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Saar-Mosel-Main-Radfernweg (D-Route 5)

Bicycle Touring · Germany
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  • Die imposante Saarschleife bei Mettlach
    / Die imposante Saarschleife bei Mettlach
    Photo: Dr. Alzheimer/Geheimnisvolles Saarland, Dr. Alzheimer/Geheimnisvolles Saarland
  • / Wasserfall Saarburg (03)
    Photo: Richard Seer / Saar-Obermosel-Touristik
  • / Burganlage Saarburg (02)
    Photo: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik
  • / Kaiserpalast Konz (1)
    Photo: Richard Seer / Saar-Obermosel-Touristik
  • / Saarmündung Konz (1)
    Photo: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: HP Merten
  • / Neumagen-Dhron an der Mosel
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf Schloss und Weinberge
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Die Burg Landshut über Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf Bernkastel
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Pünderich Hangviadukt
    Photo: Inge Faust
  • / "Kloster Stuben"
    Photo: Alfons Scheid
  • / Burg Metternich in Beilstein
    Photo: Tourist Information Ferienland-Cochem
  • / Lehmener Würzlay
    Photo: Lehmer Razejunge
  • / Winninger Weinbergsterrassen
    Photo: Natur- und Erlebnisbegleiterin Susanne Mölich
  • / Luftbild Deutsches Eck
    Photo: Koblenz Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • / St. Goarshausen mit Burg Katz
    Photo: Friedrich Gier
  • / Blick vom weltberühmten Loreleyfelsen rheinabwärts
    Photo: Silke Hertel, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Schönburg über Oberwesel
    Photo: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Pfalzgrafenstein & Burg Gutenfels, Kaub
    Photo: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rheindiebach mit Ruine Fürstenberg
    Photo: Friedrich Gier
  • / Mäuseturm und Ruine Ehrenfels
    Photo: Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick ins Maintal von der Freudenburg
    Photo: Churfranken e.V., Harald Fuchs; Stadt Freudenberg
  • / View of Würzburg from the Marienberg Fortress
    Photo: Lorenza Keck, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Altes Rathaus in Bamberg
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
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moderate
Distance 986.4 km
70:00 h
2,462 m
2,265 m
834 m
60 m

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Author
Wiebke Hillen
Update: July 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
834 m
Lowest point
60 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

Start

Saarbrücken (186 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.228888, 7.001657
DMS
49°13'44.0"N 7°00'06.0"E
UTM
32U 354511 5454822
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Destination

Tschechische Grenze

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
49.228888, 7.001657
DMS
49°13'44.0"N 7°00'06.0"E
UTM
32U 354511 5454822
w3w 
///takers.hopping.chopper
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
986.4 km
Duration
70:00 h
Ascent
2,462 m
Descent
2,265 m
Highest point
834 m
Lowest point
60 m
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