Moselle bike trail Metz - Koblenz sportiv
Mosel: Metz – Koblenz sportive
Sporty, brisk, lightly rolled.
Start this beautiful cycle tour in northern France in the historic city of Metz, whose old fortifications on the Moselle still invite you to take a stroll. Follow the young course of the river into the border triangle of France, Luxembourg and Germany. Look forward to an excellent cycle path that will take you through many small wine villages to the Roman city of Trier. Discover such famous Moselle towns as Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem before admiring the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
1. day Metz Arrival
Travel to Metz in good time today, as the capital of the Lorraine region is well worth seeing and has interesting things to offer! From Roman times to the present day, the city has unique buildings and is famous as an episcopal see, university town and centre of contemporary art. In addition to numerous sights in the old town, several extensive parks invite you to relax and linger, and the old restored fortifications of the city are also worth a tour. In the city centre you will find shops and a variety of good and individual restaurants with different culinary offers, just waiting to be discovered by you.
2. day Metz - Remich 74 km
You will spend almost the entire cycling day in France today. Indulge in the famous French cuisine on the way and enjoy a good 'cafe au lait'. Just over the border on German soil you have reached Perl and can now cross over to Schengen (other side of the Moselle / Luxembourg), known for the European agreement that regulates the free movement of goods and people. Afterwards you cycle in good spirits to Remich.
3. day Remich – Trittenheim 80 km
Today you will leisurely follow the young course of the river past Grevenmacher and Wasserbillig to Konz, where the Saar flows into the Moselle. Only a few more kilometres and you will be welcomed by the Roman city of Trier. Take a worthwhile tour of the city and marvel at the imposing cathedral, the vast main market, the Imperial Baths, the amphitheatre and the Porta Nigra. With these impressions in your luggage, you will quickly roll along the flat Moselle cycle path to Trittenheim, where you will spend the night in an idyllic wine village.
4. day Trittenheim – Bullay 78 km
In the morning, discover Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany, and look forward to the beautiful cycling route. You cycle through such famous wine-growing areas as Kröver Nacktarsch and Zeller Schwarze Katz. Look forward to the towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben Trarbach, which are well worth seeing, and let yourself be enchanted by their half-timbered romanticism.
5. day Bullay - Koblenz 78 km
Today it is worth stopping in the small town of Beilstein, proudly nicknamed "Rothenburg an der Mosel". Look forward to Cochem with its picturesque centre and the old Reichsburg from the 11th century. A detour to the medieval Eltz Castle is also worthwhile before the Moselle Cycle Path takes you to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. Enjoy the sweeping views of the magnificent Rhine Valley and look forward to a lovely evening in Koblenz.
6. day Koblenz Departure
Today your beautiful cycling tour ends in the heart of Koblenz. If you would like to return to Metz, you can book our practical return transfer every Saturday via Saarbrücken or Trier in a minibus with luggage and private bikes. Departure is always at 9am in the morning, arrival in Metz around 1.30pm.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
08.04. – 14.04.2023
14.10. – 21.10.2023
15.04. – 05.05.2023
30.09. – 13.10.2023
10.06. – 30.06.2023
16.09. – 29.09.2023
06.05. – 09.06.2023
01.07. – 15.09.2023
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Things to know about the Moselle Cycle Route: Metz - Koblenz sportive
Below you will find specific information about the Moselle Cycle Route. If you have any further questions about this tour, simply give us a call: Tel.: +49 - 6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Metz is easy to reach by train. The best way to reach our partner hotels in Metz from the station is by a short taxi ride.
For up-to-date timetable information and prices, please visit www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the place of arrival
Our contracted hotels in Metz are very centrally located in the city centre and hardly have any private parking spaces. You can park your car for the entire duration of your trip in a nearby public car park. The cost per parking space per night is approximately €10.00. It is not possible to reserve a parking space in advance, but it is also not necessary.
