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Ahr-Radweg (Blankenheim-Sinzig)

· 6 reviews · Bicycle Touring · Ahrtal · closed
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  • Ahr-Radweg bei Mayschoß
    / Ahr-Radweg bei Mayschoß
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Ahr-Radweg Bad Neuenahr
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Ahr-Radweg Bad Neuenahr
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Radfahren
    Photo: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Weintrauben
    Photo: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Mit der Ahrtalbahn unterwegs
    Photo: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Ahrtalbahn
  • / Bergbau Informationsstätte Goldloch Insul
    Photo: Jonathan Andrews, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Pause am Prümer Tor in Insul
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Kirchplatz Sinzig
    Photo: www.ahr-foto.de, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Tiergehege Schwanenteich Sinzig
    Photo: www.ahr-foto.de, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Dokumentationsstätte Regierungsbunker Ahrweiler
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Altstadt Ahrweiler
    Photo: Achim Meurer, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Burg Are, Altenahr
    Photo: Werner Dreschers, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß
    Photo: Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Ahrquelle in Blankenheim
    Photo: Ahrtal-Tourismus e. V., Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / RadBus Ahr-Voreifel
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
  • / Schmetterlingsgarten Eifalia
    Photo: C. Ziegelberg, Gemeinde Blankenheim
  • / Gildehaus Blankenheim
    Photo: C. Ziegelberg, Gemeinde Blankenheim
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In the middle of the breathtaking landscape of the Ahr valley, the | Ahr-Radweg meanders over a length of 77 km from the source of the Ahr to the mouth.
Distance 75.4 km
5:20 h
148 m
551 m
The Ahr cycle path can be ridden in different individual stages, because the sights along the way invite you to spread the 77 kilometers over several days.

With a little fitness, the tour could be done in one day, but why? There is so much to see along the way that it is worth making long stops. The culinary refreshment stops tempt you to take your time.

The start is at the source of the Ahr, in Blankenheim. The river meanders to Sinzig. The tour is also suitable for less experienced cyclists, as the route runs over long distances over former railway lines. Several bridges are crossed and a tunnel is crossed. Nine viaducts cross the path.

Insul is one of the places where cyclists should definitely stop. The impressive Prümer Tor natural monument, with its impressive width of 6 to 8 meters and a height of 12 meters, was created solely by the power of the water. The feudal people of the Ahrgau once drove their tithes on carts through the Prüm Gate. At the “gold hole”, visitors immerse themselves in the world of mining. It was abandoned in the 1930s, but the population continued to use the tunnels. During World War II it was a refuge and later an adventure playground for the children.

The theme of wine accompanies the tour in many places; for example at the Marienthal monastery ruins. The Augustinians founded the monastery in the 12th century; today the church ruins are often used for concerts. Next door is a winery with a bar. The route also leads through wine villages such as Altenahr. So there is plenty of variety. In the evening, the stage can be wonderfully ended in one of the ostrich taverns. Cyclists can review the tour over a glass of wine - everyone has probably discovered a different, very special favorite place for themselves.

Author’s recommendation

Discover the source of the Ahr in Blankenheim

Bike adventure day "Tour de Ahrtal". Bike adventure day between Blankenheim, Hillesheim, Müsch and Altenahr ”. www.tour-de-ahrtal.de

Highest point
468 m
Lowest point
53 m
Best time of year

Safety information

There is no winter service on the Ahr cycle path.

Tips and hints

Suggestions, anomalies or defects? Contact us by email: radwege@lbm.rlp.de www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description)

Further information from Ahrtal Tourism at   or www.ahrtal.de


source in the centre of Blankenheim or the North Rhine-Westphalia border at Dorsel (466 m)
50.436313, 6.651103
50°26'10.7"N 6°39'04.0"E
32U 333198 5589780


Remagen-Kripp am Rhein at the mouth of the Ahr

Turn-by-turn directions

From the heart of the Eifel mountain range to the Rhine, the entire length of this cycle route runs parallel to the broad loops of the River Ahr as it flows through the quiet valley landscape.

Between Fuchshofen an Schuld the road must be used. Please drive carefully here.

