We start in the Neuwied district of Engers on the well-kept lakeside promenade, directly at Engers Castle, a "gem of late baroque architecture". We are passing the imposing railroad bridge and with a view of the nature reserve "Urmitzer Werth", we cycle for a while along a tree-lined path along the shore. Shortly before Neuwied, we pass through a small industrial area, first to the right, later to the left of the flood protection dike. On the dike, not far from the water level tower, there is an interesting information center.
Further on, the Rhine cycle path leads us under shady trees through the spacious park of Neuwied Castle. The park offers many opportunities to take a break and enjoy a relaxing picnic. We cross the small river Wied, which flows into the Rhine here, dry-footed thanks to a narrow bridge. We continue along the B42 (about 3 km, be careful, there is no separation to the road), we can see the town of Andernach on the left side of the Rhine and finally reach the pretty wine village of Leutesdorf. Passing the modern youth hostel, we ride along the banks of the Rhine for a bit before the Rhine cycle path turns right and goes uphill for a short distance through a residential area, then over the railroad and finally through the vineyards. We then ride along the B42 for a short distance and see the Hammerstein ruins high above us before we reach the small village of the same name. The parish church of St. George is particularly worth seeing here. After a good 2 km we reach Rheinbrohl, the next wine village. Here the Rhine Cycle Path leads past watchtower No. 1, the beginning of the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Shortly after, we reach the spa town of Bad Hönningen, known for its healing waters but also for the bright yellow Arenfels Castle, which lies above the town amidst the vineyards.
The return journey is comfortable by train, in about 15 minutes we are back in Neuwied-Engers.