Terugrit Enkirch aan de Moezel naar Echt
Published: 06/10/2019
This trip goes from Enkirch (on the Moselle) to the McDonalds in Echt (the Netherlands). The entire ride contains no highways, but still ensures that you return to the Netherlands smoothly. The route is approximately 225 kilometers. By alternating fast through roads with small rural roads, the route remains interesting. It is a simple but beautiful end to a short weekend in Germany.

When we drove the route, we left the hotel in Enkirch around 9.30 in the morning. We drove out of the village and immediately saw the rising fog rise above the Moselle. We drove a short distance past the morning cold of the Moselle, after which we left the Moselle behind us.
From here the route is playful. Large wide turns and hairpin turns alternate and eventually we drive into a narrow country road at Ripsdorf. This small country road runs past Nonnenbach and is worth it because of the beautiful nature area that you drive through. Here you can take beautiful pictures; possibly also from wild animals. So pay attention: during our ride 2 small deer crossed the road.

After Nonnenbach you enter the village of Marmagen. This place is known for "the tasty bakery in Marmagen". Cafe Milz is a cozy Konditorei in the middle of the village. The converted mill offers a rich selection of cakes, pastries and hearty dishes. A nice place to relax on the terrace, or inside the maze of rooms.

After this break you drive into the Eifel and you pass famous places such as Schleiden and the Rursee. You notice that it is becoming a lot busier here, with all the tourism on and along the road. As a short break you can consider taking a boat trip at Einruhr on the Rursee. If you want to take a break around that time, I advise you to continue to Simonskall. This village is a little further along the route, and is a lot more charming than Einruhr. This village is hidden in a valley, at the end of a narrow road. It has a number of restaurants with ample parking places for the motorbikes. The route to and from Simonskall is also worthwhile. The road and the space around it becomes narrower and darker until it opens just before the village. Please note: the exit to the Simonskall Valley is immediately after a hairpin bend to the right. Keep this in mind!

If you need to be home in time, you can take the highway after Stolberg. If you have a little more time, you can continue the route via the east side of Aachen to finally arrive at Echt via inland roads. You can then take a short break in Herzogenrath and you will pass the Brunsummerheide before you arrive in Echt again.

The route gets 4 stars from me, because it is a nice varied route. You drive on a variety of roads (small and large), all of good quality. In addition, you will pass through various idyllic small nature reserves in the Eifel and Moselle. The hidden breaks are the icing on the cake and make the route extra interesting.

Additional comments about the route:
- between route points 17 and 18 there is a difference in route between Garmin, TomTom and MyRoute-App Navigation. Keep this in mind. If you drive alone there is nothing wrong. If you are driving in a group, follow your driver. From route point 18, both routes are the same again.
- The route has been made the same for TomTom, Garmin and MyRoute-App Navigation
lekkere bakkertje in Marmagen: Cafe Milz
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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.
The collection consists of 3 rides that lead you through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. You drive through the Eifel, Moselle and Hunsrück. Sometimes on fast through roads, then again on small winding country roads. As a result, the routes offer enough variety, also due to a number of interesting viewpoints and places to visit.
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