The beautiful and peaceful route offers you easy cycling along the Mosel River, which winds its way along steep, angled vine-covered slopes. Small charming villages and vineyards invite you to take a coffee break and a tasting of Mosel's delicious wines. Experience the old Roman city of Trier, Germany's oldest with a magnificent cathedral, as well as the beautiful wine towns Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Tarbach, Cochem and Neumagen-Dhron. The route ends in Koblenz, the city where the Rhine and Mosel meet at "Deutches Eck".
Along the Moselle River
Germany - Self-guided Cycling Holiday
Close to the German/Luxembourg border, you'll find one of Germany's most beautiful wine regions. Easy cycling along the winding river (named Mosel in Germany), with ample time for immersion in the surroundings along the way.
Cycling holiday along the Mosel
You'll be staying at 2-3* hotels and gasthäuser (guesthouses).
You can choose to upgrade to 3-4* hotels at an additional cost.
The 2-3* hotels may in some cases be located slightly outside the city centre.
Degree of difficulty (1) and maps
A short, easy and extremely beautiful route on good cycle paths. A total of approx. 200 km split into short day stages without significant climbs, so everyone will be able to handle this route (difficulty level 1).
You will receive maps, route description and practical information. Upon arrival at the first hotel, you will get detailed cycling maps and detailed route description in English/German, unless you have received it before departure.
* We note that the map is indicative and therefore does not contain precise route information.
Day 1. Arrival in Trier
Take a look around the city known for its well-preserved Roman buildings, including Porta Nigra, the city's beautiful city port, the Imperial Thermal Baths (Kaiserthermen) and the Basilica of Constantine the Great.
Day 2. To Trittenheim, 42 km
Along vineyards and through idyllic landscapes to Trittenheim, where you have the opportunity to have a tour of a vineyard and hear the story about the year's course on a vineyard, about wine growing and grape varieties (in German). The visit ends with a wine tasting incl. bread. Possible all days at 17.00 - must be booked and paid from home in advance.
Day 3. To Zelttingen, 35 km
First a short bike ride to Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine village. After a little sightseeing, you continue on to Bernkastel-Kues. You can also take a small detour inland to Kylltal and the castle ruin Burg Ramstein before reaching the town of Zeltingen.
Day 4. To Zell, 36 km
Another day through outstanding landscapes, with castles and vineyards along the many bends of the river. First on the route is Traben-Trabach, where we propose a boat trip on the Mosel. You'll have plenty of time for this with the day's short stage. From here, you'll continue on to the village of Enkirch with its beautiful, old half-timbered houses, before reaching Zell.
Day 5. To Treis-Karden, 47 km
Today's stage goes through Beillstein, also called "Rothenburg an der Mosel", and on to Cochem with the beautiful Old Town and one of Germany's oldest castles from the 1100 hundreds. From Cochem you'll follow the river to Treis-Karden.
Day 6. To Koblenz, 42 km
In the morning there’s time for a visit to the castle Eltz, before you cycle the last beautiful kilometres through the lovely Mosel Valley to Koblenz. Take a sightseeing trip to "Deutsche Eck", and enjoy the atmosphere in Koblenz where the Mosel flows into the Rhine.
Day 7. Departure Day
Return to Trier or departure from Koblenz.
Bikes and cycling equipment
You can choose from a 7 gear bike (unisex) with foot brake, a 27 gear bike with hand brakes, or one of the new electric bikes. Women's bikes (unisex) have low entry.
All bikes are equipped with gel saddle, luggage rack and a rear rack bag.
At least one bicycle per room will also be equipped with lock, pump and repair kit.
It's also possible to rent children's bikes.
How to get there
Parking in Trier is available for a fee at the first hotel - information on this is provided with the travel information 3-4 weeks before departure.
Parking in Koblenz is possible in a parking garage - see here
There is a train station in both Trier and Koblenz.
You can fly to Luxembourg and from there take the train to Trier. Return by train from Koblenz to Luxembourg.
Links to trains and flight:
Weather and climate
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