Ëlwen – Monschau – Köln via themed cycle routes (☀️🌡️♨️🌬️)

https://www.strava.com/activities/2491144888

Bike tour on a hot day, even on the summit of the Venn and the Eifel national Park. 65 km on unpaved ways. Several drink/water shopping on the way. Great landscapes. Wasn’t sure if I would make it to Cologne.

Bikes in the train
Bikes in the train (June 29, 2019)

I see bikes
I see bikes (June 29, 2019)

South end of Vennbahn
South end of Vennbahn (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn near Troisvierges
Vennbahn near Troisvierges (June 29, 2019)

Cycling directions near Troisvierges
Cycling directions near Troisvierges (June 29, 2019)

A short climb near Troisvierges
A short climb near Troisvierges (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn near Troisvierges
Vennbahn near Troisvierges (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn near Goedange
Vennbahn near Goedange (June 29, 2019)

Luxembourg/Belgium border on Vennbahn
Luxembourg/Belgium border on Vennbahn (June 29, 2019)

Roadworks on Vennbahn
Roadworks on Vennbahn (June 29, 2019): Diversion map

Just paved segment of Vennbahn
Just paved segment of Vennbahn (June 29, 2019)

The Our river
The Our river (June 29, 2019)

The only part of Vennbahn in Rhineland-Palatinate
The only part of Vennbahn in Rhineland-Palatinate (June 29, 2019)

A swim or a horse ride? Yes!!
A swim or a horse ride? Yes!! (June 29, 2019)

km 100 on Vennbahn
km 100 on Vennbahn (June 29, 2019)

MTB Park map in St. Vith
MTB Park map in St. Vith (June 29, 2019)

3 countries ride event banner
3 countries ride event banner (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn information board in St. Vith
Vennbahn information board in St. Vith (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn information board in St. Vith
Vennbahn information board in St. Vith (June 29, 2019)

Cycling distances in St. Vith
Cycling distances in St. Vith (June 29, 2019)

Scooting holiday
Scooting holiday (June 29, 2019)

Old bridge
Old bridge (June 29, 2019)

Picknick and info-TV viewpoint
Picknick and info-TV viewpoint (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn information board in Bütgenbach
Vennbahn information board in Bütgenbach (June 29, 2019)

RAVeL fork in Bütgenbach
RAVeL fork in Bütgenbach (June 29, 2019)

km 0 on RAVeL
km 0 on RAVeL (June 29, 2019)

Vennbahn near Bütgenbach
Vennbahn near Bütgenbach (June 29, 2019)

Monschau
Monschau (June 29, 2019)

Monschau
Monschau (June 29, 2019)

Monschau
Monschau (June 29, 2019)

Rurtalweg
Rurtalweg (June 29, 2019)

No fishing
No fishing (June 29, 2019)

NSG Rurtal mit den Felsbildungen der Uhusley nature reserve
NSG Rurtal mit den Felsbildungen der Uhusley nature reserve (June 29, 2019)

Nodal cycling network map in Simmerath
Nodal cycling network map in Simmerath (June 29, 2019)

Cycling directions in Simmerath
Cycling directions in Simmerath (June 29, 2019)

Eifel-Höhen-Route information board in Simmerath
Eifel-Höhen-Route information board in Simmerath (June 29, 2019)

Rurtalsperre reservoir
Rurtalsperre reservoir (June 29, 2019)

Boat on Rurtalsperre
Boat on Rurtalsperre (June 29, 2019)

Eifel National Park sign
Eifel National Park sign (June 29, 2019)

Kayak and boats
Kayak and boats (June 29, 2019)

RurUfer-Radweg
RurUfer-Radweg (June 29, 2019)

RurUfer-Radweg
RurUfer-Radweg (June 29, 2019)

Rurtalsperre from RurUfer-Radweg
Rurtalsperre from RurUfer-Radweg (June 29, 2019)

Animation in Zülpich park
Animation in Zülpich park (June 29, 2019)

Cycling directions in Bergerhausen
Cycling directions in Bergerhausen (June 29, 2019)

Burg Bergerhausen
Burg Bergerhausen (June 29, 2019)