The bikepacking weekend “Eifel” lets you discover the beautiful nature in the German Eifel. You explore the area from a mountain bike. You take the necessary equipment, including the bivouac equipment and food, with you on the mountain bike. This way we can enjoy the peace, nature and adventure together for a few days completely autonomously.
The bikepacking tour has a total length of approximately 126 km, spread over an evening and two days. You are self-sufficient in terms of food, drink, clothing and accommodation. Of course, Trailgrip is happy to help you on your way and we advise you on how to best tackle this. Investing in special bikepacking bags is not a must, we offer you the option to rent bikepacking bags from us.
Two weeks before our departure, Trailgrip organizes an information evening. We are currently giving out a lot of tips, you will receive an extensive briefing and we will deliver your bikepacking bags if you have chosen to rent them.
We'll meet at the agreed time at Eupen's train station. You will be welcomed by us, and we will set off immediately for a short but challenging evening hike. Through the old city center, we'll soak up the evening atmosphere of cozy Eupen. A magnificent panorama of the lower town will precede a steep descent towards the Vesdre River. From the lower town, we'll venture into the forest, ready for a steady nine-kilometer climb to our first sleeping spot, bivouac La Bergerie.
After the first pedal strokes, we exchange the forest for a magnificent, vast landscape – the Hoge Venen Eifel Nature Park! Following a beautiful plain, we encounter a technical section leading to "de Helle" before entering the forest again. Among the trees, the Richelsley emerges, a rock formation adorned with a six-meter-high steel cross. Through the Reichenstein monastery, we reach a challenging trail that leads us along the Ruhr river to the picturesque town of Monschau.
A mandatory Apfelstrüdel with coffee later, we make our way through the Ruhr valley. Paths and singletracks alternate with challenging descents and beautiful panoramic views as a reward.
Passing the village of Einruhr, we begin the climb to the Dreiborner Hochfläche. A glance over our shoulders eases the ascent with a phenomenal view over the Eifel National Park. At the top of the plateau, we discover the ghost village of Wollseifen, which was forcibly evacuated after World War II. A long steep descent concludes at the former Nazi training camp Vogelsang.
In the last kilometers towards the bivouac site "Land in Sicht," we are treated to several beautiful views in to the valley of the Urft river that awaits us.
We start the day with a challenging descent to the village of Gemünd, where we find the Urft river. A solid unpaved bike path accompanies us for fifteen kilometers along the banks of the Urft and Obersee, through the Eifel National Park. Just enjoy...
We almost forget that we are mountain biking when some steep climbing abruptly takes us out of the Rurh valley towards the village of Simmerath. A little further, the former Vennbahn railway easily takes us to the Belgian border. Finally, a long technical downhill leads us to the lake and the center of Eupen. Well-deserved, we raise our glasses one last time, cheers!
Starting- and ending point of this trip is at the train station of Mariembourg.
Adventure and nature share a first place on Trailgrip travels. So don't expect a luxurious bed, but relax on a campfire and a warm sleeping bag.
Trailgrip provides a few tarps for this trip. These are waterproof sails that protect us against wind and light rain. The tarps are tensioned between our bikes or trees. This allows us to camp as true adventurers under the starry sky.
Who sports needs energy! Trailgrip provides decent freeze-dried meals and some energy snacks for on the road. Be sure you can take enough water with you, for example bicycle drinkbottles or a waterbag. It is useful if these are already filled on departure. Along the road there are several possibilities to fill them with tap water.
As a participant you must have the following equipment. We are happy to advise you on a possible purchase. Or maybe you can borrow certain things from friends or family?
Start bikepacking can take a serious bite out of your budget. That is why we offer our participants the opportunity to rent bikepacking bags. During the online reservation you can indicate which items you wish to rent.
You will receive a detailed packing list two weeks before the start of the trip during an information evening.
Each participant of a trip organized by Trailgrip must be insured for the full duration of the trip for physical accidents, legal assistance and civil liability.
Trailgrip recommends the insurance of the Vlaamse Wielerbond - VWB for this. In addition to insurance, membership of the VWB offers various advantages. Your membership with the VWB is fully or partially reimbursed by various health insurance companies. More info
You can cancel your booking up to 30 days before departure. You get the amount paid back with deduction of 5% administration costs.
For cancellations between 30 and 7 days before departure, we will deduct 25% from the amount paid. Cancellation of the trip from 7 days before departure cannot be refunded.
More info, see terms and conditions.
The items below are included in the price and are provided by Trailgrip.
* The meals we take on the road consist of freeze-dried food. This is the perfect solution for trips where the volume and weight of the luggage play an important role. The offer is large, the quality and taste varying. The Trailgrip team has put together a delicious selection for the participants based on experience.
The items below are not included in the price.
€ 220.00 p.p.
Minimal 4 - Maximal 6
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