Condition of the bike paths
The quality of the Moselle cycle path is excellent. There are practically no unpaved or badly passable stretches. The route runs almost exclusively on asphalt paths and is uniformly signposted from Trier to Koblenz. Traffic along the Moselle varies, but between Trier and Cochem there is almost always a separate cycle path on the right or left side of the Moselle, away from the main road. Only on the last cycling day does a section run on a wide cycle lane next to the main road.
Available rental bikes
If you like to rent a Velociped bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course collect it again at your destination. You can choose between ladies' and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel. All ladies' bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in various frame sizes. Our ladies' bikes are suitable for all cyclists over 150 cm tall and the men's bikes over 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available. Simply state your bike preference when booking. The Velociped rental bikes
Extra nights during the trip
We are happy to book extra nights for you during your cycle tour. Additional nights can be booked in any regular accommodation.
The extra night prices are as follows:
Hotel category A
79,00 € per person/ per night in a double room
119,00 € per person/ per night in a single room
Return transfer to the starting point of the tour
On Saturdays, there is the option of returning to Metz at 9am by transfer with a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) from Koblenz (arrival there at around 1.30pm). The driver comes to your hotel and has room for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. He will drive you back to your starting hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without annoying transfers or lugging of luggage. It is possible to bring your own bicycles for an additional charge.
Train and bus in the Moselle Valley
There is no railway line running directly through the Moselle valley. After Trier, the railway leaves the Moselle valley and the next station is in Ürzig (near Zeltingen). From Bullay you can take the train to Reil and Traben-Trabach. Shortly after Bullay, the railway line disappears again in the Kaiser Wilhelm Tunnel and does not reappear until Cochem. From Cochem, the railway then runs completely in the Moselle valley to Koblenz.
In the period from May to October, the cycle bus (line 333) runs daily between Trier and Bullay with a maximum capacity of 22 bicycles.
Radelbus zwischen Trier und Bullay
Boat trips on the Moselle
From April to October there are numerous passenger boats on the Moselle in both directions. There are landing stages in almost every town. Round trips are often offered. You can find information about the exact departure times on the notice boards of the shipping companies.
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
Any tourism tax that may be payable is not included in the tour price and must therefore be paid at the hotel on site.
7-day hotline service
If the bicycle chain has broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available 7 days a week and will organise help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
Information on current decisions of the German Federal Government can be found here:
Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
You can also find more information on our website at:
Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Saint-Ètienne Cathedral Metz
Saint-Étienne Cathedral was built between 1220 and 1520 in the Gothic style and is considered one of the most beautiful and largest Gothic churches in France. The beautiful stained glass windows from the 13th to the 20th century were designed by renowned artists such as Chagall.
Church of St-Pierre-aux-Nonnains Metz
The church of St-Pierre-aux-Nonnains is located in the centre of Metz. It is considered the oldest church building still standing in France. The building served as a storehouse until the 20th century. After several unsuccessful attempts at the beginning of the 20th century and in 1942, the church has been extensively restored since the 1970s. At present it serves as a hall for exhibitions and concerts.
Centre Pompidou Metz
The Centre Pompidou-Metz opened in May 2010 and is located in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station. It is considered a centre for all forms of contemporary art and is a branch of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, with which it shares collections and founding philosophy.
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is expected to quickly become the cultural focal point of the greater Saar-Lor-Lux region and the entire eastern French region. Eastern France traditionally feels neglected in its cultural and economic development in centrally structured France with its fixation on Paris. According to Sarkozy, the all-encompassing centralisation on Paris is to be counteracted by a cultural decentralisation, which has experienced its first realisation in the Centre Pompidou-Metz. With the first branch of France's largest world-class museum, eastern France and with it the entire Greater Region will experience a significant upgrading, which will not be limited to the cultural sector and the associated cultural tourism.
Hôtel de Gargan in Metz
The Hôtel de Gargan is a historic building complex in Metz. It was built in the 15th century, at the transition from late Gothic to Renaissance. The ensemble was built as a town house for wealthy members of the nobility and clergy. It had to fulfil two basic functions: representation within the public life of society and the retreat of the members of the family of the house.The buildings house a 17th century ballroom where the Jeu de Paume, a precursor of tennis, was played, and a theatre which continued to be used as the theatre of the city of Metz via the opening of the "Hôtel des Spectacles" at the "Place de la Comédie" in 1752. The theatre continued to perform in all genres until 1799. In the course of the French Revolution, the theatre was closed by the Municipality and the buildings were sold.
