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Moselle: Metz – Koblenz

In the Footsteps of the Romans

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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Begin this beautiful bike tour in northern France in the historic city of Metz, whose ancient fortifications at the Moselle River invite to go for a walk. You follow the course of the river to the border triangle France, Luxembourg and Germany. Look forward to an excellent bike path! You cycle through many small wine villages till you reach the Roman city of Trier. Discover famous places like Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem, before admiring the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine at the "Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz.

Highlights

Kathedrale Saint-Étienne 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.

Kathedrale Saint-Étienne Metz

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.

Hôtel de Gargan

Das Deutsche Tor (franz. Porte des Allemands) in Metz
The German Gate (French: Porte des Allemands) is named after the neighboring hospital of the Teutonic Order and was built as a city gate around 1230 as a passage guarded by two slender round towers.

Das Deutsche Tor

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
Marvel at world-class archaeological finds! The Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany.

Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier

Kaiserthermen Trier
The Imperial Baths in Trier are the remains of a large-scale Roman bath complex, which can still be visited today as impressive ruins.

Kaiserthermen

Amphitheater Trier
The amphitheater in Trier is a Roman-era amphitheater that, when completed around 100 AD, could seat 18,000 visitors. In summer, guided tours of the amphitheater are offered, during which an actor takes on the role of the gladiator Valerius and tells of his career as a gladiator.

Amphitheater

Festung Ehrenbreitstein Koblenz
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is a fortification that has existed since the 16th century, originally a Electorate fortification, later a Prussian fortification, opposite the mouth of the Moselle River near Kobl

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Moselle: Metz – Koblenz

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Individual arrival by car or public transport to Metz. Arrive in time, because the capital of the Lorraine region is worth a visit and has something to offer! From the Roman era to the present, the city has unique monuments and is famous as a bishop's seat, university town and center of contemporary art. In addition to numerous sights in the old town, several extensive parks invite you to rest and relax, as well as the old restored fortifications of the city are worth a visit. Visit the Musée de la Cour d' Or, a building named after the legendary palace of Merovingian Kings, which once stood there. In the center you will find a variety of good and individual restaurants, with different culinary offers. (Rental bike is provided at the hotel)

Almost the entire day you spend in France. On the way, spoil yourself with the famous French cuisine and enjoy a good 'cafe au lait'. If you want to reduce your kilometres please take the train from Metz to Thionville (direct connection, complimentary bicycles). From Thionville, you enjoy reliable and good signage and you will cycle very close to the water till the Franco-German border. Just over the border on German soil you have reached Perl and you can ferry to Schengen (other side of the Moselle/Luxembourg), known by the European agreement, which makes the free movement of regulated commodities or passengers possible or a nice bike ride to the Roman Villa Borg (5 km east of Perl). You'll marvel at the excavations, the reconstruction of the manor house and villas bath, the new system of ancient Roman gardens and enjoy a refreshment in the Roman tavern.

Today you will accompany the vast vineyards right and left of the Moselle for the first time. Take a trip to Remich, where you can feel the Mediterranean flair in many cafes and bistros along the 3 km long Moselle promenade. Give some extra attention to the place called by the Romans Remacum, and marvel at the old streets and the decanal Church from 1817. Take a trip to the Moselle terraces before you continue your way on the right bank of the Moselle. You cycle till Konz where you cross the mouth of the Saar and Mosel. From there it is not far to Trier and therefore you have time for a leisurely walking tour with a visit to the Porta Nigra, the amphitheater, the Imperial Baths or the magnificent cathedral.

Today, Roman past and contemporary viniculture will meet. The Moselle bike trail leads you to Mehring, where the Villa Rustica waits for your visit. ‘Villa Rustica’ is the designation for a manor in the Roman Empire. Today, the reconstructed walls and foundations can be visited again. You will cycle to Trittenheim, where a nature trail informs about the man-year of the vine-grower, the local variety of grape and the process of vine-growing. Just before reaching today’s destination, you will pass Neumagen-Dhron, Germany’s oldest wine-growing place! You should stop here to taste some of that wine!

The two famous Moselle towns Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach and the well-known wine growing resort "Kröver Nacktarsch" are today’s highlight! Marvel at the colorful and manifold half-timbered constructions seaming the market place of Bernkastel-Kues. In Traben-Trarbach, you should take a boat trip.

You will discover Enkirch today, a jewel of the Moselle region’s traditional half-timbered architecture. Later on, you will reach Zell, the wine-growing resort with the ‚Zeller Schwarzen Katz’ (‚The Black cat of Zell’). Take a relaxing break in the small town of Beilstein, proud of its surname „Rothenburg an der Mosel“. Then, you will reach Cochem with its picturesque centre and the ancient realm dating from the 11th century.

Before the Moselle bike trail takes you to the neat wine-growing villages like Koben Gondorf or Winningen, which is one of the most beautiful villages in Germany and to the Deutsche Eck, you will have the chance to visit the medieval castle of Burg Eltz. The Burg Eltz is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. In Koblenz at the "Deutsches Eck" the Moselle flows into the Rhine. Enjoy the wide view over the magnificent valley of the Rhine and be looking forward to a wonderful evening in Koblenz.

Your bike trip ends in Koblenz today. Anyone who wishes to travel back to Metz should book our shuttle transfer (only on Saturday). It will transport any luggage and the bikes as well. Departure will be at 9a.m., arrival in Metz  around 1.00p.m. If you wish to cycle even longer along the Rhine, you can prolong your trip to Cologne or Mainz.

Map

Moselle Cycle Map Metz to Koblenz

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree services
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

Things to know about this trip

Below you will find specific information about the Rhine Winery tour. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Arrival by train

Rüdesheim is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel in Metz

Our contracted hotels in Metz are very centrally located in the city center and at the main train station and have hardly any private parking spaces. You can park your car for the entire duration of your trip in a nearby public parking garage. The cost per parking space per night is approx. 10 euros (as of 2023). It is not possible to reserve a parking space in advance, but it is also not necessary. You will receive detailed information on parking facilities at the hotel you have booked with your detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Condition of cycle paths

On this altogether hilly tour you cycle on the one hand on the Rhine cycle path and the Nahe cycle path, otherwise often in the middle of the vineyards partly on separate cycle paths, partly also on the typical small asphalt roads and farm roads, which are only for the Winzerfahrzeuge (and cyclists) released are. In the vineyards are two short bumpy sliding distances as well as individual non-asphalted passages. It is not always the comfort of a flat, paved bike path given, but then you are really in the middle of the vine on the way, usually paired with beautiful views!

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velocipede-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and bring pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s 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. On our Velociped tours we use high-quality e-bikes of the Velo de Ville brand. They are technically mature and very robust. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Velociped rental bikes

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.
The ferry boat from Ruedesheim to Bingen (2 x) is not included in the tour price, the costs are approx. 5 € per person and boat trip.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast 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.

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.

For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Available rental bikes

7 speed bike
27 speed bike
Velociped E-Bike
7 speed bike

We would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and is perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27 speed bike

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Velociped E-Bike

 

E-bikes combine a lot of advantages. The electric drive ensures a completely relaxed cycling, even during long tours or on hilly routes. Other features, such as a suspension seat post and front fork plus well-tuned gears, ensure additional riding comfort.

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Silja Pohland

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