Setting off from Saarbrücken, the route leads into neighbouring Lorraine and the town of Sarreguemines, along the Blies and into the Oster valley. After the Saar-Hunsrück nature reserve it crosses the Schwarzwälder Hochwald forest and Mount Petersberg with its spectacular views. Near Mettlach you'll catch a glimpse of the famous Saar Bow. The winegrowing region in the area where Germany borders France and Luxembourg is a great place to stop for a break, as are the Saargau orchards. After visiting the Völklingen Ironworks, you head back towards Saarbrücken. To make the tour more manageable, you can hire an electric bike from eVelo Saarland. Terrain: the route runs through hilly stretches with occasional steep gradients. Mainly asphalt trails but also old towpaths, mostly free of traffic. Part of the route dips into France. Scenery: region around the German/French border with low hills and mountains, forests and meadows, river meadows and streams, the Saar Bow, Lake Bostalsee in wooded upland scenery, Saar-Hunsrück nature reserve, peaks in the Schwarzwälder Hochwald forest.