The 124 kilometre long cycle circuit “Rhenish Apple Route” is all about apples and culinary delights. High on the saddle, the route takes you along idyllic paths in the south of the Rhineland Nature Park, past blossoming orchards, natural orchard meadows and fields where strawberries thrive. Fruit farms, farm shops and cafés along the way invite you to experience this region west of Bonn from a culinary perspective as well.

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Delicious Cycling Rhenish Apple Route

The Rhenish Apple Route, also known as “Rheinischer Apfelroute” in German, is a delightful cycling route located in the Rhineland region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This scenic route takes you through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and lush apple orchards, offering a unique opportunity to explore the region while enjoying delicious apples.

The Rhenish Apple Route is well-marked and covers approximately 124 kilometers (77 miles) in total. It is a circular route, starting and ending in the town of Kornelimünster near Aachen. Along the way, you’ll pass through various towns and attractions, including orchards, farms, and historical sites.

Here are some highlights and key points along the Rhenish Apple Route:

  1. Kornelimünster: This historic town is famous for its abbey and half-timbered houses. It’s the starting point of the Rhenish Apple Route.
  2. Stolberg: Known for its medieval old town, Stolberg features narrow streets, colorful houses, and the imposing Stolberg Castle.
  3. Eschweiler: Located on the banks of the Inde River, Eschweiler is home to the impressive Weisweiler Castle and the Indemann, a landmark observation tower.
  4. Jülich: This charming town showcases a well-preserved citadel, Jülich Castle, and the Brückenkopf Park, a former military site turned into a recreational area.
  5. Zülpich: Known as the “City of Towers,” Zülpich boasts a medieval town center and the fascinating Roman Baths Museum.
  6. Bad Münstereifel: This picturesque spa town features well-preserved medieval walls, half-timbered houses, and the Outlet City, a shopping destination.
  7. Monschau: Nestled in the Eifel Mountains, Monschau is a postcard-perfect town with its narrow streets, timber-framed houses, and the stunning Monschau Castle.

Throughout the route, you’ll encounter numerous apple orchards and farm stands where you can sample and purchase a variety of apple products, including fresh apples, apple juice, apple pies, and apple-based delicacies.

It’s important to note that the Rhenish Apple Route is suitable for cyclists of various skill levels. The terrain is mostly flat to gently rolling, making it a pleasant ride for recreational cyclists. The route follows well-maintained paths and quiet country roads, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a history enthusiast, or simply enjoy cycling, the Rhenish Apple Route offers a delightful adventure through the scenic Rhineland region, allowing you to savor the beauty and flavors of the area.

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