R07- Kirchberg to Arnhem
Eifel: Bochtenparadijs
A route in the Eifel is generally characterized by bridging a nice height difference with great curves and tight asphalt. The reason why there are many motorcyclists to be found. In addition, the large number of motorcycle hotels also says enough about the number of riders visiting this region.
The first part of this route winds through these beautiful surroundings. After more than 200 kilometers you continue on the motorway, because you end up in the Ruhr area. There is no fun 'driving through the house': Busy traffic, many traffic lights and a lot of buildings.
A route in the beautiful surroundings of the Eifel normally earns 4 stars with ease, but since the last part is on the highway with a view of the Ruhr area, my final judgment is 3 stars.

The route starts at Landhotel Karrenberg in Kirchberg. A beautifully situated hotel surrounded by greenery. Just after you have left the parking lot of the hotel you will immediately get a few nice bends for the wheels on the road with number K3. This is roughly what you can expect the first half of this route, especially many beautiful curves. The fact that you also have a pleasant view from those bends is a bonus.

At Senheim you arrive at the Moselle, a river in France, Luxembourg and Germany. Via the Our and the Sûre waters divide Belgium into the Moselle and Rhine. The Moselle has its source at the Col de Bussang in the Vosges at an altitude of 735 meters and flows into the Rhine at Koblenz after 544 kilometers.
After the crossing of the Moselle, after about 500 meters there is a small parking lot where you can stop for a few nice pictures and of course enjoy the many boats that come from the marina on the other side.

The route winds further north through the wooded rolling landscape in which the roads are beautifully constructed. No wonder it is a favorite area for motorcyclists here.
Another favorite place in the Eifel is the Nürburgring. Of course not only for motorcyclists, many motorists also blow their rounds on this almost 21 kilometer long circuit. Driving your own car or motorcycle over the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring is a special challenge. Mastering the 20.8 km route means that you have to reassess your driving skills and yourself under the toughest conditions. It may be clear that unfortunately things regularly go wrong, there are plenty of videos of this on YouTube.
Just after Müllenbach you can turn right to visit the circuit. What immediately stands out is the roller coaster protruding high above the building. At least it seems.
At the beginning of the 21st century there were big plans for the circuit. For example, there had to be the fastest roller coaster in the world to allow visitors to experience what it is like to experience the acceleration of an F1 car. From 0 to 217 kilometers per hour in a few seconds. The whole roller coaster was focused on launch and top speed. After the start there were some turns and then stopped on a straight piece. There, complete with starting lights, an F1 start was simulated.
The opening was postponed several times due to many technical problems. In the end, the roller coaster was opened by none other than Michael Schumacher four years later than planned. However, due to the problems they still had to deal with, the top speed was greatly reduced, from 217 to 160 kilometers per hour.
Unfortunately, this rollercoaster cost so much money that it eventually led to the bankruptcy of the Nürburgring, already in 2012. In 2014, however, a new owner was found who, since 2015, has the philosophy that the Nürburgring should limit itself to the core activities, the car and motorsport. The roller coaster is not one of them. It is decided to tear it down.
Ten years after construction, however, the construction has been given a new purpose. In the spiral of Ring Racer, which is 37.5 meters high, lamps are mounted to light the adjacent Hotel Lindner. According to a spokesperson for the circuit, the lighting provides an atmospheric image in the evening. An expensive atmospheric image if you ask me ...

After your visit to the Nürburgring, you wind through a beautiful stretch between the Nordschleife towards Adenau. A coffee stop is planned there at Cockpit am Nürburgring. Another fun thing to do is to walk up the stairs on the other side of the road right next to the viaduct. You look out over the circuit, with a bit of luck you will drive and you can see how things are going.

Further on you come to Heimbach past the viewpoint Henriette Platz. This point gives you a great view of the area. Always nice for a photo.
Not much further you will pass the viewpoint Schöne Aussicht. For this you have to leave the route for a while, but it gives you a beautiful view over the Rurtalsperre, a dam in the Rur near the German town of Heimbach. This dam was built to regulate the water level in the lower reaches of the Rur and to generate electricity by means of a hydroelectric power station. The dam was built between 1934 and 1938. In 1939 it was put into use. The dam is made of stones and soil, with loam in between.
Towards the end of World War II, the Rur was in the front line between the German and Allied forces. The German troops sabotaged the valves of the dam, so that the reservoir emptied. This caused high water downstream in the Rur, causing the Allied Operation Grenade to be delayed by two weeks. Between 1955 and 1959 the dam was raised by 20 meters to the current 77 meters above the old river bed.

A few kilometers further you arrive, after first having enjoyed lunch, at the second, much more boring part of this route: The highway to Arnhem. Not an interesting part through the Ruhr area. Busy, drab, gray. Reason to do this via the highway, then you will get through it quickly. In my opinion, the inside door is not an issue here. You drive from one town into another, often with lots of traffic lights and correspondingly heavy traffic.
On the way there are still two stops for a cup of coffee or another snack. Via the A44, A46, A57, A40 and A3 you will eventually reach Babberich and Zevenaar in the Netherlands. A few kilometers further along the A12 you will reach the end of this route, the Postiljon hotel near Arnhem. From there you can plan your own route to your final destination.

Have fun driving this route!
Mosel river
Nürburgring Nordschleife
Useful links:
Postiljon Hotel Arnhem
Nürburgring Nordschleife
Rurtalsperre
Cockpit Am Nürburgring

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Hunsruck
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About this region
The Hunsrück (German pronunciation: [ˈhʊnsʁʏk]) is a long, triangular, pronounced upland in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by the valleys of the Moselle-Saar (north-to-west), the Nahe (south), and the Rhine (east). It is continued by the Taunus mountains, past the Rhine and by the Eifel past the Moselle. To the south of the Nahe is a lower, hilly country forming the near bulk of the Palatinate region and all of the, smaller, Saarland. Below its north-east corner is Koblenz. As the Hunsrück proceeds east it acquires north-south width and three notable gaps in its southern ridges. In this zone are multi-branch headwaters including the Simmerbach ending at Simmertal on the southern edge. This interior is therefore rarely higher than 450 metres (1,480 ft) above sea level. Peaks and escarpments are principally: the (Black Forest) Hochwald, the Idar Forest, the Soonwald, and the Bingen Forest. The highest mountain is the Erbeskopf (816 m; 2,677 ft), towards the region's south-west. Notable towns are Simmern, Kirchberg, and Idar-Oberstein, Kastellaun, and Morbach. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is at the centre of the upland, equidistant between Mainz, Trier and Koblenz, co-named after the village of Hahn. Slate is still mined in the mountains. Since 2010, the region has become one of Germany's major onshore wind power regions. Large wind farms are near Ellern and Kirchberg. Nature-based tourism is widespread. In 2015, a new national park was inaugurated. The pedestrian Geierlay suspension bridge opened in the same year. The climate sees mists that rise most mornings. More rain than the German average is caused by a combination of an oceanic influence and relief precipitation. Culturally, the region is best known for its Hunsrückisch dialect and through depictions in the Heimat film series. The region saw great emigration in the mid-19th century, particularly to Brazil.
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Route collections
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View route collection From Innsbruck to Holland in 7 days
About this route collection
The Alps, a mountain range in Europe stretching from the French Mediterranean coast in the southwest to the Pannonian plain in the east, almost always guarantee beautiful routes. It can hardly be boring there. The many passes, views and variations in the landscape make the Alps a true motorcycle paradise. Driving around the Alps is really quite an experience. You have not yet passed one corner or the next one is coming. While climbing from the valley, see the landscape change from wooded slopes with splashing waterfalls to alpine meadows where there is no longer a tree and asphalt roads that cut the eternal snow. Arrived at the top of the mountain, enjoy phenomenal views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, as if you were standing on the roof of the world.

The 7 routes of this collection lead you from Austria to the Netherlands via Italy, Switzerland, Germany and a few kilometers France. Various passes are visited, including the Tonale, the Gavia, the Stelvio, the St Gotthard, the Grimsel and so I can go on for a while. Each one of them is a pleasure to ride.
You would think that after the Alps the fun is over, but nothing could be further from the truth. From the Alps you drive through Switzerland into the Black Forest. You can enjoy yourself for a week in that area alone. From the Black Forest you drive to the Eifel, also a famous area among motorcyclists. Consider, for example, the busy Nürburgring.
The last part of the route is on the motorway, because then you have arrived in a non-interesting area: the Ruhr area. Busy, drab and gray. Reason to do this via the highway, then you will get through it quickly. Driving inside is not an issue here. You drive from one town into another, often with lots of traffic lights and correspondingly heavy traffic.

A few attractions are discussed per route in the review. These often tell something about the history of the area in which you are driving. Fun facts, quite educational. Often there are also indicated places where you can find some entertainment, for example a suspension bridge at a great height. You are completely free to visit these sights, you can of course also determine your own interesting points.
But the most important thing you've probably traveled to this area for is simply driving. And as mentioned above, you are in a true motorcycle paradise where the steering is fantastic!

Each route ends at a hotel. It is of course not an obligation to use these hotels, you can always find another place to stay in the area, you are completely free. However, my experience is that they are all simple but good hotels for a very reasonable price. They are known and can be booked via booking.com.

The routes of these collections:

R01 - Innsbruck to Stelvio, 289km
R02 - Stelvio to Maccagno, 264km
R03 - Maccagno to Sisikon, 271km
R04 - Sisikon to Rickenbach, 273km
R05 - Rickenbach to Forbach, 253km
R06 - Forbach to Kirchberg, 288km
R07 - Kirchberg to Arnhem, 400km

Have fun riding these routes!