. Who sets off in the region, finds slate everywhere. In the rivers, on cliffs, in the woods. You can take home this slate and creatively proceed by making it on beautiful paintings. In the neighborhood there is also the Moselschieferstrasse, a car trip in which the slate is also central.

Over Eifel-Schiefer-Radweg

The Eifel-Schiefer cycle path runs basically from Kaisersesch to Kaisersesch .. But since it is a loop, you can start wherever you want.
Kaisersesch is described as "Die kleine Stadt which all hat". You can indeed everything. You can go shopping there, you can do it on sight seeing, you can go walking in the area and you can go there to eat or drink. On the Postplatz with funny statue of a former postman on horseback have a lot of taverns and also an ice cream parlor. From here you have a beautiful view of the church with the leaning tower ?? yes slate course! Due to its favorable location on the shaft Koblenz - Trier, the city was already very popular with the Celts and the Romans. You will find many remnants from both cultures. At the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and the Pommer Bach Strasse you can find a house with a picture on the side wall made of slate. This facade is one of the finest slate facades throughout Germany. And the Eifel-Schiefer cycle path runs along Kaisersesch. He takes you along the Bahnhofstrasse, the parish church with the leaning tower, the Waldkapelle, the Gustav-Adolf-Kapelle and Alter Turm.
In Masburg, a village on top of a mountain, you will find the parish church of St. Lawrence. Another attraction is the Bell Tower, dedicated to the family Miesen bells cast from 1773 to 1819.
After Masburg follows Hauroth. Also this village formerly belonged to the counts of Virneburg.
Kalenborn is a small village that is administratively dependent on Kaisersesch. Like many villages in the area were Kalenborn and neighboring municipality Eppenberg once to the Earls of Virneburg. On the village square of Kalenborn you see the town hall beside the fire. But the biggest attraction is the Dicke Eiche here with the chapel. As the name suggests, the Dicke Eiche is an oak. In this area are rare oak. One sees here more conifers. The girth of this tree is about 533 cm, making it one of the largest trees from Rhijn Land-Pfalz. This oak was above date from the time of Columbus. We speak then end of the 15th century. Not surprisingly, the people of Kalenborn be proud and do everything to keep him. A beautiful resting place for the bike ride. Enjoy a magnificent view over the region. For a friendly drink or a bite to eat you have to take care yourself.
Bermel is some distance away and is a town that has been built against the cliff. The region is told that a Dutch company wanted to buy up the mountain to use the rock to increment the Dutch dykes. But the Eifel locals are not crazy! And so the mountain of Bermel remained beautiful. In Bermel you can Traumpfad a nice walk that takes you to the top of the old volcano. Here you have a beautiful view of the region! Furthermore you will find in Bermel a local history museum where you can visit a number of artifacts from the Roman time. The walls of a former Roman bathhouse were dug out and the statue of the goddess Fortuna, which was found here can go and see you now in the Rheinischen Landesmuseum in Bonn. Around the former basalt bridge in Hochbermel has now installed a Naturschutzgebied. Here you can spot several amphibians.
After Bermel you come in Monreal, a picturesque village on the Elz. A little Monschau in miniature. Half-timbered houses, a klatterende river, a beautiful church, a sacred picture, some old bridges and two castles on a mountain. What does a man want more! Here you can also return to the Monrealer Ritterschlag Traumpfad, a tough walk of about 13 kilometers. Who wants to linger a while, Monreal can enjoy a drink and meal. There are three dining options, from Flammenkuchen to just a cup of coffee and cake. The cycle path takes you through the village and along the sports field.
The Augstmühle can be found halfway between Monreal and Heunenhof. Regularly there are art exhibitions in the Augstmühle. Yet another reason to move out off the bike.
Heunenhof is in the Thürelztal and is an area of ​​meadows and forests. Heunenhof was already mentioned in 1331. It is not known whether it was one or more courts. You might think that Heunen something with fowl has to do. Nothing is less true. Heunen indeed refers to the hillside against which the hamlet was built. It is 4 kilometers from Bermel but since it is separated by the Heunen, the mountain, the Heunenhof is more focused on Monreal, also four kilometers away but easily accessible. The hamlet consists of eight houses and a chapel. During the Middle Ages this village was also a transit place for pilgrims who went to Compostela. They came from Mayen and came in Heunenhof past when they were on their way to Mary Monastery Martental. A basalt pillar on the Heunenhof reminder of this bygone era.
After that follows a mill, Obermühle.
Urmersbach is a village which lies largely in the valley. Biggest attraction here is the parish church of St. Andrew. After Urmersbach where you ride parallel to the track, it goes back to Kaisersesch.

Extra extra walks or bike ride

Who has not tired, can still make a detour of ten additional kilometers. Who after the long loop keeps for consideration can do this little bike tour on another day. This part of the ride goes through a rolling landscape, which makes it also suitable for children. It will take you about an hour. You can follow progress on the map above from H to M. You arrive sequentially through the RömerTurm on the mountain at Kaisersesch, along the village Hambuch, along Zettingen, Kaifenheim and Brachtendorf to arrive finally at the Schwanekirche bei Roes.
Have fun and above all enjoying the view, the fresh air and friendly people!