Bicycles are transported free of charge on all scheduled Brohltalbahn trains. A luggage car is available, which you can usually find in the front section on Engeln bound trains and in the rear section on Brohl bound trains. Our train staff will be happy to help you load your bike!
Registration is essential for groups!
Individuals can also reserve bicycle parking spaces in advance. This is possible online via the Radbus Internet portal. With a few clicks, the day of the trip, the desired trip and the number of bicycles can be set and reserved online for free.
As a Radbus, numerous bus routes with special trailers for bicycle transport run through the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. These lines are particularly popular for bridging incline sections or for returning to the starting point. In cooperation with the transport authorities SPNV-Nord and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel (VRM) our trains could also be integrated into this service.
The ascent with the "Vulkan-Expreß" up to the 465-meter-high Engeln terminus is particularly advantageous for cyclists. The difference in altitude is taken over by the train, from Engeln it is then easy to cycle downhill. You can choose from various tours.
The following bike tours from Engeln station are particularly interesting:
Panorama Tour: Engeln - Waldgut Schirmau - Brohl (ca. 29 km)
This tour leads from Engeln as a panoramic tour with very beautiful views over the Eifel heights to Brohl am Rhein. You do not follow the course of a river, but enjoy great views from the heights and still cycle mostly downhill on unpaved forest and field paths away from the streets. From Engeln it goes first via Hannebach and Schelborn to the idyllically situated Waldgut Schirmau. Along the Königsee and Rodder Maar lakes the path leads to the volcanoes Bausenberg and Herchenberg. Finally, you cycle via Lützingen to Brohl - steep descent included. This tour is not signposted! More information.
Brohltal Tour: Engeln — Niederzissen — Bad Breisig (ca. 22 km)
You cycle down the marked Brohltal cycle path from Engeln via Olbrück Castle to Niederzissen. There you switch to the parallel, low-traffic Vinxtbach valley by means of a short but steep climb. You can reach the Rhine at Bad Breisig via the local road. From here you can return to Brohl via the Rhine Valley Cycle Path. Alternatively, you can start your journey home directly from Bad Breisig train station. More information.
Kesseling & Ahr Valley: Engeln – Ahrbrück (ca. 21 km)
Current note: The floods in July 2021 destroyed the Ahr Valley Cycle Route as well as the Ahr Valley Railway. This route is therefore initially not accessible from Ahrbrück.
From Engeln you cycle mostly downhill towards the Ahr valley via farm and forest paths. The route is not marked, we have the detailed directions for you on these pages. Past Hannebach you will reach Blasweiler and from there through the quiet Kesselinger valley to Ahrbrück. From here you can continue your tour along the Ahr Valley Cycle Path in the direction of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler or continue by train directly from Ahrbrück station. More information.
Maifeld Tour: Engeln – Mayen - Hatzenport (Moselle) (ca. 49 km)
You can reach the city of Mayen from Engeln almost without any gradients. To do this, first cycle on the Brohltal cycle path to the neighboring village of Weibern. From there, follow the low-traffic country road through the Nette valley steadily down to Mayen. On the way you will pass the healing spring Volkesfeld, the Rieden Forest Lake and then Bürresheim castle. From Mayen you can take the train back to Andernach at river Rhine or you can continue your bike tour on former railway lines across the Maifeld. The Maifeld cycle path takes you via Polch to Münstermaifeld and from there down into the Moselle valley to the Hatzenport train station. Alternatively, you can cycle from Mayen on the volcano cycle path towards Weißenthurm on the Rhine. From Mayen you also have the option of returning to Engeln on the "Radbus Nettetal" (bus line 821). More information.
Volcano Park Tour: Engeln – Mayen - Andernach (ca. 55 km)
On the first section to Mayen, identical to the last tour mentioned, this route leads back to the Rhine. Mayen is first reached along the healing spring of Volkesfeld and Bürresheim Castle (see above). From there you cycle on the signposted Vulkanpark cycle path along the Fraukirch pilgrimage church (with neighboring beer garden) near Mendig and through the enchanted Rauscherpark in Plaidt to the Rhine at Weißenthurm. You cycle the last few kilometers directly along the shore to the Rhine park of Andernach, where you can e.g. reach the ship to the geyser at Namedy. After a short walk through the winding old town, you can also reach the Andernach train station, from where you can e.g. get back to Brohl. More information.
You can find more information, directions and maps for the individual trails in the section "Stations & Excursions".