Moselle: Romantic- and charming-hotels
Enjoy the Moselle Cycle Path and stay overnight in our specially selected charming hotels. Elegant comfort, quiet and romantic atmosphere and still close to the center of Trier, you will stay at the Hotel Villa Hügel in Trier or just an 8-minute walk from the cathedral in the 4-star superior Hotel Park Plaza. Enjoy on the day of arrival the beautiful sauna area and the swimming pool to rest, relax and unwind. In Piesport or Wintrich you can look forward to a family-run wine-growing hotel with tastefully furnished rooms, an in-house wine bar and a wonderful terrace with a Mediterranean flair in Schanz Hotel Piesport or Weingutshotel St. Michael in Wintrich. In Traben-Trarbach, the historic Romantik Jugendstilhotel Bellevue awaits you with a spacious beauty and wellness area or the new Moselschlösschen in a picturesque south-facing location directly on the most beautiful promenade of the Moselle. In addition to the imposing half-timbered house, the historic property offers the villa, the little houses on the Schlösschengasse, a beautiful courtyard with a natural stone terrace, an orangery and an on-site park. Located in Cochem you sleep in the family-run 4-star Superior Hotel Kessler-Meyer or Schlosshotel Petry in Treis-Karden. For a good night's sleep in Koblenz, you stay at the modern Hotel Kleiner Riese directly on the Rhine promenade or at the Diehls 4-star hotel with a view of the Rhine.
1. day Trier Arrival
You can look forward to Trier and plan enough time for a visit, because in hardly any other city, UNESCO has placed so many monuments on the list of World Cultural Heritage as in Trier! You stay in the elegant Hotel Villa Hügel or just 500 meters from the cathedral, in the 4-star superior Hotel Park Plaza.
2. day Trier - Piesport/ Wintrich 48 km/ 55 km
Today you ride comfortably on the Mosel cycle path to the old ferry tower in Schweich. Marvel at this massive 3-storey quarry stone construction, which is shaped in pentagonal form. Nowadays there is a restaurant in the tower, formerly the protruding corner served moselle upwards as an icebreaker. Just a few kilometers further in Mehring you can visit Villa Rustica. Marvel at the freely accessible area and the historic remains of a Roman estate, before you follow the Mosel cycle path to Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine town in Germany. Look forward to a family-run winegrower hotel in Piesport (Schanz Hotel) or Wintrich (Weingutshotel St. Michael) with tastefully furnished rooms, an in-house wine tavern and a wonderful terrace with Mediterranean flair.
3. day Piesport/ Wintrich - Traben-Trarbach 39 km/ 32 km
With Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach, today's day has two wonderful Moselle towns ready for you. Enjoy a tranquil boat trip in Bernkastel-Kues, stroll through the pretty half-timbered town or visit the remarkable wine museum. Passing the Zeltinger sundial, the largest sundial in a German vineyard, you cycle on the Moselle Cycle Path to Traben-Trarbach. Marvel at Traben-Trarbach at the bridge gate, the landmark of the old city. Built as a decorative bridge in 1899, it has housed a café-restaurant since its construction. In the 1960s, a conversion also added a gallery with temporary exhibitions.
4. day Traben-Trarbach - Cochem/Treis-Karden 55 km/ 66 km
Small and large pearls are waiting for you today. Immediately after 5 km, take a rewarding break in the small village of Enkirch. Marvel at the interesting Mosellan half-timbered architecture and stroll along the 3 km long "Gässchen Rundweg" to get to know Enkirch's hidden corners. Hardly in the bicycle saddle you reach Reil which is located on the other bank of the Moselle. A small village with narrow streets, stylish old half-timbered houses and quaint cellars, testify to a colorful past and 1000 years of wine culture. But also the half-timbered idyll of Pünderich (6 km before Zell) and the village Beilstein (10 km before Cochem) are waiting for your visit. Go on an entertaining sightseeing tour in Cochem with a lendable GPS-supported city guide and be sure to visit the remarkable Reichsburg Cochem before you end your day in peace.
