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Ruwer-Hochwald Tour

  • start: Hermeskeil Train Station
  • destination: Trier-Ruwer
  • easy
  • 48,19 km
  • 4 hours
  • 150 m
  • 525 m
  • 125 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

Past an adventure playground and through the idyllic Ruwer valley, the family-friendly cycle tour leads from Hunsrück to the Moselle near Trier.

The family-friendly Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Route is one of the most distinctive railway line cycle routes in Rhineland-Palatinate, along with the Maare-Mosel and Schinderhannes Cycle Routes. It connects the Hunsrück heights through at the foot of the Hochwald through the winding and quiet Ruwer valley with the Moselle near Trier. The adventure playground in Reinsfeld and the numerous bridges make the cycle path also suitable for children.

General information


From the train station in Hermeskeil, the route runs over the heights of the Hunsrück to Reinsfeld and over the watershed between Reinsfeld and Kell am See, which forms the highest point of the tour. From Niederkell and Waldrach, the cycle path leads away from the towns through the wooded nature and soon dips into the narrow, winding, quiet valley of the Ruwer. From here, the route goes steadily downhill over numerous bridges. You can get back to the starting point at weekends and during the holidays with the cycle bus line 222 Ruwer-Hochwald.

Safety Guidelines

Observe the traffic rules, pay attention to other road users and drive at an appropriate speed, especially in the exits. Be considerate of other cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Helmet
  • Mobile phone with full battery
  • Cash, ID card
  • Navigation device, maps
  • Air pump / compressed air cartridge
  • Spare inner tube
  • Sufficient beverages
  • Energy bar / gel
  • Wind / rain jacket

Children enjoy a stop at the adventure playground in Reinsfeld.

Getting there

Via the Hunsrück-Höhenstraße B 407 / B 327 or the A 1, junction 133 to Hermeskeil.


Public parking in Hermeskeil at the train station.

Public transit

You can reach the starting point in Hermeskeil with the RadBus Ruwer-Hochwald from Trier. Please note the current timetables at https://www.radbusse.de





Additional Information



Suggestions, anomalies or deficiencies? Contact by mail: radwege@lbm.rlp.de



  • Asphalt Coating (91%)
  • Crushed Rock (8%)
  • Hiking Trail (1%)


This tour is presented by: Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Author: Iris Müller

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