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Bicycle tours in the Eifel

Through the Eifel on 2 wheels

The Hotel Rotes Einhorn is a perfect starting point for cycling tours of various degrees of difficulty in the nearby Eifel.

If you don't bring your own bike, simply take advantage of the possibility to rent Mountainbikes and E-Bikes

After an active day in nature, enjoy relaxation and refreshment at our facilities: the amenities of our modern wellness area and the delicacies in our Restaurant - an all-round successful end to the day!


Top racing bike tours from Düren

Tour 1: Around the Rhenish coal mining area

Hambacher Forst
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Discover the Indeland and Hambacher Forst! The brown coal mining areas and the recultivated land are a great backdrop for your bike tour. The Terra Nova lookout point in Elsdorf is a great place to stop for a snack.

Cycle around the recultivated area with the "Monte Sophia" mountain created by the open-cast mining. Partly along the cycling route of the Indeland Triathlon, you come to the "Indemann", landmark of the Inden open-cast mine. From here you have an impressive view of the mining area, which is now developing into a nature park. Parallel to the K27, the route returns to Düren-Birgel.

Tour 2: The Five Hills

Nideggen in der Eifel
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Start from Rotes Einhorn in the northern Eifel. On roads with little traffic in parts, you will reach the highest point of this tour in Raffelsbrand at approx. 580 m above sea level. From there you have a breathtaking view almost all the way to Cologne. After a rapid serpentine descent, you will discover sleepy places like Simonskall or Zerkall.

With small cafés, they are a nice place for a break. Afterwards, you will reach the old town of Nideggen. Here as well, you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view on a clear day. The route is slightly hilly back to Birgel to your Hotel Rotes Einhorn. Hotel Rotes Einhorn.

Tour 3: Mountain tour with sights

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From Rotes Einhorn you start to Obermaubach with its reservoir. Up to 18% ascents follow on your way to Brandenberg. Once you reach the top, enjoy gentle climbs and descents via Nideggen, Heimbach, up to Mariawald Abbey and the "Wilder Kehrmeter".

The descent opens up a fantastic view of Lake Rursee, then the route climbs towards Schmidt. The final highlight is the panoramic road to Vossenack and through the Kalltal valley on a wonderful serpentine road with a partly challenging incline. You return via hilly roads.

Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts

The Eifel on Horseback

If, instead of riding a bike, you prefer to explore The Eifel on Horseback the Hotel-Restaurant Rotes Einhorn is the right place for you.

We arrange wonderful trail riding opportunities for you - with or without your own horse.