5. day Cochem/ Treis-Karden - Koblenz 48 km/ 38km
Who does not shy away from the effort, today can make a worthwhile detour to the castle Eltz. The castle Eltz is a hilltop castle from the 12th century and is one of the most famous castles in Germany. Through the historic wine-growing towns of Kobern-Gondorf and Winningen, you cycle flatly to the mouth of the Moselle to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. Take a cable car ride across the Rhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and enjoy a spectacular view of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley from the panoramic cabin.
6. day Koblenz Departure
Much too fast passed the beautiful time. If you like, book a return transfer to Trier or another night on the Rhine or Moselle.
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.
10.04. – 30.04.2020
01.10. – 20.10.2020
01.05. – 14.08.2020
15.08. – 30.09.2020
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
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about your Moselle 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
Parking facilities at the hotel
Our partner hotels in Trier always provide parking possibilities. Sometimes even free of charge, for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, pre-reservation is not always necessary. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Accommodation for this trip is in our specially selected Charme Hotels. The accommodations almost always correspond to a national 4 **** standard.
Villa Hügel in Trier: In an elegant comfort, quiet, romantic atmosphere, close to the center you will spend the night in one of the 45 rooms. An inviting restaurant, a beautiful sauna area, a year-round sky pool and a Mediterranean indoor pool awaits you.
Weinguthotel St. Michael in Wintrich: Enjoy a family-run wine-growing hotel with tastefully furnished rooms, an in-house wine bar and terrace with a Mediterranean flair.
Jugendstilhotel Bellevue in Traben-Trarbach: This historic hotel on the Moselle offers a spacious beauty and spa area. The main house has 42 comfortable rooms, junior suites and suites, which are individually and tastefully decorated by various interior designers.
Kessler-Meyer in Cochem: Many of the rooms in the family-run 4-star Superior Hotel Kessler-Meyer offer impressive views of the River Moselle. Enjoy numerous wellness, massage, spa and beauty treatments.
Kleiner Riese in Koblenz: You stay in the modern hotel Kleiner Riese directly on the Rhine promenade with view of the Rhine. Each of the 25 rooms is individually and tastefully furnished and invites you to linger.
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 detailed 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 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. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
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 much room 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 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.
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:
EUR 95,- per person / per night in a double room
EUR 153,- per person / per night in a single room
Coasts 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.
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.
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. German guided visits by foot are available every day at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Duration approx. 2 hours. English guided visits by foot are available daily at 1.00 p.m. Duration approx. 1hour and 15 minutes.
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).
Rheinisches Landmuseum 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
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!
Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment.
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.
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!
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.
Enjoy the Mosellan cosiness and the sights of Berkatsel-Kues with the Panoramabahn. During the trip (every hour between 11:00am - 5:00pm) 9 sightseeing points are approached. Old Town with Market Square, Cusanus Stift and Michelsturm ... Exploring by train makes the excursion an experience.
Castle ruin Grevenburg Traben-Trabach
Enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Mosel valley, on Traben Trabach. Built around 1350 by Count John III, the castle changed ownership over the years 13 times, was conquered by the French and destroyed. Today, two former casemate arches and a supporting arch have survived from the once magnificent castle. The view over the Moselle valley, into the town and up to the Eifel mountains is impressive and compensates for the ascent.
Buddha Museum Traben-Trabach
In the former winery "Julius Kayer" a collection with about 2,000 Buddhas from several Asian countries was made public in 2009. Learn more about Buddhism and the religion of different cultures. The exhibition is the largest of its kind in Europe.
The small Enkircher Heimatmuseum with its many finds and exhibits not only gives a great impression of the historical past of the old wine village ANCHIRIACUM-ANKARACHA-ENKRICHA, as it was called in the past, but also of the daily life and work of the inhabitants of the old Mosel village in bygone times.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.