Cycling made fun
in the Hochwald adventure region
When people think of holidays in the Hochwald, cycling won’t be the first thing that comes to mind in most cases, but that’s no problem for avid cyclists, since those in the know about the excellent cycling infrastructure in the area can enjoy beautiful cycling paths and mountain bike trails all to themselves, which have everything a cycling lover could hope for without any of the crowds.
In the last few years the Hochwald has made quite a name for itself in the cycling scene. Whether it’s a cosy family bike ride on the Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Route – a former railway line – or mountain bike trips through the ever-changing hilly landscape, there are attractive offers to suit all tastes. And for cyclists who have learnt to appreciate e-bikes, charging stations are now available in the western part of the Hunsrück where you can quickly recharge your batteries and tackle the climbs the more relaxed way.
The Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Route shows what can be done with old railway lines after the trains have stopped running. For eighty years from 1889 onwards and in parts for longer, wagons used to roll out along this track from Trier through the Ruwer Valley bound for Hermeskeil. Nowadays it is an attractive leisure facility for cyclists and skaters and hikers alike …
Mountain biking in the Hochwald
Deep valleys with natural streams, a reservoir and two dams, wooded ridges as well as cultivated meadows, fields and villages in idyllic settings epitomise a hilly region which offers mountain bikers everything they could ask for …
Road bike tours in the Hochwald
Here you can find our top cycling tours. You can choose your preferred tours and navigation systems (Outdooractive, Komoot, GPSies).
Hunsrück Rad-Aktiv cycling trails
The Hunsrück Rad-Aktiv cycling trails stretch from west to east across the Hunsrück and offer the more energetic cyclist interesting chances to explore all the various aspects of the Hunsrück thanks to their mountain bike-like character.
National park tours
In the spirit of “Let nature be nature”, the Hunsrück – Hochwald National Park was founded in 2015 not far from the Hochwald holiday region. Since the idea was also to make the natural environment, which is returning more to its original state, more accessible to people, the national park team are currently developing various cycling routes where cyclists will one day be able to “experience” nature without having a negative influence on it or even destroying it. Information on the current progress can be found here:
E-biking in the Hochwald
E-biking is trendy, e-biking is hip – and e-biking in the Hochwald is also a lot of fun! What was previously looked down on as a sport just for older people is becoming more and more popular across all age groups and bike types. E-bikes are this year’s in thing, and especially in hillier areas they allow cyclists of all fitness levels to experience pure cycling enjoyment …
When it comes to biking, there’s always something going on here in the Hochwald adventure region and in our neighbouring regions. This applies equally to the pleasure cyclist, the speedy racing cyclist, the trendy e-biker or the adrenalin-seeking mountain biker. The Hochwald plays host to a variety of high-calibre bike events throughout the year. Dates and other info can be found here:
Here you will see a list of places where you can hire a bike, as well as repair shops and e-bike charging stations all along the Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Route.
Tour Planner RLPPlan on KomootPlan on Outdooractive
Rheinland-Pfalz tour planner
With the Rhineland-Pfalz tour planner the Rhineland-Pfalz Tourism Board has created an instrument which you can use to put together your own tours easily or look for and download existing tours. The modern planning aid allows you to display trails and trail details as well as save them, print them or download them as a GPS data record. In the Community section you can read the experiences of other cyclists or add comments or reviews yourself.