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Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail

  • start: Schweich
  • destination: Wittlich
  • easy
  • 30,46 km
  • 2 hours
  • 274 m
  • 208 m
  • 125 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

Comfortable between meadows and fields - the slightly hilly landscape of the Wittlicher Senke attracts cyclists with sweeping views.

The cycle trail is an attractive connection through the Wittlicher Land between the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail from Wittlich to the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail towards Trier. Enjoy cycling 30 km through the light sloping landscape of the Wittlicher Senke (Wittlicher depression). The Wittlicher Senke is the north-eastern continuation of the Trier Valley, which is bordered by the Meulenwald to the north-west and by the Moselle Hills to the south-east. 

Thanks to this protected location, even tobacco can be cultivated here. The cycle trail takes you past small villages such as Hetzerath, Esch, Salmtal or Dreis, until you finally reach the town of Wittlich. The route from Esch to Dreis is identical to the Salm Cycle Trail.

Places of interest along the route:

  • Wittlich: historical market square, turrets, St. Markus parish church, synagogue
  • Dreis: The Baroque church of St. Martin
  • Salmtal: Salm mill, Dörbach village
  • Sehlem: Village square, parish church, old school
  • Esch: Church, mill, village square
  • Hetzerath: Church and rectory, Wine Museum
  • Schweich: Synagogue, St. Martin church, Stefan-Andres fountain

General information


Requirements: Suitable for everyone, no steep ascents.

Profile: Level to light sloping route, mainly on own paths, paved throughout with excellent signage, profile: easy to cycle, maximum ascent of 4%.

Course: 24 km of forest and farm roads or cycle paths; 6.5 km roads through towns without cycle lanes; 0.5 km outside of towns without cycle lanes.

Surface quality: All paths are paved.

The route in the cycle trail network: The Wittlicher Senke Cycle Trail is a northern connection running straight through the Moselle Valley between the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail and the Maare-Moselle Cycle Trail.

Source and additional information: www.radwanderland.de

Safety Guidelines

Watch for traffic and stay on the designated path.


Roadworthy bike, bike helmet, mending kit for small repairs, bike map.


In the pretty villages along the connecting route between the Maare-Moselle and Moselle cycle paths, it is worth getting off the track. Exciting village stories with numerous historic buildings and charming beer or cattle gardens invite you to linger.

Getting there

Arrival to Schweich: Schweich via the A 1 (AS Schweich) or via the B 53
Travel to Wittlich: Wittlich has two freeway junctions: Wittlich West A 60, Wittlich Mitte A 1 / A 48.


Parking in Schweich: Parking is available near the Stefan-Andres fountain or on Bernhard-Becker-Strasse. The Schweich train station also offers good parking facilities.

Parking in Wittlich: Free parking is available at the Wittlich parking lot, center/Rommelsbach, distance to MMR/connection to the Wittlicher Senke bike path, approx. 500 m. Further parking facilities at Wittlich main station in the Wengerohr district.

Public transit

Railway lines and RegioRadler:

  • Schweich railway station: Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz as well as to the RegioRadler Moselle Valley (Line 333), May to October, route: Trier - Bernkastel - Bullay.
  • Wittlich main railway station (= Wittlich-Wengerohr, 5 km away): Connection to railway line Trier-Koblenz.
  • Wittlich: Connection to RegioRadler MaareMosel (Line 300), May to October, route: Bernkastel - Wittlich - Daun.

www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).

Free South Eifel bike map with routes & tour tips.

Additional Information

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330 




Tourist Information Wittlich Stadt und Land
Marktplatz 5
54516 Wittlich
Telefon: 06571 – 4086


Suggestions, something you have noticed or deficiencies? Email us at: radwege@lbm.rlp.de (www.radwanderland.de - responsible for infrastructure and route descriptions of the Rhineland-Palatinate section).



This tour is presented by: Mosel. Faszination Urlaub, Author: Mosellandtouristik GmbH

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