© Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Zwei-Schanzen-Tour - Mountain biking on the Moselle

  • start: As a starting point of the tour there are several possibilities: Bernkastel, Graach sheep farm, Moselle thermal bath in Trarbach
  • destination: The respective starting point
  • difficult
  • 29,12 km
  • 5 hours 35 minutes
  • 1044 m
  • 416 m
  • 106 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

The tour certified according to the criteria of DIMB is very demanding and ideal for the ambitious Mountanibiker!

This mountain bike route along the Moselle is a must for bikers who want to spend a sporty holiday. The demanding tour with a high proportion of single trails is certified according to the criteria of the DIMB, is marked throughout and can also be easily divided into two stages.

Insights into the bike tour:

The demanding premium bike tour takes you through the forest between the two Moselle towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach. The towns are connected by the Moselle and separated by the mountain. Bernkastel-Kues is famous for beautiful half-timbered houses, Traben-Trarbach is the art nouveau town par excellence. The biker is rewarded along the route by numerous magnificent views of the Moselle valley. On the way - and in both towns - there are various places to stop for refreshments.

General information


The tour must be driven in a clockwise direction, as described here.From Bernkastel, the tour leads you uphill through the vineyards, past the "Waldschenke mit Herz", up to the Bernkastel plateau and the viewpoint "Maria Zill". From here you have a great view of the Moselle valley with Bernkastel-Kues. On a flat route you cross the plateau until you reach the start of the ant trail. On this single trail you ride (technically demanding) down into the Kautenbachtal valley towards the Moselle thermal bath in Trarbach.  Steadily ascending, you work your way back up the slopes of the Kautenbach Valley to the plateau. After a short flat stretch you now descend on the Förster-Schell-Trail towards Bernkastel and Kallenfelstal, which you cross with the help of a small bridge. If you would like to shorten or break off the tour here, you can now roll down the Kallenfelstal valley to Bernkastel. For all others, the route now leads - with easy up- and downhills - above Bernkastel to the hiking car park "Bärenhalde". Immediately before the small car park you have to cross the B50. From now on you work your way up to the Olympus again, steadily ascending. The mountain above Bernkastel offers again a great view over Bernkastel-Kues and the Moselle. On a single trail, you now descend again to the car park of the former Bernkastel-Kues youth hostel. Now you climb up to Wilhelmshöhe and from there to the Andeler Refuge. There you will again be offered the finest Moselle panorama. Enjoy the view - and then join the next trail. Once again through the beautiful forest, before you roll down into the Moselle valley and Bernkastel on fun trails, past the St. Anna Chapel.

Safety Guidelines

The tour must be driven in a clockwise direction, as described here. Please show consideration for other road users and hikers.  Shortly before the parking lot Bärenhalde you have to cross the B50


Mountain bikes and appropriate safety equipment are necessary.


Situated high above the Moselle, the castle ruins of Landshut are an ideal place to rest and to look around.

Getting there

Parking is available in the towns along the route.

e.g. Bernkastel-Kues: On both banks of the Moselle

Graacher Schäferei: Hiking car park "Eiserne Weinkarte"

Hiking car park "Bärenhalde" on the B50 between Bernkastel and Longkamp

Trarbach: Parking lot at the "Moseltherme"

Public transit

www.vrt-info.de, www.bahn.de

 Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455


All the cycle paths in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region can be found in the "aufgegestattelt". This brochure is available at all tourist information offices in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues and online: https://en.bernkastel.de/visitor-information/order-brochures (only in German)


aufgesattelt - the bike guide in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues (only in German)

Additional Information

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone (0049) 6531/50019-0



  • Unknown (89%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)
  • Street (1%)
  • Hiking Trail (6%)
  • Path (3%)


This tour is presented by: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Author: Lisa Willems

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