Heenrit van Echt naar Enkirch aan de Moezel
Published: 21/09/2019
The outward journey starts at the McDonald's in Echt. The advantage of this place is that there are enough parking places for larger groups of motorcyclists and there is a gas station across the street. You start your route with a full tank and stomach.

The start of this weekend is fairly relaxed. This outward journey is not too challenging, which means that you will drive a comfortable ride to the Moselle. Nevertheless, the route is definitely worth it: you stay away from the highway all day. In order to be able to bridge the distance, you drive the first part of the route over through roads. After Aachen you drive into the Eifel and you are guided through Belgium and Germany via a nice mix of winding roads with occasionally beautiful views.
There are several roads around the Urftalsperre area that are prohibited for motorcyclists on weekends. This route avoids these roads, so you don't have to worry about it,
As soon as you leave the area around the Urftalsperre, you enter a quiet part of the Eifel. The road between Dedenborn and Rohren is a less frequently driven route (little tourist and local traffic), making it an almost private ride through the peaceful valley. And as icing on the cake, you can enjoy a well-deserved break in Rohren, at Restaurant "de Lange Man". This restaurant also has a hotel and is a good option to spend the night if you cannot reach the Moselle before the end of the day.

After this we look for even smaller roads in Belgium. Don't worry: the entire route is asphalted (all routes this weekend, by the way), even if it gives a different impression.
Later in the afternoon you will pass by Forsthaus Kasselburg. Here you can visit the ruins of an old castle, enjoy a refreshing drink and watch other motorcyclists work their way through a delightful hairpin bend.

After this break you can do a number of things. Of course you can resume your route and continue straight to the Moselle. You can also make a number of short stops along the way.
First of all, after you have left Gerolstein, you arrive on a wonderfully winding road through a large forest area. This road has no right! It offers good opportunities to take pictures of the other motorcyclists in your group. There are several places along the road where you can park for a short time to take action photos.
You also pass the village of Brockscheid. If you like it you can visit the "Eifeler Glockengiesserei" here. You will learn everything about the art of clock making under the guidance of a guide. Don't forget to visit their website in advance for opening times and reservations.
And of course, at the end of your day, you will pass a bend and the mountain will open for you with the Moselle below you. A place has been marked in the route to be able to park and take pictures of the view.

The route ends at Hotel Dampfmuhle in Enkirch. Unfortunately, there are no gas stations near this village. In the route the last gas station in Bengel (along the route) is marked in front of the hotel. Here you can fill up the tank before the end of your route, so that you can start the route the next day with confidence.
There are enough hotels along the Moselle to spend the night. We spent the weekend at Hotel Dampfmuhle, because it is a motor-friendly hotel. Next to the hotel is a large barn with ample space for motorbikes. This is closed in the evening. The hotel also has a large back garden with a grape-covered veranda and an outdoor swimming pool where you can cool off after a hot day on the motorcycle.

This route gets 3.5 stars from me, because it is a wonderful "fast" route to the Moselle. The roads along the way are varied and regularly offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. The route also offers sufficient challenge for people who are introduced to motorcycling "abroad" for the first time. The roads are winding enough to practice your technique well, but not too difficult to arrive at the hotel tired at the end of the day.

Additional comments about the route:
- There are a number of tight hairpin bends in the village of Dedenborn. This point is marked with route point 8. It is not too difficult, but as a starting hairpin biker a moment where you have to keep your attention and practice your technique well!
- The route is the same for TomTom, Garmin and the MyRoute-App Navigation.
Eifeler Glockengiesserei (Brockscheid)
Useful links:
Restaurant “de Lange Man”
Eifeler Glockengiesserei
Hotel Dampfmuhle

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Viewpoint, a short stop for taking a picture
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The Moselle is a well-known and loved place for most Dutch motorcyclists. Not too far from home, you will find a beautiful nature reserve with wonderfully winding roads, beautiful views and delicious German food, wine and beer. And because it is so close, it is often also the first experience abroad for the novice motorcyclist. The roads offer enough space to practice your cornering technique well.
This collection is therefore made for this. The routes offer sufficient challenge for the novice motorcyclist, but also a lot of driving pleasure for the more experienced pilot. Are you going on a long weekend (3 days) with a group of motorcyclists on the road, with varying levels of experience, then this set of routes is a good option.
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