The German Gate (French: Porte des Allemands) in Metz
The German Gate (French: Porte des Allemands) is named after the neighbouring hospital of the Teutonic Order and was built as a town gate around 1230 as a passageway guarded by two slender round towers. Two further, significantly larger fortification towers and the pointed-arched bridge over the Seille with a walled entrance were added in 1445 and extended by an elegant portico in 1480. The most recent addition is the bridgehead, built as a triangular bulwark in 1526-29, and two new firing chambers were added in 1550.
During the rebuilding of the Metz city fortifications by the French royal fortress builders Vauban (around 1680) and Louis de Cormontaigne (1744-52), the German Gate was the only medieval city gate to be incorporated unchanged into the new defence concept. The gate castle was restored in 1859-62 by the Direction du Génie Militaire and the Metz Academy. In November 1900, the city of Metz acquired the structure and set up a museum in it in 1907. In October 1944, the German Gate was badly damaged by artillery fire (destruction of the bridges). The first restoration work began in 1946; since the extensive renovation in 1968, the gate has been accessible to pedestrians again. On 3 December 1966, the German Gate was officially listed. The most recent renovations were carried out in 1996.
Sightseeing tour of Trier
Welcome to the oldest city in Germany! This romantic and historic city with its imposing buildings dating back to Roman times has an enormous amount to offer! Marvel at Trier on a worthwhile guided tour. City tours on foot are possible daily.
Neumagen-Dhron, along with a number of other places, claims the title of Germany's oldest wine village. The wine-growing village of Neumagen was founded by the Romans about 2,000 years ago as a stopover on the route from Trier to Koblenz along the Moselle. One place of interest is the archaeological circuit, where guided tours are offered regularly. In the centre of the district of Neumagen there is a cast of the Roman wine ship right next to the old St. Peter's Chapel and the Ausonius Garden.
Narrow alleys and nooks and crannies as well as the ruins of Metternich Castle make this winegrowing village one of the most beautiful and romantic along the Moselle. Visit the picturesque centre and Metternich Castle above the charming village. It's really worth it!
Imperial Castle Cochem
The Reichsburg was probably built around 900. It rises more than 100 m above the Moselle on a striking cone with its incomparable outline. The outer contour of the towering mountain seems to continue in the building and culminates in the slate roof of the massive tower.
Since April 1978, the castle has belonged to the citizens of Cochem. From mid-March to November, 40-minute guided tours take place daily at short, regular intervals between 9am and 5pm.
German Corner Koblenz
The German Corner is a promontory at the mouth of the Moselle into the Rhine in Koblenz. A monumental equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I was erected here in 1897. The base of the monument served as a memorial to German unity from 1953 to 1990.
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is a fortification that has existed since the 16th century. It was originally a fortification of the Electorate of Trier and later became a Prussian fortification opposite the mouth of the Moselle near Koblenz. Since 2002, the fortress has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Cultural Landscape Upper Middle Rhine Valley". The forecourt of the fortress was part of the event space for the Federal Horticultural Show 2011 in Koblenz.
Boat trip on the Moselle
The Moselle covers a total of 520 kilometres from its source at Col de Bussang in the Vosges Mountains to its mouth at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz - as the crow flies, the distance between source and mouth is only 278 kilometres - and overcomes a gradient of 676 metres in altitude. As a true European river, it first flows through France over a distance of 278 kilometres, then forms a natural border between Luxembourg and Germany over 36 kilometres before flowing into the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate after 206 kilometres. The Moselle is navigable for 392 kilometres from Thionville in Lorraine, but 15 barrages with locks are necessary to compensate for the difference in altitude. The "White Fleet" in Moselle country offers very special experiences: around every bend, a new view of steep vineyards, romantic villages and historical sights awaits. The spectrum of steamers and excursion boats ranges from round trips and extensive day trips to romantic evening cruises with music.