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.
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 Perl.
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.
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.
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.
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 / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
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.
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
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
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.
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