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  • Neumagen Dhron
  • Neumagen Dhron
  • Half-timbered house in Cochem
  • Bernkastel-Kues
  • Neumagen Dhron
  • View of Reichsburg in Cochem
  • Piesport
  • Old Wine press near Cochem
  • Cochem with Reichsburg
  • Bernkastel-Kues
  • Trier
  • Half-timbered houses in Bernkastel-Kues
  • Trier
  • Wines from Piesport
  • Cathedral Trier
  • Ediger Eller
  • Weinkiste vom Weingut und Hotel Hermeshof Trittenheim
  • Neumagen Dhron
  • View of Beilstein

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Winding its way ...

The Moselle Bike Trail

Spend your bicycle vacation in the most famous wine growing region of Germany along one of the most beautiful rivers. Admire the "Kaiserthermen" (Emperor‘s hot springs) and the Porta Nigra - historical buildings of first rank in the Roman city of Trier. By bike you reach famous towns like Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, Neumagen-Dhron (the oldest German wine town) and Enkirch, a jewel of the regional medieval "Fachwerk" (half timbered houses) architecture. Visit Castle Eltz and enjoy romantic views on your ride. In the evening you find joy in regional delicacies brought to you by selected restaurants. And don‘t forget to taste the art of the local winegrowers! 

1. day Arrival in Trier

Individual arrival to Trier. There is plenty to see, you should take your time for the visit of the historical centre, the Kaiserthermen (imperial thermal baths) and the Porta Nigra. Arrival is possible by train or car (parking at the hotel). The rental bikes wait for you at your first hotel.

2. day Trier - Trittenheim 40 km

You leave Germanys oldest town and cycle along the Moselle, where the old ferry tower of Schweich is located. Marvel at the small wine-growing village Mehring with the famous Villa Rustica, a ruin, that was a magnificent country house in Roman times. In the afternoon you reach Trittenheim. Today we recommend a wine tasting (please book in advance). 

3. day Trittenheim - Zeltingen 36 km

After a few kilometers you reach Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine-growing town in Germany. Admire the relief of the old Roman ship, before you continue your bike ride over the winding cycle path. You can enjoy lunch on the market square of Bernkastel-Kues. You will be amazed by the colorful workmanship and the many small streets. You quickly reach the destination of today's cycling stage, the famous and traditional Moselle wine town Zeltingen-Rachtig. With around 171 hectares of vineyards and the world-famous vineyards of Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg, Sonnenuhr and Deutschherrenberg, the town belongs to the large and well-known wine-growing communities on the Mittelmosel.

4. day Zeltingen - Zell 35 km

You cycle through the wine growing area Kröver Nacktarsch to Traben-Trarbach. Complete today´s program with a boat tour on the Moselle. After a break in Enkirch, the role model of framework architecture, you reach Zell.

5. day Zell - Treis-Karden 47 km

Today you cycle via Beilstein, the Rothenburg at the Moselle to Cochem. Leave the bike path and visit the picturesque center and the old Reichsburg (11th century). This is really worth it! Take the time to visit the castle, because the last 12 km of your bike ride to the hotel in Treis-Karden are easy to get around.

6. day Treis Karden - Koblenz 42 km

In the morning, you can take an excursion (4 km) to the medieval Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. Wonderful, romantically situated and embedded in an original nature, it acts like a fairytale castle, inviting and majestic at the same time. Take part in an informal castle tour, discover the treasure chamber and enjoy the magnificent view. Afterwards you cycle back to the Moselle cycle path. Which once again proudly presents typical Moselle wine regions such as Kobern-Gondorf and Winningen. In Koblenz at the "Deutsches Eck" the Moselle flows into the Rhine. You spend the last evening of your bike trip at the Mosel and the Rhine.

7. day Koblenz Departure

After breakfast your cycle holiday ends in Koblenz. We recommend our back transfer to Trier (departure 9 am, duration about 2 hours - please book in advance).

Special exhibition “The Fall of the Roman Empire" 25.06. - 27.11.2022

The Roman empire existed for several centuries. At its peak, it comprised a vast territory, including most parts of today’s Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This large empire could only be upheld by intelligent leadership, careful management and an innovative infrastructure. But what led to its demise? Were there any signs? How does an empire cease to exist? How do flourishing metropolises end up deserted? And what is the legacy of the fallen empire?

Take the opportunity to plan an extra night in Trier. You will receive the admission ticket on spot, in many of our partner hotels (please contact us directly at the time of booking).

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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.

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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
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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.

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prices 2022

Prices are per person.

Season 1

14.04. – 30.04.2022

01.10. – 16.10.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 539,00 €
Single room 685,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 592,00 €
Single room 782,00 €
 

Season 2

01.05. – 12.08.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 564,00 €
Single room 710,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 627,00 €
Single room 817,00 €
 

Season 3

13.08. – 30.09.2022

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 604,00 €
Single room 750,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 676,00 €
Single room 866,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
70,00 €
 
electric bike
180,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Trier Cat. B
Double room 55,00 €
Single room 78,00 €
 
Koblenz Cat. B
Double room 51,00 €
Single room 81,00 €
 
Trier Cat. A
Double room 66,00 €
Single room 91,00 €
 
Koblenz Cat. A
Double room 63,00 €
Single room 84,00 €
 

bookable additional services

transfer back to Trier (departure daily at 9:00am)
65,00 €
transfer back own bike additionally
19,00 €
wine tasting Trittenheim (minimum 2 person daily at 5:00pm)
19,00 €
Guided walking tour Trier (daily 1:00pm)
12,00 €
Travel services

Hotels category B: in Trier 5km outside city centre, otherwise centrally located
Hotels category A: centrally located 

All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about your Moselle Classic Tour

Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

From Koblenz Trier is easily accessible by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Trier. Current schedule information and price information can be found at

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Trier always provide parking possibilities for the entire duration of your bike trip. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

The quality of the bike tail is very good. There are practical no unpaved or poorly developed path. The route runs almost exclusively on paved roads and is very well signposted. The volume of traffic varies, but between Trier and Cochem there is almost always a seperate bike trail on the right or left shore side, off the main road. Only during your last day you have to cycle a section on a wide bicycle lane next to the main road. Detailed information about which shore side is best to cycle on, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a Velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between ladies´ and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Available rental bikes

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9am there is the possibility to transfer back to Trier with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 11am. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has enough space for you, your luggage and (when required) your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Train and bus in the Moselle Valley

In the Moselle Valley runs not always a train. After Trier the train is leaving the Moselle Valley and the nearest station is not before Bullay. After only a few kilometres, the railway disappears in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Tunnel and only reappears in Cochem. From Cochem the train runs completely in the Moselle Valley to Koblenz.

In the period from 1.5. - 31.10. a bus operates daily between Trier and Bullay with a max. capacity of 22 bicycles.

Bus schedule information

Train schedule information

Boat trips on the river Moselle

From April to October there are many passenger ships on the Moselle. Boat docks are available in almost all places on both directions. Often tours are offered. Information about the exact departure times you find at the bulletin boards of the shipping companies.

A regular ferry traffic exists between Trier and Treis-Karden.

Boat schedule information Moselle

Additional nights during the cycling trip

We will be happy to book additional nights during your cycling trip. The booking of additional nights is possible in every regular accommodation place. 

The addtional night rates are as follows: 

Hotel category A
EUR 66, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 91, - per person / per night in a single room

Hotel category B
EUR 55, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 78, - per person / per night in a single room

Costs which are not included in the travel price

A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

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. Approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival, you will receive from us, together with the travel documents, the current information at that time regarding rules and regulations concerning Corona on your trip.

Information on current decisions of the German Federal Government can be found here:
https://www.bundesregierung.de/corona-these-rules-and-restrictions-apply

Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus

You can also find more information on our website at:
Corona virus and holiday planning

Travel insurance

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.

tour highlights

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier

Marvel at archaeological finds at world level! The Rheinische Landesmuseum Trier is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany.

Contact: Weimarer Allee 1, 54290 Trier, Phone 0651 / 97740

Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier

Porta Nigra Trier

For the newly arrived guest, the Porta Nigra is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).

Porta Nigra

Kaiserthermen Trier

Going to the baths was an important part of Roman life: Over 1600 years ago, the Romans built one of the grandest and most impressive baths in the world: the Imperial Baths. Today you can visit this gigantic bathing facility: go back in time to the Roman era, descend into the subterranean labyrinth and get a feel for history!

Kaiserthermen

Amphitheater Trier

Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment.

Amphitheater

Guided city walking tour Trier

Welcome to the oldest city in Germany! This romantic and historic city with its imposing buildings from the Roman era has a lot to offer! Marvel Trier with a worthwhile tour. 

Tourist Information Trier

Shipping on the Moselle

The Moselle travels a total of 520 kilometers from its source at the Col de Bussang in the Vosges to its mouth at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz - the airline between the source and the mouth is only 278 kilometers - overcoming a gradient of 676 meters. As a true European river, it flows through France for a distance of 278 kilometers, then forms a natural border between Luxembourg and Germany over 36 kilometers to flow into the Rhine after 206 kilometers in Rhineland-Palatinate. The Mosel can be navigated from Thionville in Lorraine to 392 kilometers, but 15 barrages with locks are necessary to compensate for the difference in altitude. The "White Fleet" in the Moselle region offers very special experiences: behind each bend, there is a new view of steep vineyards, romantic villages and historic sights. From the tour over extensive day trips to the romantic evening ride with music ranges the range of steamers and excursion boats.

Shipping on the Moselle

Villa Rustika Mehring

Take a break in Mehring, at the Roman villa. Villa rustika is a country house or estate in the Roman Empire. With its corner towers and the colonnaded hall, the villa reflects the Roman residential culture of the 3rd century. The villa is open all year and freely accessible.

Roman villa Mehring

Wine trail Trittenheim

Take an interesting and informative walk (1 km) over the Trittenheim wine trail. Placed signs inform about the cultivated grape varieties. The walk leads from the center of Laurentiusstrasse through the vineyards to the newly restored Laurentius Chapel with a beautiful view. The wine trail then leads back to the village of Trittenheim. On the way you will find the most important information about cultivated vines, the climate and the wine. Around Trittenheim, about 300 hectares are mainly planted with the noble white wine grape Riesling. Duration approx. 30 minutes.

Trittenheimer Weinlehrpfad

Enkirch

When you enter, the 16th century half-timbered house, you will feel a different time and a different world. The small Enkirch Heimatmuseum with its many finds and exhibits not only provides a great impression of the historical past of the old Weindorf ANCHIRIACUM-ANKARACHA-ENKRICHA, as it was formerly called, but also about the daily life and work of the inhabitants of the old Moseldorf in the past.

Enkirch

Bernkastel-Kues

Immerse yourself in the thrilling atmosphere of an old town that is full of history and culture. Savour the celebrated Moselle wines in a tasting session or on a tour through the famous steeply terraced vineyards of the Middle Moselle. Bernkastel-Kues is absolutely perfect for hiking or cycling, while no Moselle experience is complete without taking a boat trip on the river!

Bernkastel Kues

Wine museum Bernkastel-Kues

The mild microclimate and the heat-storing shale soils are an ideal terrain for the Rieslingtraube, which is developed here in a wealth of individual nuances. The Mosel Wine Museum contains the tools of the winemakers from two centuries. The work of the winemakers will be presented during the year as well as the whole environment of the wine culture. On the upper floor there is a festival hall for wine-growing events, decorated by a collection of glasses and bottles of several centuries.

Wine museum Bernkastel Kues

Boat trip on the river Moselle

The Moselle travels a total of 520 kilometers from its source at the Col de Bussang in the Vosges to its mouth at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz - the air-line between the source and the mouth is only 278 kilometers - overcoming a gradient of 676 meters. As a true European river, it flows through France for the first time on a route of 278 kilometers, forming a natural border between Luxembourg and Germany over 36 kilometers in order to flow into the Rhine after 206 kilometers in Rhineland-Palatinate. The Moselle is navigable from Thionville in Lorraine to 392 kilometers, however, 15 dams with locks are necessary to compensate for the difference in altitude. The "White Fleet" in the Moselle region offers very special experiences: behind every bend, there is a new view of steep vineyards, romantic villages and historic sights. From the tour over extensive day trips to the romantic evening ride with music ranges the range of steamers and excursion boats.

boat schedule infomation Moselle

Calmont Region

The small and well-known wine village Bremm lies on one of the most beautiful Moselle loops in the heart of the Calmont region. The landscape has a unique character due to the steep slopes with a good 65 degree slope and a height of almost 400m. Der Bremmer Calmont is the steepest vineyard in Europe. Besides the picturesque and award-winning Moselle villages Neef and Ediger Eller counts to the Calmont region. Stroll through the streets with numerous historical monuments and half-timbered houses, enjoy excellent wines and excellent gastronomy.

Neef

Bremm

Ediger Eller

Beilstein

Narrow streets and corners as well as the castle ruin Metternich make the winegrower place one of the most beautiful and romantic places along the Moselle. Visit the picturesque center and the castle Metternich above the charming village. It's really worth it!

Beilstein

Burg Metternich

Reichsburg Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering hill seems to continue in the building which is topped by the slate roof of the massive keep. As for its structure, Cochem Castle belongs to the category of castles protected by height that had to be protected all around. Romanesque fragments found in the well indicate a reinforcement of the castle around 1056.

Reichsburg Cochem

Burg Eltz

You are cordially invited to Eltz Castle and Eltz Forest - welcome! We have been here for more than 850 years and are doing everything within our means to preserve our ancestral home. Experience the Middle Ages and nature in its purest form! We are proud of our fairy tale in stone and take pleasure in sharing it with you!

Burg Eltz

Boat trip on the river Rhine

In 2002 UNESCO included the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the World Heritage List. From the old Roman town of Koblenz to the legendary Loreley, the arch of the castles and palaces stretches in the steep slopes of the Rhine wines. The Rhine, the river of fate of the Germans, has promoted goods, influences and artistic ideas alongside people of all peoples and nations. In particular, the sacred buildings along the river testify to this. 

boat schedule infomation Rhine

Deutsches Eck Koblenz

The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”). Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsches Eck

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein Koblenz

At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, was constructed in its present form between 1817 and 1828. Its origin dates back to the year 1000. Today the fortress is home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz with its diverse exhibitions (e.g. the technical history and archaeology of the country, fortress history with over 20 exciting stations, multimedia presentations and much more), and is also home to the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel.

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Special exhibition “The Fall of the Roman Empire" 25.06. - 27.11.2022

The Roman empire existed for several centuries. At its peak, it comprised a vast territory, including most parts of today’s Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This large empire could only be upheld by intelligent leadership, careful management and an innovative infrastructure. But what led to its demise? Were there any signs? How does an empire cease to exist? How do flourishing metropolises end up deserted? And what is the legacy of the fallen empire?

Take the opportunity to plan an extra night in Trier. You will receive the admission ticket on spot, in many of our partner hotels (please contact us directly at the time of booking).

The Fall of the Roman Empire

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