As much as I love the peace and tranquillity offered in most parts of the Mosel valley, there are times I fancy doing something crazy. Of course, the river offers plenty of scope for thrill junkies from water skiing to being dragged behind a boat at high speed on an inflatable sausage. Sadly, those things have limited appeal to people like me who were not blessed with water wings from an early age.
So I was very happy to discover that there is a way to get the adrenaline pumping without having to get a dunking – taking your own car or motorbike for an epic blast around the “Nordschleife” of the world-famous Nürburgring, just 45 km from Cochem.
Believe it or not, it costs only €25 (Mondays to Thursdays) or €27 (other days) to drive around this legendary stretch of tarmac. Not bad for doing something most people only ever dream of. For me, it is one of those “things to do before you die” experiences. But just be careful doing it otherwise it could be the last thing you do before you die!
Nürburgring also offers a variety of other activities such as karting, racing driver training, co-pilot rides and off-road experiences. Of course, there is also the regular calendar or races. Find out more about what the Nürburgring has to offer.