The Moselle cycle path is one of the most popular cycle tours in Germany. This bike tour leads through countless wineries, past imposing rock formations, medieval wine villages, ancient sites and impressive castles. The Moselle are offers a strong contrast between a lovely river valley and breathtaking steep slopes, which can be explored comfortably by bike. Of course, there are also culinary delights: plenty of places to stop off during the trip to enjoy a glass of wine. This tour starts in Trier and ends in Koblenz.
TOUR PROFILE: The route is very well marked and runs along paved roads and flat bike paths. Around 80% on car-free cycle paths and 20% on side roads with little traffic. This tour starts in Trier and ends in Koblenz.
Individual Arrival in Trier. Trier is the oldest city in Germany and is known for the “Porta Nigra” a roman city gate.
The first stage always leads along the Moselle, past Schweich (old ferry tower), where you repeatedly come across evidence of Roman history (Villa Rustika, Roman water Pipe, Roman Ship, Roman wine press). Continuing through the Trittenheim Moselle loo, you reach Trittenheim or Neumagen-Dhron.
Today's landscape is characterized by the numerous Moselle loops. Through picturesque vineyards you reach the Bernkastel-Kues. Landshut Castle (right side of the Moselle, only recommended on foot due to the steep ascent, approx. 45 min. walking time) and the beautiful half-timbered houses of Kues are already visible from the cycle path. A settlement from the Neolithic Age was excavated in Kues, the market square lined with half-timbered houses and, for wine lovers, the Mosel Wine Museum including a vinotheque are also worth seeing. Continue to Traben-Trarbach (Grevenburg ruins, old city wall)
Via Bullay (Roman Settlements) und Bremm (monastery ruins Stuben), Beilstein (castle ruins Metternich, known as „Rothenburg an der Mosel“), you reach the medieval town of Cochem (main town on the Moselle with many sights, exemplary restored old town, Reichburg Cochem (incl.) whose foundation date back to the year 1000).
On the left bank, past Klotten, Pommern and Treis-Karden (collegiate museum with collegiate church), you reach Moselkern (possibility to visit Eltz Castle, which is worth seeing), past Bischofstein Castle and Hatzenport (ferry tower, worth seeing), as well as Thurant Castle Vine villages Kobern-Gondorf and Güls. You cycle the last 6 km along the Moselle to the Deutsches Eck (confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine) in the center of Koblenz (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Electoral Palace, Moselle and Rhine Promenade)
Individual departure or extension
The overnight stays are in very good middle class hotels of the 3-star category in Trier 3***+ hotel. Daily breakfast buffet or extended breakfast. If booked half board: you’ll get 3x 3-course meu dinner (except in Tier and Koblenz), partly in Restaurants near the hotel.
Bringing your own bikes is at your own risk! No liability can be accepted for damage to your own bike during the entire bike tour and during the transfers!
Return transport from Koblenz to Tier
By Train: Daily during the whole season
Free choice of trains on local
trains from 09:00 a.m., no Transfer to train station. Bicycle transport free of
charge from MO – FR from 09:00 to 00:00. On Saturday, Sunday, and Friday all
Price per person € 22,-
Bike transport from Koblenz to Tier in transport bus:
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
possible – surcharge € 30,- per bike (without transport insurance). The return
transfer must be registered when booking!
Procedure: Return the bikes to the last hotel at least 04:30 p.m. at the day before departure.
The bikes will then be available again the next day at the hotel in Trier.
Please note that it is only possible to take bikes
with you upt o a tire width of 5 cm!
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