The Ahr Valley narrows for the first time in Schuld, a picturesque little village nestled in a loop of the Ahr. After this point, the valley widens once again before you reach Kreuzberg, where the rocky slopes extend as far as the banks of the Ahr, providing excellent wine-growing conditions. The Ahr Cycle Route briefly enters the world of well-being in the spa town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.

Before reaching the Rhine, you will join the Ahr in tackling one final rocky corner, before arriving at the wide river mouth.

In Ahrdorf you can switch to the Kalkeifel cycle path and cycle via Kerpen and Hillesheim to the Kyll cycle path.

In Dümpelfeld the Ahr cycle path meets the Vulkan-Rad-Route Eifel (volcano cycle route), which connects the Rhine with the Moselle with the Ahr cycle path.Source and further information: www.radwanderland.de


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Ahrtalbahn Railway from Bonn-Remagen to Ahrbrück with hourly service and stops at all 11 stations on the way   
  • In Blankenheim-Wald (3 km west of Blankenheim) connection to the Eifel line Trier - Cologne

RadBus Ahr-Voreifel

The RadBus Ahr-Voreifel runs between Altenahr and Rheinbach and not only connects Rhineland-Palatinate with North Rhine-Westphalia, but also the Ahr valley with the Cologne Bay. Those who want to cycle not only along the Ahr, but “from above to the Ahr” can now use the Ahr-Voreifel RadBus and travel from Rheinbach via Bad Neuenahr to the starting point in Altenahr. Or you drive via Euskirchen to Blankenheim (forest) and cycle down the upper Ahr to Altenahr.

The buses of the RadBus Ahr-Voreifel offer space for up to 22 bicycles and take you to your destination every day of the week. You have a connection to the train in Rheinbach in the direction of Bonn and Euskirchen / Bad Münstereifel and in Altenahr to the Ahrtalbahn in the direction of Remagen / Bonn and Ahrbrück. 

Further information and reservations here https://www.radbusse.de/pages/de_de/infos/ahr-voreifel.php

Getting there

Line 832 continues from the center of Blankenheim to Reetz, Freilingen, Lommersdorf, Ahrhütte, Uedelhoven and Ahrdorf. You can get to the other districts from Blankenheim bus station Monday to Friday until 7 p.m. and Saturday until 2 p.m. also with TaxiBus connections on lines 824/825 and 833


Parking is possible in all villages along the Ahr cycle path. Please inform in advance whether the parking facilities are free of charge


50.436313, 6.651103
50°26'10.7"N 6°39'04.0"E
32U 333198 5589780
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ahr-Radweg, Blankenheim - Remagen 1 : 50 000 

ISBN: 3899203240

Author’s map recommendations

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

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Recommendation for wearing a bicycle helmet

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Hans Dieter Christ · August 23, 2020 · Community
Wie kommen wir (6Personen) von Remagen zurück nach Blankenheim?
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Answered by Rolf Steeg · August 23, 2020 · Community
Hallo Hans-Dieter, Das geht leider nur mit der DB über Bonn und Köln. Sehr umständlich und Zeitaufwendig. Viele Grüße
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Jens Korn
May 24, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? May 24, 2021
F. Müller
June 14, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöner Radweg, bestens ausgebaut und sehr leicht zu fahren. Landschaftlich reizvoll, zu schade um die ganze Tour an einem Tag zu absolvieren. Wir sind ab Blankenheim gestartet und haben uns drei Übernachtungen an verschiedenen Orten gegönnt. Unterwegs zahlreiche Einkehrmöglichkeiten sowie sehenwerte Orte. Da blieb auch noch Zeit für den ein oder anderen Rundwanderweg entlang der Strecke.
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When did you do this route? June 11, 2020
Photo: F. Müller, Community
Photo: F. Müller, Community
Saffenburg b. Mayschoß
Photo: F. Müller, Community
Lisa Ollinger
September 01, 2019 · Community
Ganz toller Radweg!
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When did you do this route? September 01, 2019
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Saffenburg b. Mayschoß
Eisenbahntrasse als Radweg unterhalb Reetz
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75.4 km
5:20 h
148 m
551 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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