You should plan enough time to visit the historical centre of the town. During a guided city tour you will see a selection of the classics. With the Porta Nigra, the Cathedral and Church of Our Lady, and the Basilica, you will pass no less than four buildings that are part of our UNESCO World Heritage. (It is possible to arrive by train/ parking facilities at the hotel/ rental bike at the hotel).
On the Moselle cycle path you leave Germany's oldest city and roll comfortably past the old ferry tower from Schweich to Mehring. Marvel at the ruins of Villa Rustica, a country house or estate from the Roman Empire. Look forward to the small wine town of Mehring with lovingly designed narrow streets in the center, the so-called Moselgassen, which invite you to take a walk. Vine-covered gates open the wineries and give an insight into Moselle hospitality. Take a look, the winemakers are happy to have a chat and have a glass of wine with you.
The next stage on your bike trip is Trittenheim. Here, you will have the chance to follow a nature trail on the steps of a winegrower, informing you about local grape varieties and the special approach to wine-growing practiced here. After an interesting break you ride to your hotel in Piesport.
Look forward to a leisurely rest and enjoy Bernkastel-Kues. Stroll across the beautiful market square, past proud half-timbered houses and amazing fountains, visit the birth house of Nikolaus von Kues and discover the wine museum. Here you will find information about wine growing on steep slopes, about the different grape varieties, about all the work in the vineyard and in the cellar, about wine storage and of course about wine culture. After this worthwhile break, continue on the bike path along the banks of the Moselle to Zeltingen.
The vineyards of the „Kröver Nacktarsch“ guide your way to Traben-Trarbach. Complete today’s experience with a boat trip on the Moselle. After a break in Enkirch, often designated the treasure chest of the Moselle region’s half-timbered architecture, you will reach Zell with the ZELLER SCHWARZE KATZ and then finally arrive in Bullay.
Look forward to the small but wildly romantic town of Beilstein with only 160 inhabitants. For many Moselle guests it is the most beautiful and romantic place on the Moselle, which is also expressed by its nickname "Rothenburg an der Mosel". Stroll through the old town streets and marvel at the picturesque market square from 1322 with the former tithe house, visit the former parish church of St. Christophorus and the old prince-count's winery. Then it goes comfortably on the Moselle cycle path to Cochem.
In the morning, a detour (4 km) to the medieval Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles in Germany, beckons. Take part in an informative guided tour of the castle, discover the treasury and enjoy the wonderful view. Then you cycle back to the Moselle cycle path and roll into the historic wine town of Kobern Gondorf. Visit the ancestral castle of the Princes von der Leyen with the interesting wine museum, the medieval market square with Tatzelwurmbrunnen and the oldest half-timbered house in Germany.
The last kilometres take you back through the Moselle valley to the „Deutsches Eck“ in Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine. Enjoy the magnificent view over the wide valley of the Rhine.
After breakfast, your bike trip along the Moselle comes to an end. We wish you a pleasant journey back home.
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
Worth knowing about your Moselle-Bike-Trip
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 Koblenz. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
Our partner hotels in Koblenz always provide parking possibilities. Sometimes even free, for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, no pre-reservation is necessary. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed 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.
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. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
Daily at 9:00am there is the possibility to transfer back to Trier with a small bus (with bike trailer). (Arrival at 11:00am) The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much space for you, your luggage and where 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 there 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.
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.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
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
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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