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Hunsrück-Moselle cycle trail

  • start: Büchenbeuren: Hunsrück-Radweg
  • destination: Treis-Karden: Mosel-Radweg
  • medium
  • 58,80 km
  • 5 hours
  • 300 m
  • 522 m
  • 77 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 60 / 100

The Hunsrück-Moselle cycle trail is the ideal trail to take you over the Hunsrück Heights onto the Moselle valley. It leads from Hahn Airport (Büchenbeuren) via Kastellaun to Treis-Karden.

Short, moderate climbs across the Hunsrück between Büchenbeuren, Kastellaun and Lieg require only moderate cycling ability. The route towards the Moselle is then downhill all the way. In the opposite direction, the 2.5 km-long main incline between Lütz and Lieg up from the Moselle requires considerable strength, at up to 10 %. Since it runs on a tarmacked forest path, however, it may be used undisturbed by car traffic.
Alternatives: www.radbusse.de

Course: 41.5 km forest, farm or cycle trails 8.5 km urban roads without cycle trails 8 km roads outside built-up areas without cycle trails

Surface quality: 50.5 km tarmacked surfaces 7.5 km water-bound surfaces well suited for touring bikes

Route overview:
1. Hunsrück route Büchenbeuren - Kastellaun 29 km:  Across the Hunsrück plateau from west to east, including Hahn Airport, mainly on forest and farm tracks with short ascents and descents.
2. Hunsrück-Mosel route Kastellaun - Treis-Karden 29 km:  Connecting route between the Hunsrück heights and the Moselle valley, starting over the undulating Hunsrück and from Lieg in a 2.5 km rapid descent into the Lützbach valley and towards the Moselle.

The route in the cycle trail network: The Hunsrück-Moselle cycle trail links Büchenbeuren, Hahn Airport and Kastellaun with the Moselle valley.
Source and additional information: www.radwanderland.de



General information


Initially, the western part of the trail stretches over the flattened Hunsrück heights along the watershed of the Nahe and Moselle rivers, between Büchenbeuren and Kastellaun. Further on, a quiet connection away from traffic leads from the Hunsrück towards the Moselle. Partly in the valley, partly on the wide heights, the cycle trail winds from Kastellaun through Mannebach, Sabershausen, past Petershäuserhof to Lieg, where the rapid descent into Lütz in the Lützbach valley begins.

Safety Guidelines

Beachten Sie die Verkehrsregeln, achten Sie auf andere Verkehrsteilnehmer und fahren Sie mitangepasster Geschwindigkeit, insbesondere in den Abfahrten. Nehmen Sie Rücksicht auf andere Radfahrer:innen und Fußgänger:innen.

  • Helm
  • Handy mit vollem Akku
  • Bargeld, Ausweis
  • Navigationsgerät, Kartenmaterial
  • Luftpumpe / Druckluftkartusche
  • Ersatzschlauch
  • Ausreichend Getränke
  • Energieriegel / -gel
  • Wind- / Regenjacke

Visit the fortified town of Kastellaun with castle ruins and restored old town.

Getting there

B 327/50 (Hunsrückhöhenstraße), Büchenbeuren exit


Gute Parkmöglichkeiten findet man am alten Bahnhof in Kastellaun.

Public transit

Treis-Karden: DB Moselle line from Koblenz - Trier and also www.radbusse.de

Kastellaun: further information on www.radbusse.de and www.vrminfo.de

Büchenbeuren: further infomation on www.vrminfo.de


Additional Information

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Gebäude 663, 55483 Hahn-Flughafen
Phone: +49 6543 507700, www.hunsruecktouristik.de


Suggestions, irregularities or deficiencies in the cycle route? Contact by mail: radwege@lbm.rlp.de or www.radwanderland.de  (responsible for infrastructure and text in section "Description")


  • Asphalt Coating (10%)
  • Crushed Rock (45%)
  • Street (32%)
  • Path (1%)
  • Hiking Trail (11%)